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130 YEARS AGO h From June 5,1886 Star Corn has not suffered any thus far for want of rain. The work on the streets was discontinued Wednesday. Ow- ing to the heavy rain the day before, it as too muddy. The circus pitched its tent outside of the corporation and thus saved $10 city license. Our city limits should take in more territory on the north. The Comanche County Bank is now one of the solidest bank- ing institutions in the state. Coldwater had a successful fourth of July celebration last year and everybody was well- pleased. Why not set to work and have another, only on a larger scale this year? The wolf hunt to take place Saturday promises to be a fine affair. Tell all your boys to come up and take a hand. 120 YEARS AGO From May 30, 1896 Star Last Sunday was a scorcher. The thermometer reached 104. It was the nearest to hot winds we have had this season. The Grand Army and others will meet with the Coldwater band at city hall at 1:30 sharp on Decoration Day to form and march in a body to church. After the speaking is over, the proces- sion will form on Main street to go to the grave yard to decorate graves. After decorating the graves we will disband at the grave yard. A peddling outfit was doing the town Monday. There were two wagons of them, and they sold everything from a bunch of tacks to silk umbrellas. Henry Clark, of Avilla town- ship, had the first home grown strawberries of the season, in our market this week. They retailed at 10 cents per quart. 110 YEARS AGO From June 1,1906 Star The patrons along the new Nescatunga telephone line re- ceived their telephones last week and will now soon be in talking trim. Another cement-stone plant will soon be installed in Coldwa- ter. Henry Bean ordered this week, from Rochester, N.Y., a complete Hercules cement-stone machine and will soon be pre- pared to turn out all kinds of ce- ment-stone products. This is another evidence of the steady and substantial growth of Cold- water and the surrounding coun- try. The baseball game between the Ashland and Coldwater teams which was played in this city on last Friday afternoon was an interesting and closely-con- tested one. At the close of the 12th inning the score stood at 13 to 12 in favor of Coldwater. Our boys have the record of win- ning nine games out of ten. An ice cream and strawberry social will be given at the New Eden school house on Saturday evening, June 2. The proceeds will go to the Baptist minister at that place. Everybody is cordially invited to attend. The Wilmore ball team played a game of ball at Springvale Saturday. The score stood 11 to 12 in favor of Springvale. d 100 YEARS AGO From June 2,1916 Star Jose Navaroo, a Mexican, is now in the Comanche-co. jail serving a 30 days' sentence for violating the Kansas prohibitory law. A fine of $100 and costs goes with the sentence, The charge against Navaroo was that he, contrary to law, shipped be- tween 90 and 100 pints of whis- key into this county. The liquor was shipped in two trunks. One of them was unloaded in Wil- more and the other in Coldwa- ter. Both trunks finally landed in this city on Wednesday and were taken to the Mexican camp near town. County Attorney C.E. Baker "got wind" of the ship- ment and at once got busy. He and Sheriff W.P. Sanders soon had the "wet goods" and Navaroo in charge. The opera house was well filled on last Friday evening, the occasion being the Eighteenth Annual Commencement exer- cises of the Coldwater high school. Twelve students were in the graduating class. The first of a series of free concerts by the Coldwater Con- cert Band for the present sum- mer season will be given on Main-st. this (Friday) evening. The public is cordially invited to come out and hear the band. Some splendid music will con- stitute the program. Fresh cookies are selling at 15 per pound at Miller Mercan- tile Co. Comanche-co. will be well represented at the summer term of the Kansas State Normal School in Emporia this year. Among those who went to Em- poria this week to enter the school are: Misses Helen Willard, Flossie Cumpton, Vera McCalla and Kate Cromley; also F.G. Cromley. 