RCNews April 19
Congratulations to Jaden and Jenna Jacobs on the birth of a daughter born April 12, 2012 in Wichita. She weighed 7 1/2 lbs and was 18 1/2 inches long, her name is Hadley Lynn. Neal and Amy Jacobs are the proud grandparents; Priscilla Jacobs is the proud great-grandmother.
There will be a fish fry at the American Legion on Saturday, April 21 beginning at 5:30.
Two granddaughters of Pat and Betty Keener were swinging from a tire swing Easter Sunday when the rope broke causing both girls to fall. They suffered lots of scratches, bruises and each had a concussion. Thankfully they are both doing better.
Congratulations to Chansler Petz and Kaylyn Shippers on their marriage Saturday, April 14 at St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Schoenchen.
Wade Hinman & Zaccary; Larry Hinman; Sheila & Greg Hinman spent the week end with
their parents, Gladys & Wendell Hinman
The meeting for the McCracken Country club April 14th, eight members were present I feel like we had a very successful meeting. A work day was planned for Saturday, April 28 starting at eight o'clock everyone is welcome to help. There will be a rain date Saturday, May 6th. The members present were Arky McNair, Bruce Davis, Johnny Mac Showalter, Allen Hill, William and Michael Greenway, Troy Clarkson and Norma McNair. The family dues were raised to $100 per year the single will be left at $50 per year. We are now a volunteer golf course so we discussed how we would be working as volunteers this year in maintaining the course. We want to thank everyone that has been a part in keeping our golf course a great success. This has taken many people throughout the years and we are very grateful. Thank you!
McCracken Sports History
The Hoisington Boosters came here Sunday carrying the betting odds but finally lost in the ninth inning by a score of 6 to 5. Oscar Engle pitched the game for McCracken and kept the Hoisington hits well scattered. Dean Irvin made the outstanding play of the game when he raced into left field to snag a Texas leaguer. Frank McGaughey was the hitting hero like you read of in the story books. With two runs needed to win in the last half of the ninth and two strikes on the batter, Frank drove out a two-base hit to send in the two winning runs.
A baseball tournament at McCracken will see 8 big days of baseball. Games start at 1 p.m. each day, admission 35 cents, ladies 15 cents. On Sunday Larned vs. Palco; McCracken vs. Rush Center: Monday LaCrosse vs. Victoria; Timken vs. Liebenthal: Tuesday Munjor vs. Bison; Brownell vs. MOP Booster, Hoisington: and Wednesday Jetmore vs. Antonio and Otis vs. Ellis. There is a dance Friday night sponsored by the McCracken Community Club.
Birthdays: April 19 Ray Wierman, Laura Bookstore; April 20, Tim Wetzel, Sylvester McCormick, Dyan Suppes, Tyler Schwindt, Jami Albers; April 21, Rob McGaughey, Amy Sramek; April 22, John Stull; April 23, Ben Thompson; April 25, James McCormick.
Anniversaries: April 20, Sylvester and Jeanette McCormick; April 24, Marvin and Katie Wills.
Relation spending the weekend with Roy and Phyllis Conrad were Rich, Linda and Michael Conrad, St. Louis, Missouri; Jim and Martha Conrad, Holcomb, Missouri, Arika Bader, Casscoe, Arkansas, Pauletta C. Schuckman Winn, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Mary Lynn Hopper, Pretty Prairie, Rhonda and Ashleigh Allen, Wichita; Randy Conrad, Liebenthal.
A tinted post-card entitled "Looking South on Main Street, McCracken, Kansas" has been purchased by the Jail/Museum. It shows a dirt street, horses and buggies. It was secured by Suzanne Randa from E-bay.
Tomi Rues, Suzanne Randa, Susan Rebel, Sandra Jacobs, Shirley Higgins and Carolyn Thompson, members of the McCracken Main Street Literary Society, had their spring get to gether at Cozy in LaCrosse on Thursday evening.
A bottle which was given to Sylvester Conrad by Jim Schafer was given to the Jail/Museum. It was found in the McCracken Hotel wall in the southeast corner of the bottom floor. The hotel was built in 1909-1910.
1. What was the name of the first diesel train to run through Kansas?
2. What former U. S. president's daughter worked as an intern for the Topeka Journal World?
3. Who paid for the restoration of the first capital building of Kansas?
4. In 1762, Frances lost the territory of Kansas to what nation?
5. Who was Kansas' first woman representative to the United State Congress?
1. City of Salina
2. Susan Ford, daughter of president Gerald Ford.
3. The Union Pacific Railroad
5. Kathryn O'Laughlin of Hays