RCNews Jan 12
Jaden Jacobs celebrated his 25th birthday New Years Eve at the home of his grandmother, Priscilla Jacobs. Guests attending were Neal & Amy Jacobs, Tessa Jacobs, Sandra & Sean, Terri and Mitchell, Chad and Crystal, Anton and Kaden, Craig & Myra Pfannenstiel & Jenna Jacobs. Tessa spent a whole week with Granny after Christmas.
Jenna Higgins participated in an all day volleyball tournament in Wichita on Sunday. Another participant was a daughter of Laura Unrein Beck.
Arky and Diana McNair spent Christmas in Colorado with their family. The Denver area also had a lot of snow.
Birthdays: January 12, Tony Harp, Terry Don Doerr; January 14, Maggie Elias; January 15, Lucas McCormick, Cameri Mills, Shawn Baus, Scott Rome, Rose Jones, LuAnn Doerr Weatherby, Andra Schwindt Allen, Quinn Anderson; January 16, Debbie Anderson, Bryce Conner, Kaden Foust; January 17, Helena McGaughey, Susie Parsons, Shirley Harp, Kelly Harp; January 18, Betty Fear, Kyle Rodeman.
Anniversaries: January 12, Roger and Brenda Legleiter, Travis and Ava North; January 14, Kellye and Sandy Irvin, Brett and Holly Gilbert; January 16, Larry and Kathy Brenner.
Sandie Emerson, Pueblo, Colorado, has renewed her membership and given a donation to the Jail/Museum
Our sympathy to the family of Marie Louise Nichol, 86, of Pasadena, who passed away peacefully on December 30, 2011. She met and married her college
sweetheart, Nick Nichol in May 1950 in Denver. They moved to Galveston, TX in 1958. They then settled in Pasadena, Texas in 1961, where they lived in the same home
for 51 years. Having spent her working years as an account executive in the Petro Chemical Industry, she retired at age 67 only to start a new career as a
food service demonstrator at Sams where she retired again at age 83. She celebrated 61 years of marriage in May, 2011. Marie was highly respected in her
field by her peers. She is survived by husband, Everett (Nick) Nichol; daughters, Toni Wadle and husband Lynn, Nikki Hirsch and husband Lee, Anita
Klingler and husband John; grandchildren, Clay Metcalf and wife Cassie, Jonathan Klingler and wife Tessa and Michelle Hirsch; cousin, Erma Yengich; nephew, Edo
Rottini and many other nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. The funeral service in her honor was held at the chapel of Crowder
Funeral Home- League City. A private burial will be held at a later date. Her husband E. A. Nichol (Nick) was a native of LaCrosse, Kansas and a graduate
of LaCrosse High School.
The Bleeeding Kansas Series 2012 will be held at Constitution Hall in Lecompton on Sundays beginning January 29 at 2:00 p.m. The Series will feature talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent conflict over the slavery issue in Kansas Territory 1854 through 1861. We will include each program in our news. The suggested donation is $3.00 for adults. Tim Rues in in charge of the Historic Site. He invites everyone to attend.
Marge and Michele Moran attended the wake for Alan Ross of Hays. Since Alan drove for All American Tours, they spent a lot of time on his bus.
Our sympathy to the family of Phillip L. Switzer, 52, Natoma, who died December 24, 2011 at Plainville. He was born June 21, 1959 in Hill City to Fredie T. and Iva Lee VanDuvall Switzer. He went to school at Bogue and played against our McCracken teams. He was an excellent athlete. He is survived by his wife, Celia; three sons, Phillip, Marcus and Bryan; two daughters, Nicole Switzer and Elizabeth Switzer; his mother of Nicodemus; three brothers, Louis, Thomas and Marvin and two sisters Norma Switzer and Earlice Rupp, one grandchild. Burial was in the Natoma Cemetery. He was a truck driver, medical aide and factory worker.
1. Although wheat is our main crop, name four other important crops to our economy.
2. What two rivers make up the state's main river system?
3. What are some of the minerals found in Kansas?
4. What are the three main species of grass that grow on the Flint Hills?
5. The natural bridge near Sun City is made out of what type of rock.
Our sympathy to the family of Richard Allen Thompson, 77, who passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Goddard. Allan was the son of Ralph and Frances (Wharton) Thompson. He was born April 12, 1934 in LaCrosse. He graduated from McCracken High School in 1952 He was a U. S. Army veteran serving from 1954 to 1956 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort Lewis, Washington. He worked for Snap-on Tools. He married Patricia Price, April 28, 1962 at Russell. They had one son, Kelly Allen Thompson. Patricia died July 5, 1991. He married Joyce Gore on April 26, 2003 at Plainville. Survivors include his wife, Joyce of Goddard; son Kelly and his wife Crystal of Rose Hill; and step-children. He was cremated. The services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2012 at Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center with inurnment at Andover Cemetery.
The Old Farmer's Almanac is 220 years old. In 1792 when the United Sates was 16 years old and George Washington was President, Robert B. Thomas introduced the Farmer's Almanac. The almanac has an on line version. It is www.almanac.com. The entire 220 years can be found on the site. (American Spirit Magazine - January/February 2012).
Hanna and Lucas McCormick of Overland Park and Jacob Townsend of Colby were weekend visitors of Bet and Jeanette McCormick.
Doug and Mary Higgins had tickets to the Cotton Bowl and participated in the pre-game festitives. After the game Mary was interviewed and seen on Channel 7 late evening sports.
Victoria Unrein, daughter of James and Diana Unrein, is a wrestling cheerleader at Hays High School.
1. alfalfa, corn, grain sorghum, hay, soybeans and sugar beets.
2. The Kansas and the Arkansas.
3. petroleum, natural gas, chalk, clay, coal, gypsum, lead, salt, pumicite (volcanic ash) and zinc.
4. big bluestem, switch grass and indian grass.