OLD SEWARD ELEVATOR
Dr. Bill Smith (Radium class of 1940) was in Seward a couple weeks ago and reports that a new elevator is being built there. When Bill was a child, his parents operated the original elevator in Seward, The Midwest Grain Company.
My brother died
I received a phone call last night that my brother, John, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 28. He was 61 and on a business trip to Louisiana. He had a heart attack. My brother, John, was a geologist — and one of his passions was to talk about fossils. This is a photo I snapped a few years ago of him showing a fossil to me, telling me in great detail how this critter lived millions of years...
Person-of-interest arrested in connection with... →
Body found at Dundee is identified as missing... →
Friends/family prepare for missing teen's death →
A body, yet to be identified by law enforcement authorities, was found near Dundee.
Great Bend group send Kansas World War II veterans... →
I found out I’ll be traveling with one of these groups to Washington, D.C. in late September. I’m looking forward to that 50-hour whirlwind trip! I’ve heard there will be several people from Stafford County in the group, so it will be fun to see if it is folks I know. Wanted to share this information with people — particularly those who may have had fathers or uncles...
One more Foster!
Woot! Woot! Jami Foster Davis of Denver gave birth to a boy at 3:30 this morning, Aug. 24. Tate Foster Davis becomes the fifth great-grandchild of Maxine and Doyle Foster and the fifth grandson of Bob Foster. We’re not quite sure yet on all the stats but he weighed more than 9 pounds and is a pretty healthy, sweet guy. Bet great-aunt Kathy and G-Gma Maxine can’t wait to meet him!
Providing sandhill experiences for people →
Three dogs looking for a home
The Pawnee County Humane Society has two male neutered six-month old Dachshunds and a Japanese Chin that are in need of a foster or permanent home. If you can help out let Lois Eye know. Her phone numbers are (620) 285-2992 or (620) 804-0019; or, you can e-mail her at email@example.com.
So how did people survive the heat way back when? →
The heifer that won the blue ribbon
I was reading with interest about the 4-H club from Radium. Jerry and Mary Keenan had many prize winning animals during their time in 4-H. One of these was a holstein heifter that Jerry paraded around the ring for a blue ribbon at the Stafford County Fair. That particular heifer ended up at our farm, and I milked her for many years. She was such a good cow that at times would give ten gallons of...
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Where has the summer gone? Stores are filled with back to school shoppers. It seems school starts earlier every year, maybe it’s just that the older I get the faster time flies. I’ve loved the time I’ve had with my grandkids this summer. Once they are back in school, their time will be taken up by studies and school activities and I’ll probably go through withdrawal. The Radium Blog would be...
Of summer sounds and heat
This morning, I had a visitor at my back door. With all the sounds at night, it was only a matter of time. The cicadas have been singing their hearts out this summer in my back yard. I should not have been surprised one would eventually come to my door. Seeing him — or her — (I don’t know how to tell them apart) reminded me of growing up and hearing them in our trees around...
Someone has been raiding the pumpkin patch
Lois Eye, our friend from the Pawnee County Humane Society, reports the society’s pumpkin patch was vandalized over the weekend. The sprinkler system was knocked over, vines were walked on and pumpkins were damaged. The patch is on private property, she wrote in an e-mail, and is used as a fundraiser to help homeless pets in Pawnee County and the surrounding areas. She encourages people to...