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PT   Pottawatomie County, Kansas, was established in 1857.  It was created out of Calhoun & Riley Counties, and was named for the Pottawatomie Indians who lived in this area.  The county seat of Pottawatomie County is Westmoreland, Kansas.

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Old, Newspaper

Pottawatomie County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Rawson Reunion

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 with his wife...

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A Balky, Unruly Mule

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) Transcribed by...

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Aloysius Eckart & Winifred Doll

Banns have been published for the marriage of Miss Winifred Doll, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Louis Doll, and Mr. Aloysius eckart, son of Mr and Mrs. Frank Eckart. The wedding will take place next week.  The Wamego Reporter, Wamego, Kansas.  May 23, 1940.  (c) Transcribed...

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Alex Kaine Dead

“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, Scotland on January...

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Fire at Old Louisville Bridge

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 the bridge when...

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Ed Murphy Died

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 superintendent of...

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Roller Skate Coming Back

The roller skate is “coming back.” It never really went out, as far as the children are concerned. Now, however, young ladies have taken it up--not in skating rinks, by the way, but in the open air--for exercise and fun on the sidewalks and smooth pavements of the...

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Willard Balderson Party

Mrs. Neil Balderson entertained with a children’s party last Saturday afternoon to celebrate the fifth anniversary of her small son, Willard. She had the assistance of Mrs. John Casner and of her brother Willis Shehi of Topeka. The little people enjoyed merry games...

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Big Ditch Fishing

Monday night and all day Tuesday probably twenty or more of our fishermen and boys were lined up along the big ditch east and south of town endeavoring in diverse ways to secure some of the larger fish making their way in the back water from the river. Several hundred...

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Hail Storm

Noah Tobaka of the Vermillion district was in town Monday and reports damage from the hail Sunday morning of considerable proportions. Guess he was about right as it was noticed that he bought twenty-two window lights to replace damage done by that storm. The Wamego...

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