2007 in Review

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January 2
Cleland McBurney will speak at Talk of the Month on salmon fishing in Alaska. Jerry Hartley and a deer have an encounter on North Berry. Two deaths were listed - Teresa Kay Cockrell and Georgia McDaniel.

January 5
The Cunningham Wildcats are tamed by the Macksville Mustangs 55-25. Obits were for Paul N. Hubble, Allen E. Suenram and Joseph A. Thieme.

January 9
A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Joshua Holloway overturns on a snow covered road northeast of Kingman. The Lady Eagles down Wellington 54-43. Paul and Dorothy Handkins are wed 62 years, The Norwich Lady Eagles win over Cunningham. KMS 7th grade boys win over Harper. The obits were for Gwendolyn Helm, Janis Pakis, Robert L. Ramsdale and Yvonne Weninger.

January 12
Deer/vehicle accidents dominate accident reports. Bill and Helen Coon will celebrate 60th anniversary. Eighth graders win over Harper 43-18. Norwich wins over South Haven and the freshmen girls defeat Wellington. Several deaths were listed: Sgt. Curtis Leroy Clark, Sr., Shirley Leigh Dalton, Paul E. Millard and Bernice E. Poland.

January 16
Randal Beech, MD   will open Kingman Surgical Services in the Medical Arts Building north of the hospital. Pauline Depenbusch will celebrate 90th birthday. Deaths listed were Delmer L. Thorne, Sr. and Dorothy Strong.

January 19
Photographer Chuck Gehring has three photographs on exhibit in the General and Loan Collection of the 115th International Exhibition of Professional Photographers in San Antonio, Texas. Edith Hawkes Nighswonger is honored on 100th birthday. Seventh grade boys defeat Anthony, 50-10. Obits were for Marie A. Anderson, Dorothy Kroesch, Orvel Renner and Helena L. Wooldridge.

January 23
Storm damage from the late December winter storm in western Kansas is in excess of 360 million. Five generations of the Frances Anderson family get together. Seth Krehbiel, age 4, is the winner of Kingman Carnegie Library's winter reading program. Lady Eagles over El Dorado. The only death was Beverly J. Weber.

January 26
Herington Superintendent Scott Carter is named Superintendent of USD   331. The Cunningham Junior High Lady Cats win over Attica. Keith D. Crawford was the only death listed.

January 30
A donation shower will be held for Jim and Darlene Kelly who lost everything when their home burned. Kingman Library gets a new micro film reader for public use.

February 2
Citizens Bank of Kansas names Jennifer Reed as Compliance Coordinator. KHS senior Andrew Williams has been awarded Navy ROTC $180,000   scholarship. Alois and Mary Lou Jarmer will celebrate 60th anniversary. Katie Govert receives leadership scholarship from Kansas State University. Gerold H. Wiley was the only death listed.

February  6
Someone is breaking windows of businesses in Norwich and Spivey. Brad and Linda Williams will speak at Talk of the Month about their trip to Egypt. Eagles down Buhler 58-51. Obituary was for Daniel J. Rohlman.

February 9
HMS Rehabilitation is closing but will reopen as Kingman Therapy Group. Conservation winners were: Windbreak award to Harley and Marilyn VanGleson; Grassland award to Leroy and Rosemary Boswell; Banker award to Philip and Marjorie Moorhouse and the Wildlife award to Clint Base. Obits were for Hazel Dutton, Ramond Hurn and Donald W. Turley

February 13
Kingman High school FBLA members attend District V contest, placing 4th out of 17 schools. KHS band students attend the K-State Honor Band Clinic. Mary Alice Graber and Dale I. Lippincott were deaths listed.

February 16
Kingman JV girls win Kingman tournament. Eleanor Hageman has grandchild, greatgrandchild and great-greatgrandchild all within one week. St. Pat's girls are Valley 9 league champs. Obituaries: Willa J. Cox, Marjorie E. Davis, Joan Palmer and Wilbur D. Sitts.

