Our wonderful friend, Karen Jakub, injured her leg in a fall on March 18, 2016. This was the same place that she injured it in a fall in August, 2015. Because of these two bad falls, Karen has developed cellulitis and she has been hospitalized twice with mega doses of antibiotic for the cellulitis. The mega doses of antibiotic has caused C Diff. (a specific kind of bacterial infection that causes mild to life-threatening forms of diarrhea and colitis). Right now, this is very serious for Karen. Her Infectious Disease Dr is treating her with two weeks of Flagyl for the diarrhea - C Diff. She is not in the hospital right now, but we never know from day to day what the news will be. She is very delicate right now and needs our prayers daily.
Love & Prayers for you Karen.. I think of you and pray for you daily and several times during the night. If I wasn't such a "weakling" I would be right there with you all those many days in the hospital.
Yes, these are actual pictures of her legs when she fell in March. Bless her heart!
174424 These photos are more than a year old, but it is good to see Paradise and the buildings from time to time - from year to year. Photos are courtesy of Steve Wallace. He grew up in Waldo and now lives in Victoria. Thank You Steve.
This picture should be used in a movie. →
I am always so impressed as to how neat and clean Paradise is kept. It is always so well groomed. Thank You to the Citizens who take the responsibility to keep it that way!
We always appreciate those that contribute to the Paradise Blog.
We need assistance from each of you
This was sent last week from "Star."
Thanks to Steve Thompson of the south Paradise Pride Committee we have
beautiful flowers growing on the east side of the black top. This really sets
the south side off from the rest of the dull, boring town. This took real
artistry to get the fresh flowers arranged properly. Main Street is nothing but
out of county and state vehicles while the regional news media have been
camping out on the edge of town. This is the most exciting April I can
remember. Fred Whitman who is the Russell County Sheriff said if he catches
anyone sitting on the flower pot they will be arrested and jailed.
"Thanks for every thing you do
for the Paradise Blog; I love to read it. In 1983, I had cancer of the
colon; surgery to remove the cancerous part of the colon and a colostomy [artifical opening] was made on my left side. The lower part of the colon was
removed plus the rectum, anus, etc. Fast forward to 2016, 33 years
later. I had emergency surgery on Feb.13; for an "impacted colon and a
hernia right below the colostomy." The doctor removed that part of my colon
and repaired the hernia and had to make a new colostomy farther up . It had
not "burst" or I would have really been in trouble. Back in 1983 I had no
chemo or radiation; just surgery to remove all of the cancer. Today, I
have___" no cancer"; just a very sore abdomen !!! Lois Bonar"
. 172092 172210 3-18-16 3-21-16 . I saw these wonderful pictures of our Paradise Water Tower on facebook this morning. I sent a message to the photographer, Rex Rosenberg, and asked for permission to post these on this blog. Yes, he gave me permission. His response . . . . . "Hello--
It was a real treat to have been able to do those photos that day. I've been by that place countless times over the years and have always wondered about it.
It's fine with me that you put my photos in the blog as long as they aren't modified in any way." . This is how he introduced the photos on facebook . . . .Rex Rosenberg . . . . . March 15 at 6:52pm"Although not intended, arrival time yesterday at the Paradise Water Tower was perfect. For many, many years I've wondered what the interior of that tower looked like and I finally got to find out. Some men working on the tower allowed a view inside while they worked." . These pictures are also on another link on facebook . . . . "Old, Abandoned and Interesting Places - Kansas." I'm not sure, but I'm thinking he might be the Creator of this link. His link and this link are both very interesting.
Penny Rounkers Loker, sent me a message on facebook on 2/16/16 saying . . . . .
"Please put something on the Paradise blog. Lois is in the hospital. She had surgery Sat. They found more cancer but hopefully they got it all. (Colon) She will be in ICU for a week. Please remember her in your thoughts and Prayers!!!" . .
I have been praying for Lois, but I evidently just forgot to put it on this blog. I came to put an update about Lois this morning and it hasn't been on the blog. I am so sorry! Penny, this is completely uncalled for and I will try to do better. Please keep sending me prayer requests and information.
This morning on facebook, Lois posted on facebook . . . .
