Kathleen Kimpler, 85, died Nov. 15 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 8, 1926 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of George Peter and Mary Ann (Kramer) Kimpler. A resident of Great bend since 1975, coming from Ellinwood, she was a principal and teacher in the Wichita and Dodge City Diocese Catholic Schools for 34 years.
Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces that Raindrop Repair of St. John has received a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2010-2011 marketing year success. The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke's recent annual convention held Oct. 23-25, in Branson, Mo.
Nex-Tech Wireless will be supporting local organizations this holiday season with their 6th annual toy drive. From Nov. 13 through Christmas, community members are encouraged to pick up an extra toy while shopping for the holidays and bring the new, unwrapped toy to any Nex-Tech Wireless location. Their efforts will be rewarded with free activation when signing up for service. Customers can also make a $10 donation in lieu of donating a new toy. All monies and toys will be donated to charities throughout 40 Kansas counties to brighten the holidays for many youngsters.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will present from "Trails to War," a program by Ron Smith, attorney and well known local historian and author of Thomas Ewing Jr., Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General.
LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library will be closed part of next week. The boiler is being replaced and the library has been without heat for the last week and a half. The building has gotten progressively colder. The library will reopen when the boiler has been replaced.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), along with the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) in Hutchinson, will host a Wild Horse Adoption and Open House on June 5-6. The public is invited to observe training demos all weekend by inmates in a rehabilitation program at the facility. Free screenings of the documentary film "Unbranded" – the dramatic story of four riders and 16 mustangs making a 3,000-mile trek across country – will be shown throughout the weekend.
Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.
Reports coming out of Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria convey hundreds of dead and burned bodies littering streets and thousands of people displaced and on the run. Loss after loss, setback after setback, the White House remains resolved: The president's Islamic State [ISIS] strategy is an "overall success," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest on May 19.
This summer Smoky Hills Public Television is working with public libraries throughout central and western Kansas to conduct summer reading programs through the Share a Story project. At 10 a.m. on June 13, Share a Story will visit Great Bend. The program will be in Ellinwood on at 10 a.m. on July 15.
A Rush County man was driving a semitrailer that was hit by a Union Pacific railroad train, Wednesday evening in Clark County. The truck driver, 30-year-old Joshua L. Coleman from Alexander, was able to get out of the vehicle and was not injured.