Great Bend High School Class of 1957 reunion committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Motel Courtyard. The reunion is scheduled for Sept. 28-30 and everyone's help and input would be appreciated, said Dana Foss. For questions, contact Foss at email@example.com or 620-793-5811.
WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa – Farm equipment company Kinze Manufacturing has added a new dealer to its distribution network. Kan Equipment Inc. is the new Kinze dealer in Kansas with two locations in Ellsworth and Herington, officials at the Iowa-based company announced Thursday.
The new surgeon at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center knew what she wanted - a facility where she could practice general surgery, with a subspecialty in breast surgery.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will host a quilting workshop from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays from Sept.17 through Oct. 22 at the Learning Resource Center on campus.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer the free program, "Pre-Winter Pond Care," from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Speaker Shawna Beran will explain steps needed to get ponds ready for winter, and will answer questions.
Great Bend Fire Department
HOISINGTON - The RSVP Thrift Store first opened for business in 2002 in downtown Hoisington. Earlier that summer, the Commission on Aging decided that a thrift store would be a good fund-raiser for RSVP and Hoisington was selected as the location since the Salvation Army already had a thrift store in Great Bend. Mary Lou Warren was director of RSVP at the time and Selma Webb was the Hoisington leader of the project.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A hamburger-hotdog feed will be held Sun., Sept. 9 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to benefit Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation. Suggested donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. The meal includes: hamburger or hotdog, chips, (roasted corn if available), cookie, pop or water. The event is hosted by Friends of Kans for Kids. Proceeds will assist Barton County children living with cancer and their families.
CHASE - Frances Jean Heine, 86, died Aug. 26 at her home in rural Chase. Born March 8, 1926 in Gridley, she was the daughter of Charles Edgar Mills and Minnie Mae Smalley Mills. On Feb. 20, 1949 she married Alvin W. Heine in Ellinwood. She received her registered nursing degree at the Kansas City General Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. A resident of rural Chase since 1949 she was a school nurse at Ellinwood and Chase School Districts.
Max Nelson Reed, 72, died Aug. 25 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born April. 1, 1940 in McPherson, he was the son of Clarence Harley and Anna Ellen (Ebaugh) Reed. Max was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, teacher, and coach. He married Judith Ann Birkholz on May 23, 1965 in Argonia. She survives. He obtained his Masters of Science in Education from Emporia State University, and took additional courses at the University of Kansas and the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse. He taught in the Meade Middle School, Meade, where he also coached football and basketball ...
Thomas LeRoy Wray, 86, died Aug. 25 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 18, 1925 in McLouth, he was the son of Albert and Mabel (Bradford) Wray. A resident of Great bend since 2006, coming from Midwest City, Okla., Amarillo, Texas, Clearfield, Ut. and Kansas City, he was an auto transporter, working for Wood's Industries, Auto Transport and retiring from Jack Cooper.
June A. Lowry 1913 - 2012
Kenneth "Kenny" Brummer, 66, died Aug. 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Sept. 25, 1945 in Beloit, he was the son of Joseph I. and Kathryn (Thomas) Brummer. On Oct. 28, 1967 he married Beth Melton in Beloit. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1981, coming from Beloit, he retired from Barton Community College in 2007, working in the maintenance department and bus driving. Previously he worked at Great Bend Auto as a machinist. After retirement, he worked for Sterling House and Prince of Peace Parish.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Landry Jones has made his mark as the most prolific passer in Oklahoma history. He has won a Big 12 championship and three bowl games, including one on the BCS stage.
The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy but it also can bring heartache to those who have lost loved ones.
LA CROSSE - Marie D. Reifschneider, 86, La Crosse, died, Nov. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. She was born April 5, 1928, at rural Timken, the daughter of Ralph G. and Blanche J. (Smrcka) Holopirek. On Nov. 20, 1947, she married LeRoy Reifschneider at the United Methodist Church, La Crosse. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
Calista Marie Stuart, 88, died Nov. 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 15, 1926, at Barton County, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Theisen) Seyfert. She married Herbert Stuart in 1943, and later divorced. A lifetime Barton County resident, Calista was a bookkeeper, working for Cheyenne Drug, Van-Jo Dairy, Kottwitz Motor Company, Bob Reiter Chevrolet, Ron Miller Accounting, and most recently M & F Plumbing Heating and Air.
Sister Patricia Martinez, 89, died Nov. 14 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Born May 13, 1925, in Little River, as Pasquala Martinez, Sister Patricia was the daughter of Gregorio and Placida Gomez Martinez. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend Oct. 10, 1943, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 13, 1946. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2011.
WASHINGTON – Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Many talk of living a lifestyle in communion with the earth, but few actually do that. One young couple, Liston and Calvin Marsh have made living close to their rural roots a choice.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
Barton County Jail
Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under their desks as Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican governors. Let the "Very Important Pundits" take turns on cable news assigning blame for the losses. I'm more interested in why the polls didn't tell us the wave was coming.
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.