Debbie D. Depperschmidt, 56, died July 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 22, 1956 at Parkston, S.D., she was the daughter of Marvin and Geraldine (Bergeson) Dykstra. She came to Great Bend in 1981 from Mitchell, S.D. On Nov. 26, 1997, she married Mark Depperschmidt at Great Bend. She was a homemaker. She was a Girl Scout leader and a tumbling instructor at Euphoria Dance Centre.
HOISINGTON - Sharon L. Herrman, 66, died June 30 at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1946, in Hockerville, Okla., she was the daughter of Chester and Dorothy (Farmer) Bryant. On June 25, 1965 she married LeRoy Herrman in Miami, Okla. A resident of Hoisington most of her life, she was a homemaker.
Barton Community College women's basketball player Erin Copeland has committed to playing at the next level, signing with NCAA Division-II University of Illinois Springfield, located in Springfield, Ill.
DODGE CITY - Kira Cook took first place in five individual events - 50-meter freestyle (31.29 seconds), 200 freestyle (2:44.90), 100 breaststroke (1:31.12), 200 individual medley (3:05.03) and 100 butterfly (1:24.00) - as the Golden Belt swim squad captured first place at the Dodge City intrasquad meet on Saturday.
NEW YORK - The National Football League told its teams Thursday that any player contract they enter into with Aaron Hernandez before charges against him are resolved won't be approved without a hearing by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
On July 1, Ashley Fugitt, nationally certified massage therapist, will join the team at Renue Salon and Spa in Great Bend. She has been practicing in Great Bend since 2005. A graduate of Heritage College in Kansas City, Mo., she specializes in Swedish, Hot Stone, Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massage. Her hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, with some evenings and Saturdays by appointment.