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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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†††† 1977


†††† Apr 21 1977 - Mrs Vera McCabe Waddell, 60, who was a native of the Bazaar community and a resident of Cottonwood Falls is taken in death.


†††† May 5 - Longtime Matfield Green resident, Leo (Turk) Johnson dies following a lengthy illness.


†††† May 12 - John W. Studer, 52, of Cottonwood Falls, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack. He was a veteran of WWII.


†††† May 26 - A fire completely destroys the two-story home in the Homestead vicinity belonging to Rodney Stahl. It was unoccupied at the time.


†††† Jun 2 - Deaths: Gertie E. Jeffrey, Charles W. Mock, and Mrs Paul Stubenhofer.


†††† Jun 9 - Rainfall far above normal.


†††† Jun 23 - Donna Cox Brown, 48, of Cottonwood Falls dies after a long illness.


†††† James McLinden a lifetime resident of Cedar Point also passes away.


†††† Mr. & Mrs Gene Eidman are the parents of a son, Clinton Gregory.


†††† Jul 7 - Kay Olson, R. N. was named nurse for the Chase County Health Dept.


†††† Howard and June Craney observe their 40th. wedding anniversary.


†††† Jul 14 - Wheat harvest is something of a dud.


†††† Mr. & Mrs John Haglund of Strong City have a new son, Matthew John.


†††† Jul 21 - County commissioners let contracts for 8 bridges in the bridge replacement program.


†††† The memorial addition to the Homestead Church will be dedicated soon.


†††† Aug 4 - Deaths: Miss Bess Underwood and Mrs C. A. Matti.


†††† Aug 18 - Deaths: Karl W. Stubenhofer & Mrs Chester Towle.


†††† Sep 1 - Leslie Cooper resigned as the courthouse custodian, after 13 years of service.


†††† Sep 8 - Enrollment takes a drop of 27 students in USD-284. The total count was 659 students enrolled.


†††† Sep 29 - Anna Lee Meyers is the new custodian at the courthouse.


†††† Tallgrass Prairie Park legislation resurfaces.


†††† Ten children here for the event of honoring Lee Blountís 88th birthday.


†††† Oct 20 - Saffordville Church 75th. anniversary event is slated.


†††† Nov 3 - Start sidewalk project in downtown Strong City.


†††† The Chase County courthouse will appear on the cover of the Kansas Construction Resources magazine next April.


†††† Nov 10 - Storm windows are being installed at the courthouse by John Haglund Construction. Also a new glass door on the north entrance.


†††† Nov 17 - Debbie Glanville is selected as Chase County Pork Queen.


†††† Mrs Ora Duke passes away and Mrs Harry Hays.


†††† Mr. & Mrs Billy Burton, Matfield Green are the parents of a daughter, Amy Lou.


†††† Dec 8 - Mr. & Mrs Wm. Selves will hail their 60th wedding anniversary.


†††† Dec 15 - Mr. & Mrs Harry Hager will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in Colorado where they now live.




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