ELLINWOOD - LaDonna Marie Hatcher, 80, died Jan. 30 at Country Living in Ellinwood. She was born Jan. 19, 1933, at Florence, the daughter of Willis Lange and Marie Seibel. On July 7, 1957, she married John R. Hatcher at Ellinwood. A longtime Ellinwood resident, she was a bookkeeper at P.S.B. until retiring in 1985.
PRATT - Norma G. Kramer, 81, died Jan. 30 at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. Born Nov. 15, 1932, in Drumright, Okla., she was the daughter of Myrle E. and Josephine V. (Groves) Sipe. On Nov. 5, 1950, she married Eugene 'Gene' N. Kramer in Pratt. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2003. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling and golf at Green Valley Golf Course.
INMAN - Mary M. Wells, 80, passed away on Jan. 29 at Heartland Haven in rural Inman. Born on July 15, 1932, in rural Deer Creek, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Hope Nallore (Webster) and William Henry Currier. She attended and graduated from Deer Creek High School in Deer Creek, Okla. On Dec. 24, 1950, she was united in marriage to Robert Howard Wells in Rural Grant County, Okla. He died on May 14, 2003. Margaret was a homemaker, a secretary for the Logan school system, bookkeeper for Carpenter Manor in Smith Center and Rush County Nursing ...
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1209 Williams. On the agenda is a presentation by Barton Community College Trustee Mike Johnson and President Carl Heilman, a Convention Center update, a public hearing on creating a Community Improvement District for Golden Belt Cinema 6, an ordinance exempting certain the Fuller Industries property from ad valorem taxation, township fire contracts and an economic development report from Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Sandra and I went to Kansas City to see the play "Billy Elliot" over the past week-end. It was terrific! That 12-year-old kid is so talented and artistically mature. If you have a chance to see it-- go for it!
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Moday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the recognition of numerous county employees, a grant to enhance the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook a Health Advisory Board appointment and a renewal of the county's membership in the Kansas Association of Counties.
Layne Bieberle (Sr) and Michael Ryan (Jr) finished as 2015 state tennis doubles runners-up in the 3A-1A Division (season record of 32-1) at Emporia May 15-16. Central Plains finished 6th as a team. (Layne Bieberle, Michael Ryan, Michael Lamatsch, Matt Demel, Carson Kirmer and Brady Rugan).
On Tuesday, detectives from the Barton County Sheriff's Office obtained three search warrants for methamphetamine and other illegal drugs. The search warrants were obtained with the assistance and cooperation from the Great Bend Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
Marc Waite, a recent graduate from Ellinwood High School, has signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Barton Community College this fall. Pictured front row, left to right are EHS coach Lesli Taylor, Waite and, back row, parents Mel and Mary Waite.
GREAT BEND - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently participated in Great Bend's sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes relay race. The event is a playful opportunity for men to increase awareness in their community, as well as to raise funds to combat violence against women.
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently formally recognized three newly-promoted staff at the Town Hall meeting May 6 - Charles Perez, Juvenile Corrections Officer II (sergeant); and Justin Veeder, Juvenile Corrections Officer III (lieutenant); and Sam Sullivan, Juvenile Corrections Officer II sergeant);