Years Ago

November 15, 2013 

95 Years Ago

November 1918

Like all the people of the Allied countries. Lee’s Summit had its celebration of the ending of World War I. Every bell in the Lee’s Summit churches and the fire bell rang all day. At night a parade was conducted by the home guard, a bon fire was built, and there was the hanging in effigy and burning of Kaiser Willheim. A band was made up of citizens, many of whom had not played an instrument for some years. There was shooting of all kinds of arms, from shot guns to pop guns.

43 Years Ago

November 1970

Girls at Lee’s Summit High School want to wear slacks to classes, the members of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School Board have been told. A request by members of the LSHS Student Government Association that the dress code be changed to allow girls to wear slacks to school resulted in a discussion lasting about two hours at the boards regular meeting. Spokesman for the student appeal was Jeff Fischer, president of the Student Government Association. Appearing with him at the board meeting were Jack Clingenpeel, vice president and Kathy Bennett, secretary. The board took the matter under advisement.

Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.

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