HAVILAND – Duward Leon Whitney, 85, died Oct. 10, 2012 at the Pratt Regional Medical Center.
LONGVIEW, Wash. - Emmett Marion Koelsch, 91, died on Oct. 6, 2012 at his home.
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - Gerald Lee Niedens, 65, Harrisonville, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2012 at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, Mo.
DODGE CITY - William "Bill" T. Volz, 87, died Oct. 10, 2012 at his home in Dodge City.
LARNED - Kenneth W. Hullett, 74, passed away on Oct. 9, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Surrounded by those who truly loved her, Teddi Ann Maneth, 71, passed from this life to her final reward on Oct. 10, 2012 at her home in Great Bend.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
The M word has been in the news lately as part of all the political rhetoric flying around. Medicare and Social Security are two benefit programs that always seem to draw a lot of attention during elections; politicians all have opinions on the best way to continue to fund these programs. I don't want to stir that hornet's nest here; I want to talk about the part of Medicare that provides prescription drug coverage.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - These Oakland Athletics never count themselves out - down and doubted is their dogma.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School volleyball team swept its triangular on Tuesday evening.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series.
RUSSELL - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team finished third at a Class 3-1A regional tournament at the Russell Municipal Golf Course.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team shut down Western Athletic Conference foe Dodge City on Tuesday evening.
SALINA - Last Thursday, the eighth-grade football teams from Great Bend Middle School traveled to Salina to take on Salina South's teams.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self made sure to remind his team at halftime Saturday night that Iowa State has a penchant for putting together dramatic comebacks.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.
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Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.
BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN