Robert L. "Rob" Pelster Jr., 39, died Oct. 13 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 14, 1971, in Great Bend, the son of Robert L. Pelster Sr. and Lodema "Dee" (Garrett) Pelster. He married Frankie Lea on Aug. 14, 1993, at Great Bend. He worked for Log-Tech of Kansas as a wireline tech. He was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
Melvin J. Maneth, 78, of Great Bend, died Oct. 16 at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Shaffer, the son of John and Anna (Haberman) Maneth. He married LaRue Legleiter on June 11, 1957, at Olmitz. He was a retired farmer and rural letter carrier. He was a Great Bend resident for three years, coming from rural Albert.
It's official! The construction of the Community Animal Shelter is to begin. The City of Larned is assisting with funds to break ground for the shelter. The total cost of the shelter is approximately $308,000. "We are under way in fulfilling a community need for an animal shelter. The shelter will be located on land donated by Al and Patty Campbell at the corner of 8th Street and Highway 264, just north of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF)," said Lois Eye, president of the Pawnee County Humane Society.
Barton Community College students will take a fall break from classes Oct. 21 and 22. Barton faculty members will have a work day on Thursday, Oct. 21, and will take Friday, Oct. 22, as their fall break. All college offices will remain open.
Great Bend Police
INMAN – Voting for the 8 Wonders of Kansas People will end midnight, Friday, Oct. 22. The results will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 28.
EMPORIA –Rural Olpe resident Linda Carson has a list of reasons why she doesn't like camping. In a colorful, zany children's book, Carson details those reasons.
There are several new books at the Ellinwood District Library. They include:
On Oct. 21, the Ellinwood Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Barton County Sheriffs Office will be conducting a drivers license/seatbelt check lane in the City of Ellinwood.
The women of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Holyrood will hold their annual Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Fellowship Hall, 301 East Nassau. Chili, chiclcen "Halo" noodle soup, sandwiches, pie and coffee will be served.
Holy Name Parish of Bushton will host its annual Fall Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 24, serving a roast beef dinner in the parish hall, located three and one-half miles southwest of Bushton. Other activities will include a raffle, featuring a queen-size quilt as grand prize, bingo, cake wheel and children's games. Cost the meal, including a salad bar and pie, is $8 for adults, $4 for children six – 12, and free for those 5 and under.
First place in the "New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Sunflower" contest was awarded to Claudia Clark Myers of Duluth, Minn., and Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah, for their quilt titled "Gypsy Caravans." Classic Sunflower blocks in orange and blue spin in an asymmetrical arrangement evoking the look of a gypsy wagon.
On Saturday afternoons when I was a boy growing up in the little North Texas town of Electra, I would often steal into the basement of my Dad's church and sit for hours under the quilting frame set up by the Women's Missionary Council. The ladies of the church would sing hymns, gossip and generally catch up on the goings-on in their world. All the while, thimbles clicked and nimble fingers darted in and out of the batting suspended on the quilting frame. I was always amazed at how they could piece together all those disparate pieces of ...
Even though the headlines and newscasts aren't abuzz with dire warnings about an especially nasty virus, influenza remains a threat.
As this is being written, weather forecasters have backed off the heavy rains they predicted from the remnants of the hurricane that affected Mexico this past week. Corn harvest is starting to ramp up in the area; soybeans are turning color and dropping leaves; grain sorghum development is all over the map; and some early planted wheat has emerged. There really isn't much new locally to comment on, so let's take a look at some other news.
It takes a lot of work to get the glowing Ferris Wheel spinning, just like it takes work setting up the Ye Old Mill, grooming competition livestock, making the thousands of funnel cakes and cheese curds and keeping the fairgrounds a clean environment for families to enjoy. But most people don't think about the behind the scenes work it takes to get the competitions and booths off the ground in order to make the fair a success.
Jeremy Lamb, driving while suspended, fine $500, court costs $55.50
Tracy R. Hilton, battery domestic violence, continued to Oct. 2
FLU SEASON - The flu took the lives of more than 100 children in the U.S. last flu season, and most of those kids didn't get a flu shot.
As parents, most of us are happy to simply get through a day and know that we kept our children and small pets alive, never mind knowing our parenting style. But taking a moment to consider how we approach our children and situations not only can create a closer, better family experience, but more well-adjusted and prepared children.
From the beginning of time, expectations of men and women have been different. Society has come a long way in recognizing this difference, but one stereotype remains: Men are looked upon as weak if they become emotional.
Kids love to spend time with their dads. For families where mom is primarily with the kids while dad is at work, changing things up and allowing for dad time with the kids is a nice break - for the kids, the mom and the dad.
HAYS - Both the Great Bend High School girls' and boys' cross-country teams finished in fifth place at the Hays Invitational on Thursday.
LARNED - A 39-yard field goal by Kingman High School's Caden Knoblauch with 1:46 left on the clock silenced a noisy Larned crowd and propelled the Eagles to a 3-0 victory over the Larned Indians on Friday evening at Earl Roberts Stadium.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade football team beat Pratt 34-8.
Abilene 13, Concordia 7
LAWRENCE - After a shaky start by Montell Cozart a week ago, Kansas coach Charlie Weis decided to throw a bunch of short passes early in Saturday's game to give his young quarterback some confidence.
No. 23 Fort Hays State men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 conference road matchup to Southern Nazarene on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James "Big Game" Shields came up just short in the Kansas City Royals' biggest game of the season.