In regards to the state football sign at Grenola, the reason there is one there is because a lot of the boys on the team were from Grenola. I believe the community wanted the sign to be put there to recognize that young men from Grenola had something to do with the team winning the state title. I think it is pretty cool.
I went to the treasurer's office today to buy tags. Had a really nice visit with the 2 young ladies that work there. Great paint job on the comissioner's room floor and the floor in front of the counters of the treasurer's office and the county clerk's office. Things were looking really good until I saw the shelf on the north wall of the treasurer's office that held a coffee pot. It was crooked. Oh my gosh. It about drove me crazy looking at it. Please, Joe, fix it. Thanks.
The old bridge that is over Game Creek on Gene Perkins used to have sides on it. Gene told me a story about how Guy Denton couldn't get a piece of farm equipment over it and he asked the commissioners to do something. they hemmed and hawed and just couldn't figure out what to do. Guy Denton solved their problem for them. He took a crowbar and pushed the bigs stones that were in his way off into the creek. Problem solved. Those stones are still there. Gene says somewhere there is a picture of that bridge after the county had built it showing the county workers in their bibs sitting on the bridge. Sure would like to see that picture. The road has been changed and a new bridge put in. You can see the old bridge from the county road. However; if you really want to go look at it, please be sure you get permission from Gene Perkins as he owns the bridge and the old county road that is still there.
Rita Jeane Zellner, a longtime resident of Howard, Kansas, passed away in Andover, Kansas on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the age of 84. The daughter of Leonard Martin and Vera Stevens Martin, Jeane was born on April 4, 1929 in Beeler, Kansas.
After graduating high school, she attended college in Garden City, Kansas and earned her degree as a registered nurse. She was united in marriage to Ray Zellner in Garden City, Kansas on July 9, 1950. Jeane was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka and was the church organist for years. She belonged to the Loyal Lima's, helped locally with Harry Hynes Hospice, and read to residents in the nursing home.
Jeane is survived by sons, Tim Zellner and wife, Joyce of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Kelley Zellner and wife, Carolyn of Humboldt, Kansas, and Mark Zellner and wife, Debbie of Howard, Kansas; a daughter, Julie McConnell and husband Terry of Independence, Kansas; brothers, Dean Martin and wife, Avis of Sacramento, California, and Richard Martin and wife, Sherry (deceased) of Sacramento, California; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ray.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka, Kansas. Rosary will be prayed prior to Mass at 10:00 a.m., with Father Steven Gronert officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday June 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Pilot Point Texas. Family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside–Zimmerman Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas.
(taken from Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home website)