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Rooks County, Kansas

Rooks County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 5,181; the county seat is Stockton, the largest city is Plainville. The county was named for Private John C. Rooks of the 11th Kansas Infantry who died at the Battle of Prairie Grove near Fayetteville, during the Civil War. For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau. In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U. S. state. In 1867, Rooks County was established.

In 1881, the first county courthouse was built in Stockton. The county jail was built nearby from cottonwood logs strengthened by tons of iron. In 1923, a new courthouse opened in Stockton; the Rooks County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2002. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 895 square miles, of which 891 square miles is land and 4.6 square miles is water. Phillips County Smith County Osborne County Ellis County Trego County Graham County As of the census of 2000, there were 5,685 people, 2,362 households, 1,556 families residing in the county; the population density was 6 people per square mile. There were 2,758 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.13% White, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, 0.74% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,362 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.10% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,457, the median income for a family was $36,931. Males had a median income of $26,794 versus $18,389 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,588. About 7.30% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Rooks County is overwhelmingly Republican. No Democratic Presidential candidate has won Rooks County since Franklin D. Roosevelt – against Kansan Alf Landon – carried the county by eighty-five votes in 1936; the last Democrat to exceed a quarter of the county’s vote was Michael Dukakis in 1988 during a major drought on the Great Plains. Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2000, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30 percent food sales requirement. Palco USD 269 limited to western edge of county. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size. Standard Atlas of Rooks County, Kansas. A. Ogle & Co. CountyRooks County - Official Website Rooks County - Directory of Public OfficialsMapsRooks County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society

List of residences of Joseph Haydn

This article is a chronologically-ordered list of the locations where the composer Joseph Haydn lived. Haydn, who lived from 1732 to 1809, spent most of his life in a small region near Vienna no more than about 50 km. across, shown on the map at the right. This region was politically part of the Habsburg Empire; the approximate dates in each location are as follows. 1732–1737: the tiny village of Rohrau. Haydn's early-childhood home, at Obere Hauptstrasse 25, has been restored many times since Haydn's day and is a Haydn museum. 1737–1739 or 1740: the small town of Hainburg, in the home of his distant relative, the schoolmaster and choral director Johann Mathias Franck, who gave him his first formal training as a musician. 1740-ca. 1757: Vienna, as follows: 1740-November 1749: the Kapellhaus, quarters for choirboys at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Haydn continued his musical training. November 1749-Spring/Summer 1750: Following the loss of his soprano voice Haydn shared crowded lodgings with the family of Johann Michael Spangler, a professional singer at the St. Michael's church who had participated in performances with Haydn.

1750- various locations in Vienna, starting out with an unheated garret room in the Michaelerhaus, attached to the Michaelerkirche. Journeys during this period: Shortly after ending his service as a chorister, Haydn made a pilgrimage to Mariazell. Summer 1753: Spent in the spa town of Mannersdorf, in company with his employer and teacher Nicola Porpora. Haydn served Porpora as valet. At parties hosted by Prince Hildburghausen, Haydn met a number of eminent composers visiting the spa: Gluck and Bonno 1757–1761: In the employ of Count Morzin. Winters in Vienna, summers at the Count's estate in Dolní Lukavice referred to as Lukavec, now in the Czech Republic. For details, including the unclarity of the dates given, see Count Morzin. 1761–1766: Vice-Kapellmeister to the Esterházys. In these early years, the Esterházy court spent some of the time in its palace on the Wallnerstrasse in Vienna, some of the time in the family's ancestral seat, Schloss Esterházy, in the small town of Eisenstadt about 40 km. away.

Haydn bought a house in Eisenstadt on his promotion to full Kapellmeister. 1766–1790: the Esterházy court shifted its time away from the old Vienna-Eisenstadt arrangement to a system involving the new palace at Esterháza, built starting in the 1760s at Fertőd in modern-day Hungary, about 40 km. from Eisenstadt. Esterháza was visited only during the summer. At Esterháza Haydn lived in a house in the grounds of the palace. Journeys during this period: In the late 1760s the Esterházy court made various journeys to their palaces in Pressburg and at Kittsee, just across the Danube from Pressburg. In the mid-1770s Haydn performed with his orchestra at the palace the Esterházys maintained near Pressburg. 1790, approx. October–December: following the death of his patron Nikolaus Esterházy on September 28, Haydn settled in Vienna, renting rooms from his friend Johann Nepomuk Hamberger, an official in the Lower Austrian government; the address was Wasserkunstbastei no. 1196. Mrs. Haydn continued to rent rooms from Hamberger during Haydn's absence in London.

