Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives
1882-A meeting is held in Butler to try and persuade Dr. Lee of Kansas to build his insane asylum here.
1895-The new Bank of Merwin opens with Asa Rosier, president; J. W. Hartman, vice-president; and Capt. J. C. Martin, cashier. They are awaiting the 8,000 pound, burglar-proof safe they’ve ordered.
1907-The masquerade party at the Armory Hall is a success. Butler. (Second floor of current Corner Hardware building).
1914-Bert Claunch has purchased the Square Deal Meat Market from W. J. Bullock and will take charge the 19th.
1918-The Hume branch of the National Surgical Dressing Committee makes its 6th shipment of 1,367 pieces.
1920-The American Clothing House, The Daylight Store, is having a New Spring Goods Sale, up to 20% off. (Present day Palace Building, first floor).
1935-The Butler City Council instructs City Marshal Ross Williams to stop all children under age 16 from driving cars on Butler streets.
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.