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109 West 6th St. • (620) 208-8888 • Volume 13, No. 22 502 Albert. Emporia • 620-340-1000 Stop in for BREAKFAST ! Best cooking in town. Breakfast Bu et - M, W, Fri., and Saturday 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. Also Serving lunch! M, T, W, F 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. • Touch ups to Existing Homes • Fiberglass • New Construction • Remodeling Ag Buildings Ask about our Military Discount! 620-437-6764 • 222 N. 4th, Madison Flint Hills Foam & Thermal Barrier INSULATION ANNIVERSARY SALE OPEN SUNDAYS 12 TO 5 PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE *WAC Some restrictions apply. See store for details FURNITURE L O F T 523 Market Osage City 785-528-4246 2914 W. US HWY 50 Suite C Emporia 620-340-0844 “We’re not fancy, just low prices on quality home furnishings.” www.furnitureloftonline.com CLEARANCE SPECIALS ON SERTA ICOMFORT & SERTA PERFECT SLEEPER MATTRESSES SAVE $200 TO $1000 WALL-AWAY RECLINER $249.99 or $35 per month* POWER RECLINER $349.99 or $35 per month* ROCKER RECLINER $299.99 or $35 per month* LIFT CHAIR RECLINER $569.99 or $35 per month* 8 PIECE PACKAGE $1699.99 or $78 per month* Includes 2 Piece Sectional, Cocktail Table, 2 End Tables, 2 Lamps, & Area Rug SECTIONAL ALONE $849.99
meats processing facility, beef, hogs, lamb and goats. Also offer an array of high quality beef, pork, and chicken retail meats. Known for our delicious rib eyes. 1039 Laing St, Osage City 785-219-9430 Margarita Monday  Classic Margarita on the Rocks $5 Beer & Taco Tuesday 3 Hardshell Tacos and a Draft Beer $10 Wine Wednesday  1/2 Price Wine by the Glass  $1 OFF Chef’s Salad or Club Wrap Thrifty Thursday Busch Light Pitchers $9 BRUFF’S DAILY SPECIALS 2640 W. 18th Ave.  Emporia, KS  620-342-1223 bruffsinc Westside Recycling • (620) 342-9200. Now open Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday 8:00am-noon Metal Recycling Roll-off Containers available. We buy all types of scrap metal. 3401 W 6th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801
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Jamie Potter, Service Representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, will visit the Greenwood County Courthouse in Eureka on the first and third Thursday; Coffey County Courthouse in Burlington on the second Thursday and the Morris County Courthouse in Council Grove on the second Tuesday of each month. She will be there from 1-3:30 p.m. She will go to Cottonwood Falls on a as needed basis.

Please call (620) 3423347 in advance to ensure all information is read -

ily available so all veterans, widows and dependents can receive better assistance.


Neosho Rapids Senior meals are served Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at noon. If you are 60 or older, a $4 donation is appreciated; meal is $7 for those under 60. For reservations or cancellations in Neosho Rapids call (620) 342-8232.

Olpe Senior fellowship meals are served on Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Knights Hall. If you are 60 or older, a $4

donation is appreciated; meal is $7 for those under 60. The first Friday of each month is the birthday dinner celebrating the birthdays of the month. Blood pressure and blood sugar testing every 3rd Tuesday. For reservations or cancellations in Olpe call 620475-3384 between 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Neosho Rapids High School Reunion will be June 3. They will meet at the old high school gymnasium in Neosho Rapids. The doors are open at 5 p.m. with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. The honored class will be 1963.


The annual Reading Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 3rd this year in the gymnasium. Registration and time to mingle with friends and classmates will begin at 6:00 followed by the dinner at 6:30. Back by popular demand, The Miracle Café’ will be providing a delicious meal. Special honored classes are: 1973 (50th), 1963 (60th) and 1948 (75th). Bright orange postcards were mailed to those alumni with addresses on file. Please mail in your registration card or contact Reta (Kinslow) Jackson at P.O. Box 103 Reading, KS 66868 or call Reta 620-340-5347. Anyone who attended school at

Reading or served as staff are encouraged to attend. The cost of the meal and registration for the night is $18.00. People are also welcome to pay at the door.


Double E Stem Camp will be held Saturday, June 10, 6 p.m. until Sunday, June 11, 3 p.m. This is open to girls in grades KDG-5th. Cost is $15. Registration is due by June 10. Camp is located at Camp Double E, 794 Road 200, Emporia, KS 66801

Double E STEM Camp is calling your name! This weekend, Girls will have you learning how citizen scientists make observations, collect data and work with others to receive feedback on their research. The

Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey is designed to help you explore your interests, gain new skills and make a difference in your communities with citizen science. Don’t worry, we didn’t leave out the games, time outside and picture taking. Earn Think LIke A Citizen Scientists badge (provided). To register go to https://www.ultracamp. com/


Join in the Me and My Buddy Fishing day on Saturday, June 24, 5-8 p.m. This is a family event with girls in grades KDG-Senior held at the Council Grove City Lake, Council Grove. You must be registered by June 12. The cost is $5 per person.

Reel your buddy in, grab a chair and pole and cast your line at Council Grove City Lake with Girl Scouts.

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This family event is a fishing and water safety awareness experience. The local Park and Recreation Corps of Engineers will educate Girl Scouts and their families on water safety while fishing and how to have a great outdoor experience at the beautiful Council Grove City Lake. The Game Warden will also be there to talk and teach about the local wildlife.


The First Christian Church, 202 E. 12th Ave., will hold their food pantry on Mondays from 9-11 a.m. Go to the north side of the church for pick up.


SU83 will have poles available to use at the event. This is a catch and release event. Participants must comply with Kansas Fish & Game laws and obtain a fishing license (prior to the event) for anyone ages 16-74. To register https:// www.ultracamp.com/


The annual Truckin’ for Tucker 5K run/walk is scheduled for June 24 at 9 a.m. at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. To register online at trukinfortucker@yahoo.com or

at emporiarec.org. The cost is $25 which includes a T-shirt. Registration and payment must be received by June 8. Entries are nonrefundable. You can also do it virtual and post your run to the Trunkin’ For Tucker Facebook page.


The Sertoma Club will open the train season for the summer on Thursday, June 1. They do have openings for private parties. Hours for the train are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m. and

the Lebo Baptist Church is open Mondays 5-7 p.m., Thursdays 9-11 a.m., and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon.

This is open to residents of 66856 and 66868.


Thursday 9-11 a.m. Rides are 50 cents.


5K run/walk Tornado

Trot & Trail in the Reading City Park on Saturday, June 24. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. Preregister by June 10 for Tshirt and drawings. They will have a 14.5 mile or 26.5 mile gravel bike ride. All the proceeds go to Handlebars of Hope! Email tornadotrot@gmail.com for a registration form.

munity Food Pantry will be open Tuesday, June 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 24 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The Lebo Community Food Pantry located behind

The Americus Com -

The pantry is at the Americus United Methodist Church and is open to residents in USD 251.

