LARRY GOODIN

 LARRY GOODIN
 Larry Goodin, 68, Concordia, died Thurs. Feb. 6, 2014, at Baldwin City, Kan.  Larry was born Nov. 14, 1945 to Claude and Alice (Maurer) Goodin in Alameda, Calif. The family moved to French Camp, Calif., where he attended grammar school and on to Manteca Union High School, graduating in 1963. Larry then enlisted in the US Navy and married Rhea Kristien; then Margaret O'Donald, raising one stepson, Jeff.
 In 1984, he met and married Kay Bauer who preceded him in death. They were married 29 years.
 Larry spent most of his Navy duties on board ship. He was aboard the USS Cimarron, the USS Koelsch, the USS Okinawa and the USS Marques, with many tours to Vietnam and Subic Bay. He also served one assignment with a Senior Training Group in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and ran the NCO Club at that base.
 Larry retired from the Navy as a Master Chief  in 1984 after 20 years serving his country. He moved to Manteca, Calif. And then to French Camp, Calif., where he went to work for Alameda County, working his way up to Supervisor of Buildings and Plant Maintenance. One of the buildings he supervised was the newly built Santa Rita Jail where he had the privilege of working with his father for a few months. After his retirement in 2003, he and Kay moved to Concordia, Kan. Kay died early in 2013. Larry fell in love again with his current best friend, Patsy Owen.
 Survivors include: Aunt Elsie Bush, Sparks, Nev.; stepson Jeff O'Donald, Dalton, Ga.; two sisters, Vivian (Bob) Rinker, Shoreline, Wash. & Janis (Don) Feland, Dill City, Okla.; one brother Bill (Nancy) Goodin, Milton, Fla.  Many nephews and nieces.
 Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Nutter Mortuary Chapel, Concordia, Kan. with Pastor David Redmond officiating.
 Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Nutter Mortuary. Family will be present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Concordia Wesleyan Church or Wounded Warriors Foundation. Graveside Services, with U.S. Navy Military Honors will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
 Online condolences please visit  nuttermortuary@yahoo.com
Nutter Mortuary in charge of arrangements, 116 E. 6th  , Concordia, KS 66901.

OBITUARIES

RICHARD F. DIERS

 Concordia Funeral Services for Richard F. Diers, age 100, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the McDonald Funeral Home in Beloit with burial in Greenwood Union Cemetery at Hunter. Richard died Wednesday. Survivors are his fiancée, Rosella Hubert, Concordia; daughter,... [More]

LARRY E. MACHEN

   Larry E. Machen, age 79 of Concordia, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia. Arrangements are pending with Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home.

TONY FOSTER

 Tony Foster, 70, Topeka, formerly of Belleville, died Dec. 29, 2013. Graveside inurnment services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Little River Cemetery in Little River, Kan. These services are under the direction of Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville,... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Sign-up has begun for disaster assistance

 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that starting April 15, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.  "We implemented these programs in... [More]

For the record 4-16-14

Sheriff's Dept. Report Arrests—Deputies arrested Mark Fraser, Concordia, April 15, charging him with Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, Theft and Trespassing. Fraser was transported to Cloud County Corrections. Deputies arrested Eric Johnson, Concordia, April 15, charging... [More]

Heart Choices banquet is May 1 at Motherhouse

The Annual Heart Choices Spring Banquet will be May 1 at the Nazareth Motherhouse, 13th and Washington, in Concordia. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meal will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a program which will highlight activities and events that have taken place throughout... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Rall pitches T-Birds past Pratt

thumb

 The Cloud County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk Conference Western Division doubleheader with Pratt Tuesday at the Concordia Sports Complex. Cloud County won the first game, 4-1. Pratt outslugged the Thunderbirds 13-12 in the second game. Jesse Rall limited... [More]

Concordia girls finish fourth

ELLSWORTH — Megan James, Molly Adams and Maggie Lambert  recorded first-place finishes to help the Concordia Panthers to a fourth-place finish in the Ellsworth Invitational track and field meet Tuesday. James won the pole vault by clearing 9-0. She also placed sixth... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos