National Guard News

Military Appreciation Day set for March 21 at the Kansas Statehouse

The Kansas National Guard will showcase its Soldiers, Airmen and their equipment at the annual Military Appreciation Day at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka Thursday, March 21. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. and will include informational booths in the Capitol rotunda and outside static equipment displays that highlight the missions and capabilities of the Kansas …

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William Thomas “Tom” McGinnis

William Thomas “Tom” McGinnis, 78, of Corning, Kansas, died in his home Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born in Norton, Kansas, July 21, 1940, to Hugh and Christina Michaels McGinnis. He grew up in the Norton community and was involved in football and wrestling during his youth. He graduated from Norton High School with the class of 1958 and …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Louis Boley

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Louis Boley, passed away March 9, 2019, in Salina. He was born Dec. 8, 1929, to John F. and Margaret (Eyer) Boley in Topeka. On June 17, 1953, he was united in marriage to Juanita Strawn, their union lasting over 65 years. She survives along with their children John Boley (Diana), Wakefield; Mark Boley (Connie), …

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Dr. Stanley Dean “Stan” Wagstaff

Dr. Stanley Dean “Stan” Wagstaff, 71, of Topeka, passed away and reunited with his wife on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was born May 24, 1947, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of George D. and Fern E. (Mossman) Wagstaff. He was a graduate and accomplished pitcher for the baseball team at Shawnee Heights High School. Wagstaff earned bachelor’s and master’s …

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Kansas National Guard 2019 Joint Conference set for April 26-27 in Manhattan

The National Guard Association of Kansas invites you and your family to the Kansas National Guard 2019 Joint Conference, April 26-27 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Manhattan, Kansas. Join us for exceptional guest speakers, great breakout sessions, networking, golf tournament, spouse & youth programs and more! Full conference agenda and registration www.NGAKS.org or www.EANGKS.org To see information flyer, …

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Promotions — February 2019

Private 2nd Class — Dylan Baetz, Zachary Baugher, Samuel Elder, Briana Gonzales, Shyler Heinitz, Evan Sigg, White Dominic Private 1st Class — Samuel Woolever Specialist — Kyol Blackburn, Darius Ward Sergeant — Keith Erving, Thomas Hawks

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Retired Master Sgt. Dan D. Anderson

Retired Master Sgt. Dan D. Anderson, 90, of Sabetha, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Sabetha Manor. Dan was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Clay Center, the son of Herbert and Berta (Hundley) Anderson.  He was one of 10 children.  On Jan. 24, 1946, Dan was united in marriage to Frances Sandberg in Clay Center. They lived …

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Michael Joe “Cha-na-go” Shobney

Michael Joe “Cha-na-go” Shobney, 74, of Delia, KS, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 29, 1944, in Holton, the son of Donald P. and Margaret (Matsapto) Shobney. Joe graduated from Topeka High School in 1965 and joined the Kansas Army National Guard, where he proudly served for …

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Retired Col. Pamela (Luthye) Rodriguez

Retired Col. Pamela (Luthye) Rodriguez, 64, was born July 28, 1954, in Topeka, Kansas.  She passed away suddenly after a brief illness Friday, March 1, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was the daughter of Dale and Elma (Dryden) Luthye.  She graduated from Topeka High School in 1972 and from the University of Kansas.  She married 1st Sgt. Victor Rodriguez March 23, …

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