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History of Chase County, Kansas

Abstracts of Leader-News
1899 - 1999

This history was abstracted by Patty J Donelson, Chase County Historical Society Curator.
Transcribed and indexed by Lorna Marvin, Chase County Coordinator

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     Feb. 12, 1907 - Miss Ida Schimpff is the teacher of the intermediate room at Elmdale.

     The mumps and whooping cough have visited Chase County for several months now.

     Feb. 15 - Charles J. Lantry of Strong City has been awarded the contract for the new Raton Tunnel which the Santa Fe will begin. Mr. Lantry's share of the work is $700,000.

     Miss Nellie Grissom who has been a teacher in the Elmdale school has died from appendicitis. Her family lives at Cedar Point.

     Born to Mr. & Mrs W. T. Glanville, a daughter.

     Hildinger sells his millinery department to Misses Quinn and Cunningham.

     Feb. 19 - P. 0. Schriver and Warren Peck of Cedar Point were struck and killed by a Santa Fe passenger train at Bruno Creek crossing one mile west of Cedar Point.

     Rees Byram has bought out Charley Aves' lumber yard in Cedar Point.

     Feb. 22 - Major Warren Peck of Cedar Point, a Civil War Veteran and was made Major of the 58th. colored regiment died in the recent train wreck and is buried. He has been engaged in the implement business for a number of years at Cedar Point.

     Feb. 26 - The old soldiers here are a little excited over the new pension law, as it will increase several.

     Blurton's new restaurant in Cottonwood Falls was fitted up with electric lights and a telephone put in.

     Everett Wilson has sold his Fox Creek farm of 400 acres to his brothers J. C. and W. J. Wilson for $7,000.

     A pie social was held at Marble school and about $20 raised for the school library.

     Married: Miss Edith Johnson and Mr. James Park.

     Mar. 1 - Blackshere Bro. have been hauling lumber from the Falls to build a tenant house on their ranch at Elmdale.

     Mar. 5 - Donald Bocook, the five year old son of J. E. Bocook of the Falls, died of pneumonia.

     Mar. 8 - Mr. Hanna and Myrtle Cress of Cedar Point were married.

     W. A. and Mrs Morgan are on another overseas trip.

     Crawford Riggs and Etta Sidener of Wonsevu are married.

     Mar. 12 - The Chase County High School will hold its first annual contest in Oration and Essay at the High School Auditorium. The winner will represent the Chase County High School in the state contest.

     The Milling Co. is having a retaining wall built from the southeast corner of the mill to the bridge.

     Mar. 15 - Smith & Smith of the Cottonwood Falls Mercantile Co. have decided to move their stock of goods from this city to Homewood, Kansas.

     Ed Hudson has rented the Central Hotel and restaurant which he will continue to run as before.

     A son is born to Mr. & Mrs W. C. Stenzel of Middle Creek.

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