Stories from the past
114 YEARS AGO Checotah Enquirer
Friday, September 17, 1909
“If You Want News that is News, Subscribe to the Enquirer. $1 per year”
Where He Stands
Under the above heading the McIntosh County Democrat (?) this week prints what purports to be the platform upon which Mr. N.V. Bray, one of the candidates for the office of County Commissioner, makes his campaign. We have nothing to say derogatory to the personal character of Mr. Bray, but we do wish to inform the voters of the Third Commissioner’s District that the article is misleading and in greater part false.
BABY FALLS THREE STORIES
Chicago – After he had fallen to the ground from the third floor porch in the rear of his home in a flat building at 119 West Van Hufen Street, Thomas Geharty two years old, was picked up by his mother, uninjured.
••••• 100 YEARS AGO McIntosh County Democrat
Thursday, September 13, 1923
CALL OFF MEET
The public ceremonial of the Ku Klux Klan, which was to have been held Thursday evening of this week in the G. L. Watkins meadow on the county line five miles north of Checotah.
STYLE SHOW A SUCCESS
One of the most metropolitan affairs ever put on in Checotah was the Style Show at the Cozy Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday nights under the capable direction of Mr. W.B. Griffen of the Griffen Dry Goods Co., advertising their beautiful lines of Fall and Winter wearing apparel for ladies and misses.
Schools Opened Monday
The Checotah schools opened Monday of this week in fine shape with a total enrollment of nearly 750, one of the largest in the history of the schools, and others entering almost every day. The high school enrollment alone is 280 of which number 43 are seniors, by far the largest senior class that ever started work in our shool.
75 YEARS AGO McIntosh County Democrat Thursday, September 16, 1948
Extension Courses Available For G.I.’s
Extension classes for teachers, veterans and other interested persons are conducted at the court room in Eufaula at 6:30 o’clock each Monday evening by instructors from Southeastern State College, Durant.
War veterans not otherwise using their G.I. educational benefit my qualify for subsistence payments under the G.I bill of rights by taking extension courses offered in Eufaula, according to information received from the Veterans Administration.
Montgomery Opens Grade “A” Dairy
Hugh Montgomery, well known farmer two miles northeast of Checotah, has just finished installation of an “A” grade dairy barn.
Montgomery, who has 71 acres of Bermuda grass pasture, is milking 19 cows with electric machines.
President May Stop For Talk In County President Truman may stop in Checotah and Eufaula for a talk in his campaign for re-election on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at about noon.
The president plans to make a number of personal appearances in large towns throughout the state.
••••• 50 YEARS AGO McIntosh County Democrat
Thursday, September 27, 1973
Lake Master Plan to be Discussed
An informal public meeting to discuss the revised master plan for Eufaula Lake will be held at the Eufaula High Schol auditorium Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Robbery Suspects Nabbed Here
Highway Patrolman Roberts of Checotah apprehended two robbery suspects Tuesday night at the Curtis Gulf Station on the south edge of Chectoah after receiving an all-points bulletin on them from Sallisaw.
Birthday Gala Honoring Gov. Hall
You are cordially invited to attend a Birthday Gala honoring Gov. David Hall at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Oct. 20, 1973 at 8 p.m.
Principal Speaker will be the Honorable Henry H. “Scoop” Jackson, U.S. Senator. Entertaining will be Glen Campbell, well known international singing star of TV, movies and records.
Your contribution of $25 will admit two.
••••• 25 YEARS AGO McIntosh County Democrat
Thursday, September 24, 1998
Checotah Native To Be Inducted Into State’s Education Hall Of Fame Dr. Clyde Raymond Kindell, a native of Checotah and president of Murray State College from 1967-1994, is one of 10 Oklahoma educators to be inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame on Oct. 6.
Donations Sought For Ghost Dinner to Benefit Katy
A real invitation is being planned this week to a non-existant party, the 8th annual Ghost Dinner of the Checotah Landmark Preservation Society.
Donations to the fall fundraiser will be used to purchase additional promotional signage and advertising for the Katy Dept on Paul Carr Drive in its continuing effort to focus on Checotah, its heritage and visitor opportunities.
The request is simple: “No food to prepare, no costume to wear, no place to go. Just mail us our dough.”
Heritage Days Exhibit In Mini Museum This Month Again this year the talent and skill of Fountainhead Park naturalist Sue Hughart is shown in the Heritage Days exhibit of the Towery Building’s Mini-Museum. The weekend is called “1830’s Living History Encampment and Arts and Crafts Show.”