Cheryl Kay Shoemaker, 62, died Nov. 9. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Eric Hein, of Great Bend; a daughter, Christi Wright, of Great Bend; a brother, Larry Shoemaker of Wichita; and a grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Elizabeth Shoemaker; and a sister, Gayla. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in Wichita. Graveside services will be ...
Jeffrey S. Jensen, 61, died Nov. 13 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 2, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the son of Donald W. Jensen and Jean Bowker Jensen. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood and Great Bend, he was the owner of Jensen and Associates Insurance in Ellinwood. He was a former Kansas state president of the Professional Insurance Agents and Casualty Insurance Counselors. On April 10, 1969, he married Sally J. Schuetz in Great Bend.
TOPEKA - Jess Torrez, 84, of Topeka, formerly of Great Bend, passed away on Nov. 13 at Manor Care Health Services in Topeka. Service arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka.
Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau will have an All You Can Eat Pancakes/Sausage Fund-Raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the college's Technical Building CNH Lab, T-186.
Kathy Beckman of Norton, and Pam Jackson, Cristy Suchy, and Constance Winkler, all of Great Bend, attended the Young Living Oils Raindrop Technique Training in Dallas, Tx on October 7-9. This technique was inspired by the Native American Lakota tradition and patented by D. Gary Young. The seminar was attended by over 1,400 people from all over the world. Dr. Young was on hand to teach this effective technique used for energizing and balancing the body.
October Marriage Licenses Terry Lee Turner, Great Bend and Dana Sue Gunzelman, Hays Jerry Lee Mead, Great Bend and Karole Rae Nolte, Great Bend Dustin Charles Theisen, Great Bend and Leena Marie Witman, Great Bend Joshua James Hunter, Hoisington and Danielle Dawn Bullard, Great Bend Nathan Lawrence Prescott, Great Bend and Crystal Dawn Tolan, Great Bend Austin Lee LaViolette, Great Bend and Bobbi Jo Urban, Great Bend Hoyt Brandon Kinsinger, Great Bend and Melanie Kay ...
Zeta Gamma Sorority met Nov. 9th at the home of Janette Shirer, with 10 members in attendance. Nancy Farmer was welcomed back as a returning member.
Sunday Cheynne Stamp Club - 2:30 p.m. at the North Main Pizza Hut Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Barton County Cancer Initiative, Inc. - noon at CPI Annex Tuesday Pilot Club - noon at The Club at Stoneridge-program ...
Ian Sheppard, Great Bend High School senior, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Jazz Band. The concert was held Saturday at the Dodge City Middle School auditorium
April Stos and Troy Terry were united in marriage on Aug. 21 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Parents of the couple are Mike and Pam Stos of Hoisington and Harold and Lauri Terry of Salina. The bride is the granddaughter of Edna Nuss of Hoisington and the late Milton Nuss and of Marcella Stos of Otis and the late Bernard Stos. The groom is the grandson of Joe and Naoma Foltz of Abilene and ...
Jim and Keela Jackson will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Come and Go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road.
Donald "Van" Van Koelliker Jr. and Viola "Vi" Marie Hawthorne/Weller "Vi" announce their engagement.
Lavern Sovereign will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 23 with a card shower. On Nov. 25 she will be honored with a dinner for the immediate family.
Donna Funk announces the engagement of her daughter, Jamie Jacobsen, to Heath Buehler, son of Jere and Bonnie Buehler. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Jim Funk.
Ruth Axman will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 20 with a family dinner. Ruth grew up in Rush County, graduated from Bison High School and attended Barton County College. She was employed by Walmart, Eldercare and DCCA. She has seven daughters, Kathy and Verlyn Rossman of Albert, Karen and Bill Norris of St. John, Melanie and John Zeller of McCracken, Amy and Tim Frieb of Olmitz, Shelly and Curtis Robinson of Great Bend, Lisa ...
For the seventh year in a row, local job seekers were given a unique opportunity to network with area employers at the community Job Fest event held May 9th at the Best Western courtyard in Great Bend.
The Dunlap family recently awarded the fourth scholarship from the Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dunlap's family created a scholarship fund for students wishing to enter the fields of education and/or sports medicine. As a graduate of Great Bend High School, Barton Community College, and Southwestern College, Dunlap was tirelessly dedicated to his students and athletes. His lifework was as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. He took pride in the camaraderie of ...
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Community Historical Society made the decision to sponsor a new and different promotion of Ellinwood. Plans are to have a mural painted on the south side of the Dick Building, which is on the northwest corner of Main and Santa Fe. The mural will depict the past and present of Ellinwood. Several different styles and types of murals were submitted for study. The one chosen will have a postcard motif featuring different scenes.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital patient rooms are now all equipped with a LED flat screen television mounted on the wall. A flat screen television in each patient room has been a goal and project of the Foundation and Auxiliary for the past several years, with these two organizations purchasing a few units each year through donations. At the end of this past year, all but five patient rooms had flat screen televisions.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Joe Blanton got some backing from the Los Angeles Angels' bats and bullpen, and finally got his first win of the season.
First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., Great Bend, will host a three-day revival May 29-31. The meeting start at 7 each evening with area pastors speaking. The theme for the revival is "no boundaries." The public is invited.
Great Bend Fire Department
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kansas State relievers Nate Williams and Jake Matthys combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings to bolster a solid start by freshman Blake McFadden as the top-seeded Wildcats edged Texas Tech 4-3 on Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The cancer fight from Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill continues, as does the support from various sources from around the country.
Below are the Great Bend High School seniors who received local scholarships.
ELLINWOOD - LaVon Charlotte (Soeken) Sessler, 94, died May 22 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born June 13, 1918, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Otto G. and Lydia S. Frerichs Soeken. On Jan. 21, 1940, she married Charles W. Sessler in Ellinwood. He died on June 25, 2002. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a farm wife. Mrs. Sessler was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and LWML, and was ...
Franklin Leonard Feist, 67, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend, following a battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was born Nov. 4, 1945, at Great Bend, the son of Leon and Anna (Bieberle) Feist. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School and was a 1963 graduate of Claflin High School. He married Linda Jennings on Feb. 13, 1971, at Lebanon. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was an oilfield supply salesman ...