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James Franklin  “Jim” Russell

James Franklin  “Jim” Russell, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at his home in Topeka.  He was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Ashland, Kentucky, the son of Charles and Myrtle Creech Russell. Jim attended Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia, and graduated with the Class of 1967. Following high school, Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force on …

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Retired Chief Master Sgt. Elton Decker

Elton Decker, 86, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at his home near Lyndon, Kansas.  He was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Vermontville Township, Michigan, the son of Ard and Ina Hamilton Decker. Elton grew up in Michigan and had lived in Haven, Kansas, before moving to rural Lyndon in 1967. Elton served four years in the United States …

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State Emergency Operations Center activated for flood response

In response to widespread torrential rainfall, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka at approximately 9 p.m. May 8 to monitor flooding and provide assistance to local jurisdictions, as requested. Governor Laura Kelly issue a state of disaster emergency declaration this morning due to severe storms and flooding for the following counties: Barber, …

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Kansas Army National Guard Awards May 2019

  Legion of Merit Col. Thomas Barnett Jr., Co. A (-), 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Col. Frederick Good, 1st Bn, 108th Avn, Topeka Col. Scott Henry, Co. A (-), 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth Col. John Johnson, 69th TC, Topeka, with oak leaf cluster Lt. Col. Eric Ford, HSC, 35th ID, Fort Leavenworth CW3 Joseph Walsh, Co. A (-), 35th ID, …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Larry Heim

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Larry Heim was born in Goessel, Kansas, May 12, 1944, the son of Andrew and Edna (Moddelmog) Heim and brother to Jerry Heim. He graduated from Canton High School in 1962. June 20, 1965, began a 53-year marriage to Lana Rassmussen. They were married at the Methodist Church in Canton. This union was blessed with …

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