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Year 2005 in review

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 January 4
    Kingman City purchases new sewer truck from Sellers Equipment of Wichita. Deputy Pat Taylor shows new protective clothing to the Lions Club. Obituaries were for Neva I. Williams, Lyle C. Beshore and Patricia A. Krehbiel.

January 7
    The worst ice storm in years hits the area. Many are without electricity for several days, Joe Dirks is honored with a retirement party from County Commissioners. Deaths listed were Bernice M. Wilson and Eugenia Glee Montover.

January 11
    The city is still cleaning up after the ice storm. City lineman, Tim Goldston is electrocuted when he comes in contacted with a 12,700-volt line. He is in Wichita hospital. Former Kingman resident, Fran Northum, dies in North Carolina.

January 14
    Power outages are still occurring as a result of the ice storm. Sean Wing, son of Les and Teresa Wing, will be honored as an Eagle Scout. Bruce Lee Flichtner was the only death listed.

January 17
    Escapee from  Kingman County jail is recaptured several hours later in Reno County. Kirk Hamblin and Carlie Conner are named King and Queen of basketball  homecoming. Rev. and Mrs. Marion L. Bishop celebrate 50th anniversary. L.C. Base celebrates his 90th birthday. Obituaries were for Gladys C. Johnson; Jack Clements and Polly E. Oswalt.

January 21
    Kingman Carnegie Library is developing an endowment fund. The South Central Community Foundation will give $1000 toward the fund if the library raises $9,000. Warren and Maxine Kirkpatrick will celebrate their golden anniversary with family members. Deaths listed were Robert L. Hart   and   Caroline   Ann Thimesch.

January 25
    Staff of Citizens Bank of Kansas clean up ice storm debris at Main Place girls' home. Gail and Barbara Ott are wed 50 years. Kingman Community Hospital is among seven in the region awarded for health care safety. Kingman High School FFA members attend Denver NTL Western Livestock Show.

January 28
    Christopher Townley of Pretty Prairie receives Eagle Scout award. Lions members, Robert McQuin and Robert Wunsch receive certificates of appreciation for over 40 years service to Lions Club. St. Pats CYO members take part in community  service  project, Rake-n-run. Anna May Fuqua and Marjorie Denison were the deaths listed.

February 1
    City crews and KDOT continue with clean up from the ice storm. Kha Eagles beat Wellington 61 -51. KMS boys split games with Colwich.

February 4
    Louis and Shirley Zirkle receive Kansas Bankers Soil Conservation Award. Mike and Rita Strohl win Windbreak Award. Teresa and Dan Beat, Wild Habitat Award, and Lynden and Mary Messenger, Grassland Management Award. Sean Wing is honored as Eagle Scout. KHS girls win over Clearwater, 53-26.     Obituaries were for Dorothy Bolinger and Gary L. Stucky.

February 8
    Sheriff Deputy Pat Taylor gives talk on law enforcement protective clothing. Workers are repairing north wall of Bodies Elite after part of the wall blocked part of Kanza bank drive-thru. Mary Henning is honored for 90th birthday. Deaths   listed   were Ellis Mitchell, Edwin Wegerer, Dale A. Morisse and William 'F. Prosser.

February 11
    Kayla Girard signs to play volleyball at Allen County Community College in Iola. A compressor station along highway 42 bums near Spivey. Leona McComb celebrates 87th birthday with daughter Jessica Henning, granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. Pratt is defeated 59-57 in overtime. Obituaries were for Mabel K. Duffin, Walter JJ Graber, Calvin K. Dobbin, Herman J. Rohling, Sylvester G. Adelhardt and Herman L. Stucky.

February 15
    The retrial of William D. Albright is scheduled for Feb. 22. Road & Bridge Department is constructing a building on East A to be used/for County records. Paul and Doris Simons are wed 50 years. Blanche Grossman will celebrate 96th birthday. Deaths, listed were Betty June Bryan, Jack David Gott, Bessie L. Thompaon and Everette E.Potter.

February 18
     Stan Moore retires as Kingman postmaster, but will take over as postmaster in Cunningham.  Former  Kingman basketball coach,    Tim Swartzendruber, is finalist for coach of the year. James N. Day and Joleen Schrag were the deaths listed.

February 22
     Out-of-towners are arrested for using the city swimming pool as a skateboard park. Kingman girls win 2nd overtime game in a row. Kingman FFA celebrates  76th anniversary. Joleen M. Metsker was the only death listed.

