This day in Traveler History


100 years ago

• Editorial: As stated several days ago, if Arkansas City can secure the erection of a memorial building and municipal hall, furnished, such as demanded by our city for $150,000, the Traveler feels that the proposition should be considered favorably. However, those who have the matter in charge should see that the proposed building is all that our people (have) been led to believe the memorial building should contain. There should be no demands for extras …

• Jack Murphy, the cobbler, arrived home from Cincinnati and Chicago this morning, where he witnessed six … games in the World’s series. Jack wired to friends after the first game at Cincinnati to bet all they had on the Redlegs because they would clean up on the White Sox. He guessed right on the final result …

• The open house and reception given last night at the Y.W.C.A. home for the women and girls of the city was a decided success and was attended by several hundred visitors. … The readings by Mrs. Reece Bowen were greatly enjoyed … Especially pleasing was her reading on “Skating,” for immediately following this number it was announced that a roller skating rink was to be fitted for the girls.


50 years ago

• Editorial: … concerning the Cowley County Community Junior College bond issue … Voters should recall at the polls that we are really voting for two schools in one ... the vocational technical school, and the academic junior college. … A vote in favor of the bond issue can give the school an even greater opportunity to serve … the students …


25 years ago

• Assembled for their royal tea Saturday, the Queen Alalah candidates and visiting queens got their first bit of official advice. “In Disney tradition, I wish you ‘Hakuna Matata’ — which means ‘No worries,’” said Peggy Denker, following  her invocation. The theme for this year’s Arkalalah is based upon celebration of Disney’s creations, including the recent movie “The Lion King,” which introduced the don’t-worry phrase.


A Look Back in the Courier


30 years ago

• About 10,000 railroad ties in a 12-mile section of the Santa Fe railroad tracks between Udall and Winfield are currently in the process of being replaced.

• The Udall USD 463 Board of Education heard Monday evening from the recreation commission and school coaches about the possibility of starting a baseball and softball program through the school district.

• Winner of last week’s Courier Football Contest were: First place, Larry Hargrove, $25; second place, Jeff Graham, $15; and a tie for third place between Nick Larkin and Lowell Hargrove, $10 each.

• Webber Land Company invited friends and relatives of Hilma Eastman to stop by and have coffee and cookies with the Employee of the Month from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 12.


10 years ago

• Winfield High School Homecoming queen Hannah Niederee and king Dylan Dust were crowned at halftime of Winfield’s football game against the Campus Colts at Sonner Stadium on Friday night.

• The Winfield Viking football team beat the Campus Colts 39-0 at the Homecoming game at Sonner Stadium on Friday night. It was the third straight win for the Vikings, who evened their record at 3-3.

• The congregation of the Burden United Methodist Church is busy preparing for their 51st annual Lord’s Acre Dinner, Sale and Auction to be held Oct. 17 at the church. Beautiful quilts will be for sale at this year’s Lord’s Acre.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County has organized a clay shoot open to area youth at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at 181st and 212th roads southeast of Winfield.

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