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From The Falls City Journal, August 9, 2016 -A day of emotional remembrance and healing By: Bill Schock

"August 6th, 1966, a horrible day in the lives of the families of the 42 persons killed in the crash of Braniff Airways flight 250 in the Tony Schawang soy bean field 10 miles northeast of Falls City. August 6, 2016, a day of remembrance, healing and hopefully a degree of closure for those families on the 50th anniversary of the crash.The memorial anniversary event was planned and executed by the Richardson County Histori-cal Society. Approximately 100 attended, includ-ing many family members of flight 250.The day’s event began at 9:30 am with cof-fee and rolls served in the county museum’s Ag Building. Following the social hour, Sacred Heart School busses provided transportation to the crash sight where 10 years ago a memorial was erected to acknowledge the disaster on the 40th anniversary........".........."The buses returned their passengers to the Ag Building where an excellent luncheon was pre-pared and served to the crowd by Historical Soci-ety members with Ann Meinzer in charge.Richard Meinzer, president of the Historical Society, presided over an interesting extempora-neous session. ".......”In conclusion, four Braniff employees thanked the community for its overwhelming support and response to the disaster, and family members ex-pressed appreciation to Falls City and the Historical Society for the extraordinary day of healing."For a full account of the commemoration as reported in the newspaper, see the Falls City Journal August 9, 2016

From Lance's Journal - May 29, 2015 - Falls City native and host of the popular Lance's Journal on Channel 10/11 featured the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Dorrington House which is home to the museum. Watch the segment at Falls City 150th Anniversary

At left, Lance Schwartz from Lance's Journal poses on the steps inside the Dorrington house as he researched and filmed the segment featuring the anniversary of the 1855 home of town founders. With him are his Falls City parents, Hank and Marcia Schwartz.

From The Falls City Journal:, Friday, August 8, 2003

Julie Bauman and Debbie Scholl, of Business and Professional Women, present a $250 check to Darrell Koso, Jo Ann Auxier, Mildred Fritz, and the Richardson County Historical Society Wednesday morning. (group photo included)

From The Falls City Journal:, Tuesday, July 8, 2003

From The Falls City Journal:, Friday, May 30, 2003:

HISTORICAL SOCIETY DONATION: Darrell Koso and Jo Ann Auxier of the Richardson County Historical Society accept a check for $10,000 from Richardson County Bank and Trust Co. president Dana Rathje. The check represents one half of the bank's donation to the Society which is raising funds toward the purchase of their new museum site at 1401 Chase.Rathje said Richardson County Bank and Trust believes the new museum represents a valuable additon to the county and community and a worthy endeavor for support. Anyone interested in making a donation to the society may contact Koso, Mrs. Auxier or any other member of the board of directors.

From The Falls City Journal:, Tuesday May 20 2003:

RIBBON CUTTING: Mayor Marshall Maddox cuts the ribbon held by Darrell Koso and Jo Ann Auxier at the Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and Richardson County Historical Museum open house Saturday. A luncheon and tours of the new Museum followed with approximately 100 persons attending. Koso is president of the Society and Mrs. Auxier is treasurer.

ribbon cutting
at flag pole
Pictures taken at the ribbon-cutting and open house May 17, 2003