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.
Kansas Highway Patrol
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.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Curtis E. Lohrding, 81, died Aug. 30, at his home following several months of illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Coldwater, to Raymond and Laura Lohrding. Curtis was a graduate of Coldwater High School and received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Science at Kansas State University, with four years ROTC and entered the Air Force as 2nd Lieutenant in July 7, 1955, where he became a jet pilot for three years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (ASCS) after 33 years administering offices in Coldwater and Great Bend ...
ROSE HILL - Juanita Maxine Crane-Grable, 86, died Aug. 31 in Rose Hill. She was the daughter of Lillian and Lee Page.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Leon E. Keil, 86, formerly of Great Bend, died Aug. 31.
Two residents of Sugar Land, Texas, were taken to Hays Medical Center with possible injuries Monday after their westbound sport utility vehicle was rear-ended by a car on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
A metal building where fittings are produced at Little Giant Fitting Co. Inc., 11 NE 50 Ave., was damaged by fire Monday morning.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
After a 56-year career spanning two centuries, seven decades and two retirements, it seemed like a fitting sendoff for Rose Kelly to receive a R.O.S.E (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) Award and a bouquet of red roses.
Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices?
I recently published two stories about outspoken, committed socialists: one, an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World running for U.S. Senate and the other a self-described Marxist college professor leading a movement urging the federal government to regulate the Internet. While the facts I cited were undisputed, the left nonetheless reacted with attacks on me personally, on the organization I run, and on people they presume are our donors - which just proves how important it is to assure the privacy of our actual donors and protect them from such attacks.
HOISINGTON - The results of the 2014 USD 431 Foundation Golf Tournament have been announced. They are:
All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13.