JAMES H. NORRIS

 JAMES H. NORRIS
 James H. Norris, son of Lloyd Norris and Edith (Smith) Norris, was born Oct. 23, 1926, at Norway, Kan., and passed away on July 27, 2013, at Belleville, Kan., at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 4 days.
James graduated from Norway High School in 1943. He served with the Naval Air Corps during World War II. He was united to marriage to Iva Gray on Dec. 28, 1952, and to this union three sons and one daughter were born. Iva passed away on Sept. 6, 1996. He was united in marriage to Helen I. Starr Mosher on Sept. 30, 2000. He was a corn farmer all of his life in the Norway, Kan., community.
 He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Concordia, Kan., Belleville Masonic Lodge No. 129 AF & AM, Ophel Chapter No. 115 Order of Eastern Star, Belleville, Kan., VFW Post No. 3722, Belleville, Kan., Albert Isaacson-James Larsen-Robert Sjolander American Legion Post No. 193, Scandia, Kan., Belleville Flyers Club, Kansas and Nebraska Ham radio operators club, Corn Growers of Kansas, Norway Fire Department and Norway Cemetery Board.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Edith Norris, wife, Iva Norris, daughter, Jean Wessling, brother, Arnold Norris, sister, Ruby Moravek.
 He is survived by his wife, Helen I. Norris of Norway, Kan., three sons, James W. (Amy) Norris of Concordia, Kan., Donald Norris and friend Judy Williams of Arlington, Texas, Lloyd (Trish) Norris of Salina, Kan.; four stepsons, Roger D. (Mary) Mosher of Wichita, Kan., Gerold L. (Jane) Mosher of Kansas City, Mo., Alan D. (Jackie) Mosher of Overland Park, Kan., Andrew P. Mosher of Deadwood, S.D.; son-in-law, Gerald Wessling of Beloit, Kan.; two grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and four great-stepgrandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Concordia, Kan., conducted by the Rev. Joseph Koechner.
Interment will be in Norway Cemetery, Norway, Kan.
Graveside services by Ophel Chapter No. 115, Order of Eastern Star, Masonic Graveside service by Belleville Masonic Lodge No. 129 AF & AM, military graveside service by Albert Isaacson-James Larsen-Robert Sjolander American Legion Post No. 193, Scandia, Kan.
Memorials may be given to Norway Community Hall, American Cancer Society or Salvation Army.
Friends may call on Monday from 1-9 p.m., Tuesday, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan., where the family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.
Online condolences and information at www.bachelor-surber.com.
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan., in charge of arrangements.

OBITUARIES

LAWRENCE "LARRY" FORSYTHE

thumb

 LAWRENCE "LARRY" FORSYTHE  Lawrence "Larry" D. Forsythe Jr., 74, of rural Neodesha, passed away at his home Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. At his request, his body has been given to the University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Cell... [More]

ARTHUR "ART" MILLER

thumb

 ARTHUR "ART" MILLER  Arthur “Art” Miller, age 71, Concordia, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Via Christi-St. Francis Campus, Wichita.  He was born on June 21, 1943, in rural Lincoln, Kan., to Irvin Arthur Sr. and Jo L. (Shaw) Miller.  Art served... [More]

JOHN T. MEYERS

 JOHN T. MEYERS  John Thomas Meyers, age 94, of Clifton, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Park Villa Nursing Home, Clyde, Kan. He was born Oct. 31, 1919, to Harold and Helen (Casey) Meyers in Phillipsburg, N.J. He was a chemist lab technician for a pharmaceutical... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

County board approves hauling contract

 Cloud County board of commissioners Monday approved a new solid waste hauling contract for 2015 with PJ Owen of Owen Trucking. The vote followed a discussion with Owen and Solid Waste director Mike Hake.  Because of increased costs, the contract price for 2015 will... [More]

Courthouse 8-26-14

District Court CRIMINAL Jace A. Moore appeared Aug. 25 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Registration and No Liability Insurance. For the no registration violation, he was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $108, and... [More]

For the record 8-26-14

Police Dept. Report Arrests—Officers responded to the 2200 block of Campus Drive at 6:20 p.m., Aug. 25, and upon investigation arrested Henrique Farias de Lima Rosa, 22, of Brazil for Criminal Damage to Property and Discharge of a BB Gun within city limits. He was cited... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Local gymnasts compete

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gymnasts representing the Concordia Gymnastics Center competed in the 2014 Junior Olympics.  Katie Thompson, Concordia, captured first place in the all-around in the Level 7, 18-year-old division. She was first on the bars, first in the floor exercise,... [More]

Blues advance to semifinals of state tournament

WATHENA – The Concordia Blues advanced to the semifinals of the Class AA State American Legion baseball tournament with a 9-6 win over Larned here last night. The Blues are one of just two unbeaten teams remaining in the double elimination tournament. Fort Scott, also unbeaten... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos