TIMKEN - Viola Marie Schwindt (Horyna) Roland, went to be with God who has a mansion for her in heaven. She was born March 16, 1925 at the extreme southwest edge of LaCrosse to Phillip and Antonia (Hoenig) Schwindt. Viola passed away at her Timken farm home on July 2, 2012.
GREAT BEND - Norma G. Mounkes, 89, of Great Bend, died June 20, 2012 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
KELLER, Texas - Norma Lea McCurdy, 84, died July 2, 2012 at Baylor Regional Medical Center-Grapevine in Grapevine, Texas.
OVIEDO, Fla. - Warren Eugene Kerbs, 88, died Dec. 28, 2011 at his home in Oviedo, Fla.
HUTCHINSON - Pat Chiater Lightfoot, 71, died July 2, 2012 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
LARNED - Janice Schneck, 81, died July 3, 2012 at the Catholic Care Center in Bel Aire.
TIMKEN - Viola Marie Schwindt Horyna Roland, 87, died July 2, 2012 at her home in Timken.
HOISINGTON - Ryan "Pat" Lynch, 54, joined our Heavenly Father on June 25, 2012.
The band Limited Edition will play from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. Use the north door.
Athletic insurance quotes are on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the college's Fine Arts Building.
ELLINWOOD -- This week Crime Stoppers of Barton County turns its attention to Ellinwood. During June, the golf course was vandalized and a utility trailer was stolen in town. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, Crime Stoppers spokesman, asks anyone with information about any crime to call Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip.
A team of Rosewood Services Inc. employees raised nearly $1,500 during this summer's Barton County Relay For Life event, which was held June 8 at the Barton County courthouse square in downtown Great Bend. It was the first year that Rosewood formed a team, which was cause for special recognition by Barton County Relay For Life. Organization representatives Kandi Wolf and Mariann Shook presented a certificate of appreciation to Heart Strong team members on June 28, fittingly at the Rosewood Memorial Garden.
For the third year in a row, Kansas CASA has been chosen to participate in the Walmart Foundation Associates Choice Program.
ABILENE - Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK), which specializes in providing products for everyday life in small-town America, announced at its June 27 annual meeting of shareholders that the company's name will officially change to ALCO Stores Inc. An amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was approved at the meeting. ALCO Stores also plans to change its ticker symbol on NASDAQ to "ALCS." Both the name change and the change in ticker symbol will be effective as of July 6.
NEWTON - The Great Bend Braves swept a Class A American Legion doubleheader against Newton on Sunday afternoon after McPherson, which was scheduled to be part of a triangular with Newton and Great Bend, had to back out.
CLAFLIN -To spend a fall afternoon with family and friends while supporting Barton County kids living with cancer, join the Kasselman family of rural Claflin for the 9th Annual Fall Fun Festival. The birthday wish of 8-year-old Kylee Kasselman in 2006, the festival began as a small event with a petting zoo and activities for children. All of the proceeds from that event were donated to Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.
HOISINGTON - Harry E. Bitter, 85, fell asleep in Christ on Sept. 23 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Nov. 26, 1928 on the farm in North Barton County, the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter.
Each year Julie Smith, director for United Way of Central Kansas, visits the fifth grade classes at Unified School District 428, Holy Family School and Central Kansas Christian Academy, all in Great Bend.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, the Seminar Room on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include personnel, revisions to the nursing programs and a Mental Health Technician program. There will be a monitoring report on essential skills, as well as a presentation on the latest Community Report and a faculty council report.
More information was released Tuesday on a narcotics violation reported to the Great Bend Police Department last Wednesday at 3:09 p.m. at the Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton St.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a rape reported at 1:17 a.m. Monday. According to Lt. William Browne, a woman who was walking in the 700 block of Frey St. flagged down an officer and reported being raped by a known person and then walking to the place where the officer located her.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Chris Burger and John Sullivan. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A hunter safety class will be offered at the Odin store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 7;
Does the "civilized" world have what it takes to defeat the self-declared Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS?
Thank you for taking a minute from watching the omnipresent anti-war protests to read this column.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th Street. Items on the agenda include Military Support statement and 2013-2014 KASB Leadership Academy Training recognition. Jefferson Elementary School Principal Art Baker and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Jefferson.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb - The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and it can't come soon enough for the Barton Community College women's volleyball team.