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Down Through The Years 4-13-11

Down Through The Years
By Shirley Erickson

100 Years Ago
The campfire and ball given by the Grand Army Post at Convention Hall Thursday night was well attended and was a very successful affair all the way through. Primarily it was given by the old soldiers to raise a fund for memorial day. They have grown tired of going about the town soliciting funds for the purpose. They got the money all right for they had a big crowd.
Petitions will be circulated this week by the Library Board in each of the four wards asking the Board of Education of Osawatomie to donate a site on the High School grounds for the $7,000 library offered to Osawatomie by Andrew Carnegie.
The Board of Education are favorable to the donation but before taking official action they wish to hear the sentiment of the citizens.
The Volunteer Fire Department and several of the self-constituted “first aids” held their annual field event Sunday on the Marais des Cygnes, east of here, near the Ruby riffle.
Miss Nellie Parker, daughter of Mr. George Parker of that city, and Mr. Alex Stremmel of that city and formerly of Osawatomie, were united in marriage Wednesday evening at the home of the bride’s father, Rev. Fox of the Christian Church performed the ceremony.

75 Years Ago
Highway 169 between Paola and Osawatomie was closed yesterday and work was started on the overpasses over the Frisco and M.K.&T. tracks. Eighty-nine men will be put to work on the M.K.&T. crossing and seventy-three on the Frisco.
The business of the Sunshine Hatchery has been growing since Lee Harclerode came here as manager three years ago and they are now running their incubators at full capacity. They keep 50,000 eggs under incubation at all times and will continue to do so for the next two months.
Unless there is a long delay because of weather conditions, the stadium will be entirely completed by the time softball season starts. The date for the opening of the season has not been announced but last year it started May 3.
The field of the park has been leveled and seeded and three of the seat sections have been poured with the forms ready for the pouring of the fourth. Freezing weather at night delayed concrete work considerable.

Some work on the other parts of the project has been completed and all of the drives will be finished and rocked within a short time. The lagoon is completed and will be filled with the first large rain. Willows will be planted around the lagoon and it will be filled with fish. Parking space will be arranged near Parker avenue. Fourteen men are working on the park project.

50 Years Ago
Four Osawatomie High School students have been selected to attend Boys State and Girls State this coming summer. They are: Joan Banister, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Banister, 400 Parker; Russell Mills, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Russell Mills, Hospital Hill; Larry Plaisted, son of Roy Plaisted, 105 North Ninth St.; and Cheryl Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Smith, Rte. 1, Osawatomie.
Mrs. Dora Brown was hostess to the March 27 meeting of the Better Homes and Gardens club. Twenty members answered roll call by naming their favorite spring flower.
Mrs. Rose Widau, president, opened the business session with the flag salute and club collect. Plans for the flower show were discussed. The show will be held in the American Legion hall on May 17.
Following the business meeting, a white elephant sale was held. Refreshments were served by the hostess to the 20 members and one guest, Mrs. Anna Cassida.

25 Years Ago

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marine Private Roger N. Lee has completed an infantry combat training course at Camp Pendelton. He joined the Marine Corps in August 1985 and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Horton, Drexel, Mo.
Robert Baffrey, 404 14th St., is the new councilman in Ward II. Baffrey defeated Richard Roberts Jr., 800 Brown Ave., to claim the seat. The vote was 120 to 34.
A breakfast was held by 24 members and one guest, the Rev. Ted Hunter, of the Philathea Class of the First United Methodist Church, Tuesday morning.
The devotions were given by Wilma Weippert. “Most Glorious Morning” was the tile of her devotions.
Quiz games were led by Grace Henness.
The hostesses were Ann Bruntz, Jeanettie Borden and Mrs. Henness.
Cheerleaders were selected Monday at Osawatomie High School for the 1986-87 school year. Eight of the cheerleaders picked will cheer at varsity football and basketball games. Four others were named as wrestling cheerleaders.
Named to the varsity squad were Beth Stout, Kelly Elliott, Jamie Williamson, Courtney Wilson, Chrystel Irwin, Ericka Lindsey, Deanna Vredenberg and Lisa Winegar. Named to the wrestling cheer squad were: Tanya Tate, Jennie Jordan, Melanie Metcalf and Ivy Witt.

15 Years Ago
The children of 1-2-3 Pre-School sang for the residents of Osawatomie Court Apartments Thursday.
Students were Mathew Dickinson, Meghan Flagherty, Jeremy Roberts, Tricia Stecklein, Sean McQuay, Brendyn Troutman, Tess Rickerson, Valerie Reedy, Westin Shay, Samantha Timblin, Morgan Hunsperger and Mathew Hudson. Evelyn Gabbert and Shelly Dickinson are the teachers.
Residents and friends attending were Sylvia Scott, Galeta Spears, Elsie Wilson, Hannah Gilchrist, Florence Heard, Harold Grimes, Ozzie Osborn, Dorothy Osborn, Ruth Golden, Alvina Shaw, Carl Clay, Ester Clay, Darlene Kincaid, Marcella Cartwright, Georgia Stevenson, Effie Mathews, Kathy Pinneo and Paden Worrell.
The United Transportation Union has a new office in Osawatomie. It began operating at 533 Walnut Ave. last week. It had been headquartered at 551 Main St. The new office is in a house owned by Osawatomie Community Senior Center.
Donald Lindsey Jr. is in charge of the office. He was re-elected in January to another four-year term as director of the Kansas State Legislative Board.

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