Saturday, November 12, 2016

A MESSAGE FROM DOUG SIEMENS, SON OF WALTER SIEMENS - PRINCIPAL OF CLASSES OF 1962-1963

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Comments are on the left hand side, towards the bottom, of these posts.  I'm not sure that each of you notice the comments.
I'm sure several of you will enjoy reading this comment and it will bring back memories for you.
Thank You Doug for taking out the time to write a Comment and give those students that had your Dad for a Principal the memories.  He left the year that I started teaching in Paradise.  


My name is Doug Siemens, my father was Walter Siemens, principal at Paradise for the classes of 1962 and 1963. While I was too young to attend Paradise then, my brothers Don and Dan along with my sisters Walta, Rosanne and Lyn did. I think Don was a freshman our last year in town.

Dad passed away in 1985. Earlier this year, we cleaned out Mom's house and came across the Pirate yearbooks from those two years. I started searching and stumbled across this blogsite.

One memory I have about town was living in the bus barn for a few days while we waited for our house to be completed. We ended up living just up the hill from Mr. and Mrs. White, an old couple whose son and family lived in an "underground" house.

If any Paradise Educated readers are interested in contacting me regarding my family members, my email is dmsiemens80@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

EULAH F. ROBBINS MEMORIAL (WIFE OF BOB ROBBINS - CLASS OF 1940)

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EULAH F. (CHATHAM) ROBBINS

Eulah F. (Chatham) Robbins, 96 of Paradise, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Parkview Care Center in Osborne.
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Eulah was born December 21, 1919 on the family farm north of Waldo, Kansas.  She was one of nine children born to Roy, Sr. and Edith (Lane) Chatham.  She grew up and attended school north of Luray, Kansas.  She then attended Ft. Hays Teacher College for 2 years.   She taught at a country school south of Osborne and later she taught at Paradise School until it was closed.
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Eulah was united in marriage to Bobbie Mac Robbins on August 21, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri.  This union was blessed with four children; Harold, Cleta, Diana and William.  They made their home on the farm where Bobbie was born.
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Eulah was a devoted wife and farmer’s wife.  She took great pride in their farm and in their children.  She was a member of the Nazarene Church of Paradise, where she taught Sunday school and was past President of the Nazarene Missions.  The last few years with her son, she attended the Westview Church in Hays, Kansas.
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Surviving family include her two daughters, Cleta Johnson (Al) of Kenai, Alaska and Diane Blosser (Darrell) of Hays, Kansas; two sons, Harold Robbins (Mary) of Yakutat, Alaska and William Robbins of Paradise, Kansas; brother, Roy Chatham, Jr. of Osborne, Kansas; two sisters, Naomi Copeland of Topeka, Kansas and Virginia True of Kearney, Missouri; eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Randall Chatham, two sisters Izora and Wilma and adopted son, Merlin “Mac” Chesney.

Celebration of Eulah’s Life will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Paradise United Methodist Church in Paradise, Kansas.  Burial will follow at the Mt. Herman Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  A Memorial has been established with the Nazarene Missions.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.



Thursday, October 13, 2016

LIVE CONCERT - FAIRPORT, KS. - 0CT. 15, 2016 - 6:00 PM TO 10 pm

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Fairport, Ks is the place to go for a Live Concert

Directions to FAIRPORT! From Russell.....take interstate 70 to Gorham, get off the exit, go north to stop sign and go east! From Gorham....1 mile east on Hwy.40 to the RB electric building or 177th. Street, turn north and go approximately 12 miles the blacktop curves to the west, keep going right into Fairport! From Natoma, take the white rock road approximately 12 miles south, at the bottom of the hill turn east and come right into Fairport. Get lost.....follow the cars!!




Much preparation has been put into this event.
The flood caused some anxiety,
but nothing will stop this big event at Fairport.



The stage is ready.








Thank You Charlotte and Roger David
and the community and sponsors


Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016 PARADISE REUNION FROM ROGER PRUTER

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 Deb Maupin
















Dorene and Gene Chrisler

Eric and Mollie Haberer





Ernie Thacker



 Francis Mahoney


 Garnett Angel, Virginia Robertson 


























Garnett, Richard and Janette Ross


 Kenny & Pat Steilow



Deb Maupin and Roger Pruter




Jan and Roger Pruter



Ruth Bartlett and Joyce Thompson



















Merilyn and Vernon White 

MORE FLOOD PICTURES FROM DAN HOISINGTON

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 I received these pictures from Dan 9/6/16.  I'm sorry I'm so slow about getting them on the blog.  I could blame it on to a lot of things, but won't go into that now.  He signs his messages "Star."  He just knows he is my Star student.  :)  Actually, he is - along with many others.  

Hi Onnalee, 
Here are a few pics of the Saline River at the Hoisington farm 8 miles SW of Paradise.  It is where Agnes Sims lived when she taught school. Then I took some pics of what use to be a 9.5 acre pond.  After 6 years of drought the pond has been bone dry but the rains this summer had it filling up and last week it was finally full.  This land belongs to John & Yvonne Driscoll (Van sold it to them about 6 years ago).  John took Yvonne out on Saturday evening to see the pond as neither of them had ever seen it completely full.  That only lasted a few hours as by Sunday morning the pond was empty due to the dam failing.  It is a very sad sight!
Star

Looking West from bluff


 Saline River West of barn


                                        Washed out dam




West of barn

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

NEWS RELEASE ABOUT THE RUSSELL COUNTY FLOODING

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Watch this link.  Fred Whitman, Mona Hoisington and Joyce Thompson are in it.  

FLOOD NEWS FROM MOLLIE HABERER

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Eric and Mollie's after the flood
She said . . . .
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River up in our backyard not quite as bad as 1993 but it keeps coming up.  We had 4 1/2 inches but our neighbor had 6 1/2 last night. I don't know what they had west that's what's going to hurt us!"


Mollie posted this on facebook on
 Labor Day.
"As you can see it has receded some but not a lot. After looking at it Eric says the damage is a lot he feels like it would be millions of dollars along the Saline River from Northwest Kansas down to the Wilson dam. Luckily in this area there was nobody lost in the flood they were able to recuse 14 people: they were camp just a few miles from our house in a lower area. There was a man from the Hill City/Hoxie area that lost his life in the flood. It definitely was a flash flood."


Monday, September 5, 2016

AERIAL PHOTOS BY MIKE SCHOECH - AUG. 2016

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Thank You Mike Schoech for the pictures.
Nice pictures from a drone.  (Is that how you would say it?)








Quentin Maupin, Dan Hoisington, Mike Schoech

AERIAL VIEW FOR FAIRPORT - NOVEMBER, 2016


TOUR OF PARADISE BY GREG RUD

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Can everyone open this link?  If not, I will put the pictures on separately.
I am thinking that you might have to be signed up with facebook to view this link.



CONCERT IN FAIRPORT - OCTOBER 15, 2016

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Charlotte and Roger David have been beautifying Fairport
for the
BRYAN FONTENOT CONCERT

Between the flood and not having any culverts in Fairport
the work that has been done has to be done again.

In all fairness . . . . there should be culverts in Fairport!
Plan to attend the concert and enjoy the beauty of Fairport
and their cabin
A Fairport Knight  



MORE PICTURES FROM CHARLOTTE DAVID OF THE FLOOD

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No one could leave Fairport, nor could they come into Fairport 9-4-16








PICTURES BY CHARLOTTE DAVID - FLOOD AT FAIRPORT OVER THE WEEK END


The flood