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Clela Fae Vaupel »


Clela Fae Vaupel, 78, of Russell, Kansas, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Russell Regional Hospital. Fae was born on November 14, 1936 in Sylvan Grove, Kansas, the daughter of Harold and Inez (Yarnell) Bates. She grew up in Bennington, Kansas and graduated from Bennington High School in 1954. She met, fell in […]

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David Otis Clough »

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Hays, Kansas – David Otis Clough, age 74, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home in Hays, Kansas. He was born January 1, 1941, in Dodge City, Kansas to Otis and Elizabeth (Barker) Clough. He married Carol Lynn (Reynolds) on July 11, 1962, in Greensburg, Kansas. She died March 21, 2009. He was a […]

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Irene Hattie (Miller) Stramel »


Irene Hattie (Miller) Stramel, 78, of Hays, Kansas passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Via Christi Village in Hays, Kansas. Irene was born July 3, 1936 in Osceola, Missouri, the daughter of Richard and Hattie (Ramage) Miller. She grew up and attended schools in the Natoma and Paradise area. She graduated from Natoma […]

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Norma Jean (Wagner) Stangle »


Norma Jean (Wagner) Stangle, 87, of Lawrence, Kansas and formerly of Russell, Gorham and Ellsworth, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Norma was born August 14, 1927 in Eureka, Kansas, the daughter of E.M. “Bake” and Hulda (Dauber) Wagner. She grew up in Ellsworth, Kansas, graduating from Ellsworth High School […]

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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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Jennifer Frances Ayers »


Jennifer Frances Ayers, 40, of Rhinelander, Wisconsin and former Hays, Kansas resident, died with her husband Thomas Ayers, on Sunday March 08, 2015 in their home. Jennifer was born on July 09, 1974, in Pequannock, New Jersey, the daughter of Dennis and Rosemary (Jenkins) Gallagher. She grew up in Hays, Kansas and graduated from Hays […]

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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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Robert ‘Smitty’ Smith »


Robert “Smitty” Smith, age 72, passed away at his home near Ransom, Kansas on March 11, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on May 28, 1942 in Ransom the son of Wilbur and Lova Pearl (Boone) Smith. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving as a Sargent in the United States Army. […]

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Twilla Darlene (Lyon) Combust Kraus »

Twilla Darlene (Lyon) Combust Kraus, 90 years of age, passed away March 11, 2014 at Rhode Island Suites, Ransom, Kansas, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born April 24, 1924, to Frank and Mabel (Wood) Lyon at the family home in rural Trego County, Kansas. Twilla graduated from Ransom High School in 1943. […]

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Alene Nell Fisher »

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Alene Nell Fisher, age 96, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas. Alene was born August 30, 1918 near Ingalls, Kansas, the daughter of Alvin H. & Bertha Mae Crick Hewes. A resident of Wichita County since the 1930’s, she was a homemaker and farm wife. Alene […]

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HPD arrest log, March 2 to 4 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Rockell Marie Bedore, 19, Hays, was arrested at 12:50 a.m. March 4 in the 1300 block of Vine on suspicion of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Trey Michael Davis, 19, Hays, was arrested at 4:31 p.m. March 2 in the […]

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MaDonna Foutch »

MaDonna Foutch, age 41, of WaKeeney, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at her residence in WaKeeney. Cremation was chosen. Family will have services at a later date.

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Willard T. Ragsdale »

Agra resident Willard T. Ragsdale passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Smith County Hospital Long Term Care in Smith Center, KS at the age of 87. He was born in Phillips County on December 28, 1927, the son of William Robert & Edith Ela (Major) Ragsdale. His wife, Carol, two daughters, Lori and […]

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