The Project Based Society

There was a time in Kansas history when organizations such as the local Jack Rabbit Club, Anti Horse-Thief Association, Protection Guild, and Literary Club were absolute necessities in each community. Societies were essential for a wide variety of reasons, both social...

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To Dues or Not To Dues

To Dues or Not To Dues: that should be the question. Belonging to a society, was very important throughout much of American history. The organizations you belonged to added prestige to your resume and announced to the world those things which were most important to...

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Richard Asten

KANSAS CITY - On Thursday evening, June 11, 1998, Police Sergeant Richard J. Asten was killed when he was struck by a stolen vehicle being pursued by another officer. Asten was on duty in northwest Kansas City when he learned of the pursuit and realized that the...

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Virgil Schmidt Murder

Preliminary Hearing Set In Two Marion County Murders MARION, KS - Preliminary hearings have been set in two Marion County murder cases, one after a finding last week that the defendant was competent to stand trial. Barbara Moore, 35, Conway Springs, is set for a...

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Dennis Armstrong Murder

Probation Denied For Alleged Slayer ABILENE, KS - To no one's surprise, Joseph Brigman's application for probation on a burglary charge was denied Monday in Dickinson County District Court by Judge William D. Clement. In the time between when Brigman was returned from...

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Rawson Reunion

WAMEGO, KS - Eighty-year-old twins Henry A. Rawson, Marquette, and H. Alfred Rawson of Wamego, enjoyed a reunion with their oldest sister, Mrs. Ellen Lattimore, 87, of Mt Clemens, Mich., their youngest sister, Mrs. Paul Cobb of Los Angeles, and a brother, Paul Rawson...

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Arthur Sammons Killed By Train

Car Hit By Train, Mail Carrier Killed BURRTON, KS -  December 28 - A 73-year-old substitute mail carrier was killed today when his car slipped off the railroad station platform in Burrton and was struck by a passenger train. He was Arthur James Sammons, a retired...

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A Balky, Unruly Mule

WAMEGO, KS - Dr. A.N. Ruby is nursing a broken left arm. He sustained the break while attempting to treat a balky mule. He was standing on the Manger rail and accidentally fell when the mule became unruly.  The Wamego Reporter, Wamego, Kansas.  May 23, 1940.  (c)...

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Alex Kaine Dead

WAMEGO, KS - “Alex” Kaine a prominent farmer and resident here for the past 16 years, died at Genn Hospital early Tuesday morning, April 2. He had been a patient at the hospital several weeks following a major operation. Mr. Kaine was born at Hoysten, Compsie,...

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Fire at Old Louisville Bridge

WAMEGO, KS - While a stalk field near the old Louisville bridge was being burned Tuesday afternoon, fire jumped across Rock Creek and set a pile of driftwood on fire. From there the flooring of the bridge caught on fire. Local people were doing a good job of saving...

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Ed Murphy Died

WAMEGO, KS - His many friends in this county were grieved to learn of the death of Ed Murphy, although his age and long and serious illness caused it to be not unexpected. Few men had as many friends, won by his own friendliness and kindness. For 29 years he was...

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Killer Has Visited Here

HUTCHINSON, KS - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thomson motored to Peabody to attend the funeral services of Fred R. Nussbaum, the young man who killed himself and his sweetheart on Thursday. Mr. Nusbaum has frequently visited in Hutchinson at the Thomson home. The Hutchinson...

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Mrs. S.A. Newhall

NEWTON, KS - Word was received here on Thursday from R. Frank Newhall of Chicago, telling of the death of his mother, Mrs. S. A. Newhall at Loma Linda, Calif. Mrs. Newhall is the wife of the late Dr. S. A. Newhall, who practiced in Newton many years ago. Mrs. Newhall...

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