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COPELAND - Eula Illene Smith was born April 5, 1922. She died Sept. 7 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
HOISINGTON - Megan E. Escalante, 30, died Sept. 6 in Reno County. She was born Jan. 13, 1981, at Russell, the daughter of John M. and Catherine R. (Munk) Debes. She married Chris Escalante on July 19, 2008, at Topeka. She worked for Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington as a Medical Lab Scientist. She grew up in Hoisington, lived in Topeka for 11 years, and moved back to Hoisington in 2010.
CHASE - John G. Adams, 84, died Sept. 7 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born Jan. 29, 1927, at Lathem, the son of Roy J. and Gladys Goldie McCarty Adams. He married Vera M. Pfannenstiel on Sept. 10, 1957, at Great Bend. A former oil field pumper, he was a longtime Chase resident, and he moved to Lyons in 2010.
By Brenda Grabast
By Jim Misunas
2011 Homecoming candidates for Larned High School have been announced. The king and queen will be crowned Friday night prior to kickoff against Ellinwood. Candidates include (front row) Carrie Kellie, Meredith Rogers, Brianne Smith and Danette Unruh; and (back row) Jeret Johnson, Ashton Glover, Brenden Lewis and Shad Roach. Homecoming activities continue through Friday. The downtown parade starts at 3 p.m. Friday. A Larned High pep rally follows the parade at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The king and queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. Friday at Earl Roberts Field.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met Aug. 29 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library has begun fall hours. The Jordaan Library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Jordaan Library is closed Sunday.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
HOISINGTON - USD 431 has announced the winners of the annual education foundation golf tournament held during Hoisington's Labor Day weekend festivities.
On Tuesday, the Hoisington High School Girls Golf Team went to Medicine Lodge and defended their championship winning with a team total 216.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 school board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. The board approved an out-of-state trip for the Family, Career and Consumer Leaders of America. The group will travel to Denver for the event.
In conjunction with Adams Apple Fest on Aug. 23, there will be several Art Activities in the Grassroots Art Center Courtyard in Lucas.
Get this: Low expectations are the key to happiness.
The problem with a lie-even one that everyone agrees with-is that eventually you can't ignore the truth. Enron can't paper over debt and crashes. The housing bubble pops. Now, as the rush towards using standardized test scores to evaluate teachers turns into a retreat, it might be time to face that standardized tests are a lousy way to hold schools accountable.
ELLINWOOD - Mike Strobl, 78, died Aug. 8, 2014 at his home in Ellinwood. Born on March 18, 1936, in Great Bend, he was raised by Nick and Alice Klepper of Ellinwood. On Sept. 21, 1963, he married Jeanie Brown in Phoenix, Ariz. A lifetime Ellinwood area resident, he was co-owner of Strobl-Yarmer Construction.
HACKENSACK, N.J. – Legislators from New Jersey and other Atlantic Coast states are pushing the Obama administration to reverse a decision to allow geologic exploration of the ocean floor from Florida to Delaware as a step toward seeking underwater oil and gas reserves.