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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 24 1980 - James H. (Jim) Metzger, of Topeka is the new owner of the Chase County Leader.

     May 1 - Retired local postmaster R. D. (Rex) Bennett, 92, of Cottonwood Falls passes away. Also James Edwin Jackson.

     The IGA store closed, to reopen as C-F Foods.

     May 15 - Co-valedictorians of Chase County High School are Karen Blount and Lori Buffington.

     May 22 - Lifetime resident Grace Norton Beedle is taken in death.

     Jun 5 - Wanda Cooper, of the Saffordville vicinity and Cherryl Browning route 1 Emporia are contestants for Miss Rodeo Kansas.

     Services set for lifetime resident of Strong City, Gertrude Rettiger.

     Jun 19 - Established a mill levy for 10 years for maintenance and repair of the courthouse building.

     Major Charles Rayl assumes command of the 920th Medical Detachment, Kansas Army National Guard.

     JUl 3 - Area sizzles under blazing heat.

     Marriage license in Kansas takes a raise, from $10 to $17.

     Jul 10 - The Chase County Historical Society will have a structure built at the rear of the building. John Haglund’s bid was accepted to do the work.

     Jul 17 - A daughter is born to Mr. & Mrs Robert C. DeWitt, she has been named Jennifer Lynn.

     Readings soar over century mark in July.

     Jul 24 - Camp Wood YMCA to take over operation of Camp Aug. 1st.

     The third annual Cottonwood Falls Days were held.

     Aug 7 - Census shows another decrease in population for Chase County.

     Longtime county resident Wm. J. Pherigo passes away.

     Aug 14 - Intangible tax ballots impounded by court.

     90th birthday party for Margaret Barr.

     Aug 21 - Clements native Howard M. Duehn is taken in death.

     South Fork watershed to build fifth detention dam.

     Mr. & Mrs Sam Robinson, Strong City will hail their 50th wedding anniversary

     Sep 4 - Area finally receives cooling rains and moderating temperatures.

     Sep 11 - Glen F. Burton, a retired farmer and employee of the Chase County Highway Dept. died at his home. Also Mrs Alfred (Katherine) Schroer and Mrs May Campbell.

     Sep 25 - The old Crocker chuck wagon is getting a new home behind the site of the Chase County Historical Society. The wagon is a gift from Mason Crocker and Wayne Rogler.

     Mr. & Mrs 0. W. “Doc” Parks will celebrate their golden anniversary.

     Oct 2 - Mary Steadman resigned as head cook at the Chase County High School. She has been cooking for students at the school since 1964.

     Oct 16 - The new Senior Center in Cottonwood Falls will begin serving meals to Senior Citizens.

     Oct 23 - The St Anthony’s church at Strong City is celebrating it’s centennial this month.

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Lorna Marvin

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