FLORISSANT, Colo. - James E. "Jim" Johnson, 60, died Jan. 2 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born June 6, 1950, at Alva, Okla., the son of Harold E. and Elaine (Lane) Johnson. A Florissant, Colo., resident for 30 years, coming from Cave Junction, Ore., he owned a Jim Johnson's Services.
Myrtle K. Pitts, 89, died Jan. 3 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
ST. JOHN - Genevieve Scalzi Hull, 75, died Jan. 1 at her home in St. John. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in St. John.
ELLINWOOD - Maurice Francis Thul, 87, died Jan. 1 at his home in Ellinwood. Born April 16, 1923, in Ellinwood, he was the son of John and Ida Dorothea Mayer Thul. On Feb. 14, 1949, he married Maxine W. Strodtmann in Ellinwood. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, he retired in 1988 after 35 years with the City of Ellinwood, retiring as superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department. He was a volunteer fireman for ...
Crime Stoppers seeks burglary tips
Great Bend Police Robert Sweeney was driving west on 10th St. at 12:41 p.m. Thursday and struck a vehicle driven by Todd Jones, which was also westbound but stuck in traffic. Jones reportedly received minor injuries but refused transport. A vehicle driven by Crystal Charles was southbound from a private driving turning onto 10th St. at 4:40 p.m. Thursday and struck a vehicle driven by Karen Orndoff, which was eastbound on 10th. ...
2nd Nine Weeks *Represents all A's A Honor Roll 8th Grade: Kennedi Groote, *Molly Root, Jori White 7th Grade: Noah Schneider, Haley White 6th Grade: Andrea Aguilera, Joale Groote B Honor Roll 8th Grade: Michael Brown 7th Grade: Brendon Clark, Victoria Martinez 6th Grade, Justin Oberle 1st Semester Honor Roll A Honor Roll 8th Grade: Kennedi Groote, *Molly Root, Jori White 7th Grade: Haley White 6th Grade: Andrea Aguilera, Joale Groote B Honor Roll 8th ...
2nd Nine Weeks * Represents all A's A Honor Roll Seniors: Amanda White Juniors: Lucas Ingham, *Miranda McCloud, *Zack Oberle Freshmen: *Audree Aguileram, *Ashton Brady, *Emily Roat, *Christina Sledd B Honor Roll Seniors: Presley Brady, Sean Gilmore Juniors: Meranda Frisbie, Jessica Jaske, Ashlyn Ray Sophomores: Cole Brady, Zach Kizzar 1st Semester A Honor Roll Seniors: Amanda White Juniors: Lucas Ingham,*Miranda McCloud, *Zack Oberle Freshmen: *Audree Aguilera, *Ashton Brady, *Emily root, *Christina Sledd B Honor Roll ...
Florine Meister will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the CPI Annex Building, 1809 24th Street.
Evelene Marie Knox will celebrate her 80th birthday on Jan. 2 with a card shower. Evelene Marie Knox was born on Jan. 2, 1931. She married Ramon L. Knox. He died on March 6, 2006. Cards may be sent to her at 419 Main Street, Heizer, KS 67530.
Steven Wilkinson and Lindsey and step-father James Creamer announce the birth of their son Zayne Slater Creamer on Sept. 13 in Great Bend. He weighed 8 lbs and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has three big sisters, Bailey Nicole Creamer, 10 years old; Jamison Riley Creamer, 3 1/2 years old; and Brinley Taylor Creamer, 2 years old.
Marjorie (Marge) Harrington will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 8 with a family dinner.
Jeannie Viegra and Jason Devine were united in marriage on Nov. 26 at their home in a ceremony officiated by Bishop Greg Perez. The bride is the daughter of Jan and Jean Kolb of Las Vegas, Nev. and the late Judy Smith. The groom is the son of Richard and Laura Devine of Seward and Kathy Morgan of Wichita. Grandparents of the groom are Norman and Marie Roberson of Larned.
Larry and Betty Green of Mesa, Ariz. celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 19 with a luncheon and reception at Down Under in Beloit. Hosts for the event were Darren Demel and Michelle Mueller of Wichita and Richard and LaVonne Reiser of San Antonio, Texas.
Arther and Shirley Hunt of Great Bend, formerly of Chase, celebrated their 59th anniversary on Dec. 24.
Pheasants Forever is hosting fifty-one informational meetings across Kansas for landowners and agricultural producers in advance of the USDA Farm Service Agency's Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up that runs May 20 through June 14. Led by Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists, landowners can learn how to increase their farm or ranch income while creating wildlife habitat in the process.
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.
The following meals will be served May 13 through May 17. 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.
This week, I found a column from K-State's Mary Lou Peter about the rabbits that are out and about. They may be cute hopping around in a field, but when they get into your garden, their cuteness wears a little thin.
History is one of our greatest teachers.
Panther Band members will present their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on May 13 in the GBHS Gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year.
When executives of corporations are caught aiding and abetting criminal behavior of their employees, the executives are prosecuted and the businesses are destroyed.
The 27 members of the 2013 class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science will walk across the stage at Commencement beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Fort Hays Ballroom on the second floor of the Memorial Union.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there! The month of May has arrived and that means a frenzy of activity for families who are celebrating Mother's day today and graduations now or in the weeks ahead. I am truly blessed to have my mother-in-law, daughter, and granddaughters close by. It is a joy to spend time together at a moment's notice. Hopefully your weekend plans include some good family time with plenty of hugs.
The annual Kansas Lions State Convention in Wichita, May 30 - June 1, 2013, will take on an international significance as the Kansas Lions host Lions Clubs International President Wayne Madden and wife Linda at the Airport Hilton Convention Center.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, are scheduled to resume today, May 8th. This includes payments for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE), the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).
This is finals week at Barton and many of the other colleges around the state. For instructors it's time to evaluate what students learned over the last semester. For students it's time for that one last push to maintain or raise their grades. While faculty see testing as a method to evaluate learning and adjust accordingly, students often see testing as a way to be tortured. Students focus on the grade while faculty focus on ...