The Associated Press
There are several new books available at the Ellinwood Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Amy Metro has been rehired by Unified School District 355, Ellinwood, as a part-time kindergarten teacher beginning Feb. 1, the school board decided at its regular meeting on Monday. She will work in the afternoon.
Tim and Shari Karst announce the birth of their son, Luke David Karst, on Sept. 8. He is the little brother of Cody.
Russell Snyder and Debbie White announce the birth of their daughter, Brylee Mae Snyder, on Oct. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has a 2-year-old big brother, Brayden Lee Snyder.
Fern (Ellis) Nairn will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 22 with a card shower.
Eric and Stephanee Juno of Otis announce the birth of their daughter, Rowyn Lorraine Juno, on Oct. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 5-year-old Eston and 2-year-old Kelson.
Donald and Nancy Carroll will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, Forest and Stone in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Jaime and Brant Harms and John and Kitt Carroll.
Don and Kathy Pedigo, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Acting on a citizen complaint, officials in Plymouth, England, ruled that army cadets (ages 12 to 18), who practice precision drills with their rifles, could not handle them during the public parade on Britain's Remembrance Day (Veterans Day).
LAWRENCE - Winning conference titles has become so commonplace at Kansas that there were no scissors or celebrations after the Jayhawks wrapped up a share of their 10th straight championship.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida coach Billy Donovan knows his newly top-ranked Gators are an even bigger target for opponents. They just keep finding ways to finish off victories.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Wesley Iwundu was in the right place at the right time, recovering a loose ball and answering with a three-point play to take a 57-56 lead with 55 seconds to go and give Kansas State the final boost it needed and secure a much-needed 60-56 road win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.
The Barton Community College Dance team took home the first place trophy in the Region VI dance and cheer competition Sunday in Hutchinson.
Pat Kottas needed both knees replaced. The years of his youth spent crouched as a baseball catcher and playing football coupled with the subsequent years of chasing his kids around, coaching their sports teams and climbing multiple sets of stairs daily at work, had left him unable to stand up straight. After some badgering from his family, which included Barton Community College's Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education Programs Dr. Kathy Kottas, the time had come for him to bite the bullet and succumb to his bilateral knee replacement surgery on Dec. 13, 2013.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
The dynamic demographics of the United States come with many advantages, but they also present some challenges, like communication barriers.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed 6th at a tournament held at Southeast of Saline on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.