10 Years Ago - As published in the February 10, 2011 Leader
Bower, Wilkinson EB royalty
Kelsey Bower and Linny Wilkinson were named East Buchanan Courtwarming Queen and King on Friday, February 4. Kelsey is the daughter of Jody and Debbie Bower, and Linny is the son of Linny and Rhonda Wilkinson.
Three players score in double-digits as ‘Dawgs roll West Platte
The East Buchanan Bulldogs warm up for their home contest on Friday against West Platte.
The East Buchanan Bulldogs varsity basketball team has been playing quality basketball, and that recent trend continued Friday night. After the opening quarter against West Platte, the Bulldogs held a 10 point lead and never looked back from there.
The second quarter allowed the Bulldogs to increase that lead as they went into halftime with a 33-16 lead. The large lead permitted the five seniors nominated for Courtwarming King time to enjoy the honor they had been nominated
for. As the Courtwarming festivities concluded, Seniors Kelsey Bower and Linny Wilkinson were named Queen and
Back on the court, the Bulldogs continued to dominate the Blue Jays. After the third quarter ended, East Buchanan held a 28-point lead 57-29. The fourth saw East Buchanan’s lead increase to as much as 30 points as they ended the game with a 25 point victory.
The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Junior Cory Bower with 18, followed by Seniors Michael Burton and Caleb Mitchell who had 12 and 11 respectively.
30 Years Ago - As published in the February 7, 1991 Leader
Lathrop Quiz Bowl Team - Left to right back row - Brandi Divelbiss, Jerri Sue Minks, Nathan Cosper, Zack Moffett, Vernon Warner, Aaron Conchola. Front row - Geoff Brennecka, Jayme McConnell, Sarah Canaday, Jesse Snodgrass, Jenna Ingraham, Greg Brennecka.
Lathrop Quiz Bowl Team Wins First in State
The Lathrop fifth and sixth grade Expanding Horizons Quiz Bowl Team competed in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl competition on January 16 and won first place in their division as well as first place overall in the state of Missouri.
The 12 member team competed against 91 other fifth and and sixth grade teams from around the state. Lathrop's score of 1311 points out of a possible 1500 landed them the top honors.
The Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Competition is a timed, computerized test consisting of 100 questions covering various subject areas. Their exceptional teamwork and vast range of knowledge accounted for their 95% accuracy rate and the state championship. The team received a first place trophy along with first place ribbons for each member of the team.
Team members are fifth graders Aaron Canchola, Greg Brennecka, Brandi Divelbiss, Jenna Ingraham, Jerri Sue Minks, Jayme McConnell, Jesse Snodgrass, and sixth graders Sarah Canaday, Geoff Brennecka, Nathan Cosper, Zach Moffett, and Vernon Warner. Geoff Brennecka served as team captain.
50 Years Ago - As published in the February 12, 1971 Leader
Boy scouts celebrate 61st anniversary
Sixty-one years ago, the nation's largest youth organization, the Boy Scouts of America, came to America. The anniversary of this date will be observed during the month of February and particularly during a week-long observance of the annual Boy Scout Week which runs from February 7 to 13.
Over 10,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, and adult leaders in the Pony Express Council will join in a series of special events and ceremonies to mark the occasion.
Highlight of the 61st Anniversary Boy Scout Week will be over 50 Scouting display in the East Hills Mall in St. Joseph, Scouting displays in each of the communities in the Pony Express Council consisting of 15 counties in Northwest Missouri and three counties in North East Kansas, and the Eagle recognition dinner which will be held at the Moila Temple on February 27.
Plattsburg Troop 66 has through the years been an active organization. A number of the scout members advanced to the highest rand of an Eagle Scout, and also a number received the honorary award of being tapped for the tribe of Mic-O-Say.
The late Byron Koch was one of the outstanding scoutmasters in Plattsburg for many years. The late Jerry Young was active many years as a cub-master. Dr. W. B. Spalding was honored some time ago, receiving the coveted Silver Beaver award, for his service in scouting. The Rotary Club has always been a strong support of Scout work, and has assisted financially.
Troop 66 in Plattsburg is presently being re-charted under the guidance of Scoutmaster Raymond Cradic. This work was begun the first of December and the troop now has 18 Boy Scouts: Billy Hydeman, Kenneth George, Curtis Cradic, Joe Kipper, Tracy Moore, Kenneth Selvy, Teddy Welsh, Harold Welsh, Denis Downey, E.J. Harris, Paul Conrad, David Freeman, Tim Gassman, Jimmie George, John George, Bob May, Eric White, and Larry Nichols.
Wallace Jorn is the Institutional Representative. Committee members are Ted Moore, J.W. (Skip) Tinnen and and Tom Kipper. One more man is needed for this committee, and also, an assistant Scoutmaster is needed.
Troop174 of the Trimble community is also participating in Boy Scout Week activities at East Hills. Wednesday evening, February 10, troop tribal members of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say will perform at the Mall. Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. the Troop will have a display on assembling Bluebird Nesting boxes and distributing plans to the audience. This will be the kick-off of Project SOAR (Save Our America Resources) is a national conservation the Boy Scouts of America are launching in 1971.
Troop 174 has participated in many community activities during the past year, the most recent being a program put on for the Edgerton P.T.A. Scoutmaster Jasper C. Harris introduced the program and game the ideal of Scouting. Scott Lagle as presidents of Explorer Post 174 explained the Exploring program. One Scout of each rank in the Troop gave a short talk on "What Scouting Means to Me": Eagle Scout Rodney Auxier; Life Scout Steven Snook; Star Scout Sheldon Snook; Second Class Scout Stanley Lanier and Tenderfoot Scout Mike Babbitt. The consensus of these talks was that Scouting is fun, Scouting is learning, Scouting is fellowship, Scouting is good citizenship, and a good way to train for life. Cubbing was presented by Cubmaster Eldon Shipps. Webelo Scouts Doug Auxier and Mike Watkins showed some of their Webelo skills. Members of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say performed to complete the evening including five local troop members.
Troop 174 plans a year-around program with camping playing a big part.Besides Camp Geiger each summer and the Camporee each fall, the Troop camps each month, even when it is snowing and raining. The next 24 hour campout is set for February 20 and 21 at the Trimble Wildlife Area.
Troop 174 has 17 Boy Scouts at the present time ranging in rank from Tenderfoot to Eagle. The troop has produced seven Eagles: Dennis Hendrix, Scott Lagle, Bob Smith, Gerry Middleton, Jeff Gilliam, Rodney Auxier and Clinton Harris; three scouts earned the honored God and Country Award: Scott Lagle, Rodney Auxier and Tom Porter.
Troop meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the R.L.D.S. Church basement in Trimble. Scout master and committee chairman is Staley Snook. Any boy between the ages of 11 and 18 is invited to attend
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