After 103 years, one of Ellinwood's iconic buildings was demolished.
When the walls of Maennerchor Hall came tumbling down, an old whisky bottle was found within a hollow pocket of the cornerstone. It was a piece of history corked and hidden.
TOPEKA – Kansas Office of the Repealer Secretary Dennis Taylor announced Friday he will tour the State of Kansas, including Great Bend, in the coming weeks to discuss proposed repeals and collect input from Kansans on rules and regulations they believe should be eliminated.
Tim Allen Pfeifer, 28, died Sept. 30 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 5, 1983 at Hays, the son of Francis J. and Sue (Stejskal) Pfeifer. He was manager of Medical Records at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was a Great Bend, Kansas resident since 2004 coming from Liebenthal and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Liebenthal.
Gary L. Christiansen, 63, died Sept. 3 at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on Oct. 1, 1947 in Vallejo, Calif.
Sheryl L. Mosiman File, 67, died Sept. 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 12, 1944 in Beatrice, Neb., she was the daughter of Royal A. and Lois E. (Knowles) Mosiman. She was a Great Bend resident for three years, coming from Beatrice, Neb. to be near family.
When Donita Wolf went to work on a recent Monday, she had a surprise visit from three state inspectors. And it wasn't long before three more showed up.
CLAFLIN - On Oct. 10 there will be a Claflin Community Blood Drive sponsored by Kays/FCCLS 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 110 E Williamson, Claflin. call 800-733-2726 to make an appointment or visit www.redcross.org
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Middle School team rebounded from two road losses when they played at home on Tuesday Sept. 27 against the Dodge City Sacred Heart Cougars.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd.
St. Mark Lutheran Church will hold its annual Noodle/Butterball or Taco Soup lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. Free will offering proceeds will be used for church projects.
Two letters written and signed by Benjamin Franklin are currently on display at Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library. They are located in the Government Documents section on the second floor of the library.
The Great Bend High School Debate Team competed in their first Debate Tournament at Hutchinson High School, for a two day tournament and brought home five awards. They took three novice teams consisting of Chris Snow, Paige VanSteenburgh, Spencer Johnson, Kary Garcia, Nathanial Cheney, and Brianna Earegood. All did extremely well and most ended up with a winning record. Snow and VanSteenburgh ended the weekend with a 3-2 win-loss record. Johnson and Garcia finished with a 1-4 and Johnson also received 7th over all speaker in Novice Division. Cheney had to compete mavrick, or on his own, on the second ...
HAYS - At a news conference called to announce good news about overall enrollment at Fort Hays State University, three individual students were recognized for their team accomplishment as national champion student financial planners.
Willa Mae Springfeldt, 93, died July 10, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born July 11, 1920, in Springfield, Mo., she was the daughter of William and Ethel Mae (Renfro) Teem. On Nov. 23, 1940, she married Virgil L. Springfeldt in Cottonwood Falls. He died on June 7, 1992. A resident of Great Bend since 1972, coming from Bushton, she and her husband were owner and operator of IGA of Bushton and Kwik Shop in Great Bend. She enjoyed playing the piano and cello.
Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on Wednesday afternoon, July 9. Born Dec. 10, 1947, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Katherine (Pyles) Munoz. In 1965, he graduated from Great Bend High School.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA.- Esther Dunham, 89, died Dec. 2, 2013 at Golfcrest Health Care Center, Hollywood, Fla. Born July 16, 1924 at Scottsbluff, Neb., she was the daughter of Lee Selby and Alice Butler. She married Jack Dunham June 9, 1945 at Hays, Kan. A former resident of Great Bend before moving to Florida, she was employed at J. C. Penney and the Barton County Health Department until her retirement.
ELLINWOOD--Joyce Marie Fullbright, 83, passed away in Ellinwood on July 10. Born Oct. 1, 1930 in Georgetown, Ark., she was the daughter of Briles and Myrtle (Chambers) Andrews.
Connie Rosalie Peacock, 91, died July 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Feb. 21, 1923 at WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Pete and Antonia (Solowski) Gregorcyk.
Larry Randall Miller, 55, died May 31, in San Diego, Calif. Born March 10, 1959 at Great Bend, he was the son of Harold S. and Dorothy J. Miller. He joined the Coast Guard in 1978, working as a corpsman and was awarded a letter from President Ronald Reagan for saving a life. He attended Wichita State University on the GI Bill and later worked as a respiratory therapist and cardiology technician. He married Bernadette Alison December 31, 1990 at San Diego.
OLATHE - Christopher James Gross, 41, passed away July 5, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center from complications of his battle with brain cancer.
GREAT BEND - Lloyd E. White, 81, died July 8, 2014 at Western Plains Medical Center, Dodge City.