GREAT BEND - Vernon William Popp, 79, died March 27, 2012 at his home.
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. - Edward R. Moses of Sun City West, Ariz. passed away March 29, 2012 at age 91.
RUSH CENTER - Dorothy M. Kershner, 85, of Rush Center died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Center of Hays.
GREAT BEND - Dennis R. Hannaford, 48, passed away at his home in Great Bend on Friday morning, March 30, 2012 after an extended illness. Dennis was born June 25, 1963 at Quinter to Calvin E. and Thelma E. (Stockham) Hannaford.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Clark Allen Boeken, 29, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 in San Antonio.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Frank Haith has capped his first season at Missouri by being selected The Associated Press' Coach of the Year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis is The Associated Press' college basketball Player of the Year, the first Kentucky player and second freshman to win the award.
Mark Mingenback from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of Heartland Cancer Center's Touched By Cancer Group. That meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend.
The Recreation Commission will be serving grilled hot dogs and Ralph Terry will be talking baseball from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Barton County Sheriff
The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, featuring the work of Barton students in a juried exhibit and will include music, refreshments, juror's talk and an awards ceremony.
Adam Longoria told Venture Corp. coworker Adam Rios that he was attracted to Alicia DeBolt but didn't expect it would lead to anything because she was so young, Rios testified Friday. During the second day of testimony in Barton County District Court, jurors for Longoria's capital murder trial also heard how a Venture employee discovered the burned body of the 14-year-old Great Bend girl on Aug. 24, 2010, and the about the investigation then launched by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Thursday, March 29
GREAT BEND - Patricia Lynn "Patty" Michael, 49, died March 29, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
PAWNEE ROCK - Larry Hayes Marshall, 73, died March 28, 2012 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.