LAWRENCE - Joseph R. McLaughlin, 88, Lawrence, died April 30, 2011, at Brandon Wood at Alvamar in Lawrence.
WICHITA - Dr. Thomas D. Van Winkle, 88, died April 28 at Life Care Center, Wichita. He was born Jan. 18, 1923, at Great Bend, the son of Albert and M. Ruth (McGinty) Van Winkle. He married Ann Wesley on Aug. 20, 1967, at Wichita. A Wichita resident most of his life, coming from Seward, he was a dedicated chiropractor for 39 years.
David N. Presley HOLYROOD - David N. Presley, 65, died April 30 in Ellsworth. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ellsworth. Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is in charge of arrangements.
It's not exactly like coming home for Leanne Irsik but there certainly is a lot that is familiar. She is a Kansas native who is acquainted with some of her new colleagues in the organization she had served for many years.
Catholics from a nine-state area will meet for a three-day event that includes sessions on contemporary religious concerns presented by nationally recognized lay and religious speakers, spirited entertainment, and daily devotions at the 12th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference.
Larned Police Dept. Friday, April 29 An animal control officer investigated a opossum at-large report in the 200 block of W. 17th at 1 a.m. Thursday, April 28 Officers investigated a suspicious item in the 700 block of Martin at 7:40 p.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 800 block of State at 8:27 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 An animal control officer responded to the report of a dead opossum in the 200 block of ...
Activities May 1-7 Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Coffee Time - Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are several ...
Historic program will be featured Saturday LARNED - A historic program presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard is scheduled Saturday at Fort Larned National Historic Site and the site of the Cheyenne and Sioux Village in Ness County that was captured and burned by the army in 1867. The afternoon presentations at the village site are free. At 1:15 p.m., a car caravan will leave Fort Larned NHS to visit the Indian Village site, ...
Surrendered Family Ministries invites everyone to take part in observing the 60th annual National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin, in Great Bend. Each year millions of believers across America join together to gather, worship, and pray on the National Day of Prayer. It is a significant occasion on which Americans lay aside cultural, racial, and denominational differences and join hearts in acknowledging God.
LARNED - Electrician Jim Haynes loves helping children. When the Doerr-Vernon Extreme Makeover resumes Friday, Haynes will have two major jobs to oversee that will benefit the children - installing innovative playground equipment and connecting electricity for the Splash Pad. If anyone wants to volunteer to help, the president of Haynes Electric will put them to work. "We will take any willing volunteers who can help and put them to work," he said. "We had ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks have had trouble in the playoffs in recent years, so Dirk Nowitzki didn't want to take too much away from conquering the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - If there was a NFL record for acquiring the most leadership in the shortest time, it probably would belong to Kansas City.
Dear Editor, "It's an addiction, stupid." I can still remember the first time over 40 years ago that I received a telephone call for help with a problem drinker. I had not yet met the new couple in town but I received word that they belonged to my denomination and that they would probably join our church. However before that happened I received a call about 2 a.m. from the wife of the young man. ...
Paul Mason, 50, an ex-letter-carrier in Ipswich, England, told reporters he would file a lawsuit against Britain's National Health Service for negligence - because it allowed him to "grow" in recent years to a weight of nearly 900 pounds.
Dear Editor, I applaud you Mr Smith, your viewpoint on Bradley Manning is right on target from my point of view as well. He broke a pledge he made to the armed services and this nation. If convicted, he is a traitor and should be treated as such. The bleeding hearts out there need to wake up and realize that this is a perfect example of what is wrong with our country right now. Not ...
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.