20 Years Ago
Lee’s Summit High School basketball coach Glen McDonald recorded the 400th victory of his coaching career. McDonald’s career record is 400-184 overall and 178-65 at Lee’s Summit. The 400th win was a 72-48 victory over William Chrisman.
John Graham and Tom Lovell, director of Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department, were pictured in The Journal admiring a desktop plaque recently presented to Graham by the parks department board. The plaque honored Graham’s efforts in obtaining the caboose for the William Howard Station Park, as well as his work at obtaining funds to have the caboose cleaned, painted and prepared for display.
Longtime Lee’s Summit resident and automobile dealer, Dave L. Cross, 63, died. He had been owner and president of Dave Cross Motors since 1960 when he purchased the Pontiac dealership from Claude Shaffer. In 1961 he obtained the Buick agency from Jack Ellena. In 1965 he obtained the Oldsmobile dealership when Willey Chevrolet Oldsmobile closed. He is survived by his wife and four sons. Funeral services will be at the R.L.D.S. Church (now Community of Christ) and burial in Lee’s Summit Cemetery. Don Kahan purchased the Chevrolet dealership.
Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.