Chronology of Area News - 2020

December 1 – CGES 6th grader Neenah Hestermann places first across seven-county area for her essay in the 2020 All Veterans Tribute Student Essay and Poster Contest; in separate contest recognizing students’ veterans essays winners are Brody Nelson, Riley Forge, Logan Hickey, Bradley Doornbos and Hannah Peterson…USD 417 Board of Education approves on-site learning and activities for December 14-22… New data from the Morris County Health Department shows 44 currently active cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 42 new cases added since November 23.

December 2 – Nita Barr, Diamond Springs, dies November 25…Feature story concerns Craig McNeal’s participation in a KU class producing an oral history of journalism in Kansas…Council Grove Memorial Tree Program is offered, with the first tree purchased by the CGHS Class of 1976 in honor of Dennis DeLay.

December 3 – Barbara Adams wins local PowerPoints Football Contest for fourth time this season… Homes of Mike and Ann Luce and Jerry LeMay family featured in pictures decorated for Christmas.

December 4 – Bernice Emma Dorthea (Lawrenz) Diekmann, Herington, dies December 3…Pictured in Christmas decorations in today’s newspaper are the homes of Rick and Lynn Farr and Don and Brenda Davids.



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