Sunday, October 16, 2016


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Eulah F. (Chatham) Robbins, 96 of Paradise, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Parkview Care Center in Osborne.

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.
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.
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.
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


 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 



 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!

Looking West from bluff

 Saline River West of barn

                                        Washed out dam

West of barn