Category: Breaking News

DEATH: LaVada Hagan, 84

LaVada Hagan, 84, a hairdresser, died June 29 at Hillsboro. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery. Visitation with family is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. She was born March 7, […]

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KDHE rescinds boil-water advisory for Durham

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil-water advisory for the public water supply in the city of Dur­ham. The city issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures […]

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DEATH: Bertha M. “Teeny” Williams, 85

Bertha M. “Teeny” Williams, 85, died June 19, at Bethesda Home of Goessel. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, at the Christian Church of Florence. Inurnment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Bertha Marie Barkman was born Aug. 2, 1929, to William Scott and Bertha Agnes (Thomas) Barkman in Florence. On Sept. 9, 1946, she […]

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DEATH: William E. Laramore, 85

William E. Laramore, 85, retired tool and die maker at Coleman and U.S. Army veteran, died June 20 at Newton Medical Center. The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at Peabody Christian Church. He was born Sept 19, 1929, to Nellie and William Laramore in Council Grove. He was married to Donna Laramore, who preceded him […]

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DEATH: Vernon A. Bartel, 82

Vernon A. Bartel, 82, a farmer and rancher, died June 21 at Newton Medical Center. A celebration of life service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, officiated by Loyal Martin. The committal service is 4 p.m. Thursday at French Creek Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. He was born Aug. 13, 1932, to Albert F. and […]

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DEATH: Barbara Kay (Phillips) Klassen, 73

Barbara Kay (Phillips) Klassen, 73, of Mt. Pleasant, Ark., and formerly of Hillsboro, died May 24. A private family memorial was June 6 at Goessel. She was born Sept. 19, 1941. Her husband, Virgil Klassen, survives. Other survivors include son Kevin and Marlene Klassen of Goessel; daughter Vanessa and husband Shane Montgomery of Olathe; sister Ruth Livingston of Nowata, Okla.; […]

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DEATH: Lisa L. Gable, 50

Lisa L. Gable, 50, a homemaker and rural newspaper courier of Herington, died June 7 from a car accident south of Tampa. The service was June 15 at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Herington Chapel, with Vicar Benjamin Theiss officiating. She was born Aug. 13, 1964, to Lynn Sr. and Shirley (Mawhirter) Aumiller at Larned. Survivors include her parents of […]

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DEATH: Richard E. Balzer, 85

Richard E. Balzer, 85, a farmer and stockman, died June 15 at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita. The burial service is at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro. A celebration of life follows at 11:30 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, Halstead, with pastor Brian Harmon officiating. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m., with family […]

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DEATH: Mary J. Overton, 70

Mary J. Overton, 70, of Canton, died June 10 at Pine Village, Moundridge. The service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Spring Valley Mennonite Church, 1089 29th Ave., Canton. Visitation with the family is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 12 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Hillsboro. She was born May 23, 1945, to Fred and Mary (Meerian) Wolf […]

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Slideshow: Chingawassa Days

Click below to view a slideshow of photos by Patty Decker and Janae Rempel, taken at Chingawassa Days in Marion, June 5-7, 2015. View Slideshow

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