Those interested in forming a new Neighborhood Watch group in Great Bend are invited to attend a second preparatory/discussion meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rosewood Meeting Room, at 16th and Main. The first meeting of the group was held Nov. 17. Attendees were particularly concerned about a perceived large increase in incidence of burglaries in a northwest/midtown area of Great Bend. Scott Harper, with the Great Bend Police Department, ...
Two youths were taken to Russell Regional Hospital after two vehicles collided on Interstate 70 in Russell County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Jeremy Lee Karnopp, 27, from Hill City, was driving a Chrysler Sebring convertible and Tina Charon Goldsmith, 34, from Glen St. Mary, Fla., was driving a Chevy van at 9 p.m. Sunday; both were westbound when Karnopp's car, which was in the left lane, ...
Barton County Sheriff A vehicle hit a deer in the 900 block of NE 100 Ave., three miles west and 1.5 miles south of Claflin, shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday. A vehicle hit a deer on U.S. 281 at mile marker 105 (by Schremmer Auction) at 6:18 p.m. Friday. A burglary at 625 U.S. 56 was reported Saturday. Someone broke into an abandoned house and stole items out of it ...
CLAFLIN - Martina M. Luebbers, 92, died Dec. 5 at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. Born March 17, 1918, at Marienthal, she was the daughter of Martin and Anna (Lauber)Younger. She married Joseph Luebbers on May 3, 1949, at Hoisington. He died March 15, 1977. A longtime Claflin resident, coming from Hoisington, she was a homemaker and the Claflin librarian from 1971 to 1988.
PRATT - Basil L. "Bud" McManaman, 88, died Dec. 6 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. He was born June 10, 1922, in Pratt, to Basil and Iva (Greenstreet) McManaman. He married Margaret Lou Patton in 1945, and a daughter, Candy was born to this union. She preceded him in death in 1948. He married Pauline Lawrenz on May 26, 1954, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pratt. She survives.
The first meeting of a new group, the Barton County Progressives, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Burnside Room of the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Organized by Christina Stein and Marty Keenan, this meeting's speaker will be the Rev. Seth Svaty, a pastor from Sterling and brother of Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty. Afterward there will be a 20-minute talk and discussion.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - One of the greatest efforts of his career left Champ Bailey with only an empty feeling.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Sometimes the first-place Kansas City Chiefs almost seem in denial.
RAYMOND – Gladys G. Boy Starr, 82, died Dec. 5 at her Raymond residence. She was born Dec. 18, 1927, at Raymond, the daughter of Adolph and Nora Marie Gordon Boy. She married H. Allison Starr Dec. 20, 1946, at Colby. He died July 3, 1981. She was a lifetime Raymond resident and a homemaker. She graduated from Raymond High School and attended Kansas State University.
HUTCHINSON - Valerie Ann "Corky" Miller, 51, died Dec. 3 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born Feb. 14, 1959, at Larned, the daughter of Glenn A. and Patricia Ann (Ratliff) Miller. Ms. Miller, a Hutchinson resident, was a member of the Christian faith. Survivors include her father, Glenn, of Great Bend; a son, Christopher Hagler and wife Tracy of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Vanessa Miller and husband ...
NATOMA - Dean E. Wineland, 93, of Natoma, died Dec. 4 at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville. Dean was born on Aug. 25, 1917, in Natoma, the son of Eugene and Louise (Miller) Wineland. He grew up, attended school and spent most of his life in the Natoma area. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Marjorie Rinearson on Sept. 9, 1942 in Russell. From this ...
A memorial service for Donald W. "Don" Shorock, 66, of Great Bend, who died Dec. 2 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Great Bend. Memorial donations are suggested to the Barton County Arts Council in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
MISSION VIEJO, CALIF. - Eleanor Kaiser, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Nov. 21 in Mission Viejo, Calif. She was 88 years old. Eleanor was born March 11, 1922, on a farm near Kenmare, N.D., the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Rud) Engeberg. Her elementary years were spent in a rural, one-room school outside Kenmare, N.D. She received her secondary education at Sheyenne River Academy, Harvey, N.D., and later ...
DORRANCE - Leonard H. Major, 84, of Dorrance, died Dec. 4 at Hays Medical Center. Born April 12, 1926, on the family farm in Dorrance, he was the son of Henry J. and Marie (Schultz) Major. He grew up and spent all of his life in the Dorrance area. He attended local schools and graduated from Dorrance High School in 1943. He met, fell in love and married Fern L. Steward on ...
November Marriage Licenses Greg Alan Axman, Olmitz and Virginia Adele Lambert, Olmitz Justin Ray Langlois, Great Bend and Kassandra Sue Marie Mead, Great Bend Steven KennethGrooms, Cary, Ill. and Ashley Elizabeth Drescher, Great Bend Dexter James Doll, Great Bend and Chelsey Rebecca Clawson, Great Bend Levi James Hapes, Great Bend and Rachelle Dawn Hazlett, Great Bend Kenneth Lynn Ward, Ellinwood and Kary Marie Newkirk, Ellinwood James Edgar Rowe Jr., Great Bend and Wendy Elizabeth Emerick, ...
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.
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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.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
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