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LARNED - The latest books in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library at the Jordaan Library in Larned were passed out last week.
Friday, April 27
HOISINGTON - Eleven Hoisington High School forensics team members have qualified 17 entries for state forensics in Wichita on May 5.
Hoisington Middle School 7th and 8th graders participated in the league math relays April 23 at Sacred Heart Middle School in Dodge City. There were four categories related to the Kansas Math standards. The 8th grade group consisting of Kylie Broeder, Ryan Broeder, Sienna Ludwig, Rylie Koster, Zade Sanders, and Jacob Warnken placed second in the overall competition. In the 7th grade event, Dewey Doze took third in the Algebra Portion and Vikki Donetz received a 2nd place finish in the Data Analysis. The rest of the 7th grade group consisted of David Boese, Hunter Hanzlick, Taylor Richter, and Madison ...
Michael Tiede, accident involving damage, continued to May 8
Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff) is an annual celebration where children, families, schools and communities turn off screens and turn on life. This year it is set for this Monday through Sunday.
Andrew and Johnna Freund announced the birth of their son August Xavier Freund on Feb. 15 at Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Jim and Kathy Hayes announce the engagement of their daughter Jenna Hayes to Jason Corbett, son of Jim and Jeanie Corbett and Randy and Ronda Miller.
Robert and Sharon Wissman of Albert announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Wissman to Jeff Kuhlman, son of Gerry and Ann Kuhlman of Ness City.
Kirk and Kim O'Donnell of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Marie O'Donnell of Derby to Brandon Perkins of Salina, son of Eugene and Myrna Perkins of Great Bend.
Bob and Nancy Beck will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 5 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Claflin. Hosts for the event will be their children, Andy and Paula Beck of Hays and Carmen and Howard Johnson of Claflin. Their grandchildren are Brad Johnson of Claflin, Jeremy Johnson, Laura and Treighton of Hays and Brandon Beck of Lawrence.
Dr. Robert J. Weaver celebrated his 90th birthday with a family and friends dinner hosted by Derinda Bussman, Teresa Bachand and Mary Sue Schneider.
The following meals will be served April 29 through May 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
WICHITA (AP) - With six newcomers, five of them freshmen, coming off his bench, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall was prepared for some inconsistency in the season opener.
WICHITA - Janelda Marie "Jada" Butler, 75, florist and homemaker, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
SALINA - Vernon Alvin Jantz, 91, died Nov. 14 at Windsor Estates, Salina. He was born Nov. 13, 1923, at Montezuma, the son of Marcus and Adina (Unruh) Jantz. He married Basil (Spires) Griffin on Nov. 28, 1987, at Hoisington. A Salina resident since 2000, coming from Hoisington, Vernon was a member of the Hoisington Bible Church and recently attended Salina Bible Church. Before retirement, he was a supervisor for Northern Natural Gas, Bushton.
HOISINGTON - Melba E. Maggard, 85 died Nov. 15 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 21, 1929, at Hoisington, the daughter of Henry Cordory and Maudie Elizabeth (Anglin) Spires.
CULLISON - A Hugoton man was taken to the Kiowa County Hospital with possible injuries on Friday after a semitrailer and a vehicle collided at 6:05 p.m.
Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That's the lowest price since just after the recession ended.
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.