ELLINWOOD - Marjorie M. "Margie" Long, 92, died Jan. 22 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Feb. 11, 1920 in Barton County, she was the daughter of August and Pruella Hager Christiansen. She was a 1938 graduate of Ellinwood High School. On Sept. 21, 1937, she married Frederick Long in Hutchinson. He died on Aug. 20, 1999. A resident of Ellinwood all of her life, she was a homemaker.
EDMOND, Okla. - Michael James Smith, 66, of Edmond, Okla. passed away on Jan. 25. Born on Aug. 11, 1946 in Great Bend, he was the son of Steve and Gwendolyn Smith. On Aug. 18, 1967 he married Donna Saint. She died on Jan. 8, 2012. They had two children, David and Matthew. He was employed for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Okla. as a contract editor and writer.
RUIDOSO, N.M. - Misti C. Anderson, 42, died Jan. 27 in Albuquerque, N.M. Born May 12, 1970 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. Berchek Jr. and Roxanna L. (Reiser) Hartline. In 1989 she married Jay Anderson. They later divorced. Formerly of Great Bend, Sterling, Beloit and Lindsborg and Carlsbad, Calif., she was a waitress.
DODGE CITY – Billy Collins, 75, died Monday, Jan. 28, at his home in Dodge City. He was born Jan. 24, 1938 at Welfare Island, New York. On Oct. 10, 1944 he was adopted by Anthony and Delia Dunnigan Collins. A Dodge City resident since 1988, moving from Ellinwood, he was a truck driver for Chaffin, Inc. in Dodge City, retiring in 2002. He served in the United States Air Force.
Little piggies went to market and resulted in 2350 pounds of sausage and 475 pounds of ribs. Ellinwood High School FFA members have been involved in this project of sausage sales for 50+ years. The hogs are purchased form Leon Dunn of St. John. Butchering and the seasoning of the seasoned sausage takes place at Ellinwood Packing Plant. "The money raised is used for Ellinwood FFA chapter activities, such as registration fees for contests, T-shirts and FFA jackets, FFA chapter banquet and FFA awards," Kent Blakeslee said. Blakeslee is the teacher of Intro to Agricultural Science.
The Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club met on Jan. 10. Twelve members, one leader, and ten parents were present. Roll call was answered by "What you got for Christmas." A member made a box for the clubs flags in his shop class. The group discussed fund-raising ideas. Barton County 4-H Days will be held on March 2nd. Entries are due by Feb. 15th.
Les Stewart will celebrate his 80th birthday on Jan. 31 with his family, wife Mary Lou; daughters, Lisa Richardson, Mona Schaffer, Julie Lipari and Cindy Damm and their families, seven granddaughters and one grandson.
John E. Stoss of Hoisington and Carla Klein of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Shelli Marie Stoss to Travis Michael Schmidt, son of David and Patricia Schmidt of Claflin. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward and Darlene Stoss of Hoisington, Jim Burnette of Larned and Judy Burnette of Great Bend and great-granddaughter of Hilda Chakir of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Victor and Mary Rose Oberle of Claflin.
CHICAGO- The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings with the game tied at 2-2, and today's regularly scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout today.
Due to Friday's evening's rain, today's Barton Community College baseball games vs Seward County Community College have changed start time and location. The doubleheader first pitch time has been moved back to 3:00 p.m., as well as, the location has moved to be played at Larks Park in Hays, Kansas.
MAPLE HILL - Richard "Brian" Reed, 38, died April 18, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka. He was born June 1, 1976, at Great Bend, the son of Richard L. Reed and Mary Denise (Keenan) Carroll.
Kenneth L. "Kenny" Blair, 83, passed away on Friday morning, April 24, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. Born Sept. 4, 1931, in Braggs, Oklahoma, he was the son of Riley and Mary Belle (McMillan) Blair. In 1949, he came to Great Bend. On Jan. 21, 1951, he was united in marriage to Garnetta E. Queen in Great Bend. He drove a truck for Graves Truck Lines of Great Bend for over 40 years, and later worked for Bentley & Associates in Great Bend for several years, delivering parts and working in the shop. He loved hunting and fishing ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals earned a reputation for being a scrappy bunch last year, when they stole bases and dazzled on defense and used old-school small ball to reach Game 7 of the World Series.
EMPORIA- Mid-week events are not all that common in track and field. But the Barton Community College men's track team made their way to Emporia State University Wednesday to participate in the Emporia Midweek Open.
April 24, 2015|
MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune
Due to inclement weather forecasted for the area today, this evening's home soccer game between Great Bend and Manhattan has been postponed until Monday, May 11 at Cavanaugh Fields. Start time is 4 p.m.
Here we are at our last HomeWords column. It's been quite a journey, considering "home" from micro to macro: body, house, land, and sky. The American Cinquain has been our means of transportation, moving itself across the state to kitchen tables and laptops where we've read the work of fellow Kansans on an important topic.