Former Garden City Telegram Editor Dies

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) Longtime Garden City Telegram reporter and managing editor John Frazier has died at the age of 85.

The Garden City Telegram reports that Frazier died of pneumonia Monday in Dodge City.

Frazier started working for the Telegram in 1955 as a reporter and left for The Hutchinson News for a short time. He then returned to the Telegram in the early 1960s to be the managing editor, a position he held for about 30 years.

Former Telegram reporter Tim Unruh, who is now a reporter at The Salina Journal, remembered Frazier as a teacher and a “wonderful, poetic writer.”

A memorial service for Frazier is scheduled for March 29 at the Presbyterian Church in Garden City.