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Donald Wayne Rogers

Donald Wayne Rogers, age 90, passed away at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kansas on Saturday, September 18, 2021. He was born on June 30, 1931 in Lakin, Kansas, the son of Wayne Leonard Rogers and Elda Elizabeth (Dyck) Rogers. 

Funeral Services will be held onSaturday, September 25, 2021at 2:00 PM (MDT) at the Southern Baptist Church, Syracuse, Kansas.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (MDT) at the Fellers Funeral Home LLC in Syracuse, Kansas.

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com.

In-lieu-of-flowers memorial contributions may be payable Southern Baptist Church or Hamilton County Library, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home LLC, P.O. Box 1253, 401 N. Sumner, Syracuse, KS 6 7878. 620-384-5100

 

OBITUARIES

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Robert Eugene Grissom

 Robert Eugene Grissom was born in Syracuse, Kansas to Dr. Calton Barney Grissom, Sr. and Lenna Deppen Grissom on May 12, 1927. He was the youngest of three sons, his brothers were Calton Grissom, Jr. and William Grissom. He was a child of the Depression and the Dust Bowl,... [More]

Velma Ione (Johnson) Cochran

Velma Ione (Johnson) Cochran Born May 31, 1930 in Almena, Ks, the daughter of Roy and Maude Johnson passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2021. Her children often recall her speaking of living in a boxcar, which was true for about 9 years of her early childhood... [More]

David Marsh

A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, David Marsh will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Peacock Funeral Home (209 S. 24th Street) in Lamar, Colorado at 11:00AM. A public memorial service will follow at the Elks Lodge (28157 US HWY 287) in Lamar, CO. **Online... [More]

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Bryan Manuel Bustillos

Bryan Manuel Bustillos passed away on Friday, October 8th, 2021, after a brief battle with Covid. He was 53. Bryan was born on April 30, 1968, in Denver, Colorado. He attended NWTC of Goodland KS. He held a Telecommunications degree. Bryan was an enthusiastic traveler. Some of... [More]

Robert Wedel

Robert Wedel passed away October 5, 2021 in Holly, CO. A long time resident of Coolidge, KS, Bob was born May 22, 1929 in Moundridge, KS. Private services will be held and burial will be in the Coolidge Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Eleanor May (Steele) Riley

Eleanor May (Steele) Riley passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the age of 100, at the Hamilton County ISB, in Syracuse, Kansas. She was born on May 21, 1921 in Elkhart, Kansas the daughter of Jesse Earl Steele and Edna (Graham) Steele. Eleanor began her life in Elkhart,... [More]

Mary Evelyn (Weeks) Dowdell Burnett

Mary Evelyn (Weeks) Dowdell Burnett was born July 31, 1940, in White City, Morris County, Kansas to Clifford Leburn and Geraldine (Longan) Weeks and passed away May 31, 2021, inCordell, Oklahoma at the age of 78 years, 10 Months.  July 3, 1958, she married Wayne Leroy... [More]

Donald Wayne Rogers

Donald Wayne Rogers, age 90, went to be with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at the Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kansas on September 18, 2021. He was born on June 30, 1931, in rural Kearny County, but his life was lived in Hamilton County.  He attended rural... [More]

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SPORTS

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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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SHS SPORTS WRAP UP

Baseball: The Bulldogs faced the Goodland Cowboys at home on Thursday, April 8, losing game one, 2-22 and game two, 1-17. Head Coach Dustin Doze said the Bulldogs really struggled throwing strikes again and they had too many errors. We need to clean things up if we want to... [More]

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Spring Sports Start

One year ago, athletes and coaches were beginning practice for their spring sport, some practicing during spring break, others enjoying the break from school. Soon they found out their break was extended a week, some with great joy, others with apprehension. Then came the unfortunate... [More]

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SUBSTATE HEARTACHE

Substate began and ended quickly but these Varsity teams left it all out on the court. In heartbreaking last second baskets, our basketball season was over. The boys lost by two points in the last five seconds and the girls lost by three. A wrap up of the season will come in... [More]

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HEADING TO SUBSTATE

The SHS Bulldogs faced the 4-A Holcomb Longhorns for the final home game of the season, with the varsity teams unable to win. The boys will be the number three seed in first sub state match up at home, Monday, March 1, against the number 6 seed, Stanton County. This will be the... [More]

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Junior High Bulldog Basketball

The Syracuse Jr. High basketball season has come to end following the High Plains League Tournament last Saturday. And what a season it was. It began when Head coach Jeff Mathias resigned from basketball due to his wife Tori’s health concerns. “The kids love... [More]

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BOYS TAKE THIRD IN HPL TOURNEY

