Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made eight ambulance runs on Thursday. There was one storm-related call to a possible transformer that was struck by lightning. Barton County Jail Booked May 19 Jason Levingston, Great Bend - Driving while suspended/revoked, inattentive driving and no proof of insurance Released May 19 Billy Hamilton - Released to Kansas Department of Corrections Bo ...
Larned USD 495 calendar Monday, May 23-Fourth Grade Instrument Display at LMS, 5 p.m.; LMS Junior High at Doerr Vernon Park, 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 24-LMS Eighth Grade Promotion at LMS, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25-LHS Athletic Activity Awards at LMS, 1 p.m.; LHS Athletic Banquet at Community Center, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 27-Final day of School, 12:30 p.m. dismissal; Class 3A State Softball at Manhattan, Larned vs. McLouth; Class 3A State Track, Wichita
Larned Police Dept. Thursday, May 19 Officers investigated a theft report in the 900 block of Carroll at 5 a.m. Officers investigated a parking complaint in the 900 block of Carroll at 7:47 a.m. Officers responded to a non-injury accident in an alley near the 500 block of Broadway at 8:31 a.m. An animal control officer responded to State and 14th at 9:26 a.m. Officers investigated a driving complaint in the 400 block of Broadway ...
LARNED – Tom Giessel, Tim George and Dick King, members of the Pawnee County Public Building Commission, will meet with the Pawnee County commissioners at 3 p.m. Monday to assist with selection of a bonding company for financing for a proposed $18 million Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
LARNED – Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned, has achieved national ranking among a select group of hospitals receiving Stage 6 Certification by The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics.
SPRING, Texas - Maxine Ruth (Darnell) Campbell, 84, died May 19 at her home in Spring, Texas.
Evelyn Rose (Aksamit) Steinle 1915 - 2011 RUSSELL - Evelyn Rose (Aksamit) Steinle, 95, of Russell, died May 13, at Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Born Dec. 20, 1915 on the family farm south of Lucas, she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna Anselma (Novak) Aksamit. Evelyn grew up south of Lucas in Russell County and attended country school Blue Stem south of Lucas. She graduated from Lucas High School in 1934. Evelyn and ...
Anton J. "Tony" Reif 1942-2011 CLAFLIN - Anton J. "Tony" Reif, 89, died May 19 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born July 23, 1921 at Odin, the son of Alois F. and Anna M. (Hitschmann) Reif. He married Eleanor Martha Demel Oct. 20, 1942, at Odin. She survives. He was a farmer and electrician. Mr. Reif was a Claflin resident since 1993 coming from Odin. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic ...
GREAT BEND - Robert Leon Whittaker, 76, died Wednesday, May 18 at the Hays Medical Center.
The staff at Sunflower's Incredible Years Preschool knows that a break from the daily routine is good for everyone now and then. But they also know they don't want to miss opportunities for children to learn.
Courtesy photo Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County awards two scholarships each year to Barton County students. For the 2011 year, the recipients are Cody Behrends from Great Bend High School and Kenda Smith from Barton County College. Presenting the scholarships are Stan Behrends, left, president of the local Crime Stoppers board, Sheriff Greg Armstrong and JP Postlethwaite, right, secretary/treasurer of the local Crime Stoppers board.
Each year the Great Bend High School Class of 1971 gives a scholarship to honor a deceased classmate. For the 2011 year, this scholarship is in memory of classmate Mona Youtsey. Class of '71 representative JP Postlethwaite said the final decision for this year's recipient was a tie, and two scholarships were awarded. The recipients for 2011 are Sean Keenan from Great Bend High School and Samantha Ware from Barton County College. ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.