Great Bend Fire Department
HOISINGTON -D.E.A.R. Day is April 12. The acronym stands for Drop Everything And Read. The Hoisington Middle School KAYs will be sponsoring a book fair at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd., to celebrate the day. The public is invited to come see the display and purchase books and novelties on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on April 13. There will be books for all ages as well as posters, pencils, erasers, bookmarks and other fun stuff! The proceeds of the fair will ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two of three in their season-opening series.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
Roxanne Mayers of Great Bend announces the engagement of her daughter, Janelle Mayers to Derek Riner, son of Bill and Sue Riner of Scott City. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Steven Mayers.
James and Terese Kubat announce the engagement of the daughter, Sara Kubat of Tulsa, Okla., to Lukas Sundahl of Great Bend, son of Kevin and Nancy Sundahl.
Lance Donham and Tiffany Heape announce the birth of their daughter, Mya Lynea Donham, on Feb. 20 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 3/4 in.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on March 27 at the Post Home.
Alberta Ledesma celebrated her 80th birthday with a reception/dinner on April 7 in Hoisington. Hosts for the event were her son Herman and wife Nancy and her sister, Gina Zamarripa, all of Great Bend.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting on Tuesday at at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be their "quick serve" menu.
The following meals will be served Dec. 5 through Dec. 9. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
RUSSELL - Norma Jean (Boxberger) Schwien, 81, of rural Russell, passed away Aug. 27, at her residence. Born Nov. 24, 1932, at the family home in northeast Ellis County, she was the daughter of Edward and Pauline (Mai) Boxberger. She grew up in the Ellis County area and attended the Pleasant Dale School District #99. She later obtained her G.E.D. On Jan. 7, 1951, she was united in marriage to Leonard Larry Schwien in Russell. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2007. She was a homemaker.
ROSE HILL - Juanita Maxine Crane-Grable, 86, died Aug. 31 in Rose Hill. She was the daughter of Lillian and Lee Page.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Leon E. Keil, 86, formerly of Great Bend, died Aug. 31.
Two residents of Sugar Land, Texas, were taken to Hays Medical Center with possible injuries Monday after their westbound sport utility vehicle was rear-ended by a car on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
A metal building where fittings are produced at Little Giant Fitting Co. Inc., 11 NE 50 Ave., was damaged by fire Monday morning.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
After a 56-year career spanning two centuries, seven decades and two retirements, it seemed like a fitting sendoff for Rose Kelly to receive a R.O.S.E (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) Award and a bouquet of red roses.
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I recently published two stories about outspoken, committed socialists: one, an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World running for U.S. Senate and the other a self-described Marxist college professor leading a movement urging the federal government to regulate the Internet. While the facts I cited were undisputed, the left nonetheless reacted with attacks on me personally, on the organization I run, and on people they presume are our donors - which just proves how important it is to assure the privacy of our actual donors and protect them from such attacks.
HOISINGTON - The results of the 2014 USD 431 Foundation Golf Tournament have been announced. They are:
All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Jameis Winston said No. 1 Florida State did a little celebrating in the locker room after leaving the field seemingly less than thrilled with a closer-than-expected win over Oklahoma State.
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Todd Gurley is uncomfortable in front of the cameras.
NORMAN, Okla. - In the old wishbone days at Oklahoma, Barry Switzer's teams often would have three or more backs put up big numbers.