LARNED - Rick E. Perez, 47, died Feb. 3 at Pawnee Valley Committee Hospital, Larned.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Joseph "Joe" Vsetecka, 89, died Jan. 25 at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born on March 21, 1921, the son of Emil and Amelia (Zoboj) Vsetecka. He married Elsie (Oborny) Vsetecka on Jan. 8 , 1945. She died Dec. 24, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Vsetecka is survived by: son, Don Vsetecka, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Lana Schymos, Colorado Springs, ...
MARCOLA, Ore. - Carol Sue Wondra of Marcola, Ore., died Jan. 18 from a ruptured brain aneurysm at the age of 64. Born Nov. 15, 1946 in Port Huron, Mich., she was the daughter of Edward and Madeline (Graves) Hudy. On May 22, 1965, she married James Taylor in Port Huron, Mich. He died on April 9, 1990. She married Norbert Wondra in Reedsport, Ore. on April 11, 1996. In 1964 she graduated ...
There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood Library. They are: "In the Company of Others" by Jan Karon. Newly retired Episcopal priest makes good on his promise to show his wife, Cynthia, the land of his Irish ancestors. But the ideal vacation is strained by an intruder into their holiday residence, a missing valuable and cherished painting, and a shocking secret is exposed in a bitterly estranged Irish family. "Mockingjay" ...
Great Bend Police Robert Ford Jr. was driving south on Kansas Ave. turning left and struck a vehicle driven by David Ray that was westbound on 10th St. at 11:11 a.m. Thursday. An attempted shoplifting at 3907 Broadway Ave. was reported Thursday. Theft from 2920 Quivira Ave. was reported Thursday. Damage to a water well pump at 2622 21st St. was reported Thursday. A water line broke inside the ...
The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order by President Charles Wonsetler, February 2, 2011 at 12:50 p.m. In addition to Charles Wonsetler, the following board members were present: Jim Forrest, Treasurer; Betty Tauscher, Secretary and Roger Haberman, Reporter. Absent were Thelmarie Wilhite, Historian; Marylee Phinney, Vice President and Ernie Ashley, Financial Sec. . Also present were Amy Bauer, Mitchell Craft, Mary Beth Herrmann, Mona Marie Wysong, Bryon ...
Activities Week Of Feb 6 - 12 Paraffin Spa - Monday & Thursday - 11 AM - Makes your hands feel great!! -Under the supervision of Byron Stilts Balance & Flexibility Class - Tuesday & Friday - 11 AM - About a 30 minutes - class led by Betty Tauscher Coffee Time - Tuesday - 9:30 AM - Bring food to share, or just show up!!! Hearing Aide Service - Wednesday - 1 - 3 ...
Glenna Achatz, a sales associate/representative with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Circle. This prestigious membership has been awarded to the too 2 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Russell Linderer and Mindy Elliott of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.
HOISINGTON - The Barton County Extension Council will host the 2011 Kansas State University Ag Profitability Conference on Feb. 16 at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A noon lunch will be served. The cost for the conference is $5 if registered by Feb. 7, $10 if registered by Feb. 14 and $15 at the door. Register at the Barton County Extension Office or call 620-793-1910.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington has named, Curt Colson, as its new president and chief executive officer. A come-and-go welcome reception will be held on Feb. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Turnbull Safe Room. All are invited to come and meet Colson.
NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS
MIAMI - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission hosted an NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the Great Bend Sports Complex and Brit Spaugh Park.
JONESBORO, Ga. - Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide arising from a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta, authorities announced Monday.
NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher's first game back in the Bronx.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Wilma Fay Creed, 99, died peacefully on May 22 at Flagstaff, Ariz. She was born June 24, 1913, in Ash Valley.
A pedestrian who ran across 10th St. and ran into the side of a vehicle at 10:12 p.m. Sunday sustained a broken leg. Richard Garcia was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.
A 29-year-old man who passed out while flying a kite Saturday night was upset because he couldn't get a 911 tape to post online.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
PAONIA, Colo. - Sonja Karen Swanson-O'Connor, 71, passed away May 31, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. Born Feb. 3, 1942 in Paonia, Colo., she was the daughter of Henry R. and Martha Ellen (Hallar). She married Maurice Guy O'Connor. They moved to Montana where they made their home in the Lolo Creek Valley for the next 25 years where she raised her family, later divorcing in 1985.
Della Hurd, 74, died June 2 at home in Great Bend. Born May 8, 1939 at Mansfield, La., she was the daughter of Willie and Ruth (Jamison) Jackson.
John Baker, 85, died June 2 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 11, 1927 at Wichita, he was the son of Oscar and Lottie (Frasier) Baker.
llinwood Municipal Court Docket - May 28
The Barton County Health Department, Barton County Sheriff's Office, Great Bend Police Department and the Barton County Landfill have teamed up to provide their annual Bike Safety Rodeo for children ages 5 to 14 on Friday at the Britt Spaugh Park northeast baseball field near 22nd and Morton streets.