Readers share their February stories


February 29, 2024

With this being a leap year and this newspaper being published on the 29th day of February for only the second time in the past 54 years, we asked our readers if they had stories to share about leap year.

Mary Ann Kibbe was the first to call. She said her husband, Bob, would celebrate his 21st birthday today (Feb. 29) however, will have been married for more than 50 years on his 21st birthday.

For many years the State of Kansas did not recognize his Feb. 29 birthday. As a result his driver’s license expired on March 1. That has now been corrected.

Though now living in Beloit, the Kibbes are lo...

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