Colonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has announced that Master Trooper Brent Hemken was promoted to lieutenant on December 11, 2011.
There will be no school at Holy Family on Monday, so that students and staff may attend the funeral of music instructor Connie Schneweis.
BELFIELD, N.D. - A 22-year-old Great Bend man died Friday, as the result of a motor vehicle accident north of Belfield, N.D. Three other people were injured, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
DODGE CITY - The Office of Congressman Tim Huelskamp is accepting applications from young men and women aged 17-22 seeking nomination to four of the five U.S. Service Academies: The United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Rosewood Ranch will receive nationally televised coverage when it appears on RFD-TV on Wednesday, March 7 in the show America's Heartland . Rosewood's segment is also available for viewing online at rosewoodservices.com, on the homepage of the Rosewood Services website.
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The Kansas Highway Patrol will be watching area high schools this month, making an extra effort to enforce seat belt laws.
Sister Marietta Urban, 83, died March 1 in the Dominican Sisters' Convent Infirmary in Great Bend. Born Oct. 20, 1928, in Loretto as Viola Margaret Urban, Sister Marietta was the daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine Suppes Urban. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 31, 1942, and pronounced her first vows on Aug. 13, 1946. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2011.
ELLINWOOD - Clara Lee Schlochtermeier, 75, died March 1 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born July 29, 1936 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Pete Schlochtermeier and Susanna Caroline Debes Schlochtermeier. She was a graduate of Ellinwood High School. A long-time resident of Ellinwood, formerly of Larned and Kinsley, she was a Nurses Aide at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend.
HAYS - Bernice Rupp, 83, died Feb. 29 at St. Francis South Campus Hospital on Indianapolis, Ind. Born April 20, 1928, in Emmeram, she was the daughter of August V. and Marie (Always) Weigel. On Nov. 9, 1948 she married Linus J. Rupp in Emmeram and later separated. She was a graduate of Victoria High School. A resident of Colorado and Wyoming before moving back to Hays in 1977, she was a waitress most of her life, working at the Golden Ox and Everybody's restaurants both in Hays. She retired in 1994. She played in a polka dance band for ...
SPRINGFIELD, ORE. - B. Jean (Gallon) Vollmer, 82, died Jan. 27, 2012. Born Oct. 23, 1929 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Elmer and Edna (Almquist) Gallon. In 1947 she graduated from Great Bend High School. She was employed as a sales associate at Sears. She was a resident of the Lane County area in Oregon for 43 years.
Connie Schneweis, 64, died March 2 at her Great Bend residence. She was born Aug. 17, 1947, at Great Bend, to Albert Anton and Sarah Josephine (Smith) Maes. She married Larry L. Schneweis June 14, 1969, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Bushton. He survives. Mrs. Schneweis was a Great Bend, Kansas resident since 1969, coming from rural Bushton.
Dustin W. "Bubba" Buess, 22, died March 2 at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, N.D., as the result of an automobile accident. He was born May 24, 1989, at Great Bend, the son of Rodney Wayne Buess and Stephanie Marie Morrison. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a roughneck for Nomac Drilling.
At 6'6" and 240 pounds, 18 year old Barton Community College freshman Tyler Wassenberg has become used to being a focal point. Whether it's his turn to be platoon leader in the national guard or gracing the silver stage, the Abilene native knows what it's like to have all eyes on him. Which is a good thing, because he has the title role in Barton Community College's upcoming musical "Li'l Abner," and with his larger than average stature and role, he will undoubtedly experience more than his fair share of the spotlight.
Whether we know it or not, all of us pay attention to the cost agricultural producers are paying for inputs necessary to produce food, fiber, and fuel. Unless you never purchase food in a grocery section or pay for a meal in a restaurant, it's almost impossible not to notice one of two things. Either the price of foodstuffs has increased noticeably over the last several years or while the price has remained the same the portion size has decreased markedly. Next time you are at the store, look at the weight of a package of bacon or a ...
Harold Feldman will celebrate his 95th birthday on Aug. 13., with a card shower.
Doug and Susan Leiker of Sabetha, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Anne Leiker of Lawrence, to Adam Ryan Gerstner of Lawrence, son of Marsha Gerstner of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are the late Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Skolaut, Jeannie Leiker of Hays and the late Marvin Leiker. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Loren and Arlene Schamaun of Great Bend and Al and Virginia Gerstner of Peculiar, Mo.
With summer winding down families are busy getting the pantry stocked and meals planned for those first days of school. While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing bodies and developing brains need regular refueling often, from food. When kids skip breakfast, they do not get what they need to be at their best.
Dr. Roger Marshall, of Great Bend, has assumed the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2014-15. As governor, Marshall coordinates the community and international service projects of the 32 clubs in district 5670 which encompasses the Central and Northwest Kansas area. He assumed office on July 1, and will serve through June 30, 2015.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product.
The annual reunion of family and friends of Conrad and Rosa Matal Scheuerman was held Aug. 2 and 3, at the Great Bend Senior Center. The family gathered Saturday for a barbecue. Sunday activities included a church service conducted by Todd Scheuerman, dinner and swimming. The reunion ended Monday with breakfast at Perkins restaurant.
[This column originally ran in 2010.]
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People outside of agriculture routinely try to define the family farm. These same folks have a tendency to question corporate farming whether family owned or not
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
Imagine our government issuing a law requiring women to surgically remove their external genitalia.