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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 382


     1980 - 1981


     Nov 13 1980 - Chase County Sheriff Ray Lutt has resigned.


     Dec 4 - Price tag for new water system at Cottonwood Falls is pegged at over 1 million dollars.


     Dec 11 - Winter hits area with ice and snow.


     Mrs Wm. B. (Emily) Selves a lifetime resident of Chase County passes away.


     Dec 25 - The old theatre building & pool hall south of the theatre will be torn down at Cottonwood Falls.


     Jan 8 1981 - 1980 was one of the driest years here ever.


     Jan 15 - Showing of Chase countain Julia Breese life story is set to be shown at St. Anthony’s Hall in Strong City.


     Jan 28 - Abraham Lincoln approved the patent on the John Stout farm land homesteaded in what is now Chase County.


     Feb 19 - The Quik Shop on US highway 50 has been opened for business.


     Mar 5 - Mr. & Mrs Martin Deering and Mr. & Mrs Austin Johnson celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.


     Mar 12 - 9 wild turkeys were released in Chase County by the Fish & Game Commission.


     Deaths: Clara Keener, James P. Lawrence and Emily Duke.


     Mar 19 - Wendi Pherigo wins spelling bee again this year as she did in 1980.


     Mar 26 - Knute Rockne crash 50 years ago.


     Mr. & Mrs Henry ImMasche have been wed 70 years.


     Apr 23 - Flint Hills Medical care improving.


     The new clubhouse at the Cottonwood Falls County Club was constructed almost entirely with volunteer labor by members.


     May 7 - Baumgardners to quit after 34 years in Elmdale.


     May 14 - Barbara J. Crichton & Mark Davis are united in marriage.


     May 21 - Mr. & Mrs John Lansbury have a fine boy, Brian Randall; and Mr. & Mrs Joseph Bell have a daughter, Emma Rose.


     Jun 4 - The Dean Schroers celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.


     Jun 11 - The Chase County State Lake is stocked with about 10,000 fingerling walleye.


     Jun 18 - Jane Galbraith Bell graduated from Newman Hospital School of Nursing.


     Jul 9 - Cynthia Lynn Evans married Wendell Ray Cooper in the St. Anthony’s church.


     Jul 16 - Jimmie L. Browning, M. D. will be operning a family medical practice in Cottonwood Falls on Aug. 3rd.


     Jul 30 - The “Singing Rancher from Cedar Point” has his third album in the works.


     Aug 20 - Deaths: Wm. B. Selves, Ruth Swift, and Ronald J. Gibb.


     Aug 27 - The Chase County Historical Society Museum will open Sept. 1st. Katheryn Littler will be the attendant.


     Sep 3 - Clements bridge hearing held.




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