Barry "Bernie' Young 1960-2011 GREAT BEND - Barry "Bernie" Young, 50, died June 10, 2011 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born December 24, 1960 at Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Hikalea) Young. Mr. Young was a Great Bend resident since 1988 coming from Honolulu. He was a cook for the Petroleum Club, Gentlemen's Club and Wendy's. Survivirs include three brothers, Charles Lewis, Eldon Lewis and Adrian ...
Fred W. Meyer YUMA, Ariz. - Fred W. Meyer, 87, formerly of Ellinwood and Great Bend, passed away June 7, 2011 at his home in Yuma, Ariz. A memorial service will be held in Kansas at a later date. The Yuma Mortuary and Crematory is handling arrangements.
Mary Frances 'Dolly' Gabel 1926-2011 WARRENTON, Mo. - Mary Frances "Dolly" Gabel, 84, passed away Jan. 23, 2011 at her residence at Warrenton, Mo. She was the 13th child of Jacob and Agatha (Leiker) Gabel, born July 27, 1926 in Great Bend. When her brothers and sisters saw her they said, "she looked like a little dolly," hence her lifelong nickname. She attended St. Rose Catholic Grade School and Great Bend High School. She then ...
Betty Wondra 1931-2011 GREAT BEND - Betty Wondra, 80, died June 9, 2011 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born April 29, 1931 at Great Bend, the daughter of Henry J. and Lena L. (Hlavaty) Maneth. She married Robert Joseph "Bob," Wondra May 15, 1950 at Great Bend. He died Dec. 19, 2009. Mrs. Wondra, a lifetime Great Bend resident, was a homemaker. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at ...
Sister Frances Marie Heitz, OP 1914-2011 GREAT BEND - Sister Frances Marie Heitz, 96, died June 10, 2011 in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend. She was born October, 5, 1914, in Ost, Kansas, as Thecla Rose Heitz. Sister Frances Marie was the daughter of the late Bert and Mary Robben Heitz. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community May 27, 1929, and pronounced her first vows August 22, 1932. She celebrated 75 years of ...
Michael C. Gilbert 1951 - 2011 Michael C. Gilbert, 60, died June 8 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. He was born March 6, 1951 in Redlands, Calif, the son of Jack and Shirley (Fox) Gilbert. He graduated in 1969 from Everett High School in Washington State. On May 29, 1976, he married Tammy (Jones) Gilbert in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend for more than 35 years, he was employed by the ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Labor Day Committee is bringing back the Labor Day Princess Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities.
HOISINGTON -Once again there will be a Labor Day Baby Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities in Hoisington. A Labor Day Baby will be named during the Labor Day weekend, and the winner will receive a cash award of $100, a $100 savings bond and a memento.
There are several new reads available for check-out at the Ellinwood Public Library. They are:
CLAFLIN - The city officials say 4-4,500 people were in town maybe even close to 5,000. So many back yard barbecues were held. Plans are already being made to do another event in five years.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will offer a special presentation on Caring for Your Keepsakes at the Trail Center's auditorium at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19.
The Pawnee County Humane Society will sponsor an Adoption Fair from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Orscheln Farm and Home Supply and during Orscheln's Moonlight Madness event at 5320 11th Streer.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 31 in a special session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Activities June 12-18 Carry in Dinner - Sunday 12:30 p.m. Bring some food and enjoy visiting and eating with friends. Rosella Sydow and Thelmarie Wilhite will serve as hosts. Blood Pressure check -Monday 11:30 a.m. Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Coffee Time - ...
Free fall, injury prevention offered LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department is sponsoring a free Fall and Injury Prevention Program for senior citizens in June and July. The program features free in-home safety assessments and free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Contact the Pawnee County Health Department (620) 285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 to set up a free appointment. For information, e-mail Jacque Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Beth Herrmann at email@example.com. Commission to meet LARNED ...
WICHITA - Jeff Baxter, a high school English language arts teacher at Leavenworth High School (Leavenworth USD 453), was named the 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year during ceremonies in Wichita Saturday, Nov. 26. Commissioner of Education Dr. Diane DeBacker made the announcement before a gathering of 400 education officials, corporate leaders and state policy makers.
If 2013 was a year of ups and downs, it was also a year peppered with ironies. Here are just a few:
For those who enjoy lowbrow political theater, it's Christmas come early. Steve Stockman, a Texas congressman so far to the right he's in danger of falling into the Gulf of Mexico, is challenging Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican Primary. Though Tea Party leaders were calling Texas' senior senator a "traitor" who "surrendered" on Obamacare, the conservative case against Cornyn is thin. Stockman's challenge demonstrates that nothing less than absolute faith is sufficient to survive ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The most accurate description of Dave Toub may be that he's a special teams savant.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas coach Mack Brown declined to say Thursday whether the Alamo Bowl will be his final game, amid intense speculation following another disappointing season that began with the Longhorns talking about becoming national championship contenders again.
SEATTLE - Robinson Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by mentors named Jeter, Posada and Rivera.
Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Following coffee and social time, the Rev. David LeRoy will speak at 9:30 a.m. David and his wife Elaine have been the pastors of River of Life Foursquare Church since 1997.
Another Breakout in Worship will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Worship will be led by Christina Ball, and the message will be delivered by Marshall Rouse, both of Great Bend.
First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, invites the public to attend a retirement reception for the Rev. Bill and Lois Johnson. It will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Great Bend Convention Center, 3017 10th St., to celebrate 27 years of service to their church and community.
Mark Roth, vice president of the First National Bank of Liberal for 16 years, was recently named full-time director of development for the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City by the Bishop John B. Brungardt. Roth will begin his ministry Dec. 16.
In January, 2012, students and adults from the Claflin/Ellinwood/Odin parish cluster began to prepare for their pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference 2013 in Indianapolis.
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Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 William St., include movies, an author visit and a book club meeting.
John Frank Werner, 94, died Dec. 11 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1919 in Odin, he was the son of John Baptist and Regina Philomena (Schmidt) Werner. On Oct. 5, 1952, he married Leona Lauren at the Viking Lutheran Country Church in North Dakota. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department and later served as a long term employee of the City of Great Bend Street Department. He also worked for the Arkansas Sand and Gravel.