LARNED - The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order at 12:45 p.m. June 1 by President Charles Wonsetler.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 23 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
CLAFLIN - B. Ruth Wheeler, 77, died June 3 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. Born July 28, 1933, at Austin, Minn., she was the daughter of David Quincy and Helen Dorothy Stephens. A longtime resident of Claflin, she was a retired CNA at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood, and a former owner of the Claflin Tavern.
When Dennis Martin of Larned was told the next step in his cancer treatment would be radiation, a Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) radiation oncologist understood his hesitation. After all, Martin had already undergone surgery and chemotherapy.
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It's hard to imagine the USD 428 Board of Education without her, but after 32 years as a school board member, Jean Cavanaugh is calling it quits. Her last board meeting will be June 13.
The Fuller Brush Company announced Thursday that Ellen Moran has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer, effective May 2. In her new position, Moran is responsible for the administration of all corporate finance and accounting functions. In addition to these duties, she will also supervise both the Information Technology and Human Resources departments.
LARNED - Chelsea Bieberle, registered/licensed occupational therapist, has joined the rehab specialists at Pawnee Valley Sport & Spine Physical Therapy and Advanced Rehabilitation, 522 Broadway.
LARNED - Terry and Marilyn Perez of Larned were recently honored as the first recipients of the Denise Stabler Foster Care Award of Excellence from Associated Youth Services.
HOISINGTON -Once again there will be a Labor Day Baby Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities in Hoisington. A Labor Day Baby will be named during the Labor Day weekend, and the winner will receive a cash award of $100, a $100 a savings bond and memento.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Recreation Commission is offering a Kids 'n the Kitchen class at Ellinwood High School for children entering second through fourth grades in the fall.
LARNED -- The public is invited to the annual Quilter's Celebration on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris in Larned. The free event will include quilting/sewing demonstrations from 9 a.m. until noon, a pot luck meal at noon time, and an old fashion quilting bee in the afternoon which includes hand quilting and storytelling. For further information call Ann Hicks, 285-1056 or the church 285-6033.
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The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is holding an art contest to determine the artwork for 10 Cohen Center for Kansas History (CCKH) trivia pamphlets. This contest is open to all students, Barton employees and community members. Multiple entries are accepted.
HUDSON - Harold Jerome Bauer, 85, died April 8, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He died peacefully in the presence of his family.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies' home opener.
MIAMI - Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James' dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.
HUTCHINSON - Larned High golfer Michael Reece earned first-place medalist honors with a 7-over-par 79 Monday at The Highlands Golf Club.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team locked up another first-place finish this season, claiming the top spot in a quadrangular on Monday evening at Kirkman Activity Center.