Mary Frances “Fran” Logback, 72, died on Friday at the Hays Medical Center. She was born in Topeka on Jan. 19, 1940 and was a longtime resident of the Hill City, Kan. area. Fran was born to Francis William (F.W.) and Mary (Dexter) Boyd. She married Jim Logback on June 15, 1962 in Mankato. He survives of the home and continues to remain active in the family operation of the Hill City Times newspaper where they have been involved since 1965.