89 years ago
March 24 was a proud day for Lee’s Summit. Its people have long been noted for their interest in higher education and for years the high school has been ranked among the best high schools in Missouri. In March 1908 a high school was built near Second and Douglas. Crowded conditions in the school building made it necessary to build a new school. It was built at Sixth and Miller and a thousand people attended the dedication. The school cost $90,000 to build. (The building is still owned by the school district and is called Miller Park Center.)
52 years ago
The 1959-60 Suburban Conference Basketball Championship was won by Lee’s Summit High School. The team is coached by Francis Titus. Members of the team are James Brockman, R.E. Quick, William Sullivan, Gary Parker, Larry Norland, Ted Whiting, Eddie Bradley, Larry Lang, Gene Smith, Tom Bradley, Randy Woods and Gene Clark.
38 years ago
Both of the Sunday morning services this week at the chapel at Unity Village have been designated as special dedication services for the Unity World Headquarters Activities Center. It contains 30,215 square feet and was constructed at a cost of about $3 million.
Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter