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  • Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow writer, to present “History of Drury” at SCHGS meeting next Monday

    first_imgAmber CountrymanSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m, Amber Schmitz, a Sumner Newscow writer, will present “The History of Drury” to Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet, 1311 E. 16th. St., Wellington.  No cost for the program; guests are welcome, and meal time is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m..  For possible weather cancellations, contact Jane Moore at 620-447-3266 or the restaurant at 620-399-8401.When Amber Schmitz moved to Drury at the age of 7, she enjoyed playing on the old schoolhouse playground and walking over the cement bridge that was built over the Chikaskia River in the 1920’S. She also enjoyed the interesting stories that she began hearing about her new hometown.The stories fascinated her.There were stories about a booming little river resort with boats, a beach, and a hotel for the vacationers that came by train and stagecoach. And there were stories about a grocery store owner that disappeared and nearly 100 years later, may (or may not) be ‘buried’ in one of the cement bridge supports.  And there was also a story about a man that woke up, saw an axe hanging just over his head, and screamed so loud that all the dogs barked and the neighbors all woke up.Schmitz found these stories compelling, and she has written them down, collected photographs, and explored the possibilities of some of the legends being true. “I’ve wanted to write a book about Drury since I was 14 or 15,” Schmitz said, “Every time some older person told me something, I went home and wrote it down in a notebook.”If you have photographs or stories about Drury, Schmitz would very much like to connect with you for the book she is working on.  Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 260 weeks ago My grandma has a painting she did at Drury when she was really young. I would be willing to take a picture of it and send it off. I need the contact information though too. It shows the old mill and everything as Drury used to appear. Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 260 weeks ago Any way you can post me the contact info to send the picture to. Drury is one of my favorite places on earth!! I basically grew up there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more