February 25
     New gates have been installed on. Mill Race Bridge. St. Patrick dinner will take place in spite of the Dec. fire. Norwich girls win  regional  opener against Central Christian 82-29.

March 1
     Dusty Morris resigns from police   department.   Kailyn Mertens wins county spelling  bee. JV boys win over Andale  and varsity wins also.

March 4
      KHS student Ben Coon  and  Brittany  Baker,  have  principal rolls in Pratt Music  Theatre production of  "Brigadoon.". William   D.  Albright is found guilty after  retrial for a murder in 1999.  Kingman boys win in sub-state  play. Norwich and Cunningham  girls also play in sub-state.  Obituaries: Mamie L. Fomwalt,  Jessie Wayland and Shaylynn  E.Widener.

March 8
     City commissioner candidates speak at Senior Center.  Kingman Eagles are out of state play as they are upset by Belle Plain. Obituaries: Milboume E. Hudson,   Donna  Huntsman, Lucille C. Keimig and Michael Dean Shelling.

March 11
     The shelves are bare at the Food Bank. Donations are badly needed. Beverly Stucky receives award from H & R Block for 25 years of service. Obits   were Marjorie E. Gardner, Ruth Vera Lyttle, and William C. Pearce and Frances L. Shawn.

March 15
     Tim Goldston is on road to recovery after being electrocuted after the January ice storm. Dave and Jane Benbenek serve as foster home for Humane Society dogs. They also have five dogs of their own.  Humane Society volunteer.    Gene    Risley, celebrates 86th birthday.

March 18
     Kevin Hupe, Kingman Band instructor  resigns. Cunningham students jump rope for heart disease. Bud and Anna Messick will celebrate 50th anniversary. Obits: Ray Lord, Vivian M. McGuire, and Barbara M, Newberry and. Lee W. Nicholas.

March 25
      Anne Marie Bush receives  K-State Foundation scholarship.  Megan Ziegler accepts a Hays University Silver Academic Award in allied health and Kristen Theis accepts award of Excellence in biology. Obituaries were for Ailene M. Phelps and Elizabeth Jane Theis.

March 29
Kingman FFA rodeo was held Mar. 19 and 20. Reva Jo Weniger was the only death listed.

April 1
     Ted Geisert will celebrate 80th birthday and 52 years as an attorney, 47 of those years here in Kingman. The only death listed was JamesD. Carlile.

April 5
     Cairo Cooperative Equity exchange is building new grain elevator. The City has taken delivery of new vac-con sewer truck. MMFR Paul C: Thimesch graduates from Navy boot camp; Obituaries; Donald E. Berthold, Cthel L. Garrison and Leo A. Detmer.

April 8
     Children's author Phyllis Macy-.Mills has book signing to promote her book "Murphy Moose and Garret Goose." Stan  Hacker. Pat Conner and Myrna Carson win city commission seats. Abe's softball team wins season opener at Winfield. KHS  basketball coaches and players  honor teammates, Larry Miller,  Chet Bartley, Casey Bales, Chris Ziegler and Colt Dodge.  Obits were for Glenace F.Stuart and Pearl Louise Riley.

April 12
      Gayle Dye and Donna Hardesty display the Victorian dollhouse they spent months  constructing and decorating. Deaths were Hilda E. Taber and Vemon "Roy" Huffman.

April 15
      Cheryl Beatty is named  Business Manager of the year by the Kansas Rural Water Association. Former resident,  M. Sgt Peggy Becker, is  selected as the  19"'  Air  Refueling Wing's Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the  year. Obituaries: D. Keith Maple, Vivian DeWeese and Vivian M. Bayer.

April 17

     Lions Mobile Screening bus is in town for Women's Fair. Liz Madden is named Kingman Mayor. KHS Boys tennis team is named 2nd at Sterling. Kris Lacio is first in discus at Andale meet. Obituaries: Gary B. Reid, Harry Goering, and Dorothy De LaRosa.

April 22
     Citizens Bank of Kansas holds silent auction to benefit Relay for Life. Kenneth and Leita Ewing celebrate 65 years of marriage. Abe's softball team wins at Colwich. Several deaths were listed: Author J. Orth Jr., Elizabeth D. Kuehn, Wallace V. Ford, Leo E.  Ashcraft Jr., and Helen L. Peetoon.

