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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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     Aug. 4, 1905 -- The old depot at Strong City is undergoing a complete overhaul.

     The machinery for the electric light plant has arrived and is being installed.

     A. L. Keener has recently been appointed as deputy fish and game warden for Chase county.

     Aug. 8 - -The Board of County Commissioners met and made regular tax levies, as follows: State tax 5.7 mills, County 7.5 mills, County High School 2.0 mills and Railroad bond 1.5 mills.

     Aug. 18 -- Ryan Brothers strike gas at 242 feet and it will be piped into the hotel at once.

     Poison fly paper that kills, for sale at Replogle's.

     Hudson & Erret are getting enviable reputations as house movers. They moved the old Waddell house to the Jas. McElfresh's farm southeast of town and placed it without damage. W. A. Waddell has built a new home in the Falls and has moved in.

     W. W. Austin has the frame work for his new home up.

     Aug. 22 -- Dr. Kendall will open an office in the north rooms of the Eureka Hotel.

     Miss Maude Rogler, who has a large music class in Matfield Green and the south part of the county will give a piano recital at the Methodist church in Matfield.

     Watermelons 10 cents, 15 cents, and 20 cents at Coe's.

     Aug. 25 -- The State Board of Health recently issued an order requiring all school houses in the state to be cleaned and disinfected before school begins. This is a commendable precaution and should be complied with without a mandatory order.

     At high noon Bessie Schriver of Cedar Point and John Haney of Fontana were united in marriage.

     The Chase County High school looks much better without a fence.

     Axel Anderson and Will Brown Jr. are repairing the roof on the court house.

     Aug. 29 -- J. C. Long & Son who bought the half block east of the court house are preparing to erect coal sheds along the north end of the block.

     There will be a watermelon social at Matfield. Everybody invited.

     Sept. 1 -- A partial eclipse of the sun as seen. This is the third Lunar eclipse of the sun in the past 30 years.

     Albin Houghton who graduated with honors at Chase County High school will enter Kansas University.

     The young people have been thick this week looking for places to board and room while attending Chase County High school.

     Sept. 5 -- J. M. Crouch is the manager of the Chase County Poor Farm.

     W. W. Sanders of the Chase County National Bank will attend the National G. A. R. encampment at Denver.

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