May 2 - The
Kingman Grain Elevator will reopen in time for
wheat harvest. The County
Commissioners hope to get grants for courfhouse
renovation. Patrick Stasa wins pole vault at
Kingman meet. Deaths listed were Daryl Hanson,
Veria D. Miller, Patricia Helm, Vemon Flickner
and Jim Nomiandin.
May 6 - Kingman receives
a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Embassy
in Kabal, Afghanistan. The former Kingman policeman
Richard Schott who helps train antiterrorists
in Afghanistan presented the flag. Edward
and Janice Kanngiesser celebrate 50th anniversary.
KMS 7th graders win at Cheney meet. Carl L.
Loesch and Matilda "Tillie" Morris
were the deaths listed.
May 9 - The
KHS FBLA Chapter establishes a scholarship fund
in Ruth Miller's name. Ruth was sponsor of the
organization for several years. A bull belonging
to Lyie and Nancy Dodge wins the MoBetta Bull
Bash in Apache Okla. The Kingman airport is
dedicated in full day of activities. The only
obit was for Barthel G. Schoenecker.
May 13 - Bodies
Elite donates multi-purpose exercise
machine to Kingman Community Hospital. The hospital
has also received accreditation in
mammography. A truck driver takes a wrong turn
and knocks down a power pole in Riverside Park,
causing power outage on the south side. Cassie
Pinkerton sets new school record in 75 meter
hurdles. KMS 7th grade boys win five medals
at league meet. Obituaries were for Lauren M.
Harris, Daryl J. Hanson and Anton Joseph Schafer.
May 16 - The
passer of computer generated bogus checks is
now in jail. A two-car accident at G Avenue
and Broadway sends one to the hospital. The
Kingman Dance Studio will present their 9th
spring recital. The Revolution, a new clothing
store, opens in Kingman. One obit was for William
- Bob D. Rickett of Hutchinson was found slumped
over the wheel of his vehicle at K- 17 and NE
50 St. It was determined that death was
from natural causes. Ted Batt of Zenda will
be 95, The Cunningham boys and girls are league
- KHS valedictorians are Vicky Girard and Megan
Herman. Kale Langley is
salutatorian. Jessica Blackwill and Kelly Wallace
win gold for javelin at CTL track meet. Cunningham
Wildcat boys win GGPL title.
May 27 - Tracy
Sewell and Wife Kelli land in jail after passing
bogus checks. St. Patricks 5th graders clean-up
Riverside Park Kingman golfers defeat Pratt
to claim Ninnescah Cup. Obituaries were for
Emelia E. Elsen and Theron Fred Sturdy.
May 30 - Russian
bankers will intern at Kanza Bank in June. KHS
alumni group hold first annual reunion. Vincent
Schonlau is honored on 80th birthday. Jessica
Blackwill and Lindi Conner win gold in Javelin
and shot put at Scott City. The deaths listed
were Henry R. Lampe.
June 3 — County
storage building on Spruce and A Ave.
is broken into. Four seventh grade girls show
off their track skills by breaking six school
records; They are Andi Miller, Bethany Molitor,
Cassie Pinkerton and Emily Boyer.
June 6 - Alvin
and Pat Thimesch are wed 50 years. Eric Kerschen
of Cunningham is state javelin champ with a
throw of 184' Abe's Oilfield/Mizuno win
10 - Vandalism occurs at Kingman Elementary.
Ronald Klausmeyer of Cunningham is injured
when his gun explodes. Eastern Star members,
Norma Shaw and Lucille Woodson, are honored
for 75 years
of membership. Kingman County Dog Project
to host Agility Trail. There were several obits
listed: Jessie Andres, Gilbert A.
Harris, Robert E. Allison, Wayne Moody and Frank
13 - Fertilizer spills when truck overturns
in NE part of county. Waste Connections, Inc.
is new waste carrier for the city.Whites Foodliner
drops IGA affiliation and joins Affiliated
Foods. The Prather barn NW of Kingman receives
a National Historic Register plaque. Abe's
softball team continues its winning ways, this
time in Wichita. Obits listed were
Herman, Blanch Thomas and Edna Overstreet.
17 - Kingman Humane Society hires Devon FreiSinger
as director. Fire destroys storage shed at Wilma
and Whitey Hovan's home near Penalosa. Stephen
DuCharme is invited to attend Mid- America
Basketball Academy. The only obituary was for
Cindy Lyime Shelton Marker.
