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John Maynard Little 1955-2011

HOISINGTON - John Maynard Little, 55, died March 3 at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1955 at Hoisington, the son of Harold E. and Wilma M. (Lust) Little.

March 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Judith Kay Ritchie 1941 - 2011

ELLINWOOD - Judith Kay Ritchie, 69, died March 3 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born June 23, 1941 in Hays, she was the daughter of Roy Lafayette Bailes and Genevieve Marie Davis Bailes. In 1957, she married Aubrey Tatro at Medicine Lodge. She later married Clarence Randall Ritchie on April 29, 1961 in Medicine Lodge. He died on Dec. 30, 2007. A resident of Ellinwood since 2009, formerly of Great Bend and Medicine Lodge, she was employed at the Holiday Inn as the executive housekeeper, Central Kansas Medical Center in admissions and housekeeping and at Wal-Mart in Great Bend as a ...

March 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Tom Berscheidt 1951 - 2011

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Tom L. Berscheidt dedicated his life to family, friends, and serving God. On Feb. 11, surrounded by many people who loved him, Tom passed away from complications associated with esophageal cancer, just 17 days before his 60th birthday. Tom was born on Feb. 28, 1951 in Ellinwood, the second child of Ray and Dorothy (Wess) Berscheidt. He spent his early years in Ellinwood and Great Bend, surrounded by the extended families of both his parents, working during the summer months on his grandparents, Pete and Mayme Berscheidt, farm located a few miles east of Ellinwood. When Tom ...

March 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Kathy Sue “Kat” Pratt

Kathy Sue "Kat" Pratt, 54, passed on Thursday, March 3 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. She was born January 3, 1957 at Hoisington. She was a homemaker.

March 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Gene G. Krankenberg 1932 - 2011

HUDSON – Gene George Krankenberg, 78, died March 2 in Overland Park. Born May 20, 1932 in Udall,he was the son of Leo and Lorine Krankenberg. A long time resident of Hudson, he was a farmer. On Sept. 26, 1955 he married Chiemi Ishimaru in Japan.

March 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Laurene Elizabeth Marvin

LA CROSSE - Laurene Elizabeth Marvin, 89, died March 1 at Grisell Memorial Hospital in Ransom. Born March 16, 1921 in Ransom, she was the daughter of Mathias Frederick and Mary Margaret (Roths) Friess. A resident of Ransom for the past 14 months, coming from La Crosse where she had lived since 1961. She was a homemaker. On Dec. 6, 1947 she married E. Leon Marvin in Wichita. He died April 10, 2004.

March 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Library to host WWII exhibit

ELLINWOOD - In 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland and started a world wide war with unmatched death, violence and fire power, and the lives of 60 million people were extinguished, Ellinwood is remembering its own at the Ellinwood/Community School Library with an exhibit of those who served, and of those who never returned.

March 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Council approves changes to utility connection fees; shutoffs

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council approved at its Monday meeting, Ordinance 1457 establishing regulations and fees utility services. The fee for establishing electrical service is $100, and the fee for establishing water service is $50. The person requesting utility service must provide a proof of ownership or a rental lease agreement in addition to a government issued photo identification.

March 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Winiecke named new director

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street Inc. announced the hiring of a new Executive Director Michelle Winiecke.

March 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


'Meet the Candidate' USD 355 forum to be held

ELLINWOOD - Candidates running for USD 355 School Board have been invited to participate in a "Meet the Candidate" discussion forum at 6 p.m. on March 14 at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. This is an opportunity for the public to meet the candidates and hear their responses to various issues facing the schools. Six candidates have filed for four positions.

March 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


St. Joseph teacher awarded 'Teacher of the Year'

ammer, second and third grade teacher at St. Joseph School in Ellinwood, was recently honored as "Teacher of the Year" by the Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools.

March 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Patricia L. Young 1934 - 2011

LARNED - Patricia L. Young, 76, died March 3 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 2, 1934 in Larned, she was the daughter of Clarence Gordon Hammond and Leora Nulf Hammond Kristufek. Moving from Rural Edwards County to Larned in 1973, she was the Administrator for Hammond Holiday Home. On Feb. 2, 1983 she married Lewis C. Young at Colorado Springs, Colo. He survives.

March 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Celebration of Fat Tuesday with Annual Monterrey Dinner

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, invites everyone to celebrate "Fat Tuesday" at their tenth annual Monterrey Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Tickets are $7.50 and $3.50 for children 6 and younger and are available in advance or at the door, with take-out available. An accessible entrance is located on the Polk Street side of the church.

March 04, 2011 | | Religion


Parrot’s pining for the fjords

Life imitates a Monty Python sketch:

March 04, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Barton Blazers

The Barton Blazers are coach by Troy Griffith assisted by Dale Kuhlman. The team recently took second at the third-grade tournament in Kingman.

March 03, 2011 | | Local Sports


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Gloria K. Zamarripa 1948 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Gloria K Zamarripa, 66, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born July 14, 1948, the daughter of Fred Ray and Alice (Rohr) Kincaid. Gloria married Frank Zamarripa April 4, 1964 at Great Bend. He died May 6, 1989.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Charley Hoffsmith 1947 - 2015

Charley Hoffsmith, 67, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was born July 4, 1947, at Dighton, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Marie (Orten) Hoffsmith. A long-time resident of Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Charley's Tree Service.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hazel Crone

PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, 2015 at home in Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sue Elizabeth Ballantine 1947 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Sue Elizabeth Ballantine, 67, died Jan. 22, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. She was born on Feb. 28, 1947, to Donald H. and Violet Ann (Schartz) Ballantine. Sue was a resident of Wichita for 35 years and formerly of Ellinwood, KS. She retired from Boeing in 1998 where she worked for 20 years.

January 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Could Patriots really get a Super loser label?

PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-pointer came on only attempt of his career.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 11 points, including a key 3-pointer that came on his first career attempt from the arc, and added 10 rebounds in helping Lehigh defeat Lafayette, 75-71.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wade hoping NBA can better police unruly fans

MIAMI (AP) - For making an obscene gesture toward heckling fans, Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA and even had his phone and television privileges revoked at home by his family.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Alexander, No. 11 Kansas dump No. 17 Texas 75-62

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cliff Alexander had 15 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Kansas beat No. 17 Texas 75-62 on Saturday for a key road win in the rugged Big 12.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is being remembered for his positive outlook and brilliant playing career in a steady stream of tributes.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Local Roundup

ST. JOHN 72, PRATT 39

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Davis, Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans have lost their fair share of winnable games on the road this month, a trend that cannot continue if they hope to make a run at the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


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