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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 16 1992 - Ron Mayo is retiring from the Chase County High School staff after teaching the last 27 years.

     Retired Chase County Leader-News longtime co-editor, publisher, Edna Iliff has passed away at the age of 80.

     May 7 - The sheriff moves into the new county jail.

     May 14 - Greeley Gas purchases the Chase County Gas Co.

     The old Cottonwood Falls hotel is getting a facelift, and is scheduled to house a bed and breakfast after being closed for years.

     May 21 - Cottonwood Falls will seek to restore City’s roots at the river, Bates Park.

     The Chase County High School Bulldogs baseball team have advanced to state championship.

     May 28 - Sales tax will increase to 5.9 cents in the cities of Strong City & Cottonwood Falls.

     New name, old roots, Cottonwood Valley Bank at Strong City opens for business.

     Ecstasy & agony, the Chase County High School Bulldogs baseball team finished third in State.

     Jun 11 - One in five Chase countains live below the poverty level.

     Jun 18 - Chase County High’s Derrick Studer is Kansas’ number one champion bull rider at the Kansas High School Rodeo.

     Six inches of rain has fallen already in June.

     Jun 25 - School board may ask for tax hike. People’s Exchange Bank is now the Elmdale Bank.

     Jul 9 - Ken Harder resigns as Cottonwood Falls Mayor, President of the Council, Ted Livingston will automatically succeed to the post of Mayor.

     US 50-W will get $27.8 million upgrading in Chase County.

     Jul 16 - School administrators get pay, benefit hikes up to $7,200 annually. This is the largest one year pay hike ever.

     Jul 23 - Commissioners Ok 16% property tax increase.

     Jul 30 - County tax hike cut back to 5%.

     Cottonwood river crest one foot short of flood stage.

     Aug 6 - Politcal newcomer David Reed defeats Sheriff Larry Sigler.

     Aug 20 - Wells, Yeager strip Olson and new commission board of salaries, reducing $6,000 annual salary to $100 monthly.

     Sep 3 - County moves forword with EMS reorganization.

     Sep 10 - Emmett C. Roberts made his last trip around the rodeo arena in Strong City. E. C. passed away at the age of 97.

     Sep 17 - A long needed exterior facelift is almost complete for the Leader-News.

     Oct 1 - Highway of Death? Chase County’s K-150 State-wide attention.

     Clover Cliff Ranch opens it’s doors to the public.

     Oct 15 - Elmo & Juanita Starkey, of rural Cottonwood Falls celebrate their golden anniversary with a 13 day bus tour in New England.

     Dec 24 - Chase County doesn’t have money to pay jail bonds.

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