Years Ago

July 19, 2013 

80 years ago

July 1933

Radio fans have been enjoying the evening program of that amusing team, Lum and Abner, over station WDAF. Abner is Mr. Tuffy Goff, brother of Mrs. A.B. Gordon of Lee’s Summit.

30 years ago

July 1983

It takes a true leader to be at the helm of one of Lee’s Summit’s largest congregations of over 1,700 people, as well as being in charge of the community’s largest church building. Pastor Lee F. Soxman, Jr., of the United Methodist Church at Second and Douglas Street, is that man. His decision to be a minister didn’t come quickly. He began college with the intent of becoming an engineer. He came home from college for Christmas and saw his father who was a Methodist minister busily preparing for the many activities brought on by the season. Soxman Junior at this time decided to follow Soxman Senior’s footsteps. He graduated from William Jewell College and worked at a grocery store. He then attended Southern Methodist University Perkings School of Theology. Soxman pastored at Joplin, Cassville, Marshfield, Independence, Liberty and Grandview. He is in his seventh year with the United Methodist in Lee’s Summit.

20 years ago

July 1993

It will be Lee’s Summit North High School in 1995. That’s the name the Lee’s Summit Board of Education approved for the second high school the district is developing on Douglas Street.

Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter

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