February 20
Basketball homecoming royalty are King, Pat Thimesch and Queen Amy Klausmeyer. Former resident, Amanda Walker is a staff accountant for BKO, LLP in Wichita. There were several obits: Walter L. Coen, Jr., Opal M. Dooling, Harold L. Fairchild, Norma D. Eggert Irene M. Garza, Gene A. Klassen and Willa D. Smith.

February 23
County spelling winners are announced: Division A first Sierra Davila of Norwich 2nd William Vulgamore, Norwich and 3rd, Luke Wright, Kingman. Division B - 1st Mollie Panek, Cunningham, 2nd, Joseph Houston Zenda and 3rd, Paige Kelley, St. Patrick School, Kingman. The Lady Eagles win in overtime 53-48 against Wellington. Duane C. Boswell was the only death.

February 27
Kingman/Pratt National Guardsman Staff Sgt. David R. Berry is killed in Iraq. Obits listed were for Betty J. Coffman, Marcelina Parsons, Martha Rottering and Lawrence R. Sheahan.

March 2
High winds cause damage at Warren and Pam Finder's place north of Kingman. Lester arid Kathleen Ziegler celebrate 50 years of marriage. Kingman Knights of Columbus present $337 to Kingman Elementary to be used for Special Ed. Obits were for Sgt. David R. Berry, Elizabeth E. Harris, Helen L. Karr and Charles S. Swindle.

March 6
Fifteen Kingman Middle School students take part in science Olympiad at Andover Central Middle School. Kelsie Ricke wins St. Leo K of C free throw contest. Obituaries were for Wanda A. Cape, Cheryl A. Ely, Siobhan M. McKennaGiorgio, Clara C. Huelskamp and Virginia Rose Starky.

March 9
Paul Handkin's home is used for interviews by film crew working on a documentary for film on the life of Clyde Cessna.  FFA students receive awards: Joanna Gillen, Chapter Star Agri-business; Blake Boswell, Chapter Star Greenhand award. Obituaries were for John F.. Bogner, Orpha E. Krehbiel and Thelma L. Oller.

March 13
Joe Wallace is named executive director of Kingman County Economic Development. The Kingman Library receives $500 grant from South Central Community Foundation.

March 16
Brandon Lang is killed in a head-on collision on west 54 Highway. Kristen Powell wins March for Life essay contest. Citizens Bank of Kansas employees are promoted. Corey Minor is named senior vice president Brian Wilborn is senior vice president cashier and Molly O'Shea is named loan officer. There were obits for Mildred J. Erdman, Brandon L. Lang, Rosellen Loper and Rolin Tracy.

March 20
Former resident, Doug Benson, purchases and restores a World War II AT-6 Trainer.

March 23
An antique clock at the Kingman Library has not kept time for some time, but has now been restarted by W. H. Campbell. Laverne and Geneva Westerman will celebrate 60 years of marriage. Lois Richardson Tucker will be the honoree at an open house for her 90th birthday. Colt Dodge is selected to play in Pratt Juco all star basketball game. Deaths listed were Michele L. Hatfield and Richard L. Weikal.

March 27
Mary Panek will retire from city office. Kirk Hamblin is injured in highway project east of Kingman. The Kingman Flower Shop celebrates 25 years in business. Hannah Blackburn is named all conference on Bethel freshman squad. Several obits were listed: Harrison M. Ashcraft, Jr., Albert A. Naasz, Walter L. New, Sathena Irene Page and Alice A. Tatro.

March 30
Travis Sowers is new Kingman Policeman. A film crew is in town to film commercial for Kanza Bank. Tucker Neal is voted pre-season all state shortstop. Clifford E. Sparks was the only death listed.

April 3
Cycle Solution, Inc., a company that tunes motorcycles at rallies throughout the country, makes a stop at the home of Kenny Bock. Noel M. Cessna, Jr. was the only obit.

April 6
Kris Lacio will play in two all-star basketball games, On April 7 she'll play at Bethel College in Newton and on April 14 she will play in the annual Mid-Kansas High School A1lStar Basketball Classic in Hutchinson. Obits were for Donald L. Freiny and Wesley A. Shingle.

April 10
New youth oriented DVD'S and novels are available at Kingman Carnegie Library. Mary Brown will celebrate her 90th birthday with a party at Wheatland.

