The following items were taken from the March 21 through 27, 1959, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the March 21 through 27, 1959, Examiner.

Kathleen Key, 16-year-old Van Horn junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Key Sr., 11303 E. 13th St., was declared the third place winner in the American Legion’s annual state oratorical contest in Jefferson City. By winning third place, she was awarded a silver medal and $50, which she will add to her other winnings.
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The American Legion recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Of the original 15 charter members of that post, 10 are still living and 9 of the 10 are still members. They are Edgar Hinde Sr., Maynard Sands, Harry Sturgess (living in Wyoming), Edwin Carroll, Herbert C. Van Smith, John H. Allen, Herbert McClure, Wallace Kelley and C.C. Bundschu. The 10th person, Ralph Crenshaw, lives in Iowa. The five deceased charter members are Eugene K. Sollers, Wallace Camron, Nat D. Jackson, Roger Sermon and W.C. Dunn Jr.
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William Chrisman High School commercial department students captured the sweepstakes at the invitational commercial contest in Lee’s Summit. The winners were: typing, first, Jacklyn Browne, second, Judy Maddy, and fifth, Linda Laswell. Bookkeeping, second, George Hickerson. Spelling, first, Betty Fulton, and fourth, Marsha Mowder. Shorthand I, second, Mary Pat Randall, and third, Doris Salter. Shorthand II, first, Waneta Hendricks, second, Linda Smith, and third, Nancy Crick.
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The old William B. Howard home built in 1854, four miles north of Lee’s Summit, remains one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in western Missouri, despite years of neglect. It is located on the rolling countryside on the Woods Chapel extension, just west of 71 By-Pass. The little private family schoolhouse has been given to the Jackson County Historical Society for restoration and display in the new county museum.
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The following items were taken from the March 21 through 27, 1909, Examiner.
March 21 has become an epochal day in the history of the Independence Christian Church. On that day it not only dedicated its beautiful new temple to the service of God, but is succeeded in less than an hour in raising every cent of the debt against the building. The debt was $30,000, $20,000 of which they had already raised, so they raised $10,000 during the worship service to pay off the debt.
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The county court announced its appointments for places on the county chain gang and its salaries: superintendent, James Shepard, Independence, $75 per month; clerk, Forest Allen, Independence, $60 per month; powder man and guard, Ray Self, Dodson, $3 per day; guards, John Berry and W.S. Craddock, Independence, George Binger, Blue Springs, James Stults and John N. Bethel, Kansas City, $3 per day.
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The Bank of Independence is inviting women, as well as men, to become customers of its bank. The freedom of the bank’s counsel, through its officers, is at the disposal of lady patrons. A woman depositor is guaranteed a square deal and extra courtesies and privileges.
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Landy’s new moving picture show on the south side of the square, in the room recently vacated by Major & Humphrey, opened for business Wednesday for the first time. It has been named the “Cosy Theater.”
Compiled by Jillayne Ritchie