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DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING FREE Thursday, June 1, 2023 7:00pm - 8:00PM ESU School of Nursing: Cora Miller Hall 1127 Chestnut (Utilize the West Entrance) “Safe and Effective Exercise” Presented by Colby Nuessen, OTR The purpose of this group is to create a climate of support and education that will assist attendee’s efforts with their diabetes care, and/or their friend or family member. Meetings are quarterly. No RSVP necessary Free to the public • Graduations • Weddings & Receptions • Family/Class Reunions • Business Events • Birthdays Call Today! 620-342-1990 607 Merchant St. • Emporia FOR CATERING Troy Shaw 620-794-1992 Summer STORMS!! Get ready for Factory authorized sales and service dealer Full service electrical contractor WESTERN ELECTRICAL. EMPORIA


Lebo American Legion

Post 323 will hold a Country Breakfast on Saturday, June 3, 7-9 a.m.

Menu includes bis -

cuits and gravy, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, coffee, milk and orange juice. A freewill donation will be accepted.


Join the Emporia Public Library staff for music, activities, and stories! Choose a storytime that best suits your family’s schedule and join them for fun! Pat-a Cake Club (Birth to 18 months) Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. Mother Goose Time (Toddlers to 36 months) Mondays & Thursdays 9:45 a.m. Preschool

Storytime (Ages 3-5) Mondays, Tuesday, & Thursdays 10:30 a.m.


The Miller United Methodist men will hold their monthly breakfast on Saturday, June 3 from 7-10 a.m.

The menu includes biscuits and gravy, pancakes or waffles, sausage, eggs, cinnamon rolls, coffee and juice. Donation will be accepted. Carry out is available.


The Hartford United Methodist Women will hold a Penny Supper on Saturday, June 3. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

Some menu items in -

clude ham loaf, chicken pie, pork cutlet, a variety of salads and vegetables, homemade rolls and cornbread, cake, homemade pie, homemade ice cream, and coffee or tea.

Join in good food and fellowship.


The First Christian Church at 202 E. 12th will have their Clothes Closet and Household Hut on Fridays at 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.


The Baby Closet at


313 W. 4th Ave., Emporia

Tuesday Meetings

Weigh-In 9-9:30 a.m. • Meeting 10-10:45 a.m.

Contact: Beverly A. Bednasek • 316-755-1055


Stepping Stones

1015 Scott St., Emporia

Wednesday Meetings

Weigh-In 5:30 p.m. • Meeting 6 p.m.

Contact: Marcella McGuire

620-342-1906 or 620-340-2978


Messiah Lutheran Church

1101 Neosho St., Emporia

Tuesday Meetings

Weigh-in 4:30 p.m. • Meeting 5 p.m.

Contact: Beverly A. Bednasek 316-755-1055

More information at tops.org


the First Congregational Church will be open Open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and every Thursday from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

They serve infants through 5 years old. All items are free. Items may include the following as supplies permit. Diapers,wipes, 5 clothing articles, 5 food items, 2 miscellaneous items,1 large item and 2 essential pantry items.

Donations will be accepted. You may call 620-342-6854 if you have questions.


The Hartford High School volleyball team is holding a Co-Ed Volleyball tournament on Saturday, June 24 at the high school. Cost is $125 per team. Each team must have three girls and three boys. Must be 18 or older to participate. You will be guaranteed three games. Nets will be at guys’ regulation height. Registration deadline is June 16. For more information, contact Ashton Kistner at akistner@usd252. org or 785-640-9012.


They will hold a Hunter McCoy Firearm Drawing on Saturday, June 3 at the Anderson Building. Only 250 tickets will be sold for the chance to win a Henry all weather 30-30 Winheser 20” barrel hard chrome with four round capacity. Brand new, unfired, overall length 39.” Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling Richelle Birk at 620-591-0055 or Lisa Fuller at 620-341-2829. Cost is $20 each, cash only. You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase tickets. Winner doesn’t have to be present to win.


The Admire United Methodist men will have their monthly pancake breakfast on June 10, 7-9:30 a.m. at the church fellowship hall. Menu items include pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. A freewill donation will be accepted. Proceeds go toward church and community projects.

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After World War 1, Miss June Milner of Hartford was hired to manage a large cafeteria in Youngstown, Ohio. She moved there where she was responsible for the same tasks she had fulfilled in the tea rooms of the YWCA. Again she ordered the furnishings, the equipment, the foods, she hired the workers and set up the schedules for the employees, anything the management of any restaurant would do. The seating

Provided by Lyon County Historical Society

in this cafeteria was around 200. In nearby Toledo, Ohio, her uncle Will Milner was the owner/manager of a



large department store, and June often traveled to visit him. Before long she had made enough money to buy herself a Model T Ford coupe for her drive to Toledo. But with time, she also longed to make trips back home. One Christmas when June was home in Hartford, there came a knock at the door, and a young man was there delivering a large box of beautiful chocolates covered by a spray of flowers. Before long a young Hartford farmer, Samuel Ray Gardner, proposed to Miss Emily June Milner, and they were married in 1922, eventually producing daughter Julia Gardner George of Lebo and son Dan Gardner of rural Hartford, the teller of these tales! Uncle Will Milner convinced her she would be much happier in Hartford where she lived the rest of her years, dying at age 94 in 1986.

You’ve heard of Soden’s Grove in Emporia? It was named for W.T. Soden, an Irishman with a twinkle in his eye.

He was the town miller back when the town was established, a young buck with flour dust on his clothes, black whiskers and plenty of spunk. One day he was in Lawrence about the time of the outbreak of the Civil War. Federal officers were occupying the town, and either some soldier or some camp follower raped a girl in the ravine down back of what is now the Eldridge Hotel, and the town was pretty mad about it. For some reason the townspeople thought Soden had done it, and they grabbed him! The crowd kept swelling and swelling, yelling, “Hang him, hang him!” Soden was scared pea green when he noticed Dr. Allen White at the edge of the crowd, in his white nankeen suit and his panama hat, elbowing through the crowd and going straight for Soden with blood in his eye. He got on top of something and cried, “Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! I know this man; he is a loyal Union man who runs a mill in Emporia and is a decent man. He didn’t do this. He is not that kind. Let him alone. Give him time. Hear his story.” After three or four minutes of hearing Soden’s story, the crowd broke up. Forever after, Soden was always grateful to Dr. Allen White, William Allen White’s father.

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The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Here is a list of upcoming Blood Drives:

JUNE 1 – Emporia Community at Presbyterian Church West Campus – 8 am – 2 pm

JUNE 1 – Emporia Flinthills Mall across from Maurice’s – 1 – 6 pm

JUNE 6 – Hartford Community Building – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

JUNE 13 – Burlington St. Francis Xavier Church – 11 am – 5 pm

JUNE 14 – Emporia Newman Regional Health Conference Room – 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

JUNE 15 – Emporia Newman Regional Health Conference Room – 8 am – 2 pm

JUNE 19 – Waverly United Methodist Church – 11 am –5 pm

JUNE 27 – Emporia Flinthills Mall across from Maurice’s – 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Please help by making your appointment today at www.redcrossblood.org or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. With the app you can Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your miniphysical, and track your donations.


The Emporia Arts Center will host an Artist’s Opening Reception for Jim Sallenbach in the Trusler Gallery, 815 Commercial St, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Thursday, June 1 st , 2023. The exhibition will be on display June 1 st – 30 th , 2023. Jim Sallenbach takes ordinary discarded objects and turns them into thought provoking pieces of art. He deconstructs the past and rebuilds pie ces to suit his con -

cepts. Using all his experiences and all the places he has lived and learned he puts forth a brilliant exhibition that showcases his unique voice. One that speaks to what influences him and all his ideas for the future. Jim has shown

nationally and internationally - with some of his pieces being in private collections across the country and in Europe. Come see Nature of Things June 1 st and meet Jim! He will also have an artist talk during the reception at 5:15.

