RCNews April 12
Please come join us at the McCracken Public Library! The word PUBLIC means you. If you want a meeting place, have it at the library. We have a coffee pot and coffee for your convenience. We have a great childrens library. We have computers, new E books Kindle Fire and Nook to check out. We would like your suggestions to help us improve our library, give us your suggestions in the donations box and we will do our best to accommodate you. Did you know that you can order any book you would like to read at NO cost to you? There are also up to date magazines to check out. The library would appreciate receiving memorials for a loved one if you would chose to do so. They are recorded in a book that is kept permanently in the library. Summer reading program will begin after school, please look for information in the Rush County News.
(Melissa, can we have this in the society page also?
Walter and Janey Rogers met Jerry Brackney, Broken Bow, Oklahoma at Golden Corral on Monday for lunch. Jerry was hauling a load of high line poles to Norton. They also visited with Whitey Wierman at the restaurant.
Memorials have been given to the McCracken Alumni in memory of Terry Peters from Layne and Kerri Morgan, Marge Moran, Shirley Higgins and Carolyn Thompson.
Hoop and Twila Higgins, Paul and Pam Pavlu, Jason Moran, Don Bergquist, Roy and Phyllis Conrad and a friend of Pauls mowed the Catholic Cemetery on Saturday.
Dan and Kim Townsend were here doing the week visiting relatives and friends.
Richard and Kim Bollinger and family from Colorado visited Roy and Phyllis Conrad looking for history about the Bullock family.
Linda Dale and Joann Micheli attended the Messiah in Lindsborg on Good Friday. Easter Sunday Rose Diehl, Cathy Casey, John and Catherine and Catherines friend Ryan attended the Messiah.
Who is the statuary fairy that delivered some beautiful gifts around town Saturday evening? We all love them.
Ron and Ruth Crawshaw had dinner with Ruths mom at Boondocks Easter Sunday. That evening they went to Bill and Paula Greenways for supper.
Bill and Barbara Baus enjoyed Easter at the home of Myron and Debi Schuckman in Wichita. Forty family members were present.
Jean Schutte enjoyed Easter dinner at the home of Bet and Jeanette McCormick.
Easter dinner guests of Pat Derr were Deb Rogers, Kevin and Valerie Anderson and family, Scott and Jennie, Scott and Emily Keener and Owen, Layne, Kerri, Katlyn and Angelia Morgan, Michael and Jerridy Morgan and family, Dave Derr, Kenny Foster, Ron Johnson. Allen and Bailey Morgan and family were afternoon and evening guests.
Priscilla Jacobs, Mitch Jacobs and Terri Lasater were Easter guests of Neal and Amy Jacobs and family in Wichita.
Arky and Diana McNair, Charlotte Ochs and her son Phillip Ochs of Salina enjoyed Easter dinner at Boondocks. They were joined by Tony Harp, Roy and Phyllis Conrad.
Frank and Elaine Littler enjoyed Easter dinner at the home of Terry and Pat Miller in LaCrosse. Additional guests were Mildred Littler and Gene Littler.
Dorothy (Poe) Hopper, 94, died April 7, 2012. She was born June 15, 1917 to Harry Roy and Lydia Ann Roberts Poe. She married Ralph Hopper in 1937, he died in 1997. Interment was in Conway Springs Cemetery. Dorothy was a sister to Doris Jones.
Easter weekend guests of Roger and Norma McNair were her daughter, Dallas and Jamie Dewitt, Mason, Hunter and Maverick, Carbondale.
Kids who participated in the scavenger hunt held Saturday afternoon at the McCracken City Park were Courtney and Erica Gilbert, Lexie and Zoe Anderson, Cassi Pechanec, Mason Dewitt, Brad Pfannenstiel and Stephanie Greenway. Those who hunted eggs were Colby Stull, Will Rues, Rylan Anderson, Hunter and Maverick Dewitt, Taylor and John Doornbos, Saydie, Kameron and Quinn Anderson, Owen Keener, Hailey and Nicoli Sherill. This event was sponsored by the Methodist Church.
Sarah Urban and Kyle; Lance and Rachel Legleiter, Haydn and Tessa were weekend guests of John and Melanie Zeller. They all joined Ruth Axman in Hoisington for Easter Sunday.
