HOISINGTON - The RSVP Thrift Store first opened for business in 2002 in downtown Hoisington. Earlier that summer, the Commission on Aging decided that a thrift store would be a good fund-raiser for RSVP and Hoisington was selected as the location since the Salvation Army already had a thrift store in Great Bend. Mary Lou Warren was director of RSVP at the time and Selma Webb was the Hoisington leader of the project.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A hamburger-hotdog feed will be held Sun., Sept. 9 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to benefit Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation. Suggested donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. The meal includes: hamburger or hotdog, chips, (roasted corn if available), cookie, pop or water. The event is hosted by Friends of Kans for Kids. Proceeds will assist Barton County children living with cancer and their families.
CHASE - Frances Jean Heine, 86, died Aug. 26 at her home in rural Chase. Born March 8, 1926 in Gridley, she was the daughter of Charles Edgar Mills and Minnie Mae Smalley Mills. On Feb. 20, 1949 she married Alvin W. Heine in Ellinwood. She received her registered nursing degree at the Kansas City General Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. A resident of rural Chase since 1949 she was a school nurse at Ellinwood and Chase School Districts.
Max Nelson Reed, 72, died Aug. 25 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born April. 1, 1940 in McPherson, he was the son of Clarence Harley and Anna Ellen (Ebaugh) Reed. Max was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, teacher, and coach. He married Judith Ann Birkholz on May 23, 1965 in Argonia. She survives. He obtained his Masters of Science in Education from Emporia State University, and took additional courses at the University of Kansas and the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse. He taught in the Meade Middle School, Meade, where he also coached football and basketball ...
Thomas LeRoy Wray, 86, died Aug. 25 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 18, 1925 in McLouth, he was the son of Albert and Mabel (Bradford) Wray. A resident of Great bend since 2006, coming from Midwest City, Okla., Amarillo, Texas, Clearfield, Ut. and Kansas City, he was an auto transporter, working for Wood's Industries, Auto Transport and retiring from Jack Cooper.
June A. Lowry 1913 - 2012
Kenneth "Kenny" Brummer, 66, died Aug. 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Sept. 25, 1945 in Beloit, he was the son of Joseph I. and Kathryn (Thomas) Brummer. On Oct. 28, 1967 he married Beth Melton in Beloit. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1981, coming from Beloit, he retired from Barton Community College in 2007, working in the maintenance department and bus driving. Previously he worked at Great Bend Auto as a machinist. After retirement, he worked for Sterling House and Prince of Peace Parish.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Landry Jones has made his mark as the most prolific passer in Oklahoma history. He has won a Big 12 championship and three bowl games, including one on the BCS stage.
Vince Young is out of work, Terrell Suggs is on PUP and several veteran NFL kickers are on the street after the first set of mandatory NFL cuts.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are heading toward their preseason finale Thursday night at Green Bay with what appears to be an identity problem.
Jeremiah McCutchen is a man of few words and his physical and developmental disabilities drastically limit opportunities for him in life. But those limitations never stopped the 39-year-old McCutchen from outwardly expressing his enthusiasm for life and sharing his friendly personality with everyone he meets.
The Barton Community College men's soccer team concluded the season-opening Barton Classic with a 2-2 stalemate against No. 19-ranked Otero on Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) - A German sports official died Monday a day after being struck in the throat by a javelin.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Murray weathered a slow start in the latest stop of this long, successful summer.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State's home opener on Saturday will be missing a game-day staple: "Sweet Caroline."
EL DORADO - It was the Barton Community College women's soccer team that struck first against the 15th-ranked team in the country.
BURWELL, NEB. - Donitta Ann Conrad, 50, of Burwell, Neb. died on Oct. 11, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Jan. 13, 1964, in Ransom, she was the daughter of Donald and Ruby (Armer) Popp. She attended elementary school at Pawnee Rock, and in 1982, graduated from Hoisington High School. After graduation she attended Barton Community College where she received her associate's degree. On April 27, 1985, she married JP Conrad in Hoisington. They lived in Kansas for a time before moving to Burwell, Neb. in 1987. She was employed by the Community Memorial Health Center in ...
WICHITA - Bashor, C. LeRoy, 74, passed away on Oct. 11. He was a proud Vietnam veteran serving 10 years in the United States Navy. Following the military he graduated Fort Hays State University with a master's degree in psychology. He was a retired school psychologist for USD 428 in Great Bend.
Nadine Dreiling, 81, died Oct. 10, at Hays Medical Center. Born June 25, 1933, in Neck City, Mo., she was the daughter of George and Vera (Sargent) Moore. On Oct. 2, 1954, she married Donald A. Dreiling in Chase. He died on Nov. 11, 2010. A resident of Great Bend since 1954, coming from Chase, she and her husband owned and operated Don's Food Mart and she retired from Dillon's Pharmacy. She loved her grandchildren and watching sports, especially the University of Kansas Jayhawks and New York Yankees.
WINFIELD - Donald M. "Don" Kline, 87, of Winfield, passed away on Oct. 11, at Cumbernauld Village. Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Wichita, he was the son of Arthur C. and Martha H. (Harris) Kline. He was raised and educated in the Marion and Great Bend areas. Don left school prior to graduation to join the United States Navy. He proudly served his country on the USS Monrovia as a Medical Corpsman from 1945 until his honorable discharge in 1949. On April 24, 1954, he was united in marriage to Virginia Miller at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend. The ...
HOISINGTON - George L. Carson, 71, died Aug. 30, at Clara Barton Hospital. Born July 18, 1943 in Great Bend, he was the son of Russell and Pearl (Smith) Carson. On March 3, 1967, he married Gloria Newell in Damar. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State University. A lifetime resident of rural Barton County, he was employed by the Kansas Fish and Game Commission as a biologist.
HOISINGTON - Kirby Dean Ricke, 61, died Oct. 11, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born July 2, 1953, in Alva, Okla., he was the son of Theodore Dean and Darlene (Huffman) Ricke. Kirby graduated in 1971 from Hoisington High School. He was active in both vocal music and band programs, excelling at the trumpet. A very talented artist, Kirby was also active in the high school art department, winning top awards at many contests and shows. On July 14, 1973, he married Mary A Boxberger in Hoisington. His artistic talents and his love for music were meshed into his career ...
DEsther L. Koochel, 100, died Oct. 12 at Sterling House of Great Bend. Born Sept. 19, 1914 at Timken, she was the daughter of John and Mollie (Erdman) Lorenz.
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HOISINGTON -Clara Barton Hospital encourages the community to protect themselves from the Flu, by getting a flu shot. Flu activity is low across the United States now, but usually begins to increase in October and most commonly peak between January and March. Make plans to get your flu shot this fall.
ELLINWOOD - A special workshop will be hosted by Educational Strategies. On Nov. 6th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., John Celock, a nationally recognized journalist, author and speaker will present "Community at the Forefront: Growing Your Business or Organization Through Effectively Engaging and Building Your Community."
ELLINWOOD - Professional development workshops will be held at Educational Strategies, 108 N. Main in Ellinwood on Oct. 30.
If you love fiber, have we got a workshop for you! The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is hosting a workshop on dyeing with native Kansas plants. Knitters, crocheters, spinners, quilters, anyone who works with yarn or fabric will go home with a new appreciation for nature's resources. Learn what plants in our area have hidden secrets, the process of going from plant to dye, and techniques to make sure your hand dyed creations last. We will do one dyepot from start to finish, and all workshop participants will leave with samples of our creations.
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TheGreat Bend Recreation Commission will host "Healthy Homes," a free program about indoor air quality. Donna Krug, Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent, will present the information at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.