Thomas Beier of South Hutchinson took home $500 for his first-place win in the recent Sunflower Diversified Services Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament. June Garrett of Claflin won $300 for second place and Karen Watts of Hays earned $150 for third.
ELLINWOOD - Lorin Peter, 84 , died Nov. 12, 2011, at Ellinwood.
GREAT BEND - John Edward Sandberg was born Nov. 28, 1956 and he left this world on Nov. 13, 2011.
LYONS - Myron J. Behnke, 69, died Nov. 13, 2011 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
A partnership between local businesses is helping to light up downtown Great Bend this Christmas and for Christmases to come, and earn money for Habitat for Humanity at the same time.
HOISINGTON - Over 200 hundred students, advisors, and guests attended the District B FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference in Stockton on Oct. 19. Hoisington's own Kayla Reisner opened the meeting as the District B president. Shannon Manka is currently serving as the District B Vice President of STAR Events.
K of C to hold feather party bingo
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will act on vehicle bids when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
Audience members attend a Veterans Day assembly, Friday morning at Great Bend High School.
Local student thespians are turning Shakespearian actors as they stage "Something Shakespeare" Sunday, Nov. 13, Monday and Tuesday at the Great Bend High School auditorium.
WICHITA - Larry Dean Berry, Sr., 65, entered eternal life Nov. 12, 2011.
By Jim Misunas
The Larned Veterans Day Parade enjoyed nice autumn weather Friday ion downtown Larned.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 14, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to hunting until further notice due to the continued presence of whooping cranes. This closure is necessary to give the crane, an endangered species, protection from mortality. Refuge personnel will continually be monitoring the Cranes' locations. The Refuge may open, and then close, several times over the next few weeks as Whooping Cranes migrate through the area. The most reliable source for the current status of Refuge hunting and whooping crane presence is our website, www.fws.gov/quivira. Hunters on private land in the Refuge vicinity are reminded ...
Connie McDanel will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at The Front Door Facility, 1615 10th Street, in Great Bend. The public is invited to this free of charge event.
PRATT - Cuma M. Zeltner, 72, died Jan. 27, 2015 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born on April 16, 1942, in Princeton, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Max and Gypsy Genelle (White) Vinson. On March 18, 1962, she married James 'Jim' W. Zeltner in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2012. She worked as office manager at Adams Electric in Pratt for 24 years and most recently worked as bookkeeper for Westhoff Plumbing. The avid reader enjoyed making her world famous chocolate chip cookies.
GARDEN CITY - An Offerle man who was texting while driving went off U.S. 50 Tuesday evening in Finney County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Jeffrey Humiston, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 that went in the ditch and traveled for 900 feet and struck an obstruction. The car went airborne, coming to rest in the westbound lane facing northwest.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Lodge No. 331, A.F.&A.M., will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the lodge, located at Second and Vine St. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out will be available. Advance tickets can be purchased from any lodge member.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Jamie M. Bahr, driving while suspended, fine $100, court costs $110
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.