2006 in Review

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January 3, 2006

Leaders of the National High School Rodeo Association Wrangler Division (NHSRAWD) appointed Travis Tetrick to the AIl Star team. Leroy and Carol Meisenheimer celebrate golden anniversary. Eagle girls basketball team has a 5- 1 record. Lawrence L. Nichols was the only death listed.

January 6

Lt. Randy Moon supervisor with the Kansas Highway Patrol has been promoted to the rank of Captain.  He assumes command of the Highway Patrol Statewide Central Communications Center in Salina. Kingman County has a new patrolman, Trooper James W. Reams. A Pratt driver is injured in a one vehicle roll-over accident.

January 10

State officials urge Kansas counties to issue burning bans due to the lack of moisture in the central U.S.  KHS Lady Eagles defeat Andover Trojans 5846. Alvin Fornwalt was the only obituary.

January 13

Two local McDonald's employees, Shelly Ogden and Dhani Lindt receive prizes from McDonald's Corp. Martha Lou Campbell receives recognition for 50 years as a member of Eastern Star. Janice Mcllrath is a 60 year member and Agnes Knudsen is 65 year member. Deaths listed were Lawrence P. Dick, Francis Cheatum, Hertha I. Cisco and Dale E. Wedman.

January 17

Harold and Margaret Wilson will celebrate 60th anniversary. JV boys defeat Andale 4434. Freslltnan girls lose after a 5-0 record. Phil H. Stucky was the only death.  

January 20

Kingman Odd Fellows make presentations to St. Pats 3rd grade classroom. Wheatlands Healthcare Center now has a beautiful oak framed lighted aviary, a gift from an anonymous donor. Norwich wins over Stafford in tournament play at Pratt. Obits were for Michael S. Taylor, Dean Voth and M. Hope Wills.

January 24

Garry Smith resigns from Kingrnan County Commission. Local KHS FFA members attend 100th Annual National Western Stock show in Denver Colo. KHS girls hold off Wellington 43-41 . Obituaries for Sister Amades Hauser OP Dorothy A. Swart and Delmer Lee Patterson.

January 27

Sada Smith, 8, wins Kingman Carnegie Library holiday art contest. Amy, Cassie and Sara Balkenbush win the library winter reading programs. KHS Eagles take 3rd in St. John Tournament. Lady Eagles win over Inman and Conway Springs. Obits for Ralph Brownlee, Mary Grabs, Karen A. Hageman, Velma Meis and Bonnie Walker.

January 31

Penalosa resident Wava McGovney, was killed in an accident at the intersection of NE 10th St. and NE 40 Ave. Kingrnan Community Hospital is now a no smoking facility. Lady Wildcats win the Haven Wildcat Classic. Obituaries were for Kathleen A. Foster Leslie M. Johnson and Vernon Lee Sims.

February 3

Kingman County Junior 4H Leaders hold slave auction. The slaves (4-H members) will work for the highest bidders. Byron and June Walker are honored for their years of work with the Kingman County Historical Museum. Norwich boys win 70-43 over Stafford. Obits: Harlan Hatfield, Eleanor Kostner, Wava Lee McGovney and Ralph G. Twyman.

February 7

Duane Whol of Cunningham is injured in a deer accident. Marion and Ruby Manjeot celebrate 50th anniversary. KHS Eagles defeat Buhler. Norwich boys whip Attica. Deaths were Nathan W. Bailey, Barbara A. Frisbie, Dean Evans and Albert John McGovney.

February 10

Kingman Community Hospital Foundation purchases ophthalmology surgery chair for the hospital. The county burn ban is still in effect. The KHS Lady Eagles win at Mulvane.

February 14

Howard Silvey announces retirement from Citizens Bank of Kansas. Basketball royalty are Brittany Young and Chris Ziegler, Marie Goering is to be honored on 90th birthday. KHS boys and girls teams win over Clearwater as do the freshmen and JV teams. Obituaries were for Renae Estes and Wayne Ward.

