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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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†††† 1948


†††† Feb 4 1948 - County examinations, as we used to known them, are a thing of the past in fact, there was nothing to base grades on except the teacherís grade.


†††† Feb 11 - On the fund of $20,000 voted last year for Swope Park improvements have resulted in, the new agriculture (cement block) building, $7,469, flood lights for athletic field, $3,237, quonset hut building, wiring and light fixtures $73. A balance left in fund is $9,731.


†††† Feb 18 - Miss Mary Alice Rippett, and Gerald Lee Talkington, of Elmdale, are wed at Strong City. They will live at Elmdale.


†††† Feb 25 - Strong City walked home with the trophy for the county tournament after defeating Chase County High School 28 to 26. The game was a thrill to watch.


†††† Born to Mr. & Mrs Ernest Lawrence of Matfield Green, a daughter, named Linda Sue.


†††† Mar 3 - Death comes to Mrs Courtland Crouch.


†††† Mar 17 - Miss Imogene Peterson and Ted White were married at the Methodist parsonage in Cottonwood Falls.


†††† Elmer Cooper loses everything by fire, on the Coleman ranch, south of Saffordville.


†††† Mr. & Mrs J. E. Gordon of Strong City celebrated their 50 years together.


†††† Mar 24 - Camp Wood to open 33rd season.


†††† Births: Mr. & Mrs Kenneth Hastings of Strong City, a girl, Patricia Dianne; Mr. & Mrs Robert Henderson, of Elmdale, a son, Bobby Lee; and Mr. & Mrs Prentice Thurston, of Elmdale, a son, Larry Edwards.


†††† Mar 31 - On early Easter morning a fire at Saffordville takes the grocery store of Jeff Griffiths. Saffordville is now without a grocery store.


†††† Work is progressing on the new rodeo grounds at the northeast corner of of Strong City.


†††† Apr 14 - Deaths: Mrs E. D. Forney, Mrs John E. Gibb, and Joseph M. Potter.


†††† The first firemanís annual ball was a success. About 250 people attended.


†††† Apr 24 - The second volume of the Chase County History has went to press.


†††† Apr 29 - The stockholders of the Farmers Union Co-operative Business Association of Strong City have voted to sell the store and the store building at a special election.


†††† May 5 - Cleo M. Lacer of Peabody and Donald W. Robinson of Cottonwood Falls are united in marriage.


†††† May 12 - Boys who have earned letters in track this past season at Chase County Community High School are: Richard Littler, Bob Cleaver, Ray Ybarra, Ned Hoover, Don Dick, Jerry Cross, Richard Carpenter, Eddie Cahoone, Harold Trayer, Carvel Oldham, Charles Klamm, and Charles Armagost.


†††† May 19 - County again loses in population.




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