The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "What Do You Really Know About the Courthouse Square?" at 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Joe Boley will present historical facts and notes about the band shell, monuments and other significant features of the Barton County Courthouse.
Students who complete Barton Community College's Network Specialist Program will now be able to add "Information Systems Security Professional" to their list of credentials, thanks to a recent certification the program received from the National Security Agency and the Committee on National Security Systems.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Pool will have a summer Olympic Day at the pool from 9 a.m. to noon on July 19. There will be swimming and other water related non-athletic contests based on similar Olympic competition.
A timeless tale of speaking up for what one knows to be true is the choice for this year's youth summer theater production by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
ELLINWOOD - According to the Ellinwood Rotary Club, there is still time to enter the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade, which will be at 10 a.m. on July 21.
Leonard E. Miller Jr., 61, died July 8 at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 12, 1950 in Great Bend, he was the son of Leonard Jean and Edna (Kathman) Miller. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a siding installer for Southard Corporation, worked at EQ Muffler and was a handyman for Joe Mayers.
WICHITA - John O. Dick, 71, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on July 8. John spent his working career in the oil and gas industry, along with Boeing where he retired as a facilities engineer. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and lover of the outdoors.
KANOPOLIS - Terry Raymond Kowalsky, 69, died July 7 at his home in Kanopolis. Born Nov. 15, 1942 in Great Bend, he was the son of Leo Joseph and Hilda Margaret (Heinz) Kowalsky. He was a resident of Kanopolis since 2009, coming from Redding, Calif. where he had been a longtime resident. He operated a machine shop in Redding, Calif. and also farmed and raised cattle. He was involved in area dirt track racing in the 1960s and 1970s.
DODGE CITY – Clarence E. McConnaughy, 69, died July 9 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. Born Oct. 8, 1942 in Great Bend, he was the son of Clarence E. McConnaughy Jr. and Martha (Kutnick) McConnaughy. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State University. On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Marsha Hoge in Great Bend. A resident of Dodge City since 1966 moving from Great Bend, he worked for Skaggs, George-Nielson Motors and Dodge City International.
LA CROSSE - Terra Maryha Helm, 37, died on July 8 at her home. Born March 28, 1975 in Bath, Maine, she was the daughter of Mark A. and Katherine M. (Steadman) Helm Fisher. She moved from her birthplace of Bath, Maine, at an early age. A former resident of Great Bend, Hays and Wichita, she was a resident of La Crosse since her high school graduation from La Crosse High School in 1993.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It's been 19 years since George Brett retired, and he remains the face of the Royals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Much has changed since the All-Stars last pulled into town in 1973. Then again, it seems like much of baseball has been turned upside down since the final out of the crazy World Series last October.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.
Leonard E. Miller, Jr., 61 died July 7 at his home in Great Bend. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters John Sullivan and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer.
Barton County Jail
Daniel Nobles, 88, died Dec. 7 at Life Care Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
Karl Lee Brack, 84, died Dec. 7, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 29, 1930, in Larned, he was the son of Sol M. and Neva M. (Toots) Brack. He was a 1948 graduate of Great Bend High School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kansas State University in 1953. On Sept. 28, 1958, he married Loreta J. "Reta" Hill in Hoisington. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, Mr. Brack began work at KCKT-TV as a sales representative until February 1956, when he started work for American State Bank and Bank IV, retiring in 1991 ...
Great Bend Fire Department
Two rural accidents Saturday resulted in minor injuries, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is continuing its Reception Sisters project offering to assist with receptions for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations. The project is a fund-raiser for the chapter's various service projects. Anyone wishing more information about this project may contact Preceptor Pi president Susan Coulson, 620-792-3802.
Tyler and Ashley Klein announce the birth of their son Colton Todd Klein on Aug. 12, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 in. long. He has a 2 year old big brother, Gannon.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Jamie Lee York and Mikey Lee Hester were united in marriage on Oct. 17, at City View Loft in Chicago, Ill. The groom is the son of Michael and Peggy Hester of Topeka. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Victoria York of Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Amber Beverley and Nicholas Richter announce their engagement.
Farmers and ranchers have always adhered to sound principles of animal husbandry while providing the best care for their livestock. Society's views on animal welfare, on the other hand, continue to evolve.