This day in Traveler History


100 years ago

• Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Denton  have returned to Arkansas City after spending the winter at Geuda Springs. … Mr. Denton is one of Arkansas City’s most popular building contractors.  … Mr. Denton, since coming to Arkansas City, has erected the large building on North Summit street where the automobile show was held last year and now occupied by the Parks Motor Co., two buildings for L.A. Foster on North Summit street, the Domestic Laundry building, the Roseberry and MacAllister building and he did the brick and concrete work on the building occupied by the Kinslow Motor Co., besides erecting numerous homes in this city. 

• Pilot Cecil Lucas and E.J.Reid, a representative of the Traveler, went to the 101 ranch this afternoon to get a feature picture which will run at the Strand theatre tonight. The regular shipment of pictures that were supposed to come here for today’s program did not arrive and it was necessary to get a program at once. W.L. Baldridge … employed Cecil Lucas of the HumeLucas Aeroplane company of south of the city to make the trip. … The Stand theatre received the pictures in due time for the afternoon matinee.


50 years ago

• Photo caption: As Far as the Eye Could See — The caravan of motorists stranded Sunday and until late Monday afternoon on the turnpike and at the turnpike restaurant were jubilant at the sight of Arkansas City Monday night. More than a mile of vehicles — including a chartered bus — made the trek down U.S. 166 from South Haven to Arkansas City as huge tractors, snow plows and graders along with an ATV vehicle broke (a) trail down the snow-closed highway to rescue the marooned motorists. Police escorted the caravan to the Central Christian Church and the vehicles to a city-owned parking lot nearby.


 25 years ago

• The six Bulldog seniors going to the state tournament have wrestled together since they were little guys, and they hope their best memories are yet to come. Today and Saturday. At the Kansas State Wrestling Tournament, held in the Kansas Coliseum.

A Look Back in the Courier


30 years ago

• Winfield Girl Scouts Faith Dutton, Audrey Fischer and Leah Law receive the Cadette Silver Award.

• Serving as pages for Rep. Dorothy Flottman in the Kansas House of Representatives are Winfield students Kelly Morris, Joseph Pipes, Kyle Trimmer and Kiyon Koroma.

• Cowley County Conservation Awards go to Irvin and Gracie McClung, Kenneth and Phyllis Brothers, Ted and Lois Biby, Bill and Steve Rosecrans, Vernon and Don Drake, and Eugene and Estas Shaffer.


20 years ago

• Winners in the Cowley County Conservation District annual poster and limerick contest were Emma Pruiksma, Heather Pool, Molly Jackson and Tristda Brake. Their entries were entered in the state wide KACD contest, where Heather’s and Emma’s earned an honorable mention.

• Worrall Clift will be honored for his 22 years in real estate at a come-and-go retirement open house Tuesday at Buterbaugh & Handlin.

• The 2001 KANZA Chili Cook-off and Auction will be held Saturday at Baden Square. There will be a live auction with items donated by local businesses, a silent auction and a gas grill door prize, donated by Kline Motors.


10 years ago

• Two Winfield choir students will perform as members of the State Middle Level Honor Choir at the Kansas Music Educators Conference in Wichita. Payton Humphreys, a seventh-grader from Winfield Middle School, and Cathleen Trollman, a ninth-grader from Winfield High School, were selected after auditioning.

• Larry and Linda Hahn of rural Winfield are the Community Cornerstone Award recipients for January and February. A reception will be held for them at the CornerBank library on Friday. Members of the selection committee include Cindy Goertz, Ned Graham, Ralph Hanna, Roger Lungren, Sharon Ohm and Nancy Tredway.

• WHS Viking wrestlers going to the state wresting tournament this weekend are Jacob Nelson, 12th grade, 119 lbs., and Josh Horn, 10th grade, 285 lbs.

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