GREAT BEND -- Elizabeth Lula Rose "Betty" Straub, 79, died on May 7 at her home in Great Bend. Born Aug. 10, 1932 in Coodys Bluff, Okla. she was the daughter of Victor and Goldia (Adamson) Coker. She was a graduate of Claflin High School. On Nov. 24, 1952 she married Robert F. Hickey in Hoisington. He died on April 8, 1972. On May 31, 1974 she married Walter Joseph Straub in Hoisington. He died on Jan. 19, 2011. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she was a homemaker.
Great Bend Fire Department
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation has announced two recipients of the 2012 Becky Nicholson/Kans for Kids Scholarship.
Crime Stoppers seeks information on the theft of a 2005 Diamond T trailer. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said it was stolen April 25 or 26 from behind a residence at 3010 17th in Great Bend.
Enrollment is now open for the Summer Fun Program at Sunflower's Incredible Years Preschool where youngsters can enjoy the balance of class time and play time, Coordinator Cathy Estes said. The six-week program is available to any child age 2-and-a-half to 5 years.
Two Brown Mackie College occupational therapy assistant students spent four days in late April involved with the therapeutic-riding program at Rosewood Ranch. While the ranch has welcomed dozens of visitors to observe its award-winning program over the years, OTA students Kelley Hulteen and Barbara Berg are the first to make it part of their college curriculum by visiting April 23-26.
Oversized "birdhouses" are slowly popping up throughout town as part of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau's scene byway promotion. Now stores along K-96 have collaborated to unveil their birdhouses at the same time, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.
More than 100 people were involved in Barton Community College's EMT Field Ops Day on Saturday. Students from the EMS, Medical Assistant, and Criminal Justice programs; instructors, volunteer patients; and local law enforcement and emergency medical service personnel were on hand to create lifelike emergency scenarios designed to put the students' skills to the test and mimic the high stress situations they might encounter in the field.
The Great Migration Rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants start at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and "migrate" the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, stopping at three points and acquiring cards worth points along the route. Lunch will be served at the Dozier Winery.
Barton Community College, in conjunction with the Russell Arts Council, will host a second session for auditions for the upcoming summer musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan's satirical opera "Pirates of Penzance," 6 p.m. Monday, May 14 in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell.
Dr. Mike Malone, veterinarian to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, examines the zoo's bald eagle, last Wednesday at the zoo. The eagle was dusted with powder, which deter mites, while zookeepers were busy adding new tree branches to its enclosure. Although the bird was none too happy, it was safely back in its enclosure a short time later.
PLAINVILLE - Bo Vincent Brown, 23, of Plainville, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at his home.
LAWRENCE - Nell Thalheim, 101, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Brandon Woods Retirement Center, Lawrence.
Tuesday, May 8
When you visit Brooklyn, you have to be amazed at the number of stoops.
Central Kansas Family Practice announces the addition of local physician, Stanley M. Hatesohl MD to their clinic staff. He is a graduate of KU Medical School and has practiced medicine in rural Kansas for over 25 years. Previously, he was a pharmacist after finishing pharmacy school at KU as well. Dr. Hatesohl and his wife, Ann, have lived in Great Bend for the last two years and have enjoyed being a part of the local community.
Sunflower Bank is partnering with Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) to support injured service members and their families. Sunflower has set a goal to contribute up to $50,000 to YRF. To reach this goal, Sunflower will donate $3 for every new account opened and 3¢ for every swipe of a Sunflower Bank debit card, now through December 31, 2014.
Progress Club met on Oct. 6, at the home of Kathy Schugart with Ruth Lowry and Darlene Mathers as co-hostesses. The program was "Women's Health" given by Dr. Ana Refinetti and her assistant Shawna Klima. Dr. Refinetti presented an overview of breast disease, the importance of an annual mammogram and guidelines by the Ameican Cancer Society. Her office will soon be moving to the Kirby Building and establishing a breast care clinic there.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams are competitive on and off the court.
It was a heartfelt day for Jefferson School students and staff as they recently learned their efforts last spring earned them recognition from the American Heart Association.
Maybe you heard about the app called "Ignore No More" that a Texas mom created. It's pure genius: It will disable a kid's phone if they ignore a call from mom or dad. Once the parent calls and the son or daughter doesn't pick up, you enter a four-digit code and it locks the phone. Suddenly you get their attention.
Nadine Dreiling, 81, died October 10, 2014, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born June 25, 1933, in Neck City, Mo., the daughter of George and Vera Sargent Moore. A resident of Great Bend since 1954, moving from Chase, she and her husband owned and operated Don's Food Mart, and she retired from Dillons Pharmacy.
Before social media hit the scene, most teens used to spend time every day talking to their friends on the phone. With the rise of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, kids and teens now have a host of mediums through which they can communicate with their social groups.
When it comes to home remodeling, we stand by the saying: "Bigger isn't always better."
In the past year, Americans have been bombarded with news stories about sexual-assault crimes and violent acts against women. The Ray Rice incident served as a catalyst for an increase in domestic violence awareness, a Gannett newspaper reported, and sexual assault on college campuses has garnered national attention through a White House initiative.
With just a few games left in the regular season, every game is important in preparation for the post season for the Barton Community College men's soccer team.
Abilene 39, Clay Center 21
HAVEN - In a game as strange as the weather the Larned High School Indians defeated the Wildcats of Haven.