50 Years Ago
April 26 - May 2
The Aloris Shop at 515 State had been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Maddux. Mrs. Maddux was calling her new business Lindith Ann Shop -- the name derived from the names of their three daughters -- Linda, Judith, and Vicki Ann.
Approximately 150 people attended a special dinner in honor of “Judge” R.A. Cox. He was named Augusta’s “finest citizen.”
It was announced there was a strong possibility that Frisco Railroad passenger service would be taken off the rail that went through Augusta. Two trains traveled from Monett, Mo. to Wichita and back each day through town.
April 25 - May 2, 1968
An estimated 200 people attended the annual All-Sports Banquet at Lehr’s. The guests of honor were AHS athletes and coaches.
A total of 303 people registered at Loadcraft’s open house. Loadcraft had been around more than 50 years and started by Fred Spencer.
Dick and Virginia Murphy were celebrating their second anniversary operating the Dairy Queen and Burger Bar.
April 26 - May 2, 1978
Five members of the Augusta Junior League Wrestling program were advancing to the National Junior League Tournament. They were Gordon Peterson, Brent Shryock, Brian Luinstra, Steve Moore, and Mark Simon.
J.W. “Bill” Ewalt and Walter S. Ewalt were honored at a special dinner in Abilene by the National Greyhound Association. Walter raised the greyhounds on a farm northeast of town and Bill raced them at tracks in Florida.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was investigating the cause of a mid-air collision at the Augusta Airport, which claimed two lives -- a man from Kechi and one from Wichita.
April 24 - May 2, 1978
The Augusta High School junior-senior prom was held on April 30. The theme was “The Royal Courtyard” and the colors were emerald and silver.
The 32nd Bandorama was held in the high school gymnasium.
The Augusta Orioles were to be the top seed when the Chisholm Trail League baseball tournament opened in Mulvane.
April 25 - May 2, 1998
AHS’s commons area was transformed into a vision of New Orleans complete with Mardi Gras decorations for the junior -senior prom.
Because of recent weekend vandalism at Augusta City Hall, the building would be locked overnight and after public meetings were held in the evenings.
Four teachers of Augusta USD 402 were recognized for 25 years of service. They were Norma Ayres, Kathy Gibbs, Mary Jane Oglesby, and Lesley Tharp.