April 26, 2017

Birthdays: April 26, Larry Higgins, Marge Moran; April 27,Paula Greenway, Allen Morgan, Brett Higgins, Kathleen Moran; April 28, Melissa Schuckman, Katelyn Engel, Erin Casey, Larry Eisenhour; April 29, Ryan Mills; April 30, Jessica Hinman, Cindy Rogers; May 1, Steve Sloan; May 2, Bill Baus, Brenda Legleiter.

Anniversaries: None.

Bob and Marlene Funk hosted an Easter dinner for family and friends on April 20.

Linda Mills Shirk of Lawrence and her cousin were Friday afternoon visitors of Addie Mills. They were trying to find relatives of their aunt, Maud Peer.

Addie Mills had a dental appointment in Russell on Thursday. While there she also visited with Anna Klema and daughters, Kay and Georgiana. Anna celebrated her 101st birthday on Wednesday April 19th. Congratulations. She and her husband Del had a grocery store here before they moved to Russell. Fred and Mary Anne Taylor took over for them.

Mike Karlin and Andy Hanson and Grandma Addie Mills enjoyed lunch at McDonald's on Saturday.

Susan Keith and Carolyn Thompson had supper with Shannon Keith on Saturday evening at Manhattan.

It was nice to see Claudia William and her daughter Tanis at the Artie Herrman funeral at Liebenthal. Tanis has worked for 23 years at a car dealership in Wichita. Father Ultan Murphy was the officiant.

Easter dinner guests of Arlyn and Jan North were Frank and Elaine Littler and Heath and Paula North, Brandon, Logan, and Carson.

Marlene Funk and Anita Butler enjoyed their weekend in Wamego with Ursula and Nate. Strolled around the Tulip Festival enjoying the many craft booths, abundance of tulips and even got to see the prom procession in the park. Sunday on the way home Marlene and Anita stopped in Abilene for lunch and took time to browse a couple of antique shops. Already making plans to do it again!

Jan North met her cousin Paulette Grate in Manhattan last week to celebrate their April birthdays. It was a big one!! While there, granddaughter Sarah Martin joined them for the afternoon and dinner.

We all hope you got to see and hear Fr. Rene play and sing ‘Halleluiah’ from Easter Sunday on the video posted by Fr. Mike Helms.

Janis Whitham of Leoti, Kansas, has a horse headed for the Kentucky Derby—if he stays well and continues to train soundly, according to Whitham’s son Clay. Their 3-year-old colt, McCraken, is currently at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, with trainer Ian Wilkes training for a Derby start.“He’s going to be training there for the next three weeks, and he’s eligible for the Kentucky Derby,” Clay Whitham said. “Hopefully things will go good with him and if he does well, and trains well probably get to run him there.” This and a picture of McCraken were posted on Facebook by Nicole Ryan VonHehe.

Robert Thompson, Austin, Texas, was a visitor and supper guest Monday of Shirley Higgins. They visited with Pris Jacobs and Babe Gilbert.

History Notes: 1995

The mild weather being experienced by Western Kansas came to an abrupt end when the area received six to eight inches of snow; congratulations to Joy Petz on her ‘retirement’ from the LaCrosse Furniture Factory; Ruth Tanck returned homre after spending the holidays with her son Bill and Beth Tanck in Lexington, Kentucky; The McCracken EMT’s announce a fund raiser dance featuring the Foster Brothers band. Congratulations to Todd and Tambra Herdman Pfeifer on the birth of a daughter, Sierra Coleen born February 12; Lorraine Norlin returned home from a work camp trip to Costa Rica.


News - Pat Petz - April 24, 2017

Our Easter break gave us (my mom and I) the opportunity to spend 1 more day with the Timson family in McPherson. We had a lot of fun on Monday morning playing with the boys, since there was no school, and Angie and Trent had to work. However, that afternoon, mom and I had to return to our homes. The travel time seems a lot less when you have a partner to visit with!

On Wednesday, mom and I made a fun trip to Dodge City on the Village Tour Bus to the Boot Hill Casino. There were 8 of us that boarded the bus in LaCrosse and altogether there were 38 hopeful participants! We received $25 of free play and a free meal, so that was exciting in itself. Mom and I spent our predetermined amounts however we left the Casino, by having them tell us thank-you for coming!

Thursday ended up being a very busy day. I helped substitute at the High School as many of the teachers and students had to help with the Middle School Track Meet that was held on our field. As soon as school was over, I headed for the Glassman Ball Park in Hays. Kallynn Petz, my granddaughter was playing third base for the Hays High Team. They played against the girls from Great Bend but unfortunately were defeated both games.

Friday began by substituting at the LaCrosse Elementary School until noon and then I picked mom up so that we could head to Ulysses, Kansas. I was scheduled to set up my magnetic jewelry for the “Spring Fling” at the Grant County Civic Center. The Show was held Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon.

Just as each of us have been created uniquely by God, so have been the churches where we worship our Lord. On Sunday, mom and I were blessed to attend mass at the Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses. The architecture of this church which was built in 1965 is simply amazing both inside and out.

On our travels back home on Sunday, mom and I decided to make a detour to Scott City and visit with mom's cousin, Cindy Unrein. We met at a restaurant to eat supper and although Cindy was getting over a very bad cold, we had a very enjoyable meeting.

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