Headlines from 1967

In the first months of 1967, January through May, leading up to the graduation of the local high school classes, the following news made headlines in The Holton Recorder:

*United Telephone to upgrade rural phone services to reduce party lines

*Dial phones planned for Mayetta and Denison

*Lake Nebo to open for free fishing – Nebo Creek was dammed in 1964. The 38-acre lake opened March 4, 1967

*Swinger new to BMB production line

*Therll’s Furniture, new store, opens at Fifth and Vermont

*Tree planting project under way at courtyard to replace American elm trees that have died

*Denison High School Bears win Class BB Regional boys basketball tourney, qualify for state at Dodge City, and take third at state

*Presbyterian church here starts second century

*Mayetta High School boys baseball team wins regional tourney over Denison, takes third at state tourney

*Prairie fire March 24 claims Soldier fireman

*Four Nebraskans killed as their plane crashed in a pond two miles south, four and a half miles east of Mayetta, on New Year’s Day

*Local soldiers serving in Viet Nam profiled

*Denison has new post office

*53-year-old Mayetta woman dies of gunshot wound suffered at her workplace

*Six-inch snow falls Jan. 25

*Circleville High girls basketball team wins county league

*Gayle Marshall, band queen at HHS

*Janet McCrory, Denison High Queen of Courts

*Denison High A Boys basketball team wins league tourney in 69-48 win over Hoyt

*Elk Creek watershed up for approval

*Frosty’s Fuel Stop opens, new Skelly dealer, at Sixth and Arizona in Holton

*Linda McKinsey, HHS Queen of Court

*Holton USD 336 purchase mobile units to ease overcrowding at Colorado school

*Vic Symons elected mayor of Holton

*HHS football coach Mike Rogers leaves for Clay Center, after eight years here


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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