April 13
KHS graduate, Jessica Hageman will run in the Boston Marathon. Obituaries were for Naomi R, Hooton and Maynard F. Scovell.

April 17
KMS students Branden Dixon and Anthony Williams, place 3rd at Science Olympiad. Mid-April snowstorm halts the airport fly-in. Dean and Margaret Fairchild celebrate 70th wedding anniversary. KMS girls place 1st in several track events at Kingman and South Barber. Obituaries were for Mary 0. Boswell, Jack Ford and Harley E. Ravenstein.

April 20
Kingman County Courthouse is starting plans for 100th anniversary in 2008. Stan Hacker is the new city mayor. USD 332 raises $4,509 for American Heart Association in their Jump Rope for the Heart event. Obits were for Gale A. Kaufman, Guy Locke and Augusta I. Voss.

April 24
Don Schrag donates his home to Mennonite Relief Sale. "Buss" Young   will celebrate 90th  birthday.

April 27
Al Panek retires from the Kingman Post Office. Chris Huhman joins Strong Insurance. Jessica Lanning is the new director for area Big Brothers & Big Sisters. The only death was Dr. William T. Sirridge.

May 1
Former Kingman resident Matt Hampel and his wife win a  house in the Kansas City area. Kingman Carnegie Library hosts trip to the Sedgwick County Zoo. Harley and Marilyn VanGieson are wed 50 years. Eunice L. Stark was the only death.

May 4
A semi trying to make a turn at Hwy 54 and Main topples the traffic light. The KHS Forensic team will compete at state. Obit for Douglas McArthur.

May 4
Superintendent of 331, Don Mason, will be honored at a reception, Bertha Giefer will celebrate 90th birthday. Helen McBurney is the new State Regent of D of I. Deaths were Roger E. Emerson, Florence Hamlet and Ida Osner.

May 11
Holly Zimmerman Rutschman, former Kingman resident, is Greensburg tornado victim. Wade Hageman is 2nd in league tennis meet and 3rd at regionals qualifying him for the state meet. Marcella J. Goetz and Gerard K. Seiler were the deaths listed.

May 15
Kingman High School bomb threat is a hoax, Former Kingman resident Eric Heatherman loses his home in Greensburg tornado. Mary Brown is honored at 90th birthday celebration. Aletha Blumanhourst was the only death.

May 18
Members of Kingman and Willowdale Knights of Columbus take $100 vouchers to Greensburg residents. Three KHS students tie for valedictorian, they are Bret Bean, Kelsie Langley and Brenda Kostner. Rachel Girard is salutatorian William and Helen Koon will celebrate 60th anniversary. Earl Glenn Allender was the only obit.

May 22
An open house will be held to show off the improvements at the Kingman Activity Center. Anthony Fischer rolls his SUV four times. Memorial service is announced for Bob and Gwen Helm.

May 25
A water main breaks on west Copeland, Someone stole about $280 from the Santa Fe Depot Car Show. Edna Westerman will celebrate 100th birthday. Kansas Dance Studio raises $550 for Greensburg victims. Wayne E. Nicholas and Emma Willinger were the deaths listed.

May 29
Kingman Abstract is now known as Land Title of Kingman, LLC, with Carol Voran as manager and Helena Arnold is closing agent. Retiring teachers are honored with a reception and program. The only death listed was Loren L. Kostner

June 1
Kingman Christian Church will celebrate 115  years. Opal Krehbiel, Ken Kaufman and Florence Barber are three of the oldest to attend the KHS alumni reunion. Deaths listed were Loren W. Ault and Gary Lee Moore.

June 5
The Kingrnan Knights of Columbus hamburger feed nets $4,000 for Greensburg. Don Tolar is named American Family Insurance agent of the year. Planning is underway for Kingman's 125th birthday in 2008, Agnes Knudson will be 100 years of age, Obits: Lenore Lawson, Letha Paterson and Mary Kay Rausch.

June 8
Relay for Life raises over $17,000. Gene and Eunice Hellman celebrate 60 years of marriage. Norma and Niles Myers are wed 50 years. Abe's Side Pockets are champs at Derby tournament. Obits were of Martha E. Buchanan and Lonnie D. Emerson.

