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190th Airmen support relief efforts to Puerto Rico

Airmen of the 190th Air Refueling Wing in Topeka took off Oct. 1 on a mission to bring help to the people of Puerto Rico as they try to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. “We’ve been watching the news and seeing the disaster from Hurricane Maria that took its toll on Puerto Rico,” said Col. Jarod Frantz, …

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Jack C. Rathbun

Jack C. Rathbun, 92, passed away, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home in Ellsworth. He was born March 7, 1925 in Ellsworth County to M.M. “Lank” and Lulu (Stull) Rathbun. Jack was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County where he was a farmer and stockman as well as a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth County Coop board, …

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Adjutant general announces new state command senior enlisted leader

Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general, announced the selection of Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams as the state command senior enlisted leader for Joint Forces Headquarters, Kansas National Guard, Topeka. Williams replaces Command Chief Master Sgt. James Brown, who is leaving the position to become the command senior enlisted leader for Joint Force Civil Support, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, …

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William Ray Trueblood

William Ray Trueblood, 77, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Osage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 13, 1939 in Barclay, Kansas the son of Claude L. and Ellen Marconett Trueblood. Bill attended Osage City High School and graduated with the Class of 1957. He would later attend Emporia State Teachers College.  Bill joined the Kansas …

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Col (R) Donald McEachern

Donald W. McEachern, Ret. Col. USAF, 90, Valley Falls, formerly of Hermann, MO, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at a Topeka hospital. He was born April 9, 1927, at Perth, the son of William and Hazel C. Wilson. He graduated from Wichita State University and Kelly Air Force Base. Don served for 33 years, first in the US Air Force …

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