A glimpse at our community's past

70 YEARS AGO
1947
Augusta High School seniors lettering in football were: Clifford Boucher, Dwayne Bailey, Lupe Cabrales, Sam Shryock, Bill Keethler, Mike O’Brien, Lee Guthrie, and Rolly Boucher.
Showing at the Augusta Theatre was “Blondie in the Dough”, starring Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake.
The Cooper Drug Store resident cat was named “Bromo Seltzer.”
60 YEARS AGO
1957
The City Council approved Santa Fe Lake to operate under the city’s direction with licensing provisions and regulations established by the city.
AHS Student Council representatives Beverly Pippin, Carol Ammons, Don Canfield, and Barbara Vancil, attended a safety conference in McPherson.
Boy Scouts from Troop 212 collected over 4,000 bottles on a Saturday to cash in for money to be used for new tents.
50 YEARS AGO
1967
The school board authorized the purchase and placement of two portable classrooms at Garfield Elementary.
Two high school students were suspended for the remainder of the first semester due to their acts of vandalism to school property.
Capt. Gary Agard was awarded his third Distinguished Flying Cross and sixth through eleventh Air Medals for Southeast Asia service.
40 YEARS AGO
1977
Betty Moore and her daughters opened “Granny’s Treasure Chest”, a Christmas store at 419 State.
Three AHS Girls Volleyball team members were awarded honorable mention in the CTL All-League selections:  Teri Crisco, Rhonda Moss, and Kim Leatherman.
Five businesses located at the North Star Center, were hit by burglars late one night.
30 YEARS AGO
1987
Jack Taylor, owner of Lehr’s Restaurant & Motel, was officially inducted into the Kansas Restaurant Hall of Fame.
The city purchased 17 lots in the west part of the community at a delinquent property sale at the courthouse in El Dorado.
Dr. Hugh Boyle of Wichita died when his twin engine plane crashed after take off at the Augusta Municipal Airport.
20 YEARS AGO
1997
When AHS band teacher Todd Hollis and AMS vocal teacher David MacAdam lost a bet concerning a fundraiser, they both wore dresses to school.
City electrical production supervisor Bill Webster was recognized for 10 years of service to the city, and Fire Safety Lt. Butch Haag for 15 years of service.
10 YEARS AGO
2007
Augusta Board of Education President Bob McCalla was recognized for his accomplishments by the Kansas Association of School Board’s Boardmanship Academy.
Nadia Khalidi of Augusta, performed with the Moscow Ballet in the Wichita performance of “The Nutcracker Ballet,” at the Orpheum Theater.
The Brick Street Floral Company, owned by Paula Pressnell, kicked off its 10th year with a Holiday Open House.