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                January 2004

Jan. 2 - Arland D. Stephenshas been named to the FSA county committee. Alternates are Patrick Elpers and Dennis Davis. Rep. Dennis McKinney expresses views on school finance.

Jan. 5 - Dr. Rudy Sasina is taking   over  the   chiropractic practice of Dr. DuCharme. The first baby of the year, bom Jan. 1 at Kingman Community Hospital was Nevaeh Rae Friend, daughter of  Brandan and Morgan Friend of Anthony. Dr.  Stephen Grillot delivered the baby. Obituaries were for Sylvia Ann Rohr, Rev. Robert Walter, Freda Stuber, Delores Lock and Merle Heldenbrand Sr.

Jan. 9 - Chris Hedlund is new employee at Kingman Real Estate. Kanza bank hires Diana Drake as loan review officer. A trucker wrecks his semi when he tries to avoid  several  deer  east  of  Cunningham. The driver, Rodney Jackson, is transported to the Kingman hospital for undetermined injuries. Heartland Youth Rodeo has   a   successful   weekend. Kingman girls and boys remain undefeated thus far in the season. Deaths listed were Helen D. Stinnett, Mabel Z. Skillen and Harry (Bud) Crossman.

     Jan. 13  ó Arts musicians "jam" it up at Creations Restaurant on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in Mt. Vemon. Kingman County Farm Bureau invites the public to a free hamburger fry to show that Kansas cows do not have mad cow disease. Tracy Ford of St. Leo wins Punt, Pass and Kick competition in the 12-13 age group. Eagle freshmen win four in a row. KHS boys and girls and JV win over Clearwater. Obituaries were lone D. Van Gieson and Dwight E. Berry.

Jan. 16 - USD 331 reinstates policy that says students who damage school property or the property of an  administrator, teacher or other staff member may be suspended or expelled. Ground breaking takes place for the Kingman    County  Veterans Memorial and Statue of Liberty project. KHS girls and boys win over Pratt and Wellington. Obits: Dan Gupton, Mary M. Yoder, and Claude W. Jones.

Jan. 20 - Over 700 enjoy the Kingman  County State Farm Bureau hamburger fry. David Gaumer and Bradford Williams announce they will form a new law firm, with the addition of a new attorney, Matthew Ricke. Former resident, Ronald C. Mason, who is affiliated with the firm of Forker, Suter & Rose LLC in Hutchinson, will open a branch office in Kingman  in the  Commercial Federal office. Daisy, a dog, is rescued at Cheney Lake after falling through the ice. Deaths listed: Elizabeth "Betty"  Hartley and Gerald D. Lucas.

Jan. 23 - Paul Olsen is named vice president/cashier at Citizens Bank of Kansas. Kingman County Conservation    District award Charles Doze the windbreak award. The Kansas Bankers Assocation Award went to Scott and Michelle Brady. Seventh and eighth grade boys win over Anthony. The 7th graders are now 6 - 0. the freshmen girls are also 6-0, winning over Pratt. The only death listed was Pearl Nye.

Jan.   27   -   Composite Technologies Corp., of California will provide line material for the tie line  with Kingman  and Cunningham. The company also hopes to build composite poles in Kingman. The Statue of Liberty on the elementary school grounds has been refurbished and is currently on display. Jerome and Charlene Schaller are wed 50 years. KMS 7th graders defeat Andale 53-29; they remain undefeated. An obituary was for Bill Bayer.

Jan. 30 - The Ranch House Restaurant is damaged when a Dodge Caravan rammed the south wall. KMS 7th' and 8th grades defeat Clearwater teams. Obits: Lois Maple, Jeanne Demmer, Reola Hardesty, Leoti Robison and Curtis W. Doyle.

               February 2004

Feb. 3 - Kingman and the Kingman airport are featured in "SW Aviator" magazine. The Kingman Lady Eagles win over Andale. Seventh grade boys remain undefeated with win over Andale in overtime. The death listed was Earl ClarkWebber.

 Feb. 6 - Lions Pancake Day is hampered by freezing drizzle which kept attendance down late in the day. Sue Eck wins a DVD player from Video Max. The KMS 7th graders are 10-0 for the season.  Deaths listed were Ralph L. Latimore, Justine S. Helten and Teresa Mertens.

Feb. 10 - The weather conditions are the cause for severalaccidents.  Area banker,  Max  Deterding dies. Community women go crazy for the game Bunco. KESspelling bee winners were Tate Henry, Kaitlin Kuszmaul andSummer Phillips. Varsity boys win over Andover Trojans, 55-47. KMS teams win two at Harper. FFA  members attend Denver National Western Livestock Show. Obituaries were for Fred L. Lager, Veronica Goetz, Evelyn Depenbush and Max Deterding.

Feb. 14 - Citizens calling themselves Kingman Improvement Committee will sponsor a town forum meeting Feb. 16. The teacher team wins the Community Quiz Bowl.  KMS 7th graders win over Medicine Lodge. Seventh grade is now 12-0 for the season. The Lady Eagles lose to Andale, but the boys win.

Feb. 17 - The City hires business consultant to help small businesses develop their business. KHS boys win over Circle with last shot of the game. Obits: Charles H. Kentzler, Edward L. Smith,  Betty Louise Gage and Helen Schrag.  

Feb. 20 - KHS hosts the State 4-A Scholars Bowl tournament Middle School students,  Emily Boyer, Dani Culp and Teresa Gooden audition for the state honors band. Girls and boys win over Clearwater. Seventh graders are still winning. Deaths listed were Evelyn L. Clayton,  Elsie Webber and Victor Krehbiel.

Feb. 24 - The local H&R Block expands; they now have a branch in Goddard. An 18 year old Cheney man is arrested in Goddard for bomb scare. Tyier Dixon and Kristina Bean are crowned King and Queen at KHS Winter Homecoming; Kingman won the game  beating Wellington. Obituaries: Kelly "Doc" Cohoon, Mary Sample, Eldon Stucky and Gayle J. Alien.

Feb. 27 - Allison Steffen of Cunningham is County spelling champion. Dr. Rudy Sasina of Kingman Chiropractic Center had ribbon cutting. KHS lose to Andover Jaguars in overtime. Seventh graders are still undefeated as they are now 14-0. Obits were for Charles V. Woolf, Benard J. Conrardy   and   Michael   J Butterfield.

           March 2004

Mar. 2 - Episcopalians are entertained by Tom McAuly and his crank organ. Former Kingman resident, Dr. N.E. (Spike) Allison, celebrates his 97th birthday in Arizona. KHS girls win over Augusta, as do the boys in double overtime.

Mar. 5 - Shirley Deterding has been named as Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank of Kansas. Roy E. Williams is to be honored for 50 years practicing law and also his 80 birthday. Former resident, Jake Hart, has accepted a position with STRIVE Physical Therapy Center in Ocala, Fla. KMS 7th graders suffer their first loss of the season to Medicine Lodge. Obits were for Mary E. Witt and Lorene Wylie.

Mar. 9 - Kingman students attend 40th annual Model United Nations held in Topeka. Ruth Messmer celebrates 85th birthday. Margaret Kimminau is honored with open house to celebrate her  90th. KHS Lady Eagles lose to Collegiate to end the season. The boys win over Andale. The death listed was Esther E. Rosa.

Mar. 12 - The New York Times  has  an  article   about Kingman's electric transmission line. Eagles will head for state as they win over Haven. Obituaries: Thelma E. Neff, Charles L. Payne, William L. Hutchinson, Vincent .B. Bergkamp, Phebe S. Smith and Dennis R. Ownbey.

Mar. 16 - City Commissioners are proposing a $.01 sales tax increase. School and county bread makers are honored for their dinner rolls. Lyie Beshore celebrates 90th birthday with an open house. Kansas City Sumner Academy wipes out Eagles hopes at State. Obituaries: Lawrence Dean Cooley, Irabel Oak, Bernard Vierthaler, Agnes M. Gerber and Judge Bill Helm.

