1969: Country Club Championship
Charles Killgore and Earl Cecil, chairmen of the Golf committee of the Plattsburg Country Club, present Dr. P. T. Luckenbill with the Championship Trophy.
Once again Dr. P.T. Luckenbill has regained the crown of Club Champion in the annual Plattsburg Country Club Golf Tournament with a total score of 148. Sunday provided a beautiful day for the contestants to participate in this annual event. The second place contenders found Earl Cecil, Paul Monger, and Jon Conrad tied with a total score of 154. The winner was decided in a sudden death playoff, with Jon Conrad dropping out on the second hole and Paul Monger on the third, with Earl Cecil the winner. Being a coach for a number of years gave him an advantage of playing under pressure. "A" flight was captured by Dr. M. D. Conrad, and second place by Superintendent Gene Johnson. Raymond Bowers won first in "B" flight and Joe Rea second.
1989: Prisoners Continue to Escape from County Jail
REPORT TO THE CITIZENS OF CLINTON COUNTY... Immediately following the most recent escape from the Clinton County Jail, the County Commissioners requested a meeting with Sheriff Roger Pollard to discuss policies regarding the handling of prisoners in and around the jail. The commission expressed it's concern over the two escapes since January 1st and while Sheriff Pollard stated that there was no excuse for either of the escapes, many changes have been implemented in the jail for handling prisoners and that more procedures will be added so that continued improvement will occur. The County Commissioners want to promote a professional and effective Sheriff's Department and work with the Sheriff's Department, But a "Get Tough" attitude is needed so that all officers will be more aware of potential problems.
A 25 - year-old Minnesota man being held in the Clinton County Jail fled the courthouse late Wednesday afternoon on the way to a court hearing. He managed to elude serach teams late Wednesday night. Kelley L. Dalbec "was being taken upstairs from the jail to the courtroom by a jailer shortly after 4 p.m. On the landing he ran from the jailer ad went out a south door of the courthouse," Sheriff Roger Pollard said. The sheriff said Dalbec was not handcuffed at the time of the escape. "The jailer suffered a minor injury in the chase. But, Dalbec ran about one-half block east of the courthouse to a wooded area and managed to elude officers," Pollard said. The sheriff said he chased Dalbec down the bed of an abandoned railroad track to a creek. "We called in some additional help, including a tracking dog and a Highway Patrol helicopter search team," Pollard said. He said the dog and handler made several attempts to pick up Dalbec's trail but to no avail. Police officers from the rural county communities of Cameron, Lathrop, Gower and Plattsburg, along with troopers and reserve officers, assisted in the search. Pollard said Dalbec, who was brought into the jail about 2 p.m. on Aug 12 by the Highway patrol, "had been quiet and cooperative. He had made no telephone calls and mailed no letters. He had not had any contact with anyone outside the jail." Dalbec, according to the Patrol, was awaiting extradition to South Dakota. He was taken into custody by Trooper James Martin at the 52 mile marker on Interstate 35 in Clinton County on Aug 12. He was charged with interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle, a 1989-model motorcycle. He also faced misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without an operator's licence, authorities said. Pollard said Dalbec was last seen wearing green-colored, Army-type fatigue pants and shirt. Under the shirt he also was wearing a black, sleeveless Harley-Davidson shirt.
ESCAPEE CAPTURED THURSDAY NIGHT... Freedom from custody lasted less than 30 hours for a 25-year-old fugitive from the Clinton County Jail who was captured Thursday night while hitchhiking on Highway 33, about four miles northeast of here. As a result of the Wednesday afternoon escape, Sheriff Roger Pollard said his department has begun a policy of shackling all prisoners prior to court appearances. Kelley L. Dalbec was taken into custody about 9:30 p.m. by Pollard and a deputy. He was returned to the jail where he is being held on an additional $100,000 bond on an escape from custody charge. "He was hungry and looked pretty drug out," Pollard said. Prior to his escape, Dalbec was being held on a $7,500 bond and was charged with a felony, receiving stolen property. and a misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested by the highway patrol on Aug. 12. At approximately 9:15 p.m. on the night of Aug. 17, the Sheriff's Department received a call from Clinton Manor Nursing Home employees stating a subject they believed to be the escapee had entered their building and requested to use the phone and requested water, which he drank ravenously. The Sheriff and Deputy DeGreek immediately responded ... and discovered this was in fact the party they had been searching for. Notifications were made, officers were called out from the State Highway Patrol, the serach dog was unavaiable and the Latrhop Reserve Police Officer James Schoonover and Deputy Roy Christian responded to the scene. The plan of attack was quickly organized. Then another call came in to the Sheriff's Department that the subject was possibly hitchhiking going north on 33 Highway at which time a two car unit, the lead car being Deputy Christian and the chase car being Deputy DeGreek and Sheriff Pollard proceeded north on 33 Highway. The lead car Deputy Christian spotted the party approximately two miles north of 116 on the east side of 33 Highway, hitchhiking going north. Positive identification was made, Deputy Christian proceeded past the subject as planned to prevent a night foot pursuit situation. The car with Deputy DeGreek and Sheriff proceeded north, spotted the subject and as they drove slightly past him the Sheriff yelled to the subject, "Hey man, do you want a ride" as planned. The suspect then thinking he was near freedom quickly approached the Sheriff's vehicle. Officer DeGreek and the Sheriff subdued the escapee and again had him in custody at 10:15 p.m., the day after the escape.
2009: Chinese Leaders Visit Plattsburg
On Friday, August 14, a group of seven, high-level Chinese leaders, with genres ranging from business to government to think tanks, visited Clinton County. The focus of the trip was rural economic development. The group first visited and toured Shatto Dairy and then had lunch with representatives of the Economic Development Council of Clinton County, the City of Plattsburg and the Clinton County C omission. (Above, in no particular order) Kaili Cui, Yushan Guo, Jun Ji, Haishan Liang, Aiwu Yang, Lei Zhag, Jay Sailey, Charles Wang, Noelle Xie, Ronda VanDyke, D.J. Gerht, Randall Relford, Jim Hassler, Leroy Shatto, Jason Watkins, Brenda Grooms, Brad Grill, Jason Grill.