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NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH STAFF/VOLUNTEERS CAN CHOOSE TO PICK UP THEIR ORDERS IN THE SNACK BAR FROM 10:30AM-2:30PM PREORDER BY CONTACTING LYNN LANG @ (816) 509-6845 OR JAN MCCLENDON @ (620) 343-0562 CASH, CHECK, AND PAYROLL DEDUCTION FOR EMPLOYEES ACCEPTED PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIPS. Hurts Donut Fundraiser JUNE 20, 2023 8AM-12PM LIMITED AMOUNT OF DONUTS ON SITE FOR SALE. LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER IS FRIDAY JUNE 2ND, 2023 $25 - Dozen Pre-Set Variety Donuts $5 - Maple Bacon Bar PICK UP AT FLINT HILLS MALL CENTER AREA- INSIDE Calling all Churches! If you would like to get the word out about your Vacation Bible School - we would be happy to get your dates and times in the Flint Hills Shopper Our deadline is Wednesday, at noon for our Tuesday publication date. You can email them to shank@emporia.com or drop off the information at 109 W. 6th, Emporia, KS. Please give us a call with any questions 620-208-8888




Ebenezer United Methodist Church

4 1⁄2 Miles West of Olpe on Road 70


FRIDAY: Morning Fishing Begins

11AM - 6PM: Team Registrations at Church

6PM - 7PM: Fish Weigh-in at Church

SATURDAY: Morning Fishing Continues

10AM - 11AM: Team Registrations at Church

10AM - 2PM: Fish Weigh-in at Church





Scale Fish, Catfish (Caught by rod and reel) and largest catch by any method.


Rex Fisher: 620-366-0499, Dale Burenheide: 620-412-3543, Terry Vogts: 620-475-3489, Jeremiah Corpening: 620-481-1364, Travis Heins: 620-475-3752, Doug Stueve: 620-342-1155, Calvin Stueve: 620-344-7923, Andy Ritchie: 620-475-3454, Mike Line: 620-343-0241, Steve Williams: 620-340-2260 Colton Stueve 620-757-1117

All proceeds will be donated to the Ebenezer Compassion Fund.

Provided by the North Lyon Co. Historical Society and Museum at Admire, Kansas

Admire City Free Press, May 27, 1887

- The neat appearance of the Free Press office this week has been a matter of comment. This is because new brooms sweep clean. T. J. Morrison has kindly sent a sample of his brooms, which almost sweeps the floor by looking at it.

- Mr. O. E. McElfresh of the town company was in the city Wednesday and Thursday. (Admire was founded by Jacob Admire, O. E. McElfresh, J. D. Hall, D. J. Roberts, and H. H. Buckwalter.)

- Gentlemanly behavior should be observed on all occasions, with a due regard of the fact that spittoons are for use and not solely for ornament.

- Kansas has eleven unorganized counties.

- A $1,000 fountain arrived May 20 in Ottawa, Kan. for installation in Forest Park. About 300 tents are erected for the Dunkards convention, to start Sunday. (The Dunkard Brethren is a Conservative branch of the Anabaptists, a sect of Protestantism that started in the 1500s. “Dunkard” is from a German word meaning “to dunk”, referring to the trine (3 times) immersion method of bap -


- Three rail cars of Mexican burros went through to Kansas City last night to satisfy the latest fashionable whim of donkey driving.

- Two Pennsylvania ladies will file a claim against the U.S. government for $4 million, growing out of advances said to have been made by a lineal ancestor to the Continental government during the Revolution.

- The American Base Ball Association has voted to abolish the idiotic rule which credits a batter who gets his base on balls with a base hit. They also propose an amendment giving the batter only 3 strikes instead of 4, as at present.

- A violent shock of earthquake has been felt at Monte Carlo.

- A man named Leggett was sentenced to hang for murder last Friday at Reidsville, Ga. The governor respited (postponed) him on Thursday. Reidsville

is 45 miles from a railroad or telegraph station. Leggett’s lawyer started on horseback with the respite Thursday afternoon. He arrived at Reidsville after the noose had been placed about Leggett’s neck and the black cloth drawn over his face. The sheriff was preparing to pull the trap when the lawyer arrived waving the respite paper in the air, stopped the execution, and saved his client’s life.

- A raft comprised of 400 walnut logs came down the Red River yesterday from the Indian Territory (Okla.). The logs will be towed from the mouth of the river to New Orleans for shipment to Glasgow, Scotland. Interstate commerce law rendered it necessary to float the logs instead of shipping them by rail.

- A poet writes: “I reach and reach, but cannot grasp.” It was different with the editor who put him back out on the street.


The 2023 Emporia Garden, sponsored by the Lyon County Extension Master Gardeners, will take place on Saturday June 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We have four wonderful stops on this year’s tour.

Tour locations are: Susan and David Mai, 1424

State St.; Tim and Trish Dorsey, 2035 Prairie Lane; Bob and Brenda Redeker, 890 Road L, Olpe; Hetlinger Developmental Services Inc.

707 S. Commercial St.

Tickets for the tour are $5.00 and are available now at the Lyon County Extension Of -

fice or through any Lyon County Extension Master Gardener. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour at all locations.

For more information or any questions about the Emporia Garden Tour, please contact Travis Carmichael at (620) 341-3220.

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The Cloverleaf had a very informative and fun meeting this month! With a ton of project talks, the club gained a variety of new and interesting information over a large span of topics. Ava Karcher shared all about robotics and a fun little robot that you can make at home! Ty Karcher talked all about shooting sports. Jovie Severin shared a fun little stop-motion animation based on ‘Jaws’. Reese Spade shared some of his stained glass projects. Cooper Spade shared his knowledge on Archery. Sophia Hill also talked about everything Air Pistol. The club ended by working on brain teasers and enjoying cookies.

Eagle Creek Saddle Club


Reading 4-H held their monthly meeting at the Miracle Cafe at 6:45 p.m. on May 10th. Kerstyn Fox gave a parliamentary minute she asked us how does one make a motion? Well the answer is you address the chair and wait for them to call on you then you say I move to (whatever your motion is) the chair will restate the motion and then it will need a second and then they will vote.

The Reading 4-H will again put out flags for

Memorial Day. The Club will also be helping out with the Alumni Banquet in Reading at the school, which needs to be there at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday June 3.

Cora Jones led us in Twinkle,Twinkle, Little Star. For Recreation Kyson Jones had us play Infection tag.

Caden Jackson gave a talk on the spring shows he has attended and how he is growing as a showman.

Our next meeting will be held on June 14th at 6:45pm at the Miracle Cafe in Reading.

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RANCH RODEO EVENTS INCLUDE: Team Doctoring, Steer Tying, Trailer Loading and Sorting. There is NO admission fee but donations are welcome. Concessions available. Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 Competition begins at 7 p.m. Where: 4 Miles West of Olpe on Road 70 GET IT SOLD IN THE Flint Hills Shopper 620-208-8888 FHSHOPPER.COM

From the files of Morris Co Historical Society

The following is a continuation of the story of H. B. Mollhausen, a German immigrant, who crossed back over the Santa Fe Trail from New Mexico through Kansas to Ft. Leavenworth, in June and July of 1858, as part of the Ives expedition.

