Down Through The Years

By Shirley Erickson

100 Years Ago

The Pacific Express Co. went out of existence as a going concern at 12 o’clock Monday night and the Wells Fargo took over its business. The chief change here lies in the fact that Orion Oliver has the contract to deliver all express matter in the city. He will deliver and collect express matter twice a day, at 9 in the morning and at 3 in the afternoon. The Pacific Express Company would not loosen up this much.

While Mrs. H.C. Tuttle was at a neighbors house Saturday morning about 11 o’clock, a party entered the home on east Brown avenue and made a haul of $35 and some gold trinkets. Mrs. Tuttle came home before the trespasser could get away but was so frightened that the local authorities were not notified until after the robber had made his “sneak” and placed some distance between him and the scene of his activities.

Osawatomie, with Bumps gracing the dome, romped in the mud, Sunday with Lane at Fireman’s Park until J. Pluvins turned on the sprinkler at the close of the first half of the fourth inning and forced players and spectators to wade home in the damp. When the game was called, Osawatomie had two scores and Lane none.

75 Years Ago

Dr. Ralph M. Fellows, newly appointed superintendent of the state hospital, moved here Saturday and is now in charge of the institution. His family consists of Mrs. Fellows, Ruth N. Tucker and Florence Fellows, a niece, who will join the family and attend Osawatomie high school.

Dr. Fellows has an A. B. degree from the University of Missouri and an M. D. from New York University and Bellevue Medical College. He interned at Bellevue hospital and U. S. Public Health Service hospital, Ellis Island, New York; spent eight years in general practice of medicine, had one year post graduate work in neuropsychiatry at Boston and Philadelphia followed by a year in the U. S. Marine hospital, Galveston, Texas.

The Reliable Prescription Shop, owned and operated by H. E. Lederer, was opened Saturday in the building at 536 Main street. It is owned and operated by H. E. Lederer, formerly with Meek’s Drug Store.

According to Lederer, he will run practically an exclusive prescription shop, although a few drug sundries will be carried in stock.


50 Years Ago

Osawatomie city schools will go on a full book rental program this fall, Supt. George A. York announced Monday. All textbooks, grades 1 through 12, will be furnished by the school for a nominal rental fee.

First grade students will pay $2, second grade $3, grades 3 through 8 will pay $5, and all senior high students will pay $7. The fees will include all books to be used for the coming year.

Workbooks and other similar items will continue to be sold at Meek’s Drug Store.

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Earl C. Detmering Jr., 34, whose parents live on Rte. 5, Paola, Kan., recently was promoted to sergeant first class.

Detmering, who entered the Army in February 1946, is the supply-section chief in headquarters and Co. A of a division’s maintenance battalion.

25 Years Ago

NEW YOR, — Brian Robinson, an Osawatomie, Kan. native, was drafted by the Wisconsin Flyers of the Continental Basketball League last week. He is a 1985 graduate of Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.

Robinson, a two-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All American, was taken in the second round of the draft. He was bypassed, earlier, by the Topeka Sizzlers, formerly the Kansas City Sizzlers.

The selection of Robinson by Wisconsin is just one of several avenues he is looking at this summer. Robinson spent the weekend at a mini-camp, held by the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. The camp was held in Salt Lake City.

Robinson is also looking into playing professional basketball in Europe this winter. However, he had not received any inquires as of Friday.

O’Swan Extension Homemakers Unit met Friday in Memorial Hall with Maude Bray and Wilma Weippert as hostesses.

”Faithful Daughter-in-Law” was the title of the lesson given by Gwendolyn Harmony. She aso read the KEHC news.

Corinne Church gave the current event.

Arlene Shaw conducted the meeting. Twelve members and one guest, Edith Officer, answered roll call and repeated the flag salute and homemakers’ creed.

Ellen Whitaker won the door prize.

15 Years Ago

A barbecue was held Sunday at the home of Kenny and Sandra Holloman, Osawatomie, for her mother Augusta Buddenhagen. It was her 91st birthday.

Others attending were her granddaughter and family, Kim and Roger Kerr, Klint, Lance, Blane and Mitch, and her grandson, Dennis Stainbrook, Ashley, Tina and Tabitha.

Monday, her grandsons, Dennis and Darin Stainbrook took her to dinner at the Machine Shed in Olathe. Others attending were Ashley, Tina and Tabitha Stainbrook, Christine and Lainey King and Kenny and Sandra Holloman.

The shelterhouse in John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie was the site of the Osawatomie Rebekah Lodge No. 336 watermelon and cataloupe feed Monday.

Eleven members and 11 guests attended. Guests included Mary Ann Walters, Dorothy Short and Bonnie Kirkpatrick of Olathe Rebekah Lodge, and Natasha Gabbert, Kelly Smith, Bill Lynch, Charles Bartlett, Edythe Officer and Carl and Shannon Madl and Candice.

A “welcome back” dinner will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 in R.J. Clary’s in Paola.


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