WICHITA - Randall Eugene Oliver, 89, passed away March 11 at Lakewood Senior Living Center in Wichita. He was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Madison, the son of Willis Monroe and Amy Freelove Holland Oliver. He graduated from Madison High School in 1939. He retired from the U. S. Navy and had served during World War II in the Pacific.
The Soroptimist Club of Great Bend recently awarded two local women with $500 scholarships in recognition of their efforts to better their lives and give back to the community. "There are two different types of scholarships that Soroptimists award each year," said club President Jennie Gordy. "In addition to the many charitable activities our club takes part in each year, this is one of the ways we support local women."
Myers ran his first campaign for mayor on the platform that streets were in the deplorable condition, a problem he said has since been remedied. He said he also pushed for additional safety features at Brit Spaugh Zoo, features that are now in place.
ELLINWOOD -During Homecoming Week this year at Ellinwood High School, the student council decided to change things up. Instead of the typical red and blue adorning the hallways, things looked a bit pink. Pink for Breast Cancer, that is.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library has some new books. They are:
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Feb. 22 Joshua Fellers, speeding 43/30, fine $48, court costs $55.50 Lauren Feist, duty upon striking unattended vehicle, pled not guilty Shadai Harris, improper passing of school bus, fine $300, court costs $55.50 Lauren Feist, driving in violation of restrictions, pled not guilty Michelle Moore, speeding 44/30, fine $54, court costs, $55.50 Logan Farber, speeding 44/30, failed to appear Jessica Williams, speeding ...
Dear Editor, I was in town for work and tried to get on the Internet with my lap top and ran into a problem with the wireless connection. After contacting my company IT people, I needed a cable connection so they could restore my computer. The hotel was wireless. So I called the Great Bend Library and spoke with Cara Negaard. She helped me to get set up with an ethernet line so I could ...
Dear Editor, American economist and scholar Milton Friedman accurately stated, "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results." Those are important distinctions when attempting to measure the true value of Barton Community College to its students, stake holders and our community as a whole. Forty-six years ago, the college was founded on good intentions with the grass roots effort and desire of our community to ...
Dear Editor, Have you ever thought much about authority? We are all under some form of authority. Who have you allowed to have authority over your life? When you stand to declare your thoughts and opinions, what is the authority from which you established your foundation? In the world we live in people justify their opinions and thoughts by that which they know. Where did you acquire your knowledge to base your opinion? Many of ...
Among the Major League Baseball players - average salary: about $3.3 million - who spent time on the disabled list in 2010: Kendry Morales (Angels), who broke his leg jumping on home plate after hitting a home run; Brian Roberts (Orioles), who was out a week with a concussion when he smacked himself in the head with his bat after striking out; Chris Coghlan (Marlins), who needed knee surgery after giving a teammate a playful ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - David Loubeau scored Texas A&M's first eight points and got the Aggies off to a quick start en route to an 86-71 victory over Missouri Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Oklahoma State had a good game plan against No. 2 Kansas. If not for all that foul trouble, it might have been good enough to pull off a major upset.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When Colorado waltzed in and beat nationally ranked Kansas State two months ago, ending a nine-game losing streak to the Wildcats, Cory Higgins sounded a warning.
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo ...
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."
Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.
LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.
Fort Larned archeology