Cattle Ride The Rail To Plattsburg
It used to be a frequent happening to have cattle shipped to Plattsburg by rail. But times change and it is now a seldom occurrence.
This shipment of cattle pictured was delivered in Plattsburg last Tuesday for Jack Runyan of Easton. The 312 head weighed 500 lbs. per head.
They were purchased from Erby Wilmuth of Clovis, New Mexico. Mr. Wilmuth has extensive ranching operations throughout New Mexico.
It took a day and a half to bring the cattle from New Mexico to Kansas City and eight hours from Kansas City to Plattsburg.
Guy Speckman took his Dad, Ray to watch Jack and Tom Runyan unload the cattle.
A Dream That Came True
Fifty years ago three girls that worked together at the telephone office had a dream of going to Hawaii. Well, on March 13, 1990 it came true. At the time of the dream, they were Maxine Marshall, Maxola Todd, and Mary Fern Davison. They are now Maxine Sprague, Maxola Szulik, and Mary Fern Davis. It still seemed like a dream, even when they boarded the plane at MCI. We had a problem with the first plane, were put on another, and away we went to Dallas where we missed our connections to Honolulu, so they sent us to Los Angeles, and then, to Honolulu - just five hours later, getting there - But we were still plenty excited. On the morning of the 11th, we met in the lobby of the Outrigger Village at 8 a.m., breakfast and our itinerary was given to us by our Hawaiian tour guide, “Ettra May (Kaleo) Kama”. There is not enough space and time to give all the details.
We had a tour of America’s only royal palace, then back to the hotel to rest and get ready for a dinner show, The “Society of Seven”.
March 15 - Met at 5:30 a.m. - A tour of the big island, a “Hawaii Tour”. Lots of pretty sights and lots of pictures taken - Back to hotel at 8 p.m. a tired but happy group.
March 16 - Met at 6:45 a.m. - Went to the “Arizona Memorial and City-Punchbowl Tour” and the “National Cemetery of the Pacific”, back to hotel to rest and get ready for the “Al Harrington dinner show”. Al Harrington is to be remembered as “Ben Kokua” on the T.V. series “Hawaii Five-O”.
March 17 - Met at 8:30 a.m. - Tour of Oahu - went to “Diamond Head Crater” the famous “Blowhole”, “Sea Life Park”, “Ocean Science Theater” and “Whalers Cove”. Tour drive through Waimanalo and over the Koolau Mountains back to Waikiki. Back to hotel by 3 p.m. - ready to go at 4:15 p.m. for a “Aikane Catamaran Cruise” along the coastline of Waikiki, dinner and show. Tired bunch back to hotel and bed.
March 18 - Kauai Tour - jet to the “Garden Isle” Waimea Canyon, on the Wailua Marina - Cruised up river to “Fern Grotto” all this from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bed sure seemed good at that time.
March 19 - Polynesian Culture Center - Met in lobby at 10 a.m. - Motored past “Pearl Harbor” thru pineapple and sugar cane fields, visited the “Dole Pineapple Center” visited the seven islands there saw the Morman Temple at Laie. The shows were beautiful. Back to hotel at 10:30 p.m. But everyone knew this was the last day, as the next day was get ready to go home.
March 20 - Free morning for packing and last minute things. I finally got to the beach and got in the water - Back to hotel and got ready for our last look around. Say goodbye to our friends there. Our buses were “Robert Hawaii” and every driver was really wonderful, explained things, knew names of trees and flower.
So don’t give up on your dreams Just hope it doesn’t take fifty years to come true. Aloha
Mary Fern Davis
PHS Academic Bowl takes KCI Conference
The 2010 Plattsburg Academic Bowl Team (left to right) Front Row: Melissa Querrey, Callie Dickerson, Abbey Parrish, Second Row: Hope Alison, Keisha Davis, Ginna Weber, Cameron Ward, Ryan Guyette. Back Row: Wesley Malott, Blake Stephens, Ben Grooms, Andrew Dickerson, Jesse Gibson, Ian Jessee, Zach Schurle.
The Tigers are quickly building a winning academic tradition.
Plattsburg Academic Team members celebrated the KCI Conference title with a win over the West Platte Bluejays in a home match Monday, March 29. The Tigers amassed 1,740 points to their opponents’ 880 points this season.
Plattsburg hosts both KCI Conference Tournaments on Monday, April 5, and the MSHSAA District 15 Tournament this year on Saturday, April 17, according to Greg Stahl, Athletic Director