This day in Traveler History

100 years ago

• Anything from a doughnut to the choicest piece of meat ever contributed to the table by the cow, hog or any other kind of animal, that pays the supreme sacrifice to gratify the hunger of the human race, will be served at the Saddle Rock in a manner to please the most epicurean last. Ivan Cornell, one of the new proprietors, stated this morning. Mr. Cornell has purchased a half interest in the Saddle Rock cafe from Frank Axley, and he will manage it in the future. He is a Harvey House manager of eleven years experience.

50 years ago

• The state attorney general said today he has appealed an open-records ruling in Cowley County (District Court) to uphold the law … Kansas Atty. General Kent Frizzell today … cited the 1967 state statue that points out clearly that the ratio study cards containing the certificates of value are “confidential and not to be disclosed” to the general public. A 1955 state statute still in effect requires all records of the county clerk and county assessor to be open to public inspection.

• An Arkansas City attorney said today he is “amazed that public officials are more concerned with a technical legal point than the welfare of the taxpayer.” George Sybrant, city attorney, whose request for access to 681 ratio study cards in county assessment records set off a controversial court ruling … said today he was surprised to learn that the ‘open records’ ruling was being appealed to the Supreme Court.

25 years ago

• A citizens’ petition drive to put liquor-by-the drink in Cowley County on the fall ballot was announced today with the support of Chamber of Commerce officials. Petitioners want to question voters about removing a club membership clause and allowing by-the-drink sales at establishments whose receipts are at least 30 percent food sales.

A Look Back in the Courier

30 years ago

• Cumbernauld Village, a living center located on North College Street for people 55 years and older, will officially open on Saturday, July 22. To kick off the grand opening, there will be an antique car show, carriage rides, music and a ribbon cutting.

• The Cowley County Unit of the American Cancer Society is sponsoring its fourth annual benefit golf tournament July 30 at the Winfield Country Club.

• The Winfield Public Library has started a book delivery service for the homebound as part of its new special services section. Phyllis Lammert, special services librarian, said the program provides books to nursing home patients and others who find it difficult to get to the library.

10 years ago

• “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be onstage at Winfield High School tonight at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2. The show is a gift for those still mourning the loss of Horsefeathers & Applesauce. And it’s a great way to raise funds for Marquee and the promise of live theatre that it holds.

• Free hot dogs were given away as part of the Winfield Recreation Commission’s “Free Hot Dog Night” promotion Thursday at the Broadway Sports Complex.

• The second annual Ben Green Memorial Bluegrass Festival will take place July 24-26 at Massey Farm, 26789 212th Road, in Dexter. There will be concessions on site. Bed and breakfast rooms and full RV hookups will also be available.

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