This day in Traveler History
100 years ago
• Thirty-five members of the local Retailers association had the opportunity and the pleasure of listening to a splendid address last night by L.C. Hussey, of Topeka, … state fire marshal of Kansas. … Mr. Hussey complimented the fire chief, Frank Brandenburg. … H.S. Collinson announced … the following on the local fire prevention committee: W.J. Gilbreath, R.C. Sowden, A.L. Newman, Mrs. C.N. Hunt and Mrs. R.T. Keefe.
• Holders of season tickets for the high class dramatic productions to be shown here under the direction of Charles F. Horner may secure their seat reservations Saturday at the Duvall Pharmacy. … The dates for the shows are … “Thirteenth Chair,” October 15th; “Only Girl,” November 19th; “Gypsy Trail,” January 17th; “Cheating Cheaters,” February 21. They will be shown in the Fifth Avenue theatre.
• Arriving last evening quite unexpected from her home in Bay City, Texas, Mrs. Warner, mother of Harry Warner, the pleasing young star in the Southwell Stock company now at the Fifth Avenue theatre, made him a pleasant surprise. … Mrs. Warner took an inconspicuous place in the audience. … After the show Mrs. Warner made her presence known, and a happier reunion between mother and son was never before witnessed.
50 years ago
• A new student organization is being established at Chilocco Indian School this week under the name of “Pride,” with the purpose of building up school spirit and morale of students. Chairman of Pride is Robert Lewis, a senior from Wanette, Okla., who is a member of the Choctaw Tribe. He is also president of the Student Council. … The current members of Pride have been talking to various classes and groups about being proud of their Indian ancestry.
25 years ago
• Monday, Oct. 10: Arkansas City’s old packinghouse, split into seven different tracts, was purchased Saturday at auction. The buyers’ identities are not available because the sales are not final yet, said auctioneer Russell Graves. … Rodeo Development Corp. — who bought the property after John Morrell’s packinghouse closed in 1990 — was the company who put the plant on the auction block …
A Look Back in the Courier
30 years ago
• A watercolor titled “Plantation Lilies” by Sharon Conway of Wichita received the Best of Show award Saturday at Winfield’s Art in the Park. This was Conway’s fifth year to exhibit her watercolors in Winfield.
• The Moundbuilders harvested a 34-14 victory Saturday over the Bethel Threshers at Sonner Stadium to remain unbeaten in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
• Near perfect weather brought out the crowds at the Udall Fall Festival on Saturday. With the baby show, pet show and car show all going on in the morning, visitors had a lot to choose from.
• Movies showing at Winfield Cinema, 1007 Main St, include “Weekend at Bernie’s” and “Field of Dreams.”
20 years ago
• Winfield High School students Austin Rising and Annie Pipes were introduced as homecoming royalty Friday night during halftime of the Vikings’ football game against McPherson at Sonner Stadium.
• “Scrambled Eggs” is how Marjorie Hall Bicker labeled her exhibit that can be viewed in the Winfield Community Center gallery this month. Included in the exhibit is a satellite television dish that she painted to show the wide open spaces of Kansas.
• Burger King, 2011 Main St., advertising Tuesday as Kid’s Night with 99 cent hamburger kids meals. The offer is good from 4 to 8 p.m.
10 years ago
• Russian visitors made a presentation at the Winfield Rotary Club meeting Wednesday. They spoke about their home city of Omsk, in Siberia.
• The Winfield Middle School girls tennis team completed a rescheduled dual with Haysville Oct. 1 at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center. Winfield won the dual 12-0.
• The Southwestern College theatre department will celebrate Homecoming 2009 by presenting “The Norman Conquest,” directed by Allyson Moon, from Oct. 11-18 at Messenger Recital Hall.
• The 55th annual Tisdale Lord’s Acre Country Store, Dinner and Auction is Oct. 10 starting at 4 p.m.