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General announcements & Events / Bringing Imagination Library to Howard
« on: August 07, 2020, 11:28:07 PM »
The Friends of the Howard Library held a coffee/cookie fund raiser this week. They raised over $600.

The Good Old Days / Just for fun - old pictures
« on: March 10, 2019, 06:03:52 PM »
My youngest sister, Rebecca, was cleaning out some old boxes and found some old photos. There's Leslie and Bertie Wisner with Mary Kay, Marty, Debbie and Judy; then Mary Arlene Wisner Lees in Boxholm, Iowa early 1960's; and all of us girls, also Boxholm, early 1960s.

The Coffee Shop / Happy New Year!
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:04:48 PM »
I'm so glad 2018 is over. So many "not" times and events. 2019 will be much better. I'm ready for it. I wish all of you a Happy New Year!

Wilma Jane Weyrauch passed away on October 18, 2017 at her home in Howard, Kansas.  She was 87 years old and was born on March 1, 1930 in her parents' home in Braman, Oklahoma, the third child of Pickney and Leota (Lowrey) Hancock.

Wilma's family moved many times throughout her life living in places such as Clearwater, Viola, and Conway Springs, Kansas before finally moving to a farm south of Piedmont, Kansas when she was a senior in high school.  She graduated from Piedmont High School in 1948.  It was here that she met James William "Jim" Weyrauch and started dating him on July 4, 1948.  They were married on August 6, 1948 and were married for 56 years before Jim passed away in 2004.

The newly married couple starting their lives living close to both sets of parents in northwestern Elk County.  In early 1949, they moved to Ottawa County Kansas where their first daughter, Jimmie Ann, was born in October 1949.  Their second daughter, Jean, was born in April 1951.  In the fall of 1954, the little family moved to Severy, Kansas where their third daughter, Janet, was born in December 1954.  The fourth daughter, Patricia , was born in July 1956.  Jim and Wilma raised their daughters in Severy, Kansas.

Wilma worked at several jobs.  She was a teacher's aide at the Severy Grade School and worked as a legal assistant for the David Brace Law Office in Moline, Kansas.  Wilma and Jim moved to Sedgwick County, Kansas after the girls were gone from home where Wilma worked for Tax Wise and then for the Internal Revenue Service where she retired in 1992.

Wilma was a long-time member of the Ladonia Chapter #243 Order of the Eastern Star and was a member  of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Carter-Rader Post #149 in Howard, Kansas.  Wilma enjoyed making and working in her flower beds at her home until she was not able to do so due to her health.

Wilma is survived by her daughters, Jimmie Ann Weyrauch of Howard, Kansas, Jean Keatts and her husband, Wayne of Golden City, Missouri, Janet Harrington and her husband, Jim of Howard, Kansas, and Patti Gallardo and her husband, John of Howard, Kansas; her brothers, Wayne Hancock of Haysville, Kansas and Dale Hancock of Wichita, Kansas; her sister, June Matzen of Bucklin, Kansas; and  five grandchildren, Tina Keatts Stump, Lisa Keatts Kinnunen, Michael Keatts, Angela Gallardo Mann, and Teresa Gallardo Usry.   Wilma is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim"; her father and mother, Pinckney and Leota; and two great-granddaughters, Allison Daniele Usry and Kelly Jo Stump.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  A private burial will take place at a later time.  Online condolences may be left at  Memorials have been suggested to Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

General announcements & Events / Local United Methodist Churches
« on: July 02, 2017, 06:53:55 PM »
Today was the first Sunday in a new church year, and there have been some local changes.

Dena Allison now has four churches: Grenola, Moline, Longton and Elk Falls.

Susan Galvan now has three churches: Severy, Fall River and New Albany.

Geesook Gil is the new pastor at the Howard church. She is a 1/2 time appointment. Her first Sunday will be next week, July 9th.

Howard and Severy are no longer a combined church charge. They have separated. I don't have all the information as to how come; it's been several years since I've attended either church.

However, I am now the accompanist for the Severy United Methodist Church. Today was their first service with Susan Galvan preaching and me playing. It was a lovely time, almost like coming home.

moved their service time to 8:30 am on Sundays, to allow Susan to attend all three churches each week.

General announcements & Events / West Elk Basketball
« on: February 23, 2017, 12:50:21 PM »
The West Elk High School Varsity Boy's and Girl's teams will host Marmaton Valley in the first round of sub-state on Monday, February 27. Girls game will start at 6:00 pm. Boys game is scheduled to begin at 7:30. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 k-12, and pre-K free as set by KSHSAA. No passes will be honored.

General announcements & Events / Chicken Noodle Dinner and Basketball
« on: January 08, 2017, 10:09:10 AM »
A double win - chicken noodle dinner and basketball!

General announcements & Events / West Elk Concerts
« on: December 05, 2016, 09:03:56 AM »
Pre-K through 5th Grade
Tuesday, Dec. 13
6:30 pm
West Elk Gymnasium

6th Grade, Junior High, High School
Monday, Dec. 19
6:30 pm
West Elk Auditorium

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

The Coffee Shop / 5.6 Earthquake
« on: September 03, 2016, 08:46:23 AM »
Wow - that woke us up this morning.

USGS says a 5.6 earthquake centered north of Pawnee, Oklahoma. We felt it at 7:02 am. Knocked some pictures off the walls. We probably also have some new cracks underneath our paneling.  :D

The Coffee Shop / Independence, KS Shulthis Stadium
« on: August 14, 2016, 11:01:53 AM »
From Facebook, Montgomery County Chronicle, Aug. 13, 2016

The Shulthis Stadium grandstand at Riverside Park in Independence had a soft opening for contributors and boosters on Friday night — more than one year after the original grandstand was demolished. The new grandstand includes several amenities, including a plaza area with picnic tables, an enlarged concession stand, spacious bathrooms, a home locker room, and considerable recognition of the stadium's place in national history. The grandstand will get its first official workout this Friday, Aug. 19 when Independence Community College's football team hosts Iowa Western in a scrimmage that is set to kickoff at 5 p.m.

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