Verna L. Mueller

Verna Mueller

Verna L. Mueller, age 83, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at her home in Hays, Kansas. She was born July 9, 1932, in Bird City, Kansas, to Arthur L.L. Warren and Dora Enice Patton. She owned and operated the Rusty “R” restaurant in Bird City, Kansas, for 34 years. She was raised and attended school […]

John Johnson

John Johnson

John Lewis Johnson, age 87 of Hays, died Saturday, February 14, 2009, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born on November 23, 1921, in Ellis County, Kansas, to Sophus and Bertha (Brown) Johnson. He married Marjorie “Marge” Henn on December 2, 1945, in Hays, Kansas. John was a graduate of Ellis High […]

Marjorie Johnson

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Marjorie Mae Johnson, age 86 of Hays, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2014, at her home. She was born April 17, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Fred Lee and Dora Mae (Smith) Henn. She graduated from Hays High in 1945 and attended Fort Hays State University. She married John Lewis Johnson December 2, 1945. He […]

Juanita Agnes Dreiling

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Juanita Agnes Dreiling, 82, Hays, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Hays Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1933 in Hays the daughter of John and Agnes (Karlin) Hoffman. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School in 1951. On January 21, 1952 she married Ralph C. Dreiling in Hays. She worked for over […]

HPD arrest log, July 23 to 26

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. —————————————— Tracy Elaine Flinn, 44, Hays, was arrested at 11:15 a.m. July 23 in the 3000 block of New Way on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Donald David Irving, 28, homeless, was arrested at 2:45 a.m. July 24 in the 600 block of […]

Nick F. Arnhold III

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Nick F. Arnhold III, age 78, of Quinter, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at his home in Quinter. He was born March 16, 1937, in Hays, to Nicholas E. II and Hazel (Hoenshell) Arnhold. Nick graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy in Hays. On September 29, 1962, he was united in marriage to Janice […]

Julia Dianne Struss

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WaKeeney resident Julia Dianne Struss passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. She was born December 24, 1959, in Ransom to Delmer Clyde and Bernadette Gladys (Gregg) Hagans. Julia was a 1977 graduate of Utica High School. She went on to earn her Associate’s Degree in nursing to become […]

William Keith Elliott


William Keith Elliott, 86, of Natoma, Kansas passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Hays, Kansas. Keith was born on the family farm north of Paradise, Kansas on February 10, 1929, the youngest of seven children of Gilbert and Grace (Winder) Elliott. He grew up on the farm and […]

HPD arrest log, July 20 to 22

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ————————– Kala Blair Blatt, 31, Hays, was arrested at 7:47 p.m. July 20 in the 3300 block of Vine on suspicion of theft. Caroline Lee Vonlintel, 53, Hays, was arrested at 9:35 a.m. July 22 in the 3900 block of East Eighth […]

Janice L. ‘Jan’ Murphy

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Gorham, Kansas – Janice L. “Jan” Murphy, age 79, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Russell Regional Hospital Russell, Kansas. She was born September 6, 1935, in Hays, Kansas to Carl A. and Leona (Herman) Reich. She married William G. “Bill” Murphy on July 20, 1955, in Gorham, Kansas. She grew up in the […]

Kirk Arlen Rufenacht


Kirk Arlen Rufenacht, age 74, passed away July 20, 2015 at the Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom, Kansas. He was born on November 10, 1940 in Ransom the son of Frank and Helen Neyer Rufenacht. He was a retired farmer. On May 26, 1962 he married Doris Jane Leone in Coalgate, Oklahoma. She survives of the […]

Aaron Robert Fagan

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Aaron Robert Fagan, age 41, of Hays, Kansas, passed away, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at KU Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born August 11, 1973, in O’Neill, Nebraska, to Gary and Roberta (Stahlecker) Fagan. Aaron spent part of his grade school years in O’Neill until his parents bought a motel and restaurant in Scott […]

Felix B. Reitcheck Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial for former Goodland, Kansas, resident Felix B. Reitcheck Jr., 86, will be held Wednesday, July 29, at 10:00 AM MT at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Goodland, Kansas. Burial will be at St. Martin Cemetery at Seguin. Friends may share respects Tuesday, July 28, from 4:00–6:30 PM MT […]