Wednesday, June 28, 2017



Dru Daniel Miller, 36, of Gorham, Kansas
passed away Friday, June 16, 2017
after a yearlong courageous battle with brain cancer,
with his family by his side.
Dru was born July 17, 1980 in Owasso, Michigan, the son of Duane and Donnie Miller.  He grew up in Opelousas, Louisiana and graduated from Acadiana Preparatory School.  He then attended three years at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette before graduating from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations.
Dru met and fell in love with Jenna Stout on the set of the FHSU television station and was united in marriage on September 25, 2004 in Russell.  This union was blessed with six children; Conner, Christian, Janessa, Malachi, Matthias and Jenson.  They have made their home in Gorham.
Dru was a District Manager for Cochran Chemical Company since 2013.  Before that he worked in sales for Rural Tel and NexTech.  He was a member of the St. Philomena’s Chapel of Gorham.  He served on the Gorham City Council, the Gorham Community Development Association, revived the Gorham Street Dance and was instrumental in the new Gorham City Park.  He enjoyed coaching his children’s softball and baseball teams, fishing, and cheering on his beloved New Orleans Saints. He was an avid sports fan. Dru was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and godfather. He was always zealous in his traditional Catholic faith.
Dru is survived by his wife Jenna of the home: children, Conner Miller (11), Christian Miller (10), Janessa Miller (8), Malachi Miller (6), Matthias Miller (4) and Jenson Miller (2); father, Duane Miller of Russell; sister, Micah (Miller) Becker (Ryan) of Russell: In-laws Will & Patti Stout of Natoma; Brothers-in-law Shane Stout, Derek Schutte, and Ryan Becker; Sisters-in-law Mari Jo Stout, Diana Schutte, and Michelle Stout; 7 nieces, 2 nephews, and a nephew on the way.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Donnie Miller; brother, David Miller, and nephew and godson, Dyron Schutte.
A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Gorham Senior Center.  Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Gorham.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell.  A Vigil and Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Mortuary.  A Memorial Fund has been established as Dru Miller Medical Fund.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017



Lloyd Dean Elliott

Dean ElliottLloyd Dean Elliott, 91, of Waldo, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas.
Dean was born on December 14, 1925 to Lloyd Elvin and Barbara Ruth (Herrick) Elliott. He grew up on the family farm near Waldo and graduated from the Covert High School in May 1943. He was married to Verna Viola McReynolds on February 10, 1946. Dean worked all of his life as a farmer/stockman in the Waldo area. He was involved in the Osborne County Sheep Association, served on the township board, and was an active member of the Waldo United Methodist Church.
Surviving family include his children, Richard Elliott (Catherine) of Waldo, Shirley Welk (Harold) of Hutchinson, and Kendall Elliott (Vickie) of Russell, nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and sister, Marilyn Hoopes (Larry) of Wichita.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Verna; and daughter, Cynthia.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10 AM at the Waldo United Methodist Church in Waldo, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Natoma Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday, June 20 from 2 PM to 8 PM at Clark-Gashaw Mortuary in Osborne, Kansas and Wednesday from 9 AM to service time at the church in Waldo. The family will be present to greet friends Wednesday morning.

Memorials may be given to the Waldo United Methodist Church or the Waldo Senior Center in care of Clark-Gashaw Mortuary in Osborne, Kansas who is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Monday, June 5, 2017



    June 10 at A Fairport Knight 
    Main Street in Fairport!

    The George Brothers 

    (Country, red dirt, comedy)

    Please bring your lawn chairs.
    Beer garden, soda, and water! 
    Popcorn also.

    for making this concert possible.

    Able Bail Bonds/Shawn Baltazor/Salina
    Barbs Bail Bonds/JoAnn Hashenberger/Natoma
    Bar S Ranch/Stielow & Dickerson families/Paradise
    Comfort Pro. Inc./Barry Stalcup/Russell
    Community Bank of the Midwest/ Otis
    Descendants of WR & Edna Bricker
    Fossil Creek Inn & Suites/Barry Carter/ Russell
    Gorham Telephone Co./Gorham
    Hammersmith Electric/Gorham
    Lanas Flower Company/Lana & Mickey/Russell
    Laurence Schlyer/Recycler/Russell
    Lone Wolf/Eric McQuade/Hays
    Meridys Restaurant/Russell
    R B Electric/ Gorham
    Rohleder Auction & Realty/ Russell
    Rural Routes Photography/Greg Rud/Lucas
    Russell County Eco Development & CVB/Russell
    Russell Livestock/Russell
    Schremmer Auction & Realty/Great Bend
    Stein's Designs/Brian Steinert/Russell
    Victoria Lumber Co./Victoria