delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:37:00 +0000 William A. 'Bud' Besecker Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:02 +0000 ]]> Obituary: Elsie Root Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:36 +0000 She also was preceded in death by seven siblings: Bertha Claussen, Clara Casper, Dan Herbel, Leah Cooper, Henry Herbel, Leo Herbel and Sara Herbel.
Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis (Gene) Kraft of Bunker Hill and a son, Larry (Sharon) Root of Salina; two grandsons, [...]]]>
Obituary: Wilma Baxter Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:03:11 +0000 She was born on Nov. 28, 1926, in Pea Ridge, Ark., the daughter of Leonard and Faye (Branham) Cupp. She was united in marriage to Harold Baxter May 13, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1998.
Wilma was a lifelong cook, cooking at the Solomon school districts, Bethany College, Riverside School district and Green Acres Bowling Alley in Abilene. She [...]]]>
Obituary: Mary E. Holloway Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:09 +0000 She was born May 8, 1950, at Thomas, Okla. to Frank and Zona (Preston) Hutchison. She was an underwriter for Farmers Alliance for 29 years.  
She married Dean W. Holloway May 22, 1971, at McPherson.  
Survivors include her husband, Dean; sons, Brian (Jodi) Holloway, Moundridge and Jacy (Lindsey) Holloway, Garden City; daughters, Tara (Nick) Churchill, Topeka and Deena [...]]]>
Obituary: Daniel J. Rodriquez Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:54:49 +0000 He was born on March 18, 1963, in Kirksville, Mo., the son of John and Patricia (Rearick) Rodriquez.
He was a machinist for many years. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and was very passionate about hunting for antiques and Native American artifacts.
Survivors include his two daughters, Dannielle Rodriquez of [...]]]>
Obituary: Louise Presnell Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:53:12 +0000 She was born on May 29, 1931, in Earth, Texas, the daughter of Kirby L. and Flossie May (Williams) West. She graduated from high school in Frederick, Okla.  On Sept. 4, 1955, she was united in marriage to Robert Lynn Presnell in Pampa, Texas.
Louise was a member of New Gottland [...]]]>
Obituary: Alan Lee Welch Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:31:54 +0000  Alan was born on June 1, 1952 in Lyons, the son of Jack Lee and Leona (Disque) Welch.
 Alan attended the Lyons grade schools and graduated from Lyons High School, Lyons. He then attended and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wichita State University, Wichita.
 Alan was a member [...]]]>
Obituary: Ila Jean Briggs Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:58:39 +0000  She was a 1948 graduate of Hutchinson High School and attended Hutchinson Community College, was a piano and Sunday school teacher, a member of Andover Lutheran Church, WELCA and had been the church organist for almost 50 years. Ila was a farmer’s wife and homemaker.
 On Sept. 9, 1950, she [...]]]>
Obituary: Sheryl Ann 'Sheri' Holthus Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:57:06 +0000  Sheri was born in Imperial, Neb. on May 2, 1953, a daughter of Donald Lee and Iola June (Rouselle) Egle.
 Sheri attended Eden country school near Stratton, Neb. and graduated from Stratton High School. She then attended  one year at Fort Wayne Bible College in Fort Wayne, Ind. and transferred to [...]]]>
Obituary: Elmira Irene 'Elly' (Branson) Balzer Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:16:09 +0000 Elmira lived most of her life in McPherson. Elmira married and had four children with Harold Dow Carter. On Oct. 11, 1968, she was united in marriage to Edison H. "Eddie" Balzer.  He preceded her in death on April 23, 2006. They enjoyed camping and fishing most every weekend during the [...]]]> Obituary-Bertha E. Sellens 1923-2014 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:45:41 +0000 Obituary: Glennys Joan Knackstedt Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:52:21 +0000 Joan was born on her parents homestead rural Windom on July 30, 1924, a daughter of Delia (Lindholm) and Clifford Carlson.
Joan attended the Alpha Country School South of Windom and graduated from Windom High School, Windom.
Joan was a lifetime member of Andover Lutheran Church, [...]]]>
Obituary: Bennie Carl Peters Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:18:25 +0000  He was born on Oct. 9, 1922 in Kiowa County, the [...]]]> Obituary: Twila M. Juhnke Wedel Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:17:06 +0000 Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. [...]]]> Obituary: Robert F. (Bob) Unruh Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:11:51 +0000 He was born on April 30, 1931, in Hays, the son of Frank and Ada (Siebert) Unruh. He grew up in McPherson, where he spent most of his life. He attended McPherson schools and after graduating in May of 1950, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his discharge from active duty on Feb. 14, 1953, he worked for an oil drilling company in Plainville and a dry wall [...]]]> Obituary: Mary Anne 'Sally' Pattengill Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:37:48 +0000 ]]> Obituary: Larry K. Rickner Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:20:36 +0000 He was born Oct. 18, 1952 in McPherson, the son of Norman L. and Mary Jane (Hardwick) Rickner. He attended the local schools and graduated from McPherson High School in 1970. On June 4, 1994, he married Gemma D. (Regier) Hollingsworth at Kanopolis Lake.
Obituary: Larry K. Rickner Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:38:26 +0000 He was born Oct. 18, 1952 in McPherson, the son of Norman L. and Mary Jane (Hardwick) Rickner. He attended the local schools and graduated from McPherson High School in 1970. On June 4, 1994, he married Gemma D. (Regier) Hollingsworth at Kanopolis Lake.
Obituary: Ernest C. 'Ernie' Miller Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:13:37 +0000  Survivors include: his parents, Elmo and Mariel Miller of Newton; a brother, Allen Miller of McPherson; a half-brother, Martin Miller of Newton; and a grandmother, Lena Miller of Newton.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Elmo Miller.
Obituary: Wayne Baldwin Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:09:55 +0000  He was born on Jan. 26, 1917, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Miles Edward and Blanche (Lewis) Baldwin. He graduated from Galva High School in 1935.   
 He was united in marriage to Irene M. Rishel on [...]]]>