Mar. 19 - Mize & Co. form a new    divisionóWorld    Class Closeouts.   Norm   Ceding   is marketing organic flour. Andy Strong and Brandon Ziegler are named to all-league first team. Making the second team were Andrew Hook and Chet Hartley. Deaths listed were Janice A. Colucci, Lois G. Lindholm and Barbara  L. Steffen.

Mar. 23 - Tim Swartzendruber resigns as head boys basketball   coach   and   Bill Woodward resigns as head football  coach. Andrew Williams receives Eagle Scout Award. Lindi Conner, Jessica Blackwill and Staci Bnttain are named to the Chisholm Trail All-League team. Obits: Dora B. Hageman, Steve C. Price,  Joseph W. Pennel, Donna Schrag, Galen Schrag, Frances E. Owens and John M.Kalb.

 Mar. 26 - St. Pats kids sell 15,300 tickets for the St. Patrick Dinner drawing. Cunningham students raised $3,741 for  the American Heart Association with "Jump Rope for Heart." Obits: Richard (Dick) King, Opal R. Graber, Jeanne A. Miller, Evelyn  A. Arensdorf, Susana M. Kitson and Kenneth W. Shomacker.

Mar. 30 - City Commissioners present proclamation to KHS basketball team. Kingman airport is site of FAA Safety  Seminar. Deaths: Janette Vulgamore and Paul C. Thissen.

              April 2004

April 2 - Livingston Funeral Home donates books to the library focusing on death related issues such as grief and the recovery process.   Obits:   Dorothy   E. Burroughs,  Doyle  Evans  and Arthur Stuckey.

April 6 - Members of the Heart of Heartland, a railroad historical group, traveled from Kingman to Coats in Speeder  cars. KMS 8th grade boys win Cheney track meet. Obituaries were for Alberta E. Lorg and Ethel Wingate.

April 9 - Bonnis Lower is honored by family members for her 90th birthday. KHS Basketball Coach Tim Swartzendruber has been named Coach of the Year by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. Death's listed were Robert B. Alexander, Dwight E. Burkett and Maybelle Ellingson.

     April 13 - The Statue of Liberty replica is back on display at the site of the soon to be completed Veterans    Memorial.  City Commissioners discuss a possible one percent sales tax increase. The 2nd annual home tour will benefit.  Relay for Life. Otis and Virginia Coon will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary. KMS 8th grade boys and girls take first at Cheney meet.

     April 16 - The Veterans Memorial nears completion. Dr. and Mrs. Eldon Breazier will celebrate 60th anniversary. John and Florence Hampel are wed 50 years. Lee Smith, assistant football coach at Hutchinson is the new head coach at KHS. Obits: Birt E. Robey, Marjory E. Rose and Willard E. Williams.

     April 20 - A Chinese built military trainer made a forced landing northwest of the Kingman airport when it ran out of  gas. Dan and Lola Thomas are married 80 years.   Drew , Trollope   wins horseshoe tournament. KMS boys win Goddard meet. The only death listed was Patricia Kay Smith.

     April 23 - SFC Larry Patrick is new Armory NCOIC and facility manager at the Kingman Armory, replacing SFC Les Wing who has been   transferred  to Wichita. Wesley and Helen Cole will celebrate  50th anniversary. Obituaries were for Elsie M. Cark and Junior Lee Hobbs.

     April 27 - Martha Vail Chapter DAR presented corsages to members who are 90 or over, including Getha Shoemake of Kingman and Grace Ranson and Lucerne Bird, both of Anthony. KHS   girls   win   Kingman Invitational. Abe's Oilfield Service takes first at Colwich. Obits: Gerald D. Shaddox and Richard Warner.

     April 30 - Kingman County Council on Aging have new transportation van. Cessna Caravan equipped with floats make a landing at Kingman Clyde Cessna Airport.  Lawrence and Helen Mertens celebrate 50th anniversary. Opal E. Goering and Leila  Bessie Jones were the deaths listed.

            May 2004

     May 4 - Jackie Rowan, Norwich High School grad is state honey queen. The eighth grade girls win Clearwater track meet.      May 7 - Kingman Hospital Auxiliary purchase a fetal monitor, a special electrocardiograph machine, a surgical  laparscope and a high-weight, digital patient scale. Linndy Frieden, head basketball coach at Douglas will take over as KHS head coach. Phillip and Barbara" Goetz  celebrate  50th anniversary. Seventh/eighth grade boys win at Cheney track meet. Eighth grade girls tie for first.

      May 11 - A tree is planted on the courthouse lawn to celebrate Kansas' 150th birthday.  Lindi  Conner is Governor's scholar. A 65th wedding anniversary will be celebrated by Ernie and Beulah Salmans of Pratt. The KHS FFA range team competes  at national. Obituaries: William A. Cutler and  David A.. Youngers.

      May 14 - Bill Kelley is hired as the KHS assistant principal and athletic director. Kingman Senior Center receives a new dishwasher as a result of grants and donations. Edward and Bemita Heim will celebrate golden  anniversary.  Shayla Holder, Norwich, signs to play  basketball  with  Sterling College. National Honor Society inducts seven KHS students,  Franci Hotchkiss, Randy Murray, Josh Oiler, Brock Goetz, Emily Dick, Shayne Henry and Forrest Smith. Obits: Velma Harris, Kacie M. Markwell and Mark C. Reid.

      May 18 - Lindi Conner and Katherine   Gooden   are   KHS Valedictorians for the 2003-04 school year. Jamie Yoder is named Salutatorian. A huge tree falls, blocking 900 block of West A.  Norwich boys win Great Golden Plains track meet. The only death listed was Susan Painter.

      May 21 - A passenger train pulls into the Santa' Fe Depot. The visitors will enjoy a spaghetti dinner. KMS 7th and 8th graders win league track meet. Obituary for Stephen B. Statz.

      May 25 - Several are injured in rollover southwest of Kingman. Wheatlands Health Care is the recipient of new wheelchair van. There were obituaries for Donna L. Miles, Henrietta Hohlmann, Winifred J. Barshney, Josephine E. Krehbiel and Bessie W. Boling.

      May 28 - There is a traffic fatality on K-17 Highway. A Nisly Brothers trash truck overturns. Al Joe and Janet Sterneker will celebrate their golden anniversary. Obits: Veta P. Conrardy, George L. Doak and Stephen L. Payne.

             June 2004

      June 1 - New Kingman wastewater plant is dedicated. Kingman citizens will vote June 29  for a proposed sales tax increase. A  lawsuit against the  City  of Kingman and Police Officer David  Lux has been dismissed. Four KHS  girls and one boy head for State track meet. Students are Jessicica Blackwill, Lindi Conner, Kris Lacio, Kristina Bramwell and Ben  Wimer.

       June 4 - Veterans Memorial is dedicated. A hamburger fry benefit will be held for Larry Pinkerton. Susan Hubbell files for Register   of   Deeds   position. Norwich High School students Kelsey Poljansek, Megan Henson, Tyler Holder, Chet Smith and the  4x100 relay team do well at State  meet. Obituaries were for Robert H. Beste, Laurine McGuire and Cecil L. Vulgamore.   

     June 8 - The- 2004 wheat harvest is delayed by rain. Aaron Fouse receives rank of Eagle Scout Obituaries: Woodrow W. Pursselly and Marjorie Lee Sepuveda.      

       June 11 - Derek Sanderson of Murdock is injured in roll-over on US-54. Harvest is still delayed due to wet weather. KHS class of 1954 holds 50 year reunion. Obits:  Dwight M. Bonham and Paul E Prather.

       June 15 - Ruth Green is new PA at Kingman Health Clinic. Kathleen Tetrick files for county clerk position to run against Inge Luntsford. Joel and Connie Strohl of Pretty Prairie celebrate 60 years of marriage. Jason Freund of Cunningham is selected as Most Inspirational Athlete at Special Olympics Summer Games. The death listed was Jean A. Shanelec.

       June 18 - Rains continue to hinder wheat harvest. Wichita Soaring  and  Kansas   Soaring Association bring two glider planes to Kingman to give rides. Obits were for Eugene J. Kerschen Glenn  E.  Snell  and  Louise Wehkamp.

