One student killed, one injured in crash

first_imgA USC student was killed and another injured on Saturday after their car collided head on with another vehicle in Kern County.Sandy Roberts, a sophomore majoring in cinema-television production, was killed after the car he was riding in passed a truck, lost control and veered into oncoming traffic on highway 46. Roberts died after being transported to Kern Medical Center.Nicole Deane, who was driving the car and is a sophomore majoring in cinema-television production, was airlifted to KMC, and is in stable condition.Deane was driving east on the highway near Annette Street at about 7:30 p.m. when she crashed into a westbound vehicle going 55 or 60 mph, according to police. Deane was trying to steer the car back into the eastbound lanes after passing the truck, but she lost control, police said.“Our hearts go out to the families of those involved and the family of the deceased student,” said James Grant, head of USC’s media relations. “Nothing prepares us for this kind of thing and it’s always a shock to us.”Counseling will be available to students who need it, Grant said.last_img read more

Greta Morgan, 87, Hillsboro: Jan. 20, 1928 – Oct. 7, 2015

first_imgGreta MorganGreta Charlene Morgan, 87, died in Hillsboro, Kans. on October, 7th, 2015. Greta was born January 20, 1928 in Champion, Neb. to Samuel Fred and Nettie (Steele) Goddard. Greta was the tenth of eleven children. Due to the Depression, this very large family moved many times in order to survive.  After her father died, when Greta was still quite young, she moved with her mother and two of her sisters to Woodward, Okla. It was in Woodward that she met Floyd Lewis Morgan and on March 28, 1945 the two were married in Buffalo, Oklahoma. As they were only 16, their mothers had to give them permission to marry. The couple moved to Oklahoma City where Floyd became a baker and the first of their 4 sons was born. The family moved many times while Floyd worked for the Bond Bread Company. In 1971, Floyd left Bond Bread and went into the restaurant business. He later went to work for Smith International in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Floyd passed away in January 2004. Greta continued living in Ponca City until 2007 when she moved to Valley Center, Kansas to be near her son, DeWayne and his family. Greta moved into assisted living in Hillsboro in 2013. Greta is preceded in death by her husband of almost 59 years; her parents; nine siblings; sons, Donald Fred Morgan and Gary Eugene Morgan and a grandson, Brock Morgan.Survivors include her son, DeWayne Morgan (Erlene) of Valley Center, Kansas; son, Dennis Morgan (Kathy) of Hutto, Texas; daughter-in-law, Brenda Morgan of Ponca City, Oklahoma; sister, Noma Files of Duncan, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.Greta was a long time and very active member of the Hartford Avenue Church of Christ.Graveside services for Greta will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Blackwell Cemetery in Blackwell, Oklahoma. There is no visitation scheduled. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hartford Avenue Church of Christ, Ponca City, Okla. or your choice of charities. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kans. 67152.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.last_img read more