The Craig Cronies met April 18, 2019, at the Golden Corral in St. Joseph, Missouri, to enjoy lunch together, renew friendships, and share memories.

Everyone tried to identify students in a Star Country School photo from 1938-39 brought by Bill Heitman of Craig. Star School was located in northern Holt County just south of the Atchison County line. The teacher, Margaret Morris (later married Oscar Gregg) was identified and maybe students Juanita, Doris Lee, Alfred and Duane Edwards were named. Contact Bill Heitman or email lizb@embarqmail if you recognize someone in the photo. Bill also brought an assortment of early day Craig School newsletters, Craig Leader, Craig Tribune, Fairfax Forum, and other newspapers that everyone enjoyed reading. Sondra Catron Rouse, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, brought Fortescue School clippings and memorabilia to share. Everything was donated to the Holt County Historical Society and will be located in the Genealogy and Research Center in Mound City for anyone to enjoy.

Craig Cronies meet every three months on the third Thursday at Golden Corral in St. Joseph at 1:00 p.m. for lunch. A room is reserved and a reservation is not necessary. Anyone who attended Craig School, lived in Craig, or has connections there is invited to come join in the fun time. For information contact Bob Austin, bobanddonnaaustin@gmail.com or Sondra Rouse slmrouse@yahoolcom.

Those present included Bill Heitman, Russell and Judy Grundel, Craig; Leonard and Sondra Rouse, Lee’s Summit; Shirley Heits, Fairfax, Missouri; Raymond Quimby, Tina Stout, Tarkio, Missouri; Elizabeth Burnsides, Maryville, Missouri; Doris Jackson, Fort Lee, New Jersey; Billie Paul and Carol Sharp, Bob and Donna Austin, Mound City, Missouri; Twila Hall, Oregon, Missouri; and Thelma Curnutt, Harold Jewett, Kay LeMay, Carlene Caton, Martha Barker, Bob and Rosalie Hurlburt, all of St. Joseph.