Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will serve pizza at its monthly potluck dinner, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those planning to attend should call Rosy at the center, 792-3906, and let her know by Tuesday morning. There is a small fee for the pizza. Bring a covered dish and your own table service.
RUSSELL COUNTY - A bicyclist was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita from the scene of an accident south of Lucas in Russell County, around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.
The annual Bike Safety Rodeo for children 5-14 years old will be held Thursday, June 23, at the Brit Spaugh Park south baseball field near 22nd and Morton streets. Free bikes and helmets will be available for children who don't have them, but the event is important for all children who ride bicycles, according to Janel Rose at the Barton County Health Department. All children who wish to participate must be ...
Sunflower Diversified Services – Catch-A-Ride will join with other public transportation systems nationwide in the fifth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16. Citizens can try Catch-A-Ride that day for free, with complementary rides offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Great Bend on a reservation basis. Call 620-792-7797 to reserve a ride. The 2011 National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public ...
Central Kansas Threadbenders Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington, Great Bend. The public is invited.
The Presbyterian Women thought it was a worthy cause in the early 1980s, and they still do today.
At the outset of Linda Farthing's career, she was an operating room nurse at Central Kansas Medical Center. Now, almost 30 years later, she is the new vice president of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
LARNED - The OPI Print and Copy Center golf team from Great Bend reigned supreme in the Fort Larned Foundation for Education golf tournament.
Velta Irene Kasselman Reed Krom 1927-2011 GREAT BEND - Velta Irene Kasselman Reed Krom, 83, passed from this world to enter the heavenly kingdom June 10, 2011 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, following a long illness. She was born July 5, 1927 at Ellinwood, the daughter of Lewis & Helen (Sloan) Kasselman. She married Richard P. Krom January 9, 1970 at Central Baptist Church, Great Bend. Mrs. Krom was a lifetime Great Bend resident ...
Joel Thomas Gray 2010-2011 GREAT BEND - Joel Thomas Gray, 5 months, died June 11, 2011 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born December 28, 2010 at Grove, Okla., the son of Jeremiah and Patricia Lynn (Gray) Waterman. Mr. Gray was a Great Bend, Kansas resident. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. Survivors include his father Jeremiah Waterman; mother Patricia Lynn Gray, Grove, Okla.; adoptive parents Ken E. Gray and Melissa Dawn ...
Barry "Bernie' Young 1960-2011 GREAT BEND - Barry "Bernie" Young, 50, died June 10, 2011 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born December 24, 1960 at Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Hikalea) Young. Mr. Young was a Great Bend resident since 1988 coming from Honolulu. He was a cook for the Petroleum Club, Gentlemen's Club and Wendy's. Survivirs include three brothers, Charles Lewis, Eldon Lewis and Adrian ...
Fred W. Meyer YUMA, Ariz. - Fred W. Meyer, 87, formerly of Ellinwood and Great Bend, passed away June 7, 2011 at his home in Yuma, Ariz. A memorial service will be held in Kansas at a later date. The Yuma Mortuary and Crematory is handling arrangements.
Mary Frances 'Dolly' Gabel 1926-2011 WARRENTON, Mo. - Mary Frances "Dolly" Gabel, 84, passed away Jan. 23, 2011 at her residence at Warrenton, Mo. She was the 13th child of Jacob and Agatha (Leiker) Gabel, born July 27, 1926 in Great Bend. When her brothers and sisters saw her they said, "she looked like a little dolly," hence her lifelong nickname. She attended St. Rose Catholic Grade School and Great Bend High School. She then ...
Betty Wondra 1931-2011 GREAT BEND - Betty Wondra, 80, died June 9, 2011 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born April 29, 1931 at Great Bend, the daughter of Henry J. and Lena L. (Hlavaty) Maneth. She married Robert Joseph "Bob," Wondra May 15, 1950 at Great Bend. He died Dec. 19, 2009. Mrs. Wondra, a lifetime Great Bend resident, was a homemaker. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at ...
Sister Frances Marie Heitz, OP 1914-2011 GREAT BEND - Sister Frances Marie Heitz, 96, died June 10, 2011 in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend. She was born October, 5, 1914, in Ost, Kansas, as Thecla Rose Heitz. Sister Frances Marie was the daughter of the late Bert and Mary Robben Heitz. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community May 27, 1929, and pronounced her first vows August 22, 1932. She celebrated 75 years of ...
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.
HEAT 101, MAGIC 99
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
It was the first time Scott Wood has competed in a body building event.
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, the team said Saturday.
OTTUMWA, Iowa - The Barton Community College men's basketball team improved to 7-3 on the season with a 91-86 win over Marshalltown on Saturday.
MANHATTAN - Bob Stoops ran away from the tub filled with ice water just about as quickly and effectively as the Sooners' Brennan Clay ran through the Kansas State defense on Saturday.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Chris Jones scored 15 points to lead No. 3 Louisville to a 71-57 victory over Fairfield on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Les Miles loves calling Death Valley the place opponents' dreams go to die. The same might someday be said about Johnny Manziel's bid for a second Heisman Trophy.
No. 1 ALABAMA 49, CHATTANOOGA 0
LAWRENCE - Every time that Towson missed a shot, it seemed as if somebody from Kansas was there to corral the rebound, throw an outlet pass and start the Jayhawks on the fast break.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was only a month ago that the San Diego Chargers were in the midst of the AFC West race, trying to keep pace with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.