Ellen Ora Sparks, 72, died March 22 at her home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
BARNARD, Mo. - May Joan Field Tompkins, 88, of Barnard, Mo., passed away March 20, at Parkdale Manor in Maryville, Mo. Born May 14, 1922, in Brentford, England, she was the daughter of Herbert and Fanny (Ricks) Field. She worked in a munitions plant during World War II, making shell casings. Joan married Raymond Lee Tompkins on Feb. 5, 1944, in St. Lawrence Church of England, Brentford, England, becoming a "War Bride." Raymond returned to the United States after the end of the war and Joan and her first born son came in 1946. Joan worked as a clerk at Wylie ...
HOISINGTON - Memorial Graveside Service for John Maynard Little will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hoisington Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the American Legion in Hoisington. Little, 55, died March 3. Funeral arrangements are by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
Boy Scout Pack 149, sponsored by the Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend, recently held its Pinewood Derby Race. The top three were, from left: Devin Brown, third place; Ross Phillips, first place; and Austin Moore, second place. Moore was also the Best of Show winner.
TLC Preschool celebrates "Going Green!" in this photo taken on St. Patrick's Day. Cathy LaTourell, school director, and Ron Ensle, Trinity Lutheran Church custodian, are pictured with the children of TLC Preschool. "We are turning off lights, turning thermostats, and helping our friend Ron," LaTourell said. "We have a new green recycling trash container in our classroom." Kids are also selling Jack Links Beef Sticks as a fundraiser for the church's utilities. For information call LaTourell, 620-562-0563.
Barton Community College is inviting everyone who works with children to "Kick Up Your Heels" and play Cowboy at the annual Child Education Fair, set for April 16.
LARNED - Agent Frank Callahan of Larned has been named Kansas Agent of the Year by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during 2010.
Dr. James J. Ness, who formerly oversaw the criminal justice programs at Barton Community College, was recently appointed to the position of Dean of the new College of Criminal Justice and Security at University of Phoenix.
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NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York judge has refused to allow a teenage prostitute to speak at Lawrence Taylor's sentencing.
Eldon Potts of Christ to the Nations will speak at the Pawnee Rock Christian Church at 7 p.m. on March 22. He will speak about his work in the Philippines and is a gospel singer. The public may be interested to know how the disasters in Japan will affect his work in the Philippines.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Murray Chiropractic, 2100 Kansas, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Lana Dietz and Barry Bowers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Toronto Public Library began its "Human Library" project with about 200 users registering to "check out" interesting persons from the community who would sit and converse with patrons who might not otherwise have the opportunity to mingle with people like them.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Malcolm Brogdon talked before No. 12 Virginia's final home game about making it a success for seniors Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell and even former walk-on Thomas Rogers, the first building blocks in Tony Bennett's remaking of the Cavaliers.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jason Vargas pitched two scoreless innings in his Kansas City debut and Alex Gordon doubled home two runs as the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 that was called after seven innings Saturday because of rain.
ARKANSAS CITY - The Barton Community College women's basketball team took to the road on Saturday afternoon, competing in a first-round game of the NJCAA Region VI Basketball Tournament against Cowley.
EL DORADO - The NJCAA Region VI Basketball Tournament opening-round game between the Barton Community College men's basketball team and Butler went down to the wire.
PARK CITY - The Great Bend High School wrestling team finished in 14th place on Saturday at the Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament.
LINCOLN - James William Grandy, 63, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on March 1, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina. He was born Dec. 29, 1950, in Great Bend, the son of the late Iva Mae (Vesper) and Harold Lee Grandy.
Barb Schumacher, 74, died Feb. 27 at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Ness City, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Pearlann (Reynolds) Petersilie. On Dec. 5, 1981, she married Ken Schumacher in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Bazine, she was co-owner and operator of Kansas Door, worked in several flower shops, was an administrative secretary at Fuller Brush and was an Avon representative for 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, water sports and traveling, especially, wintering in Texas. Her true love was spending time with her grandchildren.
Neuell G. Nicolet, 91, formerly of Great Bend, passed away Feb. 27 in Augusta. Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of the late Ed and Inez (Gaunt) Nicolet. In 1941, he graduated from Great Bend High School. He was a retired farmer.
WICHITA - The chant started when Ron Baker walked toward the Wichita State bench for the final time, and reached a crescendo when he popped the front of his jersey - No. 31.
The Friends of the Great Bend Public Library meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 2, has been canceled.
Adam P. Kephart, 33, of Hoisington was injured early Saturday after a sport utility vehicle rolled on a northern Barton County Road.
Credit Union of America donated 36 Dr. Seuss books, valued at $395, to Roosevelt Elementary in Hoisington. The presentation was made Friday at the school.
Experiencing a warm loving atmosphere is common for many children. Yet for some children, victims of child abuse and neglect, who end up in the foster care system, those loving touches may be few and far between.
Three whooping cranes were spotted at Cheyenne Bottoms on Friday. They were flying among sandhill cranes.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Feb. 25