20 - Wheat farmers should have bumper wheat
crop. The county health
nurse recommends clean-up of Nashville
property. The 60th wedding
anniversary is celebrated by Albert and
Alice Clouse. Several obits were listed
for Roy H. Gering, Charles R. Pomeroy,
Mary E. Tatro, Blanche Bergkamp, Vivian
D. Bowen and Debbie Powell.
24 - The courthouse is picketed in protest of
judicial decision. The bulbouts around
Citizens Bank of Kansas now have new
plantmgs. Richard A. Webster, John Branden
and Anna P. Duham were the deaths listed.
1 - Members of the 1st Battalion, 161st
Field Artillery Kansas Army National Guard
return home from providing
security at Fort Leavenworth and Fort
Riley. Leon and Diana McDaniels open Prairie
Crossings, a new bed and breakfast between
Pretty Prairie and Kingman. Brent Parsons
wins in his age division at the Kansas
Junior amateur Golf Tournament. LaVeta Craig
was the only obituary.
4 - Marijuana is discovered after police
stop vehicle on east edge of Kingman.
Bikers raise over $32,000 for muscular
Dystrophy. Tim McGinnis wins Kingman
men's tourney. Charles W. Pearce was the
8 - Chris Heminway is named Honorary Chairman
of Relay for Life. A house located at
234 West A is destroyed by fire. Tony
and Pat Mans celebrate 50th ''anniversary. Ab'e*s
''softball team wins fifth tourney of
the summer. Lou Ann Deimey was the .death
July 11 - Gehring
Studio has been in business for 30 years.
Kanza Bank promotes Jan L. Lamie to
Sr. Vice President, managing branch bank
tellers. Earl Williams wins grounds cruiser
at Freedom Fest. Kingman Swim Team places
high in area meets. Obits listed were
Warren L. Pfalser, C. Benjamine
Gracey, Dora B. Blue and Kenneth D. McQueen.
July 15 - Audrey
Smith, daughter of Garry and Betty Smith,
receives Insight Scholarship award sponsored
by Iowa Pharmacy Foundation. Several
tornadoes threaten the area. Some
damage is done on farms southwest of Kingman.
Ally Underwood and Tucker Neal receive
top swimmer award for their winning effort
on the Kingman Swim Team. Herman E.
Hammerbacher was the only obit.
18 - Preschool kids build igloo out of
milk jugs. Driver hits horse on county
road. Abe's softball team wins again,
this time at Sedgwick County Fair. Curtis
Mertens of Kingman wins first in golf
tourney in the 12-13 age group. Deaths
were Laurine M. Dick and Bradley R. Hawkins.
22 - Michael Hille of Garden City was
killed in head-on crash east of Cunningham.
Tate Henry wins junior golf competition
at Medicine Lodge. Barry and Charlotte
Shartz study volcanoes in Italy. The obituary
was for Lavina Kahmeyer Soffner.
July 25 - Lions
and Rotary clubs plan Veterans Memorial at Main
and Hwy 54. Abe's softball team wins Halstead
"Dogfight" tourney. Jody Goetz and
Shirlene Peitz win doubles at State bowling
tournament. Carol Noblit and Joyce Mitchell
tie for 2nd. Obituaries were for Christina M.
Miller, Eveline Nichols, Yes Alarius Mancinas
and Jerry Schulte.
July 29 - Liz
Owen is new director of KARE. City commissioners
vote for 10 St. and Hwy 54 interchange. An all
Kingman team wins MAYB tourney at Enid. Obits
were for Raymon Hecox and Beulah Wohlford.
Aug. 1 - Kayla
Vecciarell does well in the Millie Lewis American
Modeling and Talent Competition in Orlando,
Fla. New change takes place
at the intersection of K-42
and K-2 Highways. The death listed was Betty
Aug. 5 - City
budget is increased 2 mills. The house at 130
West C is featured in the September issue of
Country Living Magazine. 50th anniversaries
are celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stillwell
and John and Verna Kantner. Dan Helm and son
Tim win 2-man low-ball golf tourney. Patsy Lockard
was the obituary listed.
