Builders to meet

The Harvey County Builders and Associates group will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Charlie's, 200 Manchester. 

There will be a program and meeting following dinner. RSVPs are requested by calling 283-3729 or email


'Grave Mysteries' at the Library



“Grave Mysteries,” a night of mystery and stories of early graves and cemeteries in the Newton area, will be presented by Brian Stucky at 7 p.m., October 18 at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak. The program is part history, part myth, part legend, and part speculation, but hopefully interesting to Newton residents.

Part of the history and mystery of early settlement in Kansas is where people lived, what they did, and where they died and were buried. In many cases, we believe we know exactly what happened to them. However, in early days, records were not always kept, and there may be some surprises that help tell the real story of a place. In this case, the place is Newton, Kansas. Some stories may be familiar; some may never have been heard before. That’s what makes for a fun evening of discovery.

Brian Stucky is a retired teacher from Goessel who has continued research into the history of pioneer trails in central Kansas. Many things are connected along the way. He first became interested in history during the 1974 Centennial of the Mennonite migration into Kansas. At that time, he first began asking questions of why his ancestors came to America. From that time, his interest in genealogy has spread, taking two trips to Europe and authoring the “Benjamin C. and Veronika Goering Stucky Genealogy, 1844-1991.” Stucky has found there are many cross-threads of history connected to his research.

All are welcome to attend this free program.