50 Years Ago
As published in the March 19, 1971 Leader
Do you remember when a movie was filmed here?
"Jesse James Under the Black Flag" was the name of a Mesco Pictures Company production presented at Newman's Twelfth Street Theatre in Kansas City on March 20, 1921.
Some of the scenes were shot on Main Street in Plattsburg and Leslie (Duck) Hartzell and other Clinton countians were in these scenes
Through the courtesy of Mr. Hartzell the Leader is reprinting two of these scenes taken from a booklet Mr. Hatzell has in his possession regarding the production.
The first picture is a street scene in front of the old bank building on Main Street in Plattsburg - now occupied by Mars Slim and Charm Salon.
According to Mr. Hartzell the other picture (left to right) is of Sheriff Clarence David, Guy Rogers of Lathrop, Harry Hoffman, U.S. Marshal of Jackson County, and "Duck" Hartzell fo Plattsburg, held under the arm of the U.S. Marshal. These four men in the picture were portrayed as members of the Jesse James gang.
Jesse E. James Jr., attorney at law, son of outlaw, appeared int he role of his father.
30 Years Ago
As published in the March 14, 1991 Leader
Front row left to right - Kim Irwin, Brian Gardner, Todd Taylor, Jesse Sondgrass, Annie King, Jenna Ingraham, Melissa Ethriddge, and Christin Scott. Back row - Shelley Cone, Meredith Hieronymus, Monica Cain, Brian Schaeffer, Kenny Freeman, Kristin Pettticord, Sarah Canaday, Tiffiny Trager, Kyla McKown, and Karl Lopez. Not pictured - Lori Snodgrass.
Lathrop Spelling Bee Winners Announced
The students pictured above will represent Lathrop at the Clinton County Spelling Bee March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Goodrich Auditorium at Cameron Middle School. These spellers were the winners at Lathrop's School's Spelling Bee held March 7 at the elementary gym following the PTO meeting.
Two spellers will be selected at the County Bee to represent Clinton County March 23 at the Regional Spelling Bee to be held at the Civic Arena, St. Joseph. The winner there will go to the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
The two spellers from each grade who remain in the Bee the longest from Lathrop advanced to the PTA Council Spelling Bee March 20 at the First Christian Church in Smithville. It begins at 10 a.m. and will conclude around 2:30 p.m.
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