75 years ago
Troop A of the Missouri Highway Patrol has moved from its former offices at 5117 East Thirty First Street in Kansas City. The new home of the patrol is an attractive yellow brick office building on 50 Highway. As yet, the grounds have not been landscaped. The radio was recently put into operation. Call letters of the station are KHPA. The new radio station broadcasts to twenty-one northwest Missouri counties and serves as a unit in a national network of state police stations.
55 years ago
Lucy Davidson, the former Ludy Land, who gained athletics fame at Lee’s Summit High School a few years ago left to tour Russia with an American women’s basketball team in an exhibition tour across Russia. Ludy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Land, 300 East Third.
46 years ago
Take a couple who have been married 65 years, who had lived in the same house in the same town since the two were wed, and who owned a successful business in that town, and have a fine example of the heritage that makes Lee’s Summit an outstanding city. The couple is Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Jones of 602 South Douglas. They will be honored on their 65th wedding anniversary at a party for family and friends. The event will be hosted by the couples’ daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fillmore of Unity Village. Walter Jones retired as president of the J.C. Jones Lumber Company in January of this year.
Compilied from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter