Archive for September, 2019

Jason Monty

Jason L. Monty age 45 passed away at Simpson, KS, September 17, 2019. He was born at Mitchell County Hospital January 17, 1974 to Doug and Dee Monty of Beloit, KS. He married Becky Siegrist of Simpson, Kansas on July 22, 1995. They made their home in Simpson, KS.

Jason worked at Asherville elevator in Asherville, KS for over 22 years. He was a volunteer firefighter for 17 years for MCO District 1.

He loved building and driving derby cars and race cars with his family and friends. He loved to go hunting & fishing.

Jason was an avid bowler and enjoyed going to tournaments with his bowling team.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Laverne & Susie Monty of Beloit and Richard and Dorinda Colby of Beloit, Father in law Bill Siegrist of Simpson.

He was survived by wife, Becky of the home and son Austin of Beloit; parents, Doug & Dee Monty of Beloit; brother Jeff Monty (Heather) of Beloit; mother-In-Law Berta Lou Siegrist Simpson, KS; his best friends, Peanut and Buddy; brothers-in-law, Bill (Arlene) Siegrist, Dan (Terry) Siegrist, Bruce (Sandy) Siegrist, and David (Michelle) Siegrist; sister-in-law, Deb Siegrist; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM Saturday, September 21 at the Beloit First Christian Church. Visitation will be from 1-8 PM Friday, September 20 at the Roberts Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Family Expense Fund.

Job Opening – Firefighter- Hays Fire Department


Firefighter 2019

Firefighter Memorabilia & Surplus Gear Benefit Auction

October 19th – 10:00 a.m.
Kickapoo Township Fire Department


Larry Ray Smart

Larry Ray Smart Larry Ray Smart, 68, Burlingame, Kansas died peacefully September 7, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family.

Larry was born June 10, 1951 in Topeka, the son of Faye Byron Smart and Irene Louie Salsbury Smart. He spent the first few years of his life in Carbondale before the family moved to Osage City. While attending Osage City High School, Larry worked for his father at the Vickers filling station and doing custom wheat harvest. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1969. After graduation he worked for Benner Williams in Osage and joined the Army Reserves. Larry then worked for nine years at Santa Fe in Topeka. When he left Santa Fe, he started his own construction company and built and remodeled homes. Larry was a gifted, self-taught artist and craftsman and over the years designed and built many beautiful cabinets and furniture pieces, some of which included his own custom stained glass. Later Larry went to work for KNI, working as a maintenance technician, putting to good use all of his building skills and retired in 2017 after 21 years of service. Larry also took over a tax service from a family member and did taxes for the surrounding communities until his death.

Larry was a dedicated member of the Burlingame community. He volunteered on the fire department for 37 years, serving as the assistant chief. Larry also served on the city council and fire board and was president of the cemetery board. Larry would help anyone at a moment’s notice and was a wonderful husband, father, friend and neighbor.

Larry began dating Karen Hotchkiss in 1972 and they were married on August 18, 1973. After they married, they moved to Denver, Colorado but eventually returned to Kansas and settled in Burlingame where they raised their two sons, Christopher and Bryan. Larry was a devoted father, coaching baseball teams, going on Boy Scout camping trips, many wonderful family vacations and attending every single game and event his sons were involved with, often the loudest person in the stands cheering them on or scolding the refs. Larry and Karen were a loving and devoted couple and they enjoyed being together attending Kansas State football games, golfing, going on cruises and car trips and spending time with their family. Larry’s most recent title, Papa, brought him great joy and his grandchildren were the apples of his eye.

Larry was preceded in death by his infant son Larry Ray Smart, Jr. and his parents.

Larry is survived by his wife Karen, sons Christopher and Cathy Smart, Alma, and Bryan and Jessica Smart, Burlingame; grandchildren Lillian, Madison and Kimberlyn Smart and J.R. and J.D. Kirby; siblings Kaye Dayhoff, Osage City, Deanna Collins, Durango, CO, Connie Detwiler, Emporia, and Barry Smart, Emporia, as well as many nieces and nephews, a father in law, and multiple brothers in law and sisters in law, all who loved him dearly.

As per his wishes, Larry was cremated. A memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Burlingame Federated Church, Burlingame, Kansas. Inurnment will follow in Burlingame Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Burlingame Federated Church, where the family will greet friends and relatives from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlingame Fire Department and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413.

2019 KSFFA Conference Minutes

Below are the 2019 KSFFA Conference Minutes in pdf format

ksffa 2019 conference minutes

Job Opening – Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic – Neodesha Fire Department

Full-time FIREFIGHTER / EMT / AEMT / Paramedic
City of Neodesha Fire / EMS Department
Neodesha, KS

Salary contingent to EMS Certification Level

Applications accepted for an immediate opening

Submit an Application for Employment with City of Neodesha at

Responds to fire alarms & other emergency calls to protect life & property by combating, extinguishing & preventing fires; gives care and transport the sick and or injured persons; participates in fire prevention programs, inspection, training activities, maintenance of fire & EMS apparatus & equipment & stations.

High school diploma or G.E.D. Certification

* National Registry or Kansas EMT/AEMT/Paramedic certification & maintain certification
* Firefighter 1 with Hazmat Operations certifications in the State of Kansas or equivalent International Fire Service Training Association with International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board Certification preferred
* Must be eighteen (18) years of age at time of appointment
* Must live within 15-minute response time
* Must possess a valid Kansas Class B driver’s license, or obtain within (1) one year of appointment
* Must pass the City of Neodesha’s pre-employment requirements relative to background check, pre-employment physical, & drug screening prior to final job offer


Submit an Application for Employment with City of Neodesha at

For more information, please contact:
Neodesha Fire Department
112 S 4th St, Neodesha, KS 66757
(620) 325-2642


Roger Timothy Hayworth

Roger Timothy Hayworth, 51, of Lincoln, KS, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, in Lincoln. He was born January 8, 1968, in Clay Center, to Gerald (Jerry) Merle and Donna Jean (Lee) Hayworth.

Left to celebrate his life include: his wife, Kae Marie (Ray) Hayworth, of the home; daughters, Tori (Brian) O’Toole, Tia Hayworth, and Tana Hayworth, all of Lincoln, KS; brothers, Rick Hayworth, of Mayfield, KY, Randy Hayworth, of Joshua, TX, Rodney Hayworth, of Junction City, KS; sister, Kelly (Mike) Holte, of Clay Center, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gerry Jean Jensen.

Visitation: 1-8:00 P.M. Friday, September 6, 2019, at Hall Chapel, Lincoln, KS, with family receiving friends 5-8:00 P.M.

Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Lincoln Elementary School, Lincoln, KS, with interment following in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Fire Boys or Pheasants Forever Chapter 635, in care of Hall Funeral Home, 111 E. Elm, Lincoln, KS, 67455.

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