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Hamilton County Memorial Day Tribute

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This Hamilton County Memorial Day Tribute is brought to you by Scoular. Thank you to the brave and selfless men and women who have gone before us. Thank you for their service and sacrifice.

ARTHUR AESCHLIMAN
CECIL ADKISSON
JIMMY AKERS
JERRY ALEXANDER
THOMAS AMERINE
VERNON ANDERSON
JOHN AVERY
WESLEY BALDWIN
EVELIN BARBER
RAYMOND BARCLAY
GEORGE BARLOW
JESS BARNETT
WILLIAM BARNETT
HUGH BARR
JAMES BARRETT
EARL BAUGHER
SAM BEAN
HAYWARD BEAUCHAMP
THOMAS BEHRENDT
MELVIN BENNETT
HENRY BENNETT
MAX BENNETT, JR.
OSCAR BERNDT
RICHARD BEZONA
ALLEN BLACK
RICHARD BLACK
WAYNE BODEY
MATHEW BOGGS
JOHN BONE
WILLIS BONE
JACK BRADDOCK
JOHN BRADLEY
BARBARA BRAY
MIKE BRAY
JOHN BROWN
L. KENNETH BROWN
JAMES BROWNING
ROBERT BUHRER
PAUL BURKHART
TED BURNETT
ARTHUR BURNS
BOBBY BURNS
JAMES BURNS
BOB BURTON
JACK BURTON
JON CAHIL
CHARLES CARON
CHESTER CARRITHERS
WILLIAM CARRITHERS
JAMES CARTER
KEITH CARTER
KENNETH CARTER
LYNN CARTER
MURRY CARTER
RAYMOND CARTER
EDWARD CARTWRIGHT
RONALD CARTWRIGHT
AUSTIN CAUTHON
CLYDE CAUTHON 
EDWIN CAUTHON
H.E. CAUTHON
MITCHELL CAUTHON
EDMOND CAVE
LYLE CHEATUM
ROBERT CHEATUM
DONALD CHERRY
M. O. CLARK
PATRICK CLEARY
LOWELL COCHRAN
E. S. COCKEL
FLOYD COLE
FRANK COLE 
AUBREY COLEMAN
GARY COLEMAN
JOHN COLEMAN
LEWIS COLSTEN
DEAN CONARD
JOHN CONARD
LOUIS COOK
WILLIAM COPE
LEO COSPER
BYRLE COURTNEY
WALTER CRAIG
LAWRENCE CRUMLEY
LOVELL CUMMINGS
ARTHUR DARLAND
DENNIS DAVIS
FINLEY DAVIS
RALPH DAVIS
RAY DAVIS
RONALD DAVIS
REX DAVISON
FRED DAY
LEE DAY
RAY DAY
GEORGE DEAN
CARL DEVANEY
DUANE DIKEMAN
ARLTON DODSON
WILLIAM DODSON
ROBERT DREW
JOHN DULIN
ROY DUNAGAN
CECIL DUNN
BOB DUNN (Robert Lee)
BOB DUNN (Robert Arthur)
JOHN EATON
CLARENCE EBERHART
CHARLES EDDY 
LOUIS EDDY
ALBERT EDMISSON
DARL ELLIS
MARVIN ELLIS
MURIEL ELLIS
TIMOTHY ELLISON
JAMES ELSTON
JAMES ENGLERT 
ROBERT ENGLERT
PAUL EVANS
CLEM EVINS
BARTON EWERS
RAY EWY
RALPH EYER
EUGENE FALLIER
VICTOR FALLIER
EMMETT FAY
JOSEPH FEARNO
JAMES FEASTER
ALBERT FECHT
HARRISON FORD
DANIEL FOREMEN
GEORGE H. FOX
P. C. FRAZEE
CLARENCE FRAZER
DAVID FRAZER
DONALD FRAZER
IVEL FRAZER
OSCAR FRIEND
ELRA FRITTS
GEORGE FULLER
ROBERT GALE, SR.
WILLIAM GAMEL
FRANK GARDNER
LESLIE GARNER
LAWRENCE GARR
BARNEY GARRITY
EVAN GEIGER
ALFRED GERSTNER
ERWIN GILLUM
ALBERT GLASSCOCK
ALBERT GOMSTOCK
MICHAEL GOODWIN
ROLAND GORDON
ARTHUR GOULD 
CLIFFORD GOULD
ZENO GOULD
JOHN GRABER
