BUTLER COUNTY, KANSAS - NEWSPAPER ARTICLES     

 

Two Osage Indians Escape ~ 6 Nov 1868

Four Men Killed Near Douglass ~ November 11, 1870

Affairs in Butler County - Outlaws Fleeing to the Woods ~ December 10, 1870

On The Wing – Augusta, KS – January 29, 1871

Pickwick out Pick Wicked ~ April 1, 1871

El Dorado In Ruins ~ June 23, 1871

Dolly Gordy Shot and Killed by Friend ~ Oct. 12, 1880

New Cemetery Named Ridgeway Cemetery ~ January 2, 1885

Keeper's Salary of Butler County Poor Farm ~ May 15, 1886

He Died For Love (Mr. McAboy) ~ Nov. 16, 1886

Association Purchased The El Dorado Cemetery (Boswell) ~ May 1, 1887

In Custody, A Man Charged with Robbing his Partners is Arrested at El Dorado ~ February 28,1889

Lottie Williams Recaptured ~ November 6, 1889

An El Dorado Man Missing ~ May 29, 1890

J. J. Wackerle's Buggy Horse Team Ran Away ~ October 28, 1890

A Little One's Deadly Sleep (Pruitt child) ~ March 5, 1892

Towanda was Completely Destroyed & Several People Killed - April 2, 1892

Many will Mourn ~ April 4, 1892

C. L. Wescott & Infant Child of Elmer Hall Die ~ April 5, 1892

Towanda again Wiped almost out of Existence ~ May 14, 1892

Miss Horner, the Kansas Poetess, Well Known in Chicago, Seriously Hurt ~ January 2, 1893

A Kansan Killed at Chicago (Dr. A. H. Wilson) ~ September 8, 1893

Todd Arrested - He Turns up in El Dorado Somewhat Disfigured ~ December 28, 1893

Shooting in Butler County ~ March 22, 1894

Thousands Stolen ~ April 12, 1894

An Old Kansas Settler Kills Himself ~ August 11, 1894

Marshal Walker Is Injured ~ November 3, 1895

Reunion at El Dorado ~ September 24, 1897

A Preacher Broker's Hard Luck ~ November 19, 1897

A Modern Bridge ~ June 11, 1898

Andover Train Robbery ~ July 18, 1898

Train Robbery at Andover ~ July 22, 1898

Robbers Caught ~ August 12, 1898

The Kenworthy Case ~ August 12, 1898

Ready for a Mob ~ August 30, 1898

Alleged Train Robbers Caught ~ August 5, 1898

Stanley at El Dorado ~ September 20, 1898

Sentenced to Hang ~ December 13, 1898

Death of H. H. Gardiner ~ February 3, 1899

Kansas Girl A Suicide (Mary Wilson) ~ April 6, 1899

Public Sale At Rose Hill ~ September 9, 1899

No Danger ~ Henry DeWitt ~ October 6, 1899


The Daily Walnut Valley Times Newspaper 1899 Year in Review

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Ex-Congressman Clover Commits Suicide ~ January 2, 1900

Post Offices at Augusta and Towanda Robbed ~ April 1, 1900

Augusta Depot Robbed ~ April 6, 1900

Buglars make a Raid at El Dorado ~ April 20, 1900

Two are Still at Large - Search for Prisoner Who Escaped from Kansas Penitentiary ~ November 18, 1900

Made A Dummy Gun ~ November 19, 1900

An Explosion - Clipper Mills ~ November 19, 1900

No Trace of Convicts ~ November 20, 1900

Explosion at El Dorado ~ November 20, 1900

Two Deaths May Result (Clipper Mills) ~ November 20, 1900


The Daily Walnut Valley Times Newspaper 1900 Year in Review

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Firebug at Work in Augusta - 12 Oct 1900

Butler County Township Officers - 21 Nov 1902

Chas. Howell Arrest - February 3, 1903

A Goat Killer Found ~ September 24, 1903

Change In Mail Service ~ March 12, 1904

Burglary at Augusta ~ June 2, 1905

A 21-Year-Old Wife A Suicide (Laura Shaff) ~ August 1, 1905

Relatives of Harry Waldorf Believe He Was Murdered ~ 1906

Drown In Six Inches of Water (Earl Henshaw) ~ July 12, 1907

Butler County Woman Gets Half A Million (Mrs. James McCluggage) ~ February 14, 1908


