2008 in Review

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 January 1

The new year starts off with many deer/car accidents. Auditions for Pratt Musical, "Rags"; Cindy Baker to direct music. KHS basketball profiles mentioned were Stone Hageman, Aric Hook, Andi Miller and Emma Beat. Two obituaries were listed: Marlene Thimesch and Lila A. Waltner.

January 4

Carol Francis encouragees more people to turn in   their family information for a Kingman County History Book. Talk of the Month program was "Chasing Woodland Birds" at the Mennonite church. Liliya Mykolayivna Bell accepts membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and honored at Wichita State University. Obit listed was Hazel M. Peck.

January 8

Daniel and Lana Taylor family are in need of the community's help with daughter's medical expenses. Lee Small of Neenah, Calif., drives fire truck for Pierce Manufacturing of Appleton, WI, to Modesto, CA; it took $2,000 worth of diesel fuel. Paul and Dorothy Handkins celebrate 63 years together. KMS students collect food for food bank. Chet Hartley, a KU a junior, plays in the Orange Bowl. Obituaries listed were Robert C. Schaeffer and Harley John Voth.

January 11

Swanky Veterinary Ciinic featured as Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight.. Kanza Bank donates to Kingman St.Patrick Parish for building project. Joe Oeding has open house to celebrate 85th birthday and a card shower was given for Hazel McCutchen's 100th birthday. USD 332 honor rolls announced. Seven Eagles receive All league honors for football: Kyle Finder, Tate Henry, Ben Dixon, Aric Hook, Jesse Helming, Tanner Pessig and Drew Bornholdt. Deaths listed were Joe Earl Holford, Opal W. Wimer and J.D. Webster.

January 15

Senator Ruth Teichman visits Wheatlands Healthcare Center. Kingman County Activity Center is subject of "Getting To Know Your County Government". Girl Scout cookie sales begin. Alberta Wertzberger to celebrate 90th birthday. KHS Ag class takes on new project; fence fixing, Clearing pasture and in raising Corrientes cattle. Obituaries consist of Donald M. Bergkamp, J.D. Webster and Delia M. Cross.

January 18 

Kingman Community Hospital is feature for business spotlight. Kingman's Downtown Redevelopment District Board proposes projects; new lighting fixtures and covering of the parking lot at Cedar and Ave.   B. Kingman St. Patrick parish announces building plans. Local artist, Stephen Elliott has limited amount of painted prints of the Kingman County Courthouse for sale. KHS basketball girls defeat Eldorado 48 - 46. Area deaths listed were Carolyn Sue (Howell) Poe, Kenneth Wayne Dible and Marcella Newsom.

January 22   

Kingman s Garden Club meets. Kingman's Chamber Percolator this Friday at Savannah House. The Kingman Leader-Courier office is in a mess; office is under construction. KHS basketball boys featured under "Player Profiles" were Stephen Gutierrez and Blake Bergkamp.

January 25

Citizens Bank of Kansas make financial pledge to St. Patrick's Parish Building Campaign. Thomas Swaney receives Chuck Yeager Aerospace Education Award for his high achievement in the area of aeronautical science. KHS basketball boys win over ElDorado, 51-43. Deaths listed were: Glelma McPeek-Todd, Louise M. Stuhlsatz, Waldo E. Graves and Bob J. Graves.

January 29

Timothy Stucky publisher/owner of the Ninnescah Valley News and Mount Hope Clarion, dies at the age of 57) Tim worked for the Leader-Courier in 1986. Kingman's Lions Club have annual pancake feed. Mind Body Pride Eagles for the Month of December are Emily Boyer, Kristen Wollen, Lisa Giefer and Amelia Govert. Jordan Schaller receives first place in 7th - 8th grade division at the State Kansans For Life Poster Contest. Icy roads cause for several accidents Eva Lehner celebrates 95th birthday with card shower. Befort and Glenn to marry in April 26, 2008. KHS basketball girls win over Inman 51-39. Obituaries were Max Streit, Timothy J. "Tim" Stucky and Michael E. Stucky.

February 1

Kingman's Sheriff Office is feature of "Getting To Know Your County Government". House fire at 230 West B in Kingman; a firefighter injured at a fire near Rago. The 100th Anniversary of the Courthouse approaches so does the need for a County insignia; your logos are need. Local radio station to broadcast USD 331 basketball games. Andi Miller, KHS senior, signs with Butler County Community College  Grizzlies to play volleyball. St. Pat's boys basketball win over Partridge, 40-35. Deaths listed were: Jolm F. Shuman, Ann D. Gillen, Gregory Ray VanMeter, Rosalie E. Thompson Powell, Ralph J. Christianson  and Cecelia C. Oeding.

February 5

Seth Jones, grandson of Daryl and Nancy Young, Pretty Prairie, safely home from Iraq. KHS students selected for the Basketball Homecoming. Leona McComb celebrates 90th birthday. KHS announces 2nd 9 weeks honor rolls. KHS basketball player profile reported was Clayton Rohlman. Tyler Bock makes State Sub. Jr. Team for trapshooting. Obituaries given were Edward F. Hageman and Richard M. Hammerschmidt.

February 8

Glenn Miller Orchestra booked for Kingman's 125th celebration. Cunningham High School student Ruth Ann Sparks is injured in a one-car accident; a benefit is given to help with medical expenses. Fred Tiesmeyer is killed while working on his farm ground southwest of town. Earlene Macy turns 90 on Valentine's Day. Deaths are Gladys Lucille Swatzel, Edna A. Kalthoff Westerman, Kenneth I. LaFever and Charles E. Dutton.

February 12

Kingman Middle School 6th grade wins "Battle of the Books" match. Icy roads cause for more accidents. KHS basketball homecoming crown Andi Miller and Nick Gourley. Anthony and Barbara Henning celebrate 50 years of marriage. Kingman Chamber Percolator to be at Kingman Real Estate. Deaths listed were Fred Tiesmeyer and Bertha A. "Birdie" Schaffer.

February 15

USD 332 is in search of a superintendent. Breathalyzer proposed for use in Kingman High School. Kingman is one of the many stops for the Air Tour, which will be on April 2. KES/KMS celebrate Kansas School Lunch Week. Kingman Pizza Hut helps with fundraiser for Wyatt Oakman, who is fighting cancer. Deaths listed were: Elmer L. Hamilton, Herman L. Miller, Edith R. Mclntire, Harlan C. "Hal" Weber and Wilford D. Mathes.

February 19

County oil producers help fund new rescue equipment for city. Free health screenings for senior citizens. Vanlandingham Motors to have Chamber Percolator this week. Locals to take part in Pratt Music Theatre, "Rags". Obits listed were Clarence F. "Bus" Kyle, Ruby A. Stucky Schrag and Ravenna H. Cavener Owens.

February 22

Kingman Chamber holds annual meeting and mixer at the new Livingston Family Center. St. Patrick School students begin annual ticket sells. KHS basketball girls defeat Wellington 45-35. Local Angus Breeders recognized nationally in Pathfinders report. Young girls cheer at halftime of Kingman vs Wellington boy's game. Obits listed were Jeffry Lee Mason, Michael R. Knapic, Gerald E. Sheahan, Lloyd D. Musick, Barbara J. Henning, Alberta R. Wertzberger, Lawrence A. Atherton, Kenneth Dale "Slim" Colgin and Dorla M. Neal.

February 26

Citizens Bank of Kansas names new president and officers. Time capsule at the Kingman County Courthouse has been located. Geisert, Wunsch, Watkins & Graffman host Chamber Percolator. Bertha Jarmer celebrates 100th birthday with card shower. Kingman County Gets Healthy program begins March 6. St. Patrick's basketball team wins Valley Nine Tournament. Deaths reported were Nina E. Seyb, Gertrude "Tule" Moreno Jaso and Mary K. Leslie.

February 29

Gehring Studio photo of St. Patrick's Parish and School is to be auctioned at the annual St. Patrick's dinner. KHS students of the month are Jeremiah Cooley, Mandi Roser, Stephanie Funke and Kyle McCormack. McKenzie Schoenhofer celebrates 1st birthday. Obituaries listed were Matthew W. Campbell, Larry W. Belcher, Marjorie Lecklider and Elba L. Opdyke.

March 4

Pratt Music Theatre features "Rags", starring Seth Roe and son Connick Roe. Cunningham High Main Street Singers performs at "Talk of the Month".  Business Spotlight feature was the Donley Clinic. Vi Henning  celebrates 90th birthday. Deaths listed were Virginia E. 0rr, Mabel Irene Conley Barrows and Thomas G. Reneau.

March 7

Time capsule contents revealed to a crowd at the courthouse. Daylight savings time to begin Sunday, March 9. Kingman County finds a logo to represent the county for its 100 anniversary. Kingman Airport awarded $3,000 KDOT Grant. KMS Scholar's Bowl wins League Title. Kingman 5th graders win MAYB tourney. Deaths listed were Richard A. "Dick" Funke, Brian J. Zerbe and Erma L. Costa.



