A Look Back in the Courier
30 years ago
• With a couple of snips of a red ribbon, founders George and Marilyn McNeish officially opened Cumbernauld Village, a living center for people 55 years and older, on North College Street on Saturday evening.
• Brady Hanes was armed and ready Sunday as the Winfield All-Stars shot down Little Sunflower All-Stars 15-10 in the Babe Ruth District Tournament for 13-year-olds. Hanes, a catcher, threw out five would-be base stealers at the fairgrounds in Winfield’s opener. Winfield finished with a 2-2 record, and placed third.
• The 11th annual Campground Jamboree will be held Aug. 3-5 at the city park in Burden. The park will open July 31 for campers who arrive early.
20 years ago
• Southwestern College will present “Bridges Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science” July 30 through Aug. 1. Workshops and seminars will be given by internationally renowned mathematicians, artists and musicians.
• Dawg Pac, a 14-and-under roller hockey team comprised of Winfield and Arkansas City youth, will be competing int he Sunflower Games in Lawrence this weekend.
• A Beanie Baby show and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 23 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, the event will be a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
10 years ago
• The City of Arkansas City received a bond rating of BAA for its new hospital project, a city official said Thursday afternoon. The rating means that there will be a 6.5 percent to 6.7 percent interest rate on the $23 million hospital construction project.
• Winfield American Legion Post 10 baseball team answered Andover’s two-run top of the eighth with eight runs in the bottom of the inning to turn a one-run deficit into a 10-3 victory Thursday in the Zone 6 Tournament at City Ball Park in Arkansas City.
• CW3 John Lemke is returning from a 13-month tour of duty in Iraq. The community is invited to a welcome home party for him at noon Sunday, July 26 at the Cornerstone Christian Church annex in Atlanta.
This day in Traveler History
100 years ago
• That the A.C. high school is one of the leading schools in the state in the amount of money devoted to instruction in vocational agriculture the past year is shown by the report of H.L. Kent, state director of vocational education, a copy of which has been received by L.B. Pollom, instructor of agriculture in the local high school. … Twenty-three students took the course in agriculture in the local high school last year …
• Arkansas City is going to have at least a twenty-five piece orchestra, if the efforts of John Pearl, Ernest Hatley and Mr. Ramos are successful in arousing the interest of musicians in the city. … Mr. Pearl is the chief chemist at the Milliken Refinery. … He is a violinist. Mr. Hatley and Mr. Ramos have been playing in this city for some time and their ability as musicians speaks for itself.
50 years ago
• ABOARD USS HORNET (AP) — The men who opened the Moon Age returned to their home planet today, received a chemical bath before the eyes of the world and were hoisted aboard this carrier for a welcome from President Nixon.
• Wednesday, July 23: The Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted at noon today to assume sponsorship of a low-to-moderate housing authority which would apply for federal assistance in the construction of a 100-unit apartment complex to be built in Arkansas City. Frank Wilgus, Chamber president, presented the proposal … and introduced Marshall Blosser and Phil Morse of Kencraft, Inc., developers and builders federally guaranteed and financed apartment units in many Kansas cities.
25 years ago
• Margie Berrie almost considers Memorial Lawn Cemetery her second home. And justly so. Berry has spent many hours working there since its disrepair reached its peak last fall. Allowed to be neglected for a number of years, the cemetery has been the focus of much concern from those who were outraged at the conditions.