Kennedy family -- Briggsdale Union Congregational Church, Greeley Daily Tribune, 23 Nov 1917, page 3
of and the, held quickly New Union Congregational Church, Briggsdale the him how community . Briggsdale, Nov. 23--After three years of continuous effort the Union .Congregational church of this place has been completed, the money to pay for it has been subscribed, and plans are being made for its dedication The plucky little congregation has been victorious against apparent overwhelming overwhelming odds. The structure cost approximately $2,000. It is a frame building 35x45 feet in one large auditorium, seating 150 persons The large and comfort- Some day someone will write the history of the cattle industry of the western plains and then the cow puncher,will come into his own. The historian will speak on." his courage.,. his loyalty as well as of his daredevil i .able basement, \vhich is now used the BHggsdale hlghschool, was usej for two years by the church for Sunday school and church purposes before the superstructure was built. The basement is 35x45 feet,, the same as the church The Rev. A. O. Downs 'of Emporla, Kans, has been pastor of the cl.urr.cij since July 1, Preceding the Rev, Downs, the Rev. Trompen and the Emory each had the church for aboai a month. Mr and Mrs. P. I. Kennedy, who about to .move from the Briggsdale district, Editor Shelton of the Briggsdaie Banner, and Dr. Fee were Instrument al in planning, the church and spcte it thru to completion. .Dr. Fee a member of the board of trustee The church is now seated \vijj chairs, but the board is planning pranks-and his skill and likely ^m,^^^ ^^^^^^ very appropriately,, dub the cow , 50, and it has been increasing .puncher the gallant knight of the'enally. A^, variety of denomination | lariat and the spur. are represented in the membership.