September 27, 2017 News

Birthdays: September 27, Mark McCormick, Dale Davis, Ben Anderson, Cheryl Larson; September 28, Cathy Brenner, Michael Pfannenstiel, Craig Rixon, Kathi Waggoner, Lane Palmer; September 29, Austin McGaughey, Sierra Jones; September 30, Thayne Jones, Ron Jones, Silas Murrison; October 1, Norman Anderson, Tristan Schwein; October 2, Scott Mays, Albert Oller, Carrie Higgins, Colton Day; September 3, Janice Norlin, Shelly Oelkers, Carly Jo Collazo, Stella Morgan.

Anniversaries: October 1, Fred and Kim Taylor, Kirk and Janie Herdman; October 2, Adam and Janice Showalter, Shawn and Nikii Fear; October 3, Bob and Marlene Funk.

In conjunction with the McCracken Fallfest, scheduled for Saturday, October 21st, there will be nothing scary about the McCracken Scarecrow Fest. Join in the fun by stuffing and dressing your own handcrafted scarecrow to be displayed in your yard in McCracken, or add Fall decorations. The Fun starts October lst with judging the day of Fallfest. The winner will receive a prize. Start planning now and building your scarecrow or fall decorations, Great family fun. For more information call Rose at 785-250-6002.

McCracken Family Fall Fest will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017. Mark your calendars. It will run from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the McCracken Grade School. More information as we get closer to the date, but lots of fun to be had.

We enjoyed the Women Writers of the Santa Fe Trail given by Dr. Oliva on Saturday night at the City Building. He had a power point presentation from the Kansas Humanities. Anita Butler, McCracken Library Board president, introduced the speaker, the librarian,Ruth Crawshaw and the rest of the board.

A viewing was held at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City on Sunday afternoon for George Hunter who died on Saturday evening in McCracken.

Our sympathy to the family of Tom Moran on the death of his wife, Patty.

The next golf tournament at the McCracken Public Golf Course is Sunday, October 1st It starts at 8:30 am, 4 person scramble $100.00 per team Taco Bar after tournament Free will donation

I forgot to mention how nice it was to visit with the Foremans’ at the wedding of Kayla Irvin; Sanford, Juanita, Cheryl, Stacy and Steve and their families. Loved it.

Mitchell and Pris Jacobs attended the Otis-Bison vs. Victoria football game Friday night in Otis. Anton Foust is quarterback for Otis; the team won 22-20. LaCrosse was also a winner over Ellsworth with Hunter Morgan as quarter back. Congratulations to both teams.

We are thankful for our much needed rain.

History Notes, 1972

Doug Higgins is teaching at Fredonia and is assistant coach of football, basketball and track. Mark and Sharon Miller and family haave moved here where he will be the new math teacher; those attending college this year are Janice North, Donna Davis, Patty Littler, Debra Derr. Roxann Rogers, Craig Wendler, Keith Higgins, Rick Schwindt, Dave Rogers, Mike Legleiter Ft. Hays; Alicia Rues, Kent Bible, K-State; Steve Sloan, Larry Higgins, St. Mary’s, Dodge City; Myron Schuckman, Notre Dame; Danny Mills, Frank Foster Dodge City Juco; Greg Buster, Kimberly Elmore, Kansas University; The McCracken Mustangs will open their football season on the new football field in the east part of town; John and Janice Stull and sons, Craig and Michael have moved from Denver to a farm east of town formerly owned by Fay Jennings; The first day of filming the movie “Paper Moon” began Monday, September 25 at the Nichol Cemetery northeast of McCracken; MHS football team members are: Dave Derr, Dan Conner, Darwin Grumbein, Steve Swartz, Lonnie Irvin, Danny McFarren, David Wetzel, Don Casey, Steve Foreman, Greg Hinman, Bill Greenway, Randy Conrad, Daryl Casey, Allen Kober, Glen Ryan, Gene Schlegel, Scott Kershner, Bruce Davis, Tim Rues, Robin Schuckman, Mark McCormick, Jim Casey, John Elmore, Randy Taylor, Robbie McGaughey. Coaches Bill McKinney, Mark Miller.


Patricia Petz

What an exciting and busy week this was!  Subbing at the High School is definitely a different experience for me.  Although I may not know very much about the subject that I am teaching for the day, the teachers are very helpful with the plans that they provide for me.  Because of various meetings being held, I subbed for five teachers throughout the week. As I prepare for the classes, I am learning a little bit about the subjects that they are being taught.  As an adult I feel that it is important for us to learn something new everyday.

After school on Wednesday, I needed to run to Hays for a couple of different appointments.  Later that evening, my grandson, Nicholas Petz,  joined me for supper.  We had a nice visit and of course the meal was great as we ate at Guiterrez's (my favorite restaurant).

Friday afternoon mom and I headed for McPherson.  Since I had a show in Lyons on Saturday, it was nice to be closer to our destination.  Angie, my daughter, prepared a very nice meal for us and then we settled back to watch the movie called, "The Shack."  I would really like to recommend this movie.  It is very good and it can be rented at the Barnard Library.

Mom and I were up before the sun on Saturday morning to set up for the Lyons Fair on the Square Craft and Art Fair.  Although it was hot, there was enough breeze to keep us comfortable.  It was very well attended and by the end of the day we were totally exhausted and ready to go back home.  

Mom and I attended mass at St. Michael's Church on Sunday where Father Eric Gyamfi was installed as our new pastor by Bishop John Brungardt. After mass, many attended a very nice luncheon at the Parish Center.  The afternoon was filled with games for the children and several rounds of Bingo.  Although our table was very lucky in the number of Bingo's, neither mom nor I went away with winning even one game of Bingo!

Later that evening I stopped by brother's house and visited with De.Wayne and Vicky Foos.  It was fun seeing my niece, Jendee  and my great-nephew, Rennick Dalton as well.  

It was nice to receive the moisture on Sunday.  We've been needing it for quite some time! I hope everyone enjoys the last week of September.  If you enjoy crafts be sure to join us at Scott City this Saturday.  It's the annual "Whimmydiddle"  which is located in the city park and is free to the public.  The event brings vendors from many states and is attended by thousands of people.  Come and have a day of fun! 

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