"The Fleagle Gang"Date: Friday, June 17, 2011 Time: 11:15 am
Location: Show map Kloppenberg CenterContact: ElviraPhone: 785-337-2735
In the late 1920's,The Fleagle Gang were bank robbers, including the Schmidt and Koester Bank in Marysville. Their hideout west of Hanover became known known as Robbers Roost.
Dale Hiesterman, a member of the Washington County Historical Society became intrigued with stories of the gang. He did extensive research and on Friday, June 17th will present a program at the Kloppenberg Center about the gang's activites. An old newspaper states they purchased a car from Poells Garage in Hanover. Additional information was found to trace a get-away route and determine the location of Robbers Roost.
The program begins at 11:15 a.m. and is free to the public. If you plan to stay for the noon meal, call the Kloppenberg Center in Hanover (785-337-2521) by 2:00 p.m. the day before, or Elvira at 337-2735 by 8:00 a.m. on Friday 16th.
- The Hanover Senior Center Committee