       June 22 - Kingman volunteer firefighters, Ray Hawkins, Larry Pierce and Butch Buchanan are honored at a retirement party. Deaths listed: Les R. Normandin  George J. Henning and Hilah M. Young.

       June   25   -  Harvest  is underway once again. Rep. Dennis McKinney files for re-election as State Rep. in the 116th District. Tracy Ford of St. Leo wins three 1st place medals at the Kansas State AAU Track Competition.

       June 29  -  Steven Tetrick is recovering from head injuries received after a baseball hit him while he was watching a game.  Shayne Henery attends Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar in Wichita.  Will Tetrick will compete at National Rodeo finals in Wyoming.  He earned a spot on the Kansas High School Rodeo Team. Obituaries: Marion J. Bayer and Theodore L. Batt.

                  July 2004

     July 1 - Members of the 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Kansas Army National Guard return  home   from   providing security at Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley.  Leon and Diana McDaniels open Prairie Crossings, a new bed and breakfast between Pretty Prairie and Kingman. Brent Parsons wins in his age division at the Kansas Junior amateur Golf Tournament. LaVeta Craig was the only obituary.

     July 4  - Marijuana  is discovered after police stop vehicle on east edge of Kingman. Bikers raise over $32,000 for muscular Dystrophy. Tim McGinnis wins Kingman men's tourney. Charles W. Pearce was the only obit.

     July 8 - Cnris Heminway is named Honorary Chairman of Relay for Life. A house located at 234 West A is destroyed by fire. Tony and Pat Mans celebrate 50th anniversary. Abe's softball team wins fifth tourney of the summer. Lou Ann Denney was the death  listed.

     July 11 - Gehring Studio has been in business for 30 years. Kanza Bank promotes Jan L. Lamie to Sr. Vice President, managing  branch bank tellers. Earl Williams wins grounds cruiser at Freedom Fest. Kingman Swim Team places high in area meets. Obits listed were Warren  L.  Pfalser,  C. Benjamine Gracey, Dora B. Blue and Kenneth D. McQueen.

     July 15 - Audrey Smith, daughter of Carry and Betty Smith, receives Insight Scholarship award sponsored by Iowa Pharmacy  Foundation.   Several   tornadoes threaten the area. Some damage is done on farms southwest of Kingman. Ally Underwood and Tucker Neal receive top swimmer award for their winning effort on the Kingman Swim Team. Herman E. Hammerbacher was the only obit.

     July 20 - Former Kingman resident. Ken Clouse, is honored for helping to turn the area vocational technical school at Goodland into a 25 building, 50 acre campus known as Northwest Kansas Technical School. The 2nd Chance Shop of the Humane  Society moves to new quarters on Main St. Parker Maloney wins 1st in junior golf tournament. The only obituary was for Andrew A. Matson.

      July 23 - The Kingman Armory is now listed on the National Registry. Friends and Neighbors plow for Wayne Nicholas who has been in the hospital. Obituaries: Ruby Phillips, Kenneth L. Kautzer, Jesse E. Nickell and Blanche E. St. Clair.

      July 27 - The Kingman airport will get new rotating beacon and perimeter fence. Two vehicles are stolen from storage units on Penalosa St. Victor and Rosalia Ortiz celebrate 50th anniversary and renew wedding vows.

     July 30 - A missing four-year-old is found safe walking to grandmother's house. Obituaries were for Maurice Mathis, Dr. Phillip L. Norton and John W. Snell.

           August 2004

     Aug. 3 - Rep. McKinney wins Humanaitian Award. Beverly Stucky receives a 25 year award from H & R Block. Everett and  Nora Fieser are wed 60 .years. Joe and Donna Tarbutton celebrate 50 years of marriage. The only obit was for Doreen T. Amon.

      Aug. 6 - The Kingman Humane Society 2nd Chance Shop moves across the street to the former Farm Bureau building. Carol Voran beats out Joe Dirks in the primary for county commission district #2. Clyde and Eunice Stark will celebrate 76th anniversary. Obituaries: Hazel "Kay" Loveless and Hester Denison.

