Melvin V. Keil, 92, died Nov. 10 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Aug. 9, 1921 in Rush County, he was the son of Siegmund and Ernestine Karoline (Becker) Keil. On May 5, 1951, he married Elizabeth Jane Parish in Great Bend. She died on June 10, 2012. A resident of Great Bend since 1942, coming from Rush County, he was a heavy equipment operator, working for Knupp Construction and Nichol Construction.
HOISINGTON - Rosemary Schmidt, 76, died Nov. 9, at her home in Hoisington. Born April 7, 1937 in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of William and Beatrice (Karst) Cook.
HAYS - Doris Arlene Karst, 87, died Nov. 10, at the Hays Medical Center. Born on Sept. 16, 1926, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Martha (Steinert) Ochs. On May 26, 1946, she married Albert Karst in Milberger. She received her teaching certificate at Fort Hays Teacher's College and taught school at Milberger, for two years. She received her LPN diploma in 1975 from Fort Hays State University. Her nursing ...
When colder weather sets in, some people abandon their outdoor fitness routines for the comfort of indoor gyms and home exercise equipment. However, walking in the winter and even jogging, when practical, are not limited to the warmer months of the year. Outdoor conditions can be a bit treacherous, so safety and common sense should always prevail.
It's been more than two years. For some reason, I had set this impossible standard that my body should be back to "normal" within a few months of giving birth. So when my first child was born in August 2011, the clock was ticking. I'm not sure where two years went, but as his second birthday approached I had an epiphany. My health is in my own hands, and what I was doing wasn't working. ...
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today released the names of the young Kansans who will receive his nomination for appointments to U.S. Service Academies.
With more than three decades of collective service under their belts, six former U.S. agricultural secretaries discussed and cussed climate change, international trade, subsidies, crop insurance, food stamps and a bushel basket full of other ag issues Oct. 21.
In what has become an annual neighborhood tradition, Great Bend Applebee's will again thank our nation's veterans and active duty service members by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee's for a free meal on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11th.
Dear Editor: As America celebrates Veterans Day, the Great Bend Military Moms are planning our next shipment of care packages. We owe our entire "way of life" to those who have fought for the cause of freedom throughout the history of this great country! I'm not sure who said this – but it is one of my favorite quotes. "A Veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to the ...
Diana Yarmer and Brad Harmony were united in marriage on July 20 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in South Hutchinson in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Ned Blick. Parents of the bride are Melvin and Donave Yarmer of Albert. Parents of the groom are Gayla and Albert Stallknecht of Golden, Colo. and Kenny Harmony of Hutchinson. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Tyler and Amanda Wilkerson of Pittsburg, Texas, announce the birth of their daughters, Alexandra Elaine, Anastasia Lynn and Riley Cooper, on Aug. 22, in Dallas, Texas.
Dale and Donna Schadel will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 18 with a card shower. Donna Brack and Dale Schadel were united in marriage on Nov. 18, 1953 at the Alexander Lutheran Church. The couple has three children, Dalonna (Hank) Chavez of Joplin, Mo., Stan (Linda) Schadel of Great Bend and Russell Schadel of Ellinwood. Cards may be sent to 3320 21st Street, Great Bend, Ks. 67530.
Jake Ward of Great Bend and Kim Ward of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Ward, to Joseph Broz, son of Pamela Salmans of Hartford City, Ind. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Dean and Judy Sateren of Ellinwood, Mary Ward of Great Bend, and the late Larry Ward. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Nolan and Janice Salmans of Hanston.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Karst will celebrate their 75th anniversary with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 16, at Country Place Living, 259 W. 6th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be their daughters and families, Bonita and Merlin Ney and Brenda and Frank Riedl. The couple has six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Joann (Brown) Desmarteau, of Great Bend, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 16, with a dinner with her family at her daughter's home in Wichita.
Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.
Christmas, lamentation, October air and memory will express themselves musically at Fort Hays State University's first concert in December.
The image of Mom with her nose buried in the front page, Dad reading the sports page and the kids chuckling their way through the comics, harkens back to long ago days when news exposure in the home was a family affair. Sections of the daily paper were shared just like the space around the glow of the round radio dial and later the television set.
Come on, Oprah.
We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next.
With the growing season over, it's time to put your feet up and relax, right? There are no weeds to pull, or watering to be done. The harvest is in, and now it's time to enjoy a little down time. Well, maybe not just yet. There is still some time to treat your soils and do a little preparation for next spring. In Barton County, we have a pretty high Ph. We can't be sure ...
A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.
Marketing Kansas-grown wheat to world buyers includes not only a quality and consistent crop, but strong relationships with those who buy it. For these reasons and more, sales of hard red winter wheat to Latin America have increased significantly in marketing year 2013/2014 with year to date sales to Central and South America at 5.33 MMT.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
The weather over the last few days has provided an exclamation point to the end of the 2013 cropping season. With the exception of some fields of grain sorghum waiting to be harvested, crops are in the bin and the wheat that was going to be planted has been. Now is a time, unless you have cattle, to slow down a little and catch a breath. Or at least it used to be a "down" ...
AMES, Iowa - Freshman Grant Rohach passed for a season-best 300 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State beat Kansas 34-0 on a frigid Saturday night for its first Big 12 victory.
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