PLANO, Texas - Frances Lorene Foos Kimple passed away Aug. 5, 2016 in Plano, Texas. Born Oct. 10, 1942, in Bazine, she was the daughter of Elmer Foos and Lydia Fech Foos. She was a graduate of Bazine High School and Emporia State Teachers College with a degree in Elementary education. She met Stephen Kimple of Ellinwood in the band at Emporia. They married Aug. 10, 1963, after he joined the Air Force. They first lived at Myrtle Beach AFB, SC and then Bergstrom AFB, Austin, Texas. After military service in 1968 they moved to San Antonio, Texas where Steve went ...
NEODESHA - Harold "Bud" Manbevers, 72, died Aug. 8, 2016 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Aug. 12, 1943, in Circleville, Ohio, he was the son of Harold Dean and Freada (Derth) Manbevers. On Nov. 12, 1981, he married Debbie Buskirk in Circleville, Ohio. A resident of Neodesha, formerly of Great Bend, he was a mechanic for Westside 66 and Dove Buick Olds Cadillac. He loved hunting and NASCAR.
RUSSELL - Lyle Lee Casper, 85, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at his home in Russell. Born on Jan. 12, 1931, in Bunker Hill, he was the son of William H. and Carrie E. (Hoch) Casper. When he was very young, he grew up in the Dorrance area and later in life he grew up in El Dorado and attended high school in El Dorado. After high school he moved back to the Russell County area and made his permanent home in Russell living there over 60 years. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Opal ...
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - George L. Durand, 89, died July 7, 2016, at Viera Hospital in Melbourne, Fla. Born July 16, 1926, in Hoisington, he was the son of Louis and Anna (Sette) Durand. In 1944 he graduated from Hoisington High School. He served in World War II with the U.S. Navy 137th Construction Battalion in Okinawa. He returned to Hoisington and married Glennis Margaret Pflughoeft on July 20, 1947.
A review of programs at Barton Community College shows business courses generate the most credit hours on campus and a good deal of income. In a presentation to the BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Vice President Robin Garrett also mentioned at least one program that may be phased out in the future.
The November election can't come too soon. And while many voters express their admiration for a non-career politician in the race, this campaign season has proven one thing that said politicians are at least proficient at. Precision of speech is a good thing..
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council met Monday night, and began the meeting with a brief public hearing of the 2017 budget which was published earlier in the Ellinwood Leader. The mill levy will remain virtually the same as last year, City Attorney Bob Peter summarized. No public comments, so the hearing was closed. Ken Lebbin moved to approve the budget, seconded by Kirk Clawson. The council approved the budget unanimously.
Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the July competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $11,569. The foundation supports programs or projects that are innovative, collaborative, proactive, measurable and sustainable.