Harold E. Johnson, 87, died Jan. 17, 2013 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. He was born Jan. 5, 1926 at Holdenville, Okla., the son of Henry and Alma (Ellis) Johnson.
LARNED - Peter F. Downs, 52, died Jan. 17, 2013 at the Larned Healthcare Center. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.
MCPHERSON - Richard Henry Hinkson, 90, died Jan. 8 at McPherson Hospital. Born April 19, 1922 in Sylvan Grove, he was the son of Mildred (Murphy) and Fred S. Hinkson. He graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg and held graduate degrees from Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. He was an educator for nearly 40 years in the public schools of Kansas, 30 of which were spent in the public schools of Barton County. He was employed by the Claflin Public Schools for 11 years and by the Great Bend Public Schools ...
BY SEAN COCKERHAM and
BY SEAN COCKERHAM
Monday –No school; Professional Development for Staff; Larned Indian Boosters meeting at Community Center, 7 p.m.
We are well underway with the second semester in the Ellinwood Public School district. Winter athletics are reaching the midpoint of their seasons, and academically the district is diligently preparing students for a rigorous curriculum as we transition to the new common core standards. The district also has many exciting initiatives planned for the second half of the school year.
HOISINGTON -I am in Wyoming visiting friends that have been a huge part of my life for a lot of years. I also have harvested the cow elk that eluded me during bow season way back in September and October. It is exhilarating to go on a walk and hunt elk at -7 degrees. It gives one a new respect for thermal underwear, gloves and hats. Sandra always says I stop by sports supply store in Sidney, Neb. to go to "church." I have shopped there since the l960s-- it is almost a religious experience. I was honored to be ...
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Due to Barton County offices being closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Barton County Commission will hold its weekly agenda meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the 2013 tax sale, proposals for audit services, a county adopt-a-highway program, a road vacation and a lease agreement for wildlife habitat development on county-owned land in Hoisington.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes a marketing plan for the Great Bend Sports Complex, the Wetlands Education Center Annual Report, the America's Promise Award application and abatement requests.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by A440 Music, 1207 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Brian Ewing with greeters Cindy Parr and Candice Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gloria Hernandez's name is becoming synonymous with vegetarian cooking in Great Bend. After teaching classes at the Parent Resource Center and also the Great Bend Recreation Center she now is offering a one-day vegan vegetarian cooking class from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton in Great Bend.
The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will begin rehearsals next week for its 2015 concert, "God and Country."
Not often does the Golden Belt Community Concert Association feature a steel drum and marimba percussionist in concert. In fact, this month's performer is the first. Paul McDermand, Caribbean/pop performer on steel drum and marimba, will present the association's first concert of 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.
Great Bend Fire/EMS