Rory Cedric Hoover Rory Cedric Hoover, 26, passed away May 17 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born Sept. 20, 1984, in Hays, the son of Randall and Dora (Harbers) Hoover. He grew up in Larned, and had lived in Great Bend for the past 10 years. Survivors include his daughter, 'My Little Angel,' Hannah Ellen Riggs; his parents, Randall and Dora Hoover, Great Bend; a sister, Amy Turner, and husband, ...
LARNED - The Jordaan Foundation Inc. has awarded five Jordaan Scholars awards for the 2011-2012 school year to Larned High School's Ivan Garcia II, Tyler Gleason, Shanna Prescott and Karlee Rainbolt, and Katherine Ann Karst of Pawnee Heights High School.
Pawnee commission weekly minutes LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 9 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight. 9 a.m. - Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman and John Haas were present. Donna Pelton arrived at 9;15 a.m. Commissioners sorted through mail. Commissioners approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses. Commissioners read and approved minutes of May 2, 2011. Tina Keeler, Pawnee County appraiser's ...
Larned USD 495 calendar Friday, May 20-See You at the Pole, 7:30 a.m.; LES Field Day at LHS Track; Track 3A Regional at Phillipsburg Saturday, May 21-Larned High Graduation at LMS, 2 p.m. Monday, May 23-Fourth Grade Instrument Display at LMS, 5 p.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.
LARNED - Larned High School's Kara Amon and Liberty Turner and Sarah Hales of Pawnee Heights High School have been awarded Cliff and Nina Fell Foundation Scholarships. The 2011 scholarships provide $2,000 each for the three winners to be used in attending a Kansas college or university.
Sometime between 1 p.m. on May 1 and 2 p.m. on May 3, a burglary occurred at a drilling rig owned by Petromark Drilling. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend, said the rig was located near SE 40 Ave. and 150 Road. Copper wiring from a generator to the rig, space heaters and a dog house trailer were damaged. Loss and ...
Randy Smith, director of the Criminal Justice program at Barton Community College, will present a free educational program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Smith will talk about crime scene investigation, home protection and personal safety. The program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755.
Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide ice cream and cookies at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at its ice cream social. For more information call the Senior Center, 792-3906.
Professor Jim Hoy from Emporia State University will present the program, "Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore," at the Barton County Historical Society. The program will take place during the monthly historical society meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the museum, located just south of Great Bend's Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281. The public is invited to this free event. Hoy is a professor of English and ...
Habitat for Humanity of Barton County volunteers hope to raise at least $8,000 for their next building project with Habitat's third annual golf tournament, June 18. Hole sponsorships and team registration are being sought now, tournament organizer Matt Hiss said. The tournament will include a $1 million giveaway for anyone who can score a hole-in-one on a particular hole, as well as the opportunity to win a new ...
The Family Crisis Center Inc. is one of 10 organizations that will benefit from a recent fundriaser by Kansas Department of Corrections employees. KDOC employees banded together during Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16, to raise nearly $4,100 to support organizations that serve crime victims throughout the state. This year's total is more than twice the amount that was raised last year. The Family Crisis Center provides advocacy and services ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Tuesday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff Tuesday reports: Tires and other junk were dumped at NE 20 Road and NE 40 Ave. Scrap metal and an oxygen tank were stolen from a Roto-Mix work site. A truck hit a deer on SE 20 Road and SE 60 Ave. at 8:54 p.m. <p ...
The time is drawing near to claim a piece of Great Bend High School history. Brass nameplates removed from the original Great Bend High School Memorial Stadium before it was razed last summer will only be available until the end of May. The board of education decided to return the nameplates to family members on a first-come, first served basis. So far, only about 400 of the 881 available nameplates have been claimed. A special ...
LARNED - At the beginning of the school year, the members of the theater organization at Larned High School, Over Actor's Anonymous, talked about producing the first-ever LHS variety show for their student body.
LARNED - As spring cleaning season gets under way, the Fort Larned Lions Club is asking people to look through drawers and closets for old unwanted eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have at least half their fearsome pass rushing duo when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
LARNED - Mark Twain once penned, "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Is that true for football players? Football teams?
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos lead the league in an exhaustive list of offensive categories: Points, yards, passing, first downs, third down efficiency.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith's even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
HUTCHINSON – Phyllis E. Ankerholz Fimple, went to be with her Lord and loved ones Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 11, 1922, at Augusta, she was the daughter of Bertram H. and Flora E. (Fitzwilliam) St. Clair. She married Lawrence H. Ankerholz Nov. 20, 1941, at Salem, Ill. He died Dec. 7, 1983. She then married Rufus P. Fimple Jan. 15, 1994, at Great Bend.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Lelia A. Thompson, 94 died Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling. Born Aug. 5, 1919, at Arpelar, Okla., she was the daughter of Boone and Virgie Mae (Ezell) Turner. She married Norman Thompson March, 26, 1938, at McAlester, Okla. He died March 18, 2002.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.