March 11

Kingman Co. will gather for Town Hall meeting on underage drinking. Blood drive at Kingman High brings in 95 pints. Heartland Youth Rodeo kids have finals in Kingman. Belva Patterson celebrates 90th birthday. Kingman baseball team take spring break trip to Arizona.

March 14

Kingman Co. Area recycle program begins. KMS students perform at music festival. March designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Jordan Bangert, KHS senior, signs with Bethel College to play basketball. Dillon Henning signs with Coffeyville Community College to be on their track team. Area deaths listed were Euna Arlene Christian and John H. Metsker.

March 18

Chamber ribbon cutting welcomes Newberry Family Motors, formerly Vanlandingham Motors Inc. Contents of capsule can be viewed at courthouse. Vernon and Kathleen Hensiek of Nashville celebrate 60 years. St. Patrick's Parish raises $2 l ,096 at annual dinner. KHS Eagles of the Month for February are Bethany Molitor, Tina Molitor, Riley Milford and Jake Kaufman. 4th annual Women's Health Gala planned for April 5 at Christian Church. Obits were Mae Rice and Heartha V. Allellder.

March 21

Kingman Carnegie Library host Easter Egg Hunt. Teichman and McKinney stopped by in Kingman. Frances Anderson celebrates 80th birthday. KMS announces 3rd nine-weeks honor rolls. Local boys bring home 2nd place in K of C State Free Throw contest. Jordan Bangert and Andi Miller, both KHS seniors, to play in all-star game in Newton. Deaths listed were Joseph William Bachman, Carrie Eleanor Reynolds Westfall and Marjorie Lou Creighton Weddle.

March 25

Farm Bureau announces new sales associate, Glynn Hensley. Kingman Chamber Percolator is at Klaver Construction. Barbara Jean McBurney is award winning China Painter. Caroline Henning Stuhlsatz celebrates 90th birthday. Card shower given for Paul Beat's 95th birthday. KHS FFA Youth Rodeo a big success. Obit listed was Kenneth N. Smarsh.

March 28

Kingman Chamber welcomes new members: LSI Staffing, Welcome Inn, and the Kingman County Humane Society. There were seven accidents reported in the county. Kingman Library hosts youth chess tourney. KMS 8th grader Juli McGinnis, takes 1st place in Courthouse Centennial Celebration Essay Contest. Michelle Gumble is in musical at the Civic Theatre in Pretty Prairie. Area deaths listed were Miriam Louise Mann, Vivian Viola Sitton and Helen E. Miller.

April 1

Dr George E. "Ned" Burket Jr., M.D., family physician and cc-founder of the American Board of Family Practice, passed away on March 23, 2008. Justin Moran is life-watched to a Wichita hospital for injuries received in an ATV accident. Recycle Collection Day was a big success. Diamond W Wranglers will be here for Kingman's 125th Celebration. Kingman is on the list of stops for the Air Tour. Preparation has begun for the new facilities at St. Patrick Rectory; trees removed from yard area. Ben Dixon signs with Dordt College to play football. Obituaries listed this issue were Alice C. Shilling, Richard Kevin Imel and Dr. George Burket Jr.

April 4

Kansas Air Tour draws 27 planes in Kingman stop. Kingman agencies share in SCCF Grant Award. Society news had Helen Reiter celebrates her 95th, Joyce Moore her 80th birthday. Cactus Dodge & Angela Albers marry; and the birth of Mason Allen to Daniel and Mandy (Girard) Harlow. Deaths reported were Jack C. Furrow and Jeffrey B. Dazmang.

April 8

Commemorative quilt prepared for 125 th celebration The Office took on a new look; as remodeling efforts were shown at the Chamber Percolator. Kingman   Leader-Courier gives away a free subscription at Chamber Percolator to Gayle Easley of Kingman. The Chuck Osners' and the Sam Grahams' celebrate 50 years of marriage. Abe's Side Pockets softball team win March Madness tourney held in Wichita. KHS men's baseball team get their first win.

April 11

Featured business in the "Member Business Spotlight" is Big Toy Storage, storage units, RV parking, owned by Charlus and Teresa Bishop. Women's Health Gala is well attended. Open House for Featured business in the remember Business Spotlight", is Big Toy Storage, storage lznits/Rv parking, owned by Charlus and Teresa Bishop. Women's Health Gala is well attended. Open House for Ted and Alice Geisert s 50th wedding anniversary and Ted's 50 years at the law firm. KHS golfers host tourney; carsity placed 6th and JV 10th.  Area deaths were Alfred A. Luntsford and Lorinda Mae Ravenstein.

April 15

Jackie Stiles featured speaker at KHS Career Day. The Leader-Courier feature color photos to this edition. Kingman schools rank third in state for underage drinking. County reports ten accidents. Former resident, Scott Ward, academic adviser at KU, traveled with team to Final Four; inspirational person to the players. KHS's The Oracle feature articles in this issue. Deaths listed were Roy Michael "Mike" Holmes, Starla Sue Howes, Myron Elmer Fouse and Elsie Mae Logsdon.


April 18

KMS Science Olympiad team go to State. USD 331 handbooks will include "athletic Heat policy". Zenda Charter School tours Kingman Community Hospital. Sara Albers enters physician asst. program at WSU. Obituaries were Edward "Rex" Naanes, Jack L. Watkins, Carl Goolsbee Payne, Fred F. Depenbusch and Florence McKenna.

April 22

Kingman Scout, Andrew Townley, receives Court of Honor. Doris Howell has article reprinted of Ed Naanes, taken from the July 12, 1940 issue. KHS host Invitational Track meet, girls placed 4th and boys 5th. KHS boys tennis player Anton Maus takes 1st in singles. Death listed this issue was Helen Walker.

April 25

Kingman County Courthouse remodeling is underway. Kingman Leader-Courier make newspaper changes. Instead of two papers published publication, Thursdays will be the weekly paper. Dr. Vicky Moots makes 11th trip to the Dominican Republic. KHS Eagles of the Month for March were Dillon Henning, Clint Drosselmeyer, Christian Maude and Hayley Mertens. Kingman softball girls win two over Buhler. KMS track girls take first at Clearwater. Death listed was Betty Hanchett.

May 1

Starting a new month, brings even more changes to the Kingman LeaderCourier. Connie Schoenhofer, daughter of Publisher Bob McQuin becomes the editor of the paper. Since becoming a weekly paper, the paper now has smaller column widths, color photos and a new format throughout. Great Plains Dental has ribbon cutting with the Chamber. Kingman's Police Chief of Police John Braden is arrested for battery. Mike Hart, retires after 30 years at the Kingman Post Office. Kingman Senior Center will celebrate 20th anniversary.  Area deaths were Joseph (Kenny) Umscheid, Betty Hanchett and Marvin L. Burling Sr.

May 8

Kingman's Fly-ln on May 3, had a shuttle bus carrying pilots and passengers downtown to the Clyde Cessna room at the Kingman Museum. Bloodmobile at Zenda receives over 40 pints. KHS senior Alvin Casper signs with Butler Community College for a Sports Media Scholarship; Colton Harrel, KHS senior, receives Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award; and Landon Fowles, NHS graduate, accepts Google Summer of Code. Deaths reported were Jessie A. Moynihan Wood, Robert F. Crandall, O.P. "Barney" Bornholdt and George William Obrock Sr.

May 15

Kingman's Courthouse remodeling continues, in preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration. The Courthouse Centennial Quilt is completed. Kingman Dance Center presents its 14th annual spring performance. Criminal charges are filed against Police Chief John Braden. USD 331 accepts bid for retopping KHS/NHS tracks. Kingman Chamber has after hours mixer hosted by Sharon Reece owner of Hair Plus Salon. KHS senior Dayona Nett receives Governor's Scholar. KHS Candidates for Graduation appeared in this issue; with graduation Sunday, May 18. Obituaries listed were Sanford Wayne Wells, Charles L. Drake, Doyle W. Morton, Harry Edgar McClure and Kay Louise Wanasek.

May 22

Kingman High School has graduation on Sunday with 53 graduates; Emily Boyer and Dayona Nett, were Valedictorians and Nicholas Gourley, the salutation. Heritage West, housing facility, celebrates 30 years. Memorial services for the local cemeteries are listed. The Kingman Community Hospital recognizes Sheila Elpers for 35 years of service and Pat Mahan for 25 years; they met at Jeri's Kitchen to celebrate. Alex Schonlau, a KHS 2005 graduate, deports to Iraq for a 6-month tour. Tom and Gloria Valadez celebrate 50th wedding anniversary. Ethan Flickner, a KHS student, displays his woodworking talents. Four KHS tracksters go to Regionals. Death listed Joyce A. Murray.

May 29

Memorial weekend was one of the most tornadic holiday weekends in recent years. Mary Pinkerton opens new restaurant, 'Larry's Lovin Spoonful'. Second Chance Shop joins the Kingman Chamber. Klaver's Construction gets bid on taxilane at the airport. Tom and Gloria Valadez celebrate 50 years. KHS baseball all-league players were Tucker Neal, Hunter Hageman and Ben Dixon. Obituaries listed were Esther Albright, Rhua A. Conners, Paul W. Cole, Glen C. Thomas and Donald G. Coykendall.

June 5

Randy and Becky Newberry take over Vanlandingham Motors, Inc. Kingman Police Chief John Braden resigns. Plans are underway for Grand Rededication Ceremony at the Kingman Courthouse. Kingman 125th Celebration to be held October 10-18, 2008. Kingman Community Hospital's courtyard of gardens is featured. Sister Rosali Govert OP celebrates 75 years of Religious Profession. The USD 332 honor rolls mentioned. One death was listed: George J.Robey.

June 12

Kingman County History Book to be ready by Kingman's 125th Celebration in October. Anita and Stan Graber's home, northeast of Kingman, featured for her talent in gardening. Benefit breakfast for accident victim, Ruth Ann Sparks. John Steffen and Bob Heimerman file for Kingman County Commisioner, 3rd District. Kingman City-wide Garage Sale this weekend. Jennifer Valadez Prado receives her Master of Arts degree. Kingman's Swim Team begins season June  17. Deaths listed in this issue lvo W. Osner and Charlen Grace Weikal Bour.

June 19

Mike Hart, is involved in a car/motorcycle accident in town. The Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce percolator was at the Land Title Inc. The Kingman County wheat shockers do their thing. The Kingman Garden Club sponsors their first Annual Garden Tour. Margaret Settle turns 90 years old. The Kingman Courthouse restoration continues. Kingman hosts the 12th annual MAYB tournament. Deaths listed were Jeanne M. Zweifel, Alma R. Dreilling, Theodore "Ted" J Zogelman, Anna L. Wood, Clyde W. Stark and Vera Louise Brown.

June 26

Kingman Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight featured Giefer Auction & Real Estate. Ribbon cutting for Kingman's new business, Bath, Bark and Beyond, grooming, boarding and pet supplies. Auctioneer Larry Giefer to serve his 50th year at the 4-H livestock auction at the County Fair. Josh Oller interns at Wildcat Construction Co., Inc. working towards a BS in Construction Science & Management. Obituaries listed were Larry J. Goodwin, Ruth Ann Stucky, Jason Anthony Patten, Robert W. "Wayne" Harris and Genevieve L. Townley.

July 3

Kingman County Courthouse Centennial to be July 4. The 2008 wheat harvest nearly over with averages of 20-80 bushels to an acre. City of Kingman selects new Police Chief Marc Holloway. Strong winds swept through parts of Kingman and the county doing damage. Cody Frampton and Travis Tetrick qualify for National High School Rodeo Finals in New Mexico. Josh and Sarah Holthusen will perform gospel and praise music for Kingman's 125th.   Deaths listed were Walt Michael Oakman and Merle E. Reno.

July 10

A special July 4th celebration at the Kingman Courthouse well attended. Bryan and Julie Parker, ministers at the Covenant Assembly of God Church, featured as Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce Member Business Spotlight. Ed and Joni Cornelius' sons and wives welcomed home from "Operation Enduring Freedom". The Glenn Miller story to show at Kingman's 125th Celevration. Bart Ricke, Cunningham High track coach, Coach of the Year for the 2008 Track & Field season. Pratt Music Theatre is going to close. Kingman city and county have a lot of burglaries and thefts occurring. The deaths listed in this issue were Judith K. "Judy" Welles, Jerome Munsch, James Swingle Westfall, Margaret E. Gregg, Josephine Schmitz Arensdorf and Carolyn S. Kerschen.

July 17

Leon and Diana McDaniel's Prairie Crossing Bed & Breakfast now in its 6th year of service; featured as KACC Business Spotlight. The David Hayes family have 20 years of involvement with the Kingman County 4-H Fair. The KCH Foundation Golf tourney offers a 2009 Red Mustang coupe if anyone can make a hole in one on hole #3. Lynn and Mason Caywood's yard is featured for their sunflower gardens. Kingman County 4-H Fair wheat threshing shocks judged. Mike Maloney is new USD 331 president. The Wm. L. and Mabel Rowley Sheahan families have a "Sheahan-Dig" on the farm, July 4 weekend year, marking 100 years. Kingman's Jr. Golfers win at Pretty Prairie. Kingman's Senior Babe Ruth team, Crowns, have a good season, with a 19-17 record. Obits listed were James S. Westfall, Nora Marie Fieser and Danny Biggs.

July 24

Kingman is gearing up for the Kingman County 4H Fair this weekend. KACC Member Business Spotlight featured is Kingman General Store. Former Police Chief John Braden, is sentenced to jail time and 15 days of house arrest, followed by six months probation. Sarah Solomon, a 29 year employee, soon to retire from Kingman Leader-Courier.   Deaths listed were that of Lois Eloise Keller McClure, Philip J. Antrim, MD, Sofie May Gridley and Ruth Elaine Steinhaus Wells.

July 31

John Steffen and Bob Heimerman vie for 3rd District Commission seats. A new physician assistant at Kingman Health Clinic is Ashley Mohr. Brick House Designs of Norwich is Kingman's Chamber Business Spotlight feature. Japanese guest here visiting Pat and Lance Dixon. The 125th Celebration opens headquarters at Brooke Savings Bank/Theurer Auction Realty. Obits listed were Ethel Marie Geesling, Margaret K. "Kay" Murray, Dwight William Wood and Lois Eloise Keller McClure.

August 7

Kingman LeaderCourier makes office personnel changes; Anita Kirkpatrick joins staff and Connie Schoenhofer becomes editor. Kingman Community Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament champions were Randy Hageman, Greg Hageman, John Hundley and Stan Moore. Kingman's 125 Celebration will include a Quilt Show and an all-school Alumni Reunion for Kingman High School. Deaths listed in this issue were Walter Lee Duncan and Norbert J. Mueller.

August 14

The Kingman Leader-Courier will honor their boss, Bob McQuin, for his 84th birthday with an open house. Kingman Co. Range & Beef Tour to be August 20. Otto and Melissa Stuber new owners of the Welcome Inn.   The 125th Celebration is planning a day-time parade. Theresa Elpers and Marcella Arensdorf both celebrate 80th birthdays. Abe's/Side Pockets are ASA State Champions in the Slowpitch Softball Tourney held in Topeka. Kingman Co./4-H Club Fair results are listed. The City Police report many burglaries and thefts in the area. Obits were: Leonard Robert Ochsner, Delmar D. Schrag, Lester Leroy Matrow, Alice Mae Strahm, Mary B. Semple, Delbert Bogner, Ethel Eileen McDaniel, Billy Franklin DeWeese, Dale Emmett Bever and Linda Lee Bever.

August 21

Casey's convenience store is site of stand-off with weapons, between Larry Simpson, 43, and Kingman Police Department. Senator Pat Roberts visits Kingman. Relay For Life to be at the Kingman High School, August 22-23. New Recreation Director is Brandon Davidson. Kingman High School has a new football coach, Darby Jones. Deaths were Mary A. Depenbusch, Doyle W. Morton, Louise Wilma Hoover, James Edward McCormick, Alvin H. Dicke, Bonnie G. (Krehbiel) Johnston, Lola H. Graber and Paul J. Schneider.

August 28

Larry Simpson, is arrested for felony obstructtion, criminal use of a weapon, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault, after the incident at Casey's store. Hair stylist, Nancy Young, retires after 50 years in business. Relay For Life raises over $25,000. Savannah House Bed & Breakfast is Chamber Business Spotlight feature. Kingman's 125 King and Queen are Marvin and Viola Lindt. Kim Henning opens up new business, Kimz Kanine Kutz &   Kennels. KNRC 12 & under baseball team, Storm, are League Champs. Obituaries listed in this issue were: Mary E. Davis, Trudy Marie Mies Milford, Verne L. Craig and Roselyn E. Thome.

September 4

A blood drive honoring the late Fred Tiesmeyer was held in Kingman. Community Family Fair held in Kingman. Donley Clinic hires, new employee, Jennifer Cox, ARNP. The Kingman Leader-courier is now on the World Wide Web; www.kingmanleader-courier.com. Water rate hike is discussed at City Commission meeting. Leona Liddeke celebrates her 90th birthday and Bernita Kinsler her 80th. John and Mary Trollope both bring home third place trophies in horseshoe tournament. Deaths were Joe Dirks, Evelyn K. Denison and Nile Baker.

