Attica, KS

Hazel May (Newberry) Swingle, 93, Argonia: Oct. 29, 1928 – June 27, 2022

Hazel May (Newberry) Swingle of Argonia, retired bookkeeper and housewife, died Monday, June 27, 2022. Hazel was born the daughter of Guy Vernon Newberry and Ellen Pearl (Draper) Newberry on October 29, 1928, at the home southeast of Freeport in Harper County. She attended four years of country school before her parents moved north of Argonia and where she finished grade school and graduated at Argonia High School with the class of 1946. After graduation, she worked at Muhlenbrunch Insurance Agency in Argonia. Later, Hazel worked at Horton Furniture in Argonia and Wichita as a bookkeeper for 28 years. She was a member of the Friends Church and Church Treasurer for 23 years.

Karen L. Simons

Karen L. Simons, 70, of Kingman, died June 16, 2022, in Wichita.She was born Aug. 16, 1951, in Kingman, the daughter of Carl and Shirley Robinson Ingram. A longtime Kingman resident having also lived in Belmont, she retired from Cessna Aircraft but later worked for Mollie’s Attic and Mize Wire.Karen was a member of the Kingman Christian Church.On Aug. 2, 1994, she married Wayne Simons in Kingman. Other survivors include her son, Phillip Caton; brother, Bill (Patricia) Ingram; sister, Vickie Wil...
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Alice K. Murphey

Cunningham – Alice K. Murphey, 79, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022. She was born on April 10, 1943 in Kingman to Bruno and Florence (Marx) Harbert. Alice graduated from St. Mary’s Of The Plains in Dodge City. She worked as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a member of Altar Society and taught CCD . She was an avid gardener but also enjoyed volunteering with the Senior Center in Pratt, crafting, tatting lace, playing cards with her girl friends and spending time with grandchildren whether it be babysitting or attending their activities.

Lady Eagles Know What to Expect from Zoeller

Craig Zoeller said that things have gone easier this summer now that the girls know what to expect from him in his second year as the Kingman High School head girl’s basketball coach. “Instead of using the first couple of weeks of the summer trying to get acclimated to...
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Corby Alan Richardson

Corby Alan Richardson was born November 27, 1956 in Wellington, Kansas, son of Bill Don Richardson and Shirley Kay Brown Richardson. He spent his early years in Belle Plaine, Kansas before the family moved to Pratt where he graduated from Pratt High School in 1975. After graduating, Corby went to...

M3 Publishing Announces Expansion

Owners of M3 Publishing, LLC, publishers of The Harper Advocate and the Kingman Leader-Courier, acquired a pair of newspapers last week to bring the companies total titles to four. Jason and Stephanie Jump purchased The Attica Independent and Medford Patriot-Star from Raymond Howell and Val Kiser Langston, respectively. The Jumps...

Wheat harvest gets underway

The combines have just started to roll in south central Kansas, and variability is the name of the game for the 2022 wheat crop thus far.Loads started trickling in on Thursday and Friday in Danville, but harvest kicked into steady gear in Harper County over the weekend, according to MKC vice president Jason Brown.Brown noted early loads were from wheat pasture, meaning stands were pretty thin, but growers are now cutting better fields. Yields are expected to aver...

City of Argonia looks for solutions to increasing natural gas prices

ARGONIA – Gas prices are not just increasing at the pump. Natural gas prices in the city of Argonia have nearly tripled at times by comparison to the same time frame last year.“We have to consider what prices are going to look like this winter,” said city clerk Tara Pierce.Pierce expressed concern during the city council meeting held on Wednesday, June 8 that the city would have to consider increasing the price of gas.“No one likes to pay higher prices, but...

Argonia 4th grade takes field trip

Contributed photoAudrey Downey’s fourth grade class walked to the Salter Museum for the year-end field trip. While learning about Susanna Salter, who was the first elected female mayor in the United States, the students’ visit included lots of questions. Of particular interest to the girls was the fashion of dresses and hats in the late 1800s. The boys were captivated by the Japanese aerial gun camera. All were intrigued viewing three-dimensional slides with a stereoscope.