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Robert ‘Bob’ James Small

Robert ‘Bob’ James Small, 58, passed away on January 3, 2022, at his home. He was born September 17, 1963, in Callaway, NE, to Fred E. and Alma L. (Hagans) Small. Bob was a graduate of Satanta High School, Satanta, KS. He was employed by AgTrax, Hutchinson, since 1996 as a computer programmer. Bob was an avid bowler and member of the United States Bowling Congress. He enjoyed reading, especially Western novels and books.
SATANTA, KS
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Maria De Jesus Smith

PLAINS – Maria De Jesus Smith, age 50, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, at Juarez, Mexico, as a result of an automobile accident. She was born June 9, 1972, at Penon Blanco, Durango, Mexico, the daughter of Ruben Jimenez and Gualalupe Meraz. As a young girl, she was raised in Mexico, moving to the Kismet-Plains are in 1990, she worked in the cafeteria, as well as a translator for Southwestern Heights High School for many years.
PLAINS, KS
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Wyoming man makes emergency landing in Western Kansas

GRAY COUNTY, Kan. - A man from Wyoming was uninjured after the plane he was piloting crashed just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday near the Montezuma Airport in Gray County. The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) reported that a Kit Fox 5 Vixen plane piloted by 55-year-old Lester Smothers of Casper, Wyoming was attempting a flight from Meade, Kansas to Casper, Wyoming.
GRAY COUNTY, KS
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Glennis A. Koehn, 85

Glennis A. Koehn, age 85, of Montezuma, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Bethel Home in Montezuma. She was born December 6, 1936, in Montezuma the daughter of William and Francis (Koehn) Koehn. Glennis received her education from the Copeland school system. She married Glenn Koehn on March 1,...
MONTEZUMA, KS
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James A. (Jim) Hush

James A. (Jim) Hush, age 86, passed away Wednesday morning, June 22, 2022, at the Regent Park Rehabiltation and Healthcare, Wichita, Kansas. He was born January 20, 1936, at Wichita, Kansas, the son of Leonard and Blanche Lucille (Armentrout) Hush. At the age of six months, he moved with his mother and twin sisters to Plains. He attended the Plains school system, graduating from Plains High School in 1954 and was a part of the undefeated football team. In 1955, he joined the United States Army, serving in Germany until 1957. Upon his discharge, he returned to Plains and began his career as a farmer and as an auctioneer. In 1959, he started the Liberal Auction Company conducting farm and household sales.
MEADE COUNTY, KS
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JAMES HUSH

PLAINS – James A. (Jim) Hush, 86, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Regent Park Rehabiltation and Healthcare in Wichita. He was born Jan. 20, 1936 to Leonard and Blanche Lucille (Armentrout) Hush. He married LaVeta Gilbert Sept. 1, 1961. She survives. In 1955, he joined the United...
PLAINS, KS
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Glennis A. Koehn

Glennis A. Koehn, age 85, of Montezuma, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Bethel Home in Montezuma. She was born December 6, 1936, in Montezuma the daughter of William and Francis (Koehn) Koehn. Glennis received her education from the Copeland school system. She married Glenn Koehn on March 1,...
MONTEZUMA, KS
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Emery Dean Ball

Emery Dean Ball, 60, of Kismet, Kansas passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at his home. Emery was born on October 29th, 1961 in Liberal, Kansas to his parents Duane Ball and Barbara Kent Ball. He graduated from Southwestern Heights High School in 1980, and later graduated from Beloit Technical College in 1982.
KISMET, KS
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Martha Jean (Jantz) Friesen, 90

Martha Jean (Jantz) Friesen was born Nov. 17, 1931, to Daniel B. and Adell Gunda (Yost) Jantz, in Copeland, Kan. She peacefully passed away with family by her side, May 10, 2022, at Wildwood Care Center in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 90 years. She is preceded...
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CHERYLE SHELTON

MEADE – Cheryle Shelton, 75, died Thursday, June 16, 2022 at her home in Meade. She was born Dec. 11, 1946 to Paul and Ida Mae (Robison) Baker. She married Jack R. Shelton in 1967. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2015. She graduated from Fowler High School.
MEADE, KS
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Ardine Maynard

Ardine Maynard, age 83, passed away early Thursday morning, June 16, 2022, at her sister’s Dodge City, Kansas, residence. She was born July 25, 1938, in Dodge City, Kansas, the daughter of George Owen and Norma Madeline (Shumard) Tolson. As a young girl, she attended school in Dodge City and later graduated from Minneola High School. She furthered her education by attending St. Mary of the Plains in Dodge City, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and graduating with honors. She then attended Wichita State University receiving her Masters degree in English, also graduating with honors. She was a longtime resident of Fowler, and was a school teacher, teaching in Minneola, Ensign, and Cimarron.
DODGE CITY, KS
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DELBERT MILLER

FOWLER – Delbert J. Miller, 93, died Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the Minneola Long Term Care Center in Minneola. He was born June 3, 1929 to Louise F. and Eva (Lehman) Miller. He married Marie Louise Crotinger March 7, 1954. She preceded him in death May 29, 2006.
FOWLER, KS
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Emerald Downs Jockey Spotlight: Alex Anaya; from Kansas to Auburn

(Renton, WA) Alex Anaya grew up in Cimarron, Kansas, not far from Dodge City, and was around horses and animals but had not thought much about being a jockey since the closest racetracks were 350 or so miles away. So when a man he kinda knew, since you kinda know everyone in Cimarron, approached him in a convenience store and asked him if he ever thought about becoming a jockey he was surprised.
RENTON, WA
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Floydene B. Leis

Floydene B. Leis, age 97, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born July 13, 1924, at Fowler, Kansas, the daughter of Floyd and Violet (Mendenhall) Barger. As a young girl, she attended school in Fowler, graduating from Fowler High School in 1942. In 1944,...
FOWLER, KS
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Delbert J. Miller

Delbert J. Miller passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 8, 2022, at the Minneola Long Term Care Center, Minneola, Kansas. He was 93 years old and was surrounded by loved ones in death. He was born June 3, 1929, at Plevna, Kansas, the son of Louise F. and Eva (Lehman) Miller....
MINNEOLA, KS
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DIANE KOPPLEMANN

Diane S. Kopplemann, 77, died Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover. She was born Jan. 22, 1945 to John Harry and Lois Louise (Scott) Hermon. She married Kenneth Dean Mosier in 1964. After moving to Fowler, she began working for the Fowler Nursing Home for...
MEADE, KS
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Diane S. Kopplemann

Diane S. Kopplemann, age 77, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 31, 2022, at the Kansas Medical Center, Andover, Kansas. She was born January 22, 1945, at Ness City, Kansas, the daughter of John Harry and Lois Louise (Scott) Hermon. As a young girl, she attended school in Ness City, graduating from Ness City High School.
NESS CITY, KS
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