These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
Nov. 24, 1980
The Katy Railroad, losing in one court battle in efforts to block the merger of the Burlington Northern and Frisco railroads, awaited word from a U.S. Supreme Court justice on another attempt to frustrate the consolidation. The 5th U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans turned down an appeal by the Katy, among other intervenors, on a motion to circumvent the Interstate Commerce Commission’s approval of the merger. The Katy then secured a temporary stay from Lewis F. Powell Jr., an associate Supreme Court justice, blocking the merger until he could hear further arguments in the case. Objections by the Katy were based largely on loss of traffic that would result if the Burlington Northern and the Frisco were merged.
Nov. 24, 1990
Sean Turner, Brian Nutt and Chester Cole of Parsons gained all-5A honors on all-class high school football teams announced by the Wichita Eagle. Dan Bussinger of Labette County, Nate Clevenger of Erie, Craig Burke of Southeast and Chris Bernal and Dennis Davis of Oswego also received all-class honors. Turner, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior end and linebacker, was the only one of the eight area players named to an all-class first team.
Nov. 24, 2000
The Rev. Edward Scott and members of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church started work early to help feed those who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving dinner. In the previous two years, the men and women of the church provided a sit-down meal for the people of the community. Because of the condition of the 80-year-old church on Central, a sit-down dinner couldn’t be done, so the church was offering a carry-out meal. Scott said the church planned to raze the building and rebuild in the back. The old church building was an ax handle factory in 1920, Scott was told. In 1943, an addition was added to the top. Scott hoped the new building would be ready for the 2001 Thanksgiving meal.