WAYNE GRAGG
CLIFFORD A. GRAHAM
CLIFFORD L. GRAHAM
HAROLD GRAHAM
MARTHA GRANSBURY
CARL GRAVES
CHARLES GRAY
CALTON GRISSOM
CLYDE GRISSOM
GRADY GRISSOM
CALTON GRISSOM, JR.
PATTERSON GRISSOM
DONALD GROPP
FREDDIE GROPP
JOHN GROPP
ROLAND GROSBIER, JR.
BENNIE GUERRERO
MANUEL GUERRERO
RAYMOND GUNN
F. G. HACKER
DELL HALL
WILLIAM HALL
DONALD HAMILTON 
ARTHUR HANKINS
WILLIAM HANNA
NEWLAND HARMER
BILLY HARRIS
JAMES HARRISON
CHARLES HARRISON, JR.
JOHN HARSH
DONALD HARTSHORN
LLOYD HARTSHORN
MARCH HARTSHORN
EMRY HASTY
EDGAR HATCHER
FONTELL HATCHER
MICHAEL HAWKINS
ALEX HAYS
LESLIE HAZEN
MATHEW HEADDING
RUSSELL HEFTY
REUBEN HEINLEN
HENRY HEISINGER
GEORGE HELM
JOHN HELM
JAMES HENDLEY
FLOYD HERBIG
MICHAEL HERBIG
ALBERT HERNDON
HARRY HERNDON
HARRY HERNDON, JR.
PRESLEY HERNDON, III
LAWRENCE HERRMANN
EARL HESS
JONATHAN HEWES
JIMMIE HICKS
MELVIN HINKLE 
DONALD HOFF
MICHAEL HOFF
WILLIAM HOFF
GUY HOLDEN
DALE HOLDREN
JOHN HOLMES
DONALD HOOK
EIUGENE HOPPE
VICTOR HORNING
CLARK HOUCK
EDWIN HOUCK
GRANT HOUCK
J. D. HOUCK
CHARLES HOWELL
DALE HOYT
RICHARD HUCKINS
WELDON HUGHS
EDWARD HUSER
THEODORE HUSER
ALBERT JAMES
ALVIN JANTZ
HERMAN JANTZ
ROBERT JANTZ
WALTER JANTZ
ARNET JARVIS
ORVILLE JASPER
CHARLES JENSEN
ESAW JIMENEZ
PEDRO JIMENEZ
GILBERT JOHNSON
RUSTY JOHNSON
ROBERT JOHNSON
EMIT JONES
PAUL JONES
DALE JOST
JOSEPH KANE
CHARLES KAUFFMAN
FRANK KENNEDY
DR. JAMES A. KENNEDY
JAMES F. KENNEDY
EDWARD KING
GEORGE KING
ELMO KINSLOW
WILLIAM KINSLOW
RAYMOND KINZIE
JOHN KIRKPATRICK
HERBERT KITTEN
DARREN KLINGE
WALTER KRITZMIRE
JOSEPH KUCERA
AUDREY KULANDER
CARL KURZ
CONRAD KURZ
DONALD KURZ
OLIVER LANE
DARYL LANQUIST
CARL LAROSH
LESLIE LAROSH
ERIC LARSON
BERNARD LAUBACH
HARRY LAUBACH, JR.
CHARLES LAWHEAD
CHARLES LEMONS
JOE LEMONS, SR.
JOE LEMONS, JR.
WILLIAM LEMONS 
CHARLES LENNEN
MARION LESLIE
MANUEL LEVENS
DONALD LEWIS
IRVIN LEWIS, JR.
VIRGIL LEWIS
DR. WILLIAM LEWIS
WOODROW LEWIS
ALLEN LIBERTUS
IVIN LIBERTUS 
LEROY LIBERTUS
RAYMOND LOHMAN
GEORGE LONG
HARRY LONG
CLIFFORD LOW
O. L. LYNAM
ROBERT MACKEY
SKEETER MALONE
WILLIAM MANNING
DARRELL MARKLEY
KENNETH MARSHALL
A. L. MARTIN
MARVIN MAUNE
JAMES MAXEY
JAMES MAXEY, JR.
JOHN MAXFIELD
JOHN MAYERS
ERMOL MAYS
BERT MCCABE
DONALD MCDONALD
CHARLES MCFADDEN
WILBUR MCGAFFIN
MORRIS MCKEEVER
ARCHY MCKINNEY
ERNEST MCNEILL
WILLIAM MCNEILL
HOWARD MCNITT
WILLIAM MCNITT
MICHAEL MCNITT
FRED MICHEL
ALBERT MILLER
HENRY MILLER
GROVER MILLER
RICHARD MILLER
HORACE MOORHEAD
JOHN MOSER
DAVID MUELLER
LEONARD MUELLER
BENNY MURPHY
BILLY MURPHY
