LARNED -- Ryan Patrick McGinness, 32, died July 27, at Hays. Born Feb. 1, 1980 in Great Bend, he was the son of James J. Jr. and Sharon Elaine Lloyd May McGinness. A lifetime area resident he was a Rig Operator for Professional Pulling at Hays.He was of the Catholic faith.
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In their prime, Kansas' two legendary wetlands are about as good as any in the world.
Olympic Day at Ellinwood Pool was held Thursday morning, July 19th, in conjunction with the After Harvest Fest. Donations of $53.50 were collected for Kans for Kids.
HOISINGTON - The 29th Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, Sept. 2 of this year's four day Labor Day weekend in Hoisington. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce hosts the event.
On Monday morning, the Barton County Commission signed another resolution extending the county-wide burn ban for another week.
TOPEKA – Economic Lifelines, today, designated several area lawmakers as Pro-Jobs/Transportation Legislators, because of their support for transportation. Economic Lifelines is the state's chief transportation and economic development coalition.
HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how's everybody?
Jerome and DeeDee Elsen will celebrate their 50th anniversary on at 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 with a dance at Camp Aldrich hosted by their children. Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.
Kenny Koerner of Ness City announces the engagement of his daughter Chrissy Koerner, to Spencer Musgrove, son of Jim and Barbara Musgrove of Claflin. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Patty Koerner.
OREM, Utah - Delpha Irene Freeman Douglas died Feb. 20th. Born July 11, 1905, at Bogard, Carrollton County, Mo., she was the daughter of John Franklin Freeman and Alice Virginia Smith Freeman. On Aug. 2, 1924, she married Charlie Nelson Douglas in Anthony. He died on Sept. 17, 1981.
HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 84, died Feb. 22, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1930, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.
ALBERT - LoRay D. George, 83, died Feb. 21, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in La Crosse. Born Sept. 1, 1931, in rural Albert he was the son of Herman "H. D." and Hilda "A. C." (Tammen) George. On Aug. 21, 1959, he married Anna Mae Wheeler at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. She preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2002. A lifelong resident of Rush County he was a farmer.
LARNED - Larry L. Fleske, 55, passed away Feb. 20, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 9, 1959, in Great Bend, he was the son of Walter W. and Rena J. Eveleigh Fleske. On Jan. 14, 1989, he married Sharon L. Horne in Great Bend. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned he was farmer/stockman.
I am sure that a lot of you have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and know Hedwig, the Snowy Owl that also appeared in the movies. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie about the Snowy Owl, I would encourage you to read and go see it to immerse yourself in a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird. If you opt out of that, I would suggest that you might spend some time at the Cheyenne Bottoms and see the real deal. We have had one of these beauties in Pool 4 for ...
Since the death of a loved one naturally evokes emotional, physical and spiritual pain, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors support groups throughout the year.
The field of information technology (IT) is ever-changing. The only way to stay on the cutting-edge is to deliberately sprint ahead of the curve, ready to learn about the latest and greatest developments. Barton Community College's Networking Specialist Instructor Kris Schneider is well aware of the need to innovate and is continuously finding ways to do so in the classroom.
Dorothy Maneth of Great Bend will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 25, with a card shower. A family celebration will be held on Feb. 28th.
Kerry and Roberta Guthrie of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Guthrie to Eric Schoendaler, son of Ron and Deloris Schoendaler of Grinnell.
Corinna Jo Hickel and Adam Michael Demel were united in marriage on July 26, at Immaculate Conception Church in Claflin in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father John Forkuoh. Parents of the couple are Doug and Karen Hickel of Claflin and Mike and Sandy Demel
Joe Guesnier of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 27, with a card shower.
Josh and Laura Piland announce the birth of their son Micha James Piland on Jan. 16 in Houston, Mo. He weighted 8 lbs. 13 oz. He has a big brother, Jeremiah Piland who is 21 months old.
Florence Johnson will celebrate her 90th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 28, at the Pawnee Rock Christian Church, 519 Centre in Pawnee Rock. No gifts are requested.
Every spring, the ritual continues. Farmers, stockmen and landowners continue to use fire as a range management tool while maintaining the economic viability of the Flint Hills.