PRATT - Norma G. Kramer, 81, died Jan. 30 at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. Born Nov. 15, 1932, in Drumright, Okla., she was the daughter of Myrle E. and Josephine V. (Groves) Sipe. On Nov. 5, 1950, she married Eugene 'Gene' N. Kramer in Pratt. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2003. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling and golf at Green Valley Golf Course.
INMAN - Mary M. Wells, 80, passed away on Jan. 29 at Heartland Haven in rural Inman. Born on July 15, 1932, in rural Deer Creek, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Hope Nallore (Webster) and William Henry Currier. She attended and graduated from Deer Creek High School in Deer Creek, Okla. On Dec. 24, 1950, she was united in marriage to Robert Howard Wells in Rural Grant County, Okla. He died on May 14, 2003. Margaret was a homemaker, a secretary for the Logan school system, bookkeeper for Carpenter Manor in Smith Center and Rush County Nursing ...
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1209 Williams. On the agenda is a presentation by Barton Community College Trustee Mike Johnson and President Carl Heilman, a Convention Center update, a public hearing on creating a Community Improvement District for Golden Belt Cinema 6, an ordinance exempting certain the Fuller Industries property from ad valorem taxation, township fire contracts and an economic development report from Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Sandra and I went to Kansas City to see the play "Billy Elliot" over the past week-end. It was terrific! That 12-year-old kid is so talented and artistically mature. If you have a chance to see it-- go for it!
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Moday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the recognition of numerous county employees, a grant to enhance the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook a Health Advisory Board appointment and a renewal of the county's membership in the Kansas Association of Counties.
Cheryl Nelson and Nikki Pike of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their Tax-Exempt and Governmental Plan Consultant designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration and Plan Consultant exams.
STERLING – Beginning in the fall of 2013, a new lecture series will be offered by Sterling College thanks to the generosity of Ross and Fern Freeman of Topeka. The Freeman Lecture Series, as it will be called, was created for Sterling College to promote servant leadership. There will be two lectures per year, one held on campus and one in the Wichita area.
Information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered next week at the Barton County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
Farmers Bank & Trust announces Kevin Bahr as their newest Advisory Director. "We are pleased to have Kevin join our team at Farmers Bank & Trust. His commitment to the community mirrors ours and we look forward to his contribution to our organization," stated Robert Rugan, Central Kansas Market President. Kevin has served as Board Chairman of the Barton County Extension Council and on the Barton County FSA County Committee. He is also an active volunteer for Otis-Bison school activities and helps coach the Middle School basketball team. Kevin is married to Jennifer, and has three children, Blake, 15, Abbi, 12, and ...
The Spring 2015 Honor Roll for Garden City Community College has been announced. The considerations were based on degree-seeking students enrolled in eight (8) hours or more for the Spring 2015 Semester.
The annual Hathaway reunion, families of the 12 children of the late John William and Reno Hathaway, was held on June 27, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in St. John with 71 attending. Debbie Haddon was hostess.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday July 9, at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs).
Every Hero Has a Story is the theme for the Summer Reading Program at Ellinwood School/Community Library. Students are enjoying hero-based activities as they continue to read to meet their goals. Our participants are beginning to earn prizes; our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders made blankets for the Humane Society to use for the pets that are waiting for a good home; and all are being led by Shatlyn Thomas with the assistance of Michele Martin and Julie Blakeslee.
Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.
The Kansas Bar Association honored 23 at its annual luncheon during its annual meeting in June at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. This year's honorees ranged from the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office to the past public information director for the Office of Judicial Administration.
On June 24, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care assisted living residences were randomly visited by state licensing auditors for a review of operational protocol and resident care documentation. This is a standard process that is intended to verify that licensed senior living facilities are caring for residents as regulated by the state. Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care's reviews resulted in zero deficiencies. All operational protocol and resident care is at or above expectations as regulated by the State of Kansas.
Empowered by a community who understood the value of their youth program, a diverse group of area teens set aside other interest to participate in community events. While it was routine – and always fun – for each member of the corps to take part in local activities, those same activities served to teach important lessons about civic responsibility.