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United Way reaches goal; drive dedicated to long-time servant

United Way of Central Kansas announced Thursday that it has met its 2014 goal of $250,000. Pictured from left to right in front of the “thermometer” on the Family Crisis Center lawn Thursday afternoon are Paulette Soupiset (co-chair), Ronda Sjogren, Erika Brining, Desa Marmie, UWCK Executive ...

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It was a bitter-sweet occasion for the United Way of Central Kansas.
On Thursday afternoon, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith announced the 2014 campaign had met its $250,000 goal. But, the announcement followed the death of long-time United Way associate Delores Newell, who passed away Friday at her Great Bend home.
“We are dedicating this campaign to her,” Smith said. “She was an awesome asset to United Way of Central Kansas and was a team player helping in the office.”
Newell would have been proud of the drive’s conclusion.
Spearheading the effort this year were co-chairs Bill ...

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