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Leona Chestnut 1922-2012

Leona Chestnut, 90, died Sept. 21 at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, at Newton, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine (Bergen) Androes. She married Clarence Ralph Chestnut July 6, 1948, at Great Bend. He died June 30, 2012. She worked for Fuller Brush in production for 15 years, retiring in 1987. Previously, she had worked for Bayless Cleaners, Suburban Cleaners, and Blackburn Cleaners. She had been a Great Bend resident since 1947, coming from Hutchinson.

September 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


A Busy Weekend

September 22, 2012 | | News


On the Record for Sept. 23, 2012

Great Bend Police

September 22, 2012 | | On the Record


​Man injured when motorcycle hits dog

A St. John man was injured Thursday in a motorcycle accident in Barton County.

September 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​CKAVI to hold craft, food sale

Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired will hold its annual Craft and Food Sale at the Dominican Convent auditorium, 3600 Broadway Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Motorists will find easy access north of the convent off 17th St. Baked goods, crafts, and new and used items will be for sale. There will be a raffle for a quilt, shop vac and table linens.

September 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Paden joins Incredible Years Preschool as teacher

The young students at Incredible Years Preschool are already reaping the benefits of having Treva Paden as their new teacher, said Cathy Estes, preschool coordinator. Paden has returned to her hometown and recently joined the team as a full-time instructor.

September 22, 2012 | | Education


Wagon wranglers

Helping Hands Preschool children climb aboard a horse-drawn wagon at Rosewood Ranch on Tuesday afternoon. Nearly 20 children attended the field trip. The children had the opportunity to learn about ranch life from the Rosewood Ranch staff and to interact with several horses at the ranch. Three more classes are scheduled to attend Rosewood Ranch this week, comprising about 30 children, said Helping Hands teacher Shelly Post. Helping Hands students have been visiting the ranch for about five years. "We schedule a lot of field trips throughout the year," explained Post. "Children are very visual, so field trips are a ...

September 22, 2012 | | Education


BCC signs agreement with KU School of Nursing

Kansas nurses now can advance their careers at home, thanks to an agreement between Barton Community College and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. The agreement allows nurses with an associate's degree in nursing from a participating college to easily transition to receive their Bachelor of Science in nursing from KU's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program. KU signed similar agreements with 18 other colleges as well.

September 22, 2012 | | Education


UMB hires Ruble as senior VP, senior commercial banker

SALINA – UMB Bank announced that Jim Ruble has joined the bank as senior vice president, senior commercial banker. In this role, he is responsible for commercial lending, new business development, customer service, treasury services and commercial banking solutions in north central and central Kansas.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


Heartland Cancer Center celebrates ninth anniversary

The public is invited to celebrate the Heartland Cancer Center's ninth anniversary this month with tours, refreshments and a balloon launch. The free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the center, 204 Cleveland.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


Ron Peters named OPI sales rep

The new Office Products Inc. sales representative is keeping the road hot throughout his territory in central Kansas. Ron Peters is covering the north and east portions of Barton County, all of Rice and Stafford counties, and southern Ellsworth County.

September 22, 2012 | | Business


GBHS class of 1957 will hold its 55th reunion

The Great Bend High School class of '57 headquarters for the reunion will be the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Events and activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Friends of the class are invited to visit Friday and Saturday after 8:30 p.m. each night at the courtyard. For more information contact Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or danafoss57@yahoo.com.

September 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


BCC student does double duty on set of 'Bus Stop'

Barton Community College sophomore Drew Reisner spends his afternoons each day creating a new world inside of the Fine Arts Auditorium as a member of the stage production team for Barton Theater's fall production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop." Once he's done with that, he puts on his costume and rehearses with the rest of the cast into the evening. Oh, and he's also learning to play the guitar for the show and handling a full class load. The Hoisington native has a lot on his plate, but it's nothing he can't handle.

September 22, 2012 | | Local News


Stoppage in play hurts Lady Panthers in loss to Hutch

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers were digging it. They were pouncing at every ball hit their way during a volleyball match with Hutchinson on Thursday evening at the Hutchinson triangular.

September 22, 2012 | | Prep Sports


No. 15 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Oklahoma capsule

College Football

September 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Jason Wayne Green 1981 - 2015

PAWNEE ROCK - Jason Wayne Green, 33, died Feb. 26, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Nov. 1, 1981, at Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Buck and Sally Green. He married Brandie Bunch March 23, 2013, at Larned. A Pawnee Rock resident, he was a kitchen manager for Gambino's Pizza.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


CLASS 3-2-1A State wrestling

CLASS 3-2-1A

February 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


OTR for March 1, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Mellor named to statewide commission

Barton County staff and administration announced that Amy Mellor, assistant Barton County attorney, was appointed to the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training by Governor Sam Brownback.

February 27, 2015 | | News


LaVerna C. Moore 1934 - 2015

LaVerna C. Moore, 80, died Feb. 26, 2015, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 11, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of G.F. and Christina (Cook) Ohnmacht. Originally from Olmitz, she married Walter B. Moore Jr. on Sept. 8, 1956, at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, Chicago, Ill. He died Oct. 17, 2002. A Great Bend resident since 1991, returning from Chicago, she was a homemaker.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Vicky Boger Trivett 1938 - 2015

SARASOTA, Fla. - Vicky Boger Trivett, 76, died on Feb. 21, 2015. Born May 17, 1938, in Ulm, Germany, she was the daughter of Fredrich and Rosa Bauder. On April 27, 1960, she married Richard Dean Boger in Columbus, Ga. The couple resided in Great Bend from 1960 to 1974, before moving to Ellinwood from 1974-2002. They owned Boger Pharmacy in Ellinwood and Boger Gift Gallery in Great Bend. On April 19, 2002, Richard passed away. On Oct. 3, 2003, Vicky married Preston Trivett. The couple resided in Sarasota, Fla.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Setting a heck of a pace

The United Way of Central Kansas hosted its first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon to honor the 2014 campaign's top 15 payroll companies and other honorees Thursday afternoon.

February 27, 2015 | | News


Class 5A state wrestling

At Hartman Arena

February 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Walking School Bus

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


Moran meets with ag secretary

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, met with United States Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about priorities for the 114th Congress.

February 27, 2015 | | Agriculture


Cougar women close regular season with win; host playoff game

It took all 16 games to secure but the Barton Community College women's basketball earned a home playoff game this weekend. Barton put it in the books with an 86-79 win over Cloud County Wednesday night at the Barton Gym in the regular season finale.

February 27, 2015 | | Community College


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

This weekly poetry column explores the topic of "home" from micro to macro: from our body to the house it inhabits, to the land that anchors the house, to the sky in which it swirls.

February 27, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Enoch lights up Cloud with record-tying 9 3’s

It was a night to remember for Kenny Enoch. A night that put him in the record books.

February 27, 2015 | | Community College


Tinseltown Talks

Her career as a child actress only lasted from 1931-1944, but Marilyn Knowlden has carried the memories for a lifetime.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


US-56 pavement widening and box bridge project in Lyons set to begin

Starting around Monday, March 2, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a project to replace the concrete box bridge on the west side of Century Road and widen US-56 to four lanes from the end of the existing four lane roadway west to the entrance to the airport. Project construction is scheduled to be completed in September, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


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