90 YEARS AGO From May 28,1926 Star A good rain fell over the northern half of Comanche-co. on Thursday night of this week. In Coldwater and vicinity the rainfall amounted to 1.58 inches. The southeastern part of the county received less than half an inch, and in Avilla and Val- ley-tps, the rainfall was very light. Quite an electrical storm accompanied the rain, and some damage resulted. The members of the Prairie Vale Sunday school, each with a well Idled basket, met in the Ellis grove on Tuesday for their an- nual Sunday school picnic.; J.S. Nokes and family moved on Tuesday from this city to Wilmore, where Mr. Nokes will conduct a shoe and harness re- pair shop. He is a good business man, and the Star commends him and his family to the people of Wilmore. Verily, the ranks of he Civil War veterans are rapidly thin- ning. Thirty years ago in Cold- water over 50 old soldiers marched in time on Memorial Day. Now there are only three left in this county -- D.F.. Edmonds of this city and John Hullet and John Taylor of Pro- tection. Andy Six moved this week with his shoe repair shop into the Coldwater hardware Co.'s store room and will hereafter be the harness and shoe repairman for the company. A.A. White will include the room vacated by Mr. Six in his meat market and grocery store. d 80 YEARS AGO From June 5,1936 Star On Thursday evening rain again fell in this county. Between and inch and an inch and a half of moisture had fallen when the Star went to press after midnight. Everyone is saying, "What fun we had." last Thursday night at the Sock Supper in Prairie Queen school house, sponsored by the Kiowa Creek 4-H club. Due to so much rain, the Lookout correspondent was un- able to get in touch with much news, but appreciated all the fine moisture. Golden Valley Dairy in Cold- water advertises this week deli- cious, creamy, pineapple sherbet at only 25 per quart, as well as a variety of flavors of ice cream at just 30 per quart. 70 YEARS AGO From May 31,1946 Star Tuesday afternoon of this week the lowering clouds turned into rain and the entire county received a soaker. The Lindas Lumber Co., which owns a string of yards in towns north of Coldwater has purchased the J.G. Wilson Lum- ber Company's interests in this city and has taken charge of the business. R. Dale Mark, who has been manager of the yard here for a number of years, has been retained as manager by the new owners. Wheat is turning and farmers in the Lookout area are very busy getting their Sudan grass and row crops planted before harvest time is here. During the past year Coman- che county has gained 142 in population - 3,754 in 1945 and 3,896 in 1946. Coldwater, with a 1945 population of 1,021, has in- creased its total by 109 to 1,138. 50 YEARS AGO From June 2,1966 Star Mike Steele and Miss Carol Timmons are pictured on the front page this week in their marching band uniforms, along with an article telling of their upcoming trip to Dodge City to play in the All-Kansas Lions band. She plays French horn and he is a baritone player. A new farm Implement dealership is announced in this week's Western Star. Junior Williams, owner of the Highway Garage and Implement Co., an- nounces this week that he is now the franchised Allis-Chalmers- Baldwin farm implement dealer for this area. Due to severe winter and later freeze damage, Rose Days at the Rich Rose Ranch, Coldwater, Kansas have been cancelled for the usual spring showing. Seven Comanche County 4- H members will attend 4-H Roundup at Manhattan, June 6th to the 10th. They are Linda Oiler, Myrna Shaw, Mary Tschanz, Janice Huck, Edd Jackson, David Kirby, and David Webb. The newspapers say this is the driest five month period in history. COLDWATER Antioch CommunityChurch Caleb Palmer, Pastor 582-2045 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Weekly Home Bible Studies Assembly of God David Moseley, Pastor 582-2128 Church 582-2463 Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Youth 6:30 p.m. First Christian Church Andrew Evans, Minister 582-2337 Church 582-2440 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. God's Country Cowboy Church John Paul, Pastor 620-518-1082 Monday Evening Dinner 6:30 p.m. Monday Evening Service 7 p.m. Holy Spirit Catholic Church Father Kola Rao Church 582-2154 Saturday Evening Mass 5 p.m. United Methodist Church Juan Espinoza, Pastor 308-672-8328 Home 582-2176 Sunday School 9:45 a.m, Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wed, Bible Study 7 p.m. Contact the church office a ride to church. PROTECTION First Baptist Church Brandon Hagins, Pastor 622-4386 Church Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. First Christian Church Rod Rieger, Pastor 622-4507 Church 622-4259 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Youth 7 p.m. Mennonite Church Rod Crowell, Pastor 622-4449 Church 622-4342 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Wed. Parents 7 p.m. United Methodist Church Jessie Zimmerman, Pastor 622-4244 Home 622-4513 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:50 a.m. WILMORE Wilmore Federated Church Juan Espinoza, Pastor 308-672-8328 Home 582-2176 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Contact the church office if you need a ride to church. Worship at the Church of Your Choice