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Examiner
  • 50 Years Ago - Jan. 12-18, 1963

  • The following items were taken from the Jan. 12 through 18, 1963, Examiner.

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  • The following items were taken from the Jan. 12 through 18, 1963, Examiner.
    • Progress is being made on a new $113,000 city hall for Sugar Creek at Kentucky and Sterling. The Ogg Construction Co. is the general contractor.
    • Not to be outdone when he was presented a farewell gift by the board of the Jackson County Library, Homer M. Clements, former superintendent of schools, presented the library a large framed picture showing an early mode of transportation, which had been given him and had hung in the library.
    • Three Independence bowlers have qualified for the Pro-Am Tournament, a special opening-night feature of the National All-Star meet at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. Austin Johnson led all qualifiers. Bob Buck and Charles Perkins also made the grade.
    • Mrs. John William Dennis, 612 Partridge, has been selected Outstanding Young Woman by the Jaycee Wives of this area. She was recognized for her youth activities and work with Girl Scouts as leader, and the Junior Service League Puppet Show. Her husband was president of the Independence Jaycees last year.
    • A member of the famous baseball playing family and a former player himself, Jim Cooper, has taken over management of Jim’s Famous Rugs, 13700 E. U.S. 40. Cooper, whose brothers, Mort and Walker, rose to stardom with the St. Louis Cardinals, played five years in the Boston Brave farm organization.
    • World War trophies collected by members of the 35th Division Association can be properly displayed now with the additional museum area constructed at the Truman Library.