Echoes of the Past

This final installment picks up as they are about to make the last leg of their trip and comes from the November 1948 edition of the Kansas Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, on file at the Morris County Historical Society Archives in Council Grove.

“Over the Santa Fe Trail Thru Kansas in 1858”

… “The glowing heat of the sun made the atmosphere in the shady, damp woods almost unendurable. Together with the circumstance that the wagon and luggage often sank into the water and could be only pulled out with the help of several obliging Shawnee Indians. We had to protect our collections above everything else

Hunter McCoy HHunter McCoy Hunter McCoy

Son of Billy & Jenny McCoy & brother of Morgan & Kelsey McCoy

Hunter was involved in a UTV accident in Emporia, May 6th on his 20th birthday. Hunter is currently at a Trauma Unit. From the accident, he sustained a aortic aneurysm & critical head trauma. Hunter is awaiting transfer to a rehab facility for long road of recovery & medical expenses.

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Anderson Building

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2700 Hwy 50 Emporia

from dampness. All of this induced us to inquire whether there wasn’t another road that could lead us to Ft. Leavenworth.”

“A young Irishman who lived among the Shawnee, and who likewise helped with the crossings, informed us that he did indeed know of another road but it was at least six miles farther away. The possibility of danger to our collections seemed to us so great that we could not shun the detour. The Irishman was willing to act as our guide, so we saddled up before evening and followed him up the ravine. We soon found ourselves on an extensive meadow which was enclosed by strips of woodland. We rode rapidly thru the tall grass, the blades of which reached up over our saddles. We watched the western sky, which became overcast by threatening clouds and tinged fiery red and sulfur yellow by the hidden rays of the sun. We soon heard the dull roar of thunder, sharp claps becoming more pronounced, and before we could get to the place where we were to pitch our camp for the night, the storm broke over us violently. We tried to protect ourselves from the cloudburst by laying our saddles on the ground and crouching down on them with our weapons under us and a blanket around our shoulders. But after a few minutes, we were sitting in deep water which rushed violently down toward the Kansas River.” “The thunder was endless, the earth trembled, and the animals fearfully crowded up

close to us, as if seeking protection from the raging elements too. Just as the storm reached its peak, the clouds suddenly lifted from the prairie, a fiery streak flashed from north to south. For a few minutes, the setting sun appeared in full glory and the rain ceased. The whole night we lay under the starry sky, chilled from being so thoroughly drenched. That was our last experience on the prairie.”

“On the evening of the following day, accompanied by the Irishman, we reached the main road that led directly to Ft. Leavenworth, now only a good two day trip away. Since the Irishman’s departure we had come through settled country, with farms, fencedin gardens, and fields and we admired them, but had no time to stop. The animals had to exert their last strength to carry their masters as fast as possible to the edge of advancing civilization. They themselves, however, were bound for the green pastures of the military post. The heavily laden wagons we noticed everywhere were to transport food to the army stationed at the Great Salt Lake, following the armistice between the Government and the Mormons… It was more interesting for us to notice that the closer we got to the city, the more curiously we ourselves were observed.”

“Since our exterior and the appearance of our animals gave evidence of a long hard trip, we were usually taken for couriers from the battlefield…When we told individuals of our Colorado expedi -

tion they smiled at us in disbelief, winked an eye and replied ‘We know you have come from the Salt Lake with secret dispatches and do not want to be questioned. So, good luck’ they called out when we left and we continued cheerfully on our way.”

“At nightfall, July 24, we finally rode into the city of Leavenworth. We soon found ourselves among its lighted houses with dark silhouettes. We rode up and down the streets before discovering a hotel to our liking. It was quite late when we registered at the socalled boarding house. Having left the rest of the men camped outside the city, the four of us signed in having to prove to the hotelier we were solvent and could afford the rooms we were seeking. The next morning, after we had taken baths, gotten shaves and haircuts and changed our clothes from head to toe in new clothes purchased at a local clothing store , we headed toward the landlord again. Our men had arrived with the wagon and so we promptly paid our bill and moved on to the best hotel in town, despite polite and notso polite invitations to stay.”

“Our next matter of business was to pay the men, deliver the mules, the wagon, harnesses and saddles to the military post, three miles up the river. All matters now taken care of, nothing prevented us from enjoying the small pleasures which civilization offered (at Leavenworth) and which had become so unfamiliar to us of late, while we waited to depart on the St. Louis steamboat.”

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Wednesday, May 31

11 a.m. Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame Ride - Merchant Cycles

6 p.m. Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Granada Theater

Thursday, June 1

9 a.m. Group Ride hosted by GU Energy Labs Benefitting Bloomhouse Foundation - 8th Ave & Commercial St.

2-7 p.m. All Things Gravel Expo presented by City of Emporia

3-5 p.m. From the Saddle Film Festival - Granada Theater

3-6 p.m. Packet Pickup - Lyon County History Center

4 p.m. Group Ride with Isabel King, Stamina Racing, and Girls Gone Gravel - 8th Ave & Commercial St.

5:30 p.m. Best Day Yet Shakeout with Brooke Goudy and Major Taylor - 8th Ave & Commercial St.

Friday, June 2

8 a.m. Kodiak Cakes Pancake Ride with Alex Howes - 8th Ave & Commercial St.

a.m. The Pablove Breakfast Burrito Ride presented by IRC Tire - 8th Ave & Commercial St.

FLINT HILLS SHOPPER Page 10 Tuesday, May 30, 2023 For all your transmission & automotive repair needs! 1025 Industrial • Emporia, KS (620) 341-9449 RICH Door Co. Sales & Service on all makes and models 439 S Prairie • Bill Redeker 620-343-1060 www.bluestemfarmandranch.com 2611 West Hwy. 50 Emporia, KS 66801 (620) 342-5502 (800) 800-7505 C P ROOFING CONTRACTOR 620-794-4387 FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED (620) 412-9693 • www.ucgreatplains.com 611 Prairie • Emporia (620) 343-TIRE (8473) email: newsroom@emporia.com Look for us on Facebook! Telephone: 620-342-4800 Residential - Industrial - Commercial 601 West 6th Ave • Emporia • 342-2176
St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All Things Gravel Expo presented by City of Emporia 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Packet Pickup - Lyon County History Center 3 p.m. Garmin UNBOUND Gravel XL Start - Expo Area 4:30 p.m. Rider’s Meeting - Granada Theater
5:50 a.m. Pro Men Start - Commercial St. 5:52 a.m. Pro Women Start - Commercial St. 6 a.m. 200 Start - Commercial St. 7 a.m. 100 Start - Commercial St. 7-8:30 a.m. 25/50 ONLY Packet Pickup - Lyon County History Center 9 a.m. 25/50 Start - Commercial St. 12 p.m. Finish Line Party Begins - Commercial St. 2 p.m. 50 Mile Awards - Granada Theater 5 p.m. 100 Mile Awards - Granada Theater 6:30 p.m. Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda Awards - Granada Theater 7 p.m. 200 Mile Race Press Conference - Granada Theater Sunday, June 4 3 a.m. Finish Line Cutoff - Commercial St 8 a.m. XL and 200 Mile Awards - Granada Theater
a.m. Official Chamois Butt’r
Ride - 8th Ave & Commercial
Saturday, June 3



FLINT HILLS SHOPPER Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Page 11 Cottonwood Falls 620-342-4800 Ratcliff Propane LLC Residential & Commercial propane delivery with competitive pricing! • LP Gas Delivery • Rent & Sell Tanks • Contract Pricing Available 620-366-1967 • Travis Ratcliff
Unidentified youths riding bikes during Reading Days in Reading, Kansas in 1975. Unidentified people in front of Shaw’s Bicycle Repair Shop owned by A.C. Shaw. Circa 1910. Three unidentified youths with a bicycle in 1915. Two unidentified youths with a bicycle. Circa 1910.


