March 14, 2018 News
Birthdays:  March 14, Floyd Norlin; March 15, Jenna Higgins, Havyn Showalter,  Lily  Rues; March 16, Audra Hurd; March 17, Brian Davis, Bruce Kershner, Brandon Herdman; March 18, Mark Baus, Joshua Miller; March 19, Laura Wierman, Bill Wetzel, Andrew Zimmerman, Alexandra  Anderson; March 20, Nicole VonLehe, Carla McCarrell, Shari Funk, Dylan Derr, Roxane Dechant, Sonia Conner.
Anniversaries: March 14, Lee and Donna Hansen; March 20, Jerry and Ann Schutte.
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day.

Sharilyn Corn Eisenhour 71, died March 9, 1918 in Cimarron. She was born August 27, 1946 to Paul and Cecil Marie Corn in Garden City, Kansas. She married Dwight Eisenhour June 20, 1964 in Sublette. She is survived by two daughters, Melissa and Michelle and several grandchildren. Burial will be at a later date in the McCracken City Cemetery.
Jay Dolcshal and Clinton Swan spent the week end in McCracken. These two fine young men are police officers in Kansas City, Kansas. They visit McCracken for some peace and quiet and much needed down time. The guys and their families enjoy attending Rush County events throughout the year, including; the Rush Center St. Patrick’s celebration, McCracken Rodeo, Timken Firemen Celebration and Rush County Fair just to name a few. Clinton’s parents own the home across the street from Shirley.

John Horesky, a foreman for Par Electric Contractors, traveled Friday and Saturday with his crew to Mahwah, New Jersey to help restore power to those on the east coast.

Several local KU fans watched the KU vs West Virginia basketball game at Kellye and Sandy Irvin’s “vacation home” in McCracken. Good food, great company and a KU victory were enjoyed by all!

A lovely couple from Newton, KS stopped by the museum Saturday afternoon. They were very interested in the Paper Moon memorabilia. They purchased the American Road Magazine featuring the movie, Paper Moon, and were anxious to read the article. They were very impressed with McCracken’s museum. After leaving McCracken, they were headed to Wilson to further explore the filming sites of Paper Moon.

I really appreciated all the birthday wishes, cards and phone calls I received March 7.

Doug Higgins was heard on the radio broadcasting the basketball games in Hays this past weekend for the St. John High School Tigers.

Jerry Higgins officiated at the State Tournament in Emporia this past weekend.

McCracken Sports History 11/1904:

A game of football was played yesterday between LaCrosse and McCracken in which the latter club was victorious. The LaCrosse boys played well, but from the score, showed they were hardly in the game with the McCrackenites. The lineup for LaCrosse was W. Frame, Earl Snapp, Claude Mosher, Robert Menley, Fred Harper, H. Forney, Chas. Darr, Thos. Brooke, Leon Redman, J.W. Berry and John Downey. For McCracken: Elmer Starrett, Guy Chase, Staton Lovitt, Wm. Grumbein, Wm. Tanck, Drew Robertson, Ora Ware, D.D. Hunt, Fred Parkhurst, Ed Hunt, Clay Farwell. We are glad the boys came down, as aside from the sore spots, hope they enjoyed the visit. The game stood 5 to 0 in favor of McCracken. 12/1904: A game of football was played Wednesday afternoon between McCracken and Red Wing at H.D. Starrett’s farm northwest of town. Red Wing, our reporter states, was defeated 40 to 0. Fifteen minute halves were played and the feature of the game was the playing of the Lindbloom brothers for Red Wing and star playing of quarterback D. Hunt for McCracken. A good crowd was present. 2/1905: A practice game of football will be played at Walnut Grove Saturday afternoon. Nothing is ever out of season in Kansas unless it is the weather.


Patricia Petz:

I enjoyed many days at home this week, however I was kept quite busy.  Monday evening I traveled to La Crosse and several ladies from the Rosary Makers group met at the Jct. 4 Restaurant for a nice meal before heading to the Parish Center.  We made many new rosaries for future mailings.  

I was able to sub at the Elementary School on Tuesday for the fourth graders.  It had been a while since I had taught fourth grade and I had a very enjoyable time.  They were a very nice group of students.

Mom and I spent Friday afternoon in Hays shopping at many different stores and then for supper we ate at the VFW on Vine Street where they are serving a delicious Lenton supper on Friday evenings. We had fish, shrimp, noodles and beans, and "grebble" (a fried bread dough).  The Volga German people who settled in Ellis and Rush County Kansas brought with them many of their traditional recipes that have been handed down for generations.  Many of these immigrants share a common history that dates back to Germany in 1762.  A manifesto by the Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great, prompted thousands of Germans to immigrate to Russia.  During the late 1760's many new villages were founded near the Volga River region of Russia.  After many years of hardship and disappointment with some of the promises made by the manifesto, many groups of these Volga Germans came to America.  The immigrants who settled in this area during the 1870's used recipes that evolved from Germany to Russia and now America.  Although some of the ingredients and names for the foods they prepared varied from village to village.  If you had eggs, flour, potatoes and cream, then you could always make a delicious meal.  

After we were stuffed, we headed to the Beach-Schmidt Performing Arts Center.  The FHSU Encore Series was presenting "The All Hands On Deck! Show".  This Show is based out of Branson, Missouri, and is located at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre.  It is considered to be America's most patriotic musical show and is dedicated to the men and women who served our country in WWII and the Korean conflict. The All Hands On Deck! Show boasts 42 of the greatest fun-filled, true-to-life reproduction of the kind of USO show Bob Hope and Jack Benny would have taken to the troops: classic humor and great music from those special days of road shows, war-bond drives, and radio broadcasts.  

Sunday was probably the busiest day of the week for mom and I.  We attended church at St. Michael's and nine students from the PSR Program received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  After Confirmation, everyone was invited to attend a delicious luncheon prepared for the students and their families. We were honored to have Bishop John Brungardt from Dodge City at our church and confirming these students.  

After the luncheon, mom and I headed to Bison to help celebrate the birthday of Rennick Dalton, son of Robert and Jendee Dalton.  Rennick is mom's great-grandson and my great nephew.  He turned seven years old on March 8th. Happy Birthday, Rennick!    

Sunday evening, mom and I attended the visitation and rosary for Alex Herrman.  He had to be proud to know that so many people attended his beautiful service.  He and his family had many friends that came to show their respect and to offer their prayers.  Rest in peace, Alex Herrman.

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