Cow Killed By Lightning

DIGHTON NEWS: Sam Culbertson had a valuable cow killed by lightning, Sunday night. The high wind, Monday night did considerable damage to windmills and outbuildings.  The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas.  Friday, June 23, 1916.  (c) Transcribed by Sonya Thomas for the...

Schoolhouse Struck By Lightning

The Andrews schoolhouse, west of Salina, was struck by lightning during the storm Saturday afternoon and completely destroyed by fire.  The lightning struck the tower of the building and split it in half.  The structure burned rapidly and was in ruins in a remarkably...

12 Year Old Boy Killed By Lightning

During a storm in Sedgwick county on the 17th, Johnny Lane, 12 years old, was herding his father’s cattle, 12 miles from Wichita, and took refuge in a ravine. Strange to say, a stroke of lightning struck him and his pony dead. Their bodies were not found until...

Severe Lightning Storm

Last Thursday evening we were visited by a short but sharp storm of lightning, thunder, rain, and hail.  We have seldom, if ever, known the electricity to be so all-pervading, “arching” and disagreeably proximate.  During the storm thirteen ponies were...

Poncher Family Struck By Lightning

GUILFORD.  Serious Accident. About two weeks since the family of Mr. Poncher, son-in-law of Mr. Root, of Guilford, set out to move to Caney, with two teams, one of horse and the other of oxen. They had reached a point on their journey about fifteen miles south of Elk...