Down Through The Years 3-23-11

Down Through The Years

By Shirley Erickson


100 Years Ago

The city council met in regular session in the council chamber Monday evening with a quorum present, Mayor Madison president. John Malone was present and gave voice to his grievance against the editor of the Graphic and the city clerk.

Mrs. J. O. Van Vorrhis entertained the members of the Duplicate Whist Club and several guests Tuesday afternoon at her home on West Brown avenue. Mrs Cooper and Mrs. Allred were the recipients of the honors. Light refreshments were served. The members present were Mesdames Fred Rice, Wm. Hill, R. F. Duckworth, M. V. Dunlap, C. E. Murphy, R. W. Allred and Miss Mary Smith. The guests were Mrs. F. L. Guthrie,and Mrs. C. F. Cooper, of Paola, Miss Bennie Lou Murray of Warrensburg, Mo. and Mrs. J. S. Johnson and Mrs. R M. Wilson.

Conductor E. C. Bowles and wife are traveling in Mexico. They arrived in the city of Mexico on the 20th and have been busy ever since seeing the sights. In a communication addressed to us he says that President Diaz is very much alive for a man of his age. They are having a fine trip.


75 Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ricci and Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Carmichael entertained at the Carmichael apartments Tuesday with a seven o’clock spaghetti dinner Following dinner the guests played bingo. Those present were Dr. and Mrs. Woods, Dr. and Mrs. Kubitschek, Mr. and Mrs. Lillard Johnson and son Joe, Mrs. J. Johnson, Angelo Ricci, Nadine Truxal, Roy Dusenberry.

Mrs. C. R. Hepler entertained informally at cards Tuesday afternoon honoring Mrs. E. L. Aten.

Miss Dorothy Nelson spent the week end in Harveyville and Topeka visiting friends.

Miss Myrtle Olson was off duty several days on account of illness.

Mrs. Geneva Owston entertained with a party Wednesday in honor of her son Richard’s fourth birthday. The little guests played games during the afternoon. Richard received many nice presents. Those present were: Basil Coffelt, Beverly Jo Barnett, Billy Eddy, Lois and Margaret Burton, Joyce Carmichael, Mary Ann Lucand and Wayne Wagers.

Miss Arleene Galbraith was hostess to her bridge club Monday evening at her home. The club prizes were won by Mrs. Mordy Flint, Miss Dorothy Schowengerdt and Miss Nadine Weber. Mrs. Robert Dunlap and Mrs. Mordy Glint were guests.


50 Years Ago

President Judy Conklin conducted the Wednesday meeting of the Kayettes. After a discussion on the annual father-daughter banquet, Judy Powell took charge of the meeting to present the program.

Leonard Cuddy gave a demonstration and played his drums. He also told of the extra instruments which a drummer is called upon to play. It was a very interesting program.

It was reported the Kayettes collected $95 at their annual car-stop for the March of Dimes.

Wayne E. Hay, Parker, has purchased Elmridge Beth 142-469, a nine-year-old cow and her heifer calf, Relyt’s Betty P283116 from C. P. Tyler and sons, Osawatomie.

Records of the purebred Milking Shorthorns are kept by the American Milking Shorthorn Society at Springfield, Mo.


25 Years Ago

David Bartlett, Route 5, Paola, told of his experiences as a page in the Kansas House of Representatives March 11 when Hanlin-Kelly Post 2258 Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars met Monday night. He served as a page for Rep. Marvin Barkis.

Bartlett, an eighth grade student at Osawatomie Middle School, was sponsored as a page by the auxiliary.

His father, Charles Bartlett, reported on his and Mrs. Bartlett’s trip to Topeka. They went on a special tour for parents.

Ten members were present for the meeting conducted by President Sharon Stewart in the VFW Hall.

Drawing winners were Loree Stewart and Barbara Morris. Proceeds raised will go to the Growing Dollar and the National Home.

The Miami County 4-H Senior Horse Bowl Team participated in the state 4-H Horse Bowl contest March 8 at Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City.

Members of the team are Adam Reeder, Dan Bratton and Stefenie Almendarez, Osawatomie, Jerry Hearn, Paola, and David Dysart, Louisburg. Miss Almendarez is the alternate.

Hearn placed fifth high individual and Dysart earned a blue ribbon on his photograph exhibit.

They were accompanied by Diana Willis, horse bowl coach of Osawatomie, and Beckie Dysart, Louisburg.


15 Years Ago

A friendly voice and cheery smile are gone this week from the Osawatomie Police Department. Ruth Williams, a dispatcher, officially retired Friday. For 13 ½ years, she had been the first contact many citizens had with the police department. Mrs. Williams was honored Friday afternoon at a retirement party in the police station. Police Chief Mike Stiles, right, stood beside her as Mayor Charles Heckart presented a plaque to her. In retirement, Mrs. Williams plans to do some traveling and just do what she wants. (This was a caption for a picture of the presentation.)

Mervin D. Dial, combat systems officer aboard the USS Boone has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander.

A St. Patrick’s Day party was held by members of Harmony Family and Community Education Unit March 15 for 18 students and two teachers of the Headstart Program.

After the children had a lunch of Irish stew and green gelatin, Gert Vess told the history and meaning of St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Dean Spradlin led the children in a potato race.

Jean Cook, Juanita Lindsey, Helen Wingfield and Billie Bryant assisted the children in making shamrock sales for Irish potato boats.

Refreshments of shamrock sugar cookies and green punch were served. The cookies were baked by Rosalie Bowker, Mrs. Lindsey and Freda Miller.

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