GARFIELD – Wendell Wayne Fertig, 86, died Sept. 3, 2011, at the Medicalodge, Kinsley.
TIMKIN – Louise Marie Besperat, 79, of Timken died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. She was born Jan. 11, 1932, in rural Bison, the daughter of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The point made by big LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery is really hard to dispute right now.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Lee Roy Selmon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Hall of Fame defensive end who teamed with his brothers to create a dominant defensive front and helped lead Oklahoma to consecutive national championships, died Sunday - two days after being hospitalized for a stroke. He was 56.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia not only lost the game. The No. 19 Bulldogs also will be without a key defensive player for at least a month.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M couldn't wait to get on the field and shift attention away from leaving the Big 12 and onto what could be the No. 8 Aggies' best team in more than a decade.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Geno Smith threw two first-half touchdown passes, Tavon Austin returned a kickoff for a score and No. 24 West Virginia beat Marshall 34-13 on Sunday night in a game that was stopped early in the fourth quarter because of lightning.
August Marriage Licenses
Descendants of Mathias and Anna Marie Heckel gathered to celebrate their 74th annual reunion, on Aug. 28, at the United Church of Christ in Ellinwood.
Jeff and Rhonda Schroeder, of Manhattan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Crystal Schroeder to Randy Lee Tinkel, son of Darrell and Carma Tinkel of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Bob and Ramona Brewer, Robert Ray and Paul and Milda Trimble. The prospective groom is the grandson of Alvera Tinkel of Great Bend the late Frank Tinkel and the late Emil and Alverta Juergensen.
Eric and Lisa Tolan announce the birth of their son, Awesome James Tolan, on Aug. 21, in Bentonville, Ark. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long. He has a big brother, Alexander Roberts of Bentonville, Ark., who is 15 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Brening will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 4. The couple celebrated their anniversary recently with their children in Kansas City for a weekend and an anniversary dinner. Attending were Kim Solomon and fiancée Ken Wilson, of Kansas City, Kevin and Pat Brening, of Hutchinson, Kelli and Brent Hirneisen, of Goodyear, Ariz.; and six of their nine grandchildren.
Joseph and Keri Vinduska of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Emery Jo, on Aug. 17, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She
Chad and Kendra Kaiser, of Great Bend, announce the birth of their daughter, Mya Michele, on July 22 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz., and was 20 1/2 in. long. She was welcomed home by her 3 1/2 year old sister, Ava Lyn, and 21 month old brother, Landon Andrew.
Roy and Kay Savage, of Great Bend, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. Primary celebration of the event will be during the Thanksgiving holidays when they will join their children and grandchildrenfor a time of family fun in Estes Park, Colo.
"BARTON DYNASTY: Hunting for Bucks" is the theme for the 36th Annual Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction, which this year's honorary co-chairs, Toby and Kristy Hogan, find rather fitting as the owners of the hunting service, "Central Kansas Whitetails." Only the "bucks" being hunted in this case are green, have presidents' faces on them and they help local students pay tuition at Barton Community College.
Two more photos from Wedsday's Glow Party at the Great Bend Public Library.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week that 25 nonprofit organizations, including the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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