Fredonia will celebrate its 150th


By Mina DeBerry   

Wilson County Citizen  

   Fredonia is having a birthday — and it’s a big one, so everyone is invited.  This week’s Sesquicentennial Celebration marks Fredonia’s founding in 1868 with four days of activities that involve nearly every group in town and encompass a number of Fredonia traditions that have made this community “home” over the years.  Kicking off the celebration on Thursday, Aug. 23 is the ...

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Neodesha Yo-Pro Starts


 By Pamela Black   

   There’s a new group in town for young professionals age 21 to 40 (ish) who wish to build social engagements, civic leadership and business and community awareness. They are the next generation of citizens who will be building a strong Neodesha community and are known as  Neody YOPRO — short for Neodesha Young Professionals.   “We want Neodesha to be a place people love...

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Physical Therapist joins WCRC

Emily Haynes new Physical Therapist at Wilson County Rehabilitation Center

    Wilson Medical Center is pleased to announce that Emily Haynes, DPT, has joined the Wilson Rehabilitation Center team.  In 2013, Haynes received her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas. She specializes in treating postoperative, orthopedic and ...

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Couple to Wed

Madl Livingston engagement

David and Tawyna Madl of Frontenac, formerly of Neodesha, announce the engagement of their daughter, Terra Greve, to Derek Livingston, son of Marc and Barbara Livingston of Neodesha. The couple will be wed on Oct. 13, at the Downstream Casino and Resort in Miami, OK.   Terra and Derek both graduated from Neodesha High School.    Terra graduated from Fort Scott’s School of Nursing and is ...

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Historical Musings

Pacific-Frisco train wreck historical musings courtesy of W. A. Rankin Memorial Library Neodesha, Ka

 “The Engineer Said He Was “Lost!” On April 15, 1910, one of the worst railroad wrecks that ever occurred in or near Neodesha happened. A northbound Missouri Pacific freight train going at a rate of 20 miles an hour crashed into a Frisco freight train at the Missouri Pacific-Frisco crossing around 2 a.m. Fireman William Carroll on the Pacific locomotive jumped and was instantly killed by the wreckage piling upon ...

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4-H girls excel at state

Ashley and Maggie Chandler of Neodesha win big at 4-H State competition in 2018

 Two Neodesha sisters, Ashley and Maggie Chandler, won big at the state 4-H Horticulture Judging contest held Aug. 18, in Manhattan.  Ashley Chandler, 16,  finished 1st in the state as an individual in the Senior Division contest and her sister, Maggie, 11, took third individually in  the 

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