Aug. 8 - Larry
Nelson is now director of the Kingman Learning
Center. Jim Boingolf of Harper is killed in
accident on K-2 Highway. Obituaries were Daisy
J. Cheatum, Maynard Harner and John F. Hoover.
Aug. 12 - Yoder
Sales & Service will close; Stan has taken
a sales/service position with Medart Engine
of St. Louis. KHS Varsity cheerleaders attend
cheer camp at Emporia. Fred R. Brown was the
Aug. 15 - Kingman's
new wastewater plant is on schedule and should
be completed by the end of the year. Norwich
has a new girls' basketball coach, Tabitha Barker.
Abe's Oilfield Softball team is 2nd at State.
Deaths listed were Kenneth W. Amerine and Robert
B. "Red" Gangwere.
Aug. 19 - Leon
and Diana McDaniel open a bed & breakfast
in their rural home between Pretty Prairie and
Kingman. Marvin and Marjorie Campbell celebrate
60 years of marriage. The only obit was for
William A. Robinson.
Aug. 22 - Andy
Watkins has taken a position with Commerce bank
in Independence. A 17 year old youth is charged
with damaging the courthouse elevators. Several
obituaries were listed for Isabel M.Schreiber,
Marie Mindt, David J. McComb, George Shaw and
M. Arlene Bradley.
Aug. 26 - Kingman
Processing is purchased by All Well Ventures.
They will do custom processing - not for sale
to the public- Sherry Jones is appointed postmaster
at; Murdock. The Kingman City budget
is approved after a heated public hearing. Obits
were for Mary Elizabeth Spade and Guy W. Rogers.
Aug. 29 - Bill
Ogden of Cunningham is awarded achievement medal
for his duty in the Middle East. Wind damages
shed at Robert Henning's place south of Kingman.
The Lyie Greenfields of Pretty Prairie are wed
68 years. Deaths listed were Elizabeth
Gillen, Opal Kaufman and Irene Schauf.
Sept. 2 - Former
Kingman teacher, Lois Maple, is celebrating
her 90th birthday. Former resident, Sue McVay,
received certification as community bank compliance
officer in McPherson and Wichita. Kathy L. Woodson
was the only obit listed.
Sept. 5 - After
a long dry spell, we finally got heavy rains
over a 36 hour period. Hilda Doze Taber of Murdock
has 90th birthday. Obituaries were for Lois
Louise Ingram, Landon and Jaydon Winter and
Harry O. Wingate.
Sept. 9 - Former
KHS graduate, Navy Lt. Brian Stites, receives
Frederick B. Warder award for Outstanding
Achievement. Vera Wallace sues the city and
Policie Officer David Lux for $75,000. KHS football
players win over Clearwater, 21-0. The only
death listed was Mildred A. Cain.
- USD 332 enrollment is down
by 19 from last year. Kingman County Farm Bureau
and Kansas Corn growers give 2-hour discount
to motorists who purchase ethanol. Rebecca E.
Thiel was the only obit.
Sept. 16 -
City Commissioners start discussions for Sunday
liquor sales. They also discussed the possibility
of televising commission
meetings. Everett and Virginia Cloyd of Pretty
Prairie will celebrate 61st
wedding anniversary and 80th birthdays.
KMS 7th grade wins over Medicine Lodge. Kingman
Eagles lose to Wellington. Norwich wins over
- Kingman Community
Hospital gets new flagpole donated by VFW Post
164. The weather Saturday
postponed aviation events at the airport
until Sunday. KHS lady golfers place 3rd
at Pratt. Obituaries were for Kent Laurence,
Merlin L. Lampe, Ruth M. VanGieson, Betty
J. Martin and Leo M. Burke.
23 - The City is seeking sponsors for the street
bulbouts. High speed Internet service
may be available soon from SBC. A missing
2 year old is found four blocks from home. The
County makes drug bust in Cumiingham,
a father, son operation. Eighth
graders defeat Clearwater, 16-8. KHS
over Andover Trojans, 50-7. Cunningham
26 - Dr. Moots purchases
the former Kingman Manor. She hopes to
convert it into a fitness and
rehab center, Cunningham teacher
Brenda Sharp is honored as one of Kansas'
finest. Leonard and Lois Lindholm of Cheney
celebrate 50 years together. Lady golfers
take 2nd at Cheney. Obits were for Glenna
Miller, Shawn D. Harkness and Ray MeCaslm.
30 - Sheepdog trials are coming to Kingman County
in Nov. City Commissioners table Sunday liquor
sales. Donald and Rowena Albright are wed 60
years. The high school volleyball team wins
their own tournament. Eighth graders win over
Sunrise Academy 24-8.
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