Daily Archives: July 8, 2017

Medallion has been found by Kerri Hunter

Sumner Newscow report — The 2017 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion has been found. Kerri Hunter found the Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion at the intersection of 3rd and Ash on Saturday afternoon. We will have the full details of her win and the explanation of the clues soon.

Brian Weikal, 44, formerly of Wellington: March 19, 1973 – June 22, 2017

Brian Weikal

Brian Keith Weikal, formerly of Wellington, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home in Rock Island, Illinois at the age of 44.

Brian was born the son of Robert “Bob” and Karla (Jordan) Weikal on Monday, March 19, 1973 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He attended schools in Wellington, Kansas and enjoyed a long career managing various fast food restaurants. 

Survivors include his mother, Karla Weikal; sister, Lori McCanse and her husband Caesar; sister, Michelle Weikal all of Wellington, Kansas; brother, Chris Weikal and his wife Megan of Wichita, Kansas, nieces and nephews: Spencer Weikal of Wellington, Kansas, Ceontez McCanse, Caeressa McCanse both of Wichita, Kansas, Chaviyah McCanse of Wellington, Kansas, Nicholas Weikal and his wife Kendra, Marissa Brown, Brooke Brown and Triston Brown all of Wellington, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bob” Weikal. 

Sumner Newscow Precipitation table: July 8, 2017 report

Wilbur (Wil) Ford, U.S. Navy LCDR Ret: Nov. 20, 1933 – July 6, 2017

Commander Wilbur (Wil) Ford, 83 of Baldwin City, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

He was born November 30, 1933 at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, the Son of John H. and Ethel (Carlisle) Ford.  He grew up in Medicine Lodge Area and Graduated from Medicine Lodge High School in 1951.  He then Graduated from Kansas State University in 1955.

Wilbur joined the United States Navy in 1955 as an Naval Aviator and had flown 8,000+ flight hours in 9 different types of aircraft.  A great number of these flights flown were Classified Missions, meaning that he could not tell family or friends about the flights.

So when he was assigned with the Pacific Fleet Manned Spacecraft Recovery Team out of Hawaii, where he helped recover Astronauts from Apollo 9 thru Apollo 15 Moon Missions, he was able to talk about the Missions as they were unclassified.

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