The Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Country Club in LaCrosse. Wine tasting, Sweet Bar and dinner will be served. Reservations are required. Tickets are $50 per person and can be bought at any LaCrosse bank.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Post Rock Radio at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Gaila Nielsen and Amanda Baxter. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Dr. Holliday Brummett Milby Hardin passed on January 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. from complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. Born Nov. 21, 1946, in Danville, Ill., she was the daughter of William Collett Brummett and Beverly Jean (Phillips) Brummett. She lived in Great Bend until she was 10 years old, when her family moved to Elgin, Ill.
NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan - David E. Horton, 64, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, at Cardinal Tein Hospital in Xin Vain, Taiwan. He was born on June 10, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minn. He attended school in Great Bend until his junior year in high school and graduated from Medicine Lodge High school in 1969. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver until his retirement in 2015. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Kenneth Pack Sr., 81, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Roy and Mona (Howard) Pack. On Sept. 20, 1956, he married Nancy Stevens in Kentucky. A long time Great Bend resident, he worked in construction, farmed, and worked for Goodyear Tire. He enjoyed fishing, and was known for his marksmanship.
STERLING - Kenneth E. Bohannan, 60, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born May 15, 1955, in Hays, he was the son of Howard and Eula (Boyd) Bohannan. He was a longtime resident of Chase before moving to Sterling. He loved fishing, bowling, bingo, and played guitar in his Church's band.
IOLA - Ernest Paul Blazek, 67, Iola, formerly of Dodge City, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Fort Scott Mercy Health Center. Born Oct. 30, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Ernest Henry and Evelyn Wood Blazek. On May 3, 1968, he married Carol Jeannie Kennedy. She died on Oct. 20, 2014. He was employed as a maintenance manager for the Fort Dodge Soldiers Home.
ELLSWORTH - Emily Suzanne Haxton, 39, passed away Feb. 7, 2016, in Ellsworth. Born July 23, 1976, in Beloit, she was the daughter of Melody (Ammeter) and Stephen Magette. On June 5, 1999, she married Kevin Haxton in Claflin. She was a physical therapist assistant at Ellsworth County Medical Center.
ROSE HILL - Larned wrestlers Kristopher Nolde (106), Hunter Fitzpatrick (113), Marcus Nolde (126), Drew Cobb (132) and Wes Koch (145) competed at the Rose Hill Wrestling Tournament. Kristopher Nolde (21-7) and Marcus Nolde (15-14) each won one of three matches.