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Mysteries, mischief and mayhem of Murray County is next Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture

Event is Dec. 9 at the Murray County Fairgrounds' 4-H building.

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SLAYTON — The Murray County Historical Society invites the public to attend the December Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture at noon Dec. 9, in the 4-H building on the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton. There is a fee to attend for those who are not members of the historical society. Bring your own lunch. Beverages and light snacks are provided.

The lecture will be presented by Janet Timmerman. Titled “Mysteries, Mischief and Mayhem of Murray County,” the lecture will present mysterious happenings and things that just make a person scratch their heads. Timmerman’s talk will shed light on teenage pranks and a treasurer’s downfall; on burglars, bunglers, bootleggers and plain bad “behavers.”

Through it all, the County Sheriff and local police kept the peace, and the local papers spilled the stories.

A Lake Wilson native, Timmerman has a master’s degree in history from Kansas State University and previously served as the Murray County Museum’s Director, overseeing the Murray County Historical Museum, Dinehart-Holt House, and End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum.

Having worked in the museum field for over 25 years, she is the author of several books on local historical topics and hopes to write more.


The presentation will be live streamed on the Murray County Historical Museum’s Facebook page. If you can't watch it live, the live streamed video will also be recorded and saved on the society’s Facebook page at

For more information, call (507) 836-6533 or email

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