Featured Residents

November 23, 2021

Featured Staff – Isaac Wilson

Featured Staff – Isaac Wilson Isaac was born in Kansas City, MO, to Steve and Melissa Wilson. He has a brother, Steven, who is three years […]
October 28, 2021

Featured Staff – Janelle Simoneau

Featured Staff – Janelle Simoneau I have been writing these biographies in the Chatterbox since August of 2008. Every month, I get to learn about someone […]
September 30, 2021

Featured Resident – Joyce Baker

Featured Resident – Joyce Baker             Joyce was born in Kansas City, KS, the third of five children born to Albert and Viola Greve.  She had […]
July 30, 2021

Featured Resident – Jim Bachman

Featured Resident – Jim Bachman Jim Bachman was born on December 22, 1935 in Osawatomie, KS, to Phil and Mary Bachman. He was the 8 of […]
June 29, 2021

Featured Resident – Carol Lane Haug

Featured Resident – Carol Lane Haug Carol Lane Haug was the only child born to Leonard and Frances Ogg of Richmond, MO. Growing up she loved […]
June 11, 2021

Featured Resident – Robert “Bob” Haug

Featured Resident – Robert Haug             Robert Haug was born in Junction City, KS, to Charles and Hazel Haug. He was the third of four children. […]
May 7, 2021

Featured Residents – Marilyn Westlake

April 2, 2021

Featured Resident – Ursal Leiter

Featured Resident – Ursal Leiter      Ursal was born to Ernest and Viola Currier in Summit, SD. She grew up with three siblings: Wilbur, Virgil […]
March 2, 2021

Featured Resident – Nancy Crossley

Featured Resident – Nancy Crossley             Nancy Crossley was born in San Jose, CA, to Edward and Ruth Crossley.  Her father was in the service. When […]
February 1, 2021

Featured Staff – Elizabeth Carr

Featured Staff – Elizabeth Carr       Elizabeth “Beth” Carr was born in Excelsior Springs MO, July 15, 1977, to Mary and Michael Wollard at […]
September 5, 2020

Featured Staff – Fred Walters

Featured Resident – Fred Walters Fredrick “Fred” Walters was born to Fred and Wilma Walters in NE Kansas City, MO. He was the fourth of six […]
August 17, 2020

Featured Staff – Brooklyn Burnett

Featured Staff – Brooklyn Burnett Brooklyn Burnett has lived in Kearney most of her life with her parents Devin & Christina Stagg and her older sister, […]
May 29, 2020
Peggy Dykes

Featured Staff – Peggy Dykes

Featured Staff – Peggy Dykes Peggy was born in Grand Island, NE. She was the fifth child of eight born to George and Roberta Graf. She […]
April 29, 2020

Featured Staff – Marina Rinehart

When I Won the Lottery by Marina Rinehart             My name is Luz “Marina” Rinehart and I was born on the 14th of April, in Bogotá, […]
September 17, 2019

Stacy Rule and Her Busy Bees

Featured Volunteers – Stacy Rule & the Busy Bees Day Care Stacy Shanks was born and raised in Kearney, MO. She graduated from Kearney High School […]
August 2, 2019

Featured Resident – Nita Vanbebber

Featured Resident – Nita Vanbebber Nita Vanbebber was born in Vibbard, MO, to Earl and Ethyl Vanderpool. She had one sister who was four years older […]
July 5, 2019

Featured Resident – Lois Larson

Featured Resident – Lois Larson Wanda Lois Larson was born in Sioux City, Iowa. She was the only child of Frank and Libbie Zahnen. Growing up […]
May 31, 2019

Featured Staff – Gage Deere

Featured Staff – Gage Deere             As I’m sure you are aware, there is a new staff member in the kitchen.  You’ve probably seen him around […]
February 26, 2019

Featured Resident – Janie Allison

Featured Resident – Janie Allison           Donna Jane Watkins (Janie) was born in Fairfield, IA, though her family lived in Libertyville.  She was the only child […]
February 6, 2019

Featured Residents – Marge Anderson

Featured Resident – Marge Anderson             Marjorie “Marge” Anderson was born on a farm outside of Greenfield, MO.  She was the fifth of six children born […]
February 6, 2019

Featured Resident – Sandy Smith

Featured Resident – Sandy Smith             Sandra Smith was born in Detroit, MI, to Donald and Virginia Sanger.  She and her sister, Pam, used to ride […]
October 29, 2018

Featured Resident – Ella Amos

Featured Resident – Ella Amos                 Ella was born in Clay County, MO, in what is now Liberty.  She was the only child of Frank and […]
October 3, 2018

Featured Resident – Alice Strathman

Featured Resident – Alice Strathman Alice was born and raised in Cleveland, OH.  She was the middle of three children born to George and Alice Wilhelm.  […]
September 7, 2018

Featured Resident – Carla Esslinger

Featured Resident – Carla Esslinger                 Carla was born in Madison, KS, to Carl and Charline Hanes. She grew up with an older sister and a […]
July 26, 2018

Featured Resident – Don Esslinger

Featured Resident – Don Esslinger              Don Esslinger was born on a farm in Madison, KS.  He had a twin sister but she didn’t survive infancy.  […]