History of Chase County, Kansas
Jan 13 1983 - The tragic death of Mark C. Cook, 24, has occurred at Emporia.
Jan 20 - Airman Carl Douglas Johnson completed basic military training in the U. S. Air Force at Lackland, A.F.B. Texas.
Jan 27 - David & Donna Rettiger of Strong City will open Rettiger Realty & Financial Service.
Marriage of Flint Norton Blankenship & Rose Mary McMurphy.
Mr. & Mrs Philip Blender and Mr. & Mrs Howard Blender won the 1982 Bankers award for their work in Soil Conservation.
Feb 3 - Chase County residents awoke to the worst winter storm of the season, 12 inches of snow.
Francis William ImMasche passed away suddenly. He was a retired Colonel, USAF Reserve.
Feb 17 - The Chase County Middle School Bullpup girls won the Flint Hills League Tournament. The coaches are Carla Havens & Mark Spears.
Feb 24 - John & Terry Landsbury of Strong City have purchased the Wagon Wheel Cafe in Strong City from Bill & Sharon Hobson.
Mr. & Mrs Alan Giger of Elmdale have a new daughter, Kara Kristine.
Fred Kaltenbacher of the Saffordville area has passed away.
Mar 10 - Mr. & Mrs Edgar Zickefoose are to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mar 17 - The Diamond Creek Watershed is approved.
Richard Griffin becomes an auctioneer.
Mar 24 - The daughter of C. Grant Way and Mary E. Wells, Maude Kathryn Park has passed away at the home of her sister, Ida M. Vinson in Cottonwood Falls; also Neil P. McCallum of Elmdale, the son of Peter & Mary McCallum.
The wedding of Betty Ann Burton and G. W. Yeager, took place at the United Methodist church in Cottonwood Falls.
Mr 31 - Mr. & Mrs Ova Hensley of Strong City will hail their 50 years together.
A welcome to Dr. Don Coldsmiths “Horsin Around” to the Chase Co. Leader - News.
Apr 7 - Mr. & Mrs Robert Fillmore of Strong City have a new daughter, Lisa Marie.
Apr 14 - The Justamere Study Club observes 60th. anniversary.
May 5 - The Canada geese are being restored into the Flint Hills.
Death of Mrs Fred H. Howard (Anna Marie Crocker) of Strong City.
May 12 - The new Southfork bridge is now open to traffic. The old bridge was torn down.
May 26 - Edna Rettiger of Strong City, won the “Lawn of the Season” award in the Rainbow Garden Club sponsored event. Her lawn was chosen over 27 other contestants.
Jun 2 - The Kansas Fish & Game released another otter below the South Fork Bridge in Chase County. 10 will be released in all.
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