A meeting will be held at the USD 431 District Office at 9:45 a.m. on July 21 with representatives from KODT to discuss Phase II of the Safe Routes to School funding.
Welcome to the second edition of Marsh Musings. We are excited to share about one of our coolest adventures yet! Dr. Witt and I have recently had the pleasure of observing and photographing one of the most elusive creatures in Barton County, a mother bobcat and her three babies.
KISSEE, Mo. - Shirley Jean Sell, 53, died July 15 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, Missouri. She was born June 7, 1958 at Great Bend the daughter of James and Arletta (Mohr) Detherage.
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Wilma G. (Scott) Meyer, 88, of Rapid City, S.D. died July 9, at Clarkson Health Care. The daughter of Silvey and Dixie (Shumate) Scott, she was born on Aug. 30, 1922 on the family farm, Shady Lane, north of Larned. After graduating from Larned High School, Wilma worked at Boeing during World War II as a welder and solderer. She also worked for REA in Great Bend. Wilma married Marion ...
ROCHESTER, ILL. - Theodore L (Ted) McCoy, 76, of Rochester, Ill., died , July 13, in Rochester, Ill. Born in Marion, July 9, 1935, he was the son of Russell W. and Arian Brigham McCoy. He attended Fort Hays State University. A member of Alpha Epsilon Rho, national honorary radio-TV fraternity, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in 1958. On Dec. 23, 1961, he married Colleen Cluster in Great ...
Donald Knoll, 65, died July 16 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born Jan. 31, 1946 at Great Bend the son of Martin and Irene (Meier) Knoll, Sr.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt construction project on the surface of K-14 Highway, from the north city limits of Lyons continuing north to the junction with K-4 highway, located approximately 11 miles north of Lyons.
GREAT BEND - Leona Victoria (Beck) Weiser, 89, died July 14, 2011 at the Great Bend residence.
"Go Fish" is the theme of an exciting Vacation Bible School which will be held from July 17-22 at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Go Fishin' Mission Adventure Camp features Campfire Bible Adventures, Boat House Crafts, Go Fishin' Games, the Snack Shack, Go Fishin' Mission Lodge and Launch. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening and end at 8:45 p.m. A parent program will be ...
By Alan Rusch Ellsworth County I-R A new board president and vice president were elected and other beginning of the fiscal year actions taken during Monday's meeting of the Central Plains USD 112 Board of Education. Dawn Dolezal of Dorrance was elected board president, and Ron Etchison of Holyrood was elected vice president. Diane Nye was appointed board clerk, with Bobbi Crowe appointed as deputy clerk. Darlene Lank was appointed board ...
Larned Police Dept. Wednesday, July 13 An animal control officer responded to the 100 block of E. 9th at 11:46 a.m. Officers assisted with a vehicle lockout in the 1000 block of Kansas at 12:07 p.m. Suspicious activiy was reported at First and Carroll at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 Suspicious activity was reported in the 300 block of W. 4th at 3:06 a.m. An animal control officer responded to the 100 block of Broadway ...
LARNED - The Jordaan Memorial Library book club will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 19. Come see the newest books ready for checkout. Come prepared to share a book you are currently reading. Enjoy the conversation and find some new authors to read.
By Ron Wilson Huck Boyd Institute Editor's Note: Cheryl Unruh is a Pawnee Rock native who graduated from Macksville High School. She wrote for the Larned Tiller & Toiler in high school. The author reads her work as the audience enjoys her well-written prose. Was this in a coffee shop? Bookstore? Library? No, this particular reading took place in the chamber of the Kansas House of Representatives. Wow. That venue is especially fitting when one ...
ROZEL - The city of Rozel will celebrate its 125th birthday starting with a big party Friday night.
HOLYROOD – Born among prairie dog holes and buffalo wallers the town of Holyrood rose from the prairie to become an important community along Plum Creek in Ellsworth County.
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.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?