The following items were taken from the Oct. 5 through 11, 1963, Examiner.
• “Star Twinklers,” a group of young square dancers, ages four to seven, will debut at the B Bar B Western Store, 8912 E. U.S. 40. Children in the group are Meg and Dawn Cundiff, Billy Laird, Tomme Gilliland, Rodney Scott, Mike Hawkins, Donna Garrison, Randy Hocking and Julie Grove.
• Jackson County residents are now able to apply for building permits and transact zoning business in Independence. The planning and zoning office of the county planning commission has been moved from the Kansas City Courthouse to the Independence Courthouse.
• The Sugar Creek National Bank has opened its doors. Charles MacGowan is president of the new bank and R.J. Roper is chairman of the board.
• Heroes of the Civil War will live again for youngsters through stories told at the six story hours this fall at the Old Jail Museum. Three storytellers will be Mrs. J. Roger DeWitt, Mrs. Floyd Hulse and Mrs. Robert E. Green. The story hour is sponsored by the Young Matrons.
• Col. Pete Allen, one of the famed Allen brothers basketball team that made basketball history in Missouri and Kansas in the early part of the century, has been a visitor in the old home town. Col. Allen, a retired regular army man, now 81, came to attend the reunion of Battery F, 129th Field Artillery, with his wife, the former Hannah Nicholas, an Independence teacher.
– Jillayne Ritchie