RCNews March 22
Layne Fuller, Emporia and Cameron Horesky, Hoisington, both students at Pratt Community College were injured in a lineman accident at the college on Monday, March 12. They were in training and both were on a utility pole when the pole broke at ground level. Both boys fell approximately 35 feet to the ground. Layne suffered 2 fractured vertebraes many lacerations and bruises to his body; Cameron had a concussion, a large cut on top of his head which was stapled, a dislocated wrist on his right hand and he too suffered many bruises and lacerations. They were both taken by ambulances to Wichita to the Wesley hospital where they stayed overnight. Layne has to wear a back brace for 6 weeks; Cameron will undergo surgery this Thursday, the 22nd, after the swelling goes down in his hand.
I appreciate all the birthday cards, text messages, calls and face book wishes I received on my birthday.
We congratulate the Otis-Bison Cougars on their 2nd place win at the State Tournament held in Hays last week.
The Pizza and Bingo night has been canceled for March 31st due to March Madness Final Four playoffs. We will have Bingo and snacks on Sunday April 1st at the McCracken Community Center from 3 - 6 pm. The cost is $5 for 3 cards, $4 for 2 cards, $3 for 2 cards and free snacks. This is a fundraiser for the McCracken Pool. Carol and Charmaine are well aware this community has been asked to give much with all the fundraisers and you have been so generous that it is humbling. We hope to continue to give you something for your generous contributions and assistance. So, if you can, please join us for fun, games, fun-filled prizes and laughter on April Fool's Day. With sincere gratitude for your support, Carol Weber and Charmaine Wolfe.
The McCracken Mustangs Relay for Life Team is very excited about our March Madness Pizza Package" fundraiser. Just in time for the FINAL FOUR! We have a selection of seven large Papa Murphy's pizza, cheesy bread and four desserts. It could not be any easier, place and pay for your order from a Team Member, and pick up at the McCracken City Building (Fire Station) March 31, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Information giving the details of the types of pizza and dessert is posted around McCracken. Deadline for ordering is March 29th. We will also be at the McCracken American Legion Fish Fry, this coming Saturday night selling desserts and can take your orders for the Pizza Package, Luminarias, and "Flocked & Flushed". Call Austin @ 785-394-1417, Carol @ 785-394-2343, Lynnette @ 785-394-2275 or talk to any team member to order or for more information about any of our projects. Thank you for your continued support and a special "Thank You" to the City of McCracken, Library and Fire Department for letting the team use the buildings.
Sports History Notes:
Teams entered in the tournament for boys in LaCrosse this week are: Alexander, Jetmore, Ness City, Pawnee Rock, Ellinwood, Bison, Zook, McCracken, Bunker Hill, Schoenchen, Hoisington, Utica, Ellis, Otis and Bazine. Bunker Hill was easily the best team there and beat Alexander 24-16 for first place. There had been a great deal of comment about the Alexander team being one of the best teams in the state, but after seeing the Bunker Hill bunch in action, well, we disagree and howl.
For the girls: Ness City, Burdett, Otis, Utica, McCracken, Bazine, Healy, Ransom, Pawnee Rock, LaCrosse, Bison and Zook. The Ness City girls easily took first place.
The McCracken town basketball teams opened the season at home with Otis. The girls won easily but the boys received an awful drubbing. Old high school players made up the girls team assisted by two teachers. Hazel Greenway, Mildred McKittrick and Miss Paget played the forward positions, Miss Hollinger and Hattie Conner, centers, and Myrtle Seiling and Miss Georg, guards. This combination should win many games.
The boys team was short of players having only seven boys suited up. Lovitt, Cyril, Scheideman, VanWinkle, Steinshouer and McKittrick composed the team. They were all over the floor and it was difficult to tell just what positions they played. The feature of the game was a goal by Fritz Lovitt at the beginning of the 2nd half. He had been shooting for the north goal in the first half and forgot they changed courts in the second half. He caught the ball and dribbled merrily to the north goal while opponents looked on and shot a beautiful goal
for Otis. Only a fair crowd attended the game but the boys made expenses in spite of the rent they have to pay for this community building.
Birthdays: March 22, Greg Hinman, Trisha North, Sr. Martina Stegman, Jenni Rogers, Kay Hardwick; March 23, Crystal Ryan, Reve Rodeman Lloyd, Father Rene Labrador; March 24, William Greenway; March 25, Ron Crawshaw; March 26, Teresa Lovitt, Staci Elias; March 27, Tamera Irvin (50), Skip Washaliski (80), Suzanne Washington, Lillian McGaughey; March 28, Signe Barnes, Leslie Rogers, Carolyn Sekavec, Ethan Jones, Bob Fear.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Higgins, a daughter, Tamera Jo, March 27 at Ransom. Congratulations Tammy.
Our sympathy to the family of Jennie Ellen Lee, 97, Tribune, who died March 14, 2012. She was the daughter of Adolphus Eugene and Sadie Frey Carey born July 9, 1914. She married Tommy Lee on February 12, 1932. She is survived by sons, Frank, Kenneth and a daughter, Jeanette Taylor; sisters, Bernice Story and Sadie Lukenga; 14 grandchldren, 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Greeley County Cemetery at Tribune. She was a first cousin of E. A. "Nick" Nichol. He had visited her on March 8.
Former Principal at Alexander Grade School, Floyd C. "Mike" McMullen, Jr., 83, died March 13, 2012 in Corn, Oklahoma. His wive Audrey survives. Also surviving are sons, Steven, Michael and Stacy; daughters, Cherry Del Payne, Rebecca Peitz and ToniAnn Combow; a brother, Roger McMullen. Burial was in Boles Cemetery in Wellsford.
Our sympathy to the family of Rita Marie Issinghoff, 80, who died March 15, 2012 at Wichita. She was born July 31, 1931 in Trego County to George and Hilda Halbleib Survivors include a son, James, Wichita; daughter, Beth Ann Brackeen, Wichita; sisters, Rosann Felder, WaKeeney, Joan Rupp, Greeley, Colo., and Judi Kingry, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, three grandchildren. Burial was in Resurrection cemetery in Wichita.
1. How many geographical distircts has Kansas been divided into by the Kansas Department of Transportation?
2. Where is the Kickapoo Indian Reservation?
3. Where is there a bottomless scenic highlight?
4. How does out-of-staters view the landscape of Kansas?
5. Where is the United States Cavalry Museum located?
Drive around town and enjoy all the flowering trees. Also there is green on all the elms. It seems that we are about a month ahead on Spring. The henbit is in bloom.
What do you suppose April will be like?
Weekend guests of Roy and Phyllis Conrad were Rich and Linda Conrad, St. Louis; and Rhonda, Neil, Chandler and Ashleigh, Wichita.
Dorothy Almquist, LaCrosse, has given the Jail/Museum a Souvenir of McCracken, KS. It is a frosted glass pipe with blue flowers, green leaves and gold trim. It belonged to her parents, John Frederick and Mollie Rein Schmidt. The pipe was used to hold matches. The museum has several pieces of that match this pipe - a soap dish, a sugar bowl , another pipe and a covered trinket dish. We are grateful for this addition. If anyone has other pieces that are like this, please let us know if you would like to donate them to us.
Wilfrid Higgins had rotator cuff surgery in Great Bend last week.
1. Six (Pioneer, Wild West, Big Lake, Frontier, Trails West and Ozark).
3. St. Jacob's well in Clark County
5. Fort Riley