Gary J. Christiansen, 63, died Sept. 3 at Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 1, 1947 in Vallejo, Calif., he was the son of Gerald and Nadine (Amerine) Christiansen. On Dec. 1, 1992 he married Judy L. Green in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a self-employed carpet layer.
EUDORA - Jared David Axman, 21, died Sept. 3 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 14, 1990, in Great Bend, he was the son of David A. and Cynthia K. Stricker Axman. In 2011, he graduated from Lawrence Free State High School. Jared had recently become involved with Cottonwood, Inc.
Activities Sept. 4-Sept. 10 Labor Day Monday - Welcome Inn will be closed. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are several on going projects Diabetes Support Meeting - Thursday 7 ...
By Jim Misunas email@example.com LARNED - The Pawnee County commissioners planned on hearing a "Guaranteed Maximum Price," for the proposed $18.0 million Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Thursday morning. However, the only guarantee the commission received was that officials working on construction planning from the Health Facilities Group and Murray Company for the hospital will return Sept. 12 with a construction contract. Commissioners also discovered a firm groundbreaking date - Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. The ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made three ambulance runs Friday, four Saturday, seven Sunday and eight Monday. There was one false alarm on Saturday, and firefighters were dispatched to 1219 Polk St. on Monday to check a smoke smell. Great Bend Police A forgery on a bank account was reported Friday. A man reported losing his wallet at 5200 10th St. and later ...
LARNED - Four early Pawnee County citizens will be featured in "Talking Tombstones," September 17 at the Larned Cemetery, west 8th Street.
ELLINWOOD – Jerry L. Kaiser, 61, died Sept. 3, 2011, at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood.
Perhaps a kindergartner needs to have his dad wait with him and wave bye-bye as he steps onto the school bus in the morning, but Rain Price is a 10th-grader in American Fork, Utah, and his dad, Dale Price, nevertheless waves from the bus stop every morning, right in front of Rain's friends.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's jobs speech to Congress Thursday isn't expected to make that big a splash. It could also cause a sensation. If he wants to make an authentic Jobs Speech he should wear a black pullover, introduce a new Apple product and then resign for health reasons. Labor Day weekend was spoiled when the Labor Department reported Friday the U.S. economy added no new jobs last month. ...
It sounds good to me. I speak of an opportunity made possible by the "mancession." You see, the recession that began in December 2007 hit male-dominated industries, such as construction, harder than female-dominated industries. The male unemployment rate hit 10.4 percent in November 2010, whereas the female unemployment rate hovered around 8 percent. This "mancession" has resulted in some interesting domestic changes for some guys, according to a University of Kansas study featured in U.S. ...
Cassidy, a small, three-legged dog,belonged to a caring, elderly man. But when the man became terminally ill and entered hospice, Cassidy's fate was in jeopardy. This uncertainty weighed heavily on the owner.
Linda Marqueling, 68, died Sunday, Sept. 4, at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 26, 1943, at Fort Scott, she was the daughter of Ralph and Edna (Talbot) Whiteside.
GARFIELD – Wendell Wayne Fertig, 86, died Sept. 3, 2011, at the Medicalodge, Kinsley. He was born June 10, 1925 in Garfield; the son of Frank Abraham and Freda Blume Fertig. A lifetime area resident he was a farmer. He was of the Christian Faith. On April 3, 1955, he married Patty Jane Blackburn at Larned. She died June 30, 1998. Survivors include: A cousin, Jeff Fertig, Larned; a nephew, Chad Blackburn, Wichita; his companion, ...
Farmers Bank and Trust gave away $5,350 Wednesday to 34 area charities at their 17th Annual Holiday Charity Coffee.
Trust ain't what it used to be in America.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
Eighteen students from Great Bend High school participated in the 35th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. The Relays were held on Nov. 14 on the FHSU campus. In attendance were 674 students, representing fifty-one area schools. The Great Bend squad placed sixth overall in the 4A – 6A category. The Panthers were represented by freshmen Cal Marshal and Dawson Clark; sophomores Olivia Blackwell, Kaylan Lagerman, Heather Schneider, Earving Morales, and Rane Libeer; juniors ...
Those past a certain age can name the song the title of this column came from. There aren't many fans of the weather that descended upon the Great Plains the past week, especially after the balmy weather over Thanksgiving weekend. Outside of our discomfort and many peoples urge to strangle those they meet who love this weather, is it really a "bad" thing. What are the benefits of this weather winter for agriculture? First let's summarize the downside.
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
PRATT - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team started the season with a dominant performance on Friday night.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.