Robert L. "Rob" Pelster, Jr., 39, died Oct. 13 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 14, 1971, in Great Bend, the son of Robert L. Pelster, Sr., and Lodema "Dee" (Garrett) Pelster. He married Frankie Lea on Aug. 14, 1993, at Great Bend. He worked for Log-Tech of Kansas as a wireline tech. He was a lifetime Great Bend resident. Mr. Pelster was a member of Big ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia L. Pangburn Bayer, 79, died Oct. 17 at Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Sept. 3, 1931, in Lyons, she was the daughter of Virgil L. Pangburn and Vera P. Misner. She graduated from Sterling College. A lifetime Rice county resident, she was a farm wife, secretary at Conoco Oil Company of Lyons, a former Rice County probate judge and an amateur anthropologist. On Nov. 8, 1953, she married ...
Lucile I. Gordon, 98, died Oct. 16 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 27, 1912, in Dover, she was the daughter of Albert B. and Iva (Briggs) Ottinger. A resident of Great Bend since 1936, coming from Abilene, she was a bookkeeper for Bentley Hardware and Guy Gordon Accounting Service. On March 8, 1936, she married Guy G. Gordon at Wakarusa. He died May 5, 1989. Mrs. Gordon ...
CHASE - Janice C. Peterson, 76, died Oct. 16 at her residence in rural Chase. Born April 12, 1934, in Lyons, she was the daughter of Amos R. and Helen Martha Long Foote. She graduated from Chase High School in 1952 and in 1955 from the Wesley Hospital Nursing Program. On May 8, 1954, she married Marion F. Peterson in Chase. He died March 19, 2003. A lifetime ...
Ambulance meets parents rushing toward Great Bend A Rush County couple rushed toward Great Bend with their 5-month-old baby on Sunday, after the infant was accidentally dropped. A Rush County dispatcher contacted Barton County's dispatch center at 10:07 a.m., saying a deputy was giving them an escort as they headed toward Albert on K-96, driving "right at 100 mph" to a Great Bend hospital. They were advised to pull over to the ...
Great Bend High School Class of 1960 held their 50th class reunion of Sept. 24 and 25 at the Best Western Angus Inn. Seated: Linda (Holt) McCullum, Luanne (Tuggle) Haddaway, Judy (Murphy) Sullivan, Janet (Herl) Noblitt, Dolores (Lang) Appel, Sue (Hamill) Reiser, Kay (Dietz) Moffat, Margaret (Beller) Kraisinger, Kathryn Nuss. Second Row: Peggy (Ohl) Grove, Patricia (Petz) Guesnier, Karen (Armstrong) Naylor, Gerald Koch, Edna (Fanshier) Sipp, Marsha (Hoge) McConnaughy, Joan (Byers) Doan, Pat (Reichmeier) Graf, ...
TLC Twister's 4-H Club met on Sept. 16. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H pledge was led by Calista. Molly led us in the song "Camp Grenada". Roll call was your favorite silly band. Twelve members, two leaders, 10 parents, and two guest were present. Berny and Donna will be coming to TLC on Oct. 6 to talk to the kids about 4-H. Jadin and Jacenda will be on the committee for the achievement banquet. ...
Nearly 260 optometrists and 220 optometric assistants attended the 2010 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive 16 hours of continuing education toward the 24 hours required for relicensure.
The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will host their annual "Carve-n-Show" event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Street. The public is invited to attend. Local wood carvers will be displaying completed wood carvings and will be working on projects in progress.
Laura Koster and Jeff Smith were united in marriage at a Nuptial Mass on June 12 at St. Rose Church in Great Bend, in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Reginald Urban, parish priest, Father Donald McCarthy, friend of the family, and the Rev. Michael Dean, uncle of the groom. Parents of the couple are Larry and Jane Koster of Great Bend and Bryan and Judy Smith of Fort Worth, Texas.
Kristin Leigh Ritter and Cullen Jasper Homolka were united in marriage on July 10 at the home of the brides brother, William R. Ritter III, in Sherman Oaks, Calif in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Terry Sweeney. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ritter of Huntington, W.V. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Homolka of Holyrood.
Michael and Lois Koochel of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Koochel, to Dallas Guinn, son of Rex and Lisa Guinn of Stilwell, Okla.
Eric and Janet Dowson and Rob and Jenifer VanSkike announce the engagement of their children Amanda Dawn Dowson and Todd Preston VanSkike, all of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Eleanor Rindt of Salina and Dean Dowson of Sutherland, Neb. The prospective groom is the grandson of Dale and Joann George of Albert and William and Grace VanSkike of Great Bend and the great-grandson of William George of Erie.
Jason and Dara Prescott of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Anna May Prescott, on July 20. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Leona Karst will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at River Bend Assisted Living. The family invites friends and family. They request no gifts.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.
Attracted by the autumn displays of chrysanthemums seen in the yards and flower gardens around town, Jeannine Girton chose these colorful flowers as her program topic for the November Garden Club meeting.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.