A look at our past

Augusta
70 Years Ago
1948
Augusta churches were holding Sunday night services at the city park located in the 500 block of School Street.
Heckerman’s was advertising RCA Victor and Columbia records for 35 cents.
County Agent Gene Payer was warning that grasshoppers were threatening to be worse that summer than previous years.  The insects had attacked alfalfa fields and were moving on to other crops.
Around the County - There were nine reported cases of whopping cough in Butler County.
50 YEARS AGO
1968
More than $300 was taken from the Dari-Ette during a late night break-in.
The AHS pep club had plans for new uniforms - orange wool jumpers with white long sleeved turtle neck sweaters and white knee socks.
Former TV personality Robert Carroll would be the narrator for “Augusta 100”, an extravaganza planned for Augusta’s centennial celebration.
The Eldon Jones family brought home several ribbons from the Kansas Pony & Trotting Association Show.
Around the County - Two young men from Wichita drowned in the Little Walnut River near Leon.
The Beaumont post office was closing.
El Dorado Times Publisher Rolla Clymer celebrated his 80th birthday.

El Dorado
80 YEARS AGO
1938
La Vogue clothing store at 108 W. Pine was going out of business.
Showing at the El Dorado Theater was “Lord Jeff” starring Mickey Rooney.  Showing at the Eris Theater was “Everybody’s Doin’ It” starring Preston Foster.
El Dorado’s “finest dining place”, the New York Restaurant had just opened the New Grill Room.
70 YEARS AGO
1948
The American Legion was hosting a Turkey Shoot.
Following a wild car chase through El Dorado reaching 70 mph, a resident was apprehended with over 25 bottles of bootleg whiskey.
Around the County - A 15 year-old Rosalia youth was killed in a 50-foot fall from a cliff at the Dolese Brothers rock quarry, 3 miles northeast of El Dorado.