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Joyce Ann Guenther

Joyce Ann Guenther, 65, lifelong area resident, passed away Saturday morning, June 25, 2022 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County. The daughter of Boyd and Alice (McClure) Gilbert, she was born October 29, 1956 in Elkhart, Kansas. Joyce attended school in Elkhart, graduating with the Class of 1975. She...
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SHIRLEY KETCHUM

ELKHART – Shirley Ketchum, 87, died Monday, June 13, 2022, at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton. She was born May 29, 1935 to William and Zelma (Barber) Rust. She married A.C. (Charles) Davis on May 1, 1953. She married J.L. Ketchum Jan. 23, 1982. He preceded her in death. She...
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Little River Shocks Elkhart with Four Run Seventh

Elkhart’s trip to the 2-1A state baseball tournament was short lived in 2022. Little River scored four runs in the top of the seventh to shock the #4 seed Elkhart Wildcats 7-5 Thursday afternoon at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Elkhart scored three in the first and one in the fourth for a 4-0 lead. Little River scored two in the fifth but the Wildcats answered with one in the bottom of the fifth to lead 5-2. Little River crept closer with one in the sixth and shocked EHS with four runs in the seventh. Little River out-hit Elkhart 11-9 and had three errors compared to one Elkhart error. Cesar Gomez was 3-3 with a double and two runs. Austin Rich was 3-4. Julian Duran drove home two runs. Kage Ralstin pitched 2 and 1/3 scoreless with five strikeouts. Elkhart’s relief pitching allowed seven runs and 10 hits. Elkhart finishes 19-5 and has made state six of the past nine seasons.
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Brenda LaRae (Fisher) Ratzlaff

Brenda LaRae (Fisher) Ratzlaff, 60 years old, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. She was the daughter of Donald Gale and Georgia LaRae (Smith) Fisher and was born July 19, 1961, in Elkhart, Kansas. She and Wade Dean Ratzlaff were married on March...
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Pamela (Harrison) Boekhaus

Pamela (Harrison) Boekhaus, 76, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, in Alden, Kansas. The daughter of Rodney Benjamin and Viola Marie (Fimple) Harrison and she was born on December 8, 1945, in Sterling, Kansas. Pamela and William Wallace “Bill” Boekhaus were married on August 16, 1963, in Alden, Kansas. They...
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Ray Emery Davis Jr.

Ray Emery Davis Jr., 68, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Morton County Health System, Elkhart, Kansas. The son of Ray Emery Davis Sr. and Goldie (Calkins) Davis and he was born on December 9, 1953, in Jamestown, North Dakota. Ray and Wanda Jean Hutchison were married on April...
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Summer Break, be back Aug. 15

Brianna Rich is a Freshman and is majoring in journalism. She is 19-years-old and she is from Elkhart Kansas but now she...
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Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat, O’Hair Returns to Elkhart

On Monday evening USD 218 Elkhart approved to hire Gary O’Hair to be the women’s basketball coach at Elkhart High School. The District is excited to have Coach O’Hair coming back to Elkhart and guiding the Lady Wildcats next season. After graduating from Kansas State in 1981,...
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Liberal and Elkhart Baseball Split on Wind Blown Day

With temperatures falling from the 60’s, to the 50’s, to 45 with a wind chill of 36, Liberal and Elkhart tried to play baseball amidst 30-40 mile per hour winds from the north. Elkhart won the first game 13-7 after building a 12-0 lead. The Redskins took game two 17-3 Monday at the National Beef Sports Complex.
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Errors lead to split with Elkhart

Liberal committed eight errors in the first game of a double header with Elkhart and allowed 12 unearned runs in a 13-7 loss. Liberal rebounded in Game 2 for a 17-3 run-rule win. Brooks Kappelmann took the mound in Game 1 and pitched three innings, allowing 10 unearned runs while...
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RAUL RODRIGUEZ

ELKHART – Raul L. Rodriguez, 76, died Friday, April 29, 2022. He was born April 30, 1945 to Basilio and Dolores (Reyes) Rodriguez. He graduated from Elkhart High School and then attended one year of college at St. Mary of the Plains in Dodge City. He worked as as...
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Raul L. Rodriguez

Raul L. Rodriguez was born April 30, 1945, in Elkhart, Kansas, the son of Basilio and Dolores (Reyes) Rodriguez, and passed away in Liberal, Kansas, on April 29, 2022, just a few hours shy of his 77th birthday. Raul grew up in Elkhart and graduated from Elkhart High School. He...
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Kiwanis Garage sale in Elkhart

Large Kiwanis garage sale in Elkhart Kansas scout hut in Cunningham Park Main Street lots of pictures lamps shoes household items pots and pans. Sold by free wheel donation startingStarting Friday 12 o’clock Saturday morning 8 o’clock until 11.
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L.C. SLEEPER

ELKHART – L.C. Sleeper Jr., 87, died April 21, 2022 at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart. He was born Nov. 7, 1934 to L. C. “Cliff” Sr., and Helen (Reiss) Sleeper. He married Christine Schaef Jan. 22, 1956. She preceded him in death. He graduated from high...
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TERRY MARTIN

Terry Leroy Martin, 63, died Saturday, April 16, 2022 at his home in Elkhart. He was born Dec. 29, 1958 to Dale Lowell and Neva Lucille (Gough) Martin. He married Donna Sue Adams Feb. 14, 2007. She survives. His hobbies included fishing, shooting guns, camping, and working in his yard.
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Redskins, Lady Redskins win track meet in Elkhart

HIGH JUMP — 2. Emma Evans (4’-10”); 3. Ashlynn Brady (4’-6”). DISCUS — 1. Bree Horyna (110’-1”). JAVELIN — 1. Horyna (102’-10”); 5. Naomi Macias (78’-0”). SHOT PUT — 1. Horyna (26’-3”); 6. Kamilah Delgado (26’-0”)....
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