KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Phil Forte stepped to the foul line and Marcus Smart couldn't bear to watch, so with 2.9 seconds left on the clock in a tie game, Oklahoma State's star freshman turned around.
Great Bend Fire Department
BY DAVID SHAFFER
ELLINWOOD - Cora Louisa Pennington, 98, passed away peacefully on Feb. 27th. Born May 24, 1914 in Bunker Hill, she was the daughter of Arthur Sellens and Mary (Chenoweth) Sellens, one of five children. In 1932 she graduated from Haviland Friends Academy. She was honored as one of three remaining graduates surviving from her class at the 2011 reunion. A resident of Ellinwood for over 50 years, she was a self-employed beautician.
Preliminary Damage Assessments began March 11 in a number of Kansas counties affected by the severe winter storms that struck the state in February. The assessments will gather data to determine if any of the counties will be eligible to apply for federal Public Assistance money to recoup disaster-related expenses.
SALINA - Norma Jean Copeland, 88, of Salina, died March 13. Ryan Mortuary, Salina will be handling arrangements.
Larry Dean Lunsford, 77, Great Bend, died March 14 at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
HOLYROOD - Brittney Mishel Montalbo died on March 7 in Lakeland, Fla. She was born Nov. 1, 1989 in Woolford Hall Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Raised in Pleasanton, Texas, she graduated from high school in Fort Worth, Texas.
City of Hoisington to hold special meeting
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School students are nominated on a regular basis for showing positive attributes called the Cardinal Core. Those nominated this month are:
Our own increasingly secretive Kansas Legislature continues to ponder bills that would curtail the release of what is now considered public information.
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The 2015 Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 8, 9, and 10, 2015 in Great Bend. The show is located at the Expo Complex west of town. The show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 8th, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. on the 9th and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the 10th with extended hours on Thursday.