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A Cruise Down Memory Lane

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— All the News that WAS News...From The Archives of the Kingfisher Times & Free Press —

25 Years Ago

BASKETBALL HOMECOMING — Candidates at Kingfisher High School include, front row from left, Carrie Combs, Kendra Cox, Jenise Jech and Nicole Fisher; back row, Kyle Mecklenburg, Blake Reherman, Derek Daugherty and Dusty Jackson. The queen and king will be crowned at 6:30 p.m. Thursday prior to games against Bridge Creek (Kingfisher Times & Free Press, Jan. 26, 1994)

50 Years Ago

STUDENTS BUILD HOUSE

— Kingfisher High School carpentry class is building this three-bedroom brick house at 1312 South 10th Street, in Coach Light addition. Class members started the project at the beginning of the school term. Completion is expected about June 1. In addition to the three bedrooms, the house includes a formal living room, tiled entry, den with connecting patio, kitchen with stove oven, dishwasher and disposal, two ceramic tile baths and double garage. Interior cabinet work is now in progress. Members of the class, with Jack Edge as instructor, are Kenneth Bengs, Steven Cupp, Clyde Nice, Scott Matheson, Bill Sigl, Le Roy Statler and Steve Smith. The house will be sold upon completion. (Kingfisher Times, Jan. 23, 1969)

75 Years Ago

ADVERTISING PAYS — Lee Johnson this week added his testimonial on behalf of the well-known adage that “it pays to advertise.” Lee used the want-ad columns of this newspaper recently to ask for the return of his hat, which someone had worn home by mistake following a dance here. The hat was returned to him the other day by a man who agreed that Johnson’s bald head was not well suited to blizzard weather.

A sequel to the story occurred this week when R.W. Davis of El Reno, formerly of Kingfisher, brought Johnson another hat, stating he always felt sorry for anybody in such hair-raising circumstances. The hat doesn’t fit very well, but Johnson is wearing it anyway to show his appreciation of this manifestation of brotherly affection. (Kingfisher Times, Jan. 27, 1944)

100 Years Ago

CONCHO INDIAN AT FRONT — Corporal Tom Blind Woman, a Cheyenne Indian who received his early training at the Cheyenne and Arapahoe school at Concho, is one of the first American Indians to reach the Rhine, and as such has received considerable publicity. He is attached to Company H of the 39th Infantry regiment of the American Army of occupation.

Capt. R.W. Carrigan, formerly a battalion adjutant in the 39th, knows Corp. Blind Woman well. “He is anything but blind,” declared Capt. Carrigan. “Indian Tom has the eyes of a hawk. He is poor at map reading, but a bear at scouting. He used to lead patrols. He hardly ever spoke, but just plodded along silent, fearless and stoic. He is the calmest man under fire I ever saw; just like a cake of ice. He did great work as a battalion runner, too.

Corporal Blind Woman’s home is southwest of Kingfisher and he is well known here. (Kingfisher Daily Times, Jan. 22, 1919)