Due to the increasingly unsafe weather conditions, this week's Great Bend Chamber Coffee has been canceled. Radcliffe Marble, who would've been hosting this week's coffee, has rescheduled for a later date. The grand opening ribbon cutting for Woodies Smokehouse has also been rescheduled for January 27th following that morning's Chamber Coffee. As of right now, the ribbon cutting for Murray Chiropractic on the afternoon of Friday the 21st and the Legislative Coffee on the morning of Saturday the 22nd will still be taking place as scheduled.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari has apologized for his profanity-laced tirade toward freshman Terrence Jones.
NEWTON - Marjorie I. Gunn Price, 91, of Newton, died Jan. 17 at Presbyterian Manor in Newton. She was born April 14, 1919, in Great Bend, the daughter of Lee and Lydia (Appel) Wells. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1938. On. Nov. 5, 1939, she married Richard "Dick" H. Gunn in Hutchinson. They moved to Newton in the early '60s, and he passed away in 1975.
HUTCHINSON - Elden M. Dutschmann, 85, died Jan. 17 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born May 20, 1925, the son of Paul C. and Dora Ida Schultz Dutschmann. A World War II veteran, he was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, where he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
Great Bend Recreation Commission and the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services will sponsor a winter middle school dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Admission is $3. Students need to show GBMS students ID's when entering the dance. Snacks will be provided.
PALM SPRINGS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Another dreamer quietly joined the Obama administration last summer without Congressional approval. Despite resolute promises that Obamacare would not include rationing or result in a single-payer system, please give a hearty and belated welcome to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services director, Dr. Donald Berwick.
The collapse of the economy in 2008 might have reached the far corners of Earth, but evidently not to Planet Calypso, the make-believe asteroid containing make-believe real estate in the multiplayer online game Entropia Universe, where resort entrepreneur Jon Jacobs recently cashed out his properties for $635,000 - in real (not make-believe) U.S. dollars.
Sometime on Jan. 3 or 4, a shed behind the Highland Hotel at 3017 10th St. in Great Bend was burglarized. Stolen were a roto-rooter, sink cable cleaner and a bundle of cables. Loss was $3,800. Police Chief Dean Akings asks anyone with information about this crime or any other crime in Barton County to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 888-305-1300.
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College is scheduled to approve hiring of new personnel, including Stephanie Joiner, a candidate for head cheerleading coach, when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include approval of new policy statements on service regions and on strategic planning.
Daryl Ferguson of Great Bend went home with the first-place prize of $750 at Sunday's Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament. Arlene Manning of Ellinwood took second for $300, and Dwight Nett of Kingman won $150 for third place.
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles.
The area Habitat for Humanity organization raised more than $10,500 for its next building project during last Saturday's second annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater, according to Habitat cochairman Rachel Mawhirter.
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Donald V. Fabricius, 80, died Jan. 18 at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. He was born Aug. 26, 1930, at Graham County, the son of Victor and Alice (Chalfant) Fabricius. He married Rosalie P. "Rosie" Billinger Sept. 26, 1959, at St. Anthony Catholic Church at St. Peter. He was owner and operator of Arrow Testing, and had been a Great Bend resident since 1962.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is accepting registrations for youth activities taking place during Spring Break, the week of March 17. Space is limited, so Recreation Program Director Garet Fitzpatrick recommends registering early.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Let's Live A Little: Physical Activity For Fun And Fitness," at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College forensic coach Bill Sheffield will present "Test Your Kansas History Skill: Battle of the Brains," at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the college library.
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TOPEKA - Brian K. Miller, 68, formerly of Larned, died March 10. Born Dec. 12, 1945, at Great Bend, he was the son of Warren and Glennis (Lile) Miller.
ELLINWOOD - Viola Ann Komarek died March 8 in Topeka. Born on Jan. 6, 1920, in Kansas City, she was the daughter of Homer F. McCready and Minta M. (Pierce) McCready. In 1926, she moved with her parents to Florence. She graduated from Florence High School in 1941 (National Honor Society) and moved to Kansas City where she worked in the office at Folgers Coffee Co. On Dec. 2, 1945, she married Norman Frank Komarek of Ellinwood, in Emporia. They moved to Sterling, where they lived for 13 years, moving to Ellinwood in 1958. She worked for Ellinwood District Hospital for ...
ROZEL - Jerome (Joe) A. Sauer, 85, died March 10 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Sept. 8, 1928, in Antonino, he was the son of Anton and Pauline Rupp Sauer. On Nov. 24, 1949, he married Martha L. Arnold at Rozel. She passed away on Sept. 10, 2012. A resident of Rozel, he was a retired farmer and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Shortly after midnight Saturday, Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies seized a substantial quantity of methamphetamine and arrested a former Great Bend man on drug-related charges, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
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Thomas James Vaughn, 71, died March 5 at Leisure Home, St. John. He was born on July 28, 1942, at Wellington, the son of Thomas and Leola (Bell) Vaughn. A resident of Great Bend since 1964, he was a retired truck driver for UPS.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar; first reading of the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks, Teacher Handbooks and Activities and Athletics Handbooks; approval to purchase technology hardware and approval of sale of used technology items; 2014 summer projects; audited student enrollment; approval of contributions; approval of Family and consumer Science donation; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and licensed teacher resignation.