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Carthrae, of Avilla town- ship, brought to market last Sat- urday a half dozen dressed wild geese. They were readily dis- posed Of at 50 cents each. It is worth every cent of it to slip, upon and kill such wily game. Shultise and Allderdice have made quite anvimprovement in their store building this week in the way of painting the entire building and on the west side having a sign painted, bearing the firm’s name and the line of business they are in. Shultise & Allderdice are among our lead- ing business men and they be- lieve in advertising. The city authorities having prohibited the use of the sling- shot and the bow and arrow, V some of the school boys seem to be almost without consola-_ tion. :9 1 10 YEARS AGO a From December 22, 1905 Star Wilmore and Lexington will each celebrate the Christmas time by appropriate exercises and a Christmas tree on Saturday night. The Peoples State Bank, Elmer Solomon cashier, Coldwater’s newest bank, has leased from Mrs. Z.P. Jackson the corner just east of the postoffice and now occupied by Jeff Price. The bank will occupy the building as soon as the same is vacated. It is a splendid busi- ness location and the new bank is to be congratulated upon se- curing it. The new safe for the Peoples State Bank was unloaded on Wednesday and temporarily placed in the postoffice building where the new bank will be lo- cated for a short time. The fumi- ture for the bank, which will be made to exactly fit the building which the bank will occupy per- manently will soon arrive. c? 100 YEARS AGO a From December 24, 1915 Star On next Wednesday, the 29th, the voters of Coldwater-tp. will be called upon to pass judge- ment upon the question of vot- ing bonds to the amount of $150,000 to aid in the construc- tion of the Greensburg, Coldwa- ter & Northwestern Railroad. During the past week the merits and demerits of the proposition have been pretty well discussed by our citizens, and the discus- sion still goes on. On the streets and in the houses, in town and on the farms the people are talk- ing, investigating and forming opinions and conclusions. We believe that a question of such importance as is this one, in which the voting of additional bonds upon the township is in- volved, should receive the most careful consideration. We do not presume to dictate, or even to suggest, how any one should vote on this question. Each one should decide for himself or her- self afier thorough investigation and mature deliberation. Several articles and adver- tisements can be found throughout this week’s paper, mostly promoting the passage of the bond issue question in or- der to secure a second railroad in Comanche county. The fine new engine for the Coldwater water and light plant has arrived. It will be installed soon afier January 1. The CBS. basketball team defeated the Protection high school in a fast game played in this city Wednesday evening; score 28 to 26. Coldwater still has a 100-percent record. Bob Kesee, who was hurt a couple of weeks ago by being thrown from a wagon, is rapidly improving. i? 90 YEARS AGO a From December 25, 1925 Star AA deal was consummated on Wednesday of this week by which the Coldwater Telephone Company disposed of its inter- ests here, also the telephone building in this city, to South- western Long Distance Tele- phone and Telegraph Co., whose headquarters are at Pratt. The efficiency of Coldwater’s new fire truck was demonstrated on Tuesday afternoon of this week. Fire chief James Allderdice received a telephone call that H.A. Tinker’s farm home, three miles northwest of this city was on fire and the beyond control. About half of the fire company were quickly recruited and as the truck has a high speed gear, it was not long in reaching the fire, which was in a small room in which an oil barrel was located. Although the floor and weath- erboarding of the room were burning, the blaze was quickly smothered by the chemicals in one tank of the truck shutting off the oxygen from the fire. The streets of Coldwater in the business section of town, have been given a real holiday appearance during the past ten days by the placing by the mer- chants of small evergreen trees at intervals along the outer edges of the sidewalks. H.O. Bean has been helping with the plastering work on Coldwater’s school house. The people of Protection and vicinity have decided to hold a big rabbit and coyote hunt on Friday of next week — New Year’s day. Those who expect to take part in the hunt should reg- ister. Registration books are kept at most of the Protection busi- ness houses. A small blizzard is on and makes us wonder about the fate of Protection’s community Christmas. We hope the storm will be of short duration and that the little folks may have their Christmas at the flagpole. The first annual Show of the Comanche-co. Poultry Associa- tion was a real success from most standpoints, considering that this was the first attempt by the association. :9 80 YEARS AGO s From December 27, 1935 Star Among the splendid Christ- mas programs in this county was the one presented at the Antioch church south of Coldwater on Christmas eve by a large group of young persons. They also have a good choir. A nice program was given by the Nauvoo pupils on last Fri- day afternoon. Mrs. David Morris is the teacher. A program ,and Christmas tree was given at the Glendale school house on Friday evening. Miss Clarine Morton is the teacher there. Miss Verda Mae Dale, a Freshman in Kansas State Col- lege, has been elected to mem- bership in the Phi Kappa Phi so- rority. Miss Dale is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dale of Coldwater. To date the Forest Service has in this district acquired about 47 miles of strip for shelterbelt planting. One-half mile has been planted and about 20miles listed, and 15 miles fenced. There are 26 men em- ployed on this project, repre- senting Coldwater, Wilmore, Protection and Ashland. r? 70 YEARS AGO a From December 21, 1945 Star Last Sunday afternoon, De— cember 16, by direction of the President, the Bronze Star Medal was posthumously awarded to Technician Fourth Grade Robert L. Hough, Medical Department. The award was presented to Robert’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Hough of Coldwater at the Hough home. . The Comanche Co. Collective Booth Exhibit won the Grand Champion Award at the Kansas State Fir at Hutchinson this fall. Boys pictured with the booth in this week’s Star are Billy Hilt, Senior; Edwin Carleton, Junior Theron Lees, Sophomore, and p Virgil Hazen, Freshman. Paul Eaton, who had followed harvest as far north as South Dakota and cornhusking back south, arrived at his home in Coldwater on Wednesday. In the Dakotas it was 19 below and 91/2 inches of snow was on the ground when he left. News from various G.I.s is in The Star, including reports on Chief Pharmacists Mate Richard Dale, Lieut. (j.g.) Walter Carleton, MM3c Donald Emerson, Harry Howard, Jr., Capt. Donald Holcomb, Pvt. Leslie Mills, Pvts. Marjorie and Berry Dykes, Aviation Machin- ist Mate second class Earl Hub- bard, Sgt. Tom Poor, Technical Sgt. Ted Holcomb, Lieut. (j.g.) Jack Jaquin, Ship’s Serviceman, Third Class, John B. Kittell, and Staff Sgt. Martin L. Swisher, i? 50 YEARS AGO <3: From December 23, 1965 Star The Coldwater 'Eagles‘ romped the Ashland Bluejays last Friday night with a score of 69 to 41. At the half the Eagles were ahead by 12 points. Mike Brown was high point than for the evening with 28 points and George Stewart was second with 19 points. Common sense is not so com- mon. Pictured this week are VFW members, John Deewall, Darrell Smith, Charlie Sanders and Earl Hubbard as they toss banties from the post office building at the annual poultry toss held in Coldwater on Saturday. Some Coldwaterflrst graders wrote Santa Dear Santa, I want a doll. My little brother wants a gun. Bring me a car with a man in it. That’s all. Melam' Hafiman Dear Santa, I want Penny Bright, Baby B00, and Susie Cute. ,My mama wants everyone to be well and have a happy Christmas. With love, Mona Kindsvater Dear Santa, I would like a Johnny Seven O.M.A., a Zero Night Fighter, and a flying duck shoot. Todd wants a Johnny Eagle, I know that, and a V- rroom. I want a V-rroom loader too. We got our Christmas tree in Oklahoma. I am fine. How are you? Love, Wade Sherman Dear Santa, Please bring me a barn, a guitar, and a tractor with a dump. That’s all. Have a good time Santa. Scott Fleming Some Coldwater second graders wrote, too Dear Santa, I want a new truck and a fire engine and a bull dozer. My mama wants a watch. That is all. Leon Rogers Dear Santa, I want a little kid’s rifle and a little kid’s road grader. I would like a drum and that’s all. Goodbye. Chan Gates Dear Santa, I want an Etch- A-Sketch and jingles bells, a bike, and a nice little suitcase for my baby. I want a green blanket, some books, and a chalk board. Thank you, Santa, if you bring me all these nice toys. Robin Frazier Camanche Camry Church Directory COLDWATER Antioch CommunityChurch Woody Wilhelm, Pastor 582-2045 Sunday School 10 am. Sunday Worship 10:45 am. Weekly Home Bible Studies Assemblyof God David Moseley, Pastor 582-2128 Church 582-2463 Sunday School 9 am. Sunday Worship 10:15 am. Wednesday Youth 6:30 pm. First Christian Church Andrew Evans, Minister 582-2337 Church 582-2440 Sunday School 9:30 am. Sunday Worship 10:30 am. Holy Spirit Catholic Church Father Kola Flao Church Saturday Evening Mass 582-2154 5 pm. United Methodist Church Juan Espinoza. Pastor 582-2132 Home 582-2176 Sunday School 9:45 am. Sunday Worship 11 am. Wed. Bible Study 7 pm. Contact the church office if you need a ride to church. . Sunday School PROTECTION First Baptist Church Brandon Hagins, Pastor 622-4386 Church Sunday School Sunday Worship Wednesday Bible Study 10 am. 11 am 7‘ pm. First Christian Church Rod Rieger, Pastor 622-4507 Church 622-4259 Sunday School 9:30 am. Sunday Worship 10:30 am. Wednesday Youth 7 pm. Mennonite Church Rod Crowell, Pastor 622-4449 Church 622-4342 Sunday School 9:45 am. Sunday Worship 10:45 am. Wed. Parents 7 pm. United Methodist Church Jessie Zimmerman, Pastor 622-4244 Home 622-4513 10 am. 10:50 am. WILMORE Wilmore Federated Church Juan Espinoza, Pastor 582-2132 Home 582-2176 Sunday Worship 9:30 am. Contact the church office ' if you need a ride to church. 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