Headlines of Yesterday's News/ Blast From the Past


10 years ago
(March 28, 2013)

There are three candidates running for school board this election: Chris Branch, Margaret Nightengale, and Ron Smith. The three were running unopposed.

Grant County Recreation's wrestlers headed to state were: Otto Orosco, Stetson Loader, Austin Ochoa, Diego Maravilla, Ramiro Degollado, Koby Salas, Ayston Perez, Quentin Pauda, Justin Degollado, Corbyn Pauda, Jimmy Guerrero, Kobe Chavez, Roman Romero, Mario Rodriguez, and True Shipley.

20 years ago
(March 27, 2003)

The war with Iraq began. Monday, March 17, 2003, President George W. Bush issued an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein and his sons: leave Iraq or face military force of the United States and their allies.

30 years ago
(March 31, 1993)

Girl Scouts who had fun in the parade and at a Scout arty included: Linda Hoeffner, Heidi Widows, Amanda Pena, Korina Hull, Heather Martin, Lorena Gallegos, Mary Gallegos, Julie Hoeffner and DeLayna Shorter. Darleen Patrick, Korina, Hull, Stephanie Ebert, Josie Rodriguez, Jodi Hoeffner, and Amanda Pena.

40 years ago
(March 3, 1983)

Keith Messenger, the new District Conservationist for Grant County, assumed the post here March 21.

Anna Rosel, who will be 98 years old April 5, is no stranger to efforts to boost business in Grant County.

50 years ago
(March 29, 1973)

The building formerly occupied by Thomas' Radio and TV Service has been taken over by a group of Ulysses ladies who plan to make art a paying proposition. The building will house an outlet for arts and crafts in the community, to be sold on commission.

A new patrolman will take the fourt to midnight shift, according to Police Chief Chet Snider. He is John Johnson, 26, a native of Wilburton, Okla.

Mark Carter and Lyle Rundell each wrestled their way to the title of WKEA wrestling champion for their weight class.

60 years ago
(March 28, 1963)

Five Grant County farm feedlots will be on the itinerary of the third annual Grant County Livestock Tour April 12, according to County Agent Marshall Walker.

Only 931 Ulysses voters are registered to vote in the city election April 2, as compared with 1,360 who were registered for the general election last fall.

70 years ago
(March 26, 1953)

High school bands from Ulysses, Meade, Syracuse, Cimarron and Hugoton gathered at Hugoton Wednesday for the annual combined concert of the Southwest Kansas League.

80 years ago
(April 1, 1943)

The deferment of farm workers by the Selective Service System in order to meet food production goals for 1943, is growing in volume. In addition to nearly a half million farm workers so deferred in the last month, approximately 170,000 other workers were transferred to Class 2C and Class 3C in January alone, making them available for farm work.

90 years ago
(March 30, 1933)

Mrs. Francis Thomason, formerly Miss Ruth Hickok, of this city, has been elected into honorary society Phi Kappa Phi at the Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind.. This honor is conferred upon 10 students who are outstanding in their scholastic achievements for the term.

100 years ago
(March 31, 1923)

David Kepley living 12 miles southwest of Ulysses, has billed a sale for April 15 all day. He is offering horses, cattle, hogs, chickens, farm implements and household goods.

The Fort Hays normal college will hold a music festival during the week of April 29 to May 5.


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