Newspaper Archive of
The Western Star
Coldwater, Kansas
April 20, 2006     The Western Star
PAGE 5     (5 of 12 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 5     (5 of 12 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
April 20, 2006

Newspaper Archive of The Western Star produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2023. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

I / Y d 120 YEARS AGO From April 17,1886 Star The best wages paid any teacher in this county was $60 per month, for a term of three months. It was paid in district No. 7, to J.H.V. Brown. The County Commissioners were in regular session this week and transacted a large amount of business. Among other things, there were 24 petitions for opening of roads put in and accepted. Our hotels and boarding houses are crowded nightly, and still they continue to come. People are beginning to learn that here is the place to invest for large profits in a short time. i ' - 110 YEARS AGO From April 18, 1896 Star Congress is considering adoption of the metric system Last week's rains have given the farmers and stockmen splen- did encouragement. The clouds lowered yester- day and brought us more rain. The Coldwater schools closed yesterday. The primary and intermediate rooms ren- dered appropriate closing pro- grams. Thus far file peach crop prom- ises pretD" fair. The cold snap a couple oLweeks ago got about, half of the crop. We understand Our city butcher shop has closed down on fresh meat for the summer. Spring chickens and bacon will be in demand. A smallpox scare is reported from Protection. A young lady of that place returned from Okla- homa City, and shortly after her return broke out with a rash, and it was pronounced smallpox. The indications are that it is nothing of the kind. "the county commissioners made an order this week to have the cupola removed from the court house, as they were of the opinion that the wind blowing against the cupola dislodged the plastering in the upstairs rooms. The change will give the court- house a "bobtail" appearance. Wire-fence thieves are at work again this spring. Some one cleaned up two miles of fence and posts from Foy and Sabin's pasture in Protection township this spring. The fence was the property of Ed. M. Foy. Fence thieves are the worst kind of thieves, and if caught should be severely punished. Several of the farmers and ranchmen in Nescatunga-and, Shimer-tps. arc putting up a tele- phone line, either to build into Coldwater or to connect with the New Eden line at a point about five miles east of town. Thirteen- feet catalpa poles are bfa'/ng used. Dr. Halliday repom that there a few new cases of small pox in Valley-tp. Clark-co. now has two news- papers, a new paper having re- cently been started at Englewood by some parties from Oklahoma. J.T. Dale &'Son began work this week on their new lumber yard in this city, on the sotith part of the lots recently pur- chased fromB.S. MmSchriltz. A yard fence has been built and a large shed along the north side of the lumber yard ground isbe- ing erected. The firm evidently means business and is gradually expanding in its efforts to be- come firmly established here. The New Eden Sunday school has ordered a new Chapel organ from Montgomery. Ward &Co. The Easter Market given by the Protection Baptist ladies on last Saturday was a success. The proceeds amounted to $32. How sad it is to think of the great loss of life and property in San Francisco, Calif on last Wednesday, the result of the great earthquake. Just think of one thousand persons landed in eternity without a moment's warning! d 90 YEARS AGO % From April 21, 1916 Star Attention is again called to the Coldwater Public Library, which is located in the city build- ing and which is open every Sat- urday afternoon from 2:30 until 5, some member of the Research Club having charge. The pur- chase of a ticket ($1.00) entitles the holder and members of fam- ily to all the privileges of the li- brary for one year. The sum ac- cruing from the sale of tickets applies on the purchase of new books for the library, and as soon as there are no other sources of revenue there will be no charge for the use of books. There arc now 350 volumes of useful and readable literature in the library, many of the best in recent fiction being in the col- lection. The city team will haul trash and tin cans gathered and raked up into piles during this, clean- up week, if placed along the al- The tide seems to have ley convenient for loading. This turned, and people aIt coming does not include ashes or large back to southwestern Kansas. accumulations of rnbbish. Not in droves, like they once came, but they are coming. The amount of rain-fall Sat- urday and Sunday as registered by the rain-gauge in this city was twO and 55-100ths inches on a level. This is enough water for the present and puts all growing crops in good shape. d 100 YEARS AGO From April 20, 1906 Star Another good rain yesterday. Land seekers continue to come in by the score. The prevailing price offered for wheat during the past week has been around $I. Consider- able grain is being marketed. Rob't Coles drives a Rex) "4" this week. He had his first break- down the third day on the way to Coldwater. In this issue of the Star will be found the professional card Of DR. DM. Forbes, who moved to this city recently from Kan- sas Ci.ty. His office is located over Dukes' drug store. Dr. Forbes is a graduate of the Washburn Medical College. d> 80 YEARS AGO % From April 23, 1926 Star A good many Coldwater people have had several thrills this week when the fire siren sounded the 7 o'clock hour, the noon hour and the 6 o'clock hour. However, it will not take long for all to become accus- tomed to the time signals -- one long blast of the siren. The sounding of the time signals three times each day (except on Sundays) is already proving a popular