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130 YEARS AGO h From August 14, 1886 Star (Most of the first two pages of the Star this week is devoted to paragraphs telling of the various businesses and busi- nessmen in Coldwater. It is too lengthy to recount here on this page, but anyone interested in the early business roots of Cold- water can read of them on mi- crofilm at the public library in C oldwater.) Before we came here, over two years ago, we were told that ram was almost entirely unknown in this region, but actual obser- vation and experience are far more reliable than mere hearsay, and we know that this section of country has been more bounti- fully supplied with rain than any place we ever lived in, and we have during your brief existence, resided in twenty-nine states of this union. The proposition for voting bonds for the Southern Kansas and Pan Handle (rail)road has been submitted, the petitions cir- culated and the required number of signatures obtained. 120 YEARS AGO From August 8, 1896 Star The Mercury registered 101 in the shade Monday, which was hot enough to knock the energy out of even a Kansas man. The train is generally late on Monday and last Monday it was four hours behind scheduled time. This office is under obligation to Henry Baker of Logan town- ship for a big arm full of sweet corn roasting ears. Mr. Baker knows how to make that hungry printer happy. The Coldwater schools will open September 7th, with three teachers. It is expected there will be the usual number of scholars from the outside districts, as in a number of districts it will be cheaper to send students here than to maintain a school. We have heard a great many farmers say that they were go- ing to sow rye this fall. They want it for pasture and for feed. Peaches and watermelons continue plentiful in the market, at reasonable prices. Quite a number of farmers are cutting their corn, and hands are in demand at $1.00 per day and board. The county commissioners were in session Monday, mak- ing tax levies. 110 YEARS AGO h From August 10, 1906 Star Not available. 100 YEARS AGO From August 4, 1916 Star Here is the way it happens sometimes: One day last week E.W. Neumann, who lives north- west of this city, came to town with three loads of wheat. When he arrived he found that the el- evators were chock full and hence had quit buying for the day. Mr. Neumann "camped" with his wheat during the night, the expense being about $2. The next day he sold his wheat and received $15 more for it than he would have received had he sold it the day before. Other farmers have had a similar experience. There are now something like 5500 fewer jackrabbits in Coman- che-co, than there were six weeks ago. That 5-cent bounty did it. Last month was the driest July Kansas has experienced for 14 years. During the past few weeks there has been an unprec- edented demand for ice cream and cold drinks. One Coldwater dealer sold 388 gallons of ice cream in 30 days. He has made about 40 gallons each Saturday. It is a noteworthy fact that Comanche-co. has no 60-pound wheat this year. It is testing from 62 to 65 pounds and the quality is par excellent-- never better. Two years ago there were 156 automobiles in Comanche-co. Now the number is not far from 600. d 90 YEARS AGO h From August 13, 1926 Star It was on August 16, 1884, just 62 years ago, that the first number of the Western Star was printed. Since that time nor an issue has been missed. With faithful regularity, the Star has recorded each week the impor- tant happenings in the county since the town of Coldwater was only six weeks old, hence the pa- per can justly claim that it has been quite closely associated with the growth and develop- ment of Coldwater and Coman- che County. On Friday, August 20 and Sat- urday, August 21, the enrollment of the high school students in C.H.S. for the school year 1926- 27 will be held at the high school building. A rain fell in the Avilla local- ity Thursday, making it possible to continue listing. The hot weather of the past two weeks has done much dam- age to the growing corn, in some cases making it necessary to cut the corn at once to get even good fodder. 80 YEARS AGO % From August 14, 1936 Star Ninety-five cattlemen in thirty-five cars toured Coman- che County Saturday, August 5 and viewed approximately 5,000 head of cattle which were shown by 15 representative cattlemen from their herds, which would total nearly 20,000 head. The men on the tour were mainly from Comanche County. Following nearly a week of from 110 to 113 degree tempera- tures, the highest mark in the his- tory of Coldwater was recorded here on Wednesday of this week, 116 degrees. Thursday was just as hot. Many families have be- gun sleeping outdoors. No rain is yet in sight, and spring crops continue to wither. Miss Myrtle Burditt, who fin- ished her school work at Hays S.T.C. recently and received her B.S. degree, has been employed to teach in the Leoti high school for the coming year. 70 YEARS AGO % From August 9, 1946 Star The Coldwater baseball team suffered its first defeat in league competition of the season Sun- day at the hands of the Greensburg nine. The game ended with Coldwater having the bases loaded and a score of 9 to 11. Coldwater plays Wilmore next Sunday. Since harvest Comanche Remember... Everyone is invited to our Monday night services at the Coldwater Veterans' Building. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. with worship service at 7 p.m. "God's Country ] 1!!1 Cowboy Church is I reaching out to all western folks and ] the un-churched." [ county has been without a gen- eral rain and the heat has in- creased in intensity during the past week. On Wednesday a new season record was set when the government thermometer in Coldwater reached 109. On Monday of this week Carl Zink, Manager of C.M.S.R.E.A., and Mr. Crouch, his assistant, were in Coldwater making plans to complete the signup of all in- terested in R.E.A. in the east half of Comanche County. Feed in the Lookout area is gradually drying and burning up. Pastures are a thing of the past. A good soaking rain would be appreciated. # 50 YEARS AGO From August 11, 1966 Star High Winds and hail accom- panied a gully washing rain that apparently centered somewhere near the Eldon Schultz farm seven miles south and a little west of Coldwater. The heavy rain on Tuesday totaled from three and a half to four inches and lasted just an hour, from 7 to 8 p.m. Mr. Schultz reported se- vere damage to his feed which the hail stripped and winds blew down. There will be a hamburger fry held in the City Park at 7 p.m., Friday evening, August 19, for the firemen and their families. Ev- erything provided. Come and have a good time. Fireman Apprentice Ralph E. Ring, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ring ofWilmore, Kans., is on station in the South China Sea aboard the U.S. Seventh Fleet attack aircraft carrier USS Constellation. Operating offthe shores of Vietnam, Constellation's aircraft daily strike select military targets in support of U.S. and Vietnamese forces. Sgt. Danny Darroch, sta- tioned at Fort Campbell, Ky., is spending 10 days in Coldwater visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Darroch, other rela- tives, and friends. Danny will receive his discharge from the service on September 9th and plans to attend college this fall. The Wilmore Boy Scout troop planned and held a troop camping trip from Monday through Wednesday. They set up camp on Thompson Creek near Belvidere. Kelly Bender ac- companied the boys, Steven Chance, Loren Ferrin, John Fry, Kenneth Goebel, David Mar- tens, and Zearl Ziegler. 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 need 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 6224259 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 Wayne Stephens, Pastor 622-4244 Home 622-4513 Sunday School 10 a.m, Sunday Worship 10:50 a.m. WILMORE Wilrnore 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