Caroline A. Hoffman 1931-2011 CLAFLIN - Caroline A. Hoffman, 80, died May 24, 2011 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born January 10, 1931, at Great Bend, the daughter of Louis G. and Elizabeth (Johanning) Birzer. She married Anthony "Tony" A. Hoffman June 1, 1950 at Hoisingon. He died October 7, 2010. She was a lifetime Hoisington and Claflin area resident. She was a former member St. Catherine Catholic Church and Christian Mothers of ...
Jeffrey T. Gleason ST. JOHN - Jeffrey T. Gleason, 17, died May 24 in rural Stafford County. Service are pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John
Linda S. Gleason ST. JOHN - Linda S. Gleason, 56, died May 24 in rural Stafford County. Service are pending with Minnis Chapel in St. John.
Raymond Joseph Berens 1938 - 2011 RUSSELL - Raymond Joseph Berens, 73, died May 23, at his home in Russell. He was born January 13, 1938, at Walker, Kansas, the son of Herman W. and Sophie (Windholz) Berens. On Nov. 24, 1962, he married Joan Marie (Pivonka), in Ellinwood. She died April 19, 1999. A lifetime resident of the Russell area, he was a farmer and dairyman until 1990. He moved into Russell in 1998. ...
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred sometime between 9 p.m. May 17 and 6:45 p.m. May 18 at 2123 Jefferson St. in Great Bend. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said the front door of the residence was kicked in and the door jamb broken. An Xbox 360, Xbox Kinect and a Guitar Hero game were taken. Loss and damage were $700. Anyone with information is ...
The Great Bend Memorial Day services sponsored by the Disabled American Veteran Chapter 27 is set for Monday morning at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Municipal Cemetery with Terry W. Young, first junior vice commander DAV Department of Kansas, as the master of cermonies. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and the program is as follows:
Barton County Sheriff Theft of approximately 12 antique phones from 398 North Washington Ave. reportedly occurred sometime Sunday night. Roxanne N. Allende, Jennifer Lopez and Chet Whetham, all of Great Bend, were arrested at an Ellinwood residence at 1:30 a.m. Monday, on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Ellinwood Police Department assisted in the arrests at South Kennedy Ave. and West D St. All were booked into the Barton ...
Memorial Day Services Veterans Circle - Great Bend Cemetery Monday May 30 - 10 a.m. Call to order (It's A Grand Old Flag)-Steve Lockwood *Entrance of the American Legion Riders Post 180, Great Bend Master of Ceremonies-Terry W. Young (DAV Chapter 27) Invocation-Reverend William Johnson Presentation of Memorials Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27 ---------------------------Richard Callahan (Commander) American Legion Post 180 ----------------------------------------Bill Pickle (Commander) American Legion Post 180 Auxiliary 180 --------------------------Brenda Krueger (President) Sons of American ...
The Wetland Explorer Wildlife Photography By Eric Giesing KWEC Educator Growing up in Illinois, I only heard people refer to wheat fields or the Wizard of Oz when they spoke of Kansas. People always talked about the flat land stretching as far as the eye could see with nothing but crops everywhere. You can imagine my surprise then when I came to Great Bend for a job interview at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and ...
There will be a bonfire at Jordaan Park immediately following the Larned High School athletic banquet tonight at approximately 9.
Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kansas announced that FSA is making emergency loans available to help qualified producers recover from production and physical losses due to natural disasters.
A powerful and deadly storm system pummeled the Golden Belt Tuesday afternoon and evening with high winds, heavy rains, large hail and a possible tornado. The Kansas Adjutant General's Department confirmed storms claimed the lives of two people about 5:10 p.m.in Stafford County.
LARNED - The monthly Pawnee County Health Department's lab days is scheduled Friday, May 27. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. at the 1st floor of the Pawnee County Courthouse, 715 Broadway. Patients need to fast from midnight the evening before.
LARNED - The Larned High School athletic awards banquet is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Larned Community Center. The Larned athletic and activity assembly is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the LMS gym.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith's even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
HUTCHINSON – Phyllis E. Ankerholz Fimple, went to be with her Lord and loved ones Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 11, 1922, at Augusta, she was the daughter of Bertram H. and Flora E. (Fitzwilliam) St. Clair. She married Lawrence H. Ankerholz Nov. 20, 1941, at Salem, Ill. He died Dec. 7, 1983. She then married Rufus P. Fimple Jan. 15, 1994, at Great Bend.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Lelia A. Thompson, 94 died Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling. Born Aug. 5, 1919, at Arpelar, Okla., she was the daughter of Boone and Virgie Mae (Ezell) Turner. She married Norman Thompson March, 26, 1938, at McAlester, Okla. He died March 18, 2002.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
Great Bend Police
TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.