Lucile I. Gordon, 98, died Oct. 16 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 27, 1912, in Dover, she was the daughter of Albert B. and Iva (Briggs) Ottinger. A resident of Great Bend since 1936, coming from Abilene, she was a bookkeeper for Bentley Hardware and Guy Gordon Accounting Service. On March 8, 1936, she married Guy G. Gordon at Wakarusa. He died May 5, 1989. Mrs. Gordon ...
CHASE - Janice C. Peterson, 76, died Oct. 16 at her residence in rural Chase. Born April 12, 1934, in Lyons, she was the daughter of Amos R. and Helen Martha Long Foote. She graduated from Chase High School in 1952 and in 1955 from the Wesley Hospital Nursing Program. On May 8, 1954, she married Marion F. Peterson in Chase. He died March 19, 2003. A lifetime ...
Ambulance meets parents rushing toward Great Bend A Rush County couple rushed toward Great Bend with their 5-month-old baby on Sunday, after the infant was accidentally dropped. A Rush County dispatcher contacted Barton County's dispatch center at 10:07 a.m., saying a deputy was giving them an escort as they headed toward Albert on K-96, driving "right at 100 mph" to a Great Bend hospital. They were advised to pull over to the ...
Great Bend High School Class of 1960 held their 50th class reunion of Sept. 24 and 25 at the Best Western Angus Inn. Seated: Linda (Holt) McCullum, Luanne (Tuggle) Haddaway, Judy (Murphy) Sullivan, Janet (Herl) Noblitt, Dolores (Lang) Appel, Sue (Hamill) Reiser, Kay (Dietz) Moffat, Margaret (Beller) Kraisinger, Kathryn Nuss. Second Row: Peggy (Ohl) Grove, Patricia (Petz) Guesnier, Karen (Armstrong) Naylor, Gerald Koch, Edna (Fanshier) Sipp, Marsha (Hoge) McConnaughy, Joan (Byers) Doan, Pat (Reichmeier) Graf, ...
TLC Twister's 4-H Club met on Sept. 16. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H pledge was led by Calista. Molly led us in the song "Camp Grenada". Roll call was your favorite silly band. Twelve members, two leaders, 10 parents, and two guest were present. Berny and Donna will be coming to TLC on Oct. 6 to talk to the kids about 4-H. Jadin and Jacenda will be on the committee for the achievement banquet. ...
Nearly 260 optometrists and 220 optometric assistants attended the 2010 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive 16 hours of continuing education toward the 24 hours required for relicensure.
The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will host their annual "Carve-n-Show" event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Street. The public is invited to attend. Local wood carvers will be displaying completed wood carvings and will be working on projects in progress.
Laura Koster and Jeff Smith were united in marriage at a Nuptial Mass on June 12 at St. Rose Church in Great Bend, in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Reginald Urban, parish priest, Father Donald McCarthy, friend of the family, and the Rev. Michael Dean, uncle of the groom. Parents of the couple are Larry and Jane Koster of Great Bend and Bryan and Judy Smith of Fort Worth, Texas.
Kristin Leigh Ritter and Cullen Jasper Homolka were united in marriage on July 10 at the home of the brides brother, William R. Ritter III, in Sherman Oaks, Calif in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Terry Sweeney. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ritter of Huntington, W.V. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Homolka of Holyrood.
Michael and Lois Koochel of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Koochel, to Dallas Guinn, son of Rex and Lisa Guinn of Stilwell, Okla.
Eric and Janet Dowson and Rob and Jenifer VanSkike announce the engagement of their children Amanda Dawn Dowson and Todd Preston VanSkike, all of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Eleanor Rindt of Salina and Dean Dowson of Sutherland, Neb. The prospective groom is the grandson of Dale and Joann George of Albert and William and Grace VanSkike of Great Bend and the great-grandson of William George of Erie.
Jason and Dara Prescott of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Anna May Prescott, on July 20. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Leona Karst will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at River Bend Assisted Living. The family invites friends and family. They request no gifts.
William and Theresa (Basgall) Stanley of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary at Clark Lake in Oklahoma with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerry and Sheila Becker will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel Courtyard with a Come and Go reception and from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the American Legion with a dance.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind our day jobs...! Who has time for it all?
After another week of making desserts for events, I've decided pies are a good thing.
Actions speak louder than words. Oh, how true that is. With Thanksgiving tomorrow, so many of us will have a "cheat day" and opt for the second helping of stuffing or an extra dollop of whipped cream on our pumpkin pie.
Great Bend Tribune Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The impenetrable wall that was the Kansas City defense was breached by the Denver Broncos two weeks ago, when Peyton Manning and his cohorts ran up and down the field in a 27-17 victory.