JoCo Museum in Transition, Says Friends Prez, Larry Meeker

The Johnson County Museum, located at 6305 Lackman, is transitioning from a local history museum interpreting Johnson County’s suburban development and history to the nation’s only museum dedicated to studying, researching and presenting the dynamics which have led to suburbanization in the United States. Continue reading JoCo Museum in Transition, Says Friends Prez, Larry Meeker

Obituary for Elizabeth M. ‘Beth’ Gallup 10/9/56-2/6/10

Beth and her Italian Greyhound on their 4-month odyssey to areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina

10/9/1956-2/6/10

Elizabeth Margaret-Mary Gallup (or “E-M- Squared-G” as she sometimes wrote) was born on October 9, 1956, in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. At that moment, she was the youngest child of Colonel Samuel Charles Gallup and Juanita Gallup, and the only girl in their brood of four. Continue reading Obituary for Elizabeth M. ‘Beth’ Gallup 10/9/56-2/6/10

Obituary for Trulie Lyddon

Trulie L. Lyddon, 89, of Lakeview Village in Lenexa, formerly of Lake Quivira, passed away February 12. Trulie was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Private family services. (Arrangements: Cremation Society of Kansas & Missouri, 8837 Roe, Prairie Village, KS 66207; 913-383-9888.)

Snow Removal Crew Performs ‘Above-and-Beyond’ During Holiday Storms

By Jim and Joan Davies

A long time ago someone told us it was really nice coming home to the Lake after work during a snow storm, because they knew no matter how bad the roads were on the way home, they would be cleared and safe after coming through the gates.

After driving back home from Colorado Springs several days after Christmas, we learned the truth of this statement. The entire seven days we were in the metropolis that is today’s Colorado Springs, we drove on very few streets which had been cleared of the recent snows. When we arrived home to Lake Quivira, we immediately saw high snow berms from the frequent plowings haven taken place while we were gone. Amazingly, all of our hometown streets were clear from the City Limit sign on Holliday Drive to our very own driveway. Continue reading Snow Removal Crew Performs ‘Above-and-Beyond’ During Holiday Storms