Charles F. 'Chuck' Edwards 1914-2011 GREAT BEND - Charles F. Chuck Edards, 96, died April 9 at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Paul T. Friebus 1936-2011 ELLINWOOD -- Paul T. Friebus, 75, died April 9 at the Woodhaven Care Center. Paul was born February 9, 1936, in Russell County, the son of Carl C. and Emma (Galliart) Friebus. Mr. Friebus was a longtime resident of Claflin and Ellinwood who served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired custodian of the Claflin and Holyrood school districts, retiring in 1995. He was a member ...
Elva Lucille Petz 1915-2011 OVERLAND PARK - Elva Lucille Petz, 95, died April 8 at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home, Overland Park. Elva was born May 4, 1915, at Rozel, Kansas, the daughter of John L. and Blanche (Ewing) Nairn. She married Melvin John Petz October 12, 1937, at Ellinwood. He died January 24, 2001. She worked in the school lunch program in Great Bend schools and was a homemaker. Mr. and Mrs. Petz spent most ...
Barbara Bushnell 1919-2011 SALINA - Barbara Bushnell, 91, died April 9 at Sterling House Fairdale, Salina. She was born September 9, 1919, at Great Bend, the daughter of Roscoe Paul and Nina Pearl (Batchman) Moore. Barbara was a Great Bend High School graduate. She married Owen R. Bushnell October 5, 1945 at Wellington. He died July 2, 1989. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Bushnell was a lifetime Great Bend resident, living in Salina since ...
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed one of its three competitive grant cycles and awarded $22,236 to charitable agencies and projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will consider insurance proposals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other action items on the agenda include the employee handbook, refund service charge and an executive session for discussion of personnel.
Barton Community College will host its fourth annual Sidewalk Art Contest April 19-21 on the sidewalk outside the College's Shafer Gallery. The contest is open to artists, high school age and above, from Great Bend, Claflin, Ellinwood and Hoisington, and any home-schooled high school students in the Barton area. Artists wishing to participate must register and pick up their free chalk at the Shafer Gallery between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ...
Great Bend Police A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle at an unknown location, it was reported Thursday. A hit-and-run accident in the 1800 block of Washington St. was also reported. When a man was stopped for driving with a suspended license, Thursday afternoon on 17th St., an unknown passenger ran from the vehicle. Police later received a tip that a person with outstanding warrants had fled the vehicle. Barton ...
USD 428 Board of Education and Interest-Based Bargaining Teams of GB-NEA will meet at 8:30 a.m. on April 27 at the District Education Office.
BY SHARON STURGIS There are new books available at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are: "Slog's Dad" by David Almond. Slog believes that the scruffy man on a bench outside Myer's butcher shop is his dad, returned from death to visit him one last time. Can it be that some mysteries are never meant to be solved? That belief, at times, is its own reward? "Cloaked" by Alex Flinn. This modern ...
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Board of Education District Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling Champs recognition, Teacher of the Year candidates, and State and Federal Programs updates.
April 11 USD 431 Hoisington pre-school enrollment for 3 or 4 year olds for 2011-12 - 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. April 13 USD 431 Town Hall meeting - 6:30 p.m. to discuss the definition of a "suitable" education for students. It will be held at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. April 14 Open House at the Hoisington Public Library* - ...
The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 1409 Main Street in Great Bend. The caller will be Bob Tucker of Wichita. Call Garry Dassow, 620-653-4741, for more information.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, and adopted a resolution regarding a 'suitable' education and is seeking input from the community on what a suitable education is. The Kansas Constitution requires that students be provided a 'suitable' education.
NEW YORK - Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
PARIS - Two hours before her French Open final, Serena Williams practiced on center court, the stands deserted as she whacked one winner after another to the distant sounds of a brass band playing on the plaza.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Hosmer wasn't sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
EUGENE, Ore. - High jumper Erik Kynard was seeking a three-peat in the men's high jump to close his Kansas State career at the NCAA track and field championship on Friday evening. In front of more than 10,000 cheering fans, Kynard and his rival over his entire collegiate career, Derek Drouin of Indiana, went to battle one last time.
GARDEN CITY - Lela May Urban, 77, died June 7, 2013 at Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center in Garden City. No services are planned at this time.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Michael Wayne Kirkman, 62, died June 7, 2013 at Midwest City, Okla. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
Marlene Kay White 1947-2013
LARNED - Amy K. Zielke, 68, died June 6, 2013 at Diversicare of Larned. She was born Dec. 12, 1944 at Laredo, Texas, the daughter of Bernard and Alice Wallace Weller. A lifetime area resident, she was an office assistant for the Department of Corrections.
Carlos Salvador Torres Reyes, 23, died June 6 at his home in Great Bend. Born June 7, 1989 in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was the son of Salvador and Luz Elena (Reyes) Torres. A resident of Great Bend since 2000, coming from Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was an assembly line worker.
LARNED - Mantford Edwin Dellinger, 85, passed away June 7, at Hays Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.
Jane Anne (Fisher) Engleman, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Lawrence, June 6, 2013. She was born Sept. 17, 1920 in Wichita Falls, Texas, daughter of William L. and Valeria Belle (Astin) Fisher. She married the love of her life, Dale Engleman on Nov. 21, 1944 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He died Oct. 17, 2005.
Cemetery employees request arrangements be moved
ditors note: This story was written by Tony Boursiquot who is a Star of Hope employee in Haiti. His native language is French. Ellinwood's Star of Hope, a non-demonimational Christian organization that equips children across the world with schooling, physical well-being, spiritual growth and social skills.
Starting around Monday, June 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-183 Highway in Rush County. This US-183 project starts at the Rush/Pawnee County Line and continues north 12 miles to the south city limits of LaCrosse. Construction is scheduled to be completed by August, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.