LORRAINE - Charlie "Choc" Perkins, 81, died Sept. 29 at his home. Born Sept. 4, 1931 in Ringling, Okla., he was the son of Hosey and Eddie (Underwood) Perkins. A resident of the Lorraine area since 1945, he was a retired lead man for Ref-Chem in Bushton and a farmer and horseman. On Oct. 15, 1953, he married Elda Janzen in Lorraine. She survives.
James "Bradley" Kilgore, 30, died Oct. 1. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
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The 2012-13 school year is well underway! Academics are fully engaged and extra-curricular activities are at the halfway point of their fall seasons. It certainly is amazing how quickly the beginning of the school year thrusts itself into the public consciousness. It is undeniably an exciting time of the year. Ellinwood public schools already have many significant accomplishments to show for this time.
BUSHTON -Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Aubrianna Oberle and Trey Schulte as the September Students of the Month.
GARDEN CITY - Any team would want to finish the regular season on a roll, and it can't be done much better than the Great Bend High School girls' tennis team.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles are facing an uphill battle to win the AL East.
COFFEYVILLE - The Barton Community College women's golf team placed five players in the top 10 at a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference tournament on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.
SALINA - Wrapping up their season, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers junior varsity tennis team captured sixth place out of eight teams last Thursday at the Salina Central invitational.
INDIANAPOLIS - It took Chuck Pagano less than nine months to instill his fighter's mentality and hopeful spirit in the Indianapolis Colts.
WILSON-Mary A. "Annie" Vopat, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at Salina. Born March 8, 1935, she was the daughter of Paul and Therese (Reissig) Dumler.
HOISINGTON-Troy Edward Bressler, 64, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born July 17, 1948 at Great Bend, he was the son of Donald and Vera (Lowry) Bressler.
Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.
Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.
BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.
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LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.
A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.
The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.
The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.
Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).
The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.
On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.
Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.
Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.