HOISINGTON - Mark Edward Smith, 57, died April 27 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 8, 1953, in Hoisington, he was the son of Charles and Ruby (Payne) Smith. He was a lifetime resident of Claflin.
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - LaWanda M. (Batman) Farrell, 82, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven on April 7, at Corondelet Hospice in Tucson, Ariz. Born Jan. 14, 1929, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Ralph E. Batman and Martha F (Batman) Williams. She worked 45 years in hospitals in Russell, Great Bend, and Sierra Vista Regional Hospital in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Her hobby was bowling.
Emerson MacDonald, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Great Bend on April 28. He was born Sept. 3, 1917, at Hackettstown, N.J., the son of Emerson C. and Grace (Petty) MacDonald. He married Gladys Naoma Glass on May 29, 1941, at Winfield. She passed away Oct. 20, 2006. He was an English teacher at Great Bend High School for 47 years. He was a Great Bend resident since 1947, coming from Burlington.
LAWRENCE - Joseph R. McLaughlin, 88, Lawrence, died April 30, 2011, at Brandon Wood at Alvamar in Lawrence.
WICHITA - Dr. Thomas D. Van Winkle, 88, died April 28 at Life Care Center, Wichita. He was born Jan. 18, 1923, at Great Bend, the son of Albert and M. Ruth (McGinty) Van Winkle. He married Ann Wesley on Aug. 20, 1967, at Wichita. A Wichita resident most of his life, coming from Seward, he was a dedicated chiropractor for 39 years.
David N. Presley
It's not exactly like coming home for Leanne Irsik but there certainly is a lot that is familiar. She is a Kansas native who is acquainted with some of her new colleagues in the organization she had served for many years.
Catholics from a nine-state area will meet for a three-day event that includes sessions on contemporary religious concerns presented by nationally recognized lay and religious speakers, spirited entertainment, and daily devotions at the 12th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference.
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Activities May 1-7
Historic program will be featured Saturday
Surrendered Family Ministries invites everyone to take part in observing the 60th annual National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin, in Great Bend. Each year millions of believers across America join together to gather, worship, and pray on the National Day of Prayer. It is a significant occasion on which Americans lay aside cultural, racial, and denominational differences and join hearts in acknowledging God.
LARNED - Electrician Jim Haynes loves helping children.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks have had trouble in the playoffs in recent years, so Dirk Nowitzki didn't want to take too much away from conquering the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - If there was a NFL record for acquiring the most leadership in the shortest time, it probably would belong to Kansas City.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and if you want to help make profound change for lung cancer – the time is now!
Chase High School 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll
John "Pat" Keeley will celebrate his 90th birthday with a party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 22, at the Country Kitchen Restaurant at Best Western Hotel, 915 E. 53rd St., in Wichita. Hosts for the event will be Edward and Laurel Keeley.
Destiny Degenhardt and Jaime Loera were united in marriage in an outdoor, double ring ceremony officiated by Tom Swain on June 28, at Lake Barton Golf Course. Parents of the couple are Tiffany Degenhardt of Great Bend and Rosalinda Loera of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride are Larry and Shirley Degenhardt of Great Bend.
Catherine (Esfeld) Birzer will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 23, with a card shower. Catherine is the daughter of the late Fred and Francis Esfeld. On April 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Birzer. He is deceased. Catherine has four children, Melvin (Twila) Birzer, and Connie (Keith) Miller, both of Great Bend, Steve (Brenda) Birzer, of Ellinwood, and Jane (Bob) Carr, of Edmond, Okla.; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Arlis and Shirley Atteberry of Larned will celebrate their 60th anniversary today.
Kevin and Kelci Hall of Larned announce the birth of their son, Kilian Dean Hall on Sept. 29. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a 2-year-old big sister, Klaire.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gustin will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 21 with a card shower.
Neal and Opal Reichel will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard.
Since 1978, individuals and groups in Sterling have cooperated to host one of the largest feasts in Kansas, the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner.
The phone jarred Ken Powell awake. Groggy and disoriented, he glanced at the clock while fumbling with the receiver: midway between midnight and one a.m.
Several states, including Kansas, are trying to protect their borders from a little beetle that could cost the black walnut industry millions of dollars. Kansas Forest Service specialists at Kansas State University say you could be spreading the disease without knowing it.
The following meals will be served Nov. 17 through Nov. 21. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.