RCNews March 9
On Thursday, Roy & Phyllis Conrad attended the Wichita All-City Orchestra concert at Century II Concert Hall. Chandler Allen Conrad, grandson of Roy and Phyllis was one of the students from Wilber School to have the honor of playing his violin. His position was chair #2 in the all string orchestra. The concert was sponsored by Friends University.
Kenneth Edward Evans, born Sunday, February 26, 2012. He weighed 8lb 9 oz, 21 1/2 inches long. His parents are Mark Christopher and Arlene (Mills) Evans, maternal grandparents, Valerie Mills of Great Bend, KS and the late Kenneth Mills, paternal grandparents, the late Mark Edward Evans and Brenda Evans of Hays, KS., great-grandparents Kenneth and Opal Mills. He was welcomed by his brother, Jason Evans and his sister Bryanna Evans.
Joann Micheli and Pat Derr returned home this week from their vacation in Mission, Texas.
Our thanks to Sandra and Sean for replacing both flags at the City Park in McCracken.
Austins McCracken Mustangs Relay for Life team met at the McCracken Library Monday evening to discuss strategy plans. Those attending were Charmaine Wolfe, Carol Weber, Cheryl Burns, Melanie Zeller, Rose Diehl and Austin McGaughey.
Thursday, March 15, Carol Weber is having coffee at the library and is taking orders for March Madness pizza package and selling luminaries either as a memorial or in honor of someone who had/has cancer. Please stop by and contribute to this worthy cause.
A birthday party was held for Kerri Jo Morgan Saturday at her home in McCracken. Those attending were her husband Layne, daughters Katelyn and Angela, sons Allen, Bailey and family, Michael, Jerridy and family and Pat Derr.
Marlene Pfannenstiel Bronish called Sunday afternoon for a grand visit. She still volunteers at a school just two blocks from her house; her sister Elaine lives in Manhattan and she too is a volunteer; her sister Wilma and husband Joe Shaefer lives in northern California.
Lola Rixon has returned home in Grandbury, Texas after under going back surgery. She is doing as well as can be expected. She and Shirley are the same age so it is a struggle.
Jenna Higgins played in a volleyball tournament in Kansas City over the weekend. They placed 4th out of 9 teams.
Boondocks have St. Pats shirts for sale for $10. Proceeds go toward the Beautification Committee. They are going FAST so get yours before the 17th, in time for the Rush Center parade and celebration.
The quilt made and donated by Laura North Martin is now on display at Boondocks. It will be raffled during the rodeo. It is beautiful! Tickets are 6 for $5 or $1 each. Proceeds to the Beautification committee.
Congrats to Ness City and Otis Bison boys and Victoria girls basketball teams on their sub-state wins. They play in state tournaments this week.
Hutchinson High School basketball team lost their final game of the season in sub-state to Maize, 44-41. Baseball has now started.
The Barton Community College is having a High School Vortex Art Exhibit February 26-March 15. Schools featured are Hoisington, Larned, TMP Hays, Ellinwood and Great Bend.
The McCracken Mustangs relay for life team includes Carol Weber, Charmaine Wolfe, Janet Herdman, Tina Elias, Staci Sherrill, Melanie Zeller, Cheryl Burns, Carly Derr, Rose Diehl and their leader, Austin McGaughey.
A $5 donation will get Flocked n Flushed (a purple toilet with pink flamingoes as a decoration) out of your yard immediately. (If you choose not to donate at this time, we will remove it from your yard in 3 days). A $10 donation will put Flocked n Flushed in the yard of your choice. If you choose not to participate a $20 donation insures it will not appear or reappear in your yard through 6/28/12.
McCracken Sports History
The McCracken HS football team journeyed to LaCrosse last Friday and defeated the county seat team 12-6 in a clean, interesting game. Smarting under a 31-6 defeat a week previous, the boys went to LaCrosse determined to get, at the least, an even break. For a week they had practiced breaking up forward passes and developing a strong backfield and when the team trotted out on the field to warm up they little resembled the team that made such a poor showing the week before. Early in the game Robertson broke through the LaCrosse defense and ran 25 yards to a touchdown. LaCrosse then got away with one of their favorite passes and Kyle made a 30 yard run for a touchdown. From then on neither team could make substantial gains until the last few minutes of play when McCracken, by a series of hard line plunges, sent Miller over for the final touchdown when but 15 seconds of play remained. All our players deserve mention but more especially Glenn Miller, Leslie Hunt, Jim Lovitt, Harold Robertson, Edward Murray and Orland Edgington.
March 8, 2012
Birthdays: March 8, Stacy Scheetz, Darlene McFarren; March 9, June Bell, Kelly Pfannenstiel, Jan Showalter; March 10, Kyle Schwindt, Quintin Harris; March 11, Joy Petz, Melanie Albright, Pat Showalter; March 12, Taylor Yohe, Dolores Petz, Richard Jones, Mathew Wetzel, Sierra Shelit; March 13, Kelly Shelit, Leanne Miller, Deanne Stevens, Reggie Irvin; March 14, Floyd Norlin.
Anniveraries: March 10, Ted and Shawna North; March 12, Rick and Rosemarie Schwindt, Stuart and Brenda Clancy; March 13, Arlyn and Jan North, Jeff and Billie Crawshaw.
Our sympathy to the family of Jacqueline Juvenal Marshall who died February 20, 2012. She was born on December 11, 1926 in McCracken, the daughter of Fern (VanWinkle) Juvenal and Chester Juvenal. Jackie moved with her family to Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School in 1944. Jackie was a realtor. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Survivors are five children: Cheryl, Tina, Elaine, Robert and Nicki; eleven grandchildren; her sister, Joann Micheli; a niece and nephew. Funeral services were held in Pueblo, February 24, 2012.
John and Carol Waelchli have donated a glass bookshelf to the Jail/Museum.
1. Where are the headwaters of the Arkansas River?
2. What town developed a booming business selling buffalo bones and hides?
3. What inventors created a flying machine in 1909 in Goodland?
4. Where is the "catfish capital" of Kansas?
5. Where is the Agricultural Hall of Fame?
Congratulations to Larry and Shirley Weeks of Brownell on the birth of twin granddaughters, Carly and Avery Manning, daughters of Chad and Erin Manning, Norton. They were born November 4, 2011.
We received a letter from our friend at Manning, Alberta, Canada. They only received 2 to 4" of snow this winter and are wondering what the crop year will be like unless they get rain. They still buy all their drinking water as the water system was closed down in the county. They pay $5.00 for 1.8 liters. Their elevator closed down and three stores are closing. They will have to drive 100 km for groceries and other supplies. She loves to read, so they go to the used book store when the library discards books. She gets two or three boxes for $5.00 to $10.00.
1. The Rockie Mountains
2. Dodge City
3. William Purvis and Charles Wilson\
5. Bonner Springs