Thanks to Donald Trump and the Chicago Cubs my outlandish predictions for 2016 were eclipsed by, of all things, reality. Worse, the fine art of fake news was commandeered by demons who used it for social and political gain––something my colleagues and I would never have dreamed possible.
F. Duane Dugan, 90, died Jan. 1, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 11, 1926, at Fort Scott, he was the son of Harry and Frances (Pellett) Dugan. He married Roberta Simpson Sept. 17, 1955, at Fort Scott. A Great Bend resident since January 1965, coming from Fort Scott, Mr. Dugan worked in law enforcement for 57 years.
The Barton Community College wrestling team returned after a twenty day holiday break to the competitive mat Saturday in Fremont, Nebraska, participating in the in the Viking-Warrior Open hosted by Midland University.
January 02, 2017|
Special to the Tribune
Mary A. McKay, 95, passed away peacefully Dec. 20, 2016. She was born to Herb and Faye Clowers in St. John, on Oct. 18, 1921, and grew up on a farm near Zook. After graduating Zook High School, Mary completed nurse's training at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, and joined the Army Nurse Corp in 1942. She served in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines during WWII, where she met David J. McKay. They were married on Jan. 30, 1946.
HOISINGTON - David G. Zamarripa, 64, died Dec. 30, 2016, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Dec. 19, 1952, in Edinburg, Texas, the son of Juan and Elisa (Gonzalez) Zamarripa. David graduated from Edinburg High School and then received his business accounting degree from the University of Texas-Pan American. He served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1978.