CLAFLIN - Anthony (Tony) Albert Hoffman, 82, died Oct. 7 at Golden Living Center in Wilson. Born Dec. 9, 1927, in rural Claflin, he was the son of Anton and Winifred (Dolechek) Hoffman. He graduated in 1945 from Claflin High School, and attended Wichita State University, was a member of ROTC, and the University of Kansas. On June 1, 1950, he married Caroline Birzer in Hoisington. A lifetime resident of rural Claflin, he was ...
Great Bend Police A $10 gas skip at 1315 10th St. was reported Thursday afternoon. A vehicle driven by Catherine Luenberger was northbound in the 2300 block of Washington at 3:12 p.m. Thursday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Audra Nuckolls that was stopped in traffic. A hit-and-run vehicle struck a sign at 3519 10th St., it was reported Thursday. Great Bend Fire Department A mattress, magazines ...
This year's rules for youth, adult and high school basketball will be approved when the Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include information on fall program enrollment and information on a commission appointment.
Lorrie Hollaway will talk about her trip to Haiti with the Star of Hope in a free program at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will describe her tour of the schools and taking supplies to the town of Hess. This is an informational session on the current culture in Haiti.
Jimmy D. Allen, speeding 16 mph over, $234.50 Karen K. Andrulis, seat belts (18 and older), defective wiper/obstructed windshield, $121 Javier Avila-Gonzalez, improper stop/stand/park on road, $111 Jaime Ayala Jr., driving while suspended/revoked, defective wiper/obstructed windshield, loud music from vehicle, seat belts (18 and older), $421 Adam Joseph Bellender, improper stop/stand/park on road, unnecessary spinning of tires, $136 Brian D. Berends, follow too close, $111 Christina R. Bieberle, ...
Jenny Allford graduated from Kermit High School, Kermit, Texas, in 1949. She attended East Texas State University from 1949-1951, and transferred to Texas Technological University where she received her Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1953. Mrs. Allford continued her education, taking courses at Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, and Kansas University. Jenny's love for music developed at an early age under the guidance and encouragement of her ...
Glenn Opie Community Service Glenn Opie graduated from Great Bend High School in the Class of 1944. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in 1950, and his Law Degree from the University of Kansas in 1954. Following high school graduation, he served overseas in the United States Navy as a radio operator during World War II. Glenn has been a lifelong resident of Great Bend and continues to bring ...
For the homeowner who is looking for a prime location and maintenance free living, The Cottages at StoneRidge offers the perfect solution. Located within The Fairways at StoneRidge, this area's premier golf club and housing development, Ad Astra Development and Prairie Equities LLC began this 16 unit twin home project in late 2009. Phase I has been completed and is comprised of four units. Of the initial four units built, two have been sold ...
"Born Standing Up" by Steve Martin. In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene, becoming the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. This is his entertaining and insightful biography, taking the reader from his early years working at Disneyland to his transformation to cult status.
The Holy Rosary will be held at noon on Oct. 16 at the Convent Fatima Shrine, 3600 Broadway. For more information contact Harold Schmidt at 792-4095. This is one of 5,000 international events to be held on this date.
Activities Week of Oct. 10 - 16 Sunday, Oct. 10 Carry in Dinner - 12:30 p.m. - Bring some food and enjoy visiting and eating with friends. Monday, Oct. 11 Blood Pressure check - 11:30 a.m. Paraffin Spa - 11 a.m. Under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Tuesday, Oct. 12 Balance & Flexibility Class - 11 a.m. About a 30 minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Coffee Time - 9:30 a.m. - Bring food to ...
The Annual meeting of the Welcome Inn was on held Oct. 6 preceding the noon meal. Along with other business related activities, an election was conducted to fill four positions on the Board of Directors. Charles Wonsetler was selected to replace Mona Marie Wysong as President. Mona Marie's term had expired. Marylee Phinney was selected to fill the one year left on the unexpired term for the Vice-President position vacated by Charles Wonsetler. Thyra Frazer ...
Great Bend High School A Cappella Choir will hold a garage sale from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Panther Athletic Center. The sale is to help raise funds for the Washington D.C. trip in March.
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.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.