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Oklahoma man dies in early morning crash

A 31-year-old Oklahoma man was killed in an early morning three-vehicle crash Wednesday on State Highway 302 at FM 866, 11 miles west of Odessa. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Daniel Chaparro Garcia of Laverne, Oklahoma was traveling south on FM 866 in a Mercury Montego when he failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled out in front of a Kenworth truck tractor and trailer hauling oil field equipment east on SH 302. Debris from the ensuing crash then struck a Freightliner truck tractor and trailer.

Cheryle Shelton

Cheryle Shelton, age 75, passed away early Thursday morning, June 16, 2022, at her Meade, Kansas, residence. She was born December 11, 1946, at Garden City, Kansas, the daughter of Paul and Ida Mae (Robison) Baker. As a young girl she attended school in Fowler, Kansas, graduating from Fowler High School. In 1967, she married Jack R. Shelton at Fowler. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Meade where she worked at the Meade County Court House as a clerk of the court until her retirement.

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.

'Jokes For our Folks': Benefit comedy show featuring Cedric The Entertainer & DL Hughley to benefit community, victims of Buffalo shooting

Outback Presents announced “Jokes For our Folks,” a comedy concert benefiting the community and victims of the recent mass shooting in Buffalo. Coming to Shea’s Buffalo Theatre on June 28, the show features a reunion of comedy royalty – Cedric The Entertainer, DL Hughley, Earthquake, Don DC Curry and Aida Rodriguez – all on stage together to provide healing and laughter for the community of Buffalo.

Edgar Lee Roetker

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Edgar Lee Roetker, 79, of Guthrie, OK will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 17, 2022 at St. Joseph Church, 324 S.W. 2nd St., Buffalo, OK with Reverend Christuraj Maddhichetty officiating. Ed was born August 14, 1942 in Ashland, KS to Andrew and...
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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.

OSBI Make Arrest in Vehicle Death

HARPER COUNTY, Oklahoma (June 7, 2022) – Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) agents arrest Charles Vernon Thex II, 40, on a felony warrant for Murder in the Second Degree and Driving a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol after an OSBI and Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) investigation. He was arrested in connection with the death of Donald Lovell, 45, in 2021.

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,...

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....

OSBI arrests man accused of killing brother-in-law in 2021 crash involving pedestrian

HARPER COUNTY, Okla. — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a man in connection with a pedestrian crash that killed his brother-in-law in 2021. Shortly before midnight on July 7, 2021, the Harper County Sheriff's Office responded to a report that a man was in the roadway of Jane Jayroe Boulevard in Laverne. A news release says it appeared that a vehicle hit the man.
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John E. Lloyd

John E. Lloyd, 82, former Ashland and Maryland resident, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville. Born Jan. 29, 1940, in Ashland, he was a son of Earl and Catherine Keller Lloyd. He was a graduate of the former Ashland High School, Class of 1957.
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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...