Kids Night

12 and Under get in FREE!

5:30 pm Trade Show Opens

6 pm Kids Stick Horse Rodeo On The Dance Floor

Sponsored by Saddle & Sirloin of Kansas City

8 pm Thursday Night Performance

Free hotdog ticket to the rst 200 kids entering through the east gate Compliments of Heathman Farms


Military Appreciation Night

Admission FREE for Active and Retired Military with Military I.D.

5pm Trade Show Opens

6pm Kids Stick Horse Rodeo On The Dance Floor

Sponsored by Saddle & Sirloin of Kansas City

8pm Friday Night Performance • 10pm Cowboy/Cowgirl Dance


2pm Annual Rodeo Parade - Sponsored by Heathman Farms

5pm Trade Show Opens

6pm Kids Stick Horse Rodeo On The Dance Floor

Sponsored by Saddle & Sirloin of Kansas City

8pm Saturday/Final Night Performance • 10pm Cowboy/Cowgirl Dance

Brought to you By:

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See our website for more information www.flinthillsrodeo.org

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FLINT HILLS SHOPPER Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Page 13 WRESTLE MANIAC 2611 W. Hwy. 50, Emporia 620-342-5502 Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am-6 pm Saturday 7 am-5:30 pm | Closed Sunday Ratcliff Propane LLC Residential & Commercial propane delivery with competitive pricing! • LP Gas Delivery • Rent & Sell Tanks • Contract Pricing Available 620-366-1967 Travis Ratcliff • 620-437-6425 Scott Thomsen www.thurstonsplusautobody.com Autobody: (620) 342-2613 Automotive: (620) 343-7063 WE CAN HELP
FLINT HILLS SHOPPER Page 14 Tuesday, May 30, 2023 RICH Door Co. Sales & Service on all makes and models 439 S Prairie • Bill Redeker 620-343-1060 www.bluestemfarmandranch.com 2611 West Hwy. 50 Emporia, KS 66801 (620) 342-5502 (800) 800-7505 Hours: M-F, 7-6 • Saturday, 8-Noonish 323 Main Allen, KS USA • (620) 528-3231 AFTER HOURS DEER (785) 289-0267 Allen Meat Processing Custom & Quality Butchering and Processing, Beef, Hogs, Goats, Lamb, Deer er 611 Prairie • Emporia (620) 343-TIRE (8473) C P ROOFING CONTRACTOR 620-794-4387 FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED O ce: 305 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 Chuck Maggard - Auctioneer/Sales • (620) 273-6421 BUCKAROO/BUCKARETTE STICK HORSE RODEO Kids Activities photocourtesyLewisPhotography Each night at 6:00 p.m. at the rodeo grounds Calf Scramble and Mutton Bustin during the rodeo each night. See FlintHIllsRodeo.org for more information.
FLINT HILLS SHOPPER Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Page 15 318 Broadway St., Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 620-273-8469 • www.chasecountychamber.org Welcomes Flint Hills Rodeo Fans and Contestants and Unbound Gravel Riders. Proudly Supports the Flint Hills Rodeo Clinic: 411 Walnut St Cottonwood Falls 620-273-6131 Convenient Care Hours Monday – Friday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sunday Noon - 5:00 p.m. Located through Hospital’s Eastside entrance. After Clinic Hours call Morris County Hospital 620-767-6811 mrcohosp.com Clark Farm Store Strong City • (620) 273-6656 Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 • Sat. 8-5 • Closed Sun. Serving the Flint Hills since 1946 ONE STOP SERVICE! Full Line Hardware Plumbing Supplies Full Service Dept. • Electrical Supplies Outdoor Power Equip. Iron & Plastic Pipe Plumbing, Heating & Lawn Equipment Fishing Supplies Heating & Cooling Grasshopper Mower Sales & Service Stop by and see us!
FLINT HILLS SHOPPER Page 16 Tuesday, May 30, 2023 TroyOwnerDall 35 Years Experience roy’s Tranys & Auto Repair 1025 Industrial Rd. • EMPORIA, KS 66801 • (620)-341-9449 Perry Ott 2606 West 12th Avenue, Emporia, KS 620.342.1313 • agentperryott.com/ Auto | Home | Life Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company,* Western Agricultural Insurance Company,* Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company*/West Des Moines, IA. *Company providers of Farm Bureau Financial Services. PR-SM-A (9-22) Scribner Insurance Agency, LLC Cottonwood Falls (620) 273-6606 Official Program FLINT HILLS RODEO Strong City, Kansas May 24-25 1941 OFFICERS Mel V. Provost ............................President Harold Wiebrecht .............Vice President Curt Benninghoven ...................Secretary Mit Kline..................................... Treasurer PRICE: 10 CENTS Program Cover from 1941
FLINT HILLS SHOPPER Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Page 17 ONLINE TICKET sales start May 1 Phone Sales Start May 10th M-F 10-6 620-341-1505 (if no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as we can. Phone sales will end June 1!) FLINT HILLS RODEO in Strong City Kansas June 1st, 2nd and 3rd Online Ticket Sales Available at inthillsrodeo.org 85th Annual Advanced General Admission Tickets may be Purchased at the following locations: Citizens State Bank 1448 Industrial Road, Emporia 620-342-0200 Citizens State Bank 235 Broadway St., Cottonwood Falls 620-273-6389 RESERVED SEATING (before May 30, 5pm) ADVANCED AT THE GATE Thursday $14 $16 Friday $16 $20 Saturday $18 $22 GENERAL ADMISSION 12 & under 13 & up Thursday FREE $12 Friday $8 $14 Saturday $9 $16
Lewis Photography


Saturday, June 3 - 10:30 am

Located at 4976 E. 301 St. Melvern, KS (from Melvern 4M. East - 1M. North - 1/2M. West)

2 Guns Sells First 2001 Chevy 2500 SE, Pickup

6.DL - 5sp. 4WD, 69,890

Miles, Good Cond.

Honda Foreman 400 4x4

2 Deep Freezers

2 Vintage Dressers Chomcraft Retro Dining Table

Vintage Rocking Wonder Horse

Vintage High Chair & Child’s Rocker

Doll Bunk Beds & Stroller

Saturday June 3, 2023 • 10:00AM

Morris County 4-H Building

612 Hwy 56 Council Grove KS

Directions: 1 mile east of Council Grove on US Hwy 56.


