SALINA - Ron W. Schmutz, 51, passed away May 10. Born Oct. 13, 1960, in Junction City, he was the son of Leland and Luella (Fehlman) Schmutz.
WICHITA - Berhl E. Abercrombie, 70, passed away May 11. Born Oct. 14, 1941, he was a retired Basham employee. Berhl loved to garden and fish.
HUNTER - Dorothy J. "Jeanie" Baird, 78, of Hunter, died May 11 at the Mitchell County Hospital Resident Care Center in Beloit. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McDonald Funeral Home in Beloit.
KENSINGTON - Maxine V. Horsfall, 79, died May 12 at the Hilltop Lodge in Beloit. She was born on June 23, 1932. Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary in Smith Center is in charge of arrangements.
Chloe M. White, 67, of Great Bend, died May 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 25, 1944, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Samuel Ellis Snyder and Margaret Marie Senko. She was a 1962 graduate of Ellinwood High School. On July 21, 1962, she married Larry D. White at Ellinwood. She was a housekeeping supervisor at Ellinwood District Hospital, retiring in 2003.
Barton County Jail
Contract renewals fill the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. Following an executive session for discussion of personnel matters, the board will vote on renewing contracts for faculty, head coaches, management staff, the vice president and deans, and the college president.
Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will offer private pilot ground school classes from 6-9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 through July 26 in Barton's Technical Building, T-184.
A Loraine man led law enforcement officers on a vehicular pursuit Saturday morning in Barton County.
Michael Tiede, accident involving damage, dismissed
By Dave Ranney
LARNED - Larned High School has honored its May recipients for Student Spotlight for academics, athletics, fine arts and leadership/service.
Budget to be presented
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Let's Hang On!" in a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha in Great Bend have issued the "Choctober Challenge" by creating a fundraising event for chocolate lovers. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a course on Google and Google Drive from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 22-Dec. 3 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.
For people who have ever thought about picking up carpentry or woodworking as a hobby or for those who are just wanting to enhance their existing skillset, Barton Community College is offering woodworking courses from 6 to 9:45 p.m. on Mondays from Nov. 3 to Feb. 23 at Ellsworth High School, 211 W. 11th St. in Ellsworth.
OVERLAND PARK -Richard H. Dumler, 88, died Oct. 14 in Overland Park. Services are pending with Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary.
Reymundo Martinez, 27, passed away on Oct. 11, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born on Dec. 29, 1986, in Garden City, he was the son of Martin Martinez and Lupe (Rubio) Martinez. He moved to Great Bend, at an early age and worked construction with his godfather, Arturo Escamilla.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Trust. Even in the final two years of a President's term, there should be enough trust that the President is trying to make decisions based on the needs of the country.
According to Forbes magazine, at least 5,000 Americans contacted healthcare providers fearful they had contracted Ebola after the media reported that someone with Ebola had entered the United States. All 5,000 cases turned out to be false alarms. In fact, despite all the hype about Ebola generated by the media and government officials, as of this writing there has only been one preliminarily identified case of someone contracting Ebola within the United States.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Historical Society, South Main Street, 85 US 281 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Kristy Straub. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Advanced ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election are now available for Barton County voters, County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. Registered voters may contact her office either by mail, by phone or in person for an application for an advanced voting ballot.
GARDEN CITY - It was about this time a year ago the Barton Community College volleyball team hit its stride and finished the regular season on a roll.