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The Western Star

Office of The Western Star newspaper circa 1955, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas.
Office of The Western Star newspaper circa 1955, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas
Photographs courtesy of Martin Sizemore

The Western Star has been published continuously since 1884. For subscription information, please write or call:

The Western Star
113 S. Central
Coldwater, Kansas 67029
Phone: (620) 582-2101

Subscribe today to receive the latest news each week from Comanche County, Kansas.

Special thanks to The Western Star editor and publisher Dennies Andersen for his permission to reproduce properly-credited obituaries and articles published in The Western Star on this web site!


The Star Enters 64th Year of Publication. Was in Existence One year Before County Was Organized. -- The Western Star, August 1, 1947.

On July 7, 2007, there are 757 pages on this web site which reproduce articles or obituaries from The Western Star. See the current search results.

Archives of The Western Star are available on microfilm via interlibrary loan through the Kansas State Historical Society.

You can search recent editions of The Western Star at WorldVitalRecords.com and at SmallTownPapers.com.


Interior of The Western Star newspaper office, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas, circa 1955.

Photo courtesy of Martin Sizemore.

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Interior of The Western Star newspaper office, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas, circa 1955.
"The Western Star is where my father, Kenneth Sizemore, worked around 1954 - 1955 when I was a child living in Coldwater, Kansas."
Photo and comment courtesy of Martin Sizemore.
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Interior of The Western Star newspaper building, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas, circa 1955.

Photo courtesy of Martin Sizemore.
Exterior of The Western Star newspaper building, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas, circa 1955.
Photo courtesy of Martin Sizemore.

'Country Gal' column from The Western Star

by Vanita Blundell.

"Country Gal", the weekly column by Vanita Blundell in The Western Star
Country Gal - 2005     Country Gal - 2006     Country Gal - 2007


Also see:

Leona (Liggett) Butcher, Obituary, The Western Star, December 30, 1976. She was the wife of Ward Butcher, who was editor and publisher of The Western Star for many years.

H.V. Butcher, "Some Pioneer Experiences Recalled", The Western Star, December 18, 1925. (These reminiscences are NOT about Comanche County, Kansas.)


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