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Paul Bernard Temaat

Paul Bernard Temaat, 89, US Army veteran, retired educator, passed away January 9, 2020 in Wichita, KS.  Paul was born November 12, 1930 to J.B. and Gertrude (Grasser) Temaat in Oakley, KS. where he attended grammar school.  Paul’s education advanced with attendance at Washburn University and Fort Hays State University where he completed his Bachelors of Education in 1955, Masters of Education in 1959 and Specialist in Education in 1969.  Paul was a teacher in Winona, KS 1955-1959, Superintendent of Schools in Kanorado, KS 1959-1964, High School Principal at Syracuse, KS 1964-1975, Macksville, KS 1975-1976, Andale, KS 1976-1989.  Paul was a member of the: Knights of Columbus, Phi Delta Kappa, Fort Hays State Alumni, Fort Hays State Half Century Club, Andale Chamber of Commerce, and the Mt. Hope Development Association. Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Betty (Walker)Temaat, parents J.B. and Gertrude Temaat, siblings: Robert Temaat, Bertha Lee, Mary Ann Porter, Albert Temaat, Bill Temaat.  Survivors are sons: Keith (Susan) Temaat of Hutchinson, Phillip (Judy) Temaat, of Lenexa, daughter, Paula (Thad) Ketzner of Andale, Sister, Lula Mae Ewing, Grandchildren: Kenneth Temaat, Kendra Temaat, Cameron Temaat, Jay Temaat.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Betty Temaat Memorial Music Scholarship, in care of the Renwick Education Foundation or the Andale Public Library.  Rosary Service to be held Monday, January 13, 2020 7:00 P.M. and Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:00 A.M. Both at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Andale, KS.  www.wulfastmortuary.com

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Michael Nichols

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Ralph Raymond Vanderpool, Jr.

Ralph Raymond Vanderpool, Jr., age 87, passed away at the Hamilton County Hospital on Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born on June 29, 1932 in Cowgill, Missouri, the son of Ralph Raymond Vanderpool, Sr. and Helen Elizabeth (Baker) Vanderpool. He grew up in Cowgill, Missouri... [More]

Charles Addison Stimatze, Jr.

Charles Addison Stimatze, Jr., age 72, passed away at the St.Catherine Hospital on Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born on July 8, 1947 in Syracuse, Kansas, the son of Charles Addison Stimatze, Sr. and Thelma (Herren) Stimatze. He grew up in Syracuse, Kansas and attended... [More]

Martin E. Schaller

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Mona Trussell

Mona Rae (Alexander) Trussell, age 82, passed away at the Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was born on September 17, 1937 in Syracuse, Kansas, the daughter of Roy Elmer Alexander and Jewell Wilma (Rogers) Alexander. She attended Kendall... [More]

Melva Jean Tuggle

Melva Jean Tuggle, age 87, died Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton, Kansas.  She was born October 2, 1932, in Syracuse, Kansas, the daughter of Fred W. and Ella M. (Kendrick) Raney. Melva grew up in Johnson and graduated from Johnson High School.... [More]

Myrtle Jones Kindred

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Dale Leon Pruter

Dale Leon Pruter, 64, of Great Bend, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his residence. Dale is the oldest son of Orville and Betty (Zweifel) Pruter of Natoma, Kansas.  He was born January 19, 1956 at the Plainville Hospital.  Later he was joined by four... [More]

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SHS Varsity Basketball

The Girls Varsity Basketball competed in Tribune on Tuesday the 11th. They put together yet another four solid quarters.  They came out ready to play and it showed. At the end of the first quarter the score was 18-7. As the game continued to go on the girls never let up... [More]

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Varsity Girls BBall

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Junior High Basketball Tournament

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Varsity Boys Go 2-1 in HPL Tourney, Bring Home 3rd Place Finish

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    Grand Opening

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    Recycling in Syracuse

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    Winter Homecoming Candidates

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    Farm Safety Meeting Safety Tips for Everyone

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    Hamilton County Conservation Annual Meeting

    The Hamilton County Conservation District held it’s 73rd Annual Meeting on Tuesday at the 4-H Building.  Art Boltz welcomed everyone.  Brent Parks from the Valley State Bank presented the Kansas Bankers Award to Nikki Schwerdfeger and Mark Schwerdfeger. ... [More]

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