     Aug.  10 - The Roland Belcher, residence is now home to a large gorilla sculpture. Obituaries: Debra K. Smith, Janet S. Fletcher, Everett Remick, Edward Kerschen and Thomas A. McVey.

     Aug. 13 - Bob McQuin celebrates 80th with no plans to retire from the newspaper business. Richard and Virginia Hageman have 50th anniversary. Cleveland 4-H Club donates $300 to Kingman Food  Bank.  Mikabe  Erdman traveled to Harrison, Ark. to  play in the National Baseball Congress Little League World Series for 10 year olds. Deaths listed were Leo Bergkamp, Ellen Marie Jayne and James E. Tatro.

     Aug. 17 - Neville Custom Built Semi Trailers roll out number 2,500. Anita Hurt is now Associate Broker with Kingman Real


     Aug. 20 - The Kingman Library receives grant from South Central Community Foundation. Former Kingman resident, Amy Wallace,  is named  executive director of the Miss Cheney Lake Pageant.   There were many obituaries: Delphine A. Rohlman, Georgia Ann Shuler, Doyle G. Duff, Dr. Hathan E. 'Spike' Allison,   Kevin   P.   Huffman, Georgia L. Boughman, Jerrod L. Westerman and Ay line Poland.

     Aug. 24 - Kingman Co. Learning Center is now located at Kingman High School. Art Partners, a group of five women, work with grades K-5. Paul and Aurora Dick are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Obituaries were Renee Faye, Darlene M. Klein and Stephen (Tom) Milford.

     Aug. 30 - Norman Oeding is selling his organic flour over the Internet. It's 60 years of marriage for Walter and Mary Robinson.  Obituaries: Martha Eson, Emmalee Kraus, Nina R. Worthington, Allan A. Arpin and Clara A. Kerschen.

      Aug. 31 - The Kingman SRS office will close soon. Lerado Country Church will open a thrift shop in Kingman. Eunice Mattal, Floyd J.'Folger and Lois M. Hauser were the deaths listed.

                  September 2004

      Sept. 3 -Work begins on the electrical sub-station that will be part of the electric tie-line between Cunningham and Kingman. Habitat for Humanity will build house for the Headricks and their seven children. Anna-Marie Ortiz of Murdock places 5th in the Hershey Track and Field National Meet held in Hershey, Pa. Sean Wagner and his guest win the Kingman Country  Club member-guest tournament. Michael Panek and Brant Boswell play in the NBC Hap Dumont World Series for 9 year old boys in  Bartlett, Tenn. The only death listed was Susie A. Albrecht.

      Sept. 7 - Brian Wilbom, vice-president/cashier, receives, his graduate degree in banking from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsinó Madison. Friends of Gary, Lleanna and Shelly Westerman will hold a hog roast dinner to help benefit them for medical expenses after they were injured in an auto accident.

      Sept. 10 - Lindi Conner survives Plebe Summer at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Deaths listed were Betty J. Pollard, William D. (Bill) Near and Mary A. Hayes.

      Sept. 14 - Kingman Flight Instructor Bob Crow is named Master Certified Flight Instructor by the National Association  of Flight Instructors. Earl Goetz is the recipient of a benefit to help pay medical expenses. The eighth graders defeat Medicine Lodge in football.

      Sept. 17 - Middle school roof problems are given to a roof consultant.  Noah's Ark Preschoolers get fingerprinted. KHS girls are second at Pratt golf tourney. Cunningham Junior High football team squealch Norwich 28-0. Obituaries: Mary Meuser, Arthur F. Busch, Robert F. Lowrey and Richard J, Probst.

      Sept. 21 - Stephen Elliott wins Award of Merit for his art work at Kansas State Fair. Norm Oeding wins Best of Show for his Milo. Albert and Christine Pearce will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary. Lady golfers are 2nd at Goddard. Obituaries were for Joan Wood Thompson, Irene Eck and Beulah L. Garrison.

     Sept. 24 - A Kingman citizens' group asks the state to audit Kingman city electric utilities.  Obituaries:  Larry  D. 'Papa'  Ankerholtz,   Doris   F. Sowers, Helen M. Cole, Sharron Rodriguez and Gerald E. Simon.

