American Legion Baseball player registration will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum, 5944 10th Street. Players need to bring their Kansas driver's license or a copy of the license. Call Darrin Hall at 417-291-6133 or 792-2399 or Chris Smith at 620-617-5684 wit questions,
Once again, New Hampshire has demonstrated it is as different from the rest of the country as the Himalayan Mountains are from Jack in the Box's seasoned curly fries. Like green sand and aluminum crockpots. As Dorothy almost said after being whisked away by a tornado, "We're not in Iowa anymore, Toto."
CUNA Mutual Group today reported strong 2015 operating results, which the company said will create additional momentum to help invest in products and services that help make credit unions the best financial alternative for consumers.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center (HRMC) has been awarded the Blue Distinction Center+Maternity Care designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, a special designation awarded for delivering quality care and better overall outcomes for maternity and specialty care patients.
In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas announced the first hospitals in its 103-county service area to receive the Blue Distinction Center or Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designations under the national Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Kanopolis Lake will host its youth turkey hunt Saturday April 2, on public lands managed by USACE. The select number of hunts will take place inside of refuge and park areas that are usually closed to hunting.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Jerry R. Roberts, 64, died Feb. 11, 2016, at his home in Mission Viejo, Calif. Born Aug. 14, 1951, in Great Bend he was the son of Theron J. Roberts Sr. and Georgia (Grizzle) Roberts. In 1969 he graduated from Great Bend High School. He owned and operated Roberts Exterminating Company for many years in California.
LA CROSSE - James L. "Jim" Lalicker, 76, died Feb. 12, 2016, at his home in La Crosse. Born Jan. 10, 1940, in Gage, Okla., he was the son of Hugh Elwood and Stella Ann (Lamb) Lalicker. In 1958 he graduated from Gage High School in Gage, Okla. On April 8, 1961, he married Barbara Pace in the state of Washington. They divorced. On Dec. 5, 1975, he married Judy Kay (Conway) Hammer in Meade. A resident of La Crosse for 13 years, moving from Hays, he was an auto mechanic, and auto salesman before his retirement.
HOISINGTON - Edna L. Gutowski, 95, died Feb. 14, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. She was born June 4, 1920, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Walter and Esther (Hamm) Barnes. A longtime resident of Hoisington, Edna was a homemaker and a cook for Maude's Colonial House Restaurant for many years where she was famous for her pies and bread rolls. On April 14, 1937, she married Arthur Joseph Dyer. He died on June 5, 1961. She then married Siegfried O. Gutowski on July 8, 1975, at the Hoisington Bible Church parsonage. He died March 9, 2012.
Ida "Irene" Peak, 86, died Feb. 13, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born Feb. 2, 1930, in Neosho County, she was the daughter of Orace W. and Ruth A. (Mathes) Peercy. On Sept. 1, 1947, she married Glenn D. Peak Jr., in Parsons. He died on May 23, 1997. A resident of Great Bend since 1966, coming from Chanute, she was a senior inspector for Fuller Brush, retiring in 1983 to become the primary caregiver to her husband, Glenn. Irene was also instrumental in raising funds to bring the first dialysis center to Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - Fern Ochs Axman, 94, died Feb. 14, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 23, 1921, in La Crosse, she was the daughter of Chester Henry and Ollie V. (Butler) Crotinger. She graduated from Bison High School. On Oct. 5, 1941, she married Orland Ochs in Galatia. He died April 23, 1959. She then married Sylvester Axman on July 18, 1970, in Hoisington. He died July 26, 1970.
SALINA - Phillip O. Carlson, 93, passed away Feb. 15, 2016. Born on May 22, 1922, in Gypsum, he was the son of Albert and Edith Carlson. He retired from Rickel Manufacturing in 1984. He also farmed with his dad and brother in the Gypsum area. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Donna for nine years before she passed. At age 78, Phil and Theresa Dykes were married and had 12 wonderful years together.