The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer the free program, "Pre-Winter Pond Care," from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Speaker Shawna Beran will explain steps needed to get ponds ready for winter, and will answer questions.
HOISINGTON - The RSVP Thrift Store first opened for business in 2002 in downtown Hoisington. Earlier that summer, the Commission on Aging decided that a thrift store would be a good fund-raiser for RSVP and Hoisington was selected as the location since the Salvation Army already had a thrift store in Great Bend. Mary Lou Warren was director of RSVP at the time and Selma Webb was the Hoisington leader of the project.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A hamburger-hotdog feed will be held Sun., Sept. 9 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to benefit Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation. Suggested donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. The meal includes: hamburger or hotdog, chips, (roasted corn if available), cookie, pop or water. The event is hosted by Friends of Kans for Kids. Proceeds will assist Barton County children living with cancer and their families.
CHASE - Frances Jean Heine, 86, died Aug. 26 at her home in rural Chase. Born March 8, 1926 in Gridley, she was the daughter of Charles Edgar Mills and Minnie Mae Smalley Mills. On Feb. 20, 1949 she married Alvin W. Heine in Ellinwood. She received her registered nursing degree at the Kansas City General Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. A resident of rural Chase since 1949 she was a school nurse at Ellinwood and Chase School Districts.
Max Nelson Reed, 72, died Aug. 25 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born April. 1, 1940 in McPherson, he was the son of Clarence Harley and Anna Ellen (Ebaugh) Reed. Max was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, teacher, and coach. He married Judith Ann Birkholz on May 23, 1965 in Argonia. She survives. He obtained his Masters of Science in Education from Emporia State University, and took additional courses at the University of Kansas and the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse. He taught in the Meade Middle School, Meade, where he also coached football and basketball ...
Thomas LeRoy Wray, 86, died Aug. 25 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 18, 1925 in McLouth, he was the son of Albert and Mabel (Bradford) Wray. A resident of Great bend since 2006, coming from Midwest City, Okla., Amarillo, Texas, Clearfield, Ut. and Kansas City, he was an auto transporter, working for Wood's Industries, Auto Transport and retiring from Jack Cooper.
Kenneth "Kenny" Brummer, 66, died Aug. 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Sept. 25, 1945 in Beloit, he was the son of Joseph I. and Kathryn (Thomas) Brummer. On Oct. 28, 1967 he married Beth Melton in Beloit. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1981, coming from Beloit, he retired from Barton Community College in 2007, working in the maintenance department and bus driving. Previously he worked at Great Bend Auto as a machinist. After retirement, he worked for Sterling House and Prince of Peace Parish.
Jeremiah McCutchen is a man of few words and his physical and developmental disabilities drastically limit opportunities for him in life. But those limitations never stopped the 39-year-old McCutchen from outwardly expressing his enthusiasm for life and sharing his friendly personality with everyone he meets.