CHARLES H. MURPHY
CHARLES W. MURPHY
TED MURPHY
HARLEY NAIRN
LARRY NANCE
PAUL NEGLEY
CLARENCE NICKERSON
HENRY NICKERSON
JAMES NICKERSON 
EVERETT NIELSEN
WAYNE NIELSEN
C. ARTHUR NUCKLES
PHILLIP NUCKLES
ELMER O’BRATE
TONY O’BRATE
THOMPSON OVERTON
WILLIAM OWENS
JOSHUA OWINGS
ROY OWINGS
EDDIE PALMER
STANLEY PARSLEY
LARRY PATTERSON
LOIS PATTON
DR. CECIL PETTERSON
LEE PETTY
ISRAEL PHILLIPS
GEORGE PHILPOTT
STANLEY PING
RANDALL PLANK
WILBUR PLOWMAN
EDWARD PLY
JERALD POPEJOY
MARSHALL PORTLOCK
MARVIN PORTLOCK
DEE POTTER
GEORGE POTTER
EDWARD PRICE
NORVIN PUCKETT
ELMER RAMSEY
D. REDMOND
JOHN REDMOND
CALVIN C. REED
CALVIN H. REED
KEITH REED
RAYMOND REES
HAROLD REEVE
EMIL REHMERS
CHARLES REID
FLOYD REID
WILLIAM REID
CHARLES REIS
LOYD RICHARDSON
GEORGE RICHWINE
WOODROW RILEY
A. RINEHART
EMMETT RINKER
JOSEPH RISHEL
S. H. RODGERS 
RAYMOND ROUSE
KENNETH ROYBAL
JOHN ROYSE
I.B. RUNDELL
RAY SALMANS 
BOBBY GENE SALTER
RAY SCHAFER
MICHAEL SCHAFFER
W. M. SCHAFFER
EUGENE SCHMIDT
GANO SCHMIDT
HENRY SCHMIDT
RUSSELL SCHMIDT
WALTER SCHMIDT
CRAIG SCHONLAW
JAKE SCHROLL
LLOYD SCHROLL
S. LUTHER SCHROLL
WILLIAM SCHROLL
CECIL SCHWERDFEGER
ELDEN SCHWERDFEGER
JACK SCHWERDFEGER
GENE SCHWERDFEGER
KEITH SCOTT
KENNETH SCOTT
HERSHEL SEAL
HENRY SEALS
WALTER SEALS
WILLIAM SEALS
ELMER SEVEDGE
ROSS SHERWOOD
GEORGE SHIRLEY
PAUL SHIVELY
RALPH SHORTER
CLETUS SIMON, JR.
DELMAR SINGER
KERMIT SINGER
DONALD SIX, JR.
HARMOND SLATE
LEWIS SLATE
ELLIS SMITH
CHESTER SPIKER
WARD E STANLEY
RENOLD STEVENS
LEWIS STEWART
CONWAY STIMATZE
MELVIN STIMATZE
WALTER STIMATZE
LAWRENCE STOFFEL
JAMES SUTHERLAND
WILLIAM SWISHER
JOSEPH SWORDS
JOHN RONALD SQUIRE
JAMES TERRILL
ERLE THAYER
FRED THOMPSON
HAROLD THOMPSON
JOHN THORNBURGH
LOWELL THORNBURGH
ROBERET TODD
JOHN L. TOPE
JOHN R. TOPE
DONALD TRACY
JOHN TRACY, SR.
EUGENE TREXLER
RONALD TRUSSELL
LARAYETTE TUTTLE
CHARLES TYNER
THEODORE TYNER
ARTHUR URTON
JERRY VALENTINE
NORMAN VALENTINE
RAYMOND VALENTINE
RICHARD VALENTINE
BOBBY VANDERPOOL
KARL VENNEBERG, JR
ALBERT VESPER
CLARENCE VESPER
JAMES WALKINSHAW
STEPHEN WALKINSHAW
CLYDE WARD
ELIJAH WARD
EUGENE WARNER
LARRY WARNER
ROLLA WARNER
THOMAS WATKINS
DONALD WECKERLY
HENRY WEDEL
JUNE WELLS
LOWELL WELLS
OVITT WELLS
ARTHUR WESTEMAN
FREDDIE WESTEMAN
WALTER WESTEMAN
CURTIS WHALEY
FRANK WHALEY 
LEWIS WHALEY
SAMUEL WHISENHUNT
JOHNNIE WHITE
GEORGE WHITMAN
ROBERT WILLIAMS
DONALD WILSON
HENRY WILSON
GEORGE WINSHIP
J. W. WINSHIP
ARTHUR WOOD
BEN BILL WOOD
HOMER WOODLEY
H. E. WORDEN
WARREN WRIGHT
CLAUDE WORMINGTON
EARNEST YOUNG

