ELLINWOOD - Barbara Ann Vander Meer, 67, died Aug. 15 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. She was born Nov. 24, 1945, at Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Al and Ruby Bell Grosenheider. She married Thomas J. Vander Meer on Nov. 25, 1966, at Yankton, S.D. She worked as office manager for Drs. Holt, Preston and Peck, and secretary for the maintenance department at Central Kansas Medical Center. A 35-year resident of Great Bend, formerly of Yankton, S.D., she moved to Ellinwood in April.
CLAFLIN - Lucinda R. "Cindy" Rugan, 70, died Aug. 16 at Sterling House of Great Bend. Born Jan. 19, 1943, at Pawnee County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Hager) Johnson. Cindy married Donald D. Rugan on Nov. 2, 1963, at Macksville. She attended the Dominican School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse working for the Claflin School System and later served as a Certified Hospice Nurse for Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice.
DETROIT - Neither Danny Duffy nor his manager was giving much thought to the possibility of a no-hitter on Friday. The left-hander, who is 14 months removed from elbow surgery, was actually happy to finally give up a hit against the Tigers.