Barton County residents could see a familiar face, or even two, at the next Miss Kansas pageant. That's because entries are being sought for two pageants that are a stepping stone to the Miss America competition, and both will be held March 9 at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.
BUSHTON - Richard E. Roesler, 78, died Feb. 5, 2013 at Prairie Sunset Home in Pretty Prairie. Born Oct. 27, 1934 in Oklahoma, he was the son of Joseph and Pauline Schoenecke Roesler. He graduated from Claflin High School, attended the University of Kansas and received a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economic from Kansas State University. A long time resident of Bushton and Claflin, he was a farmer/rancher. He was married to Roberta J. Roesler.
GALATIA - Arlen A. Karst, 60, died Feb. 5, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born April 1, 1952 in Hoisington, he was the son of Arthur A. and Esther Fern (Landdeck) Karst. A lifetime resident of the Galatia area, he was a farmer.
Great Bend High School grad and Nobel Prize laureate Jack Kilby made his first successful demonstration of the microchip was on Sept. 12, 1958. He filed for his first patent revolutionary technology 54 years ago Wednesday.
In spite of predicted warm weather, snow will be the theme at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Saturday. There are still a few openings for the Feb. 9 winter kid's program, "Let it Snow". Designed for children ages 6 through 12, the program runs from 10-11 a.m. at no charge.
Competing in one of the top indoor track meets in the country, members of the Barton Community College track and field teams spent the weekend in the 38th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, held on the University of Nebraska campus.