 

NEWS

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You Can Enter The Fair!

Fair Entries - How Does It Work It’s Easy and Fun to Enter! Want to participate in the Hamilton County Fair? Showcase your talents and turn your hobbies and special interests into a winner.  Who Can Enter? ALL Hamilton County residents are eligible to enter and... [More]

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Scarlett Hines Wins At World Finals

Scarlett Hines, daughter of Travis and Corinna Hines, has been riding a horse since she could walk.  She got her first pony, Ladybug, when she was two or three years old. She has participated in play days, local and regional rodeos, and now can add winning at the National... [More]

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Wheat Harvest: Then and Now

No cab, wheat chaff flying in your face, and hot temperatures, were all the norm back in the 1960s.  One local farmer mentioned, “It was pretty miserable when a back wind came up and blew the chaff on you. We did have umbrellas sometimes to help with the hot sun.”... [More]

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HAMILTON COUNTY 4-H TOURS FULLMER CATTLE

Kolton Kreitel loves his job. As general manager for Fullmer Cattle, he oversees all operations making sure every milk bottle, trailer, and equipment is sanitized. Hutches where calves are housed are lifted off the ground in the summer for better air flow and bedded down in... [More]

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A Trip of a Lifetime

On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, at 11:00 pm, 14 students and three sponsors boarded the yellow school bus bound for the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, destination, Washington, D.C.  Students making the trip this year were Reid Mathias, Charley Maune, Paige... [More]

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Mr. Z Says Goodbye

Retiring junior/senior high school principal Paul Zuzelski aka Mr. Z’s story begins when Z was at a meeting in central Kansas. He was given the phone and told he needed to talk to this person.  “It was Jerry Burch, superintendent here at USD 494 asking if we... [More]

Kansas Launches Summer EBT Program to Improve Food Access for Kids During Summer Break

The summer EBT program doesn't roll out until mid to late July. Summer in Hamilton County began this week. Questions or comments should be directed to Erin La Row at 785-220-8167. Food Pantry board member Lora Horton said, "The demand for food in Hamilton County is outpacing... [More]

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Summertime in Syracuse

For students in school, summer has officially begun and on most everyone’s mind is "when is the pool going to open?"  If you have driven by, it is obvious the pre-season work is still progressing, and according to board member Amy Dikeman the pool was cleaned last... [More]

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OPINIONS

Smoke and Mirrors

 Life is going faster and faster. The list of tasks I have to complete has my head spinning and my heart racing.  We got away for a few days. It was short. But we were immersed in nature. Cell phone service was spotty. I slowly began unwinding. We set up our tent, hiked... [More]

Release

Have you ever had a heavy moment where a memory stops you and floods your day, clouding everything?    I had that on Sunday. I started out the morning excited about my book release and a dream of mine coming together. I spoke into the spirit world and said I did it... [More]

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Dreams

  It’s Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM as I begin to write this. My deadline is 10:00 AM. UGH.   My schedule is as crazy as ever. And with July 4th next Thursday, I need to get the next paper going pretty quickly as soon as this one goes to print.   ... [More]

Find Your Peace

Rain has fallen in Hamilton County. Always a blessing!!   We have five weeks till our county fair starts.  In ten days half the year will be over. Anyone else notice time is flying?  I tell myself the same lie every year - summer will slow down. HA!   It’s... [More]

All that I have

Have you ever felt out of sync? The world seems to be moving easier for the people around you. Yet you are a little agitated, confused, and running around like a  chicken with your head cut off?   That was my week last week.    Every tiny thing that could... [More]

Right Where I'm Supposed To Be

It’s Sunday morning as I began writing this. We had a wonderful Saturday at a livestock show.   After the show we saw a tire on the trailer was ruined. We didn’t have a jack but my husband was going to try to make it home. I called someone I knew that had connections... [More]

Mob Mentality

Summer is well underway and busy as always. But I am surprised at the emotions coming from what seems like little changes.   For someone who grew up in dramatic fashion like moving in the middle of the night, police at your door,  never seeing people again, you would... [More]

Float

Do you ever have one of those days, weeks, months when life isn’t flowing very well? Little things start to unravel leading to bigger things and soon you are struggling to find which way is up?  Life moves faster and faster and you can’t catch your breath. ... [More]

