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Archive for Friday, May 30, 2008

Old Home Town - 25 years ago

May 30, 2008

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Genealogist Jean Snedeger and fellow members of the Douglas County Genealogical Society set out the past October to visit every cemetery and grave in the county, recording tombstone information for historical purposes. The Memorial Day period called special attention to the tedious but valuable recording process. To date, the group had visited nearly 90 gravesites and had made appropriate entries into the records.

Former Republican presidential candidate Alf Landon of Topeka broke his right hip in a fall. The one-time Kansas governor, now 96, was scheduled for surgery to have pins inserted into the hip. His vital signs were good and he joked that he would continue to pursue his goal of "living to be 100."

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