February 17

Linda Slack announces retirement as director of the Kingman Library. Jarod Henning is injured in rollover accident. Ralph and Frances Hageman have double birthday celeoration. JV girls win their invitational tourney. The Lady Cats of Cunningham dominate Stafford. Obits were for Nellie Alice Hines and Ruth Aytes-Miller.

 

February 21

Council on Aging offers free health screening for those 60 years of age or older. Fredrick and Sue Westerman celebrate golden anniversary. Eagles (men and women) win over Andover Trojans. Martha Meisenheimer signs to play golf at Pratt.

February 24

Kingman hospital now has the Positron Emission Topography diagnostic resource available to patients. The only obit was for Dorothy M. Fieser.

February 28

April Smith is Kingman's first female firefighter. Local resident, Stephen Elliott is a skilled artist in paintings and murals. Librarian Linda Slack is honored at a reception for her as she retires as director of the Kingman Library. KHS teams defeat Andale boys and girls. Obits listed were Lorraine Adelhardt, Marion P. Lackey and Lois Zakaras.

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March 3

Earl Reno will replace Garry Smith on Kingman County Commission Gee Gee Helm has been hired as the Director of the Kingman Carnegie Library to replace Linda Slack. Clyde Stark will celebrate 99th birthday. Lady Eagles win the first round play against Wellington in sub-state. Obituaries were for Elizabeth M. Hawkins and Clara E. Parks. March 7 Kingman girls down Nickerson 48-35. Vernon Miller of Cheney will celebrate 100th birthday. The only death was infant Jocelyn Brianna K. Steven.

March 10

Kelly Simons joins Citizens Bank of Kansas at Pretty Prairie as Assistant Vice President. Dusty Pfaff has joined Kansa Bank as Human resource director. The West Side Convenience store in Cunningham was burglarized. Vernon and Waunete Brummer of Zenda will celebrate 50th anniversary.  KHS girls head to state. Cody Frampton is named all around cowboy for the heartland Youth Rodeo Series.

March 14

The tie-line project between Cunningham and Kingman came in 1.2 million under estimate. Gloria Coykendall, Kingman County resident, has published a book of inspiration poetry, "Encourage Me.'' The Kingman Art Club disbands. The only obit was for Anna Schroeder.

 March 17

The Kingman hospital has a new mobile fluoroscope Carm. The KHS weight room will receive new equipment this summer. Lady Eagles finish 4th in State. Hannah Blackburn is selected All-League first team. Kayla Vecchiarelli and Andi Miller are named to 2nd team and Kris Lacio received honor- able mention. Obits were for Cora V. Lingernfelter and Harrison Smith.  

March 21

Clyde Stark is honored by the Masonic Lodge in Newton as a 60 year member. Ashley Marie Drum and Karen Jackson were the deaths listed.

March 24

The New Jerusalem Church in Pretty Prairie will hold a fund raiser for Prairie Sunset Home. Kingman Christian Church women make hats for cancer victims. Handicap hunters enjoy taking part in the 4th annual Don Young Pheasant Hunt sponsored by Kansas Outdoor Buddy Program. The death listed was Janet E, Phebus.

March 28

The Kingman Armory face-lift is near completion. Children at Noah's Ark Jr. pre- school make oceans in a jar with confetti fish, glitter and seashells. All league players are Tracy Hageman, 1st team, Colt Dodge, 2nd team and Chris Ziegler honorable mention. Obits: Helen L. Barnett and James P. Rohlman.

March 31

Kingman County Council on Aging receives a $ 1,500 grant from the South Central Community Foundation. Funds will be used to help Sr. Citizens with medical and dental expenses. Obits were for Roy Lee Elliott, Bertie E. McPheeters and Amy Elyira Sampson.

