Linda A. Witt

Linda A Witt passed away on August 16, 2017, at Rapid City Reginal Hospital after a short illness, with her family at her side.

Linda was born June 4th 1942 at her home north of Rushville, to Elda and Freda (Gottier) Witt.

Linda attended grade school at Piety Hill. After consolidation she attended District 43, and graduated 8th grade.

Linda graduated from Rushville High School in 1959.

She then went to work for Ed Hollstein for a few years. Then Linda started her career at the Sheridan


Leslie Howard Byrne

Leslie Howard Byrne, 72, died Aug. 17, 2017, in Rapid City, S.D., Les was born July 3, 1945, at home in Vetal, S.D., to Howard and Helen (Hockenbary) Byrne.

Les grew up in the Harrington area attending school at Harrington and Todd County. Les married Beverly Ward on May 20, 1968. To this union were born Joe, Travis (Melisa), Todd (Jimi) and Trent (Melissa). Les was drafted into the military in 1968 and was stationed in Korea. After his military service, he returned home to Martin and worked


Dorine Lee (Dietel) Lewin

Dorine Lee (Dietel) Lewin died Aug. 17, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Neb. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Burial was at Beaver Valley Cemetery.

Dorine was born on Oct. 5, 1922, in northwest Sheridan County at her grandparents (Chalupa) homestead in Beaver Valley.

She was the first child and only daughter born to the Walter and Wilma (Chalupa) Dietel. She grew up on the Dietel homestead and attended Beaver


Florence Marie Hindman

April 30, 1933 – August 13, 2017

Florence Marie Hindman, age 84, of Hay Springs, Neb., passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, surrounded by the love of her family and the caring staff at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home.

Florence was born on April 30, 1933, in Rushville, Neb., the third child of Valentine Andrew and Mary Wilhelmina (Bos) Nadobny, joining her sister Margaret Ann (Dreyer) and brother William Albert, with younger brother John Valentine born in 1937.  She grew up on several


Evelyn Marie Weber

March 20, 1925 - Aug. 14, 2017

Evelyn Marie Weber passed away at St. Anthony’s North Health Campus in Westminster, Colo., at the age of 92.  Evelyn was born on March 20, 1925, to Gerald and Anna (Cunningham) Hines.  As a girl, she lived in Tuthill, S.D., with her parents and six siblings.  She attended Merriman Public High School and graduated with honors.  Evelyn was united in marriage to Don Oran Weber on June 13, 1942.  They were blessed with four children and


Shirley F. Butler

Shirley F. Butler was born Sept. 29, 1935, in the family home of Ralph Sr. and Nan Heaton Strotheide of Hay Springs, Neb., and passed away on Aug. 8, 2017, in Rapid City, S.D. She attended grade school in rural Sheridan County near the family ranch.

After graduating from high school in 1952, she attended Chadron State College and began teaching at age 16. After three years of teaching, she was married to James B. (Bud) Johnson of Hay Springs, Neb. To this union, three sons were born &ndash


Dorothy D. Leui

Dorothy D. Leui passed away on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, after a long illness.  She had been residing at the Belle Fourche Health Care Center for the last four years.

Dorothy was born on Sept. 4, 1930, in Valentine, Neb.  She went to Teacher’s College in NE and often worked at Central School as a substitute teacher. She married Donald Leui in 1952 and worked and served alongside him at their wheat farm in western Bennett County.  She was warm and loving and extended compassion


Paul Calkins

Paul Calkins, 85, formerly of Gordon, Neb., currently of Bel Aire, Kan., passed away on Aug. 10, 2017.  Paul was born on Feb. 21, 1932, in Sidney, Neb., to Ralph and Anna Merle Calkins (Van Fleet).

He attended Hay Springs schools and joined the Navy in November of 1950. Paul was stationed in Japan during the Korean War on the USS Jason and was honorably discharged in August of 1954. Upon returning, he was united in marriage to Paula Marie Rittscher on Sept. 25, 1954. They had two


Zane Lipps

Jan. 2, 1993 - Aug. 8, 2017

Zane Lipps, 24, of Axtell, Neb. and formerly of Hay Springs, passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on Aug. 8, 2017.

Zane was born on Jan. 2, 1993, to Walter and Jolene (Peters) Lipps. Zane was the New Year’s Baby that year. He was the youngest of five children.

Zane attended Mirage Flats District 30 until the fifth grade when they transferred to Hay Springs until the end of his eighth grade year when he became very sick. He left Hay Springs


Zane Lipps

Funeral services for Zane Lipps of Axtell, Neb., formerly of Hay Springs, Neb., will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Hay Springs, Neb., with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Hay Springs, Neb.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Lipps passed away on Aug. 8, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney


Kaye F. Jensen Frye

Kaye F. Jensen Frye, age 82, peacefully left this earth to go to heaven on the evening of July 25, 2017.  For 57 years she and her husband Gary had lived on the ranch north of Ashby.  She had resided for the past two years at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs.

Kaye was born in North Platte, Neb., on Feb. 9, 1935, to Lewis and Ruth Hawkins Jensen; they welcomed her brother John, a couple years later.  They lived and grew up north of Arthur, Neb.  Kaye lost her dad to a tragic hay


Maxine Alberta Sandoz Hooker

Jan. 21, 1923 – July 21, 2017

Funeral services will be held for Maxine Alberta Sandoz Hooker, age 94, at 10 a.m. on July 29, 2017, at St. Patrick’s Church in Chadron.  Maxine was born on Jan. 21, 1923 in Rushville, Neb., to Constant and Mathilda (Peterson) Sandoz.  She passed away on July 21, 2017, at her residence in Littleton, Colo.

Maxine grew up on the Constant Sandoz ranch in Sheridan County.  She was an active child who loved to ride horses and explore the

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