90 Years Ago
The Bank of Greenwood was robbed. The vault had been opened by someone with a pick who dug a hole in the brick wall from the outside of the building. The robbers opened customers safety deposit boxes known to contain bonds, jewelry and cash. It was reported that some diamonds were stolen, but the county assessor swears there were no diamonds in Greenwood.
75 Years Ago
Coach Childress will take the following boys to the state indoor track meet: Lovell Kroenke, Bob Wells, Keith Smith, Roy Arnett, Clyde Thomas, Weldon Gibson, Tom Evans, Arnold Wealand and John Lowe.
20 Years Ago
Dr. Art Davis, who served the Lee’s Summit school district since 1984 was honored by the Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to the community. Davis, who is retiring from the district because of medical reasons, has served as a professional educator his entire working career. Besides his involvement in a successful lawsuit against the state to require a change in the state’s formula for distributing funds for public education, Davis has been active in encouraging economic development in Lee’s Summit.
Also honored during the event were ten teachers from the R-7 school district. They were Chris Cody, Kim Chamberlin, Tom Hevertz, Tricia Hile, Micki Hoduski, Ron Hoduski, Sandy Hoffman, Kathy McClanhan, Rosalee Northway and Debbie Theiss.
Non-smokers’ rights were considered foremost when the Lee’s Summit Board of Aldermen offered a consensus to city staff to draft an ordinance that would require restaurants to provide segregated smoking areas.
Compilied from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.