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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.