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SPORTS

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LEWIS HEADS TO STATE TRACK

Qualifying members of the high school track team traveled to Hill City Thursday, May 16 to compete in the 2-A regional meet against 15 teams, Ellinwood, Ellis, Hill City, Hoxie, Lincoln, Meade, Medicine Lodge, Oakley, Plainville, Smith Center, Stanton County, Sublette, Thomas... [More]

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BULLDOGS TAKE SECOND AT REGIONALS - HEADED TO STATE

The Syracuse High School boys golf team battled breezy conditions on Monday May 13 competing in the 2-A Regional meet on their own Tamarisk Golf Course.  Adjusting to windy conditions and competing at home paid off for the Bulldogs Monday, placing second, qualifying... [More]

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STATE GOLF RESULTS

State golf on Monday had the Varsity Bulldogs miss playing in the finals as a team by one stroke. They finished seventh out of twelve teams.  On Day 1, Brody Keller shot a 92 missing day two by two strokes. Ian Brummett shot a 95, Mason Scott  and Johnny TeVelde shot... [More]

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JH BASKETBALL WINS

Junior High Boys Basketball A, B, and C teams travelled to Elkhart on Monday, November 21. The A team won 41-34, B team won 26-21, and  C team lost to Elkhart 13-20. Head Coach Vance Keller said, “Elkhart was a tough win for both the A and B teams but both grinded... [More]

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LADY BULLDOGS BORDER WARS CHAMPIONS!!

The Lady Bulldogs were undefeated during the Border Wars, defeating Eads on Friday, 42-7 and Walsh on Saturday 62-5, bringing their record to 3-1. But the winner wasn’t announced until Tuesday evening. Syracuse Athletic Director Josh Johnson explained, “It came down... [More]

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JH Basketball Season Underway with JH Boys sweeping Lakin

Monday night at home at the Herndon Gym, the Junior High boys swept Lakin! Head coach Vance Keller said, “We’re a young team with only six eighth graders and 12 seventh graders. We’ve had six total that started the season with injuries so we haven’t had... [More]

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Senior Night Volleyball

Three Syracuse High School volleyball seniors were honored on Tuesday, October 5, during the volleyball tournament at Syracuse.  Kaetlin Thomeczek, daughter of Joe and Dami Thomeczek has played volleyball since the third grade, playing with Syracuse Youth Activities Association... [More]

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HS Track

Head coach Steve Navarro said, “The coaching staff has really enjoyed working with this group of kids this year. They have been putting in hard work despite some less than stellar conditions for practice and meets. We are excited to see what they can do now that we are... [More]

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OBITUARIES

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Maurine Urton

Maurine (Boltz) Urton, 94, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kansas.  She was born November 28, 1929 in Syracuse, Kansas, the daughter of Henry Charles Boltz and Mildred Hannah (Logan) Boltz. Maurine was born in Syracuse &... [More]

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William (Bill) George McManess

  William (Bill) George McManess, age 64, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024 in Wichita, Kansas at Wesley Medical Center surrounded by his daughters, son-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was born on December 14, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas to Charles (Chuck)... [More]

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Pat Daugherty

Born on August 13, 1932, Patricia Ann Daugherty (Pat or affectionately known as ‘Gram’, died on November 22, 2023, at the Kearny County Hospital at the age of 91. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Raymond M and Maude Hessling. Pat married Bill Daugherty on... [More]

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Loren William Youngers

Loren William Youngers, age 68, of La Veta, CO, passed away on May 29th, 2024. Loren was born September 11th, 1955, in Kingman, KS, the son of George and Evelyn Youngers.  He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Doreen Amon, and niece Anne Marie Youngers. He is... [More]

Gene Wagner

 A graveside service for Gene Wagner will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2024 at the Holly, Cemetery with Deacon Allan Medina officiating. Ralph Eugene Wagner was born on September 23, 1942 in Syracuse, Kansas to Bernard and Kathryn (Boden) Wagner.  He passed... [More]

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Ronald Thompson

A graveside service will be held for Holly, Colorado resident, Ronald Thompson, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the Holly Cemetery in Holly, Colorado.  His family asks those wishing to attend to follow in procession from Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly to... [More]

Calvin Friesen

A memorial service for Calvin Friesen will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Lamar Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1811 S. 6th Street, Lamar, Colorado with Pastor Ted Williams.  Per Calvin’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.... [More]

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Eva Grace Phillips

A Funeral Service for Holly, Colorado resident, Eva Grace Phillips will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2024 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation for Eva Grace will be held from 4:00 p.m.... [More]

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