35 years ago
march 16, 1977
Over 6,000 acres of prime bluestem prairie burned Monday afternoon, whipped by a southwest wind. The fire started early in the afternoon north of the Grace Ranch, northeast of Burns, and followed the Marion County line north to a point near the Lalouette buffalo pens east of Florence—a distance of nearly seven miles. At times, the fire was nearly two miles wide.
Elgin House Apartments will be open for public viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. March 27, was announced this week by Van Anderson, developer of the apartments.
A Candystriper mother-daughter tea was held March 13. Those present were Mrs. James Fruechting and Patti, Mrs. James Hett and Kim, Mrs. John Hett and Debbie, Mrs. Edmund Kroupa and Theresa, Linda Hein, Elsie Reinke, Tom Evert, Mrs. Ernest Bina, Mrs. Charles Druse, and Mrs. Edson Childs. Tom Evert awarded 50-hour service pins to Patti Fruechting, Kim Hett, Debbie Hett, and Linda Hein.
Cecil Carrier, weatherman from KTVH, Channel 12, in Wichita, will be the featured speaker at an annual stockholder’s meeting of the Federal Land Bank Association of Abilene.
A potluck dinner was enjoyed Sunday noon by members of the Conyers and Richmond families at the Richmond cabin, near Antelope. The gathering was in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bredemeier.