practice in our city, and the people appreciate the part the telephone company, in conjunc- tion with the city, is giving. Contestants for the state spelling contest at "Topeka will be chosen at the elimination contest Friday evening, at eight o'clock, in the high school build- ing in Coldwater, on April 30. Words from Webster's Blue Backed Speller will be used for the old folks division, and the spelling will be oral. All persons who have passed their 50th birthday are entitled to enter this elimination contest, and are in- vited to do so. Several cases of whooping cough are reported in the Avilla vicini .ty. Miss Annie Cline has sold her hat shop in this city to Mrs: Flossie Guseman. who took charge of the business on Thursday. Miss Cline had con- ducted the business since last May. She has not yet decided upon her plans for the future. Monday night, April 25, is Masquerade night at the Com- munity Building skating rink. A prizewill be given to the best boy and girl skaters. d 70 YEARS AGO'% From April 17, 1936 Star In Monday of this week the Coldwater American Legion Post delivered new flags to the Coldwater merchants whose flags needed replacing. All places of business are asked to display their flags on special days. On Tuesday of this week, a 40-foot steel flag pole was erected in the court house yard by the county shop workers. Elmer Edmonston has been making a power clipper to shear sheep with. He sheared his flock the first of the week and hauled the wool to Wichita. Frederick Jacks, who has been conducting the Farmers Produce in this city for the past year or more, has sold the busi- ness to H.E. Reasons of Sedgwick, Kans. Frederick will manage the California to Kansas part of his father's trucking busi- ness and will live either in Enid or Wichita, he states. Miss Olive Cook l'CS'lgned her position as teacher of the sec- ond grade in Coldwater schools, and Mrs. Florence Cooper has been employed to finish out her unexpired term. 50 YEARS AGO % From April 20, 1956 Star Kansas newest roadside park quite a number of the eggs earned an extra prize given by the various men. which was completed recently by Ramond Buskitk of the Prai- rie Gardens of McPherson, who had the contract will be dedi- cated with a special ceremony Wednesday afternoon, April 25, at 2:00 o'clock. The park, which is said to be one of the finest in the state, was built under the di- rection of the Kansas State High- way Commission and is located on the east edge of Highways 160 and 183 two miles south of Coldwater. The C.H.S. Junior class will operate Sherpard's Standard Station Saturday. April 21, and will get a percentage of the day's receipts. Several hundred children from those barely in the walking stage up swarmed over the city park last Saturday afternoon, the attraction being the annual Eas- ter Egg Hunt put on by the Coldwater Business Men's As- sociation. Ninqty dozen eggs were colored by the men and d:' 40 YEARS AGO % From April 21, 1966 Star The program of Dedication for the newly completed educa, tional building oftbe First Chris- tian Church in Coldwatcr will be this coming Sunday, April 24. An article with photo tells that Orville Deewail of Chelsea, Okla will be inducted over the week- end in the "Hall of Fame" for most outstanding graduates of the Oklahoma State University animal scicaee department. Army Pvt. Denn Byram, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Byram, Coldwater, completed a six -day leadership course April 6. To be selected for the course. he met higher-than-average mental and physical require- ments. The 20-year-old soldier, a 1964 graduate of Coldwater high school, entered the Army in March 1966. The Coldwater track squad traveled to Kiowa on Friday and for the second year were winners of the Kiowa relays. COLDWATER Antioch CommunityChurch Doug ~, Pastor se2-2045 Sunday School 10 am. Sunday Worship 10:45 &m. Weekly Home Bade Studes Assembly of God Mike Batddey, Pastor 582-2463 Home 582-2128 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m. Sun Eve Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday W~ip 6 p.m. Southern Baptist Church Ken Pitzer, Pastor 582-2404 Sunday Sdma 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Sun Eve Worship 7 p.m. First Christian Church Chat Mer~al/, Paslo 582-2312 Churct Office 582-2440 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sun Youtn Group 6 p.m. Wed Bible Study 7 p.m. United Methodist Church Sue Talbot, Pastor 582-2132 Home 582.2176 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 &m. Sunday Ewmg Se~ior High You~ Group 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday 4:30 p.m. High Youth Group &4th Sunday 4:30 p.m. ,%nday I~e ghxly 6 p.m. Wea esday Kings' ~7~s 9ra~ 3, 4, &S 5 p.m. Praye and Medtalion Service Ist Wednesday 6:30 p.m. We~y Choir Pradice7:50 p.m. 1st Sat. Men's SIudy Bdst. 7 a.m. Holy Slddt Catholic Church Fr Maunce Cummings Church ' 528-2154 Saturday Evening Me~ 5 p.m. First Presbytedan Church Sunday WorJ~ 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 &m. PROTECTION Chriati Church Andrew Evans, Pastor 622-4141 Church 622-4259 Sunday Schoo/ 9:30 &m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wed. Night Yo~ Group 7 p.m. wed. Prayer Time 9 p.m.- Rrst Baptist Church Mark Slatteff, Pastor 622-4430 Church 622-4386 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Wo~hip 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Mennonits Church Dal Regier, Pastor 622-4499 Church 622-4342 Sunday ~ 9:45 a.m. Smday Worship -10:45 a.m. Wed. Adult & Youth ~rvice 7 p.m. United Methodist Church Dennis Carter, Pastor 622-4513 Home 622-4244 Sunday Schoa 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:50 a.m. WILMORE Wilmor Federated Church Sue Talbot, Pastor 582-2132 Home 582-2176 ,nday Wo hip 9:30 am, Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. [Wor hip at tho Chu h} l of Your Choice I/