It didn't take long for the winter storm that started whipping through central Kansas Monday afternoon to wreak havoc for safety personnel.
Great Bend Fire Department
Larry W. Jimison, 66, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born Oct. 27, 1944 in Stafford, he was the son of Howard David and Verda Marie (Staley) Jimison. On Nov. 24, 1964, he married Sue Curtis in Ellsworth. A resident of Great Bend for 47 years, coming from Lorraine, he was the Water Superintendent for the city of Great Bend, working at the water department for 47 years.
The high school basketball games between Larned and Central Plains have been postponed due to inclement weather.
Sunday, Dec. 18
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Bright Horizons, 4801 W. 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Karmi Green and Linda Jamison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
OTIS - Sharon Royer, 52, died Dec. 19 in Rush County. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Olmitz. Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a wake starting at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will be held Thursday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Complete obituary information will be announced later.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood District Hospital and Clinic will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of the holidays. Emergency services will be available.
Jeffrey Lluis, 27, who performed stand-up comedy at clubs around Tampa, apparently held a day job as bank robber.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Americans are familiar with unmanned spy drones providing surveillance of Iranian nuclear complexes and Taliban armed militants combating American troops along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nik Cochran scored 21 points, including a clutch 3-pointer in the closing minutes, and Davidson shocked No. 12 Kansas 80-74 on Monday night to exact a little bit of revenge over an epic NCAA tournament loss three years ago.
The Patriots own the AFC East title again.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.