This day in Traveler History
100 years ago
• The Junior Chamber of Commerce held a regular session last night in the club room in the Security National bank building … there was considerable enthusiasm displayed in regard to the baseball matter. … Committees were chosen to get busy at once … to have a clean-up day at the baseball park next Thursday. … It was stated that the carnival company which occupied the grounds recently had left the place in bad condition. … Mr. (Fred) Staake was elected president of the baseball league …
• The Osborne Trucking Co., opened for business this morning with a big rush. They made their first trip to Winfield and started with a full load. The company is owned and managed by the Red Cross garage. He has two big White trucks and he has started a ship-by-truck movement to surrounding towns from Arkansas City.
• O.W. Dickerson, of Oklahoma City, who is president of the National Oil Co., was in the city today on business with his company here. Mr. Dickerson visited the Breon test, located southeast of the city, which is being drilled by the National company. He reports progress there as going nicely …
50 years ago
• The 1970 graduating class of Cowley County Community Junior College and Area Vocational-Technical School is led academically by Dan Akin, a student in agri-business ... who compiled a 4.000 grade point average for his entire junior college career. ... Salutatorian honors went to Charlotte Cover ... with a grade point average of 3.822 on the 4.000 point scale. ... Mrs. Judith Colvin ... ranked third in the class ... with an average of 3.718 ... Louise Holman ... with a grade point average 3.636. Ranking fifth among the group of honor graduates was Dixie Weir ... at 3.606. ... Miss Weir will be remembered as Queen Alalah XXXVIII … last fall.
25 years ago
• Five Cowley County Community College faculty members will receive Teaching Excellence awards during a national community college conference in Austin, Texas. Nancy Ayers, Bob Boggs, Doug Hunter, Mark Jarvis and Walt Mathiasmeier will receive awards during the 1995 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development conference at the University of Texas May 21-24.
A Look Back in the Courier
30 years ago
• Three members of the Winfield Wrestling Club placed in a freestyle tournament Saturday in Derby. Taylor Duncan, 65 lbs. in the 10-and-under bracket, took second place; Jeremy Biddle, 80 lb. in the 12-and-under bracket, also took second place; and Brian Biddle finished third in the 135-pound open class.
• At their meeting Monday night, the Winfield City Commission approved a plan to create an entrance for the future Winfield River Center on South Main Street. They also appointed Paulette Rush and Jane Rogers to the Sister Cities Committee to replace John Paulin, who is leaving Winfield, and Agnes Williams.
20 years ago
• Four local care providers for people with disabilities reach a consensus on a new oversight plan as officials from Creative Community Living, Rescare, Martin Luther Homes and Twin Rivers agreed to restructure the community developmental disability organization.
• The Viking doubles team of Jason Mettling and Ryne Wheatcroft took third place in the Class 5A state tennis tournament, good for an eighth-place team finish, reported coach Scott Sisson.
10 years ago
• Galaxie Business Equipment won the Small Business Administration’s Family Owned Business of the Year in Kansas. They were nominated for the award by Andrea McNown of the Legacy Regional Community Foundation. Eight members of the French family who own the business work there. They will be honored in June along with nine other area businesses at a luncheon at Southwestern College.
• The Winfield Public Library is featuring an exhibit of handmade crafts through May. Among those in the exhibit are Linda Hahn, weaving; Sarah Malawy, quilting; Leigh Ann Tasker, Chris Rogers and Katie Kernell, jewelry; embroidery by Carolyn Eastman; and wood crafts, knitting, crocheting and more.