     Sept. 28 - Hannah Blackburn is   first   runner-up   in   Miss Photogenic contest. Nu-2-U now has   collection   and  delivery available. Alice B. Heath and Robert C. Hughes were the deaths listed.

          October 2004

     Oct. 1 - Flu shots are delayed at the Health Department. A single engine Cessna makes emergency landing in a wheat field east of the airport. The pilot and passenger sustain minor injuries. Leonard and Alta Lieble have been married 70 years. Wayne and Ilene Kohler have been wed 50 years. KHS lady golfers take 1st at Kingman touney.   Obituaries  were  for Charles E. Robinson and Sr. Mary Alberta Schreiner.

     Oct. 5 - Trevor Scott Henson and Matthew Owen Neal are killed in a two vehicle accident. KHS homecoming queen and king are Ashley Clark and Chet Hartley. Eighth   graders   defeat   Pratt. Obituaries: Trevor Scott Henson, Matthew 0. Neal and Pauline F. Pinkston.

     Oct. 12 - Kingman Friendship Meals celebrate 30 anniversary in Kingman. Local Medical facilities unable to obtain flu vaccine at this date. Lady golfers are third at league meet. Obits were for Albert F. Epp, Hallie G. Pipkin, Veda J. Bachman and Robert S. Clark.

     Oct. 15 - There is a late rush to register to vote in upcoming election. The Kingman Hospital has new machine to register bone density. Kingman volleyball girls win over El Dorado and Wellington. Norwich football team wins over Caldwell. The only death listed was Ernest G. Martin.

     Oct. 19 - Kingman County K-State  Research & Extension Agriculture and Natural Resourses Agent, Andrea Burns, accepts a similar position in Ford County. Greg Schrsiner is new-loan officer at Kanza Bank. Only Obit was Gladys A. Oeding.

     Oct. 22 - A worker is injured in a fire at a natural gas pumping station NE of Kingman. Rev. Barkett, a Presbyterian minister, is to be installed as minister of the Kingman church. Andrew Williams spends three weeks visiting friends in  Brazil.  KMS  girls  open basketball season winning two from St. Marks. KHS hosts volleyball sub-state. Alfred Henning and Eldon D. Hart were the deaths listed.

     Oct. 26 - The new Farm Bureau office has ribbon cutting. The question of liquor by the drink (where 30% of gross receipts are from food sales for consumption) to be on ballot. Willis and Isabelle Morris celebrate 60th anniversary. Lois and Jim Tetrick will be wed 50 years, as will Oscar and Sonia Caldwell. Rachael L. Breneman and Annabel Kostner were the deaths listed.

     Oct. 29 - Ammonia pipeline breaks east of Kingman. James Williams is new officer with Kingman Police Department. Obituaries:   Frieda   Kaufinan, Richard Libby, Dale W. Reed and Theodore Dix.

         November 2004

     Nov. 2 - The Hospital Auxiliary has purchased a new camera for the surgery department. KHS Eagles football team finally wins  one  against  Nickerson. Rodney L. Albright was the only death listed.

     Nov. 5 - Liquor by the drink passes and Inge Luntsford is re-elected as county clerk. KHS students attended National FFA convention in Louisville, Kent. KHS volleyball team takes 2nd at sub-state. Obituaries: Ella I. Day, Lavaughn Cornelius, Walt Harbert, Vella  J. West, Pauline  B. VanBuskirk and Raymond Roberts.

     Nov. 9 - SSG Stephen Ahlstedt of McPherson visits Kingman kindergarten class. He is their pen pal, and is on his way  back to Iraq. Sean Wing is building doghouses for the Kingman County Humane Society as part of his Eagle Scout project. Obituaries were for John Kump Zurik, Rubie Cusenbary, Lee P. Brown and Charles W. Weems.

      Nov. 12 - Dr. Stephen Grillot opens office in downtown Kingman. Fire and vandalism damage four cars behind Klaver Construction. A pedestrian is hit at Casey's General Store. KMS 7th and 8th graders win over Harper. Obituaries: Vernie L. Sowers, Sister   Charitas Steinke and Winifred Sheldon.

