COFFEYVILLE - What has become common the past few years, the Barton Community College and Dodge City women's golf teams were battling toe-to-toe, this time at Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet No. 3 in Coffeyville on Sunday and Monday.
October 22, 2013|
By Mike Marzolf
Special to the Tribune
CLAFLIN -The USD 112 Central Plains Future Farmers of America won both regionals and state in land judging. What readers may not know is land judging consists of two categories, homesite evaluation and land judging.
Laura A. Bader, 52, passed away at her home in Great Bend on Oct. 21, after a lengthy illness. Born July 4, 1961, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Paul and Marie (Binder) Molleker. She moved with her family to Hays, where she attended school and graduated from Marian High School in 1979. On June 19, 1981, she married Michael Bader in Hays. The couple made their home in Great Bend. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, ceramics, needlepoint, and making felt Christmas stockings and ornaments.
Gerald Joseph "Jerry" Prosser, 72, died Oct. 21 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 5, 1941 in Rush County, he was the son of William and Matilda (Birzer) Prosser. On Jan. 31, 1965 he married Leona Kober at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, he was a service manager at Marlette Homes until its closing, then was owner and operator of Prosser Home Improvement, working as a finish carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and music, having played saxophone in a polka band.
Barbara A. "Bobbi" Donner, 71, passed away on Oct. 22, at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend, where she had resided for the past two years. Born on Feb. 3, 1942, in Topeka, she was the daughter of John D. and Blanche (Hall) Mullinix. She grew up in Topeka prior to moving with her family to northern California as a teenager. On July 11, 1959, she was united in marriage to Robert Donner in Paradise, Calif. Barbara lived in the cities of Paradise, Chico, and Tuscon, Calif., until moving to Great Bend four years ago.
LARNED - John Richard Grant died on Oct. 20 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. He was born in Mitchell, S.D. He was a graduate of Plankington High School in Plankington, S.D. Self-employed, his work included farming, milk delivery routes, feedlot work, and a brief stint at the Larned State Hospital. He had a life-long interest in finding new uses for items. Even long after he retired he continued to tear down old houses and barns to salvage the lumber.
RUSSELL - Artists at Barton Community College got a chance to showcase their talents at the annual Russell Original Art Review Exhibition at the Russell 4-H Building. The show ran Oct. 11-13 and several Barton students received awards.
A Great Bend man was injured Monday when the car he was driving went off Interstate 70 in Trego County, approximately seven miles west of WaKeeney. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 4:28 p.m. when an Olds 88 driven by Allen Richmond Winder, 56, went into the median. The driver over-corrected and the car flipped onto its top. Winder was taken to Trego County Memorial Hospital with undetermined injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.