Down Through The Years August 25, 2010

100 Years Ago

Shively and Shively began to put in the tin work on Youngberg’s new building Wednesday. They have this job and are furnishing the hardware also. It will be a snug job and means a nice bit of money for them.

District Deputy Grand Master Albert Whittaker, of Louisburg, was here Thursday night and inspected Osage Valley Lodge No. 24, A. F. & A. M. It was unnecessary to state that he found everything in firstclass shape.

The Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church held their July meeting at the home of Mrs. A. D. Piper, July 12th. Miss Sadie Mann, of Kansas City gave a very interesting talk on “The Philippines,” that being the foreign topic.

Kingdon Gould passed through here Saturday westward bound on a tour of inspection of the Gould properties. Those of the railway men who met him were surprised and delighted to know that he has a very comprehensive knowledge of the transportation problem and is something more than the gilded son of a golden father.

Art Roscoe has a gang of men at work building the grade for a lap siding this side of the Bull Creek bridge. The company expects to put in a 4,000 ft. lap there and another this side of the Lookout.

Wallace Ward and family came home from Chicago today. They have been away two months and are feeling that after all there is not place like home.

25 Years Ago

The following newly elected officers of S. A. L. were installed Friday evening, August 23, Mr. Harry Clark as installing officer:

Walter Cassida, Captain; Floyd Brunt, First Lieutenant; Douglas Clark, Second Lieutenant; James Imes, Chaplain; Maxson Gott, Adjutant; Charles Kleinhein, Finance Officer; Bobby Matney, Sergeant-at-Arms.

The Rotary Club held a stag picnic in John Brown Memorial Park Tuesday evening. J. O. McClay, chairman of the program and eats committees, provided fifteen of the prize chickens from his farm, and the rest of the menu consisted of sweet potatoes, gravy and watermelon.

Twenty-six Rotarians were present, and five guests. Guests were S. B. Gibson, Dr. A. J. Walker, Herman Polson, Fred Thompson and Louis Speer.

Following the dinner, C. J. Brown gave an interesting discussion on several topics of the day.

Wakeman’s Quality Store will open Saturday in the Dunlap Building with a complete new stock of men’s and boys’ clothing. The store will be owned by W. W. Wakeman, who has successfully operated stores of this type in Baxter Springs, Neodesha and Odessa, Mo. Mr. Wakeman will be assisted in the store by Clayton Hartford.

50 Years Ago

An estimated 16,000 persons, believed to be an all-time high, attended the four-day Osawatomie Free Fair which wound up Saturday night.

Figures on attendance are not kept because no admission charges are made for the fair. But officials said attendance this year probably was the highest ever recorded in the event.

Near-capacity crowds attended the entertainment all four nights. Attendance at the booths and carnival was also heavier than in other years.

About 2000 persons saw the fair kicked off with a parade last Wednesday afternoon. The Stadium was full the next two nights for the amateur talent shows. A shodeo Friday night and team pulling contest Saturday night also attracted full houses.

Joan Banister, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Banister of Osawatomie, presided as queen of the fair. Her attendants were July Wiseman of rural Wellsville and Karen Boehm of rural Osawatomie.

25 Years Ago

Four-four members of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees Unit 142 assembled Saturday in the Osawatomie Community Senior Service Center.

Howard L. Brown, legislative chairman, told of the United Transportation Union Auxiliary Convention held July 22-27 in Columbus, Ohio. Dora Brown served as a delegate.

Brown also told of the Kansas NARVRE legislative meeting he and Unit President J. G. Shelden attended Aug. 5 in Emporia and the Community Service Conference he and Mrs. Brown attended Aug. 8-9 in Lindsborg.

Hostesses for the covered dish dinner were Bessie Devine, Della Law and Martha Lee Lewin. Those recognized for August birthdays were Corine Davis, Mrs. Devine, Dorothy Hartford and Margaret Jones. Mary Lou McMahon baked and served the birthday cake.

Missouri Pacific freight trains may be running through Osawatomie, nonstop without changing crews, by mid-September.

That was the conclusion gained by a delegation of Osawatomie city officials at a meeting with John C. Kennefick, chairman of the board of Union Pacific Systems, in Omaha, Neb., Friday.

Arthur Shufflebarger, city manager, said the meeting “west pretty much as we had expected.” Craig Powell, city attorney, agreed.

15 Years Ago

CENTERVILLE – This town of about 78 residents grew to about 300 Saturday for the 31st annual Centerville Day parade and festival.

The oppressing heat and humidity didn’t seem to daunt those in attendance. Intermittent cool breezes were treasured.

The Frankie Bowman family took first place in the parade float contest which had the theme Country Fun. Second place in the parade float contest was the Flying C 4-H Club’s float entitled County Kids Havin’ Country Fun’.

SEVERAL PRIZES were given to kids who entered the parade with bikes, costumes, and pets. In the kids and bikes category, Trent Peine of Parker took first place, Brittani Sayers of Centerville was second, and Kathy Snyder of Kansas City, Kan., third.

In the kids and costumes category, Mara Day of La Cygne took first, Rachel Warren of La Cygne second and Megan Warren of La Cygne took third. Leah Querry of La Cygne took first in the kids and pets category while Astin Warren of La Cygne was second and Josh Warren of La Cygne third.

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