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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 357


     1969


     Jun 5 1969 - USD-284 will purchase four new buses.


     Aged resident B. B. Rufener, 91, a farmer of the Cottonwood area passes away.


     Courthouse on new official map.


     Lifetime senior citizen, Charles Lancaster succumbs.


     Jun 19 - Joe Bell will be going to Japan, as a member of the International Lions Band. Joe has been playing the trumpet for eight years.


     The Harry Lutt rites are held at Cedar Point.


     Jun 26 - Well known local resident Earl Miser, 82, passes away.


     Alice VanSickle retired as postmaster of the Cedar Point postoffice after 43 years of public service.


     Jane Mott & Douglas Peck are wed.


     Jul 3 - Violent thunderstorms result in rampaging flash flooding on creeks and river spilling over lowlands.


     Deaths: John B. Gamer & Mrs James Riggs.


     Mr. & Mrs Wm. J. Pherigo, rural Cottonwood Falls will be honored on their 40th. wedding anniversary.


     Jul 17 - Deaths: L. A. Pendergraft, Allen Bond, Leslie W. Gillaspie and Shirley Barrett.


     Jul 24 - USD-284 total mill levy down.


     John B. Glanville, 90, has passed away.


     Gwen Whitlock & Roger McCallum are wed at the Elmdale Methodist Church.


     Jul 31 - Saffordville resident LeRoy Duke passed away.


     Aug 7 - Deaths: P. C. (Bronc) Daniel & Thomas E. Ballew.


     A public farm auction will be held to sell the items of the Arch Miller Estate.


     Aug 21 - Mrs S. J. Cahoone, 77, a former teacher of Chase County and longtime resident since 1900 has passed away and Mrs. Charles Remy also has died.


     Aug 28 - Some of the teachers for the 1969-70 term at the Cottonwood Falls Grade School are: Mary Jo Cauthorn, Helen Chapman, Danny Godfrey, Mary Ellen Phipps, Jerry Pittman, Eleanor Simmons, and Irene P. Soyez.


     Debra Joanne Dieker & John Paul Haglund are wed in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Strong City.


     Mr. & Mrs Roy Beedle will hail their golden wedding anniversary.


     Sep 4 - Mr. & Mrs Harvey Dahlberg closed the deal for the purchase of the lumber yard in Cottonwood Falls. Mr. Dahlberg has been the manager for the last 31 years. Mr. & Mrs John Beck have a one-half interest.


     Sep 11 - Noah Peach will operate the Peach Oil Co. on the east corner of Main & Broadway.


     Ellsworth Sayre rites held at Wonsevu.


     Mr. & Mrs Roy Jackson observe their golden wedding anniversary.


     Sep 18 - The Chase County Courthouse Historical Marker dedication is to be soon.




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