June 12
Kingman County receives $90,000 grant to help with courthouse renovation. Iris  Lindt who recently celebrated her 105th birthday, dies. Mobile Shoe Hospital in Mobile, Ala., donates shoes to Greensburg tornado victims,

June 15
The Episcopal Church will celebrate 128 years. A community band is forming to play July 4. Alek Mario Walauski is walking from San Diego to Washington D.C. and made a stop in Kingman. Arthur H. Simons was the only death listed.

June 19
Jonas Stucky has opened a small engine repair shop. The Kingman County Courthouse and the City of Kingman will have a joint celebration in the fall of 2008. Obituaries were Leona Krehbiel and Carol Meisenheimer.

June 22
A contest is underway to name an appropriate slogan for Kingman and its 125th birthday. Janice Neville donates blood platelets every two weeks. Cone and Parker win the Kingman Senior Meals Scrable. William H. Marshall was the only death listed.

June 26
Twenty-six Kansas National Guard Soldiers of the 3rd Platoon, Battery B, 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery are welcomed home at Pratt. Wayne and Alice Dick celebrate 50th anniversary. Kay Wiggins and Wholesale Manger Karen Pierce visit Leah's Lovelies in Kingman. The Red Cross collects 128 units of blood in Kingman. Look Good. . .Feel Better program will be offered in Kingman by Laurie Adams. Obits: Leona H. Hofine and Stephen R. Jones, Sr.

June 29
A high altitude balloon is launched from the Kingman airport. Johnny and Lucile Doolittle of Norwich are wed 60 years. Wheat shocks are judged by Ralph Reida and Byron Reida for the Kingman County Fair Contest. The only obit was for Richard W. Hart.

July 3
Area wheat harvest is rained out. The City accepts $100,000 gift from Wunsch family for the Kingman Walkmg Path. South Central Community Foundation grants $ 10,000 to Mennonite Disaster Fund to assist for the demolition in Greensburg. "You have to tear down before you can begin the rebuilding process," Denise Umuh Executive Director of SCCF explained. Obits were for Glenn R. Nicholas and Cecil V. Stafford.

July 6
Big Brothers/Big Sisters start new program in Kingman area, The courthouse Centennial committee is asking for courthouse photos and artifacts for their celebration. Elmer Youngers is the winner of the Honda Nighthawk 650 in a Kingman County Humane Society Fundraiser. Toralf Slokvik from Norway stops by Kingman to promote the FF Foundation for foreign study a reputable and one of the largest exchange program in the U.S. Obits were for Patricia L. Hageman and Charles A. Potter.

July 10
Willowdale Knights of Columbus cut wheat for the Anthony Henning Jr. family. Elmo Antrim is honored on 95th birthday. The "Cowboy Monkey's" are scheduled to entertain at this year's Pretty Prairie Rodeo. The 24 member Communlty band plays on July 4th despite the threatening rain. Obituaries were Charley R. Cole, Warren F. Kirkpatrick and Dorothy I. McLaughlin

July 13
Lyndi Henning granddaughter of Larry and Shirlene Foster, is working in Iraq as a legislative operator for KBR Co. of Houston, Texas. The Kingman Lions Club and the Kingman County Fair Board partner up to hold a medallion Hunt with a $500 Chamber Bucks as a prize. Obits: Helen E, Goetz, Darwin F. Lowery, J.D. Morris and Ivan L. Steyer, Sr.

July 17
A lost 12 year old girl in Pennsylvania shows up at the summer home of David Fath, Kingman teacher. The girl and her brother's dog got lost while on a hiking trip. Dr. Moots celebrates 20 years as a doctor in Kingman Clara Oak and Sarah Helm organize a fundraiser called "Race to Rebuild Greensburg.''

July 20
Don and Bonnie Couch of Attica and Bill and Beverly DeWeese of Cunningham celebrate 50th anniversaries. Ethel Krehbiel will celebrate 85th birthday. Army soldier Spt. Matt Steinhaus writes of a 3year-old who touched his heart. Obituaries were for Walter A. Hargraves, Helen E. McAllister, Warren G. Scharts and Barbara J. Watkins.

