1855-The new Postmaster for West Point is Willis Feeley.
1872-The Great Western Hotel is undergoing thorough repairs under the supervision of J. J. Galoway. Mr. Metcalf relinquished possession yesterday and is the new host of the Pickett House. (The Great Western was located on the Northwest corner of the Butler square. El Dorado is currently occupies the lot.)
1884-Old Walnut, West of Foster, is experiencing weekly fires, as the business is decreasing as the new town of Foster is booming.
1895-Miss Anna C Hannah, daughter of Captain and Mrs. J. W. Hannah, owner of the Palace Hotel in Butler, is married to Charles Ross at the Butler Presbyterian Church, Dr. J. H. Miller , of Rich Hill, officiating. A sumptuous reception is held at the hotel banquet room.
1901-The Kansas City Southern’s new eating stop is the Morley House Hotel in Merwin, so report the Merwin Mirror newspaper.
1905-Mr. W. B. Wrightman is the new station agent at the Kansas City Southern Railroad depot at Hume.
1928-The four new 500 watt bulbs, and the weather vane, put up by W. H. Hood, atop the Courthouse dome are drawing a lot of attention.