The Burns Citizen Newspaper

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Articles 1909-1915


 Dr. Cowles, Teacher of First School In El Dorado, Is Dead ~ July 27, 1910

Cost of Dying Advanced ~ January 14, 1911

Warrant for Fred Tabing ~ September 5, 1913

Latham Man, 84, Hangs Self with Seven Foot Rope (Aaron Surber) ~ May 3, 1915

Alice Lahon, 7, Seriously Hurt when javelin Hurled Wildly ~ May 3, 1915

Mind Shattered By Great Fright, Rogers Is Found ~ July 16, 1915

Carl O. Selig Buys Augusta Store ~ July 23, 1915

Fred Tabing Placed Under Bond ~ July 30, 1915

Here's Where They Teach Next Term ~ July 30, 1915

Charles Mann Seeks Arrest of Wife and 'Other Man' ~ July 30, 1915

North Main Will Be Painted For New Gem Scene ~ August 6, 1915

The First Death in Half Century (John Henry Stucker) ~ October 12, 1915

Mrs. B. T. Freeman was Hurt When Car Ran into Deep Ditch – Died Tuesday - 17 Nov 1916

Two Women Injured When Autos Crash – One Seriously - 1 Dec 1916

Rioters Disarm Patrolmen - 1 Dec 1916

Baby Girl Falls Off High Bridge; Injuries Serious - 8 Dec 1916

Alleged Child Slave’s Mother Also May Have Been A Victim - 22 Dec 1916

Youth Kicked By Horse Seriously Hurt ~ 29 Jan 1917

J. B. Adams Home To Be Colonial Mansion ~ 6 Mar 1917

Boom Spirit Strikes Towanda; Many Structures Are Planned ~ 5 March 1917

Young Man is Victim of Horrible Accident (Oscar Crosson) ~ July 5, 1917

Crushed Beneath Wheels of Freight Train (McNulty) ~ July 5, 1917

Augusta Farmer and Oil Men Stage Fight - Farmer may Die ~ July 5, 1917

Walnut River Claims Toll; C. F. Bussey Drowns - July 6, 1917

Scion of Wealthy Family is Buried in Pauper's Field - July 19, 1917

Train Hits Sleeping Man, Hurled Fifty Feet to Death - July 21, 1917

Uncontrollable Temper Blasted Lives of Two Families - July 21, 1917

Three Dead In Big Explosion At El Dorado ~ December 29, 1918

Only Flaming Rafters wake Sleeping Man (Molahan) - January 7, 1919

Man Who Shot Fellow Worker Here, Dies on Battle Field - January 8, 1919

Woman Prefers Death to Police Headquarters - February 20, 1919

John Wilson Sends Two Bullets into Missourian When Finds Him Tampering Whiskey ~ May 16, 1919

John Wilkinson is Charged with Murder when "Slain" Man Lives ~ May 17, 1919

George G. Rinehart, Well Known Oil Man, Claimed by Death ~ May 17, 1919

El Dorado Boy's Body is Found in Bronx River ~ May 28, 1919

Stranger is Run Down and Killed by A Locomotive ~ June 7, 1919


 The Burns Citizen Newspaper

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Articles 1918-1920


Belle Vista Mausoleum ~ 1921-1924

Find Faint Clew of Missing Woman (Josephine Bryant) ~ January 15, 1921

Dead Youth's Parents Given Small Damage (Louie Wilson) ~ January 15, 1921

Kansas Farmer Kills Himself (John Koontz) ~ June 21, 1921

Youth takes Acid (Morris Copenaver) ~ August 24, 1921

Two Augustans To Be Honored (William Wayne Wilson & Howard Arthur Skaer) ~ August 31, 1921

