GREAT BEND - Bertha Kuhn, 90, died April 29, 2012 at Southwind Hospice in Pratt.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Dolores Dunning, 70, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away April 27, 2012 in Arlington, Texas after courageously battling cancer for 26 years.
Barton Community College students and employees donned red high heels to raise funds for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser for the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend last Thursday. The event culminated with a public display of stiletto strutting in the courthouse square.
Great Bend Fire Department
LARNED - The latest books in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library at the Jordaan Library in Larned were passed out last week.
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HOISINGTON - Eleven Hoisington High School forensics team members have qualified 17 entries for state forensics in Wichita on May 5.
Hoisington Middle School 7th and 8th graders participated in the league math relays April 23 at Sacred Heart Middle School in Dodge City. There were four categories related to the Kansas Math standards. The 8th grade group consisting of Kylie Broeder, Ryan Broeder, Sienna Ludwig, Rylie Koster, Zade Sanders, and Jacob Warnken placed second in the overall competition. In the 7th grade event, Dewey Doze took third in the Algebra Portion and Vikki Donetz received a 2nd place finish in the Data Analysis. The rest of the 7th grade group consisted of David Boese, Hunter Hanzlick, Taylor Richter, and Madison ...
Michael Tiede, accident involving damage, continued to May 8
Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff) is an annual celebration where children, families, schools and communities turn off screens and turn on life. This year it is set for this Monday through Sunday.
Andrew and Johnna Freund announced the birth of their son August Xavier Freund on Feb. 15 at Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Jim and Kathy Hayes announce the engagement of their daughter Jenna Hayes to Jason Corbett, son of Jim and Jeanie Corbett and Randy and Ronda Miller.
Robert and Sharon Wissman of Albert announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Wissman to Jeff Kuhlman, son of Gerry and Ann Kuhlman of Ness City.
Kirk and Kim O'Donnell of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Marie O'Donnell of Derby to Brandon Perkins of Salina, son of Eugene and Myrna Perkins of Great Bend.
Bob and Nancy Beck will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 5 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Claflin. Hosts for the event will be their children, Andy and Paula Beck of Hays and Carmen and Howard Johnson of Claflin. Their grandchildren are Brad Johnson of Claflin, Jeremy Johnson, Laura and Treighton of Hays and Brandon Beck of Lawrence.
ELLINWOOD - Alma M. "Pinky" Lloyd, 82, died Nov. 27 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born April 27, 1932, in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Edward and Anna Marie Kowalsky Jenisch/Edna Schmidt Jenisch. She graduated from high school at Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita. On Oct. 26, 1953, she married Leslie J. Lloyd in Ellinwood. He died on March 5, 1991. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a retired bookkeeper for the Great Bend COOP in Ellinwood.
LARNED - Edward Wayne Hesher, 86, passed away Nov. 28, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Dec. 1, 1927, in Gypsum, he was the son of Bert and Dorris Hawthorne Hesher. On April 20, 1952, he married Patricia L. Turpin in Kansas City, Mo. She survives. Moving from Topeka to Larned in 1952, he was an Accountant/Business Manager for the State of Kansas.
Dink Everett Garner, 94, died Nov. 27, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 22, 1920, in Eufaula, Okla., he was the son of Dink G. and Nora E. (Collie) Garner. On Dec. 31, 1947, he married Betty Lorraine Johnson in Great Bend. She died on July 19, 2011. A resident of Great Bend most of his life, he was a Dairy Department Manager for Dillons, retiring in 1983.
CLAFLIN - Lawrence J. Jenisch, 73, died Nov. 26, at Hays Medical Center. Born Aug. 18, 1941, in Great Bend, he was the son of Joseph C. and Margaret (Finger) Jenisch. Lawrence graduated from Odin High School. He later received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Fort Hays State Teachers College. On Aug. 17, 1963, he married Mara Kay Neill at the St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell. She survives. He was a farmer and a stockman and also a long-time teacher at the Claflin High School.
Greg Drews, 64, died Nov. 22 at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 8, 1950, in Great Bend, he was the son of Herman E. and Shirley (Frey) Drews. He was a tester for Halliburton and later worked for Koch in accounting. Raised in Claflin, Greg moved to Wichita to attend Wichita State University and continued living in Wichita for a number of years before moving to Great Bend.
LARNED -- Doyle Forrest Mayse, 64, passed away November 24, 2014 at his home, Larned.
POTWIN – Winifred V. "Winnie" Hanzlicek, 93, passed away Nov. 26 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. She was born near Algona, Iowa, July 16, 1921, the daughter of Fred and Doretta (Mitchell) Plumb. She was united in marriage to Gilbert K. Hanzlicek at Wilson. He preceded her in death in 1962. She was a homemaker and later worked for nearly 20 years as a baker in the hospital dietary department.
The King United Methodist Church at 1608 O'dell in Great Bend, will be celebrating it's 70th Anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 30, during the morning worship service at 11 a.m., recognizing their past and looking forward to the future.
Have you noticed how Halloween is being overtaken by Christmas - displays and decorations and whatnot showing up before the end of October? With all the commercialism of the season of Christmas, and seeing everywhere you look the images of red-nosed reindeer, dancing snowmen, Grinches, and Santas, it is easy for the real reason for the season to become lost. That may be why more Christian churches and families are bringing back a celebration of Advent.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.
Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday. The sixth annual Great Bend Cookie Contest is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing people to sample cookies from 15 participating business locations and vote for the best cookies in town.
Two men serving time in prison for crimes committed in area counties are eligible for parole hearings before the Kansas Prisoner Review Board in January. Public comment sessions will be held in December.
It's time for our annual "Turkey Awards"; that time of year when we recognize the biggest "turkeys" from the world of sports. Gobble. Gobble. Gobble!