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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



     PAGE 328


     1959 - 1960


     Jul 22 1959 - Head-on collision on Hiway 50 kills, 21 year old Irvin Bernard Rettiger of Strong City.


     Mrs Earl Miser of Bazaar dies at her home.


     Jul 29 - Flood control studies to be made on Diamond and Middle creek watersheds.


     Aug 5 - Mr. & Mrs Easter Heathman, Bazaar are the parents of a son, Thomas Robert.


     Aug 12 - 4-H picnic attracts more than 300 persons.


     Aug 19 - Lloyd C. Smith is the principal at Strong City High.


     Aug 26 - Proposed National Park in Chase County has been announced.


     Bazaar school gets extensive remodeling


     Sep 2 - Area resident Mrs Jess Snedegar of Matfield Green dies in hospital.


     Sep 9 - Roniger Brothers to make a gift of museum and indian relics collection to the county.


     Bud Dexter buys Skelly station in Cottonwood Falls from Ray M. Riggs.


     Sep 16 - Rock quarrying is to be resumed in Chase County by J. F. Lardner, cut stone contractor.


     Sep 23 - Roniger museum site is ready for construction. F. W. Huth is the contractor. The site is on the southwest corner of courthouse lawn.


     Sep 30 - Ann Roniger is third time winner of the National AAU Women’s Pentathlon.


     Oct 7 - Chase County Lake will open for fishing.


     Mrs. Wm. A. Eastham, a resident of Bazaar many years dies.


     J. E. Danfords celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.


     Oct 14 - New Treasurer, Mrs Juanita Gibb is sworn in, replacing Wayne Yenzer.


     Oct 21 - Nate Mitchell and Roy Conklin are taken in death.


     Nov 18 - Arthur D. Selves of Saffordville passed away as did Mrs Laura Howser.


     Nov 25 - Coin operated laundry to open soon in Cottonwood Falls by Mrs James Crisp.


     The Lloyd Clark home in Strong City is heavily damaged by fire.


     Dec 2 - Jim Venards sell Cozy Lunch to Thelma Rollins.


     Dec 16 - White Harlan, 101, of Matfield Green is taken in death.


     Dec 23 - Velva Burton wins cherry pie contest. She is a member of the Bazaar 4-H.


     Dec 30 - Girl Scouts will pick up discarded christmas trees.


     Jan 6 1960 - Ice skating area in Swope Park is ready for skating.


     Jan 13 - Harvey Osborn, 73, well known Cottonwood Falls resident, who was a retired mail carrier and dairy operator has passed away.




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