April 4

Kingman County has new voting machines. Wind causes power lines to touch causing sparks to start a tire on West Copeland. Hazel Foster and Ann Gillen will celebrate 90 birthdays. Randle and Mary Hughes will be wed 60 years. Sally Woodson and Scott Sparks are installed as worthy matron and patron in Eastern Star. Obits were for Harry Grant IV and Blanche Rowan.

April 7

Curtis Lannon has reached the rank of Eagle Scout. Obits were for Agnes S. Daniel and Esther A. Giefer. April 11 . Shelia Henning and Joyce Miller, co-owners of Cleo's receive a business award from the state. Cunningham Grade School students participate in physical education run. Reta E. Wingate was the only death listed.

April 14

Citizens Bank of Kansas has named Kim Fanning as branch president at the Turon bank. Former astronaut, Sam Gamar speaks at Methodist Church, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 740. Ryan Murray is 2nd medallist at the KHS invitational golf tourney. Obits were for Christopher Hildenbrand, Mary Jane Rucker, Frank D. Theis and Alta L. Wolfe.

April 21

A One-car accident takes the life of Brittany L. Young, KHS senior. KHS students do well at music festival. The courthouse roof is in need of repair. Obituaries: Alice Kane, Gilbert W. Meis, Marie E. Swartz, Larry Troyer and Brittany L. Young.  

April 25

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brent M. Strong graduates from Naval War College. Kingman Community Hospital has new vertebroplasty imaging machine. Dr. Moots and Ellen McDonald, ARNP serve on medical mission trip to Dominican Republic. Obits were for Samuel J. VanRheen and Ruby L. Strube.

April 28

Toby Munz, Middle School math teacher, will coach baseball at KHS next spring. St. John's Catholic parish in Zenda will hold a luncheon to benefit Helen Nowak. Twilla G. Cook and William L.P. Wiard Sr., were the deaths listed.

May 2

Chuck Gehring is rated among top 10 photographers in Kansas. Work on the tie line between Cunningham and Kingman should start in June. The only death was Cedora M. Glassner.

May 5

Noah's Ark Pre-school celebrates 20th anniversary.  KHS golfers, Chris McQueen and Ryan Murry medal at Cheney meet. Obituaries were for Roy H. Halderson, Lydia L. Hurtz, and Walter R. Main, Laura V. Pepper, Juanita Sale and Laverne E. Schrag.

May 9

Old time threshing bee will be part of the County Fair. Ralph and Frances Hageman are wed 60 years. Dietrich Hegler wins grand prize in the Kingman Carnegie Library Easter egg hunt. Obits were for Wilbur J. Kaufman and Bette Jo Taylor.

May 12

Two girls from Main Place Girls Achievement Home are reported missing. Obituaries: Ivan G. Branine, Morris R. Eller and Pauline "Polly" Mayer.  

May 16

Kingman airport will get automated weather service. Delia Cross and Audrey Daggs th birthday. Bodies Elite reach 90th birthdays. Bodies Elite celebrates 10 years in busi- ness. The only obit was for Mary Alice Covington.

May 19

A Kiowa woman, Hope N. Schmidt was killed in a onevehicle accident on K-2 Hwy. just inside Kingman County. The KHS double tennis team will go to the state tourney. Obits were for Marian F. Davis and Opal May Miller.

May 23

Blake Boswell has been selected to attend the Millie Lewis American Modeling and Talent Convention in June. KHS Class of 1956 meet for their 50-year reunion. May 26 Skeeter the Clown is in town to promote the circus that is coming June 2. Kevin Dixon is selected to play in Wichita Youth Symphony.  Jesse Henning and Kiis Lacio will take part in State Track meet. Obituaries: Annie I. Flynn, William F. Keimig, William E. Lindt, Fredya T. Long and Glen E. Witt.

May 30

Glenn Stark carves his version of Robin's "The Thinker'' out of a cottonwood log. Kingman Country Club golfers do well in Pratt tourney. Eva May Rodman was the death listed.  

