LARNED - Larned High School students, staff, and community members gathered around the flagpole at Larned High School for the nationally recognized See You at the Pole gathering Sept. 28. The group gathered together to pray for their school, their community, and the world in which they live.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Maurice J. Hammeke of Maurice J. Hammeke, PA was elected President Elect of the Public Accountants Association of Kansas, Inc. (PAAK) and Patricia A. Pfannenstiel of Adams Brown Beran and Ball, Great Bend, was elected Director of the PAAK during the Annual State Convention held in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sept. 21-24.
The Kansas Bar Association hosted a welcome reception on Sept. 30, to honor 190 new admittees of the Kansas Bar. The reception immediately followed the swearing-in ceremony, which was at the Topeka Performing Arts Center at 214 SE 8th Ave. KBA President Rachael Pirner, of Wichita, presented the newly admitted attorneys with a complimentary, one-year membership to the KBA.
The winning team of the Eagle Radio, Walnut Bowl United Way Mini Golf Tournament were presented with a check from Jim Mayberrry of Walnut Bowl. The team played for Wal-mart and over 30 teams played to help raise funds for United Way of Central Kansas and th 19 agencies it supports. JcPenney won for most teams represented and will receive a breakfast courtesy of Julie Smith director of United Way.
On Saturday, Oct. 1st, the Great Bend Debate Team traveled to Lyons and Sterling. The Junior Varsity tournament was held in Sterling. Due to extenuating circumstances, Sylvia Ofoma, Paige Vanstenburgh, and Nathanial Cheney competed as a three man team. They ended the tournament with a 3-2 win-loss record placing 10th out of 30 teams. Mickie McNett and Michael Gieck finished with a 4-1 win-loss record and placed 3rd out of 30 teams.
HOISINGTON -Kindscher's Mule Barn, to be located in the old Hoisington Duckwall's building, should be open March 1, 2012. It will offer hardware, and pet, agriculture and ranch items.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School debaters Montana Spires and Shannon Manka placed 8th and medaled recently at the Lyons Varsity Debate Tournament. They earned a 3-2 win record. Manka was debating for only the second time in her life.
HOISINGTON - The Pink Glove Dance is spreading … to Clara Barton Hospital and Clinic. More than 120 staff members at Clara Barton are starring in their own Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention. The video was submitted to a national competition to determine the best Pink Glove Dance video. The competition is sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the gloves and producer of the original Pink Glove Dance video.
HOISINGTON - Lottie Belle (Miss Lottie) Mitchell Jones Johnson was born March 31, 1920, at Puckett, Miss., the daughter of George Mitchell and Margaret McGilorey Mitchell. She moved to Hoisington (South Town) with her mother and her brother Lonnie Mitchell in 1932. She married Orland Jones in 1937. They later divorced. She then married Henry Johnson in 1946.
Trevor Leroy Pelsrer-Owens, 1 day old, of Great Bend, died Tuesday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Christine Beakey, 87, died Oct. 4 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 16, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Arthur Louis "Red" and Isabella (Schwager) Beakey. A Great Bend resident since 1932, coming from Chicago, she was a 1941 graduate of Great Bend High School. She was a welder during World War II, and a bookkeeper for Jule's Glass Company and the Barton County Treasurer's Office.
HOISINGTON - Bradley Livingston Kasper, 33, died at home in Hoisington on Oct. 3. He was born Sept. 8, 1978, at Hutchinson. He married Evelyn Barnett on Dec. 15, 2008, at Hoisington. He worked for D & S Casing and Murray Casing Crews. Mr. Kasper had been a Hoisington resident since he was 3 years old, coming from Hutchinson.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers with power tools have been busy at 19th and Hubbard St. in Great Bend, bringing the non-profit organization's next construction project to life.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
Great Bend Police are investigating a robbery reported Saturday morning at 2002 Holland St. At 10:39 a.m. they were dispatched to that address, where the victim reported he came home and a man was in his house. He said the man hit him in the face and took his wallet and $300 cash, then left on foot.
Shortly before the end of the school day Monday, an incident occurred at Great Bend High School. Although a student had a BB gun in his backpack, it was not pointed at anyone and school dismissed as usual, according to Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
ST. JOHN - Leonard Rex Davis, 84, died Feb. 23 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born Mar. 2, 1929, at Manter, the son of Earl R. and Rosa M. (Kidwell) Davis. He was a farmer/stockman and life-long resident of rural St. John.
As more middle Americans look for ways to save for and transition into a successful retirement, CUNA Mutual Group and its retirement plan business in Great Bend are refocusing efforts to help this often neglected market niche.
Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.