ELLINWOOD - After six years, former Ellinwood director Nancy Baird has resigned and is turning over the reins to a new director the first of September. She has enjoyed her work there and is passionate about Ellinwood's success.
ELLINWOOD - The Barton County Emergency Management office has notified the City of Ellinwood that residents who sustained flood damages need to complete an "Initial Damage Assessment" form which the State of Kansas will use to compile an official Damage Assessment. The form is available at the City office or can be downloaded from the Barton County website linked below.
It doesn't take long before new Great Bend area residents hear the name "Tim Miller." Miller (1940-2012) was one of the area's greatest businessmen and philanthropists, and his large company Tim Miller Enterprises was honored with the 2011 Business of the Year Award by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Virgil Gene Maser, 80, died July 28 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born May 1, 1933 in Bazine, he was the son of Fred and Hannah (Apple) Maser. On May 16, 1952 he married Linda Croft in New Mexico. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1958, coming from Hutchinson, he was a farmer and previously managed the Senate Hotel. He had also owned and operated Virgos Café, Granny's Kitchen, Star Lite Supper Club and Jayhawk Cafe.