100 YEARS AGO
The B.F. Yokum special will be in Fort Scott tomorrow afternoon. B.F. Yokum, who is authority of a house as good as senior manager expert of a Frisco line, is additionally a executive of a American Association of Highway Improvement, as good as is such genius a worth of good roads to a rancher has been tender upon him. What is of worth to a tillage district along any tyrannise system, is additionally profitable to that system, so in spin a raise of highways is a approach good to a Frisco system. Accompanying a sight have been experts in highway building, from a United bureau of open roads, dialect of agriculture, as good as additionally American Association of Highway Improvement. A series of them will residence a meeting. All have been group of knowledge in highway structure work as good as a suggestions they will have to suggest will be profitable to those meddlesome in a subject of farming highway improvement.
75 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Laura Lakin Richards, widow of Col. Joseph M. Richards, as good as mom of a daughter, Mrs. Rena Richards Hunter, who is a mother of Dr. John D. Hunter as good as a son, Ralph Richards, a Fort Scott attorney, died early currently during her home, 701 S. Crawford St. Mrs. Richards was 92 years old. She was a sister of Mrs. J.T. Beatty. Mrs. Richards had lived here a past 67 years. Her genocide closes a section upon a records of a single of a good family groups of Fort Scott, a family that figured in a early growth of Iola as good as Wichita, as good of this city as good as Eastern Kansas.
Funeral services will be Thursday during a home of her daughter, Mrs. Hunter, 210 S. Crawford St. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Col. Richards died Apr 15, 1918. He was instrumental in structure a tyrannise from Fort Scott to Rich Hill, Mo., as good as a locale of Richards, Mo., is declared for him.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: “A latest swimming pool is in a creation during a Fort Scott Country Club. Excavators, Diehl as good as Magee, began work this week upon a pool that is approaching to be finished by Aug. 1.” — Tribune photo
Crepe Myrtle flourishing in containers of fruitful soil: quart enclosure $1.25; 2-gallon enclosure $2.50. Can be planted any time. — Fort Scott Greenhouse, 9th as good as Horton; phone BA3-1450.
A special use Sunday afternoon during a Church of Christ, 15th as good as Crawford, will be in tact of profitable off a high regard of a benefaction church building.
Mike Jacobson tossed a 1-hitter during Earl’s final night in a Pee-Wee League of a city distraction program.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: “Hurst Asher Drug took initial place in a internal Women’s Slow-Pitch Leagues Inaugural deteriorate this summer with a 7-2 record. Team members have been Brenda Gleason, Marci Murrow, Jackie Hall, Dana Ramsey, Becky Shinn, Pam Gilliland, Jodi Richard, Mary Malone, Shelly Middleton, Teresa Ermal, Kathty George as good as Grace Griffith. The league’s sportsmanship prize went to Brenda Gleason.”– Photo by Dave Wagner
Dr. James Basham, Fort Scott, has been allocated to a three-year tenure upon a Board of Trustees for Mercy Hospitals of Kansas Inc. Basham was arch of staff during Mercy Hospital in 1965. He non-stop his bureau in Fort Scott in 1955 with Dr. Leland Randles.
The Kitchen Kabinet (By Nell Dikemnan) — Ruby Fink, longtime dishes plan personality for Hiattville 4-H Club, rewarded members for their appearance in a annual “Bake-and-Take Day sponsored by a Kansas Wheathearts. Included were Teresa Preston, Beverly Helton, Lisa Jackson, Janet Gilliland, Susan Spencer, Laura Brewer, Keli Ludlum, Beth Christy as good as Amanda Helton.