Youngs, Butterbaugh, to be honored with entry to Hall of Fame on Friday night

Norma Gene Young, her husband Bob, and father Roy Butterbaugh, will be honored on Thursday night when their names are added to the Cimarron County Hall of Fame Plaque. The honor will be bestowed at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Boise City’s St. Paul’s Methodist Church. This during a delicious fried chicken dinner catered by Hazel Hitchings’ “Chicken House” restaurant. A limited number of tickets will be available from the Cimarron county Chamber of Commerce, at the Greenhouse, The Boise City News and the Heritage Center.

The trio will be honored for their chronicling of the county’s history through Norma Gene’s books and the issues of The Cimarron County News.

Young’s father, the late Roy Butterbaugh. The Butterbaughs and Youngs, have very likely had longer control over The Boise City News that any other owners in it’s nearly 110 years of existence. Butterbaugh bought the paper in 1926, and turned over ownership to the Youngs in about 1966, and they owned and ran it until 1983. The “News” under Butterbaugh and the Youngs published celebratory issues at 50 and 75 years and Norma Gene published several small books about Cimarron County and its rich history.

Be sure and buy one of the tickets and come to honor Norma Gene.

Also the Cimarron County Scenic Byway will be officially designated.