50 YEARS AGO

The following items were taken from the Sept. 30 through Oct. 6, 1967, Examiner.

• Three Eastern Jackson County youths were blue ribbon winners in poultry judging recently at the Missouri 4-H Achievement a Day at Columbia. Tim Elder and Mike Hodkinson of 3210 Lee's Summit Road, and John Jack of Lone Jack, will represent Missouri in the National 4-H Poultry Judging in Chicago.

• A scientific article was recently published in the American Journal of Physiology by a former Independence man. The author, John T. “Tom” Adams, the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Adams of this city, is now an associate in genetics at the University of Kansas.

• Neighborhood women of the Kentucky Hills section of Independence proceeded to round up eight runaway horses in true cowboy fashion. The horses jumped the fence at the Paschall farm at 2500 N. Liberty and found their way to the neighborhood where Brenda Opsal, secretary of the Independence Saddle Club, and Mrs. Douglas Honn rounded them up.

• Officer Dennis Bates of the Independence Police Department was awarded the Inter-City Kiwanis Club's Distinguished Service Award for heroism. John Swanson, a club member who presented the award, said Mrs. Roy Cavanah credits Bates with saving her life when she was having difficulty breathing at the Masonic Temple. He gave her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

100 YEARS AGO

The following items were taken from the Sept. 30 through Oct. 6, 1917, Examiner.

• Mike Bulger, presiding judge of the county court, announced that he would not sign any warrants drawn against any county fund which has been depleted. This will be sad news to men on the county payroll, or others who hold claims against the county. It means that they will have to wait until the autumn payments of taxpayers become available, if the fund out of which they expect to be paid has been exhausted as several of them have. It has been customary when the county runs out of funds, to issue the warrants anyway and make arrangements with the county depository or some other bank to carry them till they county can take them up.

• The Moose Lodges of Missouri have entered upon a special campaign to raise a fund for the erection of a Missouri dormitory building at Mooseheart, the home for orphans of the members, to provide relief from conditions caused by the world war. Mooseheart, located on 1,100 acres in Illinois, now has 480 children and there are about 200 on the waiting list.

• A man was arrested by Officer A.E. Roby at the Chicago & Alton Station. When he acted suspiciously, the officer asked him to show his registration card. The man could not produce any and he was taken to the police station on suspicion of being an evader of the registration and draft. He said he was an Australian, 27 years old, that he had been in this country 13 years and that was from St. Louis. He will be held to await action. If a case is proved against the man, Officer Roby will receive a reward of $50.

• A burglar broke into Dr. G.T. Ware's office over the Bostain store and rummaged through the office. Dr. Ware has missed nothing and thinks the burglar was hunting for cocaine. The entrance was gained by breaking open the transom over the door from the hallway.

– Jillayne Ritchie