This day in Traveler History
100 years ago
• The Rotary club will be the guests of the Chilocco Indian school for a 6 o’clock diner Monday evening. After dinner, the members of the club will be entertained by song numbers and orchestra music.
• East Bolton News — … A good-sized crowd attended the program and pie supper at Stony Point school house Wednesday evening. The teacher, Miss Bailey, and her pupils and a few outsiders rendered a splendid Thanksgiving program … Recitation — Landing of the Pilgrims, Alton Ramsey; … Recitation — A Pumpkin, Howard Brodock; Song — Cheer Up My Honey, Lena Buzzi, Oliver Pike and Ynona Byron; Recitation — A Thanksgiving Dream, Dale Ham; Recitation — A Thanksgiving Dinner, Leota Brodock; … Recitation — A Little Girl’s Lament, Lena Buzzi …
• The final performance of the Norcrosse Stock Co. at the Fifth Avenue theatre tonight is a farce comedy entitled “The Young Widow,” with singing numbers and two acts of vaudeville with the house’s new ladies’ orchestra.
• (Troop) No. 6 of the local council of Boy Scouts held their regular weekly meeting at the Presbyterian church last night … Jack Young and Joe Bly passed the tenderfoot test. … Scout Master Forest Livingston was in charge of the meeting …
50 years ago
• Photo caption: Sophomore Class Officers Elected — Officers for the sophomore class at Arkansas City (High School) have been elected for the school year. … (T)hey include … Stuco representative Debi Morrow, vice president Sherri Hunter, president Mark Korte, and secretary-treasurer John Tieperman. (K. Anderson Photo)
25 years ago
• Photo caption: Native American Week — Students at Jefferson Elementary School celebrated Native American Week by constructing models of Indian homes. … (T)hird grade students Amanda Kite, Kurtis Ohalhausen, Christina Evans and Robbie Irons (are shown displaying their work).
A Look Back in the Courier
30 years ago
• Brian Thiel, of Winfield, was one of a team of six Kansas State University students who recently placed fifth in the 91st American Royal Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, Mo. The team was second in swine judging, fourth in cattle and fourth in the oral reasons competition.
• The Southwestern men’s basketball team, under coach Jim Wheatcroft, will open their season with three seniors leading the way. Eddie Weigle, of Burden, is one of the three leaders.
• Ballots for the Agriculture, Stabilization and Conservation Committee have been mailed out to farmers and ranchers interested in Cowley County land. Candidates for the ASC Committee are Stan Ahlerich, John Barnett and Casey Woner.
20 years ago
• The Udall High School National Honor Society holds their annual talent show. Winners include Ashton Kistler, grades 8-12; Chase Wylie, Mr. Eagle; Sara Wolfe, grades 5-7; and Hunter Kistler, pre-school-4th grade.
• The Winfield Community Theater will present the play “Steel Magnolias” under the direction of John Dalton in Messenger Hall at Southwestern College.
• A flood fix for Bliss Street, once called Canal Street, is on the way as Winfield city officials begin a massive drainage project.
10 years ago
• Oxford held their annual Christmas in the Country the Thursday and Friday after Thanksgiving. The event began in 1975, when residents Barbara and Bill Rider invited some customers to visit their business Calico Crafts over Thanksgiving weekend. Kaye Dee Potucek, owner of Primarily Plants and Floral, has been a member of the committee for 33 of the 35 years the event has been held.
• Lynn Pettigrew Norris, of Dexter, has published her second memoir “Safe Harbor: Shipwrecked, Finding My Way Home.” After the death of her middle daughter, Norris formed the nonprofit ECCRC and built the Lighthouse Library in Dexter.