Sunday, March 17, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013


While we were on facebook a week or two ago Millard found a video about Russell County.  After looking into it, I found that it was posted on a profile named Russ Co. 
He is a fictional character.
Russ Co is the Russell County Promoter! He loves to hunt, fish, ride bike trails, help harvest Kansas wheat, and pump Russell County oil! He supports Russell County events, communities and businesses!

We thought you would enjoy the video too.  We are very impressed.  
I would like to know where the picture was taken that had the green hills and trees. 

Can anyone identify it?  Beautiful!

Russell County

If you are on facebook, type in Russ Co, and click on "Like."  Enjoy!

"The video was produced by Russell County Evo Devo and CVB and finalized by Getting Noticed, Joni Pasek! Thank you to Jason Drake-Photography for the use of some of your pictures!!"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013




Kay Ellen Burger, 58,
passed away
Saturday, March 9, 2013,
in Manhattan.

Kay was born Feb. 12, 1955, to Peter and Mona (Winder) Kennedy, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Kay obtained her education from Paradise High School, graduating in 1973. She continued her education at Kansas State University, graduating with a degree in English and physical education. During her college years, she was part of KSU volleyball, track and one of the first women's basketball teams. She was an advocate for the Title IX program and has even published many articles to show her support for women in sports. After college, she continued to work on the KSU campus for 17 years.

In April 1997, she was appointed as the director of student records at Cloud County Community College in Concorida. She held various job positions in the community while most recently working for Scott Specialties, Inc., and at the Bel Villa restaurant. Over the past several years, Kay spent most of her time as a den leader for the Boy Scouts of America Pack 56 and Troop 56. Kay and her family were awarded the Family of the Year award in 2009 and 2012. When she was not at Boy Scouts functions or cheering on one of her local sports teams, especially basketball, you could find her carrying on a conversation with family and friends as she was tatting away on her next project.

On Jan. 19, 1980, she married William "Bill" LeRoy Burger, son of Clint and Dorothy Burger, of Belleville. Bill preceded her in death on March 30, 2008. Others left to cherish her memory are two sons, Martin Guy Burger, of Belleville, and Clinton "CL" Loy Burger and wife Linda, of Hoyt; daughter, Liane Austin and husband Jim, of New Orleans; six grandchildren, Jayme, Colby and Zachery Burger, and Aubreanna, Jesse and Rayne Austin; her parents, Peter and Mona Kennedy, of Luray; and two brothers, Bill Kennedy, of Luray, and Charles Kennedy and wife Kathy, of Olathe; her father and mother-in-law, Clint and Dorothy Burger, of Belleville; three sisters in law, Linda Holl, of Belleville, Rebecca Brown and husband Bob, of Belleville, and Alice Carlow and husband Danny, of Hoyt; and also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kay will forever live in our hearts and may we all rest assured that we have been given another angel to watch over us.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Central Christian Church, Belleville, with Pastor Mark Imel officiating. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home. Private family burial will be in Belleville City Cemetery at later date.

Memorials may be made to the family for use for Martin's education. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of these arrangements.


Saturday, March 2, 2013


We received this comment from Mike Shaw this morning.  If anyone can help Mike we would appreciate your thoughts.  He is referring to the post I had sometime ago about the Club 50 book.

This is Mike Shaw that graduated at Gridley Rural High in 1969 , Gridley Ks and I scored 51 pts against Westphalia Ks on 1-15-1969 and 49 pts against Strong City Ks the next nite. The date of this could be wrong, but the scores are right. Was wondering why I was not in the Club 50 book????
email me a, thanks Mike Shaw  
Scroll down to the main post of this.

Mike, my only suggestion is that you contact the author - Steven Farney at