The varsity Bulldogs have finished the annual High Plains League Tournament and now looking toward the rest of the season. They will travel to Johnson to face the Stanton County Trojans Friday, January 29.  Junior Varsity boys and girls will play at 3:45, varsity girls... [More]

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NEWS

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Fall Harvest

It’s mid October and fall harvest is in full swing. Almost all of the corn has been picked and before the storm on Tuesday night, farmers were hurrying into the field to harvest the milo.   Local farmer Jess Schwieterman said, “We are 70% done with our corn.... [More]

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Fly-In Success

photos by Bill Royer   For the first Saturday in October for over 25 years, community members have been awakened or greeted with the buzz of airplanes flying in to the Hamilton County Airport for the Annual Classic and Antique Fly In.  Whether at a cross country... [More]

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KUDER BENEFIT REMINDS US OF SMALL TOWN GOODNESS

Attending the Merlin Kuder benefit Saturday, September 25 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds was a gentle reminder of the many advantages of living in a small community. People helping one of their own by enjoying a delicious homemade meal and desserts, purchasing homemade... [More]

John Smith Arrested on Eleven Counts of Sexual Crimes Including Rape

On Friday, October 1, 2021, John Antonio Smith, 43, of Syracuse, KS was arrested on 11 different charges including 4 counts of rape of a child under the age of 14 years old.  Charges include that Smith had sexual intercourse with a child.  He is also charged with... [More]

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SATURDAY’S 26TH ANNUAL CLASSIC AND ANTIQUE FLY-IN SET TO BE SPECIAL WITH MEMORIAL DEDICATION TO SYRACUSE NATIVE

Saturday at Hamilton County Airport will be the place to be! A Chili cook off, food, planes to see and so much more at the 26th annual Syracuse Classic and Antique Fly-In. It’s from 11 am to 1 pm and this year is incredibly special as there will be a memorial dedication... [More]

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Accident at Sand Park

On Saturday afternoon at the Syracuse Sand Dunes park, a Can Am 4 seater was traveling in the sand dunes and rolled. 4 adults in the Can Am two adult females were transported to the Hamilton County Hospital with unknown injuries. All were wearing helmets and seatbelts. All we're... [More]

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KDOT Work Zone - South Highway 27

Traveling on south on Main Street, also known as Highway 27, has been a challenge for many but the end result will be a great improvement for the City of Syracuse and those traveling this highway.  But like remodeling an old home, city projects can have unexpected things... [More]

Broadband, phone discounts available for students and families

Broadband, phone discounts available for students and families TOPEKA – The start of a new school year is an expensive time for families.  If you are struggling to pay for phone and internet service while navigating back to school costs, help is available. The... [More]

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OPINIONS

Investing Locally

My daughter is reading the book Bud Not Buddy for class. As she was reading a chapter she pointed out a grammatical error and I was so proud.  When I shared the information with my cousin, she mentioned there aren’t many proofreaders anymore.  That AI (Artificial... [More]

They Are Watching Us

My daughter is watching. Whatever I say or do, she is watching me. Our vehicle somehow burned through 2.5 quarts of oil on the way to Hutchinson pulling the trailer. As we were leaving Hutch, we were a mile out when the light came on and said oil is low. We had recently had... [More]

Maturity I Guess

After this paper goes to press I am headed to shear some sheep. Our sheep season didn’t go as planned but we are going to give it one more try and get to Hutchinson this weekend for the Kansas Junior Livestock Show.  Normally my daughter and I shear the sheep together... [More]

So Shines A Good Deed In A Weary World

 I can get caught up in the world’s problems. I get overwhelmed by so many things I can’t control. I want to save the little girls in Afghanistan that are being taken and “Married” off to the Taliban. I want to stop the sex trafficking here in our... [More]

A Little Humility

Travis Tritt sang the lyrics, “I had to find out for myself the hard way. You can’t tell me nothin’ “ When I was younger I knew everything. You couldn’t tell me a thing. Ok you still can’t tell me much. And that attitude got me in so much... [More]

A Gentle Whisper

Have you heard that saying, “If you want God to laugh, tell Him your plans.” I had plans. Plans to wake up and drink 100 ounces of water for the day. Plans to take a run, to write my book, to organize and clean the house. Plans plans plans. Instead I am spending... [More]

Perspective

Almost every year our family takes a quick jaunt somewhere to regroup and refresh and build memories together. We go camping, hiking, rafting, sightseeing and some shopping. But this summer went so fast our family didn’t have time to take a quick trip away. So we took... [More]

Small Town Life

Small town life is good isn’t it? I think sometimes we forget how good it is. When I see what goes on in large cities I cringe. Example, a woman called me because she had an error in an obituary and would I fix it? And she was so sorry to bother me. I gave her my... [More]

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