Guns: Winchester Md. 37A Long Tom shotgun 12ga., single shot, bronze receiver, good condition; New England Arms Pardner 410 shotgun, single shot; JC Higgins Md. 20 shotgun, 12ga., pump, vented rib; Marlin Westport GA22 .22 rifle, auto, needs work; Ruger Mark II 22 pistol with clip; Savage 243 rifle, bolt action with scope


Located at 1634 Rd. M5, Emporia, KS

Saturday, June 10 - 10AM

Winsor Rocker

Vintage Dresser & Wash Stand

3 Small Antique Tables

Ornate Entry Table

Lawyer’s 4 Stack Bookcase

3 Vintage Mantel Clocks

Several Porcelain Dolls

2 Geo. Strait Full Size Cutouts

Vintage Wood Burning Stove

Leather Sofa/Recliner

Plush & Leather Recliners

Living Room Suite, Tan Plush

Large Collection Brass Figurines

Child’s Wooden Rocking Horse

Modern Oak China Hutch

Antique Tobacco Jar

J.D. 3038 D. Tractor, FWA, ROP’s w/ D160 Loader 272 Hrs.

Husqvarna RZ5424 Zero Turn

Cub Cadet Series 1000 Riding Mower

Frontier RC2060 Rotary Mower

Frontier RB2072 Blade

2005 J.D. Gator 4x4 230 Hrs.

2016 Polaris Ranger S70 4x4

131 Hrs.

Saddle Inc., Western Saddle, New

Puma upright 6½ H.P. Air Comp.

Lincoln Weld Pak

Acetylene Set on Cart

Floor Drill Press, 16sp.

2 Floor Jacks/12 Jack stands

LARGE SELECTION: Cut Glass - Cake Plates -

Hand Painted Plates - Candy Dishes - Crocks - BasketsPitchers - Thimbles - Etc. PLUS: Fully Equipped

Shop - Ext. Cords - Tool Boxes - Levels - Hand & Air

Tools - L&G Tools - Chains - Binders - Bits - Etc.

NOTE: Large Auction with TWO RINGS - MOST IN GOOD Cond. Cash or Check - Sorry No Cards

Dick & Shirley Poff, Sellers

Pic’s & Info: Wishchroppauctions.com


6+ Quilts

Trumpet & Clarinet

Selection of Holiday Decor. Kitchen Aid Mixer

Handy 1000 Ind. Power Washer

Good Assortments of Kitchen Items - FiestaPots - Pans - GriddlesInsta Pot - Vintage GamesBed Room SuitesFurniture - Sewing Items MUCH - MUCH MORE -

Note: Great Cross Section of items to choose from, most in good condition.


Jo Ann Arb & The Estate of Janelle Arb, Sellers

Pic’s & Info: Wischroppauctions.com 785-828-4212

Public Auction

Saturday June 3, 2023 10:00 am

1930 1400 St. Iola, Ks 66749

Lois (Turner) Sanders Estate

From hwy. 54 and State St. in Iola, go 6.5 miles north to sale site. Limited off street parking day of sale, weather permitting.

NOTE: Antiques, collectibles, furniture and appliances at this auction are some of the very best, this is an auction you don’t want to miss.

Antiques & Collectibles: Sewing machines: Furniture: Appliances: Household: Lawn and Garden: Misc.

For complete sale bill and pictures check the website: kansasauctions.net/boone

E. Boone Auctions

Eric Boone

620-625-3246 cell: 620-496-6312

Email: ebooneauctions@gmail.com

Snowmobiles, Car Caddy & Boat: Yamaha 500 snow mobile, water cooled, 4,339 miles; Polaris Trail Deluxe snowmobile, air cooled, 2,476 miles; Car Tow car dolly, new tires, surge brakes; Glastrone CV 16ft. ski boat on trailer, needs repair; Coleman 16ft canoe

Mower, Equipment & Tools: Husqvarna RZ 46in 23hp zero turn mower good; Husqvarna 450 chainsaw; Craftsman Planer Molder, 12in wide 6in thick, power feed; 2 Buyers aluminum tool boxes like new; Haul Master rear caddy; Homelite 3,000 watt generator; Craftsman 10in table saw with router table; sand blaster; 2 hyd. cylinders; hand tools of all kinds; chop saw; Milwaukee angle drill; Makita plunge router like new; Craftsman router & worm drive saw; 4ft wood levels; Craftsman scrolling saw; 4in joiner; floor sander; Sands jam level 6ft. good; pipe bender; 2 irrigation pumps on trailer; 6ft. 3pt blade; 25 gallon 12 volt sprayer with 5ft. boom; fiberglass extension ladders & step ladder; Craftsman rear tine tiller 6 ½ hp., runs good; Rigid pipe vice, dies & reamers; kerosene heater; precision tools & meters; Snap On tool box; Troy Bilt gas weed eater new; push mower & bagger like new; Wagner paint sprayer; Ryobi belt sander; 10 x 10 canopy & another bigger canopy; propane space heater; several walking sticks; Power King bench top drill press; Coleman Powermate 1500 watt generator;Porter Cable cordless tools; torch gauges & hose; 2 Vice Grip welding clamps, new; Bosch hand grinder

Furniture & Misc.: Abernathy china cabinet; oak coffee table & end table; McCalls cabinet; Lazy Boy electric recliner, good; 2 wood school desks; Charbroil gas grill, 4 burner; pine gum cabinet, hold 6 guns, glass front; metal kitchen cabinet; electric fireplace; turkey fryer; dehydrators; 40lb propane bottle full; Champion 12 volt blue rock thrower; chains & boomers; extension cords; dog kennel; fishing poles & tackle, deep finder; compound bow; numerous arrows; camo duck blind; tile drainage parts; 2 sets of men’s golf clubs; 1 set of women’s golf clubs; 12ft metal gates, good; kerosene lamps; large CI kettle; CI seat; 2 steel wheels

The Late William Rice Sr.

Lunch by the White City Christian Church

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VISTA, KANSAS • (785) 499-5376 GREG HALLGREN (785) 499-2897 JAY E. BROWN (785) 223-7555
hallgrenauctions.net • KSALlink.com


7:00 PM

Tuesday evening June 6, 2023

502 Albert, (Emporia Livestock Sale Barn) Emporia KS

148.22 acres Lyon County Farm for COLDSMITH FAMILY IRREVOCABLE TRUST

Large Living Estate Guns/ Ammunition/Coins Auction

Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10am

Auction Location: Emporia American Legion, 2921 W 12th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801




2248 ZZ Road, Strong City, KS-Saffordville Community Building. Location: about 8 miles East of Strong City on Highway 50 or 10 miles West of Emporia on Highway 50, there is a large Saffordville sign. Exit Highway and go South across railroad tracks to auction site.



Saturday, June 15 - 12:30 pm

Location of land: 1000 Road 270, Emporia, KS


Saturday, June 15 - 12:30 pm

North of Emporia on Highway 99 and continue North on Road L (Allen road) to Road 270, and West one-half mile to Northeast corner of property.

418 South Sylvan, Emporia, KS

Coins: Gold/Platinum/Silver/Currency, proof sets, silver proof sets, proof silver eagles, proof gold eagles, proof platinum eagles, morgan dollars, Lot’s of Carson City Morgans, peace dollars, morgan books, Franklin books, quarter book complete, several complete coin or missing a few key dates, silver eagle book, Eisenhower dollar book complete, Morgan slabs, Morgan GSA hoard $1unc., rolls of silver eagles, 3-100oz Englehart silver, 100’s of dollars of 90% silver, dimes, quarters, halves, silver rounds, A very nice coin collection, Full coin list online Guns/Ammo/Firearm Related items: Guns will sell first starting at 10am

WE are moving and will sell the following:


General Description: An upland farm typical to the area with a mix of cropland, native hay meadow, wildlife habitat, creek and a pond. Rural Water and utilities. One half mile from blacktop road.