Luther Cook Shoots His Wife ~ September 5, 1921

Hold Aulter in El Dorado After Full Day Search ~ November 20, 1921

Ralph Klopten, Alleged Towanda Bandit, Caught ~ January 17, 1923

Wichita Woman Held in Jail Here (Emma Wolf) ~ January 31, 1923

Fine Team of Mules Killed by Train ~ September 20, 1923


 The Burns Citizen Newspaper

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Articles 1921-1925


The Burns Citizen Newspaper

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Articles 1926-1933


Thirteen Is Not Unlucky Number ~ 12 June 1922

Liberal Family Visits El Dorado In House On Wheels ~ 15 June 1922

Finish Basement For New Church ~ 17 June 1922

Five Have Their Tonsils Removed ~ 17 June 1922

Beaumont Plans Big Celebration ~ 26 June 1922

Santa Fe's New Line Is Approved ~ 20 July 1922

Troop No. 1 Is Back From Camp ~ 20 July 1922

El Dorado In Film Nearly Finished ~ 24 July 1922

Ruth Grocery Makes Record ~ 24 July 1922

South Butler Pioneers Here For Short Visit ~ 24 July 1922

15 Cases of Disease Reported This Month ~ 27 July 1922

The Klan At Douglass, Kas. ~ September 13, 1922

A Klan Initiation Forbidden ~ October 22, 1922

Klan At Revival Meeting ~ October 23, 1922

Identify More Goods Found at Majors' Home ~ January, 1923

Eight Injured in Automobile Crash ~ January 1, 1923

Chemical Truck Of The Fire Department Saves New Rural School ~ 19 March 1923

El Dorado Bad Town; Everyone Carries Gun ~ 24 March 1923

Build Addition To Brown Shoe Co. ~ 7 May 1923

El Dorado Klan In Memorial Service ~ 7 May 1923

Cost Rev. Storey $6.66 To Get Dog ~ 14 May 1923

Klan Makes Showing At Augusta Church ~ 16 May 1923

No Further Action On Cemetery Project ~ 18 May 1923

El Dorado Has Entry For Ice Cream Eating Honors ~ 22 May 1923

W.R.C. In Charge At Two Cemeteries ~ 22 May 1923

Augusta Jeweler Has Book Dating From Year 1198 ~ 26 May 1923

Says He Is Luckiest Man In The World ~ 26 May 1923

A Pair Of Girls Walks To El Dorado ~ 6 June 1923

Kick of Horse Breaks A Leg ~ 6 June 1923

Klan Initiates 36 New Members ~ 6 June 1923

Give $50 To Couple That Will Be Married In Plane ~ 14 June 1923

Epidemic Of Measles Is Abating In Town ~ 26 June 1923

Old Church Building Sold ~ 29 June 1923

Freak Hen Egg Is On Display ~ 3 April 1924

Veteran El Dorado Meat Dealer Quits (George Browne) ~ 30 April 1924

Take Charges To The County Farm ~ 8 May 1924

County Charges Find A Vastly Different Home ~ 9 May 1924

Orders Received to Stop Delivery On Star Route ~ 22 May 1924

A Fitting Service Held at Rosalia ~ 31 May 1924

A 14-Foot Fall Fails to Bruise ~ 2 June 1924

Was A Blackhand At Powell Home? ~ 5 June 1924

Kansas Town Swept by Fierce Tornado ~ June 15, 1924

Dr. Nossaman is Held in Jail ~ January 6, 1926

Starnes Tries to Kill School Teacher ~ February 11, 1926

A New Home for Welte Cleaners ~ October 12, 1926

Robber 'At Home' At The Sanfords ~ 5 Jan 1928

Rescue Children In Burning Home (Children of Mr. & Mrs. Beatty) ~ 19 January 1928

Motor Car Sales Show a Big Gain ~ April 14, 1928

Trial of Hash Started Today (Charles Hash) ~ October 28, 1930

Evidence in the Case Charging Assault with Intent to Kill is Completed (Charles Hash) ~ October 29, 1930