"Thank you everyone for the visits, cards, flowers, food, and gifts of friendship that you have shown me since my "emergency " abdominal [colon] surgery on Feb. 13, 2016. I was in I.C.U. for one week, Re-Hab for another week and went home on Feb. 27th. I am able to do more each day and go to Re-Hab at the CORE twice a week. Thanks for the prayers!!!"
from this Earthly home to her spiritual home with Christ our Lord on Wednesday,
February 24, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. Born in Abilene, KS, she was a
daughter of the late Lilla Lucille Mondt and Howard Laughlin. She was also
preceded in death by her step-mother, Elaine Laughlin. Mrs. Byrd was a member of Living Water Baptist
Church and also attended Upward Christian Fellowship. She was a woman with a
“Servants Heart”. She was a dedicated servant to God, and a Christ centered
wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband worked for 14 years with the
Baptist Children’s Home of NC. Survivors include: her loving husband of 55
years, James R. Byrd; one son, Mark Byrd (Lori) of GA; two daughters, Kim Byrd
of SC, Wendi Page (Charles) of Flat Rock; five grandchildren, Jessica Roy
(Matthew), Katie and Jake Byrd, Whitney and Renee Page; two great-grandchildren,
Madison and Caroline Roy; one brother, Norman Laughlin (Connie) of
CA. A celebration of life will be held at 12 pm on
Saturday, February 27, 2016 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with
burial to follow in the park. The family will receive friends after the service
at Upward Christian Fellowship.
Eleanor (Eulert) Laubhan, 86 of Russell, Kansas, died January 29, 2016, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.
She was born Jan. 13, 1930, the daughter of Otto and Elsie (Reich) Eulert. She grew up in Rural Russell County and attended Paradise High School. She attended Ft Hays State University and taught school for a short time. She worked at various businesses in Russell. She worked as a bookkeeper at Laubhan Electric when she married Paul Laubhan on May 27, 1959. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2001. She was a longtime member of St John Lutheran church in Russell. She enjoyed her many pets throughout her life time.
Survivors include two sisters, Irene Schmidtberger, of Corpus Christi, Texas and Lynda Koelling of Paradise, Kansas; Two brothers, Lewis Eulert of Hays, Kansas and Don Eulert of Santa Ysabel, California.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister Joyce Gillett and a brother Harold Eulert.
Funeral services to honor Eleanor's life will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, February 04, 2016, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Private burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the Hays Humane Society and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.
Joe was born January 9, 1943 in Garden City, Kansas, the son of Joseph & Maxine (Ford) Zitnik. A lifetime resident of Wichita County, Kansas, he was an Educator with over thirty years experience serving and teaching in the Wichita County school system and a farmer/rancher.
Joe was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Leoti, Kansas. He had also served on the Board of Directors for Wichita County Schools and Area Mental Health.
Joe’s surviving family includes-
Van Zitnik- Overland Park, Kansas
Jasmine Zitnik- Fort Worth, Texas
Maxine Zitnik-Mills- Strickler- Leoti, Kansas
Charles & Carolyn Mills- Aurora, Colorado
Sheila & Gary Campas- Leoti, Kansas
Rita & Milton Beydler- Wiggins, Colorado
Dana Lieurance- Denver, Colorado
Andrew Joseph Zitnik- Overland Park, Kansas
His fathers, Joseph Zitnik and Govan Mills and a brother, Harley “Tuck” Mills, preceded him in death.
Vigil Services will be held at 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Leoti, Kansas.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Leoti, Kansas with Father Benjamin Martin officiating.
Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery in rural Wichita County, Kansas.
Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Tuesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials may be written to the Leoti EMT’s and mailed to: Price & Sons Funeral Home
Leoti, Kansas 67861
Michaelis, 80, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis
Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.
Amelia was born February 4,
1935 in Jetmore, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Strecker)
Schneider. They lived in the Jetmore area until the early 40’s when they moved
to Russell. Then in 1949 they moved to Paradise where she graduated from
Paradise High School.
Amelia was united in marriage
to Arnold “Arnie” Michaelis on April 1, 1956 in Russell. This union was blessed
with five children; Jeffrey, Randall, Roxanne, Judith and Jerry. They lived in
the Russell area until 1962 when they moved to Gorham. Then in 1966 they moved to Paradise
until 1974 when they returned to Russell.