June 2

Mary Youngers is retiring and closing her business, Interiors by Mary. Howard and Evelyn Stucky celebrate 50th anniversary, Julius and Ann Becker will observe 60th and Don and Norma Geesling observe 65th . Marie Greiving celebrates 90th birthday. Obits were for Alan K. Graber, Joey Lee Melvin and Clarence L. Munden.

June 6

Dennis McKinley files for re-election as representative in Topeka. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus performs in Kingman. Glenn and Janet Fairbrother celebrate 50th anniversary. Kris Lacio places 3rd in discus at the State meet. The only death listed was Doris L. Worthington.

June 9

Relay for Life raises $26,000. Norwich High School students take part in State track meet - Kelsey Potjansek placed 1st in shot put and discus; Kristen Poljansek placed 3rd in both events; Skyler Fieser placed 2nd in 100m and Mitch Dooley 3rd in 400m. Deaths listed were Vivian L. DeBaca, Hazel May Schmidt and George W. Speer.

June 13

The wheat harvest picks up steam as the weather turns dry under sunny skies. Clifford S. Hansen and Rose E. Keller were the deaths mentioned.

June 16

Highway 54 resurfacing work in Kingman will begin June 20. The wheat harvest in the county is nearing completion. The Zenda community hosts bikers as they bike across Kansas on Highway 42. The deaths were Marcella E. Arensdorf and Kenneth E. Roberts.

 June 20

The 2006 wheat harvest is all but over for this year. Kingman Rotary Club presents "I Like Me'' books to Kingman, Norwich and St. Patrick kindergarten students. The only death listed was Sister Mary Ann Evans, BVM (Adolina).

June 23

Storms with straight line winds of 70 - 80 mile per hour cause electrical outages for Aquila customers south of Kingman. Wheatlands residents Ruth Duncan, 94, Agnes Knudsen, 99, share birthday celebration. Mary Depenbusch of Anthony will celebrate her 100th birthday. Obits were for Cyril J. Meyer, Ret. Msgt Kenneth Smith and Arlo D. Winsor.

June 27

Yosiah Smith, an 8-yearold cancer patient in Penalosa, will receive a castle from the Make a Wish Foundation. Norm Oeding and his Spring Creek Ranch are featured in the High Plains Journal.  Gloyd Dixon is honored as a 50 year Lion. Gilbert Kaiser is named Kansas State Knight of the Year.

June 30

Harold Wilson provides housing for purple martins. Former area residents Gene and Joan Stucky now of Highland, Calif., will celebrate their golden anniversary. The "Sisters of Habit'' sing once again at the Kingman Christian Church. Travis Tetrick qualifies for Jr. Rodeo finals in New Mexico. Obituaries: Phillip J. Goetz, Doris J. Laggard, William J. McGuire and Thomas A. Wingate.

July 4

Former resident, Dr. Kevin Wapelhorst, receives award from the Iowa Chiropractic Society. Kingman County USDA office receives plague from the Kansas State Farm Service Agency. Josephine Albers will celebrate 90th birthday Deaths listed were Ernestine H. Crumley and Ben L. Swingle.

July 7

Clarence and Deannie Koon of Devils Elbow, Mo., celebrate 50th anniversary while here for a family reunion. Obituaries: Grace Benningfield, Bret A. Coon, Gordon F. Ewy, Gail S. Smiley and Garry W. Smiley.

July 11

The Lions Club and the Fair Board will sponsor a medallion hunt during the county fair. Mary Youngers of Interiors by Mary is honored at a retirement party. Louise Hoover will celebrate 95th birthday, and Julia Reno celebrates 90th . Becky Tetrick will compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Springfield, Wyo. Virginia C. McBurney, Martha H. Paul and Walter D. Woodson were the deaths listed.

July 14

A two-vehicle accident blocks Highway 54 west of Kingman. Yosiah Smith of Penalosa finally receives his castle from the Make a Wish Foundation. Bernice P. Kaufman and Gertrude Peyton were the deaths listed.

