STAFFORD - Laura Ethel Stewart, 95, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Harry Hynes Hospice Section of St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born on June 10, 1915, at her parents' home in Lawrenceville, Ill., the daughter of Richard John Kneidl and Laura Ethel Price Kneidl. Laura was a 1932 graduate of Tulsa (Okla.) High School and received a degree in Ancient Languages and graduated magna cum laude from Sterling College in 1936. Following graduation, Laura taught Latin and English in Alma for one year before marrying her college sweetheart, Ritchey Stewart, on June ...
Approximately 100 calls for service and 125 Officer initiated calls were received for the month of August. Officers responded to seven medical/fire calls and worked four non-injury accidents. three arrests and five criminal summonses were issued in the month of August.
Hoisington trolley to travel to state fair
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - With ten new sets of binoculars, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will now have them available for bird-watching tours of Cheyenne Bottoms.
Three teenage girls who had been missing since Sunday night were found Friday afternoon in Great Bend.
Two new early-intervention specialists have rounded out the full-time staff at Sunflower's Early Education Center, 1312 Patton. Monica Gonzalez and Kristin Wondra specialize in making personal visits to the homes of children with special needs.
INMAN – The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the 24 finalists for the 8 Wonders of Kansas People, which includes microchip creator and Great Bend resident Jack Kilby. The public will have until October 22 to vote to determine the top 8.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, St. Paul Lutheran Church of Galatia will begin the celebration of its 100th Anniversary with a Servce of Music. Everyone is invited to attend. At 5:30 p.m. the celebration continues outdoors with a Homemade Ice Cream Social accompanied with cake, pie, desserts and hot dogs. It will be served under the tent north of the church. A free-will offering will be accepted and will be divided between Kans for Kids and Christmas charities. Activities for youth will include a jump house, games and the Galatia Fire Department Training Trailer. Approximately 6:30 p.m ...
Surrendered Family Ministries will be starting choir practices soon for the sixth annual Exalt the Name of Jesus areawide event to be held on Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater in downtown Great Bend.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - FBI agents visited Thursday with a minister of a small Florida church that plans to burn the Quran on Saturday, as public safety became a paramount concern and President Barack Obama added his voice to the chorus of opposition.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI and four Catholic bishops in Kentucky asked Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday to commute the death sentence of an inmate set to be executed Sept. 16.
Kay Wright, Kansas Aglow prayer coordinator, will be the speaker when Great Bend Aglow meets Saturday at Perkins. Sign-in is at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 p.m.
The Hoisington Recreation Commission is offering a wide variety of trips this fall.
HOISINGTON - The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its ninth class of 32 students on Aug. 27 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Gloria Walsh, human resource director for Clara Barton Hospital was among the graduates.
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.