September 11

Kingman Riverside Park's Hoover Pond and the millrace are both dry; City Manager Frank Soukup says work to correct this problem will start soon. Kingman's Chamber Spotlight is Kingman County Humane Society /2nd Chance Shop. The 4-lane expansion to Hwy. 54 to begin at Pratt. The St. Patrick's Church rectory finally moves to its final location, Douglas and Avenue F. AWANA program begins, Sept. 17. Kingman High loses season opener football game against Wellington. Local woman hospitalized after hitting horse in Reno County. Deaths listed were Randle Miles Bessler, Harry C. Furrow, Edward John Henning Jr., and Dean A. Davis.

September 18

Fire destroys decade-old structure at 233 East H Ave, Kingman. Water is once again in Hoover Pond and the millrace. Kingman Leader-Courier prepare special edition of Kingman's 125th Celebration, to be published October 2, 2008. This week's Chamber percolator is held at Kingman Hea1th Clinic in conjunction with a ribbon cutting. KHS Class of 1963 gather for 45th reunion. Accident in northeast part of county sends two to the hospital. Christopher Spicer is caught burglarizing a garage. Obits listed were Richard L. Boyer, William Richard Krause, Scott T. Mantooth and Agnes Vanlandingham Knudsen.

September 25

Norma Shaw celebrates 100th birthday by riding in a fire truck. Sgt. David Lux speaks of the Safe Assured ID program at Lions Club. Radio Station KNZS 100.3 joins the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce. Four Kingman Co. 4-Hers participated in State Fair Dog Show. A legislative luncheon was held at the Kingman Senior Center. Many events are being planned for Kingman's 125th Celebration in October. Deaths reported were Martha Ann Gardner, Sylvester F. "Whitey" Hovan, Nile Baker and Dr. Orville L. Voth.

October 2

Richardson Brothers Construction has agreed to construct the building for Karatzis. KHS class of 1968 gather for 40th reunion. Kingman Nazerene Church celebrates the founding of the church 100 years ago. Deaths listed were Elenora Elizabeth Zogelman and Agnes Ellen Small. This issue features a special edition for Kingman 125th Celebration. October 9 Farrar Corporation of Norwich celebrates 75 years in business. Roy Riggs continues in family business, Southwestern Nurseries, since 1885. Lupe Gomez recalls what Kingman was like, when she was a young girl. Giles Thissen retires after 14 years with Dixon's. Eleanor Hageman celebrates 90th birthday. KACC presents "The Edge of   Darkness'' haunted hallows. Catbacker's Club have annual event. Area deaths listed were Genevieve Maria Murphy, Toby E. Butcher and William R. Kennedy Sr.

October 16

Festivities begin for Kingman's 125th Celebration; Cattle Drive well attended. 125 Committee is recognized for a job well done. Kingman Co. Health Dept. is offering flu shots from the convenience of your car. Candidates for County Commission are featured. Kilo, the K-9 drug detection dog, retires after nine years. The South Central Kansas Draft Horse & Mule Sale is this weekend in Kingman. Randy and Becky Newberry, owners of Newbeny Motors in Kingman were injured in a car accident near Argonia. St. Patrick girls softball team are softball champions. Deaths listed were that of John "Bud" Sutton and Marie Egan.



October 23

KANZA Bank establishes Golden Apple Award of Excellence for USD 331. City of Kingman's time capsule found near the northwest corner of the courthouse building, underground. County Hea1th Dept. having drive-thru flu vaccinations available on Sherman Street, Mon., Oct. 27. Thirty-two lady golfers rallied together to take part in "Rally for a Cure'' Golf Scramble. KHS Cheerleaders going to the Alamo Bowl December 29. Justin Watkins is Football Contest winner. Kingman Chamber ribbon cutting was held at the Videomax. Area deaths in this issue were Elizabeth Ann Sheldon and Donald J. Bogner.  

October 30

Greg Graffman, is Kingman's 125 Celebration leader. Doug Benson, a 1980 KHS grad, flies his 1942 War Bird home. Citizen Bank of Kansas to acquire three branches of SoutionsBank. Historic home, located at the corner of Ave. B and Pine St., gets make-over. Groundbreaking ceremony takes place at Kingman's St. Patrick Catholic School. Donna Rohlman, county treasurer, elected Secretary/Treasurer of the South Central  District County Treasurer's Association. KHS National Honor Society presents $150 check to Kingman Historical Society. Abe's Oilfield Service/side Pockets/Becker Tire softball team finish season with 48-19 record. Obituaries listed this issue were Donald J. Bogner, Esther Young and Jack Allen Archer.

