A Look Back in the Courier


30 years ago

• The 18th Annual Walnut Valley Festival kicked off this morning with hammer dulcimer workshops by Lilah Gillett and former Winfield resident Karen Mueller. The festival lasts through Sunday.

• Winfield disc golfer Harvey Barger finished fourth overall at the Kansas State Flying Disc Championships held last weekend in Kansas City.

• Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from the South Winds District picked up trash at the Winfield City Lake Saturday during the group’s cleanup day held annually on the weekend after Labor Day. Winfield groups participating were Cub Scout Pack 314 and Troop 314, Troop 316 and Troop 318.


20 years ago

• A transportation upgrade, including new buses, may be in the offering for USD 465 if the Winfield Board of Education agrees to a plan presented at Monday night’s board meeting.

• Despite a considerable size disadvantage, the Southwestern men’s soccer team used two goals off of headers to defeat St. Mary’s College 2-0 Saturday afternoon at the Southwestern soccer complex. Their record improved to 3-0.

• Aritha Paris, health promotion consultant with Healthways, joined more than 3,000 other top fitness professionals from over 60 countries at the World Fitness IDEA, held in Las Vegas, Nev. this summer.


10 years ago

• This year, 91 flags are being flown on the avenue of flags at this year’s 38th annual Walnut Valley Festival. They include 36 foreign flags, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Virgin Islands, United States and Walnut Valley Festival flags.

• A total effort by all 29 players has helped the Viking seventh grade football team get off to a 2-0 start. The team defeated Wellington and Andover in their first two outings. They will travel to Haysville Thursday.

• Winfield Christian Church, Ninth and Alexander, will host a Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover simulcast at the church from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 19.


This day in Traveler History


100 years ago

• Monday, Sept. 15: It was a very beautiful and appropriate service which was held in the First Presbyterian church Sunday morning, for the dedication of the Memorial Baptismal font, upon which is inscribed the names of two boys who were members of this church and gave their lives for the cause of  humanity in France. These two young men were Angus W. Ralston and Earl Marshall.

• Monday, Sept. 15: The American Legion will meet in the city building … Wednesday night. … The name of the post will be selected art the meeting. The name that has been suggested many times is “Beaty,” as Sheldon Beaty was the first book froths community to pay the supreme sacrifice in the war.

• Monday, Sept. 15: Harry Hendryx has purchased the lots at 202 North Summit Street, where the Grimes service station stands and he will operate the same kind of business there. … E.W. Grimes and his son Harry have bought the corner lot south of the Hudson garage on North Summit street, and they will run a service station there.


50 years ago

• Photo caption: READY WITH THE BAIL BOND — Four Uncas, Okla., members of the Kay County Jubilee Belles and former Brothers of the Brush ham it up at the Cherokee Strip Living Museum fourth annual barbecue Sunday, with the old Hardy, Okla., jail as a fitting prop. Ready to open purses for the bail bonds for “errant” husbands are Mrs. Pink Daniel and Mrs. Alford Bradley while their husbands look on from the jail door. The old jail … was placed on the museum grounds Saturday …


25 years ago 

• Newkirk will celebrate its 101st Birthday Sept. 17. The Newkirk Community Historical Society, the Newkirk Main Street Authority and the Newkirk Chamber of Commerce have joined to sponsor the day’s festivities.

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