Mary Jo Cunningham will give a program on state fairs at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Senior Center will provide the ice cream.
LARNED - Marlene E. Felsted, 96, died Sept. 12 at Cherry Village Nursing Residential Care, Great Bend. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Morell Funeral Home, Larned.
Vincent Scott Dorsey, Veterans' Service representative, will be in Larned from noon until 2 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home. He will then be in the Reimbursement Office at Larned State Hospital from 2:30 until 4 p.m. to assist veterans and their dependents or survivors with questions about veterans' benefits.
Kenneth Don Ukens, 73, of Great Bend, who died Sept. 10, is also survived by a sister, Beverly Juergensen, and husband Lyle, of Great Bend.
PRATT - Robert Otto Baird, 63, of Pratt, died Sept. 13 at Southwind Hospice, Pratt. He was born Sept. 23, 1946, at Walsh, Colo., the son of Robert Leo and Mary Lou (Pollard) Baird. He married Betty Lewis on Nov. 15, 1987, at Great Bend. He was an oilfield truck driver and dispatcher. Mr. Baird was a Pratt resident since 1994, coming from Great Bend. He was a member of the American Legion.
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Delbert A. Sloan, 89, of Great Bend, died Sept. 9 at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1920, at Great Bend, the son of L. Chester and Alice M. (Bortz) Sloan. He was a 1938 graduate of Great Bend High School. He married Wilma Marie Witt in 1940 and they later divorced. He then married Betty Nicolet on April 4, 1953, at Great Bend. He managed C & W Machine Shop until 1960, when he engaged in selling oilfield pumping units, retiring in 1985.
CAMERON, Mo. - Donald D. Geil, 80, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Home in Cameron, Mo., on Sept. 11. His wife of 56 years, Angela, was at his side. Memorial services will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy, 2115 Maturana Drive, Liberty, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the church.
LORRRAINE - USD 112, Quivira Heights and Wilson Schools, are three of 4,000 libraries across the country selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive free hardcover editions of 17 classic books as part of the We the People Bookshelf grant program. The theme of this year's Bookshelf is "A More Perfect Union."
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Danny Richmeier, 79, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Sept. 11 at the Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy, in Bentonville, Ark. He was born on
Glenn Russell Dunavan, 77, of Great Bend, died Sept. 12 at his home. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary Inc., Larned.
Teen pregnancy rates are down dramatically and American children are more likely to reach adulthood than they were 25 years ago. But more of them are growing up impoverished.
Birmingham, Alabama, is looking to make chess a fixture in its schools, in hopes that it will allow kids to stretch their minds and improve their analytical abilities.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks.
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France - Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling's greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees.
The new-look Big 12 is ready for some football.
CLEVELAND - Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.
Students now have two modern options for living on the Barton County Campus as the brand-spanking new "Bluestem Hall" is ready to house students for the upcoming school year. Move-in day is scheduled for August 16 and 17. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and after-hours event hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 in the lobby of the new building, which is south of the Student Union. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served and tours of the new facility will be given.
'Cheyenne Bottoms During World War II' presentation to be held
Ever since upgrading software this year, staff at the Great Bend Tribune have been learning the finer points of page design using the Adobe Creative Suite products. Last week, reporter Susan Thacker traveled to Topeka, where Russell Viers led a two-day Technology Academy at the Kansas Press Association office. The seminar was partially underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.
Dennis A. Munoz, 66, longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away at his Great Bend home on July 9. Memorial services are July 26 at 4 p.m. at Veterans' Memorial Park in Great Bend. A Life Celebration will follow at The Best Western Angus Inn of Great Bend at approximately 5:30 p.m.
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LARNED -Myron V. Thomas, 73, passed away July 21 at his home in Larned. He was born Feb. 28, 1941 in Arvada, Colo., the son of Clarence and Mabel (Batman) Thomas.
A park ranger from Fort Larned National Historic Site will talk about Buffalo Soldiers who served at the fort, during a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the main museum at the Barton County Historical Society. Ellen Jones will highlight Company A, US Army 10th Cavalry, one of two Black cavalry units to serve at Fort Larned from 1867-1869.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve next year's budget for publication at the next board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also approve the operational budget for Fiscal Year 2015.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of 2014-2015 health insurance, and approval of the 2014-2015 budget.