November 6

Lcpl John Mevey, Norwich, writes letter to the community expressing his admiration to men/women serving, and those who have served. Joy Stroot is Talk of the Month speaker. Voters were out full force for the general election. KHS Debators take 2nd in school sweepstakes at Chaparral. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated at Kingman Middle School. Lions club recognizes Dr. Lester Donley for 55 yrs. of service. Deaths listed were that of Andrew P. "Andy" Goering and Patricia Lee Cessna.

November 13

The 8th annual Veteran's Day Assembly held at the Kinsman High School was well attended. Larry Simpson, arraigned on Charges stemming from an August incident at Casey's. The flower gardens of the late Trudy Milford are featured. Kay Hartley buys gas for 39 cents a gallon at White's Foodliner. Area deaths reported were Paul Schrag, Jimmie Dean Estes, Bayard T. Robinson Sr., Zelma DeWeese and Al Gray.

November 20

The Jason and Jamie Belt family receive Kansas Farm Bureau Family of the Year. Kingman's Public library is getting a muchneeded make-over. Enid Brown celebrates 90th birthday. Area schools begin their basketball season. Area deaths listed this issue were Jean A. Kump, Betty Ruth Kirkley, Marie Goering and Nelson C. Jacobs.

November 27

Karatzis is soon to be Kingman's newest manufacturer. Don and Pat Bramwell, Spivey, raise champion Springer Spaniels. Turning Heads Salon, operated by Galane Holder, is new full service salon in Kingman. The fourlane 54 Highway is now under construction east of Cunningham. KHS Eagles for the month of September are Blake Bergkamp, Lisa Giefer, Dani Molitor and Kristen Wollen. Christmas Snow Prince and Princess contestants are pictured in this issue. KHS football season ends with six Most Value Players, Aric Hook, Kyle Finder, Drew Bornholdt, Ryan Keeling, Tucker Neal and Tate Henry. Obituaries listed were Judith Kay Mertens, Maxine Strothman, Regina C Bogner, Lois M. "Peggy" Gillespie and Donald E. "Don" Brown.

December 4

The Kingman Area ministries, PC. (KAMI) Community Thanksgiving Dinner served 165 meals. Don Brown's Christmas Display is a hit at Santa Fe Park; Don Brown dies of  cancer on Nov. 25, 2008. Rick and Carol Francis open unique shop, Main Street Mercantile. The west portion of St. Patrick Catholic School is demolished to make way for new project plan. Several county employees receive service awards; Lial Dodge 32 years, Robert Panek and Michael Noblit, both 24 yrs.   Kingman's Annual Christmas Parade is this Saturday. KHS Science teacher, Gary Chisam, recognized as Teacher of the Quarter. Deaths reported were Donald  V. Toto, Lucille Lillian Crotinger, Harold L. Jacobs, Francis Zoeller and Sister Hermina Oeding.

December 11

Kingman's St. Patrick School students are honored with the Governor's Achievement Award. Ninety-five year old Kingman resident Dale Collins shoots 8-point buck. St. Patrick School has Egyptian week. Marvin Miller is new owner of Kingman Country Club; manager is Kent Purvis. Obits listed were Sister Hermina Oeding OP, Dolores E. (Dee Theis) Mills, Scott Thompson and Harold L. Jacobs.

December 18

County hires new Emergency Manager Fred Simon and Stan Goetz as Planning and Zoning Director and Human Resources Director. Kingman Middle School girls' basketball season ends with Championship. KHS boys and girls begin basketball season with Eagle Classic. Robert Avila is now the humane society president. Deaths reported were Nancy Sterling, Mark I. Kramer, Madelene Faye Lydia Jones, Getha Earle Hancock Shoemake, and Wilbur Lecklider.

December 25

Kingman Leader.- Courier Editor Connie Schoenhofer rides with ambulance and reports her experiences to readers. Deb Ashida, Citizens Bank of Kansas employee, coordinates the Community Fund and the annual Angel Tree effort. Kingman's Christ Church Episcopal donates cold-weather clothing to Kingman Middle School. RadioShack dealership is opened in Folk's Home Center. Bloodmobile held at Kingman Mennonite Church. KMS 5th graders D.A.R.E. program is successful. The L - C features a section of Christmas holiday greeting ads. Area deaths were Phyllis E. McKenna and Dewey Wayne Conner.  


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