April 26
     Larry Pierce retires as  Street Dept. foreman after 38  years  with  the city. Cunningham students collect over $3,000 for the American Heart Association by jumping rope for the heart. Ted R. Voran and Nellie E. Rose were the only deaths.

April 29
      Knights   of  Columbus present St. Patrick School with a check for $1,000. Five generations of the Clyde Stark family gather to show off their  youngest   member

May 3
     Former Kingman student Dustin Holley is named Master-builder at Southwestern College in Winfield. Ribbon cutting for Folk's Home Center and the new owners, Janice Neville and Tina Watts. Tyler Swartzendruber signs to play for Hesston College. The only death was Joe K. Carter.

May 6
     Gary Chisam was named Teacher of the Year by Sam's Club. Safe Harbor Recovery had ribbon cutting. The KHS red Eagle that guards entrance to the school has been stolen. Gerald and Lorraine Leis are married  56  years.  Nancy Milford is new sales person at Kingman Real Estate. Obits were Janice A. Bunn, Sylvester B. Dick, Genevieve J. Miller, Gordon  L.  King,  Therese Detmer, Adeline C. Sinnett and Lucille M. Drumright.

May 10
      FFA students compete in national contest. Tim Holt is appointed to the Kansas Real Estate Commission by Gov. Sebelius. Bethany Thimesch signs to cheer for Hutchinson Community College. Deaths listed were Howard Kent and Leonard A. Panek.

May 13
     Michelle Voran is chosen as a Governor's Scholar. CTC bankruptcy should not alter agreement with the city. KMS 8th graders win league crown. Norwich   forensics  students place 3rd at State Meet. Obits were for Skyler L. Wedel, Arlene Clark, and Beatrice I. Young and Elizabeth A. Culp.

May 17
      Michelle Voran is KHS Valedictorian and Josh Oller is Salutatorian. Letha Jones will celebrate her 90th birthday. Michael  Gillen  and  Larry Vierthaler received length of service awards from National Weather Service. Karl R. Runk was the only death.listed.

May 20
     Cattle are injured in truck turnover south of Kingman. Clark Boyer is named to board of Kansas Agriculture and Rural   leadership   Program (KARL). A bomb threat at KES/KMS proves to be false. Henry 'Bud' and Luella Mayer are wed 50 years. Bertha Giefer celebrates 88th birthday. Obits were for Iris June Foulk and Loretta C. Swingle.

May 24
     K & 0 Railroad celebrate upgrade by driving golden spike at Sawyer. Krystal Gantz sets record in 75m hurdles for KMS girls. Deaths listed were S.J. Christian, Joseph E. Powers and Dr. Frank F. Allbritteh, Jr.

May 27
      Zenda gets a new pumper truck. Bernadine Wemer is Zenda church organist for 56 years. KHS golfers defeat Pratt in battle for Ninnescah cup. Obits Bill Cray, Selma Schrag and Rosamond G. Williams.

May 31
      Gwen Culp is honorary chairman for Relay for Life, Former   Kingman   resident, Nathan  Campbell,  was  a performing artist on the 2005 Grammy Awards Winning CD "The Complete Chamber Music of Carlos Chavez." Campbell graduated from KHS in 1977. Orie Craig Stauffer, Willis Hall, and Earl M. Fine were the deaths listed.

June 3
     One person dies in a two-vehicle crash west of Kingman on Highway 54. Roger Easley received Technology Education Outstanding Teacher Award by the   U.S. Air Force. Three tracksters from KHS, Bethany Molitor, Andi Miller, and Kris Lacio compete in State meet. Kingman Rotary Club and Kingman Library start a reading program for shut-ins. The only death listed was Howard L. Craig.

June 7
     City Manager Cheryl Beatty, takes manager job at Eudora. Teen author Katie Heuermann promotes her book "Shadows of Seven" at the Kingman library. KHS alumni hold their 3rd annual reunion. Ida P. Robey was the only obit.

June 10
     Kirn Cerny is the new Agricultural Extension Agent, replacing Andrea Bums. Wheat harvest is underway with wheat looking good. Abe's softball team wins Derby tourney. Obits are Clinton E. Ficken. Norma K. Souders and Walter L. Smith.

June 14
     The City will probably hire an interim manager while searching for new city manager. Rains temporarily halt harvest. KHS Class of '55 celebrates 50- year reunion. Doris Howell is the new local correspondent for the paper. Donita J, Henning and Rev. Kevin C. Thissen were the deaths listed.