Picnic table; Break point bicycle; Echo tiller; Chain saw; Powr Kraft welder; 2 weedeaters-1 electric; Chop saw; WeedEater push mower; Bench grinder; Fishing items; 2 wheel barrows metal livestock gate; chains; camping tent; Lumber, 2x4’s, etc; Large bird cages; hand and handled tools; Folding extension ladder; floor jack; power washer; air compressor; grill; corrugated roofing metal; barrels; fuel containers; 5’ level; Electric chain saw


3 saddles, 2 childs and assorted tack

Legal Description: 148.22 acres in Northwest quarter of Section 27, T17S, R11E, Lyon County, Ks.


INSPECTION: By calling auctioneer. NOTE: Land is leased. Respect tenants rights!!

NOTE: Here is an opportunity to purchase farmland. Land has been in the Coldsmith family for years!!

TERMS: $20,000.00 as earnest money day of auction. Balance of purchase price at closing on or before July 6, 2023. Purchaser to pay cost of one-half owner’s policy of title insurance.

Purchaser responsible for 2023 taxes and to receive 2023 rental income. Land is being sold subject to the rights of the tenants.

Arrange your nancing prior to the auction and come prepared to BUY!

Full size bed; Stacking chairs; Living room suite, sofa, loveseat, chair; Bamboo furniture; exercise equipment; lamp tables and lamps; Twin bed; Wood burning stove; Washer and dryer; Lodge cast skillelts; Table and 6 chairs; Kitchen essentials; bedding; rugs; book shelving; Emerson large screen digital TV; Oak coffee table; desk and chair; Concert Mate keyboard; luggage; Plants, 1 large cactus; all the normal household essentials, much more

J. Stevens .410ga. single shot, Newport Mod. CN DBL. barrel SxS 12ga., Ithaca Mod. M-66 super single 12ga. Single shot 3” full, Original Geco carabiner Mod. 1919 .350cal (9mm Glatt) bolt action single shot (rare), New England Pardner Mod. 20ga. Single shot 3” modified, Tikka T3 .204 Ruger stainless bolt action w/Bushnell scope, Marlin 336 CS .30-30win. Lever action w/Bushnell scope, Winchester Mod. 9422 XTR .22S/L/LR lever action (rare), Browning .22-250 Mod. BL81 lever action w/Banner scope, Smith & Wesson Body Guard .380 handgun (NIB), Browning A-bolt .204 Medallion Gloss stock (NIB), Browning Citori O/U 20ga. (NIB), Remington Mod. 550-1 .22S/L/LR semi-auto rifle, Smith & Wesson Mod. 647 .17HMR 8 3/8” barrel Stainless (NIB & rare), Charles Daly Field Hunter 12ga. O/U 26” barrel 3” magnum walnut stock Made in Dec. of 1976, Ruger Mini-14 .223cal. semi-auto stainless steel, Browning T-Bolt SPTR Maple .22WMR 22” barrel (NIB), Ruger Red Hawk .44mag. Stainless revolver 7 ½” barrel w/Simmons scope, Browning .270cal. Mod. 1886 single shot w/hex barrel & Bushnell scope, Rock River Arms Ar-15 5.56 semi-auto w/Bushnell scope, Ruger 10/22 takedown stainless .22LR semi-auto, Mossberg .410 pump 24” full Crown Grade (New), Benelli Nova pump 12ga. 2 ¾”, 3”, 3 ½” (NIB), Ruger American .243win. bolt action w/accu-trigger (NIB), Browning T-Bolt .17HMR bolt action w/Elite scope, Kel-Tec Mod. P-11 9mm Luger semi-auto handgun w/box, Ruger SR45 .45auto semi-auto handgun w/box, Smith & Wesson M&P 40 .40S&W semi-auto handgun w/box, Canik 9mm semi-auto handgun Mod. TP9 w/box, Ruger P95DC 9mm semi-auto handgun w/holster, Springfield M1 Grand .308cal. S#595321, Ruger American .22-250cal. rifle, Windom Ar-15 5.56/.223cal. semiauto, Ruger w/Red Dot takedown Camo .22LR, Henry US Survival Camo .22LR rifle, Smith & Wesson MP-15 Camo Red dot .22LR rifle, Ruger PC Carbine 9mm rifle, Ruger Charger w/bi-pods & red dot .22LR handgun, Ruger Super Red Hawk .480cal. handgun, Smith & Wesson 629 Classic .44mag. handgun, Beretta Mod. 96 .40cal. handgun, Sig Sauer P45 .45cal. handgun, Kel-Tec PMR30. 22mag.handgun, Ruger w/red dot Mark IV .22LR handgun

Lots of Ammo in various brands & calibers consisting of brief list: .222 Remington, .454 Casull, .38spl., .280 Remington, .45-70govt., .45auto, .40S&W, 9mm Luger, .204 & .300win. mag. brass (new), 7.62 Nagant ammo, .32 S&W ammo, .32 auto ammo, .410ga. ammo and more

Some misc. firearm related items: scope bases for Browning A-Bolt (new), 4-Bushnell Banner scopes 6-18x50mm (NIB), Crossfire rifle scope 3-9x40 (NIB), Bushnell 4-12x40 multi-x matte scope, Monarch rifle scope 4-16x42SF MNP, 2-.22mag cylinders, wooden pistol grips, holsters, clips/Magazines, 1-Stetson cowboy hats size 7 1/8 (new), 1-Bailey cowboy hat size 7 1/8 (new), 2-Resistol cowboy hats size 7 1/8 (new)

Auctioneers Note: This is a very nice offering of Coins & Guns with majority of the guns new in the box (never fired) or in excellent condition! Check our website jdauctionservices.com or Kansasauctions.net for full list of firearms & Coins updated information and pictures. Like us on Facebook for updates as well J&D Auction Service, LLC. Still sorting items so expect some surprises!

