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Arthur Ray “Art” Morrell Jr. died April 14, 2015 at Elm Grove Estates, Hutchinson. He was born in Centerville, Kan., to Arthur and Eva Burkhead Morrell Nov. 1, 1934. He married Nina Pelton in Dodge City Dec. 5, 1953. She survives.
Other survivors include his sons, Stephen (Brenda), Castleton, David, Phoenix, AZ, Lance (Patty), Hutchinson, Kelly (Ginger), Arlington, and Barry and companion Lonnie, Arlington; a sister, Virginia Carrington, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
He loved working in his woodshop making gifts for his family and especially for his grandchildren. He was very creative and turned that toward making his gifts. He was also active in the Hutchinson Moose Lodge for many years and attained the Fellow Degree.
He always said the best present he could get was being with his family. He loved getting together with all of them.
Cremation is planned. Friends may sign the memorial book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Chaplain Bill Eichelberger presiding. Inurnment will follow at Arlington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home. To leave a message for the family, visit: www.PenwellGabelHutchinson.com.

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Anna Mae Carrel ~ 11-04-1924 to 12-4-2022

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Linn County News Published December 7, 2022 Anna Mae Carrel, 98, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Anna was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Mound City, Kan., to Fred M. and Mary C. (Hollister) Smith. She was united in... [More]

Kathryn Elaine “Kathy” Newcome ~ 03-14-1959 to 12-01-2022

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Linn County News Published December 7, 2022   Kathryn Elaine "Kathy" Newcome passed away Thursday Dec. 1, 2022. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Richland Cemetery. Visitation will... [More]

Linda S. Rios ~ 11-11-1959 to 11-14-2022

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Linn County News Published December 7, 2022   Linda S. Rios, age 63, of Mound City, Kan., passed away in Olathe, Kan., on Nov. 14, 2022. There are no services scheduled. Online condolences may be left at www.schneiderfuneral.com.

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SPECIAL: Blood Drive coming up

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NOTICE: There will be a blood drive at the Catholic Hall in Mound City from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13

Sentencing in robbery case continued

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In a sentencing hearing set for Friday, Dec. 2, Robert Woody III appeared in Linn County District Court in front of Judge Andrea Purvis, but instead of sentencing being handed down, the defense requested a continuance. Defense counsel Craig Cole noted his client had just brought... [More]

Short term solution to landfill issue possible

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Discussions at Monday’s Linn County Commissioner’s meeting turned to the landfill issue and the fact that, as it currently sits, the landfill is only a year and half out from closing. During Monday’s discussions, Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun... [More]

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Prairie View wrestling has success at Steve Leslie Invitational

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The Prairie View wrestling team traveled to Pleasant Hill on Dec. 2 and 3 to compete in the Steve Leslie Invitational. The boys’ team had three wrestlers place in the top four while the girls’ team had two wrestlers place in the top four. Kimmy Eastwood wrestled... [More]

Blu-Jays split runaway season openers

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Pleasanton basketball teams began their season Friday with a split varsity decision at Prairie Village-Kansas City Christian (KCC), the girls winning 39-19 while the boys took a 60-31 loss. Both teams now have two games upcoming at this week’s early-season round-robin... [More]

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