History of Chase County, Kansas
1978 - 1979
Jul 13 1978 - Mr. & Mrs Richard Vandegrift, Cottonwood Falls have a new daughter, Casey Renee. She has a brother, Mitchell, 2 years old.
Jul 20 - Florist here for many years, Mrs Karl P. Anderson dies.
Aug 24 - Mrs Clarence (Bessie) McCracken dies.
Sep 7 - Keith & Nancy Huth have purchased the Chase County Lumber, Inc.
Commissioners order old Simmons bridge west of Strong City closed.
Virgil W. Kinsey, a rancher for sixty years east of Matfield Green passes away.
Sep 14 - Cattle leaving Flint Hills early this year due to drouth.
Oct 5 - Longtime local businessman Paul Trayer passes away.
Oct 12 - Walter W. Phillips, janitor-messenger, for the Santa Fe Railroad at Emporia has retired.
June Ann Bechelmayr and Roy Franklin Morgan are wed at the home of the bride.
Mr. & Mrs Donald R. Yoakem are the parents of a son, Lance Ray, he has an older sister, Elexia.
Oct 19 - Held dedication for the Matfield Green Community Church Bell Tower.
Oct 26 - Mr. & Mrs Ralph J. Reyer will observe their 60th wedding anniversary.
Nov 9 - Deaths: Jim Bell, Jr., Roy E. Lee, Mrs Bruce Swift, & Wm. J. Brown.
Dec 14 - Chase County’s new Emergency Medical Services ambulance was brought here by E.M.S. Director Keith E. Davis.
Lifetime Strong citian, Dorothy Hubert Spain has passed away.
Jan 4 1979 - Longtime local resident Lee Blount passes away. A veteran of WWI, he had been a wagoneer in Company M. 129th Infantry of the 35th Division.
Jan 11 - The First Baptist Church will be building an addition on east of the present facility. It will be a 12’ x 60’ steel structure.
Uptown Theatre — Now showing “Grease” is the word. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John star in it.
Jan 18 - Blizzard hits area with bitter wind, more snow, closing highways, clogging streets for a period.
Pioneer resident, Mrs Thomas (Sarah) Pinkston, 95, of Cottonwood Falls is taken in death.
Jan 25 - Mr. & Mrs Larry Meyers, Cottonwood Falls, have a new daughter, Nichole Dawn.
Mr. & Mrs Edward T. (Tinkum) Baker of Matfield Green will celebrate their 50 years together.
Feb 1 - 98 more pronghorn antelope are released in Chase County.
Retired druggist and banker, Hugh K. Campbell, 95, of Cottonwood Falls passes away.
Feb 15 - Deaths: Glenn R. Mott, Miss Alice Steele, Aaron Diehl and Howard R. Sidener.
Feb 22 - Chase County Middle School girls basketball team for the second straight year are Flint Hills League and Tournament champions. Jerry Pittman is their coach.
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