WILLIAM M. "BILL" RINEHART JR.

 WILLIAM M. "BILL" RINEHART JR.
 William M. "Bill" Rinehart Jr., 86, of Junction City, retired U.S.A.F. TechSgt., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his home. Bill was born July 10, 1927, at Concordia, the son of William M. and Ruby O. Bumgardner Rinehart Sr. He attended schools in Concordia and Junction City, then joined the U.S. Navy in WWII. He later joined the United States Air Force. He served in three wars, WWII, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. He retired as a TechSgt in 1968. After retirement from the military, he served as manager of the Earl L. Jones VFW Post #1594 in Grand View Plaza for 35 years, retiring in 2003.
 Bill was an active outdoorsman who loved to create habitat for wild birds. He also was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed gardening.
 Bill was a member of the VFW, as well as the American Legion Post #45 of Junction City.
 Survivors include: three sons, Mike Rinehart and wife Sherry, Topeka, Nick Rinehart and wife Angie, Junction City, and Ronnie Blagg, Wichita Falls, Texas; three daughters, Toni Rinehart-Grillo, Tucson, Ariz., Tonya Rinehart-Crosson, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Carol Reed-Thornton, Nashville, Tenn.; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Junction City. Burial will be 2 p.m., on Wednesday, at Oakland Cemetery, west of Miltonvale. The family will greet friends beginning at 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. or the "Wounded Warriors Project", sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, 203 N. Washington, Junction City, Kansas 66441. www.penwellgabeljunctioncity.com.

OBITUARIES

JoANN A. KRAGER

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JoANN A. KRAGER  JoAnn A. Krager, age 74, Concordia, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia.  She was born on July 15, 1940, in Concordia, Kan., to John W. & Hazel (Forney) Balderston.  JoAnn graduated from Miltonvale High School.... [More]

RUTH ALKIRE

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RUTH ILENE ALKIRE  Ruth Ilene (Beden) Alkire, age 90, of Concordia, Kan., died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina. She was born Feb. 5, 1924, to Albert and Elsie (Barker) Beden at Barnes, Kan.  Ruth graduated from Concordia High School... [More]

BESSIE HOLECHEK

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BESSIE ARLENE (HEINA) HOLECHEK  Bessie Arlene (Heina) Holechek, 85, Concordia, died Oct. 21, 2014, at Sunset Home. Born June 13, 1929, at Cuba, Kan. to John and Frances (Havel) Heina.  Married Kenneth Holechek April 18, 1948. He survives, with sons, Daryl and Roger;... [More]

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NEWS

Courthouse 10-24-14

District Court CRIMINAL  Lucas Ray Lintz appeared Oct. 23 and was found Guilty and convicted of Disorderly Conduct. He was sentenced to the custody of the Cloud County Jail for 10 days and ordered to pay a fine of $50, attorney fees of $42 and the costs of this action, $158.... [More]

Courthouse 10-23-14

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SPORTS

T-Birds beat Colby

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 The Cloud County Thunderbirds notched a fifth straight Jayhawk Conference Western Division volleyball win by dropping Butler Community College 3-1 Monday night in Bryant Gymnasium. Cloud County has rattled off five wins in a row since a loss to Seward County, and is now... [More]

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