WICHITA - Christine M. Suchy, 93, died May 9th. A former resident of Great Bend, she was a retired Assistant Manager for Payless Shoes. Christine was an avid gardener and crafter. Her true love was Iris. In 2006 she had an Iris introduced in her honor. Her tenacity for getting through any struggle was her finest quality.
CALDWELL - Nettie Alverna (Kittle) Ochs Deines Humburg, 92, Caldwell, passed away May 11, at Anthony Community Care Center, after a brief battle with cancer. Born May 23, 1920, in rural Alexander, she was the daughter of John R. and Olive (Buzzard) Kittle. Alverna was a 1939 graduate of Alexander High School. On Sept. 1, 1940 she married Floyd Edward Ochs in Otis. They made their home northwest of Otis. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1962. She then married Herbert Deines on July 13, 1963, in Otis, and they lived southwest of WaKeeney. He preceded her in death ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape report. On Friday morning, a woman came to St. Rose Urgent Care and said she had been raped two days earlier. She said a man in a vehicle asked for directions then attacked her on a dirt road near the college (in the 100 block of SE 20 Ave. and NE 10 Road).
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the city offices. On the agenda are the former city landfill, wearing in of new council members, Recreation Commission appointments, Main Street light poles, and executive session for real estate acquisition.
LARNED - The Jordaan Foundation, Inc. has awarded its Jordaan scholarships for 2013-2014 to Tristen Galliart and Brooke Roberts from Pawnee Heights High School and Cody Keenan, Steven Seltman and Michael Wysong from Larned High School.
LARNED - The Larned all-Schools Reunion is seeking pieces of the past of Larned schools to put on display at the registration room and at the banquet for paid reunion members June 8 at the middle school.
The Larned High forensics team competed at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina May 4 for the Class 4A state speech festival. From left, Abby Ayre, Rachael Herter, Michael Wysong, Shealon Calkins, Alex Lessard, Samantha Harter and (not pictured) Jacey Bishop. Earning one ratings were Michael Wysong, poetry; Rachael Herter and Jacey Bishop, IDA; Jacey Bishop, prose. Earning two ratings were Abby Ayre, poetry; Samantha Harter, humorous solo; Alex Lessard and Shealon Calkins, IDA.
Ellen Louise Berry, 82, passed away June 16, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born April 30, 1933, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Leslie Clarence and Martha (Amrine) Mack. On Jan. 6, 1951, she married Robert Clyde Berry in Larned. She was a Licensed Mental Health Technician retiring after 32 years at Larned State Hospital. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting and other handmade crafts. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading all types of books including mysteries, time travel, historical and romance novels.
HUGOTON - Dolores Nadine (George) Foltz, 86, died on June 19, 2015, at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. Born Dec. 13, 1928, in Anthony, she was the daughter of Audra and Bernice (Feely) George. On June 22, 1947, she married Jack H. Foltz in Anthony at the First Congressional Church. She was a resident of Great Bend for 65 years. She loved her children and grandchildren, cooking, and gardening. She loved helping family and friends, she enjoyed gardening.
HOISINGTON - David J. Wondra, 55, died June 28, 2015 at University Of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. Born June 23, 1960 at Hoisington, he was the son of Bernard and Mary Ann (Maneth) Wondra. He was a lifetime resident of Hoisington.
McPHERSON- The Great Bend Chiefs dropped their semifinal game to Buhler in a 7-0 shutout Sunday at the Hooper Showcase. The Chiefs posted a 3-0 record earlier in the tournament with wins over the Kansas Cannons on Friday and El Dorado and Ark City Saturday. At 12-11 on the season Great Bend will host Dodge City Tuesday in doubleheader action beginning at 6 p.m. at GBSC.
Barton County business offices, the Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday on Friday. The Landfill will be open from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Friday, and will be closed the remainder of the holiday weekend. Emergency services will be in normal operation on that day.
SALINA – St. John's Dean Wade, headed for Kansas State University, scored 15 points and grabbed a team high nine rebounds to help the White team roll past the Blue team 118-91 in Saturday's Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Boys All-Star Game at Mabee Arena.
The Barton Blazers took first place in the Great Bend MAYB tournament this past weekend. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 49-38. The Blazers will play at Nationals the weekend of July 30th in Wichita. Players include Brock Skelton, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, J.J. Heredia, Evan Campbell, Dalton Miller, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and Ray Kuhlman.
LAKIN- The Golden Belt Swim Club Barracuda won their final regular season meet in Lakin on Saturday. Matt Huslig and Aubrey Snapp won all of their events. Other top swimmers were Kira Cook, Brady Daniel, and Phane Pedigo.
The Great Bend Fourth of July community fireworks display Saturday, July 4, at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. The show, which is choreographed to music, will begin as soon as it is dark enough (between 9:45 and 10 p.m.).