LARNED - Dr. William Rush Brenner, MD, 98, passed away July 19 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. He was born May 22, 1915, in McCracken, the son of William Albert and Rose Sweeney Brenner of Bazine.
Sharon Klusener, long-time office manager for the Tom Harris State Farm Insurance Agency, is retiring after 37 years. She will be honored with a come-and-go reception from 3-5 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the agency office, 2112 10th St.
LARNED - Nadine H. Reed, 93, died July 18 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 5, 1920, at Kincaid, she was the daughter of Harry and Bertha Foster. A longtime area resident, she was a homemaker.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Medical Clinic and Hospital participate in National Immunization Awareness month and strive year round to keep its patients protected from serious diseases by offering immunization vaccines.
CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session July 8 at the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Casey Hubbard, Doug Hubbard, Kelly Nixon and Dan Michaelis. Also present were: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes, Mel Waite, Tyler Allison, Toby Holmes, Julie Smith, CiJi Folk and Dawnya Hickel. These are the unofficial minutes.
Saturday's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has sparked national outrage, and rightfully so. And yet, with much of the focus on race, there is an accomplice to Trayvon Martin's death that has, to a surprising degree, escaped scrutiny and a seat in the dock- guns, and our lenient, permissive approach to them. The fact that it's a repeat offender makes matters even worse.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals placed infielder Chris Getz and reliever Kelvin Herrera on the taxi squad Thursday in anticipation of recalling them today, and optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella and reliever Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.