June 17
     Former Kingman native, Homer Baker, makes donations to the Kingman County Historical Museum. Alice Geisert will perform with the Hutchinson Symphony in Wichita Grand Opera's performance "Opera on the Lake".  A Waste Connections truck becomes stuck behind Heritage West. Finley E. Hysom and Letha Mitchell were the deaths listed.

June 21
     A wheat truck driven by Larry Ruckle overturns on SW 30th St. Wheat harvest is off and on again due to rain. The American  Quarter Horse Novice Show will be held in Kingman, in August. The only obit was for Helen Lucille Lawson.

June 24
    The Kingman McDonalds now has a new owner. Mark Wright   of  Wichita.   The Chamber Office will pick a Yard of the Week. Mike and Bonnie Eidem's yard is the first to be recognized.  Several Methodist youth do mission work in  Minnesota.   J.K. Robinson was the death listed.

June 28
     The Kingman Elementary gym gets new roof. Joe Palacioz is the interim city manager while commissioners search for a new one. Obits were for Betty L. Spenser and June M. Wiechman.

July 2
     Kingman  Editor Bob McQuin enjoys the opportunity to fly in a North American AT-6 at the Augusta airport. The KHS Eagle statue is discovered by Joe White and has been returned to its pedestal from which was taken several weeks ago. Yard of the Week goes to Steve and Barbara Witty. Obits were for Elmer Flickinger, Victor W. Renner, and Golda V. Mawhirter.

July 5
     District   Judge   Larry Solomon welcomes a new district court clerk, Connie McClellan who replaces Mary Jones who resigned to return to New York state. A Pretty Prairie man is indicted for alleged theft from a cemetery fund. Area deaths were Ella Graber and Allen Rose.

July 8
      Kingman escapes the brunt of a thunderstorm with straight-line winds that took roofs off barns. The annual Rotary Club Firequacker 750 duck race is won by Mattie Giefer, Mike Strothman took 2nd and Melinda Cook, 3rd. Obits Gerald J. Leis, Nancy R. Hodges ad Darrell M. Dowell.

July 12
    Kingman Lions   Club honors Cheryl Beatty who is moving to Eudora. Brad W. Yates is appointed Postmaster of Kingman effective May 28. Kris Lacio attends the Kansas Hugh O'Brien Leadership Seminar with 120 high school students from all over Kansas. One area death was C.E.'Ede' Ebel.

July 15
     Katie and Abby Wells donate their long, thick hair to Locks of Love. Yard of the Week goes to Bill and Connie Beste. Kingman Relay for Life raises $22,000 for the American Cancer Society. Obits were for Norma Jean Leader, Richard J. Seiler and Rudolph   "Rudy" Goertz.

July 19
      Kingman County has currently 27 kids enrolled in the County Fair Dog Program, which benefits both the child and the animal. 4-H Jr. leaders host exchange students from Minnesota. Nelda J. Becker was the only death listed.

July 22
     Yard of the Week goes to Curt and Sharon Watkins. Past president of Rotary Club, Gayle Hamblin, is named a Paul Harris  Fellow  by  District Governor Cutis Dick. There were several area deaths: Shirley J. Harbert-Johnston, Geneva Louise Dies. Christi  Ellen Elder, Maurice Peter Schrag and F.R. 'Cot' Wilson.

July 26
     Kingman makes it into triple digits this week reaching temperatures of 109. Several fundraisers are planned for cancer victim. Nancy Jackson. Deaths  listed  were  Marie McClure, Louise J. Voss and Robert L Fox.

July 29
     Kathy Smith earns a Masters in Nursing and her certification that enables her to place ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner) at the end of her name. She is currently working in Dr. Steven Grillot's office. Donald W. Schnittker and Vera J. Newman were the deaths listed.

August 2
    Kathy and Gilbert Kaiser have incorporated many family memories into their beautiful backyard garden. Troy and Valerie Bledsoe, owners of Heartland Herb Shop, are winners of a 10 day cruise of the Baltic Sea aboard the MS Westerdam. The couple were among top achievers named by Nature's Sunshine Company. The only death listed was Frank N. Bohrer, Sr.

August 5
    Monty Applebee joins the staff of Citizens Bank of Kansas, N.A. as a mortgage loan specialist. Mike and Susan Hubbell earn this week's Yard of the. Week. Editor Bob McQuin and Scott Kuhns fire up Kuhns' 1915 Ford runabout for a spin after taking photos of two other antique cars at the Kuhns' residence. Helen M. Renner and Jospeh J. Tatro were the deaths listed.

