This day in Traveler History


100 years ago

• The play entitled “And Home Came Ted,” given last night by the public speaking class of the senior high school, in the junior high school auditorium, was a splendid attraction and was attended by an enthusiastic audience. … Every member of the cast displayed excellent talent … The play last night was given under the personal direction of Miss Pauline Sleeth.

• Last night at the Rex theatre the feature attraction on the vaudeville program was the ventriloquist act by Mrs. G.M. Lewis, of this city. … Mrs. Lewis carries out the act with three distinct voices, one her natural voice, another the voice of a little girl and the third the voice of a boy. … This theatre also has a splendid picture program today and tonight.

• Bryan Grove and Ray Overholt, who for several years past have been employed by the Ranney Davis Merc. company have purchased E.L. Lawson’s grocery store located at 404 North Fifth street, and beginning April 1st they will operate the business at that location.

• Wm. Bricker, cashier of the Union State bank and rabbit fancier, has on display in the Murray Stores Co. window several of his Flemish Giant rabbits. Mr. Bricker is figuring on buying a farm shortly and go to raising rabbits on a large scale.


50 years ago

• PHOTO CAPTION: MARATHON WINNERS—The Starlight Roller Rink Skate-A- Thon held recently announced the winners ... Alexis Smith, first, Barbara Upton, second and Pam Boggs, third, after 10 hours of skating. ... Leland Hurst, first, Billy Brooks, second, Rick Dorrell, ... Chuck Spencer and David Bay ... teamed for third. Winners skated 17 hours.


25 years ago

• Each school day at Jefferson Elementary, Principal Guy Stamps stands at the front door, greeting children as they arrive for class in the morning. There are roughly 300 students at Jefferson and he calls them all by name. “He’s the man on the front lines,” said Dave McCalla, school counselor.


A Look Back in the Courier


30 years ago

• More than 120 Cowley County 4-Hers participated in Regional 4-H Day competition at El Dorado. Participants were those who received top blue awards at the county level. Those receiving top blues were Cameron 4-H for its model meeting, Tisdale 4-H Club’s bell choir, New Horizon 4-H for its skit and Lacey Dale Cully with her fiddle.

• Grace United Methodist fellowships met and observed the Fellowship of Least Coin. The Christian Women’s Fellowship of First Christian Church met at the church for a covered dish luncheon. Speaker was Becky Schroll who participated in a cultural exchange mission to the Philippines.

• Alpha Delta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha met at Citizens State Bank. President Janet Davis presided. Officers for the next year were elected: President, Beth Glantz; vice president, Pat Owen; secretary, Sandy Sisson; corresponding secretary, Pat Davis; and treasurer, Georgia Lawson.


20 years ago

* City officials will have their pick of about 25 applicants when they begin the screening process for selecting a chief for the Winfield Fire Department. City Manager Warren Porter hopes to have a new chief by the first of May. Former chief George Gurley retired in January.

• Area students paged for Rep. Judy Showalter, D-Winfield, at the State Capitol in Topeka recently. Those students were Charley Dixon, Rock; Stephan Smith, Winfield; and Tyler Martin, Atlanta.

• Area teachers took part in the second annual Reading Recovery conference at Emporia State University. Participants included Dorotha Bernsen and Barbara Stephens, from Douglass; Rachelle Graves and Claudia Hopkins, from Oxford; and Roletha Barg, Kathy Bodkins, Sarah Culver, Mary Foster, Dana Gill, JoAnn Parsons, Judy Rising and Pam Archer, all from Winfield.


10 years ago

• Chelsea Stoddard, Winfield High School sophomore, has been accepted to the 2010 USA Volleyball team according to an announcement by 365 Sports. Stoddard will play this summer at the 2010 Trans Pacific Cup, an international showcase tournament in Australia.

• The Southwestern College Fine Arts Hall of Fame will induct three new members at a ceremony on April 17. Inductees include Norman Callison, theater faculty member; Dennis P. Akin, faculty member; and Gayle McMillen, a music teacher from Salina.

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