Amelia was a devoted wife and
homemaker. She also worked at several local restuarants and stores. She was
a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and the Russell V.F.W. Ladies
Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, cross stitching, reading, playing
the piano, baking, auctions, shopping, going to the grandchildren’s activities,
KC Royals baseball games, vacations to the National Bowling tournament,
attending IMCA-sanctioned racing events, and watching KU Basketball.
Surviving family include her
husband of 59 years, Arnie of the home; sons, Jeffrey Michaelis (Janelle) and
Jerry Michaelis all of Russell, Kansas; daughters, Roxanne Young (Scott) and
Judith Riebel (Perry) all of Russell, Kansas; sisters, Catherine Barnes of Dodge
City, Kansas and Alta Weigel of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Anglea
Carter, Brittany Michaelis, Nathan Wheelock, Joshua Noonan, Caitlin Young and
Amanda Michaelis, and one great grandson Gavin Height. She was preceded in
death by her parents, son Randall, six brothers ( Schneider), Lloyd, Victor,
John, Clarence, Rueben and Dean and five sisters, Viola Maier, Ruth Gerhardt, Edna
Propp, Helen Stephens and Elnora Schwein.
Celebration of Amelia’s Life
will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Otterbein United
Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, with
the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorials have
been established with Otterbein Building Fund or V.F.W. #6240 Ladies Auxiliary.
Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who
is in charge of these arrangements.
From Will Haworth . . . . . "It was good to talk with Arlin's wife this evening. They are now living in Lebanon, MO with her daughter I think. Some around there are specialists in the therapy Arlin needs. He is able to eat some foods now and is working at talking and improving use of his arm and leg on that side. We keep them in our prayers. I do have the address..." 1424 Ryan Lebanon, MO 65536
Clara Grace (Gillett)
Mullender, 93, of Waldo, Kansas passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015
at the Parkview Care Center in Osborne, Kansas. Grace was born may 22, 1922 on the family farm
near Waldo, the daughter of Fred and Violet (Tabler) Gillett. She grew up in the
rural Waldo area and graduated from Waldo High School. Grace was united in marriage to Werle C.
Mullender on May 22, 1940 in Osborne. This union was blessed with three
children; Vanan, Marla and Janis. They made their home on a farm north of Waldo.
Werle preceded her in death on August 3, 2002. Grace was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was
always helping Werle on the farm. She also drove the school bus for Waldo -
Paradise School District # 399 for many years. She was a member of the Waldo
United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed collecting
rocks, fishing and doing crafts. Surviving family include her son, Vanan
Mullender (Brenda) of Waldo, Kansas; daughters, Marla Brumbalow and Janis Harp
(Charles) all of Waldo, Kansas; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Rex Gillett and Max
Gillett, and a granddaughter Collette Harp. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 AM
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Vincent Cemetery north of Waldo. There will be
no visitation. A Memorial has been established with the Waldo Senior Center.
Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who
is in charge of these arrangements.
Scroll down to Sept. 2 to get the first updates. The first information is at the bottom, thus you have to scroll up to read the updates in order. From Arlin's College roommate, Will Haworth, 9-13-14 . . . . . . "Arlin & Joann Chesney 1005 N. Lafayette Brownsville, TN 38012
Many cards are getting to Arlin. He is remaining in the hospital for rehab . . intensive rehab . . . for the present time. He got the NG tube out of his nose and his feeding tube into his stomach is working. Getting the NG tube out of nose and throat help in trying to talk. He is getting Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and swalling. There have been cards that come from the post on the Paradise blog . . . and that has been a real blessing to him."
Thank You to each of you for sending cards to Arlin. Paradise always shows their support, their love and their concerns. We appreciate you very much.
I am in the process of adding pictures by Greg Rud.
I have been interrupted and will finish ASAP! Sorry that I am so slow!
I am in the middle of income taxes right now. Since I was ill the first of the year, I didn't make the April deadline, so working on the Oct. deadline. Will get back to these wonderful pictures - and more - after the taxes are completed.