RCNews Feb 28

Lynn Kochenower’s mother and sister, Pat Kochenower, Princeton, Kansas and Diane Carswell, Ottawa, Kansas were guest on Thursday until Sunday.  On Friday they went antiquing and visited thrift shops  They had  supper at WaKeeney at Western Kansas Salon and Grill.  Saturday they visited Linda McCowan at Santa Fe Mercantile in Pawnee Rock amd  had supper together in Larned.  They attended church at McCracken Methodist Church together on Sunday and then left for home.
The Jail/Museum  has received  a donation from General Mills Your Cause,  LLC from Michael  Harp.  This is a continuing donation and is very much appreciated.

Arlyn North met Ronn and Laura Martin  2 weeks ago for dinner in Garden City.   She came home with her dad to spend a week with family.  Arlyn and Jan took her  home and spent time helping her pack for the Martin's move to Elkhart, KS.  Ronn will have the same employment as he can work from home and Laura will be opening a quilt shop. 

Ellis FFA is celebrating National FFA  Week.  Logan and Clay North both participated Monday in "drive your tractor to school day".   Teachers and farmers were treated to a free breakfast in the Ag room.

Babe and Arlene Gilbert have become members of the Jail/Museum for 2018-2019.

Verlene Wilson and her cousin Patsy visited with Babe and Arlene Gilbert Sunday afternoon.

Sharon Georg, Ann Parker, Shirley Higgins, Jean Oelkers, Terry and Pat Miller, Fred and Pat Lohrey, Paul and Dorothy Moran were some of those in attendance at the Golden Belt Community Concert Friday evening in Great Bend enjoying ‘The Texas Tenors.’ JC Fisher, one of the entertainers earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Wichita State and is a friend of Barbara Reinert.

I visited with Jeanne Walker this afternoon, she said they have had lots of ice and snow in Washington. So much so the Catholics even cancelled mass this Sunday.

The 26th annual Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever annual banquet was held in Hays Saturday, February 24 in the Gold Building at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. Seniors Joseph Eck, Dustin Schneider, Jacob Showalter and Emma Rues were the 2018 Senior Scholarship winners. Those chosen are from Ellis, Rush and Trego counties majoring in Biology and Agriculture. Emma and Jacob are from LaCrosse High School.

Brett and Holly Gilbert motored to Concordia Saturday evening. At the half of the basketball game all the first semester athletics were recognized for making the honor roll. Erica Gilbert was one of those honored. Congrats Erica!

I received a call from Lola Rixon this afternoon. She is doing well. Arlington, Texas has had lots of wind and they too need moisture.

There is flooding in Springfield, Missouri...fortunately Dominic and Kayla is on ‘higher’ ground. I’m wishing they could send us some of that rain.

Roy Langdon and John Brown, Columbia, MO was in McCracken this week-end. They did some work on the house, new cupboards in the kitchen etc. Roy is really enjoying his retirement.

McCracken Sports History Notes: May 1892.

The Ellis ball club put in their appearance last Friday to do battle with the McCracken boys and the game was witnessed by a good crowd despite the bad weather. It was a pretty game from start to finish, but the McCracken club did not seem to be in it until the last two innings when they found the ball and only gave the fielders occasional glimpse of it until the game was ended. In the last half of the ninth inning, when the McCracken club came to bat, the game stood 7 to 11 in favor of Ellis but the boys batted out just five runs giving them the game. If the outfield of the McCracken Club had played in better luck they would have held Ellis down to fewer runs. Pitcher Al Start is a wicked thrower and had a long list of fans to his credit. Two pretty catches were made, one a running catch by the Ellis club’s catcher of a high foul fly, the other one a one handed catch by Al Start. 1911: The Regulars defeated the Scrubs in an interesting game, 5-3. Batteries –Stephens and Metz; Seiling and Galloway; Prior and Edwards. Umpires; Lovitt and Foster. 1899; The Editor of the McCracken Enterprise became tangled up in some manner one day this week and fell through the front window of the barber shop breaking out two large window glass. He was seen a few minutes after perched upon a chair scraping putty. We think the fall sobered him up.---Ex.

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