David Dean Seyfert, 39, died March 23 at his residence. Born July 5, 1971 in Great Bend, he was the son of Dale D. and Shirley R. (Smith) Seyfert. A resident of Great Bend for 20 years, coming from the farm north of Claflin, he was a small engine repairman for Carr Auto and Electronics. His hobbies were working on mowers, chain saws or any small engine repair.
ELLINWOOD - Ruth E. Banks, 96, died March 22 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Dec. 18, 1914 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Frank Tullis and Beary Mustain Tullis Waddle. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a retired telephone operator and homemaker. On Aug. 8, 1937 she married Harry French. On March 5, 1948 she married C.W. Schnurr. On May 26, 1972 she married W.F. (Bill) Banks. All preceded her in death.
HOISINGTON - Edgar L. Reif, 77, died March 21. Born Nov. 1, 1933 in Hoisington, he was the son of the late Alfred A. and Clara (Polzin) Reif. A past resident of Osborne, he was the owner/operator truck driver at D & R Trucking in Pratt and Skillett Trucking in LaCrosse.
PHILLIPSBURG - Tamera Lynn Wagner, 38, of Phillipsburg died Tuesday, March 22 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Three artists who are ceramics students of Barton Community College art instructor Bill Forst are exhibiting their works in the display cases located outside the Shafer Gallery in the college's Fine Arts Building.
Great Bend Police Someone spray painted on a residence at 5943 Rosewood Drive, it was reported Tuesday. A car window at 2703 Forest Ave. was broken, it was reported Tuesday. A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday night. Barton County Sheriff A vehicle hit a deer on NE K-156 at NE 120 Ave. at 6:57 a.m. Tuesday. Kansas Highway ...
The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Great Bend is rasing money to restore the neon eagle sign outside the FOE social room at 1024 Main. One fundraiser will be a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 2, with The Country Plus Band playing. The suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 is celebrating spring and the return of American Legion Baseball with an all you can eat supper from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave. The cost is $6 they will be serving vegetable beef, ham and beans, potato and chicken and noodles, plus a variety of desserts furnished by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Kansas Highway Patrol reports three people died Wednesday following a head-on collision at 1:55 a.m., five miles east of Wilson on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County. Joseph O. Pena, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was driving a Ford F-150 pickup traveling west in the eastbound lanes. Kylie B. Jobe, 20, and Kyle D. Thornburg, 22, both of Wichita, were in the eastbound Chevrolet Equinox that collided with the pickup. Officers were ...
Dear Editor, One year ago today, President Obama signed "Obamacare," officially entitled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), into law. Unfortunately, a check of the facts proves the law isn't as advertised. It neither protects patients nor eases health care costs. For example, the $2.6 trillion legislation has forced many Americans to switch out of plans that they liked and pay higher premiums. It has reduced health care choices for patients of all ...
oe Colclasure, 25, was arrested and charged with robbing the bank located inside an Albertson's supermarket in Palm Desert, Calif.
Dear Editor, Since Dr. Mike Allison has been mayor of Great Bend the last 12 years, much has happened we can be proud of: • A 4.2 percent growth in population, when most rural communities saw a decline in population • A decrease in the mill levy from 45.09 to 42.33, which is a drop of over 6 percent, while most other taxes have gone up • Unemployment in Great Bend is currently 5.5 percvent ...
The question of fuel has life or death implications for more and more people on a rapidly quickening time frame. Both sides of the old argument, which seemed to either stake claims on no nukes, no oil or drilling everywhere there's a hint of oil and planting a lot of nuclear plants, are no longer feasible.
BCC booster club to hold member meeting The Barton Cougar Booster Club along with the Barton Athletic Department will host a general membership meeting on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the courtyard area of the Best Western Angus Inn in Great Bend and will be catered by Delgado's. Members will be able to visit with Barton coaches. GB Rec Commission forming summer youth leagues The Great ...
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