The Way it Was

Friday, September 8, 2006

100 years ago

Farmers want electric railway

The citizens of Stotesbury and vicinity are very much in interested in trying to get the proposed electric railroad to Springfield. Mr. McDonough last week at Nevada proposed to the Stotesbury representatives to build the road to Stotesbury and make this the terminal of the road provided Stotesbury would secure the right of way from Stotesbury to Nevada and give eight acres of land in Stotesbury immediately adjoining the Kansas City Southern Railway on the east side.

Stotesbury alone cannot do this but we can and will do our part of it and the business men of Stotesbury believe the wide awake farmers on the line to Nevada will do their part.

50 years ago

Cottey College begins 72nd year

Cottey College opens its 72nd academic year with a full enrollment. Making up the student body will be girls from 21 states, one Canadian province, and eight foreign countries. Kansas will be the most heavily represented, with Nebraska second and California edging out Missouri by one student for third place. Among the Cottey students from Missouri will be four from Nevada, Nancy Ewing, Patricia Gardner, Karen King and Sally Shaw.

Because of the increased enrollment, the second floor of the Ewing House has been arranged as an invitation suite for six second-year students.