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130 YEARS AGO % in the county news from their re- lished custom, the people of the From November 20,1886 Star spective neighborhoods. New Eden neighborhood will Smith & Musset imported a join in holding an oyster supper Last Saturday was a red-let- short time since from the east, at the school house in that dis- ter day in the history of Coman- ten fine trail hounds that they trict on Thanksgiving night, be- che County. For several weeks intend to use on their ranch to ginning at 8 p.m. Preceding the every voter in the county has run in gray wolves and cayotes, oyster supper, the school will been discussing the bond propo- They were to have had a grand present an interesting program sitions. Railroad meetings were hunt one day this week. of readings and music. held in almost every town, and Frank Jett finished threshing the subject has been debated, ll0YEARSAGO wheat last week for Jacob Reiss. pro and con, upon every street From November 16, 1906 Star Mr. Reiss' total yield this year comer and every crossroad. The will not be far from 21,000 bush- day dawned at last. Itwasacold The new general store in Pro- els, or an average of about 12 one in Nescatunga, but in Cold- tection is opening up for busi- bushels per acre. We believe that water, Avilla and Protection the ness. A Mr. HuRon, recently of Mr. Reiss is still entitled to be day was fair, bright and warm. Tonkowa, Okla., is the propri- called the wheat king of Coman- Coldwater was almost unit in fa- etor. che-co. vor of both propositions, only J.T. Blunk sold his barber sup- The Coldwater-Protection 24 votes being cast against the plies and business this week to Thanksgiving football game, south proposition and 0 against Myers&Holmes. Mr. Blunkwill which will be played on the the north; while 351 were cast continue to make this city his McCay field in this city this year, for the former and 432 for the lat- home. will doubtless draw a large ter. Fair Comanche has at last The Wilmore Ladies' Aid so- crowd. Turn out and help the made the grandest stride toward ciety will give an oyster supper home team win. prosperity she could have taken, on Thanksgiving evening. They Last Friday, on our own grid- and the action of her people last will also have a quilt, a comforter iron, our boys met the Meade Saturday will result in placing and a few other things for sale. team and took them to camp to her among the banner counties The Protection baseball boys the tune of 30-3. The Coldwater of the State. Thousands of her will give a box social at the team found themselves and fertile acres will in a short time school house on Friday night, never once during the game was wave with golden grain and her November 23. the game in doubt from the Cold- picntresque valleys be covered water point of view. with herds and flocks, and the 100 YEARS AGO Comanche county farmers wealth and power that will be From November 17, 1916 Star are in favor of peace -- at least here at no distant day can not until it comes to making an el- now be estimated. The "cold snap" the first of fort to exterminate coyotes and Another nice rain Monday. this week called to mind the win- rabbits. They believe in "war" Talk about droughty Kansas!. ter of 1898-99, when unusually then.. About the only thing that is dry cold weather prevailed, begin- in Kansas is the Prohibitionist. ning about the middle of Octo- 80 YEARS AGO The first blizzard of the sea- ber. That fall a blizzard occurred From November 20, 1936 Star son struck us Tuesday after- on November 21 which caused noon, and for this early and a the death of several hundred Four one-act plays will be young one it was a "daisy." For head ofcaRle, presented in the third annual two days we enjoyed the Dakota Win Sunderland is now con-Home Talent Festival to be held zephyrs in any size to suit the vinced that a Ford will kick if-- Saturday evening, November 21, most fastidious; since then we well, it happened one day last at the Coldwater high school have had balmy Italian weather, week, and since then he has auditorium. The program will typical of Southern Kansas. been carrying his good right arm begin at 8 o'clock. Ten cents in a sling, admission will be charged. 120 YEARS AGO The C.H.S. football team de- For the third time in the past From November 14, 1896 Star feated the Englewood team in several years the Western Light this city on last Friday. The game & Power Corp. is announcing a We are requested to an- this afternoon will be between reduction in light rates in Cold- nounce a grand ball to be given Ashland and Coldwater. water. in the Halliday-Bennet building A Bazaar and Dinner is being The Missouri Valley school in this city on Thanksgiving planned by the Presbyterian la- will give a Thanksgiving program evening, Nov. 26. dies for December 2. followed by a box supper on People are paying all kinds of The New Home school is Wednesday evening, November election wagers all over the coun- planning to have a Thanksgiv- 25. try. ing program and pie social in the Kopke's Cut Rate Grocery in The Ladies Aid Society will near future. Coldwater this week advertises give an oyster supper in this city cans of Vienna Sausages at four Thanksgiving evening. 90 YEARS AGO for 25, a two-pound jar of fancy Now that the election is over From November 19, 1926 Star peanut butter for 25, and sugar and settled, we would like to at53 for a 10-pound cloth bag. have our correspondents send Following the long-estab- While you are at the this Saturday at the Veterans' Building, Check out the unique gift clocks in the northwest corner of the room. ! 70 YEARS AGO From November 16,1946 Star Last Sunday afternoon be- tween 300 and 400 people from over the county gathered at Crown HiU cemetery east of Cold- water to attend the dedication of the new $2500 American Legion Memorial Shaft. About 60 veter- ans of'World War I and II were present. The Memorial Shaft, which is the first of its kind to be erected in southwestern Kansas following the war, will be the center of a circle drive at the cem- etery. Last Friday evening on the C.H.S. athletic field, Coldwater in a very one-sided game won its sixth straight game by defeating the Minneola team 39 to 0. According to the Associated Press report on Monday, among the soldiers arriving in Boston was Pfc. Eldon C. Hecht, son of Ernest Hecht of Coldwater. Delmar Homer opened his barber shop in Wilmore Satur- day and the townfolks are glad to welcome another business in town. 50 YEARS AGO From November 17, 1966 Star Floral arrangements by the Sunnyside HDU and the New Eden HDU were pictured this week, as well as paintings by the members of the Lower Bluff Creek HDU, as displayed at the Achievement Day held in Cold- water Monday, November 14 at the Veterans's Building. The Coldwater Eagles Marching band went to South- western College at Winfield on Saturday and performed during half time at the football game between Southwestern and Col- lege of Emporia. They did a good job and Coldwater can be mighty proud of the students, their per- formance, and actions. In the evening members of the swing band stayed over and played for the after game dance, sponsored by the Symphonians, a music fraternity of which Jim Booth is a member. Chuck Brass, a son of Bob Brass, is a member of the Southwestern football squad and saw action in the game against C. of E. The Comanches sixth grade football team defeated the Steelers of Alva, Okla., 47 to 6 in a game played here last week. The Comanches were made up of sixth graders from the local unified school district which in- cludes Wilmore, Protection, and Coldwater. Rex Marls, Comanche quarterback, ran for 236 yards and scored five touchdowns to lead his team to victory. 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 IIChurch 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 if you 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 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.rn. 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 Wilmore Federated Church Juan Espinoza, Pastor 308-672-8328 Home 582-2176 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Contact the churdn office if you need a ride to church. Worship at the Church of Your Choice