Charles Hash Convicted on A Minor Count ~ October 30, 1930

Indoor Range Is Being Installed ~ 9 Dec 1930

First Hospital Was Started Years Ago ~ August 28, 1931

Frank S. Allen Proves His Love For Homefolks ~ August 28, 1931

'Pretty Boy' Floyd Once A 'Guest' Here? ~ February 1933

The New $70,000 Augusta Theatre ~ June 19, 1935

Boxing Match is Fatal for Youth ~ 7 Jan 1936

Infection, Following Accident 2 Months Ago, Results Fatally for Augustan (Chester Ohmart) ~ 30 Jan 1936

Find A Man Dead In Yard Saturday (Ethan Allan Junkins) ~ 6 July 1936

Heart Collapse Fatal To Scout In Kansas Lake (David Fiedler) ~ July 14, 1936

Curtis Clayton had been Dead for Two Days before Body was Found ~ 12 Aug 1936

Woman Is Found Dead In Garage (Aldie Haver) ~ December 4, 1936

Start Work On Parking ~ 15 Feb 1939

Two Potwin Men Killed in Crash (Orville Stroud & Ruben Virgil Diel) ~ October 17, 1940

Rose Hill Cemetery ~ 1941

Devastating Storm Cuts Wide Path Through Whitewater area, Leaving Many Hurt and Much Property Loss ~ June 9, 1941

Planned Rites for Tornado Victims ~ June 10, 1941

Scholarship To El Dorado Minister ~ 7 July 1941

Father O’Sullivan Had Part in Mass ~ 14 July 1941

Man Held After Telling A Wild Story (Bennett Kennedy) ~ April 7, 1943

Ferguson & Reece Automobile Accident ~ April 7, 1943

Fisher Reports Loss of Billfold ~ April 7, 1943

The Burns Citizen Newspaper

Articles 1949 - 1952

Bill Cooper Hits Truck Projected Out Into Street ~ 11 Feb 1949

Barbecued Burgers ~ 30 Oct 1952

Lost Belongings Following Explosion (Bill Haaga family) ~ January 13, 1954

One-Act Plays Presented Tonight At High School ~ 26 Oct 1954

Trio Admits Station Robbery ~ 7 Jan 1955

Rose Hill May Be Incorporated City ~ 9 Feb 1955

Birthday for Joe ~ 9 Feb 1955

Fined for Using US-77 for Take-Off ~ 17 Feb 1955

Get Money Back ~ 17 Feb 1955

It Happened in El Dorado; Bridegroom Goes to Wedding Without His Pants ~ 12 April 1955

Butler Co. Cave Has Been Explored ~ 6 June 1956

Two-Car Crash Injures Three ~ 19 January 1957

Tornado Whips Along Southwest Edge of El Dorado - June 11, 1958

Presentation of Evidence Scheduled (J. B. Blackmore) ~ 30 June 1958

Two Eldoradoans Lose Lives In Car Crash Near Lyons (Donald Keenan & Doris Lee) ~ October 21, 1960

Augusta on Route of ‘Pony Express’ Run ~ 1 Nov 1960

Air Crash Near Winfield Kills 2 El Doradoans (Robert King & George Leonard) ~ December 15, 1960

Civil War Made Itself Felt in Butler County ~ May 26, 1961

Frozen Drink Machine Installed in Augusta ~ 7 June 1961

Robert Shannon, 95, Dies, One of Oldest Residents of Augusta ~ 1 Nov 1961

“Cards for the Handicapped” Drive ~ 6 Dec 1961

Rose Hill Mayor Has Valuable Old Newspapers ~ 12 Dec 1961

Leon to Mark 40th Anniversary of First Oil Well ~ 14 Dec 1961

Car Believed To Be Cause of Bridge Falling ~ March 21, 1962

New Ownership for Old Pickrell Home ~ May 21, 1962

Kitzelman Case in the Spotlight ~ 1963

Christmas As Observed In Kansas by Pioneer Family in 1871—92 Years Ago ~ 19 Dec 1963

Thomas Benton McKinney Passes At Age 105 ~ 9 July 1964

Eight Teen-Agers Die Near Wichita In Two-Car Crash ~ October 30, 1964

Norbert Suthers Hired to Take School Census ~ 3 Nov 1964

Four Eldoradoans Die In Plane Crash (Coutts, Greenbank, Haberlein and Westlund) ~ January 23, 1965

