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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gary L. Lawrence

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gary L. Lawrence, 75, Iola, Kansas, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Yates Center. Gary was born July 12, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas, to Alford Lawrence and Ermyl (Shirk) Lawrence. He graduated from Wichita Southeast High School in 1962. In that same year, he met the love of his life, Judith M. Gibson, whom …

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Retired Sgt. James Michael Schriever

Retired Sgt. James Michael Schriever, 72, the son of William and Viva (Irwin) Schriever, was born May 13, 1946, in Superior. He died Oct. 26, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Schriever was the second of four children. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church. He attended Beaverville Country School and graduated from Superior High School with the Class of 1964. …

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Retired Sgt. Ralph L. Atzbach

Retired Sgt. Ralph L. Atzbach, 76, of Iola, Kansas, passed away on Dec. 20, 2018, at the Life Care Center, Burlington, Kansas. Ralph was born on Sept. 3, 1942, in Iola, Kansas, to Henry Atzbach and Mary (Madison) Atzbach. Ralph married Deloris Walters Aug. 30, 1968, in Iola, Kansas. Deloris preceded him in death Aug 13, 2003. Atzbach attended school …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Byron D. “Tom” Morgan

Glade, Kansas, resident, retired Sgt. 1st Class Byron D. “Tom” Morgan, age 79, passed away Dec. 24, 2018, at his home. He was born March 20, 1939 in Glade, the son of Byron “Barney” and Etta (Spicer) Morgan. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Kansas National Guard. Morgan was united in marriage to Lela M. Bennett …

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Maj. George Mills Boyd

Col. George Mills Boyd Ph.D., was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, and passed away in Wichita, Kansas, where he resided with his wife, since retirement from the United States Air Force in 1971. George is survived by his wife, Mattie S. Boyd; daughter, Gertrude Boyd-Burns; grandchildren Brian, Larnie, and Alitta Boyd; nephew, Joseph Mitchell; sister-in-law, Annette Shepard Durham; and many …

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Death of Col (R) Al Raia

Al Raia was a navigator in the 190th ARW for several years before transferring to the Air Force Reserve. Col Al Raia, USAF Ret., died of cancer at McLeod Regional Hospital on January 1, 2019.  He spent the last 11 years of his life in Florence, South Carolina. He was born December 8, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, to …

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Death of Dr. Wesley Robert Clark

Dr. Wesley Robert Clark, 71, of Sevierville, TN, formerly of Holton, KS, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Fletcher, NC. Dr. Clark was born January 1, 1947 in Amarillo, TX, the son of William Henry and Muriel E. (Rabourn) Clark. Dr. Clark graduated from Topeka High School in 1965. He attended Washburn University and graduated …

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Retired Staff Sgt. Kenneth Adam Harred

Retired Staff Sgt. Kenneth Adam Harred died Nov. 26, 2018, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, surrounded by his children. He was 52. He was born Dec. 13, 1965, at Topeka. He dedicated more than 20 years to the National Guard, both as a reservist and later as a full-time Guardsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, creating duck/goose calls, hand-carved decoys …

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Fort Leavenworth breaks ground for new training facilities

By 2nd Lt. Briell Zweygardt Kansas Adjutant General Public Affairs “Three, two, one, break ground.” Eight golden shovels broke the ground at Fort Leavenworth Nov. 30, marking the start of construction for the new training barracks for the mission training complex-Leavenworth and readiness center for the 35th Infantry Division. The official party at the ceremony hosted by the Kansas Army …

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Nov. 30 groundbreaking ceremony set for new Fort Leavenworth facilities

The Kansas Army National Guard Facilities Management Office will host a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, Nov. 30, for the construction of two new facilities near Fort Leavenworth and the Mission Training Complex. The projects include a transient training barracks for MTC-Leavenworth and a readiness center for the 35th Infantry Division headquarters. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in the Division …

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