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Michael James "Mike" Keenan 1930 - 2012

Michael James "Mike" Keenan, 81, died June 6 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Oct. 7, 1930, at Great Bend, he was the son of William Patrick and Flora Belle Ridge (Sargent) Keenan. On Sept. 16, 1951, he married Myrla C. Walter in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a production foreman for Petroleum Management Inc.

June 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Reita Mae Gabel 1938 - 2012

NESS CITY - Reita Mae Gabel, 73, passed away on June 6 at the Rhode Island Suites in Ransom. Born July 4, 1938, in Marion she was the daughter of George and Lorena Kuhn Bessel. On July 4, 1956 she married Milton "Stubby" Gabel in Oak Harbor, Mich. They were divorced and he later preceded her in death in May of 2002. She worked as a nurses' aide for many years.

June 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for June 8, 2012

Barton County Sheriff

June 07, 2012 | | On the Record


Stun gun stops charging dog

A Great Bend pet owner was issued citations Wednesday after his dog charged at a police officer.

June 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Human (e)Motion makes big gains in participation

In only its second year, Human (e)Motion grew 43 percent in participation compared to its inaugural year, according to sponsors.

June 07, 2012 | | Local Sports


MACK invites public to model flying event

Members of the Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) will be flying and talking about model airplanes during a free come-and-go event on Saturday. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the MACK flying field, located at 114 SW 20 Ave.

June 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Grace Community Church announces new Sunday morning schedule

Beginning this week, Grace Community Church is shifting to a new Sunday morning schedule. There will continue to be two morning services. They will now be at 9 and 11:15 a.m. The Sunday School/Adult Bible Fellowship hour will fall in between at 10:15 a.m.

June 07, 2012 | | Religion


Presbyterians selling used books Saturday for mission project

Great Bend's First Presbyterian Church will have a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 24th and Washington.

June 07, 2012 | | Religion


Church ministers with scrapbook group

ELLINWOOD - The Memory Makers scrapbooking group will host a two-day scrapping event beginning today at noon at First Baptist Church, located at 503 A SE 110 Ave. in rural Ellinwood. The event will continue today until midnight and will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday, continuing to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but participants are asked to bring a snack to share, said Pam Hendricks with the church. No reservation is needed.

June 07, 2012 | | Religion


California music group Light will perform at First Baptist Church

ELLINWOOD - California Baptist University's singing ensemble Light will be will perform at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, at the First Baptist Church, located at 503 A SE 110 Ave. in rural Ellinwood.

June 07, 2012 | | Religion


America must keep its side of the bargain

Recently, the Gallop Poll organization came out with its annual morality poll for America. This past weekend, Dr. Richard Land commented on the poll during his Richard Land Live program. I saw some interesting things in both and a need to return to what the Bible has to say.

June 07, 2012 | By Frank Clark | Religion


Presbyterian Church offers a 'Blessing of the Beasts'

The First Presbyterian Church will offer a Blessing of the Beasts at 2 p.m. Sunday.

June 07, 2012 | | Religion


​ Mollie Martina Beard 1919 - 2012

ULYSSES - Mollie Martina Beard, 92, of Ulysses, died June 7, 2012 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses is in charge of arrangements.

June 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Timothy Joseph Miller 1940 - 2012

Timothy Joseph Miller, 72, died June 7 in Great Bend, following a brief struggle with cancer. He was born Jan. 24, 1940, at El Dorado, the son of Cyril W. "Cy" and Frances Cecelia (Muth) Miller. He was a 1957 graduate of Great Bend High School. He married Marilyn Fern Betts at Great Bend. They later divorced. He married Loretta K. Bradshaw on May 25, 1985, at Eureka Springs, Ark. A Great Bend resident since 1946, living briefly in Texas and Southern California, he was owner and operator of Oilfield Manufacturer's Warehouse, Miller Plastics, Miller Ranch, and Charlie's ...

June 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Students visit museum

June 07, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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God & Country concert

The Central Kansas Community Choir (CKCC) rehearses Sunday night in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News


U.S. Supreme Court to hear Kansas’ appeals on Carr, Gleason death penalty cases

TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state's appeals of the Kansas Supreme Court's decisions overturning the death sentences of Jonathan Carr, Reginald Carr and Sidney Gleason.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Hoisington Middle School Honor Roll

The Hoisington Middle School has released the Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks.

March 29, 2015 | | Education


Build a healthy meal

As the final days of National Nutrition Month pass us by I want to give you some good reasons to choose to eat healthier. Whenever I present educational materials that promote health and wellness I start by asking participants if they think what they choose to eat affects their overall health? Nearly everyone thinks it matters, yet the reasons they give for not eating healthy abound. The USDA developed thirty-seven one page fact sheets as part of the 10 tips nutrition education series. Titles range from: "Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits," "Make better beverage choices," "Salt and Sodium," to "Eating Better ...

March 29, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Kraft — Reif

Karla Kraft and Eldon Reif announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vella Mae Jantz of Wichita. The prospective groom is the son of Dorothy Reif of Great Bend.

March 29, 2015 | | Engagements


Central Plains High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Superintendent's Honor Roll

March 29, 2015 | | Education


Leroy Rube 90th

Leroy Rube will celebrate his 90th birthday on April 3, with a card shower.

March 29, 2015 | | Birthdays


Wetland Explorer: Migration Madness

While we humans are getting our excitement watching the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, the animal world is gearing up for one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the world – migration! Thousands of species of birds around the world travel vast distances each year to get the most out of their habitat.

March 29, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Local News


Flick baby boy

Ryan Flick and Jennifer Stelmach Flick announce the birth of their son Bennett Ryan Flick on Dec. 15, in Salina. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was 17 in. long. He has a big sister, Harper Flick.

March 29, 2015 | | Births


Hafner —

Samantha Kay Hickel and Matthew William Hafner were united in marriage on Oct. 18, at Dozier Vineyard and Winery in Ellinwood, in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Lenard Maxwell. Parents ofthe couple are Doug and Karen Hickel of Claflin and Rod and Kathy Hafner of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride are Alice Bednasek of Holyrood and the late Vernon Bednasek, and Betty

March 29, 2015 | | Weddings


Peltier —

Gentry Sauder and Scott Peltier were united in marriage on Nov. 1, at the First Evangelical Free Church in Wichita in a double ring ceremony officiated by Kevin Ingram of Manhattan. Parents of the couple are Art and Connie Sauder of Great Bend and Jim and Theresa Peltier of Concordia.

March 29, 2015 | | Weddings


Williamson 55th

Clayton and Teddy Williamson will celebrate their 55th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, at the GPS building located at 352 W. 12th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be Jettie and Jeff Zoller, Brad and Laura Barnard, and Karla Weeks and their families.

March 29, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Clayton Williamson 80th

Clayton Williamson of Hoisington will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, at the GPS Building, 352 W. 12th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be Jeff and Jettie Zoller, Brad and Laura Barnard, Karla Weeks and families.

March 29, 2015 | | Birthdays


Teddy Williamson 75th

Teddy Williamson will celebrate her 76th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, at GPS, 352 West 12th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be Jeff and Jettie Zoller, Brad and Laura Barnard, Karla Weeks and families.

March 29, 2015 | | Birthdays


Lagud — Keffer

Dr. Dustin Wayne Keffer and Ms. Crystal Sue Lagud announce their engagement. The parents of the groom are Vicki and Bill Keffer of Great Bend. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Judy Rusco of Great Bend, the late A. Wayne Rusco, and the late Arthur and Frankie Keffer.

March 29, 2015 | | Engagements


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