Bauman to speak at annual NCHS meeting

Submitted by DarlAnn Rial

Ken Bauman of Sabetha, retired Union Pacific Depot agent, is scheduled to speak at the Nemaha County Historical Society’s annual meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Bauman will share stories of his experiences at the Seneca, Sabetha and Hiawatha depots. He recently donated his collection of railroad artifacts to the Nemaha County Historical Museum.

A covered dish meal will be served at 5 p.m. A short business meeting will be held at 7 p.m. An election for the 2018 directorships (Position Nos. 3, 5, 9 and 11) that will serve 2018-2020 (next up for election in 2021) will be held.

Alma Ackerman, Karen Holthaus, Ray Thieme and Robert Brown are on the ballot. The last year of the three-year term of Position No. 2 will be filled by election.

Cathy Holthaus has agreed to seek that position. Anyone interested in serving on the board can be nominated from the floor. In other business, the members will vote on bylaw changes in relation to membership dues and research fees.

President Anita Heiman will submit a request to the NCHS members from Satellite Museum Exploratory Committee to serve as the Parent Organization. The Annual Report will be distributed with reports from the Bancroft Preservation Association and the Nemaha County Historical Society, Inc.

Brief directions to Annex One, 113 North 6th, Seneca, Kansas: Exit Highway 36 at 6th Street and turn south for six blocks, before turning left just past Nemaha Street. Annex One is behind the historic Nemaha County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail, which serves as the Historical Museum.

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