July 24
Koren McCune is the new director of Kingman County Emergency Management. Financial Planning and Consulting Services of Hutchinson is looking for a location in Kingman Abe's/Sidepockets win the National Softball Association State title played in Derby. Obituaries were for James B. Branstetter Meryman P. Monk, Barbara Jen Stamm and Brandon J. Wenta.

July 27
Eighty-six Kansas National Guard members of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 161st Artillery return home from Iraq. Wayne and Mary Blumanhourst will celebrate 50th anniversary. The only death listed was Theda G. Davis.  

July 31
Kanza Bank is planning to open a second branch in Wichita. The Bill Meng family find the fair medallion. Meals on Wheels is looking for more volunteers in Kingman County. City Commission discuss a grant for appreciates to help fund the west side walking path in Riverside Park. Obits were for Donald Cushenbery, Lee Eskew and Marie Mark.

August 3
Kingman will celebrate its 125th birthday in October 2008, they are having a theme contest. Grace Frisbie is honored for 100th birthday. Bob and Bev McQuin are wed 60 years. Obits were for Ray W. Beshore and Allie Goetz.

August 7
Kate Clouse has different summer job working for Circle J M Game Birds in Murdock. The company is owned by Mike and Jana Novy. Zenda is gearing up for their 120th birthday early in September. Ella Beard and Margaret Speer were the deaths listed.

August 10
Kingman Ducks Unlimted  receives  2006  Pintail Flight Award at the State Ducks Unlimited convention. Robert D. Davis is award the Eagle Scout award. Obits: Smokey Graber and Milton Nagely.

August 14
Norwich Nursing Home will become a Juvenile Treatment Center. Kingman County Courthouse is 100 years old. Kristin Lacio has signed to play basketball with Barton County Community College Lady Cougars. Obits: Martha D. Boyer and Bernadine Werner.

August 17
Kingman Carnegie Library now has a new magazine reading area in honor of the late Marie Anderson. Bailey Minor is junior winner of model search in Wichita; her parents are Corey and Debbie Minor. Obituaries: Wedall D. Dutton, Alma Holmes and Emma C. Stuckey.

August 21
Four individuals have been arrested for the hazing incident on KHS freshmen. Robert D. Graven was the only death listed.

August 24
The 360 Total Fitness Center is featured in the Business Spotlight; owners are Tim and Jordan Hegler. KHS classes of 1962 and 1987 have reunions. Frances E. Payne was the death listed.

August 28
Former Kingman resident Fr. Sam Pinkerton is now serving St. Anthony of Padua in Garden Plain and St. Mary Aleppa. Leonard Liebl will Celebrate 100th birthday. Several deaths were listed: Edmond Hartshorn, Lucilie Price, Viegel E. Shawn, Delphine M. Schmitz and Regina M. Wood.

August 31
Sarah Finder receives entrepreneur award. The Business Spotlight is on Erin's, they have been in business 20 years. The community Christian Women in Norwich kick off the 72nd year. Several deaths were listed: Ariel E. Crow, Pauline Depenbusch, Ray E. Fieser, Aloysius E. Henning, Sister M. Lucille Jarmer and Vernon T. Miller.

September 4
The Red Cross collects 122 pints in their August visit. The featured business this week is Citizens Bank of Kansas. Obit was for Johnnie Doolittle.

September 7
Local author, David Young, will speak at the Kingman library. KHS Lady Golfers take 2nd at Medicine Lodge. Lauren Vanlandingham is medallist.  Heritage Quilt Company is new shop in Kingman. Mildred L. Goering and Bertha M. Hirst were the deaths listed.

September 11
Mid-American Pipeline Company LLC is fined one million dollars after they were found guilty because of 200,000 gallons of ammonia was released into Smoots Creek east of Kingman in October 2004.

September 14
Noah's Ark preschool children get fingerprinted for Ident-A-Kid program. Margaret Butler of Cheney is honored on her 85th birthday. Edith M. Denison was the only death.

September 18
Several teens are charged with the hazing of high school freshmen. Greg Graffman becomes partner of the law firm of Geisert, Wunsch & Watkins. Lola Graber celebrates 90th birthday. Obits: Cecil H.Eshnaur, Wanda P. Henning, Edna L. Reiter and William R. Zecha.

