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Geraldine Anna Van Kooten »

Hays resident Geraldine Anna Van Kooten, formerly of Long Island, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Hays Good Samaritan in Hays, KS at the age of 93. She was born in Prairie View, KS on March 26, 1921 to George & Anna (DeYoung) Walcott. Her husband, Bernard Van Kooten, preceded her in death. She […]

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Cynthia Jane Seltman »


Cynthia Jane Seltman, age 66 died February 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at a local hospice facility. Cindy loved God and adored her family. She had many hobbies including knitting, quilting, gardening and sports, especially football and basketball when it came to her grandchildren. Cindy is preceded in death by her son Todd […]

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Joseph Beer Jr. »

Joseph Beer Jr., age 64, of Ellis passed away Friday, February 20, 2015, at his home. He was born February 14, 1950, in WaKeeney, Kansas, to Joseph and Rose (Waldschmidt) Beer Sr. He received a Master’s in Counseling and had worked as a School Counselor. He is survived by a sister, Rebecca McDonald and husband […]

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Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County ReStore »

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County has a ReStore in Hays! The ReStore is located at the south end of The Mall with an outside entrance. Hours are 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Donations of building materials, furniture and appliances are accepted during business hours. ReStore Pick ups and Deliveries: Deliveries will be […]

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HPD arrest log, Feb. 23 to 25 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Oscar Garcia, 29, Odessa, Texas, was arrested at 10:15 p.m. Feb. 25 in the 2500 block of Vine on suspicion of failure to appear. Raymond Jerry Aguirre, 35, Hays, was arrested at 10:49 a.m. Feb. 25 in the 200 block of East […]

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Joan R. Hirst »

Joan R. Hirst, 83, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. A memorial service for Joan is pending at this time. Please check back later for memorial service date and time. Cremation has been selected by the family. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of […]

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Mildred M. (Finch) Ford »

Mildred M. (Finch) Ford, 91 of Boulder City, Nevada, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Hospice of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, surrounded by her family. Mildred was born April 14, 1923 in Natoma, Kansas, the daughter of Port Huron and Cora B. (Doty) Finch. She grew up in the Isabel, Cunningham and Kingman, […]

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Sharon Kay Miller »


Sharon Kay Miller, 71, of Russell, Kansas, died on February 03, 2015, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. Sharon was born on June 15, 1943, in Barton County, Kansas, the daughter of Godfred and Alvina (Nuss) Miller. She grew up in the Paradise, Kansas, community and graduated from the Paradise High […]

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Charlotte Irene (Helscher) Newton »


Charlotte Irene (Helscher) Newton, 97, was born to Sylvia Melvina (Zigler) Helscher and Thomas Adolph Helscher on October 18, 1917 on a farm near Paradise, Kansas. She passed away on February 21, 2015 at Warrensburg, MO. Charlotte attended school in Paradise where she graduated from high school. She attended Fort Hays State University for a […]

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John E. Repshire »

John E. Repshire, age 72, of Park, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

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Virginia L. Wilkinson »

Funeral services for Goodland, Kansas, resident Virginia L. Wilkinson, 90, will be held Saturday, February 28, 1:30 PM MT at Koons Chapel, Goodland, Kansas. Interment will be at Goodland Cemetery. Friends may share respects Friday, February 27, from 3:00-6:00 PM MT at Koons Chapel in Goodland. Memorials to Virginia Wilkinson Memorial may be left at […]

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Vernon D. Walter »

Vernon Walter

Catharine, Kansas- Vernon D. Walter, age 63, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. He was born May 12,1951, in Hays, Kansas to Ralph and Sophia (Schmeidler) Walter. He married Diana (Pfannenstiel) on May 7, 1977, in Hays, Kansas. He was a farmer and enjoyed the farm life and working […]

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Marlene ‘Toots’ Scheck »

Victoria, Kansas – Marlene “Toots” Scheck, age 76, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hays Care Center, Hays, Kansas. She was born February 24,1939, in Victoria, Kansas to Richard C. and Louise (Kuhn) Dinkel. She married Victor G. Scheck on May 30,1959, at Victoria, Kansas. He died September 18,1999. She […]

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