HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council revisited a discussion that began at the May 23 meeting concerning when it is acceptable to set off fireworks, and what procedure residents should go through in order to have a block party to celebrate Independence Day.
HOLYROOD - Lela Charlene Frye, 66, passed away, Friday, June 10, 2016, at her home in Holyrood. Born June 19, 1949, in Mayfield, Ky. she was the daughter of Thomas Drexler Frye and Hilda Marie (Champman) Frye.
O C McCrary, was born on May 31, 1931, in a log cabin on Sugar Hill near Lincoln, Ark. He was the only child of Doc Woods and Zella Arvelle (Kirk) McCrary. On Oct. 16, 1951, he married Wanza Lou Willis. They celebrated 62 years together. O C departed this life on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the age of 85 years.
TOPEKA - Marilyn Dobratz, 87, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016, after a short illness. Born June 9, 1929, in Salina, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary Schwarz Jilka. In 1947, she graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She attended St. Mary College in Leavenworth and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in dietetics and institutional management in 1951. On May 29, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert Dobratz at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina. They celebrated 65 years of marriage together.
BURDETT - Dora May Cooley, 87, passed away June 11, 2016, at Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley. Born Nov. 8, 1928, in Larned, she was the daughter of James Carl and Nellie Taylor Northern. On June 7, 1947, she married Verle Cooley in Larned. He passed away Oct. 11, 2003. A lifetime area resident, she was retired from the Larned State Hospital.
The Barton County Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 20, in the courthouse square. The public is invited to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
An Ellinwood teenager was injured in a one-vehicle accident early Sunday. Zachary Pflughoeft, 19, of Ellinwood, was transported to Ellinwood District Hospital and was later transferred to a Wichita hospital, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. His condition is not known.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Heartland Farm at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams , at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Parr with greeters Shelly Bullard and Shannon Stafford. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.