The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Tree Diseases and Insects," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. District Forester Jim Strine with the Kansas Forest Service will talk about the current dry conditions and anticipated insect and disease problems facing trees in the Great Bend area.
The Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band will hold its fall concert at 7 p.m. today in the GBHS auditorium.
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Thursday, Sept. 28
LARNED - Gerald J. Basgall, 69, died Sept. 24, 2012 at the Hays Medical Center.
WICHITA - John Gaylyn Schremmer, 74, died Aug. 3, 2012 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
LARNED - Larned High School has selected its Student Spotlight winners for September. Selected were Nicole Dipman, Academics; Jeromy Bartz, Athletics; Rachael Herter, Fine Arts; and Emily Lucas, Leadership/Service. The students were recognized in a recent all-school assembly.
Falcons 39, Panthers 28
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Norv Turner was asked Sunday whether he could remember facing a more generous opponent, and the Chargers coach sifted through more than three decades worth of memories in vain.
Chris and Allison French of Lenexa announce the birth of their son Judah Taylor French on Aug. 21 at Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He has a 3 1/2-year-old big sister, Ellie Anna French and a 1 1/2 -year-old brother, Tristan Michael French.
Dorothy Blaufuss of Olpe announces the engagement of her daughter Janell Marie Blaufuss of Wichita, to James Daren Schneider of Belleville, son of Donald and Elizabeth (Betty) Schneider of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late John Blaufuss.
Dr. Christina Frick and Brent Maxwell, Larned, announce the birth of their twins on June 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Their son, Kole Aydan, was born at 12:26 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. Their daughter Addison Dehlia was born at 12:51 p.m. and weighted 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long. They have a big brother, Grayson.
Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.
When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish - dozens of letters.
LARNED - Pop music fans will remember a hit song by The Police, "Every Breath You Take."
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is the only team still unbeaten in the round-robin meat-grinder of the Big 12, and the biggest reason why has been the impassioned play of quarterback Jake Waters.
SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
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GODDARD - Karen Kay (Miller) Marcotte, 66, died Oct. 21 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Goodard. Born Jan. 18, 1948, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Joseph Miller and Lucille (Habiger) Miller. She was employed by Koch Industries as a records administrator.
Thomas E. Harris, 67, died Oct. 22 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 29, 1947, at Neosho, Mo., the son of Lawrence Edwin and Eula (Stites) Harris. He married Shirley Schmitt May 1, 1965 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1965, coming from Granby, Mo., he was a long-time oilfield truck driver and later owned and operated Tom Harris Trucking.
CLAFLIN - Stephen F. Demel, 86, died Oct. 22 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Dec. 26, 1927, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Lamatsch) Demel. On April 23, 1957, he married Dolores A. Jenisch in Odin. A lifelong resident of Barton County, he was a farmer.
Mary Elizabeth Henkle, 80, died on Oct. 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 9, 1934, in Burlington she was the daughter of Charles William and Hazel Loretta (Doll) Reynolds. On Feb. 12, 1950, she married Carl W. Henkle in Holyrood. A resident of Great Bend since 1953, coming from Ellsworth County, she was employed by Sears in the customer service department, retiring after more than 30 years of service.
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KOC to host turkey dinner
TOPEKA - Wednesday was proclaimed as School Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day by Gov. Sam Brownback, thanking them for transporting more than 200,000 students in excess of 66 million miles. Kansas currently employs 4,272 school bus drivers.
Whooping cranes have begun leaving their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada, and will soon be passing through Kansas on their way to Texas. One of the best places to look for them will be Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms in central Kansas.