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Charles D. Martin

Charles D. Martin, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at a Topeka hospital.      He was born Dec. 28, 1934, at Junction City, the son of William A. and Marie A. Otnas Martin.  He lived in Ogden until his first grade year, when he and his family moved to the Emmett community.  He graduated from Emmett High School in 1952. …

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Strong partnerships help Kansas agencies respond to COVID-19

By Staff Sgt. Dakota HelvieKansas Army National Guard Public Affairs Severe storms. Tornadoes. Floods. Blizzards. Wildfires. Kansas has faced its share of these over the years.  By working through these disasters, state agencies have forged and refined the partnerships that have allowed them to face a situation affecting not just a city or a county, but the entire state, the …

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Retired Sgt. Norman Gene Pletcher

Retired Sgt. Norman Gene Pletcher was born to Marvin George Pletcher and Mona Evelyn Allen on April 21, 1934. He passed away Sept. 12, 2020, at the age of 86 years, four months and 22 days. He was born and raised near Lebanon, Kansas. He married Charlotte Louise Figgins on April 17, 1955. He was in the Army for two …

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Galen Charles Bigelow

Galen Charles Bigelow, Sr., 77, of Fort Scott, passed away Oct. 8, 2020. He was born Nov. 8, 1942, in Hiattville, Kansas, the son of Charles William and Luella Elizabeth (Wescoatt) Bigelow. He married Marita Lynne Barr June 7, 1960, in Fort Scott and she survives of the home. Galen graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Robert “Bob” Duncan

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Robert “Bob” Duncan, 86, rural Burlington, Kansas, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Bob was born May 6, 1934, in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Benjamin C. and Violetta M. (McClure) Duncan. He married Torchy Thompson in Emporia on Dec. 15, 1957, and was married 63 years. Bob is survived by his …

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