Recently a friend from Scott City, Carl Rosenlund, brought his mother, Anne Rosenlund from Stockholm, Sweden to visit with Frank and Elaine Littler. She really enjoyed visiting the farm and learning about farming in Kansas. She has a granddaughter going to school in Sweden studying agriculture. She was excited to tell her about the size of our farms and the size of the equipment. She said it was totally different here. Their farms are much smaller than ours and equipment much smaller also. It was a very interesting visit. She also enjoyed eating at Boondocks. She was very impressed with the food,
Birthdays: April 12, Rose Rues Diehl, Dave Albers, Dominic Weskamp; April 13, Rachel Wills, Mike Legleiter, Tyler Chestnut, Wanda Luft, Tyler Timson; April 14, Trent Timson; April 15, Donna North, Mary Zeller Higgins; April 16, Janey Rogers, Kelsi Tomlinson, Tom Prosser; April 17, Jan North, LeRoy Gilbert, Robert Wierman, Diana Wheat, Callen Ruth Nederland; April 18, Wade Hinman.
Anniversaries: April 12, Randy and Sheri Mills; April 13, Jared and Stacy Scheetz
Stephanie Greenway is a member of the Ellis High School track team. Her coach, Jack Wolf, is quoted in the Hays Daily News Sunday sport section that Stephanie, a freshman, is a strong triple jumper and hurdler. She is also on the A honor roll.
Our sympathy to the family of Donald Storer, 77, who died Friday, April 6, 2012 in Hays. He married Vera Cassity September 8, 1960 in Hays. He taught 31 years in math at Ransom High School. He served on the Brownell Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years and was mayor of Brownell for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Vera; two sons, Dave Storer and Doug Storer, two daughters, Lisa Renz and Lori Foster; brother Rex Storer and two sisters Pat Adams and Beverly Turner; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Vansburgh Cemetery near Brownell with military honors by the Brownell American Legion Post No 382.
Easter dinner guests of Carolyn Thompson were Ben Thompson, Mike, Susan and Shannon Keith, Al and Judy Hugh and T. J. Milam. Deb Gaunt and Eric Scriven visited in the afternoon.
The Kansas Mother's Manual published April 12, 2012 News
A book by the Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Child Hygiene, Topeka, was given to the Jail/Museum by John and Carol Waelchli. It was printed in 1925 and distributed by Rorabaugh-Wiley Dry Goods Co. It was dedicated to all Mothers and Mother-to-be.
1. What was the original name of Kansas City?
2. Where did the Santa Fe Trail begin and end how many miles was the trail?
3. What was the travel time to make the trip on the Santa Fe Trail?
4. Who was the first Governor of Kansas?
5. Who was the first French explorer to discover Kansas?
Easter Sunday dinner guests of Ray, Laura, Jennifer, Jerod Wierman of Bennington
were: Jill, Joey, Hailey, Brayden Herschbach; Cindy Wierman of Kansas City
MO, Wendell and Gladys Hinman-Brownell, Greg and Sheila Hinman of Lewis,
Jessica Hinman of Hays, Jeff Hinman of Lurray, Francis and Roberta
Wierman of McCracken, Rita Brethowr of Park City, Marilyn Sommers ofSilver Lake.
2. Westport to Santa Fe, New Mexico - 780 miles
3. Two months
4. Dr. Charles Robinson
5. La Salle
The grade boys team that won 11 victories out of thirteen games played was made up of the following players: Claude Irvin, guard; Wesley Irvin, guard; George Doerr, guard; Adrian Doerr, center; Basil Davenport, forward; Raymond Mills, forward; Leslie Glenn Kueffer, forward; Vincent Higgins, forward; Beverly Irvin, forward; Orville Durand, guard; James Moran, guard. David Hunt and Dean Birdsong were carried as extra substitutes on most of our trips.
We have said very little about our grade baseball team this spring because they do not look like much in practice. Our first game was with Brownell last Friday and were having the game on the quiet order and were having a good game, score 0-0 until Orville Durand came up to bat with the bases loaded and banged out a 3-base hit. That started a batting spree that didnt end until boys had batted around twice. (We have since taken the matter up with Orville.) Final score McCracken 29 Brownell 5. The big home game for this season will be this Friday when Alexander comes up to try and take us into camp. The game is free.