CASPER, WYO - Esther Ruth Valerius, 88, of Casper, Wyo., died July 31, 2015 at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1927, at Hoisington, she was the daughter of Chris and Marie Elizabeth (Ochs) Kramer. She was a 1944 graduate of Hoisington High School.
ST. JOHN - George B. Ashauer, 74, died Aug. 11, 2015, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born May 28, 1941, in Litchfield, Ill., he was the son of Andrew and Selma (Wisnaskey) Ashauer. On Jan. 30, 1959, he married Nelda Mitchell in Clayton, Mo. He was a resident of St. John for 15 years, coming from Colorado Springs, Colo.
JETMORE - Roy Dean Schauvliege, 61, passed away Aug. 9, 2015, at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born June 16, 1954, in Albuquerque, N.M., he was the son of Clifford Roy and Peggy Speck Schauvliege. A longtime area resident, he was a retired feed mill supervisor for the Co-op in Jetmore. He donated to St. Jude's Children's hospital and enjoyed riding his Honda Valkyrie. He especially loved his grandchildren, family and Teri Newman.
Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting a coloring book and crayon drive to benefit children. New crayons and coloring books can be dropped off at Rosewood's two retail stores in downtown Great Bend – Rosewood Furniture Gallery and Rosewood Wine Cellar.
Displaying that tone of pretentious concern that it's made famous, the New York Times writes that as of 2014 the U.S. birthrate has declined for the sixth consecutive year. One would think the Times, of all papers, would be overjoyed by this development, since the decline means a reduction in number of little carbon producers in the future.