Down Through The Years Jan. 26 2011

By Shirley Erickson

100 Years Ago

There has been a lot of stealing from freight cars at this place this winter. The special agents of the company have been watching and laying traps for the thieves but they have not laid any of them by the heels yet. A son of Roll Kelly was hunting on the north side of the Marais des Cygnes river Tuesday afternoon when he rean on to a cache in a draw opposite Oakwood Cemetery. He came to town and notified Policeman Harker and they went and confiscated the stuff.

Osawatomie Council No. 754, F. A. A. held their nisttalation of officers in the I. O. O. F. Hall on Tuesday night January 17. The officers for the ensuring year are as follows: P. P. W. R. Clark; Pres. W. O. Elwood; V. P. Rachael Clark; Sec. Ellen Hatfield; Treas. W. D. Wilson; Chaplain, Margaret Wilson; Guide, U. S. Jones; Observer, Moses Wright; Sentinel, Dovie Mahin; Musician, Grace Goodeyon; Trustees, G. W. Campbell, A. J. Goodeyon and G. W. Mahin.

75 Years Ago

Playing without the services of Capt. Gene Finnell, stellar guard, Fontana High defeated Parker High, 32-35, at Fontana Friday night for its ninth straight victory.

Parker got away to an early lead and led at the first period intermission 9 to 5, but Fontana took the lead in the second quarter and remained out in front the rest of the contest. Morris Young, Fontana forward, and Barnett, Parker’s star scorer, tied for scoring honors with nine points apiece.

The entrance to the park has been closed by the city commissioners and will be kept that way while the snow is on in order that children may play without danger from cars.

There are many good places for coasting in the park.

(Through the cooperation with the Park Board, of which Mrs. January is chairman, this arrangement will be made each time the snow is on.)

Mrs. James Lester and Mrs. R. A. Shipley entertained in honor of Mrs. Jimmie Huckshorn at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Huckshorn Thursday evening. Mrs. Huckshorn was given a kitchen shower. There were 28 guests present. Cards were the diversion of the evening. After the serving of dainty refreshments by the hostesses, the bride and groom opened the many beautiful gifts. Each guest departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Huckshorn many years of happiness. They are at home at 923 Ohio, in Lawrence.

50 Years Ago

Dennis Davey, 12, and Sheila Zakoura, 13, appeared on “Bowlen with Molen” show on TV Saturday night. They were accompanied by Lillian Bussell, Ruth Zakoura and Fred Davey.

Dennis and Sheila bowled opponents from the Plaza Bowl and won the match 351-248. They gave the opposing team 28 points. Dennis bowled 179 and Sheila 172.

R. Ellis Johnson, a native of Osawatomie, has been elected executive vice-president of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad effective Feb. 1.

Johnson, son of Mrs. L. M. Johnson, 533 Pacific, Osawatomie, was promoted from vice-president of transportation. He will continue to have offices with the Rock Island in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zakoura have re-opened the Cut Rate Grocery Store, Fourth and Pacific Sts., Osawatomie. They had operated the store for years until last June 13 when they closed it in order to take a vacation. A grand opening is planned soon.

25 Years Ago

GIVING AID – Boy Scouts from the Four County Area participated in the Twin Rivers District Klondike Derby Saturday. One of the skills studied by members of Osawatomie Boy Scout Troop 106 was first aid. They checked out a fellow troop member and “victim,” Brent Mendel, as the first aid instruct gave directions. Scout members were Jason Putnam, Steve Putnam, John Butler, Dan Macek and Mike Butler.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brian Robinson, a senior guard at Emporia State University, was named the most valuable player of the Greater Kansas City Basketball Classic Saturday night. Robinson led the hornets to the tournament title for the second time in three years.

To earn the MVP award, an award he won as a sophomore two years ago, Robinson scored 86 points in three games, including 35 points in the championship game against Avila College. He was joined on the all-tournament team by first-year teammate Marvin Chatman.

Robinson is a 1980 graduate of Osawatomie High School and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Robinson, 322 E. Mill St.

15 Years Ago

The youth group of the Faith Baptist Church in Osawatomie attended an area youth retreat in Pittsburg over the weekend.

The Independent Bible Baptist Church of Pittsburg sponsored the event. Seven church youth groups from eastern Kansas participated. The retreat was held in the YMCA.

Swimming, basketball, volleyball and many other activities were available for the youth.

Attending were: AllenEllsbury, Eric Draper, Megan Draper, Brianne Gibbs, Bobby Kasper, Stewart Kasper, Eric Ova, Chris Ova, Justin Ova, Rusty Randall, Jessica Randall, Jesse Brown and Crisanne Young. Tim and Melissa Bailey, young directors, and Wayne Ova, pastor, also attended.

Members of the Marais des Cygnes Chapter of the daughters of the American Revolution met Jan. 6 in the Kansas City Power and Light Co. auditoriun in Paola.

Dessert was served by Betty Bendorf and Jean Mowen, hostesses. A Kansas Day theme was used as table decorations.

Officers elected for 1996-98 were: regent, Ann Roark; vice regent, Mrs. Mowen; chaplain, Barbara Plummer, recording secretary, Lucy Roark; corresponding secretary, Margaret Smith; treasurer, Mary Ellen Tooley; registrar, Linda Hay; historian, Donna Kill; and librarian, Gertrude Protzman.

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