HPD arrest log, Aug. 10 to 12

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. —————————————— William Robert Keener, 31, Great Bend, was arrested at 8:55 p.m. Aug. 11 in the 2600 block of Vine on suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Malecai Korgan Sloan-Ramsey, 18, Natoma, was arrested at 3:02 p.m. Aug. 10 […]

Martha Emergene ‘Jean’ (Stroup) Kincaid

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Martha Emergene “Jean” (Stroup) Kincaid passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Solomon Valley Manor in Stockton, Kansas at the age of 90. She was born on December 28, 1924 in Phillips County, Kansas to the late George Amos and Faye (Gaines) Stroup. Jean graduated from Kirwin High School with the Class of 1943. […]

Sabina ‘Toby’ Ostmeyer


Sabina “Toby” Ostmeyer, 94, died August 16, 2015. She was born August 25, 1920 In St. Peter to Michael and Margaret (Braun) Graf. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by parents, husband Robert J. Ostmeyer, daughter Janet Egbert, brothers Bonnie, Adolph and Bob, sister Liddy Schoenfeld, sons-in-law George Wolf and Cliff Tillett. Survivors include […]

Otillia Elizabeth ‘Tillie’ Augustine

Otillia Elizabeth “Tillie” Augustine, age 84 of Ellis, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Via Christi Village, Hays. Funeral services will be 10 AM Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis. Visitation will be Thursday 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM with a D of I rosary at 6:30 PM followed by a parish […]

Joe Edwards Smith

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Joe Edwards Smith, age 87, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Wallace County Community Care Center in Sharon Springs, Kansas. Joe was born August 29, 1927 in Scott City, Kansas, the third child of A.E. & Margaret ( Murphy ) Smith. Joe attended primary school at Greeley County Elementary and graduated from Kemper […]

Arlene Iris Mishler

Arlene Iris Mishler, age 84, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, Kansas. Arlene was born July 10, 1931 in Jewell, Kansas, the daughter of Richard F. & Clara L. (McKenzie) McMinimy. A resident of Tribune, Kansas since 1968, she was a homemaker and retired bank teller in both […]

Paul North

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Victoria, Kansas – Paul North, age 62, died Saturday, August 15, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Hays, Kansas. He was born April 15, 1953 in Hays, Kansas to Albert L. and Eunice Lavon (Irvin) North. He was a law enforcement officer and a farmer. He attended school in McCracken and the Hutchinson Police Academy. […]

James Thurman Cox

James Thurman Cox, 94, of Colby, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Prairie Senior Living Center, Colby. He was born Feb 20, 1921 to James and Ollie (Cox) Cox in Crawford, TX. He served in the United States Army Air Corps as an airplane and engine mechanic. He married Esther Brier on July 5, 1941 […]

Pauline Neill


Pauline Neill, age 97, passed away at Cedar Village Nursing Home, Ness City on August 14, 2015. She was born on September 28, 1917 in rural Ness County the daughter of Robert Byron Kerr and Zilpha Jones Kerr. On May 29, 1939 she married Vernon Jones Neill. He preceded her in death. She is survived […]

Samuel Joseph Cody

Samuel Joseph Cody was born in Denver, Colorado, February 2, 1948 to Marion Earl Cody, Jr and Edna Luella (Tracy) Cody. Along with his big brother, Roy Eugene Cody, the family resided in Brewster, Kansas. As a child Samuel loved to watch the trains pass by his home, imaging himself as the conductor. At a […]

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. Donations of building materials, furniture and appliances are accepted during business hours. ReStore Pick ups and Deliveries: Deliveries will be made on exceptional situations only and will incur a […]

Mary Klaus


Mary Klaus, age 86, of Schoenchen, KS passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her home. She was born June 7, 1929 on a farmstead west of Schoenchen to Jacob and Geneva (Zimmerman) Randa. She married Julius Klaus in LaCrosse on September 22, 1947. He preceded her in death October 3, 2001. Mary was a […]

Guy ‘Paul’ Strickland

Guy “Paul” Strickland, 75, of Tucson, AZ passed away June 12, 2015 in Tucson, AZ. Paul was born to Guy and Lucille Strickland on October 25, 1939 in Haxton, CO. He was raised in Winona, KS and attended school and graduated from Winona High School. He had his own construction business as a builder of […]