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Funeral service in Hayden honors former police officer

A line of men and women stood quietly Saturday afternoon under a light rain, each waiting patiently for a chance to sign the guestbook and enter Hayden Congregational Church. Once inside, an usher directed visitors past a collection of family photographs, rows of crowded pews, and into a back room set up to handle crowd overflow. A big screen television would display live video of the upcoming service, and seats had been arranged in long rows.

Friend recalls Hayden man as someone who helped others

Friends and family of Joshua Ward, a Hayden man and driver involved in a fatal vehicle crash last week, are mourning his passing. “Josh was the smartest, nicest guy I ever met,” said Blake Osburn, of Tulsa, Okla. “I’ve never seen anyone do a complete 180 with his life and become as successful as he was on his way to being.

Colleagues remember former Hayden officer

Colleagues of a Hayden woman and former town police officer who died Friday in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 40 recalled her Monday with fond memories. Carla Steele, 48, died in a head-on collision about a half-mile east of Wyman Museum. It’s believed Steele was on her way to Tri-State Generation & Transmission, where she worked as a security guard.

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