Down Through The Years 2-23-11

By Shirley Erickson

100 Years Ago

Mrs. Esther Masters, Beagle, has resigned as operator of Youmans telephone switchboard in Beagle, as they are moving to Osawatomie.

Mr. Loman has bought the property in Beagle that Henry Masters recently bought and will move his family there this week. Mrs. Loman will take charge of the switchboard.

The city council met in regular session in the city hall Monday evening with a quorum present, mayor Madison in the chair. The petition of J. E. Snedeker was presented praying for the appointment of S. T. Hendrikson to the position of assistant marshal, he to serve without pay and to have jurisdiction on the railway property only. The appointment was made. The petition of Wilson & Brown for permission to build an addition to the Cottage Gallery was referred to the Building Committee. The bond of Cresse Bros. for running a pool hall was approved and placed on file. The petition of the Class in Civil Government in the High School praying that the law against selling tobacco to minors was read.

Engineer Frank Fitzgerald has moved his family in the L. B. Meek property on West Pacificstret.e

75 Years Ago

Mrs. Jimmie Powell was hostess to her bridge club Monday evening at 7 o’clock in her apartment in the Ricci building. The table decorations were red and white and in keeping with the Valentine season. Club prizes were awarded to Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Roberts Day. Mrs. Rex Smith received traveling prize and Miss Ann Dick low. Those present were: Arlene Galbraith, Margaret Carpenter, Mesdames Douglas Hagadorn, R. E. Johnson. W. W. Eddy, Ann Dick, M. J. Crotty, Jr., Dorothy Schowengerdt, Bethel Perry, Roberts Day. Mrs. Rex Smith was a guest.

More than three hundred Republicans from the Second Congressional District met here today to name delegates to the National Convention in Cleveland. At noon, a Landon-For-President luncheon was served in the Christian Church basement.

Charles F. Scott, Iola publisher, who has been closely associated with the Landon boom recently, told of the experiences they were having in headquarters. He pointed to the number of letters that they were receiving each day from followers in the state where they wish to organize Landon clubs.

50 Years Ago

Winners of the DeKalb national corn and sorghum contests in two area counties has been announced by Jesse O. Ellis.

Delmar Grant, Osawatomie, won the sorghum contest for Miami County by raising 5456.66 pounds per acre. John Nickels won second place with a yield of 4981.95 pounds per acre.

In Franklin County, Don Heiber and Lavern Ellis had the top corn yield with 150.54 pounds per acre. Frank J. Ingram, Lane, had the top sorghum yield of 5306.35 pounds per acre.

Mary Montgomery reigned as “valentine queen” at the dinner held Saturday night at the Airport Café by the Zeta Lambda Chapter. Thelma Shipley, president of the chapter, presented Mrs. Montgomery with a gift.

The following members and their husbands were present: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Reece, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Miller, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Shipley, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Reed, Mr. and Mrs. John Weaver, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fischer, and Mr. and Mrs. James Montgomery.

25 Years Ago

Two directors were re-elected at the annual meeting of First Kansas Federal Savings Association at the home office here last Wednesday afternoon.

Re-elected to three-year terms were Rex J. Kiser, Paola, and William R. Butler, Osawatomie.

Officers elected to serve during the coming year were:

Chairman of the board, Kiser; president, Richard H. Reynolds; senior vice president and secretary, Galen E. Graham; vice president and treasurer, Anthony Quirarte Jr.;

Vice president, Daniel G. Droste; assistant vice president, James J. Cassaert; assistant vice president, Christopher M. Funnell; assistant vice president and Paola branch manager, Kenneth Woods; assistant vice president and Louisburg branch manager, Alan W. Gammon:

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kathy McClaren, Rantoul, Kan., has been awarded a $500 John J. Pinney Scholarship. The award was made during the annual meeting of the Western Association of Nurserymen in Kansas City, Mo.

Pinney is a resident of Ottawa, Kan. where he was formerly associated with Willis Nursery.

Miss McClaren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McClaren, is a junior horticulture student at University of Missouri.

A new business service, Busi-Pal Services, opened Tuesday at 507 Sixth St., Osawatomie.

The firm, offering income tax service, bookkeeping, typing of all types and other types of business services, will be operated by Caron B. Dunnivan, rural Rantoul.

15 Years Ago

HAYS—Corey Sinclair, a 1994 graduate of Osawatomie High School, is a sophomore trombone player on the wind and jazz ensemble and the symphonic band at Fort Hayes State University, it was reported in a news release this week. The music groups will be performing at four high schools in central Kansas during its winter tour.

WICHITA—Osawatomie had three of its five competing wrestlers come home from the state wrestling championships with medals Saturday night.

Senior Sean Ewbanks was fourth place at 135 pounds, sophomore Derek Wendt was fourth at 130 pounds, and senior Shawn Sinclair was sixth place at 140 pounds. Jace Troutman and Eric Browning also competed for Osawatomie, but did not place.

The Prairie Chicken Campers met Feb. 19 in the rural Richmond home of Neil and Lucille Anderson. A dinner meeting was held.

Joe Alexander, president, conducted the meeting. Letters were read from the Harold Kimballs in Texas and from Betty Hunter in Salina.

Campouts for the coming season were discussed.

Others present were: Mrs. Joe Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leim, Ella Mae Shilling, Hazel Rogers, Helen Geuy and Virginia Cunningham.

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