Nick Adam Novak

Nick Adam Novak, age 28, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at his home in Modoc, Kansas. He was born in November of 1986 in Scott City, Kansas, the son of David Frank and Sherry Meier Novak. A lifetime resident of Scott County, Kansas, he graduated from Wichita County High School and Kansas State […]

Cody Taylor Durbin


It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the death of Cody Taylor Durbin, age 24. Cody was a Hays original, growing up on the East block of 19th street. Graduating in the Hays High School class of 2009, Cody had high aspirations of taking on the world as a renowned chef. Cody […]

Fr. Canice Froehlich

Fr. Canice Froehlich, senior friar of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of S. Conrad, quietly passed awayThursday evening, July 29, at Via Christi Village in Hays, just three weeks short of his 95 birthday. Born on Aug. 19, 1920 in Pittsburgh PA, Father was the son of George I. and Matilda (Bottner) Froehlich, and the youngest […]

Mary Elizabeth Gunter

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Mary Elizabeth Gunter, 90, Quinter, died Thursday, July 23, 2015. She was born February 22, 1925 to Fred L. and Edna R. (Baughman) Gerlach in Villisca, Iowa. During her early childhood, Mary lived in Newton, Iowa and Columbia, Missouri, and started first grade in Louisiana, Missouri. She continued her grade school in Sedalia, Missouri and […]

Selma ‘Sally’ M. Heck

Selma “Sally” M. Heck, age 75, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on June 5, 1940 in Dickinson, North Dakota, the daughter of Adam and Margaret Weisgerber Klug, Sr. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1971 moving from Beach, North Dakota, […]

Alta Mae House

Alta Mae House

A Memorial Service for lifetime Sherman County, Kansas, resident Alta Mae House, 74, will be held Monday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m. MT in the First United Methodist Church Goodland, Kansas. Inurnment will follow at the Goodland Cemetery. Memorials for the Alta Mae House Memorial may be left at the service or mailed to: Koons […]

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 […]

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 […]