50 YEARS?AGO
Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 1958
Some people stood more than 19 hours outside Lunger’s Furniture store downtown waiting to be the first in the store at the start of a big sale.  When the doors opened, several hundred people were lined up on the sidewalks.
Six local youths were arrested for blocking the sidewalk in front of Holiday Bowl.
Augusta High School was hosting a Homecoming game on Halloween.  Mary Beth Smith was the queen with Toni Vieux and Judy Wiseman as her attendants.
40 YEARS?AGO
Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, 1968
James Glaze, AHS sophomore runner, took first place in the Chisholm Trail League cross country meet held at Santa Fe Lake.
Merry Lou Hutter of Augusta was presented the 4-H Gold Achievement Award at the annual 4-H Achievement Banquet.
The Department of Safety officers were relieved that a quiet Halloween had been observed in town with only a few bales of hay and some tires ignited during the night.
30 YEARS?AGO
Oct. 25 - Nov. 1, 1978
Stan Cox, 25, became the Sheriff’s deputy for the community of Leon.  He was a 1971 graduate of Rose Hill High School.
The Augusta Junior High School seventh-eighth grade and freshman volleyball teams became champions of the Suburban League with straight wins in their matches with the Carlton Eagles.
Mike McGarrah, Troy Nordman and Scott Bacon led a 21-point second half explosion, and an aroused AHS defense allowed just 11 yards on the ground in the final two quarters as the Orioles avenged losses of the past two years to Bonner Springs with a 21-0 win.
20 YEARS?AGO
Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, 1988
Oriole senior quarterback Harris Chandler bombed the Circle Thunderbirds for 223 yards and five touchdowns as he led the Orioles to a 31-2 Class 4A district win.  The Orioles would later clinch the 4A crown.
Coach Holly Lytton’s Oriole freshman spikers claimed the 1999 freshmen division Pioneer League volleyball tournament title.
Oriole girls senior spikers won the 5A tournament after defeating highly-ranked Kapaun-Mt. Carmel team.  The Orioles would advance to the 5A state meet.
10 YEARS?AGO
Oct. 26 - Nov. 2
Augusta was hit with record flooding.  A state of emergency existed in the county with roads covered by flood waters.  At 6 p .m. on Sunday night, there were 57 roads in Butler County closed.  By the next morning it was obvious that the City of Augusta would suffer the worst from the flooding.  Emergency shelters were set up for the displaced.