July 18

Author Nancy McCabe will speak at the library; she is a cousin of Greg McCabe. Abe's softball team wins Whitewater tourney. Obits: Ardis L. Garver and Velma Lester.

July 21

Kingman Community Hospital will make fan available for those who do not have air conditioning or funds to purchase one. Kingman 4-Hers will be in fair commercials on Channel 12 It's the 93rd birthday for Steve Bramwell. USD 332-golf tourney raises $2,900 that will be used for scholarships. Obits; Edna G. Fieser. Vernon G. Miller and Louise Reida.

July 25

Becky Tetrick is on winning gold team in Australia. On a hot July day, Emily Boyer placed cookie dough on a cookie sheet and left them in her pickup - the result was baked cookies. The only death was Bernadine L. Huelskamp.

July 28

Fair goers will have shuttle services to get from their vehicles to the fairground. Mary and John Trollope do well in World Horseshoe Tournament in Wyoming. Bradon Bradshaw, Parker Maloney and Braxton Bangert win in their age group in Anthony golf bellmen. Obits were for William E. Bell and Vera R. Mingos.

August 1

Glenn Stark's bullrider statue has been placed at the MOPAC Depot. Dave and Doreen Reida celebrate 50th anniversary. Bud Benson is to be honored by Wheatlands for his leadership in establishing the care facility. Linda Smith and Mary Esther Titus were the obits listed.

 August 4

Fair County medallion winners are Deana, Wanita and Angie Lampe. Obituaries were for William J. Adelhardt, Harold R. Conn, Earl Hornbaker and Alvin L. Winter.

August 8

Kingman Community Hospital offers free anemia screening. While in San Francisco, Roger and Gayle Easley are treated to champagne from a former golf pro, Ken Venturi

August 11

A Hutchinson Doctor of Sports medicine and orthopedics, Dr. Thomas Phillips, will now hold monthly clinics at Kingman Hospital. Chet Hartley is named pre-season All American at Butler Community College. Obits: Thelma J. Hada, Glenn E. Hahzlicek and Richard D. McKnight.

August 18

Several KHS students are eager to get started in the new softball/baseball program in the Spring of 2007. Obituaries were for Claudie Field, Virginia Graber, Sean E. McKenna and Bernice Oeding.

August 22

Justin Ellis of Yorktown, Va. is riding a bicycle across the United States to Florence, Oregon to promote the conservation of farm land. Kansas Gas Service is replacing pipeline in Kingman.

August 25

Construction is underway for the new Aquila tie-line between Cunningham and Kingman. Keith R. Adams and Marge E. Rohlman were the deaths listed.

August 29

Former Kingman resident, children's author Marsha Diane Arnold, will be at the Kingman library to promote her newest book, "Roar of a Snore." Waldo and Myrtle Nance will celebrate golden anniversary. Obits were for Jack E. Denison, Bettie J. DeFore and Louise E. Anderson.

September 1

Debbie Schacner is walking from Delaware to California to raise money for a library in Tunau, Kenya. Maxine Peterson will celebrate 90th birthday. Becky Tetrick is top medallist as Eagles win golf meet at Highlands.  Girls' JV tennis team wins Pratt Tourney. Emma B. Adelhardt and Lillie Graber were the deaths listed.

September 5

Farms owned by Donald E. and Loretta Swingle Hogg and Martha E. Pfalser Stuart are named Century Farms by Sedgwick County Farm Bureau. Cunningham Junior High skunks Burrton 38-0. Ernie W. Lam Was the only obit.

September 8

The KHS girls' tennis team takes first at Wellington and the Lady golfers take first at Medicine Lodge. There were several deaths listed: A.E. John Antrim, Harley W. Albin, Billie A. Burgkamp, Anna M. Folwer and Gloria L. Young.

September 12

Tyler Bock shows off his many trophies for trap shooting. Cunningham Junior High over Norwich 48-6. Two deaths listed were Hilda Mae Krehbiel and Helen Marie Nowak.