Terms: Cash or good/qualified check accepted. Debit/Credit cards accepted with service charge. Restroom and concessions available. All statements made day of sale take precedence over advertisements. Owners and auction company not responsible for accidents or theft. Settlement must be made day of auction. Nothing removed until settlement has been made. For pictures go to Kansasauctions.net or jdauctionservices.com

418 South Sylvan, Emporia, KS

WE are moving and will sell the following:

Crescent FA 1897 410 double barrel; Quail Gun 410 double barrel; J Stevens .22, S, L, LR Lever action, crescent stock; Hopkins and Allen .22 break down; Remington .22 pump, S, L, LR; Marlin 60 .22 with scope, LR only; Stevens 67 20 ga pump; Winchester 140 12 ga semi; Winchester 1887 16 ga pump; Winchester 1912 16 ga pump; BB guns, Lever action, some parts and pieces; Some Vintage ammo




Carved Wooden Indian Chief and Corn Maiden by Ralph Gallagher; Wonderful ornate Oak sideboard; 3 Stained glass “windows”; Stained glass lamps, chandeliers; 10’ metal column with red glass sh oat; 2 Metal and glass Doctor’s cabinets; Large harvest table; Metal spin top ice cream table and twisted wire chairs; Quite a few lamp and cocktail tables, most unique; Large Porcelean Gambles sign; Rough Sinclair circle single sided sign; 6’ Butcher block; Monkey table; Claw foot parlor table; Fainting couch; Very old Immigration chest, dovetailed, removable wooden casters; Dove tailed chests; Unusual large toboggan or sled; Leaf table; Triangle table; Several pieces vintage furniture; 100 Beer mugs; Lots Star Wars collector plates from Hoffman collection; McDonalds and Burger King collectibles; Wooden benches; Pedestal sink Pedal cars needing love; Shoe mirror; Cowboy bath tub; Horse tack; Wash boards; Unusual toilet; 50-75 straight razors; 15 crocks; Mirrored Screen door; Parlor set; 2 large unusual ood lights; Andirons, 1 owl; Cast string holder; A few Military items; Primitives include saws, buckets, water cans, hay knives, etc.; 8’ x 4’ chalk board; Black Slate board; Wooden neck yoke; Old tools; Fish lures; Glass lamp shades; Area rugs

3 saddles, 2 childs and assorted tack



5 20’ enclosed trailers full!!; Lots of items you will like!!!; A 30 year collection!!

Photo’s at www.hancockauctionandrealestate.com

Plan now to attend!!

COLDSMITH FAMILY IRREVOCABLE TRUST, SELLER www.hancockauctionandrealestate.com 620.340.5692


Auctioneer: Paul Hancock

J&D Auction Service, LLC.

Jase Hubert (620)-481-7303 • Dwayne Coble (620)-794-2061

Picnic table; Break point bicycle; Echo tiller; Chain saw; Powr Kraft welder; 2 weedeaters-1 electric; Chop saw; WeedEater push mower; Bench grinder; Fishing items; 2 wheel barrows metal livestock gate; chains; camping tent; Lumber, 2x4’s, etc; Large bird cages; hand and handled tools; Folding extension ladder; floor jack; power washer; air compressor; grill; corrugated roofing metal; barrels; fuel containers; 5’ level; Electric chain saw

Private Collector, Seller

Full size bed; Stacking chairs; Living room suite, sofa, loveseat, chair; Bamboo furniture; exercise equipment; lamp tables and lamps; Twin bed; Wood burning stove; Washer and dryer; Lodge cast skillelts; Table and 6 chairs; Kitchen essentials; bedding; rugs; book shelving; Emerson large screen digital TV; Oak coffee table; desk and chair; Concert Mate keyboard; luggage; Plants, 1 large cactus; all the normal household essentials, much more

Terms: Cash, approved check or credit card with 4% fee day of auction. Remove all items day of auction.



(620) 340-5692

Auctions — Selling Kansas Land Since 1977 — Appraisals

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(620) 340-5692
— Selling Kansas Land Since 1977 — Appraisals

Thursday Evening, June 1 - 5:00pm

Held at the Community Bld. Osage City Fairgrounds 517 S. 1st Osage City, KS

NOTE: This is a very partial Listing, good assortment of L&G and Yard items, Nice assortment of sound equipment, Woodworking Tools, All Kinds of Tools - All from Two area sellers

Wischropp Auctions


Pics & Info: Wischroppauctions.com

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PUBLIC AUCTION Household • Kitchen • Furniture Appliances • Miscellaneous • Outdoors Anderson County Fairgrounds Quonset Building YODER AUCTION SERVICE Auctioneers: Ben Yoder (785) 448-4419 • Jr. Miller (620) 200-3007 James Yoder (620) 228-3548 • Laverne Yoder (785) 204-2700 Ringman: Lavern Keim • Clerk: Beth Rockers • Cashiers: Ruby Schmucker & Karyn Yoder Nothing removed from premises until paid for. Cash, check and now accepting credit & debit cards w/ 3% per transaction fee. Auction Company not responsible for the , accident or loss Statements made day of auction take precedence over printed details Pictures and sale bill on KansasAuctions.net Saturday, June 3rd @ 10:00 a.m. Owner: LaVerne Howarter Trust Auction Advertising Auctions Classifieds Call us at 620208-8888 or email Bettina at shank@ emporia.com or Lisa at lisa@ emporia.com

The Lyon County shooters ended their season proudly at the State Competition in Alma, KS on April 15. To summarize this year, it was FANTASTIC! Our shooters placed in every com -

petition and put up hard fights with competitors!

In the BB senior Division there were several awards won. Ty Karcher placed 2nd in prone position, Ava Karcher placed 6th in sitting position, in kneeling Ty Karcher placed 1st and Ava placed 2nd by a difference of one

10x. Overall in BB, Ava placed 6th and Ty placed 7th. The BB team of Ava Karcher, Ty Karcher, Atlyn Heffron, Brynn Heffron, anc Chiara Garcia placed 4th.

Air Rifle competitors also did well. In the Junior Division, in prone position, Adianna Sieber-

ns placed 3rd and Sophia Hill placed 5th. Adrianna placed 1st in standing position. Sophia Hill placed 4th is kneeling position. In overall paper targets, Adrianna placed 3rd. In silhouettes, Adrianna placed 2nd and Sophia placed 4th. These competitors

also placed within the Junior Division of Air Pistol. With paper targets, Adrianna Sieburns placed 1st and Sophia Hill placed 2nd. In air pistol silhouettes, Adrianna placed 3rd, while Ty Karcher placed 5th. In air pistol overall, paper targets and silhouettes com-

bined, Adrianna placed first, while Sophia placed 4th.

They learned in the process to push themselves and to not let the bad shots get to their heads. With this, you can only get better! GREAT JOB this year shooters!


The 25th Annual Flint Hills FolkLife Festival will be held June 9 through June 11, on the lawn of the historic Chase County CourtHouse in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.

Festival begins Friday evening with an acoustic Jam Session on the South lawn of the CourtHouse at 7:30 with special guests Robin Roberts and Billie Preston. Bring lawn chairs for seating and perhaps, some insect repellant.

Festival proper begins Saturday morning at 10 AM. Historical Presenters in period dress will demonstrate skills necessary for Life on the Kansas Prairie in the 1870s. Festival Guests will see BlackSmithy; Spinning; Weaving; RugHooking; Fine Stitchery; HandCrank Sewing Machines; Covered Wagon DollMaking, CornHusk DollMaking; Homemade soap and baby lambs; TreenWare Carving; BanjoMaking; PotteryMaking; BasketWeaving; Ket-

tleCorn; HomeMade Lemonade; HomeMade RootBeer; Music – lots of Music; a Plainsman Encampment and The Council Grove Regulators encampment. Rumor has it that there may be a robbery and shoot-out on Broadway some time mid-day Saturday! Saturday’s Festival closes at 5:00 PM.

Sunday’s Festival begins with a Gospel Music Jam at 8:30 AM. Visitors are welcome to attend. The Historical Presenters will begin demonstrations at 10 AM. The Flint Hills FolkLife Festival will close at 4:00 PM Sunday. There is no charge to attend the Festival. Historic Presenters may have items for sale. Pets are not permitted on the CourtHouse lawn during Festival.

For additional information, call Sue Smith at (620) 273-6020 or email prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net.

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