History of Chase County, Kansas
May 9 1985 - Aline Kieferle celebrates her 98th birthday at the Chase County Nursing Home.
May 18 - Deaths: Mrs Frank Judd, Mary Isabelle Myers, and Mrs Merle Merritt.
May 23 - The Chase County Bulldogs basketball team comes home with 4th in the State.
May 30 - Four teachers in USD-284 retiring, Mrs Irene Soyez, Mrs Lela Towle, Mrs Marice Copt, and Mrs Betty Fetrow.
Wm and Dorothy Yeager, Strong City, have a fine new baby girl. Their first child, named Stephanie Jay.
Mr. & Mrs Alfred L. Bullock and Mr. & Mrs Lester Pierce, both of Strong City will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary’s.
Jun 6 - The landscape project at the courthouse to be put on hold.
Plans in the making for Elmdale fourth celebration.
Emmett Roberts is citizen of the month.
Jun 27 - Deaths: James G. Beedle, Mrs Fred J. Austin, and Dorman "Brownie" Brown.
The Matfield Green Community church will be observing its Centennial in July.
Jul 4 - Camp Wood is having a record setting year.
Steve & Cathy Schlup, Elmdale and June & Joe Bell, rural Cottonwood Falls, both have new baby boys.
Citizen of the month is Rich Potter, Coach of little league teams for 20 years.
Jul 18 - Several thousand dollars of tools are stolen from the county shop.
Aug 1 - The Elmdale Christian church, founded in 1885, will hold their 100th anniversary celebration.
Aug 8 - Deaths: Victor Thomas Kirk and Arthur (Pete) Deering.
Aug 15 - Reappraisal to be a costly expense for the county.
Deaths: Rose Belle Pyke, George Deering, Charles Sampson, & Wilma Bessie Augustine.
Sep 19 - Commissioners not pleased with the courthouse renovation work. The roof is still leaking, plus other problems.
Deaths: Helen "Brownie" Pinkston, and Janice Sue DeWitt.
Oct 3 - Inadequate soldering may be cause for the courthouse roof to leak.
The new school running track was in the process of the grading work being finalized.
Oct 10 - Chase County "Takes care of its own” during flooding.
Deaths: Keith Hansen Stout, Charles (Chalky) Selves, and Marion Dean Keyes.
Oct 31 - Seven local people are arrested on drug-related charges.
Nov 14 - Crossarms at Elmdale and Saffordville a good possibility.
The Chase County Volley ball team celebrates a first place finish in their sub-state tournament.
Nov 21 - The City of Strong continues their progress on road repair after flood.
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