Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. I don't think anyone who keeps up with the weather forecast for Barton County would have expected all of the snow we received at the Bottoms this past week. Snow this week in Barton County? Wondering if Doc and I have finally lost it? Sure, we did not get any snow in the form of precipitation, but we did get a lot of snow in the form of owls. Snowy owls that is!
USD 495 calendar
Kansas high school basketball scores
Thursday, Jan. 12
Vanessa Diaz edged out two of her co-workers to earn the "Shining Star of the Year" award from Rosewood Services Inc. for 2011. Also awarded as honorable-mention selections were employees Erika Julian and Mallory Osuwah.
Barton County Sheriff
WASHINGTON, MO. - Karolyn Kaye Coleman, 72, of Washington, Mo., formerly of Ellis, passed away in the loving arms of God, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Cedarcrest Manor Nursing Home in Washington, Mo. Born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Emmeram, she was the daughter of Delbert and Beulah (Springfield) Witt. On July 25, 1955 she married Arthur Paul Coleman, in Great Bend. She was a homemaker and a health care provider.
ARLINGTON - Melvin, D. Thompson, 85, died Jan. 13 at his home in Arlington. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Birzer Funeral Home.
HAYS -Hubert Rajewski, 94, of Hays, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5 at the Great Bend Health and Rehab Center in Great Bend, Kansas. He was born April 4, 1917 in Vincent, Kansas to Frank and Mary (Wittman) Rajewski. He married Emma Klaus in 1939. He had worked in maintenance and was a farmer.
ISLAMABAD (MCT) – With a decision to fast-track the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Iran, Pakistan is underscoring not only the energy needs of its flailing economy but also its growing estrangement from Washington.
SEOUL, South Korea (MCT) – Capping a diplomatic huddle in Tokyo with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Japanese central government officials pledged Thursday to buy less Iranian oil in a nod to Washington's campaign to sanction Iran over its nuclear program.
Crime Stoppers is offering a larger than normal reward for information on the attack of a 24-year-old woman, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Shopko Stores and Pamida, two of the nation's leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, are merging to sharpen its focus on serving smaller and rural communities.
This Jan. 29, our state will be 151 years old. Kansas was admitted to the Union two and a half months before the beginning of the Civil War – one of our nation's most terrible times.
Pheasants' banquet Saturday
Where is Leslie Knope when we need her?
TOPEKA- Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Topeka this weekend to compete in the USAWKS kids state tournament. After a long weekend of wrestling, nine wrestlers brought home awards for placing in the top six in the state. The team placed 13th overall.
Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting of a red nose popping out of the presidential wannabe clown car.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Shelter Insurance – Trent Mermis, 1922 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Amanda and Steve. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The first scheduled household hazardous waste collection of 2015 will be held April 18 at the Barton County Landfill, said Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock. The collection will take place from 8 a.m. until noon.
Barton County Jail
ANDOVER - Cheryl Ann Harrell, 68, entered the arms of her Lord and Savior, March 29, 2015, at Life Care Center of Andover. Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Atchison she was the daughter of Wallace and Verdele Russell. In August 1965, she married the love of her life, Jon. She was a retired office manager for her husband's optometry practice. She worked with Jon in their offices in Larned and Great Bend, building his optometry practice until his death Jan. 1, 2006.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. - American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, recently announced net income of $98.9 million for the 2014 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $39 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $111 million and a cash dividend of $37 million in 2013. American AgCredit has returned over $250 million to its customer-owners since 2005.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.
Barton Community College is offering a course to help people become more familiar with some of the basics of exploring the Internet.
Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6 for Easter break. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 7.