September 21
Kingman's Civil Air Patrol Squadron 128 made orientation flights available to local cadets. Leah's Lovelies has ribbon cutting. Obits were for John H. Maple and Richard L. Oller.

September 25
St. Patrick School has a new principal, Don Ruda. Ben Dixon and Katie Bock are King and Queen of football homecoming. The Hospital Auxiliary Nu-2-U shop relocates to 222-224 N. Main. KHS Eagles win their homecoming game against Circle. Obits: Edith V. Cockrell, Joyce Ann Cook and Pauline M. Thimesch.

September 28
Ad Aspra Per Aspera of Hutchinson is the new owner of KTCM 100.3 FM in Kingman. Miller's 66 in no longer affiliated with Phillips 66. There were five deaths listed: Grace D. Frisbie, Ethel M. Geesling, David W. Main, William A. Miller and Keith Morris.

October 2
Kingman Knights of Columbus will celebrate 100 years; Paul Beat is the oldest member. Deer accidents continue to beleaguer drivers. Ed and Glenna Craig are wed 60 years. Mark W. McGuire was the only death.

October 5
Smitty's Burgers, next door to the Presbyterian Church has ribbon cutting. The Kingman volleyball gals take 3rd at their own meet. Paul Rogers was the only obit.

October 9
Kingman Carnegie Library is going strong after 93 years. They offer something for every age. Heritage Quilt Shop has ribbon cutting.

October 12
Kingman Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years. Kelly Wood donates a kidney to his mother, Penny Wood. Edwin and Mona Steffen are wed 60 years. Obits were for Bob Hill ad Bertha Rohlman.

October 16
Betty Jean Patterson and several other crafters get ready for the upcoming 16th Annual Craft Fair. Natalie Crow is awarded the Certified Professional Coder - Apprentice Credential. An obituary was for Ruth Tegarden.

October 19
New teachers for USD 331 Kingman/Norwich are Glenda Shepard, Christine Quinn, Tammy Goebel, Desiree Moore, Rebecca Huelskamp, Deana Waltrup and Tyler Dansel. The Norwich Baptist Church has a new elevator for senior citizens and anyone who is handicapped. Former Kingman resident and minister, William G. Borst, dies in Wichita.

October 23
Recreation Director Darryl Grunke tests for 6th degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. Jim and Karlene Skillen of Cheney are wed 50 years and Wilfred and Kathleen Panek Celebrate their 60th. Thelma Fluke was the death listed.

October 26
 

 

Tonya White wins the art contest sponsored by the Kingman 125 Committee. Attorney Robert Wunsch has been appointed to the Kansas Lottery Commission by Governor Sebilius. The one obituary was for Floyd C. Yoder.

 

 

October 30
A Canadian film crew came to town to do a story on Glenn Stark and his many sculptures. He has some of his work displayed in 31 states. Oregon rider, Bill Ingram, is riding to North Carolina to emphasize the good things in America. The only obit was for Norbert Frank Goetz

November 2
The annual Reindeer Run has been moved back to the Christmas Parade Day. The 8th grade girls open their basketball season with a 33-32 win over Colwich girls. Two obituaries were for Dennis O. Holliday and Paul S. Weniger.

November 6
Pizza Hut is helping to raise money for Wyatt Onkman who is battling cancer. Eugene and Clara Mae Freund celebrate golden anniversary. Obits: L. Kevin Johnston, Jean O'Dell and Geraldine V. Oller.

November 9
Former area resident Diane Molitor Palmer is training for 109 mile bike ride in Arizona. Harold and Lucille Jacobs will celebrate 60th Anniversary. Eighth grade girls are 3-0 in the new season. Three obituaries were for Christopher K. Hedlund, Walter J. "Jeff" Smith and Madge F. Torneden.

November 13
The high school government class once again honors veterans with special program. This year students performed as Marjorie Reynolds, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe and Frances Lankford. Gene and Emra Dixon have been married 65 years. Obituaries: Ruth Ann Ewy, Bernice Lawson, Margaret Ann Locameni, Rose Kasel, Clarence A. Klein, Byron L. Milburn and John A. Payne.

