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Examiner
  • 50 Years Ago

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  • The following items were taken from the Nov. 16 through 22, 1963, Examiner.
    n Joe Redmond was appointed to manage the Englewood Theater, succeeding A.R. Stark, who has been in ill health. Redmond moved here from Topeka, and has been in the theater business most of his life, since his father was a theater manager for more than 30 years.
    n In a brief ceremony in the council chambers, with former President Harry S Truman, Mayor L.F.P. Curry and Municipal Judge Reginald Smith, Orson F. “Barney” Myers was sworn in as the new Independence Police Chief to replace John N. Crawford. Myers is a former FBI official.
    n One charter member will be singing in the 250-voice Independence Messiah Choir. Mrs. Zadie Bush Young, 203 W. Alton, is the only member of the original choir organized in 1916 who still sings for the Messiah performance. Her son, Robert, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Bush, all sang at one time in the Messiah Choir.
    n When the 1964-65 school terms opens, the Independence School District will be divided into two senior high school districts and two junior high school districts. The line, according to Emory Parks, director of instruction who made the recommendation, will run generally north and south across the school district.
    n A gift of $4,000 from Judge Henry A. Bundschu will make it possible for the Jackson County Historical Society to finish the upstairs rooms of the marshal’s home at the 1859 Jail Museum. Irwin Fender, contractor, will do the work.
    – JIllayne Ritchie

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