CHANDLER - Stephen Michael Swafford, 39, of Chandler, passed away Feb. 13, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1973 in Oklahoma City, OKLA. His parents are Jim and Wilma (Fredrick) Swafford of Chandler.
Merle D. Jurgensen, 79, died Feb. 15, 2013 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. He was born Nov. 17, 1933 at Great Bend, the daughter of Ed and Lena (Katzmaier) Jurgensen.
BETHEL, Mo. - Charles Ralph Coonrod, 77, of Bethel, Mo., passed away on Feb. 6 at the University Medical Center in Columbia, Mo. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Woodrow Wilson and Eva Pearl Curtis Coonrod. Ralph and Delberta "Debbie" Hollaway were married on Aug. 26, 1961, in Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire Department
Historic buildings in downtown Great Bend provide a glimpse into the city's interesting past. Nostalgic and handsome, they stand tall and distinct along the heart of Main Street and surrounding blocks. But building facades can only reveal so much. Local businesswoman Tammy Hammond has taken steps to enhance that glimpse by telling stories through a series of five bronze sculptures that she has collectively titled, "A Lifetime."
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend is hosting its annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the award-winning motion picture "Doubt" at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill donation is requested. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie, which has a run time of 104 minutes.
Thursday, Feb. 14
By Jim Misunas
Larned Antique Dealers
With an editorial titled "Pope Sets Example For Other Aging Leaders," USA Today tried laying a major guilt trip on the nation's authority figures.
Beef contaminated with horsemeat has sparked a multi-nation controversy in Europe.
God Bless America, and how's everybody?
Let me put this as charitably as I possibly can:
The last time the Barton Community College softball defeated Seward County was 2009. Some 24 straight losses. Until Wednesday that is.
Finally a sweep. The Barton Community College baseball team had played six doubleheaders this season. And six times the day ended with a split.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice receives a $1,772 donation, which represents proceeds from the recent Chili Challenge cosponsored by The Bikers of Central Kansas and the American Legion Riders. From left to right are: Dan Slack, Rae Ann Brack; Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director; Lori Grauer; and Danny Riggs. The funds will help hospice patients.
MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.