2002 in Review
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           March 1

    Three KHS students are involved in theft of money from the school. Kingman Community Hospital plan a 4,000 sq. ft. expansion and renovation project. Lisa Long is a new county extension agent. A pickup crashes into Sav-A-Trip. KMS basketball team .win the league and tournament titles. KHS boys and girls start sub-state with victories. Norwich girls also make sub-state. Obituaries were for Jack L. Mitchell and Dorothy Hopkins.

             March 5

    George Arensdorf Stadium on diamond one in Riverside Park receives new cover. City commission considers adding T-hangars to Kingman airport. A 1998 Freightliner ran off US 54 west of Kingman when driver fell asleep. The Kingman Eagles down Chaparral in Sub-state; the girls take charge of Clearwater.

             March 8

     Jack Rickard, former Kingman resident, is author of two books of poetry. Winter ice storm is cause of  several accidents. KHS men win sub-state beating Andale, but Andale girls stop the Lady Eagles. Death listed were Samuel Zweifel, Phyliss Hermanson, Eldon Green, Guadalupe Silba, Dr. W. Preston  Gleason, Shirley Hockett and Reva Vermillion.

            March 12

     The Kingman airport project receives two awards. Geneva Henning receives broken leg when the. car she is a passenger in slides off the road and rolls due to ice. Clyde Stark celebrates 95th birthday. The Eagles trounce Coffeeville. Theodore Stam, Freda M. Clayton, Viola Ford and Edwin Tryon were the deaths listed.

             March 15

     USD 332 will retain attendance centers in Zenda and Cunningham. There is another icy accident on US Highway 54 when semi driver, Jesus Keyva, jackknifed his semi four miles east of Cunningham. KHS boys are 4th at state. Four Eagles are named to all-league, Dodge, DuCharme, Miller and SanRomani. Obituaries were for Michael L. Fairchild, Vester Von Vansdale, Fred C. Martinez and Lottie Mane Starks.

            March 19

    The city offers PGI relief on electric bill. All customers will receive some benefits. Court costs will rise due to budget cuts. Restrictions are still on Cheney Dam due to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. City commission honors the KHS basketball team. Mogie Geist is named to all-league 2nd tearm. Sara Ashida and Lindi Conner are honorable mention. Obituaries were for Kenneth Gilbert, Roland "Tom" Pullen and Wayne Shaw.

            March 22

    Kingman County Courthouse is damaged by high winds. Laurel McClellan is named Harper County Attorney, succeeding Kristin Clark. Ellis Motel and house are flattened as the property is being cleared. Deaths listed were Anna M. Molitor, Albert B. Rohlman and Pearl Campbell.

             March 26

     A Pratt resident, Harold Christenson, is killed when his 1983 Chevy pickup veers into the path of a semi. Wilda Layman is installed as Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, Norwich High School students, Elizabeth Fieser and Shayla Holder receive all-state honors. Obituaries were for Gerald F. Zoeller and Juanita F. Runnerlls.

             March 29

     Central Concrete is burglarized. Jeffery Powell wins Free Throw contest for 14-year-old boys. Liquid fertilizer is split when the metal on a trailer driven. by Fred Tiesmeyer splits, causing him to loose control of the 1975 Ford truck. Kingman County Hazardous Waste Director, John Heminway, took control of the situation. The only obituary was for E, Maybelle Christian,


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