ELLINWOOD - Iris Nadine Burns, 95, died July 13 at Good Samaritan Home in Lyons. Born Sept. 16, 1917 at Oketo, she was the daughter of Sidney R. and Bessie (Hedge) Suggett. A 1936 graduate of Marysville High School, she worked as a clerk at Orth's and Lovell's Market and Umphenour Grocery and as a packager at Beatrice Bakery Company, all of Beatrice, Neb. She also worked as a baker at Tri-County High School in DeWitt, Neb. On Sept. 16, 1948, she wed John William Burns at Eureka Springs Ark. He died Sept. 15, 1997. She became an Ellinwood ...
Stelle Brack, member of the Eureka Homesteaders, worked countless hours to ready her market hog to show at the 2013 Barton County Fair. It paid off Thursday when her hog received a purple champion ribbon.
OVERLAND PARK - Dorothy Neenan Mermis, 96, passed away peacefully Friday, July 12, 2013 at her home in Overland Park, Kansas. Born on January 17, 1917 in Cameron, Mo., she was the second of James and Mildred Neenan's five children. She married Joseph A. Mermis, Jr. in 1941 and together they had six children. Initially, they lived in New York City, but post war they made their home in Great Bend, Kansas where they raised their family and were active in the Great Bend community. Dorothy's faith and family were the center of her life.
LA CROSSE - Lorene E. Parker, 85, La Crosse, died Thursday, July 11, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse. Born Oct. 4, 1927, in rural Albert, she was the daughter of Fred J. and Anna M. (Meier) Brack . She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1945 graduate of La Crosse High School, she was a legal secretary before her retirement. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary, WELCA, and was a Girl Scout leader, all of La Crosse. She served as the Rush County Sheriff from 1958 to 1960.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council discussed the Pohlman addition on the north side of town at length. A couple of parcels of property have been purchased for residential building. The city has also purchased some of the property.