Prowers County

Obituary – Leroy C. Brase

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Leroy C. Brase

July 26, 1944 - April 23, 2022

Leroy C. Brase, son of Vivian (Murray) and Melvin Brase, was born July 26, 1944, in Lamar.

August 15, 1964, Leroy was united in marriage to Judy Weimer Brase and to the union two sons, Jeff and Scott, were born.

Shortly after their marriage, Leroy and Judy moved to Fort Collins, where Leroy completed his education at Colorado State University. It was at this time that they moved to Crook, where Leroy taught for a few years.

Obituary – Darrell Wayne Brown

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Darrell Wayne Brown

March 20, 1939 - January 11, 2022

Darrell Wayne Brown passed away January 11, 2022, in Eads at Weisbrod Memorial Hospital. He was 82 years, 10 months, and 11 days.

He was born March 20, 1939, in Elsie, Nebraska, the third of four children born to Ross Ora Brown and Eunice Laurine Deal.

Eunice died in 1941, along with a baby girl, when Darrell was two, and he and his brother and sister were raised by many different family members in Colorado and Nebraska.

Obituary – Fredrick Joseph Dorenkamp

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Fredrick Joseph Dorenkamp

January 20, 1932 - April 17, 2022

Frederick Joseph Dorenkamp was born January 20, 1932, south of Holly to Joseph and Amelia (Boerner) Dorenkamp.  He passed away April 17, 2022, at his home in Holly at the age of 90.

Fred was united in marriage to Norma Tefertiller  August 6, 1950.  To this union they were blessed with eight children.  

Fred and Norma operated Dorenkamp Rodeo Company from 1980 until 1993.

Golden Plains Insurance continues Colorado expansion with purchase of Baxter Agency in Eads

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Lamar-based Golden Plains Insurance Agency, Inc. has announced another expansion with the acquisition of Baxter Agency in Eads. The purchase was completed April 5, 2022.

Marilyn Baxter established Baxter Agency in 1989 to successfully serve clients across southeast Colorado from her office at 101 East 15th Street in Eads. Golden Plains is also acquiring that building, and has hired Haley Reedy to continue providing exceptional service in Kiowa County.