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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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     1989 - 1990


     Oct 12 1989 - The Strong City carnival was a big success, with a large crowd attending.


     Oct 19 - Eula & Glendon Barrett were presented the 1989 “Friends of 4-H Award


     Deaths: Mary K. Hudson and Alma Ruby Baldwin.


     Oct 26 - Inspector of the courthouse christmas lights said they should be removed.


     Nov 2 - Chase County Commissioners say courthouse christmas lights will shine afterall.


     County property valuation falls $2 million.


     Nov 9 - Cottonwood Falls will have a fully operational veterinary clinic and kennel facility for domestic and farm animals next march; local veterinarian Randy McCallum has announced.


     Nov 16 - Deaths: Anna Lambert & Frances Pretzer.


     The Elmdale streets get a facelift.


     A Chase County Leader-News subscribution is only $12.00 for 52 issues inside Chase County.


     Nov 22 - Marie Isbell of Strong City celebrated her 90th birthday.


     Dec 14 - Ron & Cindy Kelsheimer of Cottonwood Falls have a new son, Derek Wayne.


     The Chase County school buses are to be radio equipped.


     Dec 21 - Cedar Point’s Heckendorn Co. sold to Tolle Manufacturing.


     The Elmdale Trading Post was levelled to the ground by a night blaze.


     Dec 28 - Deaths: Ted Starkey, Elmer Slabaugh, and Mabel Danford.


     The Chase County Historical Society is in the process of compiling a cemetery census. This is being done by volunteer help.


     Also the old jail is being refitted to look as it did in the 1870’s.


     Jan 4 1990 - Deaths: Joe Gamer, Rozella E. Byram, Ted Starkey, and Lucy Faye Johnson.


     Minnie Beth (Dawson) Park retires from the ASCS office in Cottonwood Falls after 37 continuous years.


     Feb 22 - Chase County is rated as critically medically underserved.


     Mr. & Mrs Frank Frey celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.


     Mar 1 - Cottonwood Falls Chamber backs increasing funding for courthouse tours.


     Charles J. Rettiger, son of David & Donna Rettiger of Strong City has been nominated as a candidate for the U. S. Air Force Academy by U. S. Senator Bob Dole.


     Chase Countys “Main Street" program kicks off to a start.


     Mar 22 - 200 attend annual Kansas Grassroots meeting.


     Apr 5 - Army eyes Chase County for Ft. Riley expansion.


     Cottonwood Falls and Strong City oppose Ft. Riley expansion and support the creation of a Flint Hills Monument in Chase County.


     Apr 26 - The Chase Co. Leader-News was named State’s best weekly. Mike O’Neal is the owner-Editor.




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