HODGEMAN  COUNTY
 

 MISCELLANEOUS NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
 

Wm. McNabney's farm house, east of Jetmore, was torn to pieces, with all its contents, by the wind.
(The Chanute Times ~ May 18, 1900)

REBUILD  JETMORE  H. S.  AT  ONCE

Jetmore, Kan. --- The contract for the new Hodgeman county high school building to replace the one burned some weeks ago, has been let.  The same plans will be used and part of the old material will probably be available.  The school hopes to be in the new building the first of the year.
(The Chanute Times ~ September 27, 1912)

ALLEGED  COUNTERFEITER  HELD

Jetmore, Kan. --- Philip Ross, who was arrested here for passing counterfeit money, was given a preliminary hearing before the United States court at Wichita and was bound over to the United States district court.  ross admitted having a die among his possessions at Hanston where he was arrested.
(The Chanute Times ~ April 5, 1912)

MARBURG - YERKES

Mrs. A. B. Jetmore, Mrs. Albrecht Marburg and Mrs. Hulburt Yerkes have returned from Jetmore, Kan., where they attended the fall festival. Mrs. Jetmore presented to the town of Jetmore a portrait of her husband, the late A. B. Jetmore for whom the place was named. The picture was painted by Mr. George M. Stone. The portrait will hang in the court house at Jetmore.
(The Topeka State Journal ~ October 13, 1916 ~ Page 9 ~ Submitted by Peggy Thompson)
 

STATE  LOSES  ITS  APPEAL  FOR  POT  PLANE  MONEY

JETMORE --- The state of Kansas has lost its appeal requesting $18,000 from the sale of the Jetmore pot plane.  Not only did it lose the $18,000, but it also lost the $7,600 which it had previously been awarded.

In denying the appeal, Judge Phillip Aldrich took from the state the 20 percent; or $7,600, he had ruled earlier it should have.  Aldrich then gave 95 percent to Hodgeman County and 5 percent to the city of Jetmore.  The county will receive $35,803.31 after expenses are deducted, and the city $1,884.38.

Aldrich ruled Dec. 6 that 75 percent of the $38,000 paid for the plane should go to Hodgeman County, 20 percent to the state, with the city receiving the remaining 5 percent.

Aldrich ruled that under state statute the agency having custody of forfeited property is entitled to all the proceeds from the state.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Saturday ~ January 14, 1978)

POT  PLANE  SUSPECT  IS  SENTENCED

JETMORE --- A Tennessee man Monday was sentenced to five days in jail and fined $284 for trying to elude authorities who believed he was connected with a drug smuggling attempt.

Hodgeman County Attorney Ben Lightfoot said that James George Murphy, 32, Hixon, Tenn., was sentenced after he pleaded guilty last month to attempting to elude an officer and reckless driving, both misdemeanors.  A charge of felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell was dismissed.

Authorities have claimed Murphy, who has been free on bail but was ordered to begin serving the jail term Thursday, was waiting for a DC-7 packed with eight tons of Columbian marijuana to land at Jetmore on Jan. 7.  The plane later leaded at Dodge City, and the crew abandoned the marijuana when authorities arrived.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Tuesday ~ April 26, 1983 ~ Page 13)


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