In the recent past, when local cancer patients participated in interactive television (ITV) consultations with out-of-town doctors, they had to go to the main St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center campus.
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Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a rape that occurred at 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, when a man broke into a residence in the 1100 block of Morphy St.
CHASE - Lillian E. Ricker, 85, died Feb. 10th at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Feb. 14, 1927 in Bushton, she was the daughter of Edward W. Koch and Grace M. Flannery Koch. On June 8, 1947 she married Franklin F. Ricker in Bushton. A lifetime resident of Rice County, she was a valedictorian graduated from Bushton High school in 1945 and a valedictorian graduating from Sterling College in 1959. She was an English and Reading teacher at Chase Junior High School from 1947-1959 and a 4th grade teacher at Central School in Lyons from 1964-1988.
Brian Gene Mott, 32, died Feb. 7 in Kingman County. Born April 1, 1980 in Medicine Lodge he was the son of Wendell and Connie (Kimball) Mott. A resident of Great Bend since 2003, coming from Pratt, he was employed for Val-energy Rig #3. Brian loved working on the rig and being outdoors and fishing.
BETHEL, Mo. - Ralph Coonrod, 77, died on Feb. 6 at the University Medical Center in Columbia, Mo. He was born on Jan. 30, 1936.
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LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects about the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Trail eventually included Fort Larned and Pawnee County. "Old Dan and His Traveling Companions," profiles oxen on the Santa Fe Trail.
LARNED - In the absence of the president, Colleen Wolf welcomed the Quilting Bees Guild and especially Lavada Kraft of Great Bend at the Feb. 5 meeting at the First Presbyterian Church.
LARNED – The Larned State Hospital sponsored a Giving Back Day recently for United Way of Central Kansas.
LARNED - After a long absence, Larned High School once again is sponsoring a forensics team as an extracurricular activity.
Activities Feb. 10-Feb. 16
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility Advisory Council held its quarterly meeting Tuesday.
By Andreus Tucker
I received an unexpected postcard in the mail the other day from an old friend. It made my day.
OLMITZ - Joseph "Joe" Hlavaty, 77, died Jan. 19 at Locust Grove Nursing Home, LaCrosse. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas.
Solomon "Sam" Maier, 103, died Jan. 18, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 3, 1911, in rural Barton County, he was the son of Henry Jacob and Anna Marie (Daubert) Maier. On Sept. 24, 1947, he married Betty Jo Mangum in Lubbock, Texas. She died on Dec. 7, 2000. A resident of Great Bend since 1964, coming from rural Susank, he worked for Producers Gas Company, retiring in 1976. He enjoyed fishing, and pheasant, dove and rabbit hunting.
HOISINGTON - Rose Marie Bryant, 73, died Jan. 17, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 7, 1942, in Chase, she was the daughter of George and Georgia (Moore) Bird. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln. On Jan. 27, 1961, she married Carl Lee Bryant in Lincoln. A longtime resident of Hoisington, she was employed for 17 1/2 years as a CNA on the night shift at Cheyenne Meadows Nursing Home. She and her husband both shared a love of fishing.
MCPHERSON - Jan Carpenter Sink, 79, wife, mother and grandmother, died Jan. 16, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born May 12, 1935, McPherson, she was the daughter of Fred D. and Evelyn M. (Sward) Carpenter. In 1953, she graduated from McPherson High School. On Jan. 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Edwin L. Sink, Jr. in McPherson. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1999. She had worked for State Farm Insurance and Tri-County Special Education Co-op, both in Independence, before retiring from Commerce Bank in Bonner Springs, and relocating to McPherson. She volunteered at Save N ...
HOISINGTON - Gregory Alan "Greg" Bitter, 55, died Jan. 19 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born Sept. 6, 1959, he was the son of Harry and Irene (Deutsch) Bitter.
HOLYROOD - Richard E. Johnson, 77, died Jan. 18, at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1937, in West Grove, Pa. he was the son of Samuel H. and Blanche A. Johnson. He grew up in Rising Sun, Md. On Aug. 30, 1958, he married Grace Wilkens Johnson in Lorraine. She survives. A resident of Holyrood since 2005, having moved from the farm 3 miles east of town, he was a farmer and rancher.
OTIS - Velma V. Stieben, 90, died Jan. 17, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born May 28, 1924, in rural Galatia, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna M. (Koch) Miller. In 1942, she graduated from Otis Rural High School. On Aug. 29, 1943, she married Lester M. Stieben at Otis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2004. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
A Hanston man died Sunday morning when he lost control of the semitrailer he was driving in Ness County.
Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution.
A new nationwide survey suggests that the amount of fast food a child eats may affect his or her educational achievement.
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Local students are among the 1,167 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2014 semester.