ELLINWOOD - John Calvin Voth, 83, died Sept. 30 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. Born Nov. 11, 1926, in Ellinwood, he was the son of J. Milo and Esther Schermuly Voth. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, he was self-employed as an upholsterer and shoe repairman in Ellinwood. On July 17, 1946, he married Eileen Ecker in Marion.
PRATT - Timothy Wayne Mix, 44, died Oct. 1 at his home in Pratt. He was born Oct. 28, 1965, in Kinsley, the son of Larry and Carolyn Thomas Mix. He was a 1984 graduate of St. John High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Schenectady stationed in San Diego, Calif. More recently he was head cook for Great Western Dining at Pratt Community College.
The City of Great Bend public water supply system violated a drinking water microbiological standard for total coliforms in its distribution system during September 2010, said Donald Craig, director of public works. Although this is not an emergency, you as customers have a right to know what happened and what is being done to correct the situation.
The following meals will be served Oct. 4 through Oct. 8. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Tuesday, Oct. 5
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.
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API will meet on Oct. 13 The Club at Stoneridge. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m.. followed by the meeting. Guest speaker will be Mr. Russell Opfer.
Lillian Hoffhaus will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 3 p.m. today with a reception at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street. Hosts for the event will be her daughter Karen Cartlidge and husband Mike of Yukon, Okla., grandchildren John and Kayla Cartlidge of Winfield, Jennifer Cartlidge of Overland Park and Matthew and Stacia Cartlidge of Lincoln, Neb.; great-granddaughters Aubrey and Alivia Cartlidge of Winfield; and nephew Dr. Steven Walts of Manassas, Va.
Craig and Mary Thurman announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Thurman, to Brent Taylor, son of Daryl and Jan Taylor. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jim Thurman of Great Bend and Bud and Betty Thompson of North Platte, Neb. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mona Smith of Alliance, Neb.
Wayne and Karen Habiger of Bushton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Habiger, to John Montgomery, son of Dan and Kristi Montgomery of Lees Summit, Mo. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Fred and Kate Feist of Ellinwood and Anna Lee Habiger of Bushton and the late Jerome Habiger. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Jack and Barbara Welch of Blue Springs, Mo. and Francis and Elsie Montgomery of St. Louis, Mo.
Brandon and Abby Foster of Overland Park, announce the birth of their daughter, Anistyn Faith Foster on Sept. 9 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. She weighed 9 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Texas has a new refugee crisis on the border, and this time it's not a bunch of kids. When Rick Perry deployed the National Guard to the border, he remembered to go on Fox News, pose with assault weapons, and brag to Republicans in Iowa. But he forgot to make sure that our National Guardsmen and women got paid and were fed. Now they are turning to food banks to eat, underscoring how Perry's big fake invasion of south Texas is really just a political put-up job.
Great Bend Municipal Court
Four people were injured Thursday night when two vehicles collided on K-96 at NW 30 Ave., 3 miles northwest of Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - The results of the Hoisington Labor Day contests were:
Don't fret about how old you feel - 20 is so the new 40.
In their book, Fighting for Your Marriage, Dr. Markman and Dr. Stanley identify what they call the 4 warning signs that reflect the deterioration of a relationship: escalation of negativity, invalidation, negative interpretation and avoidance and withdrawal. These are the first 4 deadly sins that will destroy your marriage.
Here's a twist on family resemblance: A Swiss study says it's possible to match people with their cars, because they look alike. And the resemblance carries through to the family dog, too.
The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team will look to rebuild this season as they are starting a number of new players.
Central Plains High School
Still searching for their first victory of the season, the Barton Community College men's soccer team had to settle for their second tie of the season with a 1-1 double-overtime decision with Dodge City on Wednesday at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
The Barton Community College volleyball team wrapped up their four-match home stand Wednesday night, picking up their first conference victory of the season by defeating Garden City 25-19, 24-26, 25-19 and 25-18.
LARNED - Great Bend High School football this year is getting about as much respect as the Titanic gave to icebergs.
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia will host a homemade ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Cakes, pies and cookies will be served with the ice cream and various toppings. Donations will be used for Christmas charities, including Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer, Dream Inc., Ellsworth prison, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and many others.