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Hubert B. Ochs 1924 - 2012

WICHITA - Hubert B. Ochs, 86, died Feb. 18 at Larksfield Place Retirement Community in Wichita. Born Nov. 7, 1924, in Galatia, he was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Karst) Ochs. On Sept. 5, 1948, he married Norma Lee Schultz in Great Bend. She died on July 1, 2005. A resident of Great Bend, moving to Wichita in 2004, he was the longtime owner and operator of Wells Men's Wear in Great Bend.

February 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lenhardt (Leonard) Homeier 1924 - 2012

WILSON - Lenhardt (Leonard) Homeier, 86, died Feb. 19 in Great Bend. Born May 1, 1924, in Ellsworth county, he was the son of Wilhelm Homeier and Emma Friebus. On July 28, 1947, he married Alice Zeman. She died in November 2011. A lifetime resident of the Dorrance/Wilson area, he was a farmer, dairyman and carpenter.

February 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Krug to talk about social networking

Senior citizens and others interested in learning about sites like Facebook and MySpace can attend a free Stop 'N Learn program this week at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. "Social Networking: Making the Connections," will start at 1 p.m. Friday. Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug will be the presenter.

February 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Barnes to speak on Native American art and culture

Barton County Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Historical Museum. David Barnes, director of Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College, will provide the program, "Native American Art and Culture."

February 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


On the Record for Feb. 23, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

February 22, 2012 | | On the Record


Lillian Irene Hoffhaus 1920 - 2012

with pic

February 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jet landing postponed

The landing of a privately owned 737-200 jet scheduled to touch down at Great Bend Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon has been postponed, said airport Manager Martin Miller.

February 22, 2012 | | News


'Gasland' to be shown at Jordaan Library

LARNED - "Gasland," an award-winning documentary movie will be aired at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Jordaan Public Library in Larned.

February 22, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


‘Gasland’ film to be shown Thursday, Saturday

LARNED - "Gasland," an award-winning documentary movie will be aired at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Jordaan Public Library in Larned.

February 22, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Youthville foster parenting training classes

Youthville foster parenting training classes will begin on March 1st. Foster homesin Great Bend and Barton County are needed for sibling groups, teens, special needs and infants. For more information contact Amy Flowers at 316-425-2451.

February 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


River Bend Assisted Living Valentine King and Queen

River Bend Assisted Living crowned their Valentine King and Queen, Howard Soeken and Ruth White, on Feb. 14 at their Valentine Party.

February 22, 2012 | | Local News


Pawnee County commission approves minutes

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Feb. 6 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.

February 22, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned man sentenced for vehicular homicide case

LARNED - A Pawnee County judge ruled a Larned man convicted of two counts of vehicular homicide will have to pay restitution for burial expenses, serve 12 months on house arrest, serve 24 months probation and work 1,000 hours of community service. Buckley entered a guilty plea to the charges November 30, 2011.

February 22, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Convicted robber gets 130-month prison sentence

LARNED - James W. Cawley, 33, was sentenced to the standard prison term of 130 months after the defendant's request for a reduced sentence on a robbery conviction was denied by Pawnee County District Judge Bruce Gatterman Thursday in Pawnee County District Court.

February 22, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Briefs

Veterans rep to visit

February 22, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


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OTR for March 3, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 02, 2015 | | On the Record


​Jury selection begins for LaVeta Miller trials

Jury selection began Monday morning for LaVeta D. Miller's trial in Barton County District Court. Miller has entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of theft by deception. The state alleges that about $110,000 was stolen from the Honor Flight program, intended to give World War II veterans expense-paid trips to see their national monument in Washington, D.C. The defendant is the former director of Central Prairie RC&D, once based in Great Bend. She was in charge of Central Prairie Honor Flights, which raised nearly $1.2 million for veterans' trips between 2008 and ...

March 02, 2015 | | News


Wanda Jo Simmons

GREAT BEND - Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1, 2015.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Area basketball substates

CLASS 5A GIRLS

March 02, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Blood drive set

Dear Editor,

March 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Fundraiser for Claflin Lions Club

Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 20. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


4H’ers compete in Edward’s County 4H Air Rifle Match

On Feb. 14, 16 Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Offerle to compete in the Edward's County 4H Air Rifle Match.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This is Dr. Don Williams' goal as he seeks a position on the USD 428 Board of Education. Although only a resident of Great Bend for a little less than three years, Williams, his wife, and family, have been long-time residents of central Kansas. After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan in Salina in 1970, he taught all of the sciences in the junior and senior high at Hanston. In addition, he was the junior high coach for ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Estes — Shirey

Kayla Estes and Tyler Shirey announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Tanya Kirby of St. John and David and Gay Estes of Arlington and the granddaughter of Larry and Carolyn Mix and Lloyd and Verla Estes both of St. John. The prospective groom is the son of Kevin and Maria Shirey of Canton, Mo. and the grandson of Robert and Rita Kirchner and Alice both of Canton, Mo. and the late Art Shirey.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Price — Johns

Terry and Shelli Price announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Price to Joseph Johns, son of Terrill Johns and Marsha French Joseph.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Mayette Keith 95th

Mayette Keith will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 10, with a card shower. She will celebrate with her family with a dinner at Brookville Hotel in Abilene.

March 01, 2015 | | Birthdays


Behrendt baby boy

Adam and Kate (Corbett) Behrendt announce the birth of their son Milo Edwin Behrendt on Jan. 5, in Omaha, Neb. He weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz. and was 22 in. long. He has a big brother, Will Michael, who is 18 months old.

March 01, 2015 | | Births


Stueder — Marshall

Terry and MelEasa Stueder announce the engagement of their daughter Brenna Lynn to Logan Dane Marshall, son of Paul and Debbie Marshall.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Lewis — DeHaven

Michael and Cheryl Lewis of Smithville, Mo. announce the engagement of their daughter Miranda Lewis to Garrett DeHaven, son of Tom and Deb DeHaven of Hoisington.

March 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Farmers Mutual Insurance Company annual meeting

On Feb. 19, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (FMI), Ellinwood, held their 119th Annual Meeting of the Policyholders. Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is a Kansas Domiciled Mutual Insurance Company that is and has been based out of Ellinwood since 1896. Originally formed by a group of Barton county citizens who had a need to insure property that the insurance industry in the late 1800's would not insure, FMI has continued to serve Kansans with insurance protection on residential and farm property throughout those 119 years. A mutual insurance company is one that has no stock investors nor individual owners, being ...

March 01, 2015 | | Business


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