     Nov. 16 - Gayle Hamblin takes part in informercial for NutriSystems. Klaver Construction offers reward for information on the vehicia vandalism behind their building. The MO-PAC Depot now being renovated; may house catfish museum and restaurant.  High school students present talent show in honor of Veterans'  Day.  Obituaries were for Esther A. Beat, George D. Gridley and Freita Latshaw.

     Nov. 19 - The courthouse has a water leak - the boiler seems to be the culprit. The hospital honors community ministers. There were several deaths listed: Vincent W. Goetz,  Don J. Long,  Helen Williams, Aloysius "Ollie" Bohrer, Helen A. Albert and William G. Schafer.

     Nov. 23 - Kingman County Farm Bureau wins progress award. KMS girls win two against Anthony. Josephine M. Huckabee and Lyda Bedwell were the deaths listed.

     Nov. 26 - Kevin Dixon plays with Wichita Youth Symphony. The Kingman electric sub-station nears completion. Cunningham  JV Scholars Bowl takes 2nd at Skyline. Jackie Neal has an "Angle Food Cake" birthday. Ruby Ann Black and Elmer L. Schmitz  were the deaths listed.

 Nov. 30 - Christine Lewis is  the new local news reporter. Three die in head-on collision east of Kingman. John and Evelyn Gardner are wed 60 years. The death listed was Jeanette Murfin.

          December 2004

     Dec. 3 -Cunningham students in area Scholars' Bowl. Deer are dominating the accident scene. Eugene and Rose Ann Adelhardt are wed 50 years. Eaglet Middle School girls win two at Harper. Obituaries were Lota G. Vanlandingham and Abe. Erdman Sr.

     Dec. 7 - Whooping cough out-break disrupts school and Christmas parade activities. Chinese engineers visit Kingman. Thomas M. Baxa is new vice president at Citizens Bank of Kansas. Chet Hartley and Casey Bales are named to all-league first team. Nathan Smith made 2nd team and Tracy Hageman was honorable mention. Obits were for Virgil Lantis and John F. Vierthaler.

    Dec. 10 - St. Patrick School is damaged in fire. Abby Mertens signs to play at Dodge City Community College. Obits were for Iona Pinkerton, Richard R. Morisse and Orba I. Day.

    Dec. 14 - Miss Kansas 2004 speaks to Norwich Students. Mrs. Strong's kindergarten class sends care package to their adopted soldier, SSG Stephen Ahlstedt, for him to distribute to Iraqi children.

    Dec. 17'- Two die in rollover southeast of Kingman. Killed were Nicholas Scheer and Vickie Lackey. The Sexual Assault Center hosts 4th annual chili/soup luncheon. Obits for Vickie Lackey, Nicholas Scheer, Mary H. Pahek and Elaine M. Wells.

    Dec. 21 - Whooping cough epidemic is slowing down. William  D. Albright of Wichita, convicted of a murder in Kingman County in 1999, will be retried. Kansas Court of Appeals says he was not adequately represented at his trial.

     Dec. 24 - Bloodmobile exceeds its quota of donors. Paul and Dorothy Handkins will be married 60 years. Obituaries were for Francis H. Taylor and Florence Wisher.

     Dec. 28 - KHS students present talent show. Peg M. Theis is new vice president of credit administration at Kanza Bank, replacing Diana Drake. KHS sociology class collects for Food Bank. Will Tetrick is picked as rodeo all-star. One obituary was for Mildred Pederson.

    Dec. 31 - Hospital Auxiliary will purchase more equipment for the hospital, including a Mammotome for ultrasound breast biopsy, pulmonary function analyzer, BIPAP-02/breathing system, Anodyne .therapy system and an ice machine for the dining room. Local Eastern Star purchases wheel chair for Kansas Masonic Home. Joyce Reida will retire from White's Foddliner. Several obituaries were for Wesley 'Bud' Cole, Leota L. Rollman, Lawrence 'P-nuts' Orth, Donald L. Wedel, Ronald L. Kerschen and Edna Pugh.


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