Archive for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

McLouth Happenings

September 7, 2010

Remember to proudly display the American flag on Sept. 11, honoring those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain and all who are currently serving at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

• “The train hasn’t stopped here in Oskaloosa for 80 years and why...” is the theme to be featured starting at 1 p.m. Saturday by the Jefferson County Historical Society at Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa.

A display of northeast Kansas railroad memorabilia and time tables will be on display from 1 to 4 p.m.

At 2 p.m., Kent Hannah will show a PowerPoint presentation on the development and abandonment of the railroad system. He will discuss the KC Northwestern, Leavenworth and Topeka, and the Kansas Central railway systems and reflect on the purchasing of homestead land and the selling of the land.

Hannah is a graduate of Kansas University and worked for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroads for 39 years as a dispatcher. He has collected railroad memorabilia and done a tremendous amount of research on the railroad system and how it relates to Kansas history.

• The Albert and Ella Edmonds Family Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 26, at the McLouth Community Center. Family members will celebrate their history by sharing pictures, stories, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, recipes and memorabilia. Fun and fellowship begins at 10 a.m. with lunch at 1 p.m. Please bring your favorite covered dishes and your table service. Coffee and tea will be provided.

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