RAYMOND - Otis Blackburn, 87, died Feb. 12 at Raymond. Born Aug. 31, 1923 in Cushing, Okla., he was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Willie Mae Lowe Blackburn. A resident of Raymond most of his life, he was a retired truck driver and mechanic. On May 16, 1941, he married Altus Higgins in Pawnee, Okla. In 1964 he married Jenny Melton. She died on Nov. 30, 1994.
MANHATTAN – Mary Helen Volkmann, 98, died Feb. 10 at Mercy Regional Hospital, Manhattan. She was born Sept. 6, 1912, at WaKeeney, the daughter of Edward David and Ethel Mae (Dorns) Hobbick.
LEAVENWORTH - Charles "Charlie" Sydney Brown, 76, was born in Leavenworth, Oct. 13, 1934, to Lucy Elizabeth "Betty" Bromell Brown and Ralph C. Brown, and died Feb. 11, at his home in rural Leavenworth. He married Regina Mary "Jean Marie" Theis Brown, on June 29, 1957, at Corpus Christi Church, Mooney Creek.
HUTCHINSON - Rolland J. "Curly" Maynard, 84, a loving father and grandfather, went to his Father's Home on Feb. 12 from Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born March 24, 1926, in Colby, he was the son of George and Avis Gaswint Maynard. He had attended Great Bend High School. A resident of Hutchinson, he had previously lived in Great Bend and Mesa, Ariz. He had owned A&W Root Beer Drive-in and had worked for Holiday ...
OAK LAWN, Ill. - Irene Clara (Schroeder) Carl, 94, died Feb. 14 at Manor Care at Oak Lawn West, Ill. She was born Oct. 3, 1916, at Barton County, the daughter of Henry J. and Clara Frances (Geil) Schroeder. She married Ralph E. "Pete" Carl on July 6, 1943, at Albert. He died Oct. 15, 1975. She worked for Burlington Overall Factory as a seamstress. A Great Bend resident since 1977, coming ...
Teenager has seizures after smoking potpourri A 19-year-old man reportedly suffered from seizures at smoking potpourri, Saturday night in Great Bend. According to the Great Bend Police Department's log, he was transported to Central Kansas Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Great Bend Police A vehicle slid on the snow at Fifth and Pine at 7:19 p.m. Friday and hit the curb. <p ...
The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will have its Valentine's Day party, with the crowning of the King and Queen, at noon today (Feb. 15) before lunch, and a party at 1:15 p.m. with entertainment by Eisenhower 1st and 2nd graders and refreshments after the program. This evening, the monthly potluck dinner will start at 5:30 p.m., with the center serving fried chicken for $1.50 per person. Anyone wanting to eat ...
Amber Dawn Jeffrey and Oliver Eugene Snook were united in marriage on July 24, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Jerry Beat. Parents of the couple are Tully and Bonnie Jeffrey of Claflin and Stephen Snook and Connie Ashley of Great Bend. Grandmother of the bride is Juanita Jeffrey of Salina. The groom's grandparents are Pearl White and Oliver and Carol Snook, all of Great Bend, and Louise Snook of Missouri.
Clara Feldman will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street. Friends and family are invited. Hosts for the event will be her family. They request no gifts.
Starting around Monday, June 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-183 Highway in Rush County. This US-183 project starts at the Rush/Pawnee County Line and continues north 12 miles to the south city limits of LaCrosse. Construction is scheduled to be completed by August, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
MIAMI - The NBA's coach of the year was fired before the finals even started.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Here's a little game I invented the other day after phoning the water company to complain about my bill and hearing an overly-chipper woman say, "Hi, Peter. How may I help you?"
MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs returned to the NBA Finals just the way they left - with a victory over LeBron James.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was about nine games into the Big 12 season when Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill started to hear murmuring in the clubhouse.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It started with a double by Alex Gordon, gained momentum on a single by Eric Hosmer and another double by Billy Butler, and then was capped off by a two-run shot from Lorenzo Cain.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - John Dorsey had a vision for what the Kansas City Chiefs should look like when the longtime Packers personnel man was hired as their general manager in January.
SECAUCUS, N.J. - This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
CLAY CENTER - Men, have you ever been told any form of this statement? "You work too much!" Conversely, have you ever been told,"I appreciate your hard work!"?