November 16
Wanda Kelsey is the new secretary at the Kingman Chamber office. An empty house on West B is destroyed by fire. Obituaries were for Dorothy M. Alfred, Muriel S. Bohrer Dale Butcher, Patricia S. Ditgen and Marsha Louise Irving.

November 20
Friends and co-workers of Kevin and Tony Miller, paint Miller's home to help him out while he is undergoing chemotherapy. Kingman Librarian Gee Gee Helm earned the Credential for Public Library Administration Level II. Obits were for Elma Antrim and Mary L. Bowyer. KMS 8th grade girls win again, this time over Medicine Lodge.

November 23
Kingman Real Estate is featured in the Business Spotlight. Paul Mitchell will retire from Cargill Elevator in Cleveland. Obits were Cecilia Gaider, Lois I. Milford and Clarice D. Raida.

November 27
Police Officer David Lux discovers over 300 lbs of marijuana in a U-haul trailer that was passing through town. Noah's Ark preschool children have show and share day. Obituaries: Drue Harper, Ruth Ingram and Mildred I. Kaufman.

November 30
Kingman Quality Lube has ribbon cutting; new manager, Josh Arendsorf.  Seventeen deer have encounters with drivers. There were several deaths listed: Pauline Copeland, Anna Gates, Ralph M. Hageman, Loyd Meisenheimer and Virginia V. Schnittker.

December 4
USD 332 is the recipient of a $1000 Healthy Habits for Life grant. Still a kid at heart, County Treasurer Donna Rohlman, sits on Santa's lap to give him her Christmas list. Obits: Bernie L. Cargill, Charles "Ron" Hamilton and Dennis Owens.

December 7
Business Spotlight shines on Neville Built Trailer Co., now employing 55 workers. KHS has holiday food driver challenge. Snow Princess and Prince are Annalisa Lux and Jayden Garrison. Doris Near receives 25-year pin in Eastern Star. Lady Eagles over Nickerson in tournament play. Obituaries were for Harvey Goering, Bill Lazar and Thelma A. Trimble.

December 11
Sales get underway for Kingman Historical Calendar. Bald Eagles make a stop in Riverside Park. KHS Varsity girls take 1st in the Eagle Classic Tournament. Cunningham Elementary students are busy with home workouts under the direction of their physical education instructor Brenda Sharp. The only death listed was Virginia L. Doak.

December 14
Icy blast causes some power outages especially in the rural areas, Clogged guttering at the courthouse causes flooding in the courtroom and into treasurer's office. Kingman Dance Studio dancers appear in the Nutcracker at Friends University. Ninnescah Valley Gun Club holds benefit trap shoot for Herman Miller. Norwich boys win over Caldwell. Obits: Allois J. Adelhardt, Glenn A. Gardner Sr. and Marlin E. Thomas.

December 18
The Kingman County 4-H Council and Pizza Hut raise over $3,000 to help cancer victim Wyatt Oakman. Marc Holloway is new Kingman police officer. Charles and Dorothy Gerber to celebrate 60th Anniversary. Allyssa George, Miss Kansas, speaks to Norwich students.

Deeember 21
Pat Taylor receives retirement watch. Wheatlands residents receive teddy bears from Santa. Connie Schoenhofer writes poem reminiscent of "The Twelve Days of Christmas'' as a result of being without power for over a week due to the ice storm. Obituaries were for Harland Coleman, Vera A. Cox, Esther E. Fouse, Wesley D. Kaufman and Agnes C. Pauly.

December 25
Connie Krehbiel McClellan   is new employee at Land Title of Kingman. Students of the Month are Tim Schrag, Krystal Gantz, Erica Witty and Morgan Roser. KMS 8th grade girls are tourney champs. Former Kingman Coach Bill Woodward is named Coach of the Year.

December 28
Joyce Silvey is honored on her retirement from Kingman Insurance. Several obits are for Norman J. Hesterberg, Barbara Jean Hollingshead, Walter A. Moore, Mary A. Watkins, Vera M. Watkins and Davld G. Young.

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