American Field

Random Notes . . .

By Dave Merritt | Sep 14, 2017

Oskaloosa, Kan. — The Kansas Hunting Dog Club (KHDC) spent the summer of 2016 remodeling the Greenwood Community Center, the headquarters of their trial grounds.

The 2016 predicted ice storm stopped us from holding our annual Landowner’s Breakfast and Christmas ham giveaway, and with the 2017 cancellation of the spring trial due to lack of entries, we decided to get the club members and landowners together to show off the newly remodeled headquarters.

The KHDC has seventeen land-owners who generously let us use their ground. It was decided to reinstate the summer landowners’ picnic. It was a success with a total 27 hungry mouths to feed.

Jim Fry, club secretary/treasurer, was the chief cook for his low country boil — shrimp and sausage with fresh corn, new potatoes and onions prepared in a huge pot. Everyone else brought in desserts and salads. The homemade ice cream was Dave Merritt’s contribution.

Club members attending were Larry and Carol Samuelson and grandson Mason; Clayton Buche, Mike Jordan, Dalen Meredith and Linda; Luke and Ria Topp; Jim and Helen Fry; Gene and Penny Stormann and Dave and Janice Merritt.

The KHDC thanks everyone who bought raffle tickets, worked on the project and donated money for this endeavor. We are all so appreciative of the financial aid received and hard work put into the remodeling of the center. We did not know how bad the building had deteriorated since its construction in 1991.

Past-President Clayton Buche spearheaded the work that took us eight weekends to finish. Club members donating material along with their hard work were: Clayton Buche and son Tyler; Mike Jordan and son Caleb; Dave and Janice Merritt; Jim Fry, Gene Stormann, Luke and Ria Topp and son Zeke; Josh Palmer and Jim Corpening.

We also want to mention that the landowners were always there helping.  The Buck girls and Grandpa Kyle tore out the sheetrock; Konrad and Amber Coe’s family were with us all the way with a wagon to dispose of the debris, feeding us, mowing the grass and painting the interior.

Yes, everyone will appreciate the paint job — K-State Purple!

We are still waiting on the Power Cat. Thank you all!

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