September 15 Clete Weisz of Hutchinson leads local officers on high speed chase; officers fire shots before he is stopped. The KHS tennis team wins their own tournament. Obits were George Clouse Jr. and Doris A. Conrardy.

September 19

Seth Michael Brown and David Aaron Williams reach the rank of Eagle Scout. Former residents, James and Betty Bartholomew celebrate 55th anniversary. Obituaries were for George A. Beat, Ruth Alice Bertholf and Audrey Cain.

September 22

New shops open in the former Heads Up building. Joyce Funke takes Best of Show award with her quilt in the State Fair.

September 26

The old Methodist Church at Rago is now a part of the Kingman County Historical Society and is located at the MOPAC Depot. Lola Marie Bailey was the only obituary.

September 29 St. Louis Parish in Waterloo celebrated 125 years. Daniel, Kyle and Sarah Finder all place in Jr. livestock show in Wichita. KHS tennis team wins own meet. Bernice McBride was the only obit.

October 3

Tom and Joyce Walker Frazier will speak at Talk of the Month concerning their trip to Ethiopia. KHS girls tennis wins singles and doubles at Buhler. An obituary was for Vicki Allen Mickelson, Ph. D.

October 6

Kiss Tanning & Fitness Studio located in the former Heads Up location is now open for business. Residents on the south side were without gas several hours when gas employees accidentally shut off gas. Obituaries: Harriett M. Bainum and Neal Francis Harrison.

October 10 KHS homecoming king and queen are Tyler Thimesch and Allie Osner. Don Tollar is named American Family Insurance Agent of the month. The obit listed was for Melvin O. Collins.

October 13 Mind, Body, and Pride Eagles for Sept. are Dayona Nett, Erica Witty, Jess Conrardy and Kristen Wollen. The Lady Eagles qualify for the State golf tournament. Robert J. Fox was the only death listed.

October 17 Kingman kindergarteners learn about the fire station. Zenda K-2nd grade youngsters visit the Pumpkin Patch at Geesling's near Turon. Wayne K. Holder and Elizabeth Pipkin were the deaths listed.

October 20

Kingman Humane Society gears up for Home Craft Show; someone will win an intricately cut wooden plaque of the Lord's Prayer. Dietrich and Eleanor Helmke celebrate 60th anniversary. Obits: Martha L. Albright, Roy G. Ford, George J. Gerber, Steve L. Kautzer S. F. Buddy Meade and Vonnie Wohlford.

October 24 Spivey alum meet for 60 year reunion at Jeri's Kitchen. Airman Claire M. Ziegler graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Obits were for Opha D. Hoffine and Frances J. Woodson.

October 27

Charges are filed against former Kingman police officer as result of his actions during a high speed chase. Robert and Rita Peitz are wed 50 years. Zenda firefighters visit Zenda Charter School. Obits were for Marjorie E Lilja and Mark J. Osner.

October 31

Instead of deer or cattle causing accidents, a raccoon caused over $1,000 damageto a Ford Mustang. Ned and Sue Burket will celebrate 68th wedding anniversary. Iris Lindt will celebrate her 105th birthday. The only obit was for Eunice N., Dauber.

November 3

Kevin Dixon, a KHS junior will once again play with the Wichita Youth Symphony; it makes his 3rd time performing with the group. Obits were for Ivan J. Hibbs and Charles R. Adamson, Sr.

November 7

The Kingman Kitchen Band will perform Dec. 4 for the last time. Former KHS student, Brigadier General Jonathin P. Small, will speak at the Veterans Day program at the high school. Marvin and Viola Lindt will celebrate their golden anniversary. Obituaries were for Daphna L. Baessler, Homer O. Peterson and Annabel Lea White.

November 10

Kingman Dance Center students will perform at Talk of the Month. Deaths listed were Elmer J. Kerschen, Deanna J. Thiel and Ruth B. Wise.

