May 23, 2018 News

Birthdays: May 23, Kim Cao, Jolene Showalter; May 24, Madelyn Harp; May 25, Scott Littler, Lydia Buster; May 26, Ellen Kershner, Janet Herdman, Veronica Baus, Tayler Stull; May 27, Drew Keady; May 29, Quinten Miller, Father Charles Mazouch, Madison Kirk.

Anniversaries: May 24, Allen and Kayla Casey; May 27, Terry and Pat Miller; May 28, Kelly and Melanie Petz; May 29, David and Stacy Moran.

Memorial Weekend mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, May 26 at 4:00 p.m. with Father Eric. All are welcome.

Verlene Wilson retired May 9 after thirty-five years of nursing. Bryan, Treva, Audra and Verlene have returned from a trip to Australia. Treva said that Jack always want to go there so it was fitting for them to be in Australia on his birthday (May 14). One of the pictures of their trip on Facebook shows a rock they saw with Jack and Anna's name together.

Cameron and Jamie Dennis, Justin and Keaton, Fountain, Colorado, Danny and Gail Dennis, Hutchinson and Carolyn Thompson attended the graduation for Mackenzie Haas at Koch Arena on Sunday May 13 for Valley Center High School. Mackenzie was a cum laude graduate. She will attend Wichita State University in Communications After the graduation Carolyn went to Ellsworth to celebrate Mother's Day with Mike, Susan and Shannon Keith.

Faith Sharing at St. Mary's has recessed until Fall.
The Members of the Faith Sharing group will lead  the rosary at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Monday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m.   The Military Services will begin at 10;30. 
Military Services at the McCracken City Cemetery will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28.

Bryant and Haily Rogers have moved to Ness City .

Burial services for Sherry Eisenhour, wife of Dwight Eisenhour, will be held Saturday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m. at McCracken City Cemetery.

Kansas Facts:
In 1894 a brigade of “Coxey's Army” met its waterloo at Scott City when a train commandeered by miners at Cripple Creek, Colo., was halted in the area by a U. S. Marshal and his deputies - bringing to a close the “last invasion of Kansas soil by anybody's army”.

The Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth was completed in 1906.

Indian trader Jesse Chisholm first marked the Chisholm Trail which became a famous cattle drive trail. More than a million head of Texas cattle were driven along this trail to the great shipping center of Abilene. The trail ran north from the Red River Station across the Indian territory and entered Kansas near Caldwell. It crossed the Arkansas river at Wichita and continued past the present site of Newton to Abilene.


Colton Fuller and Clayton Goddard graduated from Minneapolis, Ks High School on Sunday May 13th. Parents are Norman and Denise Fuller and Larry Goddard. Attending were Denise & NormanFuller, Larry Goddard, Celeste Davis, LeAnn Knight, Shirley Bundy, Carolyn Davenport, Lanette Kaster, and Paige Goddard. Also graduating in the same class was Phillup Klaus grandson of John and Diana Klaus of Hays and Aunt Gloria Schwindt of Alexander. Diana and Gloria are cousins to the Stremel Girls. Also had a visit with Wanda Wierman, her daughter Anita and grandson Luke from Minneapolis, KS.

Last weekend Johnny Mac Showalter attended softball games in Hays where his granddaughter Shaili Showalter was a player. The team placed 1st. The girls play fast pitch, ages 12 and under. This weekend he motored to the Dodge City tournament where they placed 2nd. Congratulations!

Memorial Day will be held at the McCracken Community building, proceeds will go to the swimming pool. They need the money to replace whatever was vandalized.

The McCracken swimming pool will be late opening this season, someone vandalized the pool filters. I’ll bet that was a lot of fun!!!!

Sunday, May 27th beginning at 9 a.m. Sons of the American Legion will host a Memorial weekend golf tournament, a 4 person scramble. All the proceeds (after prizes) go to Sons of the American Legion. Cost is $100 per team.

The bus driver, Patrick Murray drove Angela Murray, Suzanne Randa, Carolyn Thompson, Susan Rebel, Bill and Lucy Herrman to Hays Sunday afternoon for the movie “Book Club”. We all thought it was a great movie!!

Clay North is taking a vacation from delivering eggs to McCracken. He will resume this fall. Mark it on your calendars.

Curtis McNair, Ray Lucero, Phil Ochs and Arky McNair caught a couple of nice catches of fish this weekend.

Jerry, Jodi, Tanner, Jenna, Shirley, Chuck, & Zach attended the wedding between Brady Demel and Becca Harmon in Hoisington Saturday afternoon. Zach was best man for Brady.

History Notes: August 9, 1907:
The Locust Grove girls and the McCracken girls basketball teams played an interesting game of basketball here Saturday. The Locust Grove young ladies have somewhat the advantage in practice and size of players, but our girls are making a very creditable effort. This seems to be a very excellent outdoor sport for young ladies and helps develop them and should rather be encouraged. Miss Stella Hill is the umpire and her decisions are prompt and final. The errors charged up to the McCracken team is that they are most generally walking on the chalk line. (I visited with Beulah Wharton Ramsey and she couldn’t remember exactly where the girls played their games, but remembers it was outside). She said they played a game in Hoisington inside and could hardly stand on the floor, they were not used to it as it was very slick. Sh (March 1994)
August 23: A nice game of basketball was played on the grounds here Saturday between McCracken and Walnut Grove. Walnut Grove was victorious.

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