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5 years ago 

• The Seneca City Council met Monday, Jan. 24, at the Seneca City Hall and discussed a range of topics.

• Seneca’s Rich McCready was scheduled to perform at Caesar’s Dance Hall in Coffeyvillie, Kan., on Saturday, Feb. 5. Doors opened at 7 p.m., and McCready took the state at 9 p.m.

• Senior Piper Allen was crowned the 2011 Seneca High School Wrestling Homecoming Queen on Tuesday, Jan. 25. She was escorted by Tim Harnar.

10 years ago 

• The Grove (Okla.) Police Department was seeking a person of interest. On Sunday, Jan. 14, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers pursued and received a truck which had been stolen from Lungren’s Chevrolet dealership in Grove.

• Air Force Airman Robert M. Uhlemeyer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

• Bob Wilson is a patrolman for the Seneca Police Department. He has been on the job for 11 years.

15 years ago

• Seneca High School will observe Basketball Homecoming Friday, Jan. 26, when Seneca plays host to Mount Vernon. The first game tips off at 6 p.m.

• After much discussion between board members and guests in attendance, the Seneca R-7 School Board of Education agreed to put a $4.5 million bond proposal on the April 3 ballot. The board met Thursday, Jan. 18, with all board members present.

20 years ago

• The Stitch and Spice Club met for an all-day meeting at the home of Nadine Keith on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

• During the month of November 1995, FCE groups across the state were invited by Jay Nixon, the state attorney general, to participate in a special senior sting project. The groups were asked to save third class mail that came into their homes.

• The SHS Lady Indians basketball team played for third place in the Diamond Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

30 years ago

• Moving with exceptional speed, the Missouri Senate this week gave unanimous preliminary approval to a bill aimed at controlling rising health care costs by addressing a host of medical malpractice problems.

• The 23rd annual Seneca Wrestling Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, according to Tom Hodge, Seneca High School athletic director.

• The Seneca R-7 School District was notified Monday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that the school district had been approved for AAA classification, according to Cheryl Roark, secretary of the board of education.

40 years ago

• Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephenson, of Leavenworth, Kan., announced the birth of a son, Kevin Neil, born Tuesday, Jan. 18. The child weighed 8.5 pounds.

• A fire of undetermined origin caused extensive damage to the home of Mrs. Faye Leader on Pine Street in Seneca early Sunday morning.

• Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brady, of Miami, Okla., spent Sunday afternoon in Seneca with his mother, Mrs. Lena Brady.

50 years ago

• No one has filed for the position of director of Ambulance District 1 to date, according to Tom Harvel, county clerk.

• Officers for the coming year were elected at the Ministerial Alliance meeting Monday, Jan. 26.

• Ruth Taylor was chosen Woman of the Year recently by the Seneca Business and Professional Women’s Club.

Compiled by MyraGale Sexton


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