EL DORADO - After a short battle with cancer, Lorna Rose Holmes, 52, of El Dorado, went to be with her Lord, on Sept. 24 at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. Lorna was born on June 28, 1959, in Great Bend, the daughter of Keith and Lorraine Holmes. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1977, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wichita State University, and her master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Emporia State University. Involved in teaching and education most of her career, she was a high school English teacher at Coffeyville and El Dorado ...
LARNED - Amil A. Hanson, 95, passed away Sept. 25 at the Larned Healthcare Center. Born April 18, 1916, in rural Pawnee County, he was the son of Axel and Mae Nelson Hanson. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer/stockman. On Oct. 1, 1950, he married Berniece M. Nuttelman at Great Bend. She survives.
The line is long at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner. The annual fundraiser attracted a good turnout, with a lot of familiar faces and many newcomers.
Balloons are released at the Heartland Cancer Center's 8th anniversary celebration Sunday. The HCC's Support Group sponsored the event.
A Barton County motorist was injured Sunday when he swerved to avoid a deer, 0.4 miles north of SE 50 Road on SE 100 Ave. The accident occurred around 4 a.m.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism to a Methodist cemetery located northeast of Hoisington on NE 10 Ave. and NE 120 Road.
Great Bend Fire Department
Larry Robert Bates, 60, from Rogers, Texas, was injured when his semi-trailer went off a Russell County road at 11:10 a.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the right wheels dropped off the edge of U.S. 281 about 0.6 miles south of Paradise Road, and when the driver attempted to correct, the weight of hay bales caused the semi to be pulled down into the ditch where it rolled one and a quarter times. Rogers was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.
The annual Zoo Society meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. President Penny Quinn will host a slide show presentation to update members on activities and answer questions.
GREAT BEND - Betty J. Marsh, 84, died Sept. 25, 2011 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School Cardinals volleyball continued their winning ways on Sept 22, hosting a triangular with Phillipsburg and Dodge City Sacred Heart. The HMS A and B teams won both their matches on the day to raise their records to 6-1 and 7-0 respectively. The C-1 team was victorious over Phillipsburg to raise their record to 3-2 and C-2 lost to Dodge City and fell to 0-3. The C-1 team traveled to Central Plains for a tourney on Saturday and the entire team hosts Ellis next Thursday, Sept 29.
PHILADELPHIA - With Michael Vick knocked out of another game, Eli Manning and the New York Giants wouldn't let the Philadelphia Eagles finish off their comeback.
Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz, and the Giants beat the Eagles 29-16 Sunday.
Barton County Historical Society will provide a program at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Bob Parrish will entertain with "Great Bend-The First Hundred Years. Fiction and Facts from Bob's Almanac".
Barton County 4-H was well represented at the Kansas State Fair.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.
Great Bend Police
Great Bend Police are investigating a robbery reported Saturday morning at 2002 Holland St. At 10:39 a.m. they were dispatched to that address, where the victim reported he came home and a man was in his house. He said the man hit him in the face and took his wallet and $300 cash, then left on foot.
Shortly before the end of the school day Monday, an incident occurred at Great Bend High School. Although a student had a BB gun in his backpack, it was not pointed at anyone and school dismissed as usual, according to Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
ST. JOHN - Leonard Rex Davis, 84, died Feb. 23 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born Mar. 2, 1929, at Manter, the son of Earl R. and Rosa M. (Kidwell) Davis. He was a farmer/stockman and life-long resident of rural St. John.
As more middle Americans look for ways to save for and transition into a successful retirement, CUNA Mutual Group and its retirement plan business in Great Bend are refocusing efforts to help this often neglected market niche.
Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.
Kansas State University researchers met with representatives from the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, Kansas Wheat Alliance, and Kansas Crop Improvement Association, on Feb. 17-18. They presented updates on current research projects and outlined requests for future project funding.
Ned and Lynne Oak announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Oak to Sierra Thorne, daughter of Sue Funk and the late Harry Thorne III.
Edmund F. Martinez will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel in Great Bend. Friends, family and the public are invited to attend.
On Feb. 13 the TLC Twisters 4-H Club delivered bird feeders they made to Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation residents. They were made from combining gelatin and bird seed and forming them in cookie cutters in the shape of hearts for Valentines Day.