The building was inhabited by Beethoven and was rebuilt in 1805. January 1791 – June 1792: London; the city is 1237 km. from Vienna, thus vastly farther than any other location where Haydn lived. January–May 1791: #18, Great Pulteney Street, a lodging house where Haydn's host and collaborator Johann Peter Salomon lived. Haydn did his work in a room provided him by the Broadwood piano firm, across the way at #33. May–July 1791. Seeking quiet in which to compose, Haydn moved to a farm in the rural district of Lisson Grove. Haydn left. August–September 1791. In the country at the home of the banker Nathanael Brassey. From historical records Scott deduces that this was called Roxford, in the village of Hertingfordbury, 21 miles to the north of London in Hertfordshire. Unlike any of the other places where Haydn lived while in England, this home is still standing. Late September 1791. Back at #18, Great Pulteney Street. Journeys during this period: July 1791: Oxford, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University in a grand ceremony.

End of November 1791: Haydn visited Cambridge, on his way to the home of Patrick Blake in Langham, Suffolk 14 June 1792: Windsor Castle Ascot for the races. The following day to Slough. July 1792 – January 1794: rented lodgings in Vienna February 1794 – August 1795: London, #1, Bury Street St. James. Journeys during this period: Starting 9 July 1794: Hampton Court, Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, Winchester Early August, 1794: Bath and Bristol. 26 August 1794: on a visit to Sir Charles Rich in Farnham, the ruins of Waverley Abbey September 1795 – May 1809: Vienna, as follows September 1795 – 1797: lodgings on the Neuer Markt in the old city 1797–1809: a house Haydn purchased in Windmühle a suburb of Vienna, nowadays part of the city's 6th Bezirk, Mariahilf. The address was Steingasse 73, today it is Haydngasse 19.

Beth Cullen-Kerridge

Beth Cullen-Kerridge is an English sculptor. Cullen-Kerridge was born in Stoke on Trent to Judith Vincent, a businesswoman, James Cullen, a painter, she attended the Royal College of Art. In 1994, she became the first artist to be presented with the commission for the Napoleon Garden Sculpture exhibition in Holland Park, her work was subsequently shown in two of the London Parks. Her work has been shown in exhibitions England including specifically-made sculptures for her home town of Stoke on Trent, she has worked as an assistant in foundries producing works for Eduardo Paolozzi, Elisabeth Frink, Alberto Giacometti and Sir Anthony Caro. In 2004 Cullen-Kerridge moved to Norfolk to work on property renovation. A year she moved to Marlow in Buckinghamshire to develop and open a gastropub, The Hand and Flowers with her husband, chef Tom Kerridge, they were able to purchase the pub with the help of money she had received for a sculpture commission for a roundabout in Stoke. She subsequently gave up producing sculpture for a number of years.

Cullen-Kerridge travelled to Carrara in 2010. She had an exhibition at Hoxton Arches, East London, in 2014. Works included a formal shirt on a crucifix called "Hung out to Dry", her sculptures include a shirt torso with a shark fin protruding from the back. She exhibited at Gallery Different in Percy Street, London in Oct 2015. Official website


Degenerates is a musical group which originated in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan in 1979, during the formative years of the Detroit hardcore scene. The group predated the Process of Elimination EP, which some reviewers view as the beginning of the Midwest hardcore scene. Members branched out to other bands, including Dualtone Records recording artist Mike Mangione & the Union, the Kalamazoo-based band Spite. Degenerates vocalist Scott Boman became a much noted libertarian politician; this group was composed of: Scott Boman, John Butterfield, Robin Corley, Robert Vansile, as well as Guest Artists: Dana Wills & John Collins. They did not release their work on CD until their self-titled release in 2006. Songs include: Pseudo Scientist, Let's Start a War!, Teenage Rockstar. The Degenerates upright bass player, John Collins recorded with Spanking Bozo their song “I Don't Understand You” was recorded on the Wanghead With Lips compilation It came from the Garage I, their song “Tell Me something” was recorded on the compilation Maniacs from the Motor City, produced on the 44 Caliber Records label in 1989, featured the band Inside Out.

While with Spanking Bozo Collins recorded their first complete CD, McFly on the 44 Caliber Records label. In 2004 Collins provided bass and vocals for the self-titled CD by the Pindrops. More he was recorded on the CD “Tenebrae” by Mike Mangione and has been performing as a member of Mangione's group, “Mike Mangione & the Union,” which has recorded a self-titled work in 2010. According to a bio on the Mike Mangione Page, “When John was younger he wrote a substantial amount, sang lead, of and on the material he was performing. Now, he gets greater satisfaction from writing a part that augments and grounds the music of others.” The Degenerates lead vocalist, Scott Boman, went on to attend Western Michigan University, sing with the Kalamazoo band Spite. Most Boman has been involved in spoken word performances; this includes performances in 2009 and 2017 when he was featured in Detroit's Annual Erotic Poetry and Music Festival. This "eclectic celebration of the erotic arts" is a charitable event for Paws with a Cause.

Paws with a cause pairs shelter dogs with disabled human companions. Boman has been exploring the visual arts. In the Summer of 2012 he displayed art work in the “Educators Create WCCCD Faculty Art Exhibition,”, hosted by Wayne County Community College District where he teaches Physics and Physical science, he is a veteran libertarian activist and perennial candidate. Member Robert VanSile is brother of Grosse Pointe notable Norman B. VanSile. Degenerates Armageddon. A released Video of a performance recorded in 1981, it came from the Garage I Maniacs from the Motor City McFly Pindrops The Emotion Not The Point Tenebrae Mike Mangione & the Union The 1979 group “Degenerates” is distinct from the 1979 Houston band of the same name and a more recent New York based group, “The Degenerates" that started in 2001. The New York group changed their name to Fairway. Homepage of Degenerates and Spite Informational page about "Degenerates" Degenerates information page Information about their CD The Official Mike Mangione Website

Sailing at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 470

The Women's 470 Class Competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics was held from July 27 to August 4, 1992, in Barcelona, Spain. Points were awarded for placement in each race; the best six out of seven race scores did count for the final placement. Romà Cuyàs. Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume I The Challenge: From the idea to the nomination. Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S. A. Retrieved 2011-08-26. CS1 maint: location Romà Cuyàs. Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume II The Means: Objectives and venues. Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S. A. Retrieved 2011-08-26. CS1 maint: location Romà Cuyàs. Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume III The Organisation: The preparation of the Games. Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S. A. Retrieved 2011-08-26. CS1 maint: location Romà Cuyàs. Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume IV The Games: Sixteen days in summer.

Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S. A. Retrieved 2011-08-26. CS1 maint: location Romà Cuyàs. Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume V The Results. Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S. A. Retrieved 2011-08-26. CS1 maint: location Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson. Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 - Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA. Kubatko, Justin. "Sailing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: 470 Women's". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-08-26

Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

The Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was a college athletic conference that existed from 1908 to 1970 in the United States. At one time the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, or IIAC, was a robust league that claimed most of the Illinois institutions of higher education, it was nicknamed the "Little Nineteen," but in 1928 had a membership of 23 schools. Former Illinois State University track coach Joe Cogdal, associated with the IIAC for 43 years of its 62-year history, noted that the league had roots in the 1870s when a number of schools banded together for oratorical contests, their first intercollegiate football game was played in 1881 between Illinois State University and Knox College, by 1894 a football association was established. The IIAC was formed in April 1908 with eight charter members: Illinois State Normal University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bradley Polytechnic Institute, Millikin University, Monmouth College, Knox College, Lombard College and Illinois College.

The first track meet was held on May 22, 1908. The group expanded. Eastern Illinois State Teachers College and Western Illinois University joined in 1912 and 1914 respectively. In 1920, the name "Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference" was adopted, providing the initials IIAC. Conference membership reached a peak of 23 member schools in 1928, when all of the small colleges in Illinois were included. Private schools withdrew during much of the 1930s, until in 1942 only the five state schools remained: Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Western Illinois University. In 1950, the league name became the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, when Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University brought the membership to seven. In 1961-62, Eastern Michigan University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale withdrew; the conference disbanded at the end of the 1969–1970 academic year.

List of Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings List of defunct college football conferences Mid-American Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference Ohio Valley Conference College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference