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LN   Lane County, Kansas, was established in 1873.  It was named for James Lane, a U.S. Senator from Kansas and a promotor of the Free State movement.  The county seat of Lane County is Dighton, Kansas.

Old, Newspaper

Lane County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

W.C. Renner Property Traded

DIGHTON, KS - W.C. Renner has traded for the Welch property, which she recently sold to Jake Simon. He will get possession sometime in October. The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas.  Compiled by Sonya Thomas and Transcribed by Janeice Crosson for KCGS.US.

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Owen – Hockaday Married

DIGHTON, KS - At the home of the bride’s parents at high noon September 16th, Pete H. Owen and Hattie L. Hockaday were united in marriage by Rev. Hodges. The bride was attended by Miss Alice Conner, and Guy Doll served as best man. The bride and groom left Monday...

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Hagans – Morse Married

DIGHTON, KS - Arthur Hagans, of this place, and Irene Morse, of Gove County, were united in marriage at Boulder Colorado, They will make their home on Sunny Slope Ranch, southwest of Utica. Mrs. Hagans was formerly a Gove County teacher. The light plant went to an...

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Ralph Brockhausen Buried

DIGHTON, KS - Ralph Newton Brockhausen, the seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Brockhausen died Monday August 13th. The funeral services were held from the home Tuesday evening.   The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas.  September 17, 1917.  Transcribed by...

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Light Plant Hours Change

At the last meeting of the city council the daylight run of the light plant was modified somewhat. Hereafter the plant will operate until further notice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday beginning as the usual hour and running until 12:00 o’clock.  The Dighton Herald,...

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A Sad Sailor’s Wife

NEW YORK - Somewhere in Dover Plains is a sad little bride whose heart aches for a sailor boy whom she wed at midnight Thursday and parted from him early Friday morning. The romance is that of Miss Fanny Augusta Benson, daughter of Mrs. Carmel C. Benson who lives on...

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Anna Chaney Passes Away

DIGHTON - Mrs. Anna L. Chaney passed away at her home near PenDennis about three o’clock Monday morning at the age of 73 years. The funeral was held from the home Tuesday and burial was made in the White Rock cemetery. The Dighton News, Dighton, Kansas.  May 10,...

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Graves-Carl Wedding

DIGHTON - Miss Ethel Carl and Mr. Ralph Graves were united in marriage Sunday noon at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Carl of Imperial. Mrs. R.J. Hopkins, of Garden City played Lohengrin’s weeding march and the young people took their places beneath...

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Walter King’s Potatoes

DIGHTON -  Walter Kings are the first to use new, home grown potatoes in this vicinity.The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas. Friday, June 23, 1916. (c) Transcribed by Sonya Thomas for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

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Edward Bradshaw & Ethel McLeland

DIGHTON - Edward Bradshaw,former principal of the Dighton Schools, was married Monday at 1:30 p.m. to Ethel L. McLeland at the home of the bride’s parents at Chanute. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw are well and favorable known K.S. N. students. Mr. Bradshaw graduation in...

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