November 14

Machinery Link will close the Kingman office will be office; the main in the Kansas City area. KHS government students again honor veterans. Fifty year Eastern Star members are honored. Volleyball girls receive all-league honors - Andi Miller 1st team, Trista Hageman, 2nd team Rachel Girard and Kelsie Langley, honorable mention.

November 17

A 95th birthday party is planned for John Maple. Three local ladies, Alberta Schwartz, Vita Henning and Agnes Hammerschmidt, take a European holiday. Their were several obituaries: Janice M. Beougher, Cecil F. Brown, George J. Grover, Bob L. Helm, Gilah J. Sourbeer, George P. Wallace and Velda Wymore.

November 21

Five more deer are killed as a result of deer/motorist accidents. Getha Shoemake receives 50-year pin at DAR luncheon. Vera E. Winkle was the only obit.

November 24

Pre-school children have been meeting at Prairie Sunset in Pretty Prairie on Fridays. The residents enjoy having them there. Obituaries were for Frances L. Gustofson, Fredrick R. Holder, Jr., Opal B. Johnson, Richard L. McBurney, A. Phillips, Eugene A. Phillips and Idel Wagner.

November 28

KHS Government class will be serving soup and chili parade day to help raise money for their Washington D.C. trip in the spring. Two obits were for Robert J Goetz and Duane R. Wohler.  .

December 1

The City has purchased the Christmas display from Don and Donna Brown, which will now be displayed at Santa Fe Park next to the Santa Fe Depot. Obituaries were Delmar C. Hill, Betsy C. Hurley, James D. Sims, Nola L. Tatro and Gene Weaver.

December 5

Frank F. Allbritten of Cunningham is the recipient of the Marvin M. Cox Scholarship. Former resident Darrin Frye writes informative letter home about his experience in Iraq.

December 8 USD 331 Superintendent Don Mason announces his retirement. Kristi Kyle wins the big flat screen TV in the Chamber of Commerce sponsored drawing. KHS girls beat Pratt 70 - 16 in the first round play of the Kingman Classic. Lillie L. Millspaugh, Gene G. Swingle and Virginia M. Wright had obituaries.

December 12

A family in Norwich loses everything in an electrical fire at their home. Two Dodge City residents are killed in a car crash in Kingman County. The Lady Eagles win the Kingman Classic beating Wellington. Obits were for Farrah Y. Bowin, L. Lucille Riley and Alice L. Young.

December 15

Andrew Williams, KHS senior, has been nominated to the Naval Academy, Air ForceAcademy and West Point by Senator Brownback and Congressman Todd Tiarht. Obituaries: Alvin L. Atkins, Clara M. Gortney, Frances M. Hageman, Larry W. Heatherman and Lorene Young.

December 19

Kingman abstractor George Burket announces retirement as of January 1. Dr. Darrin Frye sends more heartrending stories from Iraq. The Lady Eagles lose to Clearwater by one point in overtime. Eugene 'Red' Watkins was the only death listed.

December 22

An Oklahoma driver is unhurt after his pickup overturns on N.E. 30 Ave. just north of US 54. Kevin Dixon and Lisa Giefer perform in honor bands. Edward and Maxine Wooldridge are wed 60 years. St. Pat's students will attend Wichita Symphony concerts, thanks to Target. Chet Hartley signs to play football for Kansas University. The deaths listed were Jimmie R. Dizmang and Eugene 'Red' Watkins.

December 26

Retired teachers, Karen Ward, Colleen Strong and Carol Young spruce up the girls' rooms at Main Place Youth.

December 29

Pat White is honored by County Farm Bureau Association. Renee Westerman is the winner of the 250cc Tank Scooter donated by Bobz Bikz, in a Christmas drawing. Several area residents are to be honored on their birthdays; they are: Max Ramsey, Florence McKenna, Adeline Green, Virginia Wiard and Margaret Osner. Obits were for W.B. Amerine, Autumn Farrar, Louise Lord and M. Vince Schonlau.

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