This day in Traveler History

100 years ago

• Quite a large congregation was out last night to hear Rev. Martin deliver the gospel message at the Nazarene church on South Sixth street.

• A.H. Abrams returned this morning from Topeka where he has been attending the meeting of the Farmers Marketing council, and the state agricultural board. Mr. Abrams was a delegate from the Hackney institute. He said … the attendance was very large. … Mr. Abrams considers the addresses of Ex-Governor Stewart (of Virginia), J.R. Howard (national president of the farmers bureau); and Geo. E. Tucker (stockman and banker) the best that were given …

• The newly elected board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce met in the chamber room last night and organized by electing officers … : Ralph Brown, president; W.J. Gilbreath, vice-president; J.B. Heffelfinger, treasurer; O.B. Seyster, secretary.

• Dr. G.R.T. Richards, president of the Kansas Bandmen’s association, announces the district convention for the Third congressional district will be held in this city, Sunday, January 22, 1922. … (T)he Winfield band and the Chilocco band will be the visiting bands. … There will be addresses by President Richards of this city, and Director Howell of Salina, Kans., and a splendid program of music to be participated in by the two visiting bands in conjunction with the Arkansas City band.

50 years ago

• J.P. Berg, general manager St. Paul Minnesota Norco Division, Greif Bros. Corp. announces the promotion and transfer of R.J. “Dick” Schneider. Schneider previously served as sales administrative manager and advertising manager for the firm in St. Paul. His new position at the Cowley County Greif office brings with it new direct sales responsibilities. He continues to serve as advertising manager.

25 years ago

• Jerry Hooley has announced that he is a candidate for re-election to the Arkansas City Commission. He issued … (a) … statement. … “We have many assets on which we can build to prepare for our future … “

A Look Back in the Courier

30 years ago

• The annual meeting for directors and volunteers of Winfield Meals on Wheels, Inc., will be Thursday at William Newton Memorial Hospital. The agenda includes revised by-laws, the annual election of directors and a discussion on revisions in the 21-year-old charter drawn up in October 1970. They delivered 140 meals to 29 people during the week ending Jan. 10.

• Taking second at the Maize High School Wrestling Tournament on Saturday was Jared Haggard, a senior at Central High School in Burden. He was runner-up in the 160 pound class. Other Central High School wrestlers participating in the tournament were Paul Wonser, Justin Whiteman and Brian Miller.

• The Sunrise 4-H Club met for the annual potluck dinner and parents’ night. There were 23 parents present. New members Brian Cassad and Adrea Terronez were accepted into the club. Guests were Tracy, Janice and Ray Krepps.

20 years ago

• The Cowley County commissioners will hold their reorganizational meeting Monday at the courthouse. Items of business include appointing a new chairperson and reappointing heads of several offices, including civil defense director Mary Green, county engineer Dale Steward and county counselor Bert Wilson.

• Ten people are currently going through training to become reserve firefighters in the Winfield Fire Department. They are Keith White, Banyan Livingston, Kelly Allen, Sky Livingston, Mark Grant, Alan Alquest, Bill Fatout, Keith Thurber, Jennifer Love and Jason Kindt.

10 years ago

• The Health Careers Science program at Winfield High School takes students out of traditional classroom setting and sends them into the community, where they can experience jobs in the healthcare industry. Those students completing rotations at William Newton Hospital or in the community are Alex Lindly, Rachael Bruce, Race Creeden, Heath Turner, Kailey Gordon and Heather Jones.

• Tisdale United Methodist Church will host a winter soup contest and game night as a fundraiser for their new gym. It will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the public is invited to participate.

• On Jan. 26, Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual soup supper in the fellowship hall at First UMC. The public is invited to attend.

• The Marquee Performing Arts Center will hold their annual meeting on Jan. 23 in the lobby of the Marquee. The public is invited to attend. A local vocal ensemble, Revolution Valley, will perform. The group, from Winfield High School and formerly known as the Summer Voice Project, is directed by Matt Berthot.

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