2002 in Review
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           February 5

     City Commissioners will increase U.S. 54 enhancement project by $16,000, Rago couple, Sondra and Eldon Headrick are expecting six babies if all goes well. KHS boys win over Wellington 80-42, but girls lose. Thirty-one students at KHS are recognized for standard of excellence.

           February 8

    Norwich High School wins the regional Scholars Bowl. Kingman drug bust is worth $1,810,600
When a female driver from K.C., Missouri is stopped for a traffic violation. Daisy Cheatum celebrates 96th birthday with family. Fern Wells will celebrate 90th. KHS Eagles, boys and girls, topple Clearwater. Wildcats teams win over Greensburg, but girls lose to Attica. Obituaries were: Raymond Lampe, Stan Hubble, Theodore Solomon, Mildred West, Delmer Cox and John Helm.

            February 12

    Ashley Gonzales is homecoming queen. Norwich girls win over Argonia Raiders, but the boys lose. Kingman Middle School teams win over Medicine Lodge. KHS Eagle down Andover Central. George M. Brown was the only obituary.

           February 15

    Doris Howell attends Olympics opening ceremony dress rehearsal in Salt Lake City, Utah. .Kingman Community Hospital will take over full responsibility for Lifeline. Norwich girls get back at Attica 58-42, while the boys win 67-32. Obituaries were for Leonard Maneth, St., Kenneth Riley, Vera Prather, Frank Cain, Bruce Robinson and Cecilia Ban.

           February 19

     Concession money is stolen from KHS. Survey work is to begin on U.S. 54. Kingman Carnegie Library will offer scholarship on the interest from memorial money for the late Harold Walker. The hospital auxiliary would like more volunteers. The City will enforce the ordinance dealing with illegal sump pumps. Wildcats scrape by Norwich Eagles. KHS teams win over Rose Hill. The girls win big, but the boys by only 3 points. KMS teams conquer Clearwater. Obituaries: Judy Crouch, Leona Panek, Frances Hughes, Shiloa Hubble and Betty June Jamison.

           February 22

     Bramwell Oil truck rolls on K- 42 Highway. Driver escapes injury. Norwich Care Center gets good grades on state inspection. Wheatland residents have their own Olympics. KHS boys win over Andale in overtime; girls lose. CHS over Fairfield. Margaret Pfalser was the only obituary listed.

           February 26

     Nerve conducting testing is now available at Kingman hospital. Norwich students jump rope for heart. Riverside Park will undergo several improvements. Bemadine Huelskamp will celebrate 90th birthday. St. Pat's girls win in tournament play. Deaths listed were: Rachel E. Kyle, Wilda E. Christopher and Maude I. Crotts.

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