Years Ago

April 25, 2014 

64 years ago

April 1950

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Pinnell lost their lives on April 20, 1950, when the Missouri Pacific train struck the cab of their gasoline truck in which they were riding. The accident occurred at the railroad crossing at 6th Street. (The crossing is now closed.) The tank truck and one car of the Kansas City bound train was set afire. Torn from the truck body by the impact, the cab was carried four and half blocks from the crossing. Pinnell, 35, was a bulk agent for the distribution of DX products.

A complete revamping of the schools will begin next year in Reorganized District No. 7. Greenwood High School and seven one room grade schools will be closed, leaving one high school and four elementary schools to serve the district.

— Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.

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