This day in Traveler History


100 years ago

• Monday, Aug. 2: For the enlightenment of the voters of Arkansas City who will vote at the primary election tomorrow, the Traveler again gives the voting places in each of the four wards. … There will be two voting precincts in each of the four wards, making eight voting places all together in the city.

• Monday, Aug. 2: The proposal to make the cemetery road a road of remembrance in honor of the men who served in the world war, received the hearty support of the mayor and commissioners at their regular meeting this morning. … The proposition is to widen the road, resurface it, and to plant trees along the sides. … Mrs. (C.N.) Hunt agreed with a suggestion by Commissioner Clay that brick would probably make a better road. … Mayor Hunt assured the ladies that he and the commissioners were heartily in favor of the suggested improvement …

• Monday, Aug. 2: Private Albert Campbell, who died in France in October 1918, will be buried here tomorrow with full military honors. His body arrived here Sunday morning and is now at the Smith-Grant funeral parlors.


50 years ago

• July 31: NEWKIRK, Okla. — The historic Kaw Indian Tribal Cemetery at Kaw City, Okla., containing about 600 graves, apparently will be re-located on a six-acre tract east of the Newkirk Cemetery, according to the Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District. … The present cemetery, containing the grave of Wah-Shun-Gah, last blood chief of the Kaws, will be inundated by the waters of the $103 million Kaw Reservoir now under construction. 


25 years ago

• Merchants on the Move has decided what Christmas decorations to purchase for the downtown area. “We’ve ordered them and they are on their way,” said MOM member Roger Sparks. … The organization purchased Christmas wreaths, angels and other decorations for the tall city poles from Madison to Walnut. Sparks said the older decorations disintegrated …


A Look Back in the Courier


30 years ago

• Linda Schooling opened Bucky’s Buffet at 923 Main in Winfield. She will hold a grand opening in the next few weeks. The restaurant is named after her son Shawn, whose nickname is Bucky. She also operated Kountry Kitchen for seven years.

• Atlanta Christian Church had a special Sunday featuring Dick Holverson, Clint Williard, Larry Womacks, Jack Skinner, Melvin Wrampe and Dave Whitehill, with pastor Lyle Burwell at the piano. They performed the song “I’ll Fly Away.”

• The Polo 4-H Club in Atlanta had their monthly meeting July 10. President Sandra Holt and 19 members, nine parents and three leaders along with Tim Kellogg, an Illinois 4-H’er, attended. Kirk Woods of Winfield gave a talk on wildlife trapping, and Sheryl Hahn gave a ceramic demonstration. Shirley Douglas is the club leader and hosts were the Carver and Douglas families.


20 years ago

• The Winfield Swim Club had 15 swimmers compete in the Division II swim meet in Manhattan over the weekend. Qualifiers for the Division I swim meet in Lenexa were Seth Klinger, Dryden Barbour, Scotty Warren, Casey Durbin and the 15-18 age medley relay team. Gene Snyder is the head coach.

• The Cambridge Community Club is working on the annual Possum Run, which will be held August 12. The theme this year is “How the West Was Fun.” There will be camel rides, barrel and bike races, bingo, a barbecue, a dance featuring the Powder River Band, and free popsicles courtesy of Howard and Barbara Redburn.

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