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Playmates Are Reunited

PLAYMATES ARE REUNITED AFTER HALF A CENTURY Pioneer Women Find Each Other at Church Reunion After 50 years separation, Mrs. F D Hughes of 1007 South Water, and Mrs. Ellen Winchel of Newkirk Okla., childhood playmates, met at the home of Mrs. G W Fairchild, 1433 North...

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Rejected Suitor Shoots Himself

RUSSELL – Fred Heard, 22, manager of an oil company, shot and killed himself here late Saturday night after having been rejected by Hilda Nuss, a Russell high school girl. Heard has threatened to take his life for several weeks, but no one had taken him seriously. The...

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John Seed Left High and Dry

Patrolman Took His Liquor and Left Him Dry John Seed, a harvester, who claims North Dakota as his home, is the victim of hard luck. He arrived in Hutchinson penniless last night. Going into a South Main street pool hall he noticed a pint of alcohol and carried it out...

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Ruby Clampitt Jumps From Train

Rejected by Sweetheart Caused Girl To Take Life Discover that Lover was "Double-Crossing" Her Led Ruby Clampitt to Jump to Death STERLING, July 7 - It was the discovery that her sweetheart had gone back on her, and had given information to the officers leading to her...

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Methodist Unification Plan 1924

Unification Plan Is Approved at Meeting of South Methodists Chattanooga, Tenn., July 5 - Organic union into one great Church of the 7,000,000 members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, depends upon the action during 1925 of...

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Lawrence Latimer Eats Spit Devil & Dies

KANSAS CITY - Lawrence Lee Latimer, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Harvey Latimer, died here last night from the effects of eating a "spit devil," an explosive substance used in Fourth of July celebration. The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kansas. Friday, July 5, 1924. Page...

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Coffeyville School Board Must Pay

School Board Must Pay Negro Attorney TOPEKA - The Coffeyville board of education today was handed a bill for $1,000, the attorney's fee charged by Elisha Scott, Topeka negro lawyer, for representing Mrs. Celia Thurman Watts, Coffeyville negro, in her suit against the...

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Frank Pajer Killed By Officers

Alleged Car Thief Killed By Officers PITTSBURG, KS - Frank Pajer, 20 years old, of Frontenac, was killed early today [July 5] by Pittsburg officers who were trailing Pajer and a companion, suspected of motor car theft. Earlier in the night the men, it is believed,...

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Robert Elliott’s Body To Be Moved

FORMER SOLDIER’S BODY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO FILL PAUPER’S GRAVE  Shall the body of a soldier who fought with the Allies be allowed to rest in a potter’s field? An emphatic “no” was the local American Legion’s answer to the question when they discovered that the...

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Charles Artz

In the early morning of June 27, 1920, Rock Island Railroad Special Agent Charles F. Artz arrested four men on vagrancy charges near the Rock Island tracks in North Wichita. As Agent Artz escorted the men out of railroad yards to meet a city patrolman who was to take...

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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

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 eighteen schedule...

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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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