Lisa Marie (Manhart) Althouse

Lisa Marie (Manhart) Althouse, 37, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015 at the Gove County Medical Center, following a 15-month battle with Glioblastoma (brain cancer). Lisa was born on June 13, 1978, in Hoxie to Larry and Janice Manhart. She attended Wheatland Schools, Fort Hays State University, and Wichita State University. Upon graduation from […]

Mary Gunter

Mary Gunter, age 90, of Quinter, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society, Ellis. Arrangements are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

Richard D. Tyrrell

Norton resident Richard D. Tyrrell passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Andbe Home in Norton, KS at the age of 78. He was born September 6, 1936 in Lenora, KS to Roy & Mary (Vahling) Tyrrell. Richard was an over-the-road truck driver. His wife, Glenda, preceded him in death. Survivors include his brothers, […]

Richard Brungardt

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WaKeeney resident Richard Brungardt was born August 26, 1918, near St. Peter, to John Francis and Margaret (Rohleder) Brungardt. He passed away at the age of 96, on July 21, 2015, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Richard served our country in the United States Navy during World War II, in the North Atlantic and […]

Lisa Althouse

Lisa Althouse, age 37, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.

Fidelia Honas


Fidelia Honas, age 86, of Ellis, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney. She was born October 29, 1928 in Victoria, Kansas to Ray and Agnes (Staab) Braun. She married Eddie Honas Jr. May 30, 1949 at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria. He preceded her in death October […]

HPD arrest log, July 16 to 19

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Garrett Brian Graham, 27, French Village, Mo., was arrested at 11:38 a.m. July 17 in French Village on suspicion of theft. Leonard Lilo Moreno, 42, Hays, was arrested at 12:36 p.m. July 17 in the 1000 block of East Eighth on suspicion […]

Jack Kastle

Former Woodston, Cedar and Kirwin area resident Jack Kastle, age 95, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Wellington, Kansas. He was born September 17, 1919 in Phillips County, KS, the son of Fred & Mary (Wickwar) Kastle. Jack was a farmer and stockman. He is survived by two daughters, Shirley […]

Luella (Hey) Fose


WaKeeney resident Luella (Hey) Fose was born September 30, 1934 in Jetmore to Francis and Clara (Schwab) Hey. She passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at her home in WaKeeney. She was 80 years of age. She graduated from Jetmore High School with the class of 1952. On December 28, 1955, Luella was united in […]

Simon P. Roth Jr.

Simon P. Roth Jr., 88, attorney at law, passed away July 17, 2015 after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Simon was born on October 25, 1926 in Hays, Kansas, one of four children of Simon and Theckla (Rupp) Roth. He married Rita Wasinger on September 1, 1949. Simon and Rita have four children, six […]

Richard E. Brungardt

Richard E. Brungardt, age 96, of WaKeeney, passed away, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Arrangements are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney.

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 […]