DR. DeWAYNE HOFER

 DR. DeWAYNE HOFER
 Dr. DeWayne Dale Hofer, age 76, of Prescott, Ariz., passed away on May 12, 2013.
 He is predeceased by his father, Michael P. Hofer.
 DeWayne is survived by his loving wife Barbara of 50 years. They were married in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 1, 1962.
 DeWayne is fondly remembered by mother Mary of Clive, Iowa; sister, Joan (Tom) Nielsen of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister, Darleen (Cal) Schwandt of Clive, Iowa; son, Barry (Anne) of Eden Prairie, Minn.; son, Scott of Kansas City, Mo.; grandsons, Andrew, Thomas and Mark; and other friends and family.
 DeWayne was born in Bridgewater, S.D., in 1936. He graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1954 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in pre-med from Dakota Wesleyan University in 1958; a B.S.M.D. from the University of South Dakota in 1960 and a doctor of medicine from Northwestern University in 1962.
 After serving his country in the United States Air Force, DeWayne enjoyed a successful medical career in Radiology.
 One of DeWayne's passions was serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through his church. He was eternally grateful for the blessings bestowed upon him and enjoyed a life of helping those less fortunate. Another passion was his family. There was no greater joy than supporting his sons, and more recently his grandsons, in all of their chosen pursuits.
 DeWayne loved the outdoors. Raised on a farm in rural South Dakota, he was always drawn to nature, whether it was landscaping at his longtime home in Concordia, Kan., or the natural scenery in his retirement home of Prescott, Ariz. He and Barbara enjoyed traveling and were fortunate to have seen much of the world.
 Visitation will be held at Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St., Prescott, Ariz., on Friday, May 17, from 4-6 p.m.
 A memorial service of remembrance will be held at the First Baptist Church of Prescott, 148 S. Marina St., Prescott, Ariz., on Saturday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Chris Inman officiating. A reception will follow. Interment will take place at a later date in Freeman, S.D.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Prescott, c/o "DeWayne Hofer Memorial."

OBITUARIES

AUGUST M. "GUS" BOHM

thumb

 AUGUST M. "GUS" BOHM  August M. "Gus" Bohm of Wichita passed away on March 4, 2015, at the age of 93 after a long illness.  Visitation with the family will be from 2-4 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015. Rosary will be at 6 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015; Funeral Mass will... [More]

JAMES PHILIP GRANT

JAMES PHILIP GRANT Sept. 5, 1934-Feb. 21, 2015  James Philip Grant was born in Junction City, Kan., to Richard and Mary (Kreynest) Grant. He was the youngest of seven children. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Vopat on May 31, 1958, at St. Peter's Church in Aurora,... [More]

MONA ANDERSEN

 MONA ANDERSEN  Mona Andersen, age 62, passed away at her home in Jamestown, Kan., on Sunday, March 1, 2015, peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born on Aug. 9, 1952, in Concordia, Kan., to Leonard & Kathryn (Kempkes) Swiercinsky.  Mona graduated from... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Courthouse 3-6-15

District Court CRIMINAL Logan Dewayne Newell appeared March 3 and was found Guilty and convicted of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $100 and alcohol/drug testing fee... [More]

For the record 3-6-15

Police Dept. Report Arrest—Officers arrested a 15-year-old juvenile at 1:20 p.m., March 5, in the 400 block of West 10th charging him with sexual battery and sexual exploitation of a child. He was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City. Fire Dept./EMS... [More]

Commission commemorates CCCC anniversary

By Jessica LeDuc Blade Staff Writer  At a brief meeting Wednesday night, the Concordia City Commission signed a proclamation commemorating Cloud County Community College’s 50th anniversary. The College was founded on January 28, 1965, and began classes in February... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Panthers blitz Cowboys, advance to title game

COLBY — Led by Cooper Holmes and Ian Nordell, the Concordia Panthers took the first step toward a return trip to the state tournament by rolling over Goodland 69-40 in the opening round of the Class 4A-Division II sub-state Thursday night. Holmes, a 6-4 junior, and Nordell,... [More]

Conqs shoot down T-Birds, 81-62

thumb

WICHITA — Round three went to the hot-shooting Dodge City Conquistadors. Dodge City, which had split a pair of Jayhawk Conference Western Division games with Cloud County during the regular season, shot 58 percent (32 of 55) on its way to an 81-62 victory over the Thunderbirds... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos