OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School football team faces a two-headed offense on Friday night at 7, when it hosts Ashland in the third round of the Eight-Man Division-II state playoffs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Simple math says the Kansas City Chiefs misused Jamaal Charles in a 23-20 overtime loss to Oakland on Sunday that cost them an opportunity to seize control of the AFC West.
"Time Management: Time Is Life - Make the Most of It" is the focus of Barton Community College's Continuing Nursing Education set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the college's Fine Arts Building Seminar Room, F-30. Speaker will be Jenni Reling, M.S., B.S.
Commission on Aging, Barton County Farm Bureau and the Recreation Commission are sponsoring a Defensive Driving Class from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 15-16, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The class is taught by Steve Billinger, an officer of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class, sponsors said.
A Veterans Affairs service officer will be at Great Bend's VFW hall, 504 Washington St., on Saturday, to help veterans and their families with Veterans Affairs claims. The representative will be available starting at 9 a.m. This is a drop-in service; no appointment necessary.
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Thursday will be Taco Night at the American Legion Post Home on east Seventh Street. It will last from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Serving will be upstairs at the post home. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Riders of Post 106, Larned. Taco Night is held on the second Thursday of each month.
Several Larned stores will have Holiday Open Houses Saturday, from 3 to 9 p.m. You are encouraged to shop locally during the gift-giving season.
Larned is ready to collect Christmas cheer in the form of a shoe box. Local residents have set a goal of 200 gift-filled shoe boxes and by the end of National Collection Week, every Operation Christmas Child drop-off site hopes to be bursting with these gifts of love that bring joy to needy children worldwide, according to Pastor Mark Slattery at Larned's First Southern Baptist Church.
For a student interested in business, it is the perfect hands-on project. For a business club, it is the perfect fund raiser.
ELLSWORTH - Carmen R. Munguia, 89, died Oct. 31. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to the Hoisington Church of the Nazarene or to Hospice Care of Kansas.
There are going to be a lot of Christmas-y things going on on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2nd and State streets in Larned. One of them will involve George Weber of Great Bend as Santa Claus, in his wagon drawn by his 14-year-old mule, Babe. Babe is a jenny, or female. Weber made all of his wagon, he said, except for the axles and springs.
HUTCHINSON - Donna Murphy Foran passed away on Nov. 8, She was 75 years old. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Timothy A. Foran, Hutchinson, and children David A. Foran, Kansas City, Kan., Alyce Newell (Duane) of Conway Springs and Michael Foran (Angela), Hutchinson. Donna and her husband Tim together were the owners and operators of Tim's Import, Sales and Service since the 1960s in Hutchinson. She was born in Minot, N.D., Jan. 1, 1935. She was adopted by Virgil James and Lola Amanda (Gerwien) Murphy and the family soon after moved to the Seattle, Wash ...
GARFIELD (Kan.)/PLANO, Texas - Tima McIlvain, 89, died Oct. 31 at Sunrise Assisted Living, Plano, Texas. She was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Great Bend, the daughter of William Alexander and Blanche Smith Nixon. A resident of Garfield for most of her life, she was a homemaker.
ST. JOHN - Dorothy Lou John, 87, died Oct. 30 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born Oct. 25, 1923, in St. John, she was the daughter of Clair J. and Grace (Long) Witcher. On Aug. 29, 1948, she married Milton Mason John, Jr., at St. John. He survives, of the home. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1941 and attended Adela Hale secretarial school. She was employed at the Stafford County Courthouse and Post Office and retired after 20 years a Selective Service clerk for five counties. She also worked at Hearthstone Nursing Home and the St. John School ...
Great Bend Police
Great Bend Police are investigating a robbery reported Saturday morning at 2002 Holland St. At 10:39 a.m. they were dispatched to that address, where the victim reported he came home and a man was in his house. He said the man hit him in the face and took his wallet and $300 cash, then left on foot.
Shortly before the end of the school day Monday, an incident occurred at Great Bend High School. Although a student had a BB gun in his backpack, it was not pointed at anyone and school dismissed as usual, according to Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
ST. JOHN - Leonard Rex Davis, 84, died Feb. 23 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born Mar. 2, 1929, at Manter, the son of Earl R. and Rosa M. (Kidwell) Davis. He was a farmer/stockman and life-long resident of rural St. John.
As more middle Americans look for ways to save for and transition into a successful retirement, CUNA Mutual Group and its retirement plan business in Great Bend are refocusing efforts to help this often neglected market niche.
Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.