Ellen Ora "Punky" Sparks, 72, died March 22 at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 10, 1939 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Ora and Opal (Griffin) Ford. On Dec. 20, 1959 she married Robert Sparks in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1945, coming from Wichita, she was a realtor for Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate and previously for Keenan Real Estate. Punky enjoyed her home life with her loving husband, Bob, and adoring pet, Peipi. She traveled to numerous Colorado locations with her girlfriends every summer. Punky enjoyed contact over the years with ...
David Dean Seyfert, 39, died March 23 at his residence. Born July 5, 1971 in Great Bend, he was the son of Dale D. and Shirley R. (Smith) Seyfert. A resident of Great Bend for 20 years, coming from the farm north of Claflin, he was a small engine repairman for Carr Auto and Electronics. His hobbies were working on mowers, chain saws or any small engine repair.
ELLINWOOD - Ruth E. Banks, 96, died March 22 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Dec. 18, 1914 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Frank Tullis and Beary Mustain Tullis Waddle. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a retired telephone operator and homemaker. On Aug. 8, 1937 she married Harry French. On March 5, 1948 she married C.W. Schnurr. On May 26, 1972 she married W.F. (Bill) Banks. All preceded her in death.
HOISINGTON - Edgar L. Reif, 77, died March 21. Born Nov. 1, 1933 in Hoisington, he was the son of the late Alfred A. and Clara (Polzin) Reif. A past resident of Osborne, he was the owner/operator truck driver at D & R Trucking in Pratt and Skillett Trucking in LaCrosse.
PHILLIPSBURG - Tamera Lynn Wagner, 38, of Phillipsburg died Tuesday, March 22 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Three artists who are ceramics students of Barton Community College art instructor Bill Forst are exhibiting their works in the display cases located outside the Shafer Gallery in the college's Fine Arts Building.
Great Bend Police
The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Great Bend is rasing money to restore the neon eagle sign outside the FOE social room at 1024 Main. One fundraiser will be a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 2, with The Country Plus Band playing. The suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 is celebrating spring and the return of American Legion Baseball with an all you can eat supper from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave. The cost is $6 they will be serving vegetable beef, ham and beans, potato and chicken and noodles, plus a variety of desserts furnished by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Kansas Highway Patrol reports three people died Wednesday following a head-on collision at 1:55 a.m., five miles east of Wilson on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County.
oe Colclasure, 25, was arrested and charged with robbing the bank located inside an Albertson's supermarket in Palm Desert, Calif.
The question of fuel has life or death implications for more and more people on a rapidly quickening time frame. Both sides of the old argument, which seemed to either stake claims on no nukes, no oil or drilling everywhere there's a hint of oil and planting a lot of nuclear plants, are no longer feasible.
Bedding sale Friday
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board met at a special meeting on Monday. After executive session, they approved personnel changes for the upcoming school year.
Ribbon cutting set
Wednesday, April 23
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Great Bend Cemetery building.
Get this: The U.S. Supreme Court is about to decide whether false accusations and mudslinging during political campaigns are illegal.
Every so often, someone in politics says something so preposterously hilarious that we're at pains to prevent our coffee from exiting our noses.
CLEVELAND - Jason Kipnis drove in Nick Swisher with a two-out double in the seventh inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
SAN ANTONIO - Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.
HAYS - Tristan Hall highlighted a pair of wins for Great Bend High School's baseball team at a triangular hosted by TMP Marian.
The Barton Community College's sixth annual Wounded Warrior Golf Scramble is set for Saturday, May 17.