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Barton Community College students will take a fall break from classes Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21. Faculty members will have a work day on Thursday, and will take Friday as their fall break. All college offices will remain open.
A steady rain and an unexpected change of venue didn't stop the seventh-annual Rosewood Rodeo. Thirty two clients from Rosewood Services Inc. competed Saturday, Oct. 8, in front of their friends and families at the Rosewood Ranch, located a few miles east of Pawnee Rock.
Even though Maxine Lingurar, M.D., has discontinued the obstetrics part of her medical practice, she still offers services to gynecological and other patients. Dr. Lingurar and Julie McClaren, ARNP, share the practice at the Women's Health Center (WHC).
Sunflower Bank announced the promotion of Lynda Jamison to vice president and market manager of Sunflower Bank's Central Kansas locations in Great Bend and Ellinwood.
The Barton County Association of Churches will hold its annual Chicken and Noodle Supper from 4:30 to 7 pm. on Monday, at the First Assembly of God Church located at 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend.
The Omaha, Neb. public school system spent $130,000 of its stimulus grant recently just to buy 8,000 copies of the book "The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change."
HOLDERNESS, N.H – Reports suggest New Hampshire voters haven't focused on the national politics invading their state yet, and it's hard to understand why.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Randy Wolf outfoxed the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings to earn his first postseason win at age 35 and the Milwaukee Brewers got two more hits from Ryan Braun in a 4-2 victory Thursday night that evened the NL championship series at 2-all.
DETROIT (AP) - One moment, Justin Verlander and the Tigers were on the verge of watching their season slip away.
Zack Greinke apparently is done providing bulletin-board material.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team finished in second place with 45 points at the Western Athletic Conference meet on Thursday.
GREAT BEND - Sandra "Sandy" Essmiller, 66, died Oct. 12. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
LIBERAL - Daniel Joseph Penney, 61, of Liberal, passed away Tuesday from a sudden illness. Dan was born Dec. 28, 1949 at Great Bend. He went to school and worked there until 1968, when he moved to Kansas City, Mo. In 1983, he met his wife, Louise and moved to the rural Liberal, Mo. area.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Surrendered Family Ministries will be holding the next Prairie Fire Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton in Great Bend. As a women of faith, special speaker Marlene Klepees will share her message of healing. Klepees has told her story on TBN, the 700 Club, The Sid Roth show, as well as on other television and radio shows and at many conferences and churches. Go to www.heavensscentflowers.com/marlene.htm to read about Klepees testimony.
Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.
Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.
BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.
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LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.
A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.
The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.
The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.
Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).
The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.
On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.
Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.