SALINA - Ron W. Schmutz, 51, passed away May 10. Born Oct. 13, 1960, in Junction City, he was the son of Leland and Luella (Fehlman) Schmutz.
WICHITA - Berhl E. Abercrombie, 70, passed away May 11. Born Oct. 14, 1941, he was a retired Basham employee. Berhl loved to garden and fish.
HUNTER - Dorothy J. "Jeanie" Baird, 78, of Hunter, died May 11 at the Mitchell County Hospital Resident Care Center in Beloit. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McDonald Funeral Home in Beloit.
KENSINGTON - Maxine V. Horsfall, 79, died May 12 at the Hilltop Lodge in Beloit. She was born on June 23, 1932. Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary in Smith Center is in charge of arrangements.
Chloe M. White, 67, of Great Bend, died May 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 25, 1944, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Samuel Ellis Snyder and Margaret Marie Senko. She was a 1962 graduate of Ellinwood High School. On July 21, 1962, she married Larry D. White at Ellinwood. She was a housekeeping supervisor at Ellinwood District Hospital, retiring in 2003.
Barton County Jail
Contract renewals fill the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. Following an executive session for discussion of personnel matters, the board will vote on renewing contracts for faculty, head coaches, management staff, the vice president and deans, and the college president.
Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will offer private pilot ground school classes from 6-9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 through July 26 in Barton's Technical Building, T-184.
A Loraine man led law enforcement officers on a vehicular pursuit Saturday morning in Barton County.
Michael Tiede, accident involving damage, dismissed
By Dave Ranney
LARNED - Larned High School has honored its May recipients for Student Spotlight for academics, athletics, fine arts and leadership/service.
Budget to be presented
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Historical Society is hosting a Cemetery Tour at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. The tour will take place at the Ellinwood Lakin Comanche Cemetery, north side entrance.
There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.