More than 20 eighth grade students from St. John toured Great Bend Regional Hospital the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 29, to learn about careers in the health-care industry. They got to see first-hand how EKGs are performed before learning about laboratory testing and getting to scrub in for the operating room.
The two 2015 inductees into the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame will be recognized at a luncheon and special reception on Friday, Feb. 26. Honored will be longtime GBHS teacher and tennis coach Shannon Schartz and high-powered attorney Ty Cobb.
February 13, 2016|
Special to the Tribune
Ellinwood - Naida Jeanne Fordyce, 84, died February 12, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born November 20, 1931, in Newton, the daughter of Richard Fred and Lulu Marie (Shambaugh) Householter.
Gertrude Ann Bonham, 89, died Feb. 13, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Oct. 25, 1926, at Swarthmore, Pa., the daughter of George Joseph and Ida W. (Waterson) Sullivan. She married Henry Franklin Irving Aug. 23, 1956, at Berwyn, Pa. They later divorced. She then married Tom Bonham Aug. 9, 1991, at Great Bend. He died March 4, 1995.
Marlin Marvin Disque, 86, died Feb. 13, 2016, at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. He was born June 18, 1929, at Claflin, the son of Adam and Margaret C. (Radenberg) Disque. He married Thresa Courange and they later divorced. He then married JoAnn Dunn and they later divorced. He was a plumber and was a long-time Hoisington resident.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes appointments to the Cow Creek Watershed Working Group, the landfill's permit to accept waste mass liquids and a departmental update.
Jerry R. Roberts, 64, died Feb. 11, 2016, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1951 in Great Bend he was the son of Theron J. Roberts Sr. and Georgia (Grizzle) Roberts. In 1969 he graduated from Great Bend High School.
Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are now on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Club at Stone Ridge.
TOPEKA - Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka. Prior to the luncheon, inductees toured the state capital building with Barton administrators and visited with state legislators.