For the second consecutive year, Sunflower Diversified Services is branching out into the community to raise funds for the July 4 fireworks display at the Great Bend Expo grounds.
A 56-year-old bicyclist was hit by a vehicle Saturday afternoon while attempting to cross the roadway at 24th and Main.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend continues to seek information on vandalism that occurred last month at several oilfield sites.
Nationally acclaimed youth speaker Mark Brown will present an anti-bullying talk to fifth and sixth graders in Great Bend on Tuesday. Brown is scheduled to speak at 1:45 p.m. at Holy Family School. Fifth and sixth graders from Lincoln Elementary School will also attend the program at HFS, said Kim Griffith with Great American Opportunities.
LEWIS - Mary Helen Cross, 85, died April 22 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 25, 1926, at Fellsburg, she was the daughter of LeRoy G. and Helen Hilts Gatterman. A lifetime area resident, she was a retired insurance agent for the Home State Bank and Lewis Insurance Service. In August, 1949, she married Charles R. Cross at Lewis. He died on Aug. 23, 1954.
RUSSELL - Peggy Ann Beck, 61, of Russell, died April 20 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born June 6, 1950, in Salina, she was the daughter of Philip S. and Bette J. (Johannes) Quinley. Moving to Great Bend when she was 5 years old, she graduated from Great Bend High School in 1968. She then attended Marymount College. On July 25, 1975, she married Harold "Bud" Beck Jr. in Great Bend. They made their home in Great Bend until January of 1992 when they moved to Russell. She was the Barton County Courthouse Clerk for several years. Then ...
LEAWOOD - Gertrude M. Dietz, 94, died peacefully on April 22 after a short illness. She was in the company of her family and the comfort of the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. Born Feb. 15, 1918, in Barton County, she was the daughter of Peter and Amelia (Steinert) Nuss. On July 30, 1936, she married Arthur A. Dietz in Milberger. Together they had two children. He died on Oct. 15, 1982. A resident of Leawood since 1993, coming from Great Bend, she loved life and was an avid bridge player her entire life. She loved her children ...
CONCORDIA - Raymond A. Franklin, 80, of Concordia passed away April 18 at the Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. He was born Jan. 14, 1932, in Saline County.
Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America competed at the state FBLA conference March 29-30 at the Capital Plaza Convention Center in Topeka. FBLA members were competing against 6A schools in the finals, scoring enough points to be victorious in five areas.
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There are new young adult books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Mark and Linda Ille of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Ann to Joseph Charles Muiller, son of Steve and Michelle Muiller of Lawrence.
Jennifer Tunks and Jay Johnson were united in marriage on March 19 at Teton Village, Wyo. Parents of the bride are Gene Tunks of Commerce, Okla., and Rod and June Weiszbrod of Woodward, Okla. Parents of the groom are Ron Johnson of Sayre, Okla., and Pam and Willie Eslinger of Hammon, Okla.
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
I receive many calls during the year about tree health, so I tend to write about trees more than any other subject. Right now, many of the trees in the county are looking a little stressed. There are several different issues that your tree may be trying to handle right now, so to help your tree; finding out what is wrong is the first step to helping it stay healthy.
The Rziha/Koester family reunion was held on Aug. 9, at the Claflin Parish Center. Members of the reunion committee were Linda Bahr, Marlene Lohmann, Kristia Zeretzke, Chuck and Janice Moore, and Jim and Jolene Rziha. The day started with registration. A meal was catered by the Wheatland Cafe of Hudson. After the meal a memorial service was held for the family members who have passed away since the last reunion three years ago. A candle was lit for each of the following: Dave Govert, Jeanette Holopirek, Andy Anderson and Gilbert Penka. Pictures were taken, visiting/card playing followed. A ...
The Schneweis reunion was held on July 12, at the Parish Center in Claflin. Hosts were Les and Mary Lou Stewart, Paul and Bernice Huslig, Butch and Toni Schneweis, Lori Lane, Melanie Schneweis, Jim and Jolene Rziha, Bill & Lisa Richardson, Marty and Kathy Chacon. The day started with registration followed by a memorial service for family members who had passed away since the last reunion. A candle was lit for each of the following: Patrick Demel, Edwin Schneweis, Aiden Allen Riddle, Mary Habiger Hill, Joe Lane and Bernard Boor. A meal was catered by John Ross and Campany Signature Catering ...
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, and Virginia L. Keener of Rush Center, announce their engagement.
Bob and Lorrayne Eveleigh celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 24 with family.
Chris Guerrero and Sara Dreiling announce the birth of their daughter Sophie Lea Guerrero on July 11 at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Mo. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long.
Laura Reynolds Wyatt will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6, at Kenwood Plaza, 607 East 1st Street in St. John. No gifts are requested
Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood, and Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shawna Robl to Matt Schafer, son of Todd and Suzanne Schafer of Belton, Mo. and Jim and Denise Klima of Claflin. Grandparents of the couple are Roy and Rosemary Robl of Ellinwood and Ted and Carolyn Schafer of Hutchinson.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
Alice Batt will celebrate her 92nd birthday with a party from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7, at the Hoisington Activity Center Meeting Room. Hosts for the event will be her son Gene Batt and his spouse Dorothy, of Hoisington.
Gary and Michelle Davis, both of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Lea Ashley Davis to Aaron Jeffry Watts son of Christa and Mike Just, both of Wilson.
Cliff and Jo Jordan will celebrated their 55th anniversary on Aug. 30. A family dinner will be held at a later date.
Some people have the mistaken idea that farmers and ranchers are harming our environment. You hear it everywhere: at the coffee shop, church, public forums, traveling, even in the grocery.