Community Shocked at Bridge Tragedy; Story Pieced Together During Week ~ March 4, 1965

Funeral Homes Discontinue Use of Ambulances ~ Dec 1965

A “Driving Lesson” Doomed Seven El Doradoans To A Watery Grave ~ Oct 1966

Harvey R. Morgan Is Victim; Woman To Be Charged ~ December 7, 1967

Bluestem Dragged for Body - Frank Whitehead ~ July 13, 1968

Frank Whitehead Drowns at El Dorado Lake ~ July 14, 1968

El Doradoan's Body Recovered - Servcies for Frank Whitehead ~ July 16, 1968

Vandalism Which Caused Extensive Damage Investigated ~ July 23, 1968

Two Boys Drown in Walnut - Both Wichitans ~ July 26, 1968

Boy's Body Recovered from Walnut River ~ July 29, 1968

Four Arrested in Connection with Vandalism ~ August 1, 1968

Cynthia Lee Knocke Announced As Recipient of Bertha Shore Scholarship ~ August 6, 1968

Wichita Test Pilot Killed (William Coons) ~ October 1, 1968

Pilot Dies In Plane Crash (James Flowers) ~ October 10, 1968

Car Plunge Into Creek Kills Teacher (Jack Perisho) ~ November 16, 1968

Woman Finds Crash Site, Husband Dead (Charles C. Bell) ~ January 23, 1969

Jesse J. Frye Dies While Fishing ~ April 29, 1969

Augustans Die In Crash (Freddie Jo Chorn & Michael Cuddy) ~ May 8, 1969

Cosmetology Institute To Be Held Here ~ 30 May 1969

Augusta Boy (Thomas Neal Thompson) Dies of Burns; Rites Friday ~ June 5, 1969

Augustan's Body Found (Robert Burns) ~ June 21, 1969

Augustan Is Found Dead (James F. Mathews) ~ July 29, 1969

Rose Hill Memories of July 4, 1905 ~ July 3, 1969

Three Augustans (Leroy, Alta & Debra) Die In Crash ~ October 20, 1969

Fires Flare ~ 6 Nov 1969

Crash Kills Youth -- Randall Vestring, 18, is Victim ~ 6 Nov 1969

Augusta Explosion Kills El Doradoan (Bob Sammons) ~ May 1, 1970

The Little Red School House ~ December 15, 1970

Stuart Simpson Found Dead At River Bridge ~ January 29, 1971

Harold Krier Airplane Accident ~ July 7, 1971

Staley Founds Rose Hill ~ August 4, 1972

Benton Man Dies In Crash Near Airport (John Beard) ~ December 27, 1972

Augusta Man Drowns While Swimming (Steven A. Smith) ~ June 25, 1973

Sgt. John R. Fee To Close 27-Year Career With Kansas Highway Patrol ~ January 16, 1974

90 Year Honor List ~ January 17, 1974

Earl Forgy Selected For Flag Rank In Naval Reserve ~ March 28, 1974

Fiddlers Convention Draws Crowd ~ April 1, 1974

Augusta Child Severely Burned (Mary Deeann Murphy) & Her Death ~ July 24, 1974

Voters Will Decide Nov. 5 on Selling Old County Farm ~ 26 Sep 1974

Memorial Erected for Jeff Hudson ~ October 31, 1974

Young Pianists From El Dorado Sweep Concerto Auditions At Wichita State (Alice Proctor & Mike Fogo) ~ November 21, 1974

New Methodist Church Consecrated Next Sunday ~ December 5, 1974

Former El Doradoan Was Watergate Juror (Miss Marjorie Milbourn) ~ 4 Jan 1975

Judge Heilmann Says El Dorado Should Be Proud of its Police ~ 14 Jan 1975

The Daisies Visit Kirby Funeral Home ~ 22 Jan 1975

Helping Hand Club Meets at Burns ~ 22 Jan 1975

Teresa Burton Wins ‘Family Leader’ Honor ~ 22 Jan 1975

Psychiatrist Joins Staff of Mental Health Center (James R. Leach) ~ 23 Jan 1975

Patrol Nabs Four After Break-In ~ 31 Jan 1975

Cow-Calf School ~ 14 Feb 1975

Augustan in Vienna With WSU Symphony Orchestra ~ 2 July 1975

El Dorado To Mark 104th Year Friday ~ 11 Sep 1975

Youth Apparent Suicide in Car ~ 25 Oct 1975

Thelma Johnson Killed In Crash / Charges Filed ~ November 3, 1975

Double Funeral Saturday at 2:30 for Galen and Vickie Watkins ~ November 28, 1975

Exhaust Fumes Kills 2 Students (Marty Bramhall and Terry Moody) ~ March 10, 1976

Augusta Man's Body Found in Reservoir (Johnny Michael Groce) ~ March 29, 1976

Amos B. Marsh Circle NEA Master Teacher for 1976 ~ May 3, 1976

Mrs. A. B. Mattox Sells Business Interests to Partners ~ May 5, 1976

Jim Eaton's Wichita Business Robbed ~ May 6, 1976

George Boucher, Sr., Retires From Hospital Post ~ December 13, 1977

Blind Driver Heard Voice: "GET CALM" ~ February 16, 1978

Mid-Air Collision Kills Two Pilots (John Forst and Rev. Charles Cannon) ~ May 1, 1978

Mrs. A. B Mattox Sells Business Interests To Partners ~ May 5, 1976

Four Newton Residents Die in Crash (Lowe Family) ~ May 18, 1978

Former Andover Man Drowns in Walnut (Victor W. Wohrley) ~ May 18, 1978

Teri Ash Dies in Head On Collision - July 12, 1978

Dr. Gene V. Williams Killed In Balloon Accident ~ July 4, 1979

Ladder Fall Fatal (Abe Friesen) ~ August 25, 1979

Dagels Remember Oil Camp Days ~ 1980

Ex-Referee Enjoys Helping (Omer O'Donnell) ~ February 19, 1982

Roadside Hanging Ruled Suicide (David Robishaw) ~ May 12, 1983

J. M. Satterthwaite Founded Douglass Tribune Century Ago ~ January 4, 1984
 
First Douglass Cemetery Marked End of the Trail ~ January 4, 1984

Edgar Pratt, Story of Ossified Man ~ January 4, 1984

German Couple Settled in Douglass (John & Dorethea Volkmann) ~ January 4, 1984

Revival Launched Douglass Baptist Mission ~ January 4, 1984

Congregational Church of Douglass Spanned 80 Years ~ January 4, 1984

Local Douglass Methodist Link Goes Back to 1870 ~ January 4, 1984

Doulass Founder Survived Indian Terror, But Died From 'Chicken Thief's' Bullet ~ January 4, 1984

'Historic Hanging' ~ January 4, 1984

Escape Inmates Apprehended In Area of Dallas-Fort Worth (Michael Heaton & Lawrence Frye) ~ Jan. 2, 1987

Firefighter Falls Off Truck, Dies From Accident (Kevin Prichard) ~ November 5, 1987

20th Anniversary of Discovery of Petroleum in El Dorado Field ~ Reprint from 1935 Newspaper ~ October 9, 1990

Two Arrested in Shooting, Melee at State Park ~ April 4, 1994

Rick Follin Rulled Incompetent to Stand Trial ~ April 30, 1994

Coutts Museum Celebrates Birthday Today ~ May 30, 1995

Raymond Boucher Receives 50-Year Pin from Masons ~ June 12, 1995

Saturday Speaker Launches Series Leading To Stapleton Day ~ March 3, 2000

Gracia Burnham Shares Stories of Captivity ~ 9 December 2007

New Police Car Sirens in El Dorado ~ 9 March 2008

Rose Hill Bank, An Era Ending ~ August 18, 2011

Gracia Burnham Gives Honor Flag to Rose Hill Fire Station ~ July 3, 2014

Knudson Announces Retirement, Closing of Strickler's ~ December 6, 2014

Connor Hill Made Honorary RH Police Officer ~ December 11, 2014

Apple Market Turns A Page In RH History ~ January 29, 2015

John Price To Get Inducted Into August Wrestling Hall of Fame ~ January 4, 2016

 

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