January 3 -
Jake Graber is appointed assistant zoning director.
B and H Truck Shop in Spivey has been sold to
a Hutchinson couple. Deaths listed: Inez C.
Arents and Mary Frances Hutchinson.
Jan. 7 - A
new organization, Kansas Outdoor Buddies, will
assist handicapped hunters and fishermen to
participate in their sport. Motorists and deer
are still colliding. Ed and Hazel Webster celebrate
50th anniversary. Norwich teams (girls and boys)
whip Pretty Prairie Bulldogs. Cunningham
Wildcats win over Fairfield
10 - KHS Eagles defeat Circle in overtime, 70-68.
Lady Eagles also win. Cunningham Wildcats now
6-1 for the season as they down Stafford. The
girls also defeat Stafford. The only obituary
was for Florence J. Denwalt.
- Kingman Community
Hospital now has state- of-the-art mammography
equipment, a gift from an unnamed donor. The
city announces a water rate reduction. KHS boys
lose to Clearwater in late call by official.
KMS 8th graders whip Harper 54-7. The freshmen
win over Clearwater, 55-26. Obituaries were
for Marguerite A. Swope and Mary
Jan. 17 - USD
331 vote to ban smoking and tobacco use in the
district school buildings. Optometrist
Steve Geist and his son, Cooper, travel to Nairobi
to assist in eyeglass program. Neal Slack announces
retirement as high school principal at Pretty
Prairie. The superintendent will take over as
middle school principal and the current middle
school principal will take over as high
school principal. KHS girls and boys win
over Wellington. Eighth
graders continue to win, this time over Medicine
Lodge. The seventh graders also win. Deaths
listed were Dorothy H. Lord, Audrey K.
Hutchinson and Paul E. Goetz.
Jan. 21 - Smoke
Graber announces retirement from Food
4 Less. Repairs begin on the former MO-PAC
Depot, now the property of Kingman County Historical
Society. Richard Schott, former Kingman
police officer, is now training Afghanistan
Protection Officers in Afghanistan. Vemon and
Helen Keeling celebrate 50th anniversary. Norwich
teams win two at Attica. Eighth grade boys continue
to win, this time 45-24 over Colwich. Seventh
graders win over Andover Central. Obits were
for Nancy S. Brown and Sheryl Childs.
Jan. 24 - Nine
candidates file for City Commission race. Ten
business owners are honored for longevity of
their businesses. The bloodmobile on the way
to Norwich overturns two miles east of Norwich.
Freshmen girls win over Pratt, but the boys
lose. Eighth graders win over Anthony making
it 6-0 for the season. Cunningham boys win over
Norwich 64-41. Obits were for Jeanne Shrum and
Loma L. Gerber.
Jan. 28 - KHS Alumni form a special
group for those graduating before 1943. The
KMS 8th graders are still unbeaten as
they rule Andale 47-36. Deaths listed were Carl
Hinton, Hilda Hendly and Fern Wells.
Jan. 31 - Ben
Voran makes a bed headboard out of hedge for
a bucolic look for the Leon and Diana McDaniel
home. Stephen DuCharme and Eric DeWeese make
all-toumament team at Chaparral Roadrunner
Classic. KMS 8th graders over Clearwater
to remain undefeated. Obituaries were Violet
Williams and Donna Steinbrock.
Feb. 4 - Area man
is charged with rape. Savannah House Bed &
Breakfast holds a tea with participants
naming a number of the rooms. Winners will get
a night's stay at the new B&B. Kingman Knights
of Columbus presents a check for $260 to KES
Principal Max Clark for soecuak education classes.
The 8th graders win nine in a row at Andale.
KHS varsity and JV boys topple Andale. Three
KHS Lady Eagles are named to all tourney team
at Haven; they are Lindi Conner, Mogie Geist
and Sara Ashida. Obituaries were for Lucile
Showalter and Mary Lou Swingle.
Feb. 7 - County
Commissioners submit the names of Lance Dixon
for the non-lawyer member of the district judicial
nominating commission. Two-car train derailment
blocks street traffic in Cunningham. KMS 8th
graders win over St. Marks, making it win #10.
Conservations awards: Kansas Bankers Association
Soil and Conservation award to Monte and Edwina
Whitmer; Windbreak award
went to Nancy and Ken Hazen and Wildlife
Habitate Award to Ron and Martha Albers.
Cunningham boys take first in GGPL
tourney. Obits: Wilfred Dal Wells, Harry
J. Forsythe and Anna Alice Stewart.
Feb. 11 - KHS
Homecoming Queen candidates are Sarah
Osbome, Trista Greiner and Mogie Geist
For the second time in 4 months, members
of Battery C. 1st Bn, 161st FA, Kingman and
Newton, have been mobilized for Force
Protection. Kingman ladies pounce Andover
Trojans 55-24, boys lose. Jordan Taber
will play for Butler County Community
College Grizzlies. Norwich ladies over
South Barber. Obits: Athlean Blanton and
Loren E. Jones.
Feb. 14 - Kingman
County Highway Dept. worker, Stephen A.
Watts, was struck by a passing motorist;
injuries were not serious. Methodist youth donate
$3000 to Ministerial Alliance. Cunningham Wildcats
season record is 15-1, this time winning over
Coldwater. Norwich teams are triumphant over
Feb. 18 - Train
derails west side of Kingman. Trista Greiner
is crowned basketball homecoming queen. KMS
8th graders lose to Medicine Lodge after winning
11 straight. KHS FFA celebrates 74th anniversary.
Marjorie Spears and Cecelia Fath were the obits
Feb. 21 - North
Main Gifts has ribbon cutting. A Kingman man
is arrested on drug charges. Rev. John and Naomi
Daly celebrate 60th anniversary. The Norwich
girls win over Attica Bulldogs, 70-31. KMS 7th
graders win over Anthony, but 8th graders lose.
The only obit was for Lloyd L. Kennedy.
Feb. 25 - KHS
sponsors bloodmobile. The Kingman Eagles win
100-69 over Wellington. The girls also win their
game. Norwich girls win over Cunningham, but
the boys lose to the Wildcats.
28 - Voting for the primary election was not
too bad considering the weather didn't
cooperate. The Presbyterian Church will
once again sponsor Thursday noon Lenten services.
Deaths listed were LaVeina Davis,
Dave Ferguson and Albert J. Bachman.
Mar. 4 - Kansas
Wind Power seek to generate electricity to be
tied in with the city power plant. Former Kingman
Police Officer William McGee is charged in a
sex case in Emporia. Kingman JV boys win league
title. Lindsey Schwartz signs to play volleyball
with Butler County Community College in El Dorado.
Obituaries were for Ruth E. dark, Mary P. Dye
and Rose Mary Kerschen.
Mar. 7 - Al
Joe Stemeker is seriously injured when his John
Deere Gater 6x4 collides with a dump truck.
Joshua Schrag is killed when his motorcycle
collides with a pickup in Hutchinson. Norwich
Lady Eagles are GGPL champs. KHS boys trounce
Wellington in sub-state action.
Obituaries: Myrtle L. Albright, Mae K. Ryder
and Joshua T. Schrag.
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