NEKOMA - John F. Jones, 85, died Dec. 8 at the Rhode Island Suites in Ransom. Born June 27, 1925, in Cromwell, Okla., he was the son of Herbert and Lenora (Hibbard) Jones. He was a 1943 graduate of Stafford High School. A resident of rural Nekoma for more than 50 years, moving from Stafford, he was an agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and a farmer before his retirement.
LAKE CHARLIES, La., - Norma Lee Garrett, 82, died Dec. 4 at Christus Saint Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles, La. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
LARNED - Keith Eugene Rolo, 84, died Dec. 9 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. He was born Jan. 18, 1926, at Larned, the son of Francis and Mary Bowman Rolo. A longtime resident of Pawnee County, he was a retired farmer and custom harvester. He was a graduate of Zook High School class of 1943.
Beth C. Schneider, 90, of Great Bend, died Dec. 10 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Sept. 26, 1920, at La Crosse, the daughter of Chester H. and Ollie V. (Butler) Crotinger. She married William C. Schneider Jan. 24, 1949, at Rush County. He died July 10, 1962. A Great Bend resident since 1992, coming from Rush County, she was a homemaker.
In celebration of the Christmas season, the Great Bend Public Library will be filled with the sound of live music for the next two weeks.
HILL CITY - Alberta May Edwards, 91, died Dec. 9 at Dawson Place Nursing Home. She was born July 23, 1919, at Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Charles E. and Wilma (Barnett) Bratton. She married Cleophas John Edwards March 28, 1947. A longtime Hill City resident, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Kenneth E. Davis, Chula Vista, Calif.; two daughters, Sharlene J. Smith and Hazel A. Edwards, both of ...
Debbie Warren, longtime head coach of Barton Community College's cheerleading program, said she was fired Friday by Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman. The college's board of trustees is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30, of the Fine Arts Building. Supporters of Warren say they plan to attend.
In establishing his Excellence Awards by Executive Order in August of this year, Governor Mark Parkinson made it possible for outstanding service providers for individuals with disabilities to be nominated and recognized. Rosewood Services and Sandy Smith of the Rosewood Furniture Gallery were thus recognized in a recent celebration in Topeka.
The way it stands now, a patient is tested by hospital lab technicians and learns it could take up to a week before results are available. That is about to change. Central Kansas Medical Center is installing two new chemistry analyzers in its lab that will cut the waiting time for many test results down to 24 hours. "We understand the stress of waiting for test ...
As a sign of business activity locally, two businesses recently held Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting events.
Seems a long time ago my mother told me about one of her first Christmas celebrations. The Christmas was 1930 and she would have been six years old.
MANHATTAN – More than 400 farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18 and 35 will gather next month in Wichita to network, learn and help position themselves as leaders in agriculture and rural Kansas.
County officials will consider spending $10,000 in tax dollars for a local effort to find workers for local jobs.
NEW YORK - Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.
WaKEENEY - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team rolled to a Class 3-1A regional championship on Friday evening at a tournament hosted by Trego Community.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn't sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.
The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order by President Charles Wonsetler May 1, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.
ROZEL - Pawnee Heights students and teachers dazzled the audience with pictures and graphics during the school's second annual Academic Fair and Open House.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Joyce Fae Nye, 86, joined her family in heaven on March 5, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Born in Oakley, she was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Verner Fechner and Thelma Irene Walker Fechner. Joyce loved to read and as a child spent many hours rocking a cradle with her foot while losing herself in the pages of her favorite books. She met her future husband, Harold R. Nye, ...
With the recent events that occurred in Boston during the marathon and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, Great Bend Regional Hospital wanted to show its support for the individuals who may have been impacted by these events. Chief Human Resources Officer Robert Bilak joined the organization six months ago from JetBlue Airways in New York, N.Y. Boston, Logan International Airport is one of their main bases with an employee population that is one ...
With the Carson & Barnes Circus coming to Great Bend in just a few weeks, Poppa D Clown rode into Great Bend on Wednesday with his magic box full of humorous tricks and a comedy routine that kept area children bursting with anticipation and laughter. Wednesday's entertainment provided children a glimpse of what they will see under the Big Top when the Carson & Barnes Circus comes to town on May 16 at the Great ...
Editor's Note: A 1967 Corvette once owned by singer Roy Orbison is now part of the collection at Hendrick Motorsports, owned Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame. For a time, that storied automobile was owned by Robert "Bob" Martin of Great Bend, the former owner of Christmas Fantasy Village. Martin died on April 9. The story of his Corvette was recently reported by The BLOCK.com. An abridged version of that story appears below.
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HOