The year is 1918. One-hundred years ago, Germany signed armistice ending WWI, the U.S. Congress established time zones, Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States, and Lois Pribbneo Kerr was born.

Kerr now resides at The Shepherd’s Center in Cimarron but she taught kindergarten for many years in Wallace County, Dodge City, Hays, Westminster, Colorado and Cimarron.

Monday, Sept. 10 is Kerr’s 100th birthday and the city of Cimarron is planning a surprise celebration for her.

There will be a parade in her honor beginning at 10 a.m. from The Shepherd’s Center to the Gray County Court House with a pep rally to follow.

There is also a reception from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Shepherd’s Center for all the well-wishers to visit with Kerr.

All the community is welcome to attend, especially any former students of Kerr.

After teaching hundreds of children throughout her life, Kerr has truly made a huge impact in many people’s lives and she would love to visit with them.

If anyone cannot make it to the celebration, you are invited to send a card to Kerr at 101 E. Cedar Ridge Dr., Cimarron, KS 67835.

Kerr’s granddaughter, Amanda Kolb, is also making a memory book for her and notes, letters, or photos of memories with Kerr can be sent to her email at