15 Years Ago
Herbert Boxwell, 76 died. After serving in the Army in World War II he graduated from the Kansas City Watchmaking School. In 1956 he opened Boxwell’s Jewelry in Lee’s Summit, repairing and selling watches and jewelry; He specialized in antique clocks and retired in 1996.
Claude Hensley was pictured in the Journal in from of the Orville Old Mill Grain and Seed Company with a plaque commemorating his 50 years as an employee there. He started working there on July 7, 1949. In 1956 Hensley partnered with Orville Mayse and Walter Collins and bought the mill from Buddy Green. Mike Cravens became part owner of the mill in 1972, then purchased it from his partner, Ron Osgood in 1976. Hensley started working the year after the first fire destroyed the original Old Mill where Dairy Queen is now located at Fourth and Douglas. After the fire Old Mill relocated to Fourth and Main. In 1968 the Old Mill burned again at this location and was rebuilt.
The latest population released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Lee’s Summit as the seventh most populated city in the state. The ones more populated are Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia and St. Joseph.
– Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.