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 ...
Michael C. Gilbert 1951 - 2011 Michael C. Gilbert, 60, died June 8 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. He was born March 6, 1951 in Redlands, Calif, the son of Jack and Shirley (Fox) Gilbert. He graduated in 1969 from Everett High School in Washington State. On May 29, 1976, he married Tammy (Jones) Gilbert in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend for more than 35 years, he was employed by the ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Labor Day Committee is bringing back the Labor Day Princess Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities.
HOISINGTON -Once again there will be a Labor Day Baby Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities in Hoisington. A Labor Day Baby will be named during the Labor Day weekend, and the winner will receive a cash award of $100, a $100 savings bond and a memento.
There are several new reads available for check-out at the Ellinwood Public Library. They are:
CLAFLIN - The city officials say 4-4,500 people were in town maybe even close to 5,000. So many back yard barbecues were held. Plans are already being made to do another event in five years.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will offer a special presentation on Caring for Your Keepsakes at the Trail Center's auditorium at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19.
The Pawnee County Humane Society will sponsor an Adoption Fair from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Orscheln Farm and Home Supply and during Orscheln's Moonlight Madness event at 5320 11th Streer.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 31 in a special session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Activities June 12-18 Carry in Dinner - Sunday 12:30 p.m. Bring some food and enjoy visiting and eating with friends. Rosella Sydow and Thelmarie Wilhite will serve as hosts. Blood Pressure check -Monday 11:30 a.m. Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Coffee Time - ...
Free fall, injury prevention offered LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department is sponsoring a free Fall and Injury Prevention Program for senior citizens in June and July. The program features free in-home safety assessments and free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Contact the Pawnee County Health Department (620) 285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 to set up a free appointment. For information, e-mail Jacque Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Beth Herrmann at email@example.com. Commission to meet LARNED ...
Betty Adee celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 19 with her husband Richard Adee and her three daughters, Sharon Adee, Julia Jilek and Lynne Weiser. Betty and Richard had their first date together 70 years ago on her birthday. Friends and family helped celebrate her birthday with cards, letters and phone calls.
Jessica Folk and Crawford Brantley were united in marriage in Great Bend on April 20 in a double ring ceremony officiated by Nash Norris, cousin of the bride, of Colorado Springs. Parents of the bride are Bob Folk and Curtis and Shelley Robinson, all of Great Bend. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a Come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Albert Cafe. Hosts for the event will be his children and their spouses, Donna Huff (Don Bradbury) of Ellis, Rita Pivonka, Great Bend, Steve (Tammie) Schneider, Olmitz, Karen (Jim) Pechanec and Paula (Reggie) Tammen, all of Timken, Susan (Rick) Myrick of Hutchinson and John (Stacy) Schneider of Otis; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The following meals will be served Dec. 2 through Dec. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
More than 1,000 Farm Bureau members in Kansas will gather in Manhattan on Dec. 2-4 for their organization's 95th Annual Meeting.