Years Ago

August 15, 2014 

85 Years Ago

August 1929

A number of boys, ranging in age from ten to fourteen years, were picked up by City Marshal L.H. Metchell on complaints of people of W Third St., who stated the boys had been bombarding people with green pears. Three boys were brought to the city jail and held until evening, when they were turned over to their parents. In a majority of cases the punishment at the hands of their parents was much more severe than a half day in jail. Straps were wielded most efficiently.

45 Years Ago

August 1969

Ground was broken in Harris Park, U.S. Highway 50 and Jefferson, for the construction of a $200,000 municipal swimming pool in Lee’s Summit. Helen Hatfield, park board chairman and Mayor Al Johnson were present.

35 Years Ago

August 1979

Mrs. Roscoe Eubank, 405 E Forest, received a call from Glendora, Calif., informing her of the death of the famous dancer, Sally Rand. Miss Rand and the late Mr. Eubank were related. Miss Rand visited the Eubank’s Lee’s Summit home on many occasions. Sally performed in the Lee’s Summit Centennial Celebration in 1965.

Ray Hood, 65, 207 W Third St. died. He lived in Lee’s Summit most of his life and operated the Hood Hatchery from 1939 to 1977. He leaves his wife and two daughters. The Hood Hatchery was located near Second and Market.

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

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