Barton County Sheriff
Doris A. Starkey, 92, died Wednesday at Ellinwood District Hospital. Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
A late-morning fire damaged the rural Great Bend residence of Lynn and Nancy Fryberger, 49 NW 48 Road.
RUSH CENTER - Ray L. "Pete" Keener, 75, died Nov. 15, 2011 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Kathleen Kimpler, 85, died Nov. 15 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 8, 1926 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of George Peter and Mary Ann (Kramer) Kimpler. A resident of Great bend since 1975, coming from Ellinwood, she was a principal and teacher in the Wichita and Dodge City Diocese Catholic Schools for 34 years.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a "person of interest" in last Saturday's shooting death of Damon Galyardt.
Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces that Raindrop Repair of St. John has received a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2010-2011 marketing year success. The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke's recent annual convention held Oct. 23-25, in Branson, Mo.
Nex-Tech Wireless will be supporting local organizations this holiday season with their 6th annual toy drive. From Nov. 13 through Christmas, community members are encouraged to pick up an extra toy while shopping for the holidays and bring the new, unwrapped toy to any Nex-Tech Wireless location. Their efforts will be rewarded with free activation when signing up for service. Customers can also make a $10 donation in lieu of donating a new toy. All monies and toys will be donated to charities throughout 40 Kansas counties to brighten the holidays for many youngsters.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will present from "Trails to War," a program by Ron Smith, attorney and well known local historian and author of Thomas Ewing Jr., Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General.
LARNED - The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary will present the Variety Show this holiday season at the Community Center.
LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library will be closed part of next week. The boiler is being replaced and the library has been without heat for the last week and a half. The building has gotten progressively colder. The library will reopen when the boiler has been replaced.
LARNED - The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor the Fourth Annual Holiday Fair Saturday, Dec. 3.
WHAT: Larned Thanksgiving Dinner
By Jim Misunas
Sunday, Nov. 13
Monday, Sept. 1
Kimberly Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, will be the featured speaker at the next NAMI meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.
Since new guidelines for treating high blood pressure announced earlier this year haven't received much public attention, David Gile, M.D., wanted to share the information – if for no other reason than to stress the importance of blood pressure checks.
William J. Burke, 84, died July 31 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Oct. 18, 1929 at Spearville, the son of William Chauncey and Julia M. (Hayden) Burke.
Floyd E. Ward, 69, died Aug. 25 at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Feb. 14, 1945 at Pueblo, Colo., the son of Ila Ward.
Lawrence Stanley Schneider, 89, died Sept. 2, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1925, in Barton County, he was the son of Louis John William and Agnes Pauline (Page) Schneider. On Aug. 11, 1945, he married Daisy Pauline McDonald in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a farmer and stockman.
RUSSELL - Norma Jean (Boxberger) Schwien, 81, of rural Russell, passed away Aug. 27, at her residence. Born Nov. 24, 1932, at the family home in northeast Ellis County, she was the daughter of Edward and Pauline (Mai) Boxberger. She grew up in the Ellis County area and attended the Pleasant Dale School District #99. She later obtained her G.E.D. On Jan. 7, 1951, she was united in marriage to Leonard Larry Schwien in Russell. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2007. She was a homemaker.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Curtis E. Lohrding, 81, died Aug. 30, at his home following several months of illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Coldwater, to Raymond and Laura Lohrding. Curtis was a graduate of Coldwater High School and received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Science at Kansas State University, with four years ROTC and entered the Air Force as 2nd Lieutenant in July 7, 1955, where he became a jet pilot for three years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (ASCS) after 33 years administering offices in Coldwater and Great Bend ...
ROSE HILL - Juanita Maxine Crane-Grable, 86, died Aug. 31 in Rose Hill. She was the daughter of Lillian and Lee Page.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Leon E. Keil, 86, formerly of Great Bend, died Aug. 31.
Two residents of Sugar Land, Texas, were taken to Hays Medical Center with possible injuries Monday after their westbound sport utility vehicle was rear-ended by a car on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
A metal building where fittings are produced at Little Giant Fitting Co. Inc., 11 NE 50 Ave., was damaged by fire Monday morning.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
After a 56-year career spanning two centuries, seven decades and two retirements, it seemed like a fitting sendoff for Rose Kelly to receive a R.O.S.E (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) Award and a bouquet of red roses.