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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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     Apr 25 1956 - Lulu Louise Sayre, Cedar Point, sixth child of Mr. & Mrs Charles Deering passed away.

     David Rettiger, a senior at Emporia State Teachers College, will begin work with Arthur Anderson & Co. International Accounts and Auditors.

     May 2 - Louis A. Fink, a resident of Cottonwood Falls, for the past 40 years and a life-long resident of Chase County succumbs.

     May 9 - Sewer for Strong City is under consideration.

     Delegates to Girls State are announced, two Strong City Juniors, Jane Clark and Florence Will.

     A 52 - pound shovel head was hauled in just below the Cottonwood river dam by Jim McGraw, Chase County High Senior.

     May 16 - Tragic accident claims life of Freddy Bowman, 15, of rural Strong City while on an all school hayrack ride.

     Lee Brewer resigns as Chase County Extension Agent.

     May 23 - Mr. & Mrs Arch Byram have reopened the Farmer’s Store at Cedar Point.

     May 30 - Parents must register children for kindergarten.

     Remodeling completed at the Cowley & Arnold offices at 301 Broadway.

     Mr. & Mrs T. R. Wells of Elmdale will have been wed 61 years this May 15th. Open house is being held.

     Jun 6 - All is in readiness for 3 - day run of “Big Show -- 19th Annual Flint Hills Rodeo.

     Ann Roniger, of Elmdale grade school, sets new Jr. Olympic record in broad jump at Lawrence.

     Jun 13 - Rodeo termed one of the most outstanding and successful in 19 year history of event.

     K. C. Jones family a top milk producer in the Flint Hills of Chase County.

     Jun 2 - Last minute filing for county offices.

     Mr. & Mrs Cecil Wilson, rural Cottonwood Falls are the parents of a son, Chris Stephen and Mr. & Mrs Roy Morgan, Strong City, have a new son named John Francis.

     Jun 27 - Bumper wheat harvest now drawing to a close.

     79 year old John E. Duke lost control of his car at Dead Mans Corner three and one-half miles east of Strong City and dies of the results.

     Minnie Beth Dawson, Clements, and Gayland Wayne Park, Elmdale, exchange vows at the Clements Presbyterian Church.

     Jul 4 - Final plans approved for new Presbyterian Church at Cottonwood Falls approved.

     Deaths: Shelby W. Goad, Cottonwood Falls and E. B. Laughridge, Cedar Point.

     John Buoy is the new County Extension Agent for Chase County.

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