Down Through The Years
By Shirley Erickson
100 Years Ago
Walter Adair and mother were callers in the Cowden home Friday evening.
On account of business falling off it became necessary to reduce the crews in preferred service between Kansas City and Council Grove.
An order was issued the latter part of last week for the strengthening of every railway bridge between Leeds, Mo. and Hoisington. The reason for this is that the new engines that are to come about the 15th of August are much heavier than anything on the road at present.
Hon. Eugene W. Chafin of Chicago, lectured at theschool house Sunday afternoon on temperance. His talk was interesting and instructive. We were indeed pleased to have such an eminent speaker as Mr. Chafin address us. Rev. A. T. Aller of Osawatomie, accompanied him.
Miss Irene Dart of Kansas City, is expected next week for a visit with friends and to attend the county commencement.
Frank Goetz and family spent Sunday at W. D. Hiles.
W. P. Fields and wife and daughter, Cynthia, were in Paola Friday.
Elmer Johnston expects to move his family to Ottawa, where he has secured employment.
75 Years Ago
The Graphic-News Midgets dropped a 13 to 7 softball game Friday evening to the Paola boys at Paola. Paola scored all their runs but one in the second and third innings. The Midgets after trailing all the way staged a rally in the seventh which fell short but was featured by the pinch hitting of Dick Cox, Jr., who singled thru second, stole second and third and was safe at home when he slide in under the catcher.
George York, newly elected Rotary president, made his appointment of committees for the coming year at the regular meeting Tuesday. W. W. Eddy is vice president; Nelson Reppert, secretary; and W. H. Briggs, treasurer.
Frank Chapman, Nelson Reppert, W. W. Eddy, W. H. Briggs, D. A. Morgan, E. J. Nichols and G. A. York are the new board of directors.
Aims and Objects: B. F. Winchel, W. L. Speer, Eldon M. Brown, G. R. Lofv, T. L. Youmans, D. A. Morgan, S. M. Steele.
50 Years Ago
Hugh C. Whiteford has been elected to the board of directors of the Linn County Bank at La Cygne.
R. P. (Pete) Reynolds, 712 Pacific, service officer for the local V.F.W. post for many years, has been awarded a certificate in recognition of his service to veterans and their dependents.
Officers who will serve the Osawatomie Rotary Club for the next year took over Monday night. The meeting was held at the Airport Café.
The new officers:
President, Lyle McVay; vice president, the Rev. A. Otis Beach; secretary, John Shaw; treasurer, Wayne Benner; and directors, W. R. Craig, Ab Day, Robert Hawkins, and William Lewis.
Airman First Class, Douglas L. Hollis, 331 Mill St., Osawatomie, will join more than 200 of his fellow Air Force Reservists of the 442d Troop Carrier Wing for a 15-day tour of active duty July 22. The annual tour of the 442d will be held at the home base, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Mo. Hollis is a member of the 442d Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
25 Years Ago
MERA Class of the First Baptist Church met Tuesday night on the patio at the home of Wilma Lewis for a 6 p.m. cook-out.
President Helen Rhodes conducted the business meeting. Adeline White, co-hostess, gave devotions, reading from a book by Norman Vincent Peale.
Roll call was answered with “My Favorite Pastor” by 16 members and two guests, Carolee Goetz and Frances Watkins. Mrs. Rhodes announced that Bible school will start July 14 and last 10 days. The class will be taking a three-day trip to Eureka Springs in August. Mrs. Lewis, trip co-ordinator, gave final details of trip plans.
The next class meeting will be at the home of Joyce Lang, rural Lane, with Thelma White as co-hostess.
The meeting closed with a prayer by Jo Dickey.
Shirley Jordan entertained Friday at her home in Osawatomie with a cookout and fireworks display. The birthdays of Mrs. Jordan and Mary Kolosik were celebrated.
Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Crozier, Shelly, Nichole and Kirby, Olathe; Jay Ellis, Paola, Jim Flake, Atlanta, Ga.; Dee Esquaville, Pasadena, Calif.; and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Crozier, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Walker, Jared and Brandon, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kolosik, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Govea, Danny and Gracie, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elliott and Pat Howard, all of Osawatomie.
15 Years Ago
Omicron Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Monday in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Osawatomie.
President Tricia Culbertson conducted the meeting where plans for the Trojan tailgate cook out at the first Osawatomie High School football home game were made. A report was heard on the success of the Royals concession stand fund-raiser and plans were made for a similar fund-raiser.
It was decided to the Osawatomie PRIDE Committee take over the Christmas Homes Tour.
Members voted to change the meeting time to the second Monday of each month rather than the first. Diana Zaman won the traveling basket which was brought by Jolene Coffelt. Lina Needham won the door prize provided by Tonya Booe.
ALAMOGORDO, N. M. – Janet L. Buckman, a native of Osawatomie, Kan., has been promoted to assistant chief financial officer of the Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital. She will be directly responsible for financial operations of the 91-bed hospital.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – David A. Evans, a 1990 graduate of Osawatomie, Kan. High, has been commissioned a second lieutenant through the Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Program. Earlier he had earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas.
He is the son of Ruth A. and Richard M. Evans, 31170 West 327th St., rural Paola, Kan.
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