2018 Spring Newsletter

MINI MINUTES The following are highlights of Director meetings, for your information, and a way to let you (a member) in on the workings of the museum. October Colleen introduced Wes Cole from Osawatomie as the new Director representing City of Osawatomie. Larry discussed the display of Jerry Emberlins Indian arti facts. They are displayed in the Indian Room. Larry also re ported that the flashing for the roof has been repaired. Patsy Bortner commented that the artists paintings in the Art Gallery corner will be rotated. Also that 20% of the pic ture sale will go to the museum. LuAnne reported that our Museum insurance policy is a Hartford policy with Elliott Insurance. Donald Barkhurst wanted some pictures identified. Lois Robertson wants information on Clara (Henry) Collins, a patient in State Hospital. Sherri Brown wants information on Eliza Jones who died in State Hospital in 1897. Cathy Banning wants cemetery record for Sarah Haughey. Helen Bennett is trying to find burial for Samuel and Jane Elizabeth Pottorf of Jingo area. Libby Wagner wants obits for Jonas S and Catherine Weaver. Herb Morgenthaler wants location of farms in area owned by Thomas J. Melton in 1880s. These Queries have been researched by Iris Kluber QUERIES Linda Simons wants more obits from the Maddox family. Lisa Massar is looking for Albert H Waller, a patient at the State Hospital. Saul Arkwright needs obits for Marie and Thomas Laughlin. Meg Pfeiffer wants information on Ursuline and a pic ture of rural school #5.

Hannes Poetter discussed giving up his position as a Direc tor but would continue as Webmaster and continue to keep the internet updated. LuAnne put out the call for volunteers, especially for Tues days and Thursdays. If anyone is interested please contact us. Nina reported that the Township Directors up for election in 2018-2019 have agreed to stay on. Officers for election are President, Colleen Ewan and Secretary, Ann Roark. Elec tion will be at the November meeting. November Hannes Poetter will resign as Director of Middlecreek Twp. because of busy schedules but will stay on as the museums webmaster. He needs new stories and items to update the website and facebook. Nina read the list of officers and Directors up for re-elec tion for 2018-19. Louisburg- Jack Burcham, Marys ville-Mildred Haley, Miami-Nina Gerken, Osage-Ann Davis, Osawatomie-Ben Maimer, Richland-LeAnne Shields, Sugar Creek-Ann Benton, Ten Mile-Patsy Bort ner, Valley-Colleen Ewan, President-Colleen, Secre tary-Ann Roark. It was moved and passed to accept the slate. Colleen reported that she is inspecting and labeling many boxes of artifacts in the back storage room and this will make it much easier to find items. The next meeting will be the Christmas party on Dec 12 from noon to 2p.m. Everyone is to bring finger food and punch will be supplied. December Christmas Party Finger food, chili, coffee and punch were enjoyed by a good turnout. January Donations were received from the Buckman family, from Steven Finch and a sharing gift from the Clorox Co. These donations are much appreciated.

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