Patschke, Gil

Gil W. Patschke, 81, of Farwell, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in Farwell. He was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Thorndale, Texas. He served in the Air Force in World War II. He married Jean Marie Pasket in LaMarque, Texas, on Aug. 31, 1950. He was in the radio broadcasting industry. He worked at KLVT […]

Only one miner survives

TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In a stunning and heartbreaking reversal, family members were told early Wednesday that 12 of 13 trapped coal miners were dead — three hours after they began celebrating the news that they were alive. The sole survivor, Randal McCloy, was in critical condition with a collapsed lung and dehydration but no […]