Archive for Thursday, April 1, 2010

Neighbors: Rita Hoag

Rita Hoag

Rita Hoag

April 1, 2010

Occupation: City clerk, city of Bonner Springs

Place of birth: Kingman

Family: Husband, Gil; son, Chris; daughter, Melissa

Q: When did you move to Bonner Springs and what brought you here?

A: February 1971, after my marriage. My husband worked and lived in Kansas City, Kan., before our marriage, and we preferred to live in a small town.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A: I climbed 40-foot cottonwood trees when I was a kid.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A: To be honest, no matter what.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I love Nora Roberts novels and Daniel O’Donnell’s music. My husband is the second youngest of nine, and I am the second oldest of nine. I have lived in Bonner Springs 39 years and worked for the city 33 years.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: A math teacher.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: Anywhere near a beach.

Favorites:

Song: “Unchained Melody”

Color: Green

Food: American

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