May 25

Remembering Our World War II Veterans

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The service of these four men during World War II contributed to the Allied defeat of dictators Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito in their goals for territorial expansion across the globe.  Without the sacrifices of thousands of young American soldiers, the lifestyle we know today would be nonexistent.  We should continue to fight for the freedoms and rights our country was founded upon and guaranteed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

These four servicemen all grew up in southeastern Edwards County, Kansas.

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The World War II era in the communities of Trousdale, Fellsburg, and Centerview was a period of change, sacrifice, and growth.  From the high school boys drafted out high school to all the women left behind, every resident played a role and every role was significant.  Let’s remember all those people who contributed to the war from the home front as well.


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March 29

The Chickens Survived

The Chickens Survived – Community & Cooperation:  Offerle and the Flood of 1965 was produced as an introduction for the Kinsley Library portion, Navigating Rough Waters, of the Kansas Humanities Council’s series, Talking Points:  Stories of Change.

The video is an edited, round-table discussion with current and former residents of Offerle, Kansas about their experiences during the Arkansas River Flood of 1965.   Includes vintage newsreel footage and Google maps for illustration.