60 years ago
october 11, 1951
Although being held almost a month later than usual this year, due to the “big flood,” the annual Old Settlers Day Reunion is being held today, October 11, and appears to be carrying more appeal than ever.
In answer to a question about the proposed new flood-relief housing project, John Riddle, president of Riddle Quarries, Inc., stated, “We hope to have construction started by November 1st.” According to Riddle, 11 of the 14 houses are already spoken for, leaving only three yet to be sold.
Jesse Coons, Scottie Gound, Charles Winkley, Clive Jarvis, Bill Ward, and Art Coons of Des Moines, Iowa, expect to leave Friday on a deer-hunting trip to Walden, Colorado.
Vernie Vinduska entertained with a slumber party Wednesday night. Her guests were Dorothy and Darlene Richmond, Lucy Gooding, Bonnie Chizek, Georgene Tajchman, Dolores Bezdek, and Edna Grimes.
Kaw Theatre, closed since the July 11 flood, will re-open October 19. Extensive re-modeling has been done, a new lobby shop built, upstairs restrooms added, a manager’s office built in the lobby, and the basement floor closed to the public. The opening movie will be “Fort Worth,” featuring Randolph Scott.