50 YEARS?AGO
March 24 - 31, 1958
Scores of volunteer workers began moving through Butler County in an annual crusade to add funds used for research into the cause and cure of cancer.  Bob Haberlein of El Dorado was heading the Butler County campaign.
Kiker’s Food Market at 1239 State was advertising their Easter specials; eggs for 43 cents a dozen and boneless hams for 89 cents a pound.
A ‘Keep Augusta Clean” campaign was initiated by a committee composed of local faculty members of Augusta schools.  The targets of the effort were the careless tossing of paper, wrappers and other trash on the downtown streets.

40 YEARS?AGO
March 25 - April 1, 1968
Butler County Sheriff Sid Blakeman announced that he would seek re-election on the Republican ticket. 
John Bourget was photographed as he painted the window of the Augusta Centennial Headquarters at 422 State St.  The headquarters was soon to be opened with souvenirs and booklets concerning the 100th anniversary of the settling of Augusta.
Four Winds Girl Scout Council reported the Augusta scouts sold over 6,000 boxes of cookies.  Jackie Pierce, Cadette Troop 71 was Augusta’s cookie champ for the second straight year. She sold 220 boxes.

30 YEARS?AGO
March 24 -31, 1978
Christ Lutheran Church was planning an Easter Sunrise Service at the Augusta drive-in theater on N. Ohio.
The Augusta Post Office was full of peepers when a shipment of 650 colored Easter chicks arrived for Augusta Farm Supply.
The Augusta Lions Club was sponsoring an annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bill Reed Memorial Park.

20 YEARS?AGO
March 23 - 30, 1988
Oriole Senior Kate Gosch and junior Chad McDaniel were honored when the Wichita Eagle-Beacon named the pair as honorable mention All-Staters in Class 4A basketball.  Both had also been tabbed to the All-Chisholm Trail League team earlier.
Augustan Connie Zwahl had donated 40 small pine trees to the City of Augusta for transplanting to the City’s park system.
The final four teams left in the NCAA tourney were Arizona, Oklahoma, Duke and Kansas.  Guess which team went on to win the national title?

10 YEARS?AGO
March 24 -31, 1998
The 10-inch snowfall had begun to thaw when the first day of spring arrived.
Members of the Augusta Fire Department created a mock disaster for film crews from Jacksonville, Fla.  The department was to be featured in promotional spots for KSNW-Channel 3.
The Augusta Planning Commission voted 4-) to approve a change of zoning in the 1000 block of Lulu.  The change would allow plans for a 64-unit apartment complex to be developed there.