ELLINWOOD - Carl George Miller, 86, died April 10 at Woodhaven Care Center in Elllinwood. Born Oct. 22, 1924, in rural Barton County, he was the son of Conrad and Anna Reints Miller. On April 9, 1950, he married Evelyn May Bryant. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a retired farmer.
Nora Jean (Doubek) Shorock, 58, died April 7 at her son's home in Lawrence. Born Feb. 15, 1953, at Pratt, she was the daughter of Van and Ellen (Hamar) Doubek. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1974 from Pittsburg State University. On July 4, 1976, she married Donald Walter Shorock in Pratt. He predeceased her on Dec. 2, 2010. They moved to Great Bend in 1977. After a few years as a teacher, she ...
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Mabel J. Flickinger, 96, of South Hutchinson, died April 9 at Mennonite Manor. She was born June 14, 1914, the daughter of Adam and Margaret Radenberg Disque. She was a homemaker and lifetime caregiver, raising all of her 12 brothers and sisters. She was a life member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Holyrood, and a member of the El Dorado Camping Club.
James E. "Pappy" Bell, 82, died April 10 at his home in Great Bend. He was born May 18, 1928, at Peabody, the son of Jesse M. and Anna (Swift) Bell. He married Grace Ann Smith on June 15, 1952, at Great Bend. He worked for Petro-log and Tomlinson Oil Company until his retirement in 1989. He had been a Great Bend resident for 60 years, coming from eastern Kansas.
As part of his "Continuing the Tradition" town hall tour, Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced he will host 12 more town hall meetings in April, including one in Russell County on April 21. Through the end of March, he said he had visited and hosted town hall meetings in 36 out of the 69 counties in the First Congressional District. On Thursday, April 21, Huelskamp will be at Meridy's Restaurant, 1220 South Fossil ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Friday, seven Saturday and seven Sunday. At 3:53 p.m. Friday they were dispatched to 1206 Morton St. when a vehicle hit a gas meter in the alley, causing a leak. There was a small grass fire at 812 Patton Road at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 2:23 p.m. Sunday there were some trees on fire in the river, half a mile ...
The Ellinwood City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today. In old business, there will be a public hearing on 106 E. B St., a special purpose vehicle, and the 414 E. 4th demolition bid.
Tyler Charles Armstrong 1993-2011 ARLINGTON - Tyler Charles Armstrong, 17, died April 7, in Reno County. Tyler was born August 5, 1993 at Hoisington, the son of Russell Charles and Carol Elaine (McHenry) Armstrong. He was a junior at Fairfield Middle School and a lifetime Arlington area resident. Tyler was a member of FFA, the tennis team and served as a football team manager. He enjoyed four-wheeling, jet-skiing, camping, sports and video games. He ...
Anthony William Armstrong 1998-2011 ARLINGTON - Anthony William Armstrong, 13, died April 7, in Reno County. Anthony was born March 3, 1998 at Ottawa, Illinois, the son of Russell Charles and Carol Elaine (McHenry) Armstrong. He was a seventh-grader at Fairfield Middle School and a lifetime Arlington area resident. Anthony enjoyed four-wheeling, jet-skiing, camping, sports and video games. Survivors include his parents, Russell and Carol Armstrong, of the home; two sisters, Kaylie Armstrong, Arlington; ...
Barton Community College has announced recipients of Achievement Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. These awards are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office.
Army National Guard Spec. Graham D. Neeland has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Great Bend High School senior, Colby Barton, was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
The League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting at noon on April 12, an the Club at StoneRidge. The program will be provided by Jane Belanger of Heartland Farms who will be discussing climate change. Time will be provided for questions from the floor and discussion. Lunch will be from the menu. The public is invited to attend and participate.
Army National Guard Pvt. Tyler J. Brough has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green, with greeters John Sullivan and Shay Kasselman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana plans to give the ball from his 100th career win to his mother.
NEW YORK - Two full games, plus two more innings. A total of 561 pitches. And when it was finally (FINALLY!) over, the worst team in baseball had its 17th win of the season.
EUGENE, Ore. - A dropped baton cost the Texas A&M men an outright NCAA outdoor track and field team title.
Paula Brozek, Great Bend, thought it was an "opportunity too good to pass up." And she was right.
Best Western Angus Inn has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This award signifies the Best Western in the top-performing 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.
Q. What do you get when you add 6,800 bierocks and 3,500 cinnamon rolls?
To say Barry and Monica Bowers have a history with Barton Community College might be a bit of an understatement. Not only did both graduate from Barton in the early '80s, both were students there when they went on their first date.
Joel Alcala-Reyes, improper stop or turn signal, $323
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors will discuss the time line for next year's budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also hear information on the Imagination Playground, Sunflower Community Habilitation Contract, summer program enrollment and the seasonal and part-time employee information handbook.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will offer the following programs in June: • Summer Reading activities begin Monday, June 10. Registration for all ages will open that day. The children's department will have its kick-off party at 3:30 p.m. Dan Dan the Magic man will perform a magic show that fits in with the Dig Into Reading! Summer Reading Club theme. Students in grades 7-12 can register for the Beneath the Surface Teen ...
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NEW YORK - Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
PARIS - Two hours before her French Open final, Serena Williams practiced on center court, the stands deserted as she whacked one winner after another to the distant sounds of a brass band playing on the plaza.