The Childhood Cancer Family Support Group, sponsored by Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Inc., will hold its next quarterly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Center for Counseling and Consultation, 5815 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. For more information contact Taunya Schlessiger at 620-564-3529 or 786-5700; Gail Sullivan at The Center for Counseling, at 620-792-2544 or 793-5184; or Kristy Jerke at 792-1018.
Barton Community College has announced recipients of Excellence Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. To qualify for an Excellence Award, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 and be enrolled full time at Barton. These awards are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, are recipients of the scholarships:
Faith Community Church will be hosting a series of special ministry meetings at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Guest speakers are Dr. Stephen List and David Steinert. Stephen List is the Founder and President of International Support Ministries. He was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1941.
In 1974, Martin J. Casey, an Irish immigrant, had a vision for health and wellness in the Barton County area. Now, 37 years later, this vision remains a vital reality.
Mildred Oleta Elliott, 94, died March 24, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 5, 1917 in Medford, Okla., she was the daughter of John Wesley and Lillie Belle (Wykes) Wisehart. On June 12, 1932 she married Harry W. Elliott in Hays. He died Dec. 24, 1997. A Great Bend resident since 1938, coming from Ransom, she was a secretary for the Barton County Courthouse and the County Superintendent of Schools.
Barbara Kay Clark, 70, died March 23 at her home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 17, 1940 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Howard and Betty (Alderson) Bangerter. On May 12, 1964 she married Joseph A. Clark in Colorado Springs, Colo. He died in 1997. A Great Bend resident for four years, coming from Wichita, she was a retired self-employed accountant.
PHILLIPSBURG - Tamera Lynn Wagner, 38, of Phillipsburg died Tuesday, March 22 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
FORT MCCOY,FLA. - Mr. Leroy "Bill" Maddox, 83, of Ft. McCoy, Fla., passed away on March 19, at his son's home in Williston, FlA. He was born in Laurel, Miss. and moved to Ft. McCoy, Fla. in 1979 from Miami, Fla., where he retired following 32 years of service as a supervisor for Southern Bell Telephone. Bill loved fishing and hunting, loved gardening and traveling and loved tinkering around his home.
There are many "untold stories" about Great Bend Army Air Field during its brief, but very active, existence during World War II. One of those stories involves six young women, assigned to air base as WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots. Monday evening, at 7:30 p.m., Karen Neuforth, Research Coordinator of the Barton County Historical Society, will tell that story at the regular meeting of the historical society. <p ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BYU and Florida have set an NCAA tournament single-game record with 71 3-point attempts, breaking the mark of 70 set by Drake and Western Kentucky in 2008.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The legend of Kemba Walker is growing bigger with each postseason feat for the Connecticut Huskies, who are on the brink of another trip to the Final Four.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The World Clown Association is holding its convention in New York City's LaGuardia Plaza Hotel. Strict protocol is observed. One clown must stay outside the convention hall during meetings so in case of a catastrophe there'll be one left to maintain the Libya policy. President Obama returned home from a trip to South America Wednesday. While in Chile he paid a surprise visit to a grade-school history ...
Publicity for upcoming movies starring Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Mighty Thor got me started thinking about the cover prices of the comic books from which such heroes sprang.
Life can take some sudden changes, as found out by former Barton Community College baseball player Federico Castagnini.
MIAMI - For years, Ray Allen's routine has not changed. Show up for work hours earlier than just about everyone else, go onto the court and take hundreds of jump shots.
CLEVELAND - Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning, rallying the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
MIAMI - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
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Tracy Miller of Great Bend is this year's Birdhouse Scavenger Hunt winner of $100. Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau chairman Loren Unruh and president Cris Collier personally presented the cash to Miller. The winner was chosen at random from the successfully completed hunts. The number of scavenger hunt entries submitted increased 10 times compared to last year, and included those of children, young adults, and senior citizens. Each birdhouse was included in one of ...
Those who face the challenges of cancer and other chronic illnesses may find a way to alleviate their pain and discomfort by learning about the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, said Liz Paugoulatos, practitioner of the art.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Fall Prevention" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. In this free program, Rick Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will discuss the five building blocks for preventing or reducing falls in the home and around town.
"Pond Care 101" will be presented 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This free presentation by Shawna Beran includes tips on maintaining a pool or backyard pond. Garret Fitzpatrick, program director for the Great Bend Recreation Commission, said Beran will cover topics such as water care, plants, fish and diseases. There will also be time for questions.
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A celebration of life for Dan will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at Veteran's Park Pavilion. #
NESS CITY - Marie Frances Erb, 86, passed away at Atrium Medical Center in Corinth, Texas,near her daughter's home. Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Toronto, she was the daughter of Curtis and Frances Reynard Williams, Sr. A graduate of Fort Hays State University, she was a school teacher, teaching in Woodson and Ness County schools. On June 1, 1950 she married Earl P. Erb in Fayetteville, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2009.
TOPEKA - Dolores Kufahl, 89, passed away June 17th. Born Jan. 23, 1924 in Wheaton, she was the daughter of Arthur and Dora (Brunkow) Teske. On Jan. 5, 1944, she married Verle Kufahl at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton.
Lillian Josephine Pryor, 105, died June 17, at Deseret Care Center in Pratt. Born July 28, 1907 at West Salem, Wisc. she was the daughter of Fred and Lillian (Weingarten) Seeger. On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Leonard Campbell Pryor in St. John. He preceded her in death in August 1979.