HOISINGTON - Lois Ilene Hoffman, 85, died Feb. 28 at Santa Fe Nursing Home in Weatherford, Texas. She was born July 11, 1925 in Norton. She was the daughter of Lovell Dodd and Pansy (Montgomery) Clinton. On Aug. 15, 1945 she married George W. Hoffman in Hoisington. He died June 1, 1986. A former longtime resident of Hoisington, she was a retired nurses aid working at Clara Barton hospital for over 30 years.
BISON – Donald P. "Don" Wood, 83, died March 1 at the Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley. Born Oct. 3, 1927 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Martin and Melinda (Sanders) Wood. A 34 year resident of Bison, moving from Larned, he worked in the dry cleaning business for more than 20 years and was employed by Essex in Hoisington for 13 years before his retirement. On July 16, 1977 he married Erma (Ficken) Shank at the United Methodist Church in Bison.
Throughout the month of March, residents of Sterling House Great Bend will be collecting socks for impoverished children of Brazil. The sock drive has a two-fold purpose for residents, said Dawne Leiker, sales and marketing manager. "Sterling House, a Brookdale Senior Living community, is exploring the world throughout 2011 as part of its Celebrations program. March's focus is the country of Brazil. Residents are also reaching out to underprivileged children through ...
Grammy and Emmy award-winning musicians Bill Mize and Beth Bramhall will be featured in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations or tickets are encouraged, said Karen Neuforth with the Arts Council. Seats may be reserved weekday afternoons at the Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, by calling 620-792-5221 or by ...
Presbyterian Women of Great Bend will hold their annual Rummage Sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon, in the church Fellowship Hall at 24th and Washington. Funds raised by the rummage sale are contributed by Presbyterian Women to local charities and service organizations in Barton County, as well as to national and worldwide missions. Sponsors said a wide variety of minimally priced useful items in good condition will be for sale.
The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will sponsor its 53rd-annual Pancake Day from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Expo One Building west of Great Bend on 10th Street. Pancakes, sausage and a beverage are $3. Tickets are available in advance from any Kiwanis club member or at the door. Proceeds benefit worthy area projects throughout the year, said Kiwanis member Paul Maneth. He and Dr. Terry Turner are co-chairs ...
Great Bend Police Tuesday reports: A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle at 1212 Garfield St. Tools were stolen during a burglary at 1600 Kansas Ave. An anonymous caller had questions about marriages to illegal immigrants. A case was taken on alleged criminal use of a financial card. An X-Box gaming system was stolen during a burglary at 2615 Lakin Ave. Great Bend Fire ...
The BCC Theatre will present "Too Many Sopranos," a one-act student-directed opera, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, on the stage of the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium. The opera will be presented in black-box style with the audience seated onstage. The audience will enter through the stage door located in the hallway leading left from the Fine Arts Office. Students will be admitted free. Admission for the general public ...
Central Kansas Medical Center employees who are facing upcoming layoffs attended a job fair on Tuesday. While it is impossible to know all the ultimate success stories that result from the CKMC job fair, Delbert Randolph saw quite a number in the making. Randolph is workforce services supervisor at KansasWorks, 1025 Main, which has been collaborating with CKMC since it first announced upcoming layoffs. Approximately 130 ...
There is one difference - a big difference - between a colonoscopy and most other types of cancer screenings. During a colonoscopy, a physician can find and remove the causes of colon cancer, while other tests detect cancer that is already present. "A colonoscopy not only screens for cancer, but provides a way for us to remove the polyps that often lead to the disease," said ...
TOPEKA – More than 10 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer cases in Kansas are colon cancer. StopColonCancerNow.com/Kansas and the Kansas Association of Gastroenterologists has launched a statewide public awareness campaign for colon cancer prevention and screening and is working to improve that statistic by urging anyone 50 and older to get screened during National Cancer Awareness Month in March.
Recently I crossed the threshold from fact-based reality into a bastion of Obama-loving denial. In other words, I went to one of the local public elementary schools.
Fredrik Hjelmqvist, 45, owner of an audio shop in Stockholm, demonstrated his system of broadcasting music from his stomach.
HAYS - The Hays High School girls junior varsity basketball team pulled away in the each quarter to lead, but never by more than three points against Great Bend on Friday night.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M had dropped three in a row, including two straight at home, and the Aggies saw their once-promising season slipping away.
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.