April 12, 2016 News

Birthdays: Rose Diehl, Dave Albers, Dominic Weskamp; April 13, Rachel Wills, Mike Legleiter, Tyler Chestnut, Wanda Luft, Tyler Timson; April 14, Trent Timson; April 15, Mary Higgins, Donna North; April 16, Jeanette Rogers, Kelsi Tomlinson; April 17, Jan North, Callen Nederland, Roberta Wierman, Diana Wheat; April 18, Wade Hinman, Ben Rogers.

Anniversaries: April 12, Randy and Sheri Mills; April 13, Jared and Stacy Scheetz.

Some of those who attended the funeral of Veta Squire were Austin McGaughey, John and Janice Stull, Carolyn Thompson, Lynnette Doornbos, Bob and Charmaine Wolfe, Wanda Wierman and family and Richard Stull. Our sympathy to the family of Veta (Walker) Squier, 87, who died March 30 at Ransom. She was the daughter of Marion and Dove (Stull) Walker. She married William Russel Squirer on June 20, 1948. He preceded her in death. She was a postmaster in Ransom and Alexander. She is survived by sons Marion Lee and John, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Her son William R. Squier, Jr. was killed in Viet Nam.

Sister Margaret Rourke will celebrate 70 years as a nun with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia and will be honored with five other sisters this Spring at a Mass and Program. She was born and raised in Brownell and was received into the Sisters of St. Joseph on March 19, 1947. She received degrees at Marymount, the University of Montevallo (in science and math), The University of St. Thomas in Huston and in pastoral counseling from the Mental Health Institute in Independence, Iowa. She served as a teacher before becoming a mission coordinate for the Sisters of St. Joseph who served in Brazil. She retired in 2012 and now lives at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia.

Nick Moran, son of David and Stacy Moran, was accepted into the mortuary science/forensic program at Oklahoma Central University.

Jodi Higgins spent the weekend in Lawrence with her daughter, Jenna Higgins. It was the KU weekend for mothers.

Roy Langdon, Columbia, stayed overnight at his residence in McCracken. He and his crew of one were on their way to Colorado Springs.

Zach Higgins and Danton Riedel are baseball coaches for the 7th grade school Hoisington boys this summer. They played in Larned this weekend and won over Great Bend, Dodge City and lost to Larned. The games were played in Larned. Monday, Zach, Danton, Kara and Kasie Boxberger attended the opening day for the KC Royals in Kansas City.

Looked at the prom pictures of the boys and girls in LaCrosse High School on facebook, they were awesome. Richard, Helena and Sandra motored to Salina on Sunday where they enjoyed eating and shopping.
Les and Rose Diehl, Ron and Casey, Topeka, were in McCracken this weekend enjoying the wonderful weather, golfing and cleaning yards.

Golfers: We had our 2017 MCC Annual meeting on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Les Diehl is President for 2017. Norma McNair is VP, Secretary and Treasurer. Here are the highlights of the meeting:

1. The course will be closed the afternoon of April 27th, 2017 for an LHS tournament.

2. The official 2017 MCC tournament schedule is attached. The first tournament is the SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd “K-4” 4 person scramble. This is a good time! We start at 8 AM at MCC. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 AM!

3. 2017 membership dues are due. Give your checks to Norma, Les or Lance. Dues are: Family $125; Single $65; Out of area/student $25; Daily Greens Fees $5 all day

4. The workdays are scheduled for Saturday, April 15th and Saturday, April 29th. We have branches to pick up, work on the greens and general labor projects. Please come! Ty Elias and Lance McCormick will plan one or two glow ball tourneys. We will send out dates later. Watch your email and face book.

5. We are looking for volunteers to help spray the course. Any donation of chemicals would help with the cost of this project. Talk to Les or Lance. PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHERS Thanks, Les Diehl.

1887 Hampton History Notes:

A Holiness Camp meeting will be held at Hampton commencing October 13 and will continue for one week; John Lovitt brought in a cabbage yesterday weighing seventeen pounds; Andy Forbes attended his brother’s wedding at Bazine on Wednesday; The Farmers Party nominee for county treasurer is T.R. Brooke, a resident of Hampton Township; The Supreme Court of Kansas has decided the county seat in favor of Walnut City (Rush Center); We received sad news last Sunday that Pat Higgins, a brakeman on the Missouri Pacific between Moran and Horace had fallen from a freight car near Leoti and was killed; T.R. Brooks sports a new hat. It’s a 9 lb boy this time, mother and baby doing well; a very special social hop was given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James Start Thanksgiving eve. About thirty couples were present; Mr. William Younkin, Hampton, married Miss Jennie Honderick of Pleasantdale Township, November 13; Mr. Charles Darr, 32, died of consumption at the home of his parents in Big Timber Township; Ed Murphy and Miss Delia Early were married December 17. “Squire” Younkin officiating.


News - Pat Petz

Monday was a day filled with a lot of music! During the day, I worked with the band and vocal at the La Crosse High School and Grade School. That evening Mary Steitz and I traveled to Otis with De. Wayne and Vicky Foos to listen to the Spring Concert of the pre-K through senior classes. Rennick and Gratton Dalton are grandsons of the Foos's that attend the Otis-Bison school district. This program was directed by Jenny Kling and it was amazing! The theme was “Rock 'N' Roll.” The students sang many songs by artists such as Elvis Presley, The Monkees, the Mamas and Papas, and the Beach Boys. Special guest members of the band “Sister Whiskey” helped provide instrumental background to some of the songs and this awesome group along with Jenny Kling played and sang a few songs at the end of the program.

It's always fun to return to school to sub in the second grade and after school on Tuesday, my mom had a surprise birthday party for my Aunt Rita and me. We, even my mom, all have birthdays just a few days apart. Those attending supper were John and Rita Liggett, De. Wayne and Vicky Foos, mom, and myself.

Wednesday was a very busy and fun day. I subbed for Mr. Webster at the high school with his government classes. Many issues were discussed such as the chemical warfare as well as the Supreme Court issues.
That evening, several ladies enjoyed an evening meal at Tracy's. Those attending were Eleanor Moeder, Ardis Viegra, Maggie Dechant, Mary Steitz, and myself. After the meal, the Rosary Makers met at the rectory and made rosaries that will be sent with Father Kumi when he leaves to go back home to Africa.

April 6th happens to be a very important day. It's my birthday! After I picked up my mom, we traveled to Hays and attended the Hays High softball games. My granddaughter, Kallynn Petz, plays first and third base for her team. Unfortunately, HHS lost both games against Dodge City, however, they did a very nice job and the day was perfect for watching the action. Once the games were over, mom and I traveled to my favorite restaurant, Guiterrez's, where we met some of the rest of my family; my son, Kelly and his wife, Melanie, Kallynn, and my grandsons, Kameron and Nicholas, and his girlfriend, Kylee Fall. We celebrated many birthdays that evening. My grandson, Nicholas's birthday is on the 5th, mine is on the sixth, mom's is on the tenth, and Kylee's is on the eleventh. WOW! April is full of birthdays.

The High School was busy getting ready for Prom on Thursday, however, I was able to fill in and help a few students throughout the day. That evening, Vicky Foos, mom, and I met up with Maurice and Debbie Haas at the Hays VFW. They were serving a delicious meal of fish, shrimp, and noodles and beans.

On Saturday, mom and I traveled back to Hays to watch a very good movie entitled: “Going in Style!” We were laughing throughout the movie and even shared a few tears. Then we did a little shopping in the Mall and followed it up with a birthday supper at Golden Corral.

After attending mass on Sunday at St. Michael's, mom and I had lunch at Tracy's along with Eleanor Moeder. While we were eating we visited with Greg Hinman and his wife. He told us that his mom was in the Kansas Ctiy area receiving treatment for cancer. He asked if everyone could say some prayers for her. If you would like to send her a card her address is: Gladys Hinman, Brookdale Rosehill - Room #307, 12802 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, KS 66216.

Later in the day, mom and I traveled to Great Bend. We did some shopping and then met the Timson's at the “Great Wall.” They had invited mom and I to eat with them for our birthdays. Of course, it was extra special because we got to see our grandsons, Drake and Grant!

What an amazing and fun-filled week. I'm truly blessed!

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