The Drexel Lady Cats went 3 for 3 this past week defeating KC Lutheran, Adrian and Osceola. The 2 conference wins over Adrian and Osceola placed Drexel in 2nd behind Archie in the the WEMO Conference.
Love was in the air at Drexel R-IV last Thursday. The elementary held their Valentines parties as classrooms were filled with some very creative Valentine's boxes. Parents brought in treats, crafts and fun Valentine's games for the kids.
The National Honor Society passed out balloons, flowers and singing telegrams to some special recipients from elementary to high school.
Cassie Wang, 17 of Lenexa and Alec Elffner, 14, of Hiawatha, KS. were named Kansas' top two youth volunteers of 2013 by The Pudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Alec is the son of Del and Denise Elffner and the grandson of Janet Elffner, Louisburg, KS. and Don and Judy Jacobs, Drexel, MO. He was nominated by Hiawatha Middle School in Hiawatha, KS.
Terry Kaufman, 53, of Drexel, Missouri passed away on February 16, 2013. Graveside services 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Westpoint Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. Terry was born in Paola, Kansas on February 25, 1959 to James A. and Gloria Kaufman. He served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps.
Terry is also survived by his best friends John Colton and Quentin Dalton, whom he spent most of his free time with. Also in his spare time, Terry enjoyed painting, writing, working on cars and spending time in the woods hunting for morels.
Ralph C. Elliott, age 83, Mound City, Kansas passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013. He was born on December 18, 1929 at New Lancaster, Kansas the son of Ralph R. and Arletta Cavender Elliott. He served his country in the National Guard. He worked as a terminal manager for Phillip's Petroleum for 32 years before retiring. Ralph enjoyed hunting and fishing and being with his family. He was preceded in death his parents, a son, Randy, a daughter, Martha Rose, and two brothers, Donald and Leonard Elliott.
For more information see the February 21, 2013 edition of The Drexel Star.