RCNews June 9

The McCracken Country Club will host a tournament, Saturday, June 11th. It is a 4 person scramble with tee off time of 8:30 a.m. Please come and enjoy one of the finer sand green golf courses in the area.
Stop in at the post office and see the lovely afghan Sally Irvin made for the alumni to raffle. If you would to buy a ticket, please give Shirley or Sandra a call. Thanks.
Carl and Velma Legleiter attended the graduation ceremony for their grandson, Lee Legleiter, on May 22, 2011.  Lee graduated from the University Of Kansas School Of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree and a certificate in business and commercial law.  Carl and Velma also attended Lee’s hooding ceremony at the Lied Center on the KU campus on May 21.  Also in attendance at these events were Lee’s parents, Mike and Sharolyn Legleiter, Hays; Lee’s wife, Sarah, Eudora; Michael, Brandi and Caleb LaFond, Hays; Lance, Rachel, Haydn, and Tessa Legleiter, Olathe; Roger, Brenda, Lisa, and Brian Legleiter, McCracken; Haydn and Lynette Buhr, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; and Carla Dorsey and Allen Henderson, Midwest City, Oklahoma.  Lee has accepted a position as an associate attorney at Hampton & Royce, L.C. in Salina, Kansas.
 WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Wellesley College softball player Megan Townsend was recently named the 2011 New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association (NEISCA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

Townsend, a senior outfielder for the Blue, combined excellence in the classroom and on the field. As a Biological Sciences major she carried a 3.9 GPA and was a fellow in the inaugural Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs.  In 2009, she was awarded the prestigious Katharine Malone Sophomore Student Prize, while also spending a semester in Costa Rica with Duke University and the Organization for Tropical Studies. 

On the field, Townsend earned second team NEWMAC All-Conference honors, as well as NEISCA All-Star honors. She was a Seven Sister's All Academic Team member and a three year NEWMAC All Academic Team recipient.  She served as a captain for the Blue, compiling a batting average of .371 with 39 hits, 24 runs, two triples and 13 RBI. On the bases, Townsend led the team with 19 steals, setting a new single-season program record. She also recorded 16 sacrifice hits, ranking her first in the NEWMAC in that category.

Townsend, a Saline, Michigan native, is the first Wellesley softball player to earn Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.

WELLESLEY, Mass.-- Megan Jo Townsend of Saline Michigan was awarded a magna cum laude bachelor of arts degree at Wellesley College on Friday, May 27, 2011. Townsend was one of approximately 600 graduates at Wellesley, the nation's leading college for women.

Townsend majored in Biological Sciences and plans to attend medical school after graduation. While at Wellesley, Townsend's activities included Varsity Softball, Albright Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa, and Newman Officer.  In addition, she completed a Tanner presentation.

She graduated from Saline High School in Saline Michigan 2007 in and is the daughter of Dan and Kim Townsend (Michigan), the granddaughter of Mary McCormick (McCracken), Sylvester and Jeanette McCormick (McCracken), and the great grand daughter of Lucy Vogle. Wellesley College, a prominent liberal arts college, has been a leader in the education of women since 1875. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,400 undergraduate students.

John Evans, Denver, spent the weekend with Arky and Diana McNair. Arky rode back to Denver with him on Tuesday.

Jeff and Julie McCormick attended the commencement ceremonies at KU.  Tyler and Taia both graduated.  Taia was honored at a special ceremony for graduating with high distinction and also a ceremony for being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society.  Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest national academic honorary society, was founded Dec. 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. KU’s Alpha chapter, founded in 1890, was the first chapter west of the Mississippi and is one of 280 Phi Beta Kappa chapters nationwide.  Taia graduated in the top 5% of her class. 
Memorial Day: Roger and Norma were blessed to have Ruth Ann and Howard Sissel, Marjorie Sloan their Mother all from Ponca City, Ok..  Barbara DeJean and Carol and Richard Brown were at the farm and they came though to say Hi as they were meeting Karen and Roger, Barbara's child to take her back to Colo.
Birthdays:  June 9, Natalie Walker, Travis North; June 10, Bryan Bergquist, Tina Mills; June 11, Rich Higgins, Allen Kober, Skyler Jones, Jackie Casey; June 12, Casey Brown, Beverly Buster; June 13, Roger Legleiter; June 14, Grant McCormick, Randy Conrad; June 15, Eric Washaliski, Todd Barber.
Anniversaries:  June 8, Carl and Velma Legleiter, Hung and Tran Pham;  June 12, Greg and Sheila Hinman, Layne and Kerri Morgan; June 13, Rodney and Bernadette Taylor; June 14, Dennis and Jeannie Elias, Gary and Debbie Anderson, Kellye and Diana Hart.
Congratulations to Bill and Paula Greenway on their 25th wedding anniversary on June 7.  They would enjoy your cards and good wishes.  Their address is P. O. Box 324, McCracken, KS 67556-0324
Those attending the annual Foster Cousins Reunion at Boondocks in MCracken after the Memorial Day services at McCracken City Cemetery were Glenn Conner, Mike Conner and Abigail Conner, McCracken; Mitchell, Nicki, Bryce and Natalie Conner, LaCrosse; Gail Keady, Goddard; Sonja Conner, Augusta; Joe and Kathy Conner, El Dorado; Ken and Janice Heili, George and Sheila Phillips, Dighton; Sandy Weaver and friend Chris Sauer, Scott City; Sharon Eisler, Hutchinson.  Others dropping by to say hello were Gin Taylor, Alexander, Dot Werhahn and son Randy, Great Bend, and Jean Schutte, McCracken.
The weekend before Memorial Day Marge Moran had as her guests, Justin and Mary Ann Urban, LaCrosse; Jerry and Carol Horacek, Tulsa; Bill and Liz Horacek and Larry Horacek, Bristow, Oklahoma.
Memorial Weekend guests of Francis and Robert Wierman were Marilyn and George Sommers, Silver Lake, KS; Shane and Jill Brethowr, Ivan and Tessa, Olathe, KS.  Sunday evening visitors were Ray, Laura and Jerod Wierman, Bennington, KS; Cindy Wierman, Olathe, KS; Jill and Joey Herschback, twins Hailey and Brayden, Kansas City, MO., Betty Greenway, Donna and Allen Hill, Bill and Paula Greenway and Michael Greenway.
Ellen Kershner had rotator cuff surgery recently.  Nice to see her out and around on Memorial Day.
On Sunday Marge hosted the fourth birthday for her granddaughter, Madison Kirk.  Guests were Clark and Nicole Kirk, Michele Moran, Jason Moran, John, Ellen and Josh Moran and the honored guest, Madison Kirk.  On Memorial Day all the family joined Jeff and Peggy Renz and Bill Potter for lunch at Boondocks.
Evan Dale, son of Bob and Linda Dale, graduated from Chatfield Senior High School of Littleton on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Red Rocks.  He will attend Colorado University at Boulder to study Architecture.  He is the grandson of Joann Micheli.
Bet and Jeanette McCormick returned home from a trip to the East Coast.  They first attended Hanna McCormick's graduation on May 22 in Kansas City.  They then went to Kim and Dan Townsend's in Michigan.  On Tuesday they traveled to near Boston.  On Wednesday they attended  the graduation of Megan Townsend in Biological Sciences at Wellesley College.  On Saturday they traveled through Pennsylvania where they enjoyed all the beautiful trees.  They returned home on Monday evening. 
Lydia Schoenberger will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House on Saturday, June 11,  from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center (next to the Post Office on Russell Avenue in WaKeeney).  Cards may be sent to 301 N. 11th St., WaKeeney 67672-1917.
Kansas History Note
On September 1, 1870, the Kansas Pacific, orginally called the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, reached Denver, being the first railroad to cross Kansas from east to west.
McCracken History Notes
June 1891
James Littler of Fairview township was in LaCrosse on Tuesday and says he has 160 acres of as good wheat as he ever raised in Rush county, which is saying a great deal, as Jim is now on his thirteenth year in the county.
Sunday Mrs. J. J. Swisher and family enroute for the Quaker church met with a slight accident.  The team had just started up a hill when a bolt broke letting the front wheels run out from under the box, throwing Mrs. Swisher and boy over the dash board breaking it off.  The team became frightened and ran away.  None were hurt seriously.
June 1911
Although the wheat will not be ready to cut for two or three weeks, Kansas farmers already have called for 12,000 harvest hands.
June 1941
Will make pies and cakes on special orders, Anna Wilkins, phone 5213.
Velma Scheuerman, daughter of Mrs. Rosie Scheuerman, and Junior Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Friend Morgan, were united in marriage Friday, May 23, 1941.
June 1961
Miss Phyllis Gerritzen is attending the Wilcox Beauty Academy at Dodge City.
Miss Ellen Bible began a ten weeks course Monday as an assistant in surgery at the Halstead Hospital were she is taking nurses training.
June 1981
Those attending basketball camp at Fort Hays are Trenton Herdman, Kris Bromlow, John and Jason Moran and Michael Hays.
Zippa Hall is recuperating at the home of Mary Ann Moran.

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