August 9
    A ribbon cutting is held at Jeri's Kitchen, celebrating the opening of the new downtown cafe/donut shop. The Kingman Eagles will hold their annual football scrimmage Aug. 25. The deaths were Patricia Ann Schwartz and John F. Tatro.

August 12
    Yard of the Week goes to Dan and Linda Hacker. Kingman Community Hospital receives a pediatric resuscitation system. The system reflects the most current emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for the American Heart Association. Area deaths were Letha E. Jones and Fern Price.

August 16
    The Hacker brothers, Dan and Stan, are having a storage building erected on West Kansas Ave. Knights of Columbus receive Kansas State Convention. Several obituaries include Pauline R. Thompson, Harold J. Wolke, James Richard Cox, Elaine  Duncan, Martin R. Miller and John W. Ryan.

August 19
    Don Mason, superintendent of USD 331 is beginning his fourth year as superintendent. He began his teaching career in Kingman right out of college and taught at KHS for 30 years. Joe and Marilyn Meng have the yard of the week. One death was Denny Ray Slater.

August 23
    Aaron Rohrer is the new children's librarian at Kingman Carnegie Library. Seth Koehler, 9, son of Tim and Janelle Koehler, grew a tomato weighing l 1/4 Lbs. White's Foodliner purchases the Food 4 Less store in Kingman. Obituaries: Lawrence R. Buchanan, Bernard C. Zogleman, Paul J. Stuhlsatz and Mary L. Oyler.

August 26
    Wheatlands Health Care Center welcomes Sherry Rinke as the new administrator. The yard of Pat and Carole Maloney is Yard of the Week. Kingman Lady Eagles win the Nickerson golf invitational. Wilfred J. Hageman is the death listed.

August 30
    The Kingman Council on Aging hosts a public meeting with Representative  Dennis McKinney present to let the legislature aware of the need for additional funding for programs that effect the elderly. The Norwich High School class of 1954 get together for a luncheon reunion. Members of boy scout troop 740 camp out at 9000 ft. and travel 30 miles in the area.

September 2
    Jerome and Nancy Hageman's yard is the Yard of the Week. Mark Rogers, recreation director for USD 331 for the past 14 plus years has resigned to move to Chickasha, Okla. to take over their recreation department. Deaths listed were Mary C. Hageman, Robert L. Herring and Frank 'Coke' Harlow.

September 6
   KHS lady golfers place 4th at Maize. County Commissioner Garry Smith has indicated his intention to resign. Pearl Millard will celebrate 90th birthday. Helen Brewer and Patricia L. Hageman were deaths listed.

September 9
   County Commissioner Garry Smith changes his mind about resigning. An open house will honor Inez Hilger on her 94th birthday. Obits: George S. Crumley, F. Norma Poull and Rev. J.D. Tatum.

September 13
    Stan and Ellen Hacker take supplies to Mt. Olive, Mississippi for hurricane victims. A two vehicle accident on U.S. 54 blocks traffic for a time. KHS Eagles win over Clearwater 22-0. The eighth grade team defeats Medicine Lodge in overtime. Obits: Russell M. Ely and Daniel A. Kerschen.

September 16
    Driver is found dead at scene after striking a parked Cadillac east of Cunningham. Gloyd and Lyna Dixon celebrate 60th anniversary. Kingman 8th graders lose to Hays in double overtime. Obituaries: Dr. W. D. Carrick, David M. Chandler, Rev. John N. Daly Jr., Marie M. Dirks, LaNora Charlene Hunt and Elsie M. Schartz.

September 20
    The Harlem Rockets comedy basketball team will play in Kingman. Law enforcement officers look for a hit and run vehicle that struck a parked dump truck. Dwayne and Karen Elloitt and Dennis and Judy Barker will celebrate 50th anniversary. Eagles edge out Circle Thunderbirds. The death listed was Goldie K. Hensiek.

September 23
    Spring Creek Ranch is now producing organic whole wheat bread from the Little Red Hen Bakery. The cast for the KHS play "Our Miss Brooks" has been chosen. The production will be in Nov. Abe's softball team qualifies for State tournaments Oct. 8-9. Obituaries, Edna Mae Laverentz, James A. Reid, Betty J. Scammerhorn, Dorothy J. Wulf.

September 27
    A Coffeeville man is held on. rape charges in Kingman County. The Kingman library sponsors a teen reading program. Obits Were for Viola G. Graber, Col. Wilbur E. Showwaiter and Jess L. Sinnett, Jr.

  October 4
    Dispatcher, Lois Kaufman, retires after 21 years of service. Noah's Ark pre-schoolers pay a visit to EMS. The KHS lady golfers win at Medicine Lodge. Obituaries were for John H. Hageman, Joann Ray and Ruth  L. Weir.

          October 7
    Queenie, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, belonging to Betty Jean Patterson, comes to the aid of Carol Gunn whose. thumb was shut in the van door. Zenda pre-schoolers entertain at Zenda Senior Center. Great grandchildren help Lola Graber celebrate her 88th birthday. Randi Massey and Becky Tetrick do well in high school rodeo around the state. Obituaries: LaVera M. Bevan, Margaret M. Kimminau, Sister Michael Ann McKenna and Loren K. Morris.

         October 11
    Homecoming king and queen are Ben Coon and Hannah Blackburn. Six local national guard members will soon leave for duty in Iraq. Elsie Raup of Norwich reaches her 95th birthday. Oscar and Alice Jacobs will celebrate golden anniversary. KHS tennis girls are league champs. Obituaries for Edward A. Brown, Wilbur Pro, John R. Tiemeyer and Robert E. Taylor.

         October 14
    USD 331 Board approves baseball and softball for 2007. A driver blacks out and overturns his pickup on north Main. A family dog alerts her and leads her to the boy at Highway 54. Two golfers, Martha Meisenheimer and Becky Tetrick head for State. Three tennis players, Crystal Funke, Allie Osner and Kayla Vecchiarelli will also head to State. Obits were for E.R. Converse, Mildred Arnold, Duane Cheatum and Betty L. Kaufman.

         October 18
    Fr. James Weldon is new priest at St Patrick Church and Kelly Bielefeld is school principal. Tivona Webster graduates from Great Lakes Naval Base. Kindergarteners learn about fire prevetion. C. Wayne Sellon was the only death listed.

          October 21
    Bailey's Trailer Conversion, expands to second Kingman location. Amy Hildebrand rescues four abandoned kittens and is searching for homes for them. Dorothy Fieser is honored for 85 year membership in the Norwich United Methodist Church. Margaret Horseman and Casey McPheeters were the deaths listed.

         October 25
    Darryl Gruenke is the new recreation director, replacing Mark Rogers. Children's author, Phyllis Macy-Mills visits Cunningham    and    Zenda schools. Obituaries: Harold A. Buck, Freida Mae Parks and Dale L. Stufflebeam.

         October 28
    Model A Club brings several vintage Fords to town. Mitzi Slack retires from Kingman Equipment after 32 years. Cunningham teacher, Brenda Sharp, takes part in 26 mile walk in Columbus, Ohio. Two Norwich cross country runners will compete at State meet. The obituaries were Leonard Goering,   Catherine   Hamelton, Robert E. Phebus, Paul E. Webster and James Wyant.

         November 1
    HMS Rehabilitation hosts open house. Iris Lindt will celebrate her 104* birthday, She still takes part in activities at Wheatlands. Vernon V. Barnes was the death listed.

         November 4
    KHS jazz band performs for Lions Club. Several Kingman ladies have decided, to organize a garden club. Dennis Holliday and wife Jeanne fly to North Carolina to celebrate the 85th birthday of Dennis and his twin brother Dallas. The trip was postponed from Sept. due to a hurricane. Obituaries were: Janice M. Conner, Edgar C. Foster, Alta Z. Moore, Emily H. Pike and Avery C. Shumway.

          November 8
    Curtis Mertens and his dad, Les, boast many trophies won in auto racing. Several breakins and damage are reported at Cunningham. White's Foodliner builds a 50 ft. sandwich then sell it in 12 inch selections. Lois Fern Branch and Eleanor M. Grover were the deaths listed.

        November 11
    Kingman Armory undergoes renovations. David Roth is new pastor at Kingman Mennonite Church. Kingman Real Estate has a new salesman, J.L. Nichols, who will specialize in rural homes and ag land. Andi Miller and Trista Hageman are named to 2nd team in volleyball in league. Kim Stucky is honorable mention. Former KHS rock group gets together recently. They are Duane Locke, George Wallace, Robin Harris and Jack Routh. Routh has made a career of the music business' Obits Guy Campbell, Alvin Dean Krehbiel and George W. Lower.

        November 15
   Josh Hanson is named manager at the Kingroan Subway.  Former  KHS  math teacher, John Hundley has joined Waddell & Reed as a financial advisor. Kingman city commissioners may be close to hiring a new city manager. Wanda I, Atherton was the death listed.

        November 18
  Several local youths are arrested for beating another youth. KHS students and teachers present a Bob Hope USO Show in honor of Veterans Day. Mary Ann, and Cecil Brown will celebrate 60th anniversary. Former KHS student Sara Mabe is now serving with the Army in South Korea. Obituaries: Ralph R. Albrecht, Moritz  J. Baessley, Anna L. Starky and Agnes T. Stegman.

     November 22
    Shirley Mitchell to retire from Kingman library. High school FBLA students serve breakfast to Kingman business men and women. Esther A. Ingram, Norma Jane Moore and Joe W. Sterling were the deaths listed.

        November 25
    Kingman third graders put on a fine musical program for Kingman Lions Club. Their very able director is Pat Dixon. The Kingman library's Youth Advisory Group will conduct book drive to benefit sick children. Eugene V. Cooper was the only death.

         November 29
    Kingman's new city manager, Frank Soukup will start Jan. 2. U.S. Postal rates will raise Jan. 8. Kevin Dixon is chosen to play in South Central District Band in Wichita, Dec 3. Yvonne Marie Beat and Lawrence E. Graber were the obituaries.

         December 2
    Fourteen accidents involve vehicles and deer. The library will sponsor reading programs for ages 3 through 6th grade.  Jacob Boninger descendents enjoy 101st reunion. Obits: Ruben  C.  Garibay, Kelly Hammons and Bonnie L. Krehbiel.

         December 6
    Former   resident.   Herb Cochran, is seriously injured in a fall at his Wichita home. The 7th District of the VFW award Teresa Bradshaw with Outstanding Teacher Award for her work with students in presenting the Veterans Day program each year. KHS girls win basketball opener against El Dorado. The Snow Prince and Princess are Isaiah Goodall and Bryanna Beat. Deaths listed were Bertha E. Aubley and Nettie M. Yoder.

         December 9
    A local group, For Charities Sake, has chosen the Kingman library as the recipient of several projects this year. Local Santa, Paul Conrardy, still enjoys playing Mr. Claus for local organizations.  Deaths  listed were Wanda L. Chandler, Herbert "Herb" Cochran and Helen H. Kaufman.

        December 13
    Hannah Blackburn signs to play basketball for Bethel College. Lady Eagles defeat Nickerson in tournament play, but the boys lose. JV girls also win. There were several obituaries: Homer L. Taber, Jr., Ethel L. Collins, Royce G. Orme, Nelda Woodson-Martinez,   Ruby Weaver and Doyle E. Young, Sr.

       December 16
    Kingman Knights of Columbus donate $300 to Kingman Special Education from money raised in Tootsie Roll sales. Family members come home to help Ida Thieme celebrate 80th birthday. Kingman boys win Kingman Classic  Tournament; girls win also. The Lady Eagles defeat Clearwater, but boys lose. Deaths: Charles W.  Brummer,  Marvin  L. Campbell, Regina M. Kaiser, Patrick L. Struble, Kenneth D. Fisher, Jesse J. Swander and Robert E. VanLandingham.

      December 20
    Driverless car backs into Jeri's Kitchen.   A   hamburger/hotdog fund raiser will benefit Earl Goetz. Circle wins over varsity boys and girls, but the freshmen girls win 46-24. Deaths listed were Hazel H. Simons and Lillian M. Stuckey.

         December 23
     Ben Coon and Andrea Voran are king and queen of Madrigal Feaste. JV boys defeat Circle 65-58. Obituaries: Albert J. Clouse, Kimberly S. Duerfeldt, Travis J. Dreiling, Earl J. Goetz, Mildred Hogg and Hazel H. Simons.

         December 27
     Wheatland's residents enjoy going out for coffee as members of the Red Hat Society, Strohl Oil wins bid for lube oil for the electric power plant. Mildred M. Beal and Lawrence L. Nichols were deaths listed.

         December 30
     Mary Pinkerton opens a new cafe in Kingman. The library will have workshop on how to read to children. Five generations of the Leona Hoffine family get together: the youngest is two months old. Florence E.Danler, Evelyn G. Ault and Duone Hanna were the deaths listed. 

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