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​Jacqueline J. Toman

Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens 1934 - 2013

KINGSTON, Okla. - Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens, 79, passed away May 23 at the hospital in Durant, Okla. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Russell County, he was the son of Rudolph and Nathalia "Dollie" Dumler Niedens. Lou was raised in Russell County and attended Hoisington High School. He later graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. On Dec. 29, 1990, he married Linda Darlene Bessell (Hoover) in Moore, Okla.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Gary Lee Popp 1961 - 2013

KANSAS CITY - Gary Lee Popp, 51, passed away unexpectedly of a sudden healt attack on May 22. Born June 25, 1961, in Hoisington, he was the son of Maurice and Margaret (Fuller) Popp. Gary graduated from Hoisington High School. In 1979 he began working for Missouri Pacific RR, then on to Union Pacific RR in 1988. After that he was employed with Johnson County Water District for over 23 years from 1990 to present and appointed Operations Team Leader for 15 of those years.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse 1942 - 2013

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse, 70, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of Lawrence LaVerne and Theresa (Schremmer) Depiesse. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Phyllis Hall in Neptune, N.J. She survives. He returned to Great Bend in 1994, from Monmouth County, N.J., working for Bill Murray's Auto Body Shop in New Jersey, and various local body shops in the Great Bend area.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


George Arthur Windham 1949 - 2013

SAND SPRING, Okla. - George Arthur Windham, 64, died May 22 in Sand Springs, Okla. He was born on Jan. 15, 1949, in Sanford, N.C. Mr. Windham was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Morrison. He was a resident of Sand Springs, Okla., for several years. He worked at Worthman Heating and Air as a service technician.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Stewart Fox 1947 - 2013

ARVADA, Colo. - Michael "Mike" Fox, 65, of Arvada, Colo., passed away on April 6. He is survived by his loving wife Debbie; his children Jason Fox of Dallas, Texas; Brian Tracy of Edwards, Colo.; Sue (Tom) Reitz of St. Louis, Mo.; Missy Tracy of Ft. Collins, Colo.; his siblings Philip (Paula) Fox of Ft. Worth, Texas; Judith Fox of Great Bend; Vickie (David) Rondeau of Olathe; and his four grandchildren, Dylan and Nathan Fox and Annaston and Mackenzie Reitz. Mike is predeceased in death by his parents, Wilson C. and Frances V. Fox, who laid a strong foundation for love ...

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Great Bend Public Library closed until Wednesday

The Great Bend Public Library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen at noon on Wednesday, with summer hours going into effect. Fines will be forgiven on any items due on Tuesday, May 28.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Hundreds of items stolen from storage shed

More than $8,000 in property was stolen from a storage shed at Ninth and Washington in Great Bend, sometime prior to 2 p.m. on May 17. Police Chief Dean Akings said items taken were a white 20-inch freestyle bike, 300 Beanie Babies, 300 Hot Wheels cars, 40 drag cars/funny cars, computer parts, bib snow pants, a ski coat, boots, a snow board, under-armor, a fishing pole and Play Station3/Blue Ray.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Cox Communication, Midwest Energy, donate to Upward Bound

Two local businesses recently showed support for Barton Community College's Central Kansas Upward Bound program by donating grants to the cause. Midwest Energy donated $525 and Cox Communications donated $1,000. CKUB Project Director Patrick Busch said he hopes to secure more grants from local businesses soon.

May 25, 2013 | | Education


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

May 25, 2013 | | On the Record


Friday's Class 3A, 2A, 1A State Track & Field results

Class 3A

May 25, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Friday's Class 6A, 5A, 4A State Track & Field results

Class 6A

May 25, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Use of KanCare for disabled questioned

A Great Bend woman's situation is one example of what could happen if people with developmental disabilities are included in KanCare instead of the state-run Medicaid system, Ladeska "Decky" Makings cautioned.

May 25, 2013 | | Local News


KSHSAA state baseball results

CLASS 6A, LAWRENCE

May 24, 2013 | | Prep Sports


KSHSAA state softball results

CLASS 6A, OVERLAND PARK

May 24, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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2015-2016 WKMA Scholarships Awarded

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of western Kansas students furthering their education at area ...

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Soil Testing

I talk a lot about soil testing. I feel that it is one of the most important chores that you do that will help have ...

February 07, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Local accountants earn Lean Six Sigma Certification

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) is pleased to announce that Chris Halbleib, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA recently achieved the CPA Green Belt certification ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Country Place® Senior Living celebrates 13 years

This week Country Place Senior Living assisted living residence celebrates 13 years as part of the Hoisington community.

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Mike Boys joins Panzer Insurance

Panzer Insurance announces that H. Mike Boys, LUTCF has joined the agency as a Licensed Customer Sales Representative effective December 2015. Mike originally retired in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Cook’s Library with Patsy

I heard a song on the radio recently that took me right back to college days, sitting on the floor of my apartment, looking at ...

February 07, 2016 | Patsy Terrell | Lifestyle


$8.1 million in assistance available to plant trees, protect streams and fields

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for Kansas Forest Service's "Water Quality Improvement through the Implementation of Forestry Practices" initiative. A ...

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Education and Agriculture: Traditional or Technical Education?

throughout February with a series of events recognizing the importance of career and technical education while increasing awareness of career paths available for those preparing ...

February 07, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


The Mighty Mysterious White-tailed Buck

Three of my friends kill BIG deer almost every year. They are all bow hunters. It is amazing to me that they consistently kill deer ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local Life


Father Tighe/Murphy

The movie "Spotlight" was recently nominated for an Academy Award. I watched it, like I watch most movies these days, alone at the Leawood Theater ...

February 07, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Future of farming

Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons Store Manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology at 7 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Title up for grabs in 67th International Pancake Day Race Tuesday

Eleven women will compete in the International Pancake Day Race in Liberal this year, facing off against 25 runners in Olney, England. Last year's ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local Life


Birthing Classes for expecting mothers offered at Great Bend Regional Hospital

Great Bend Regional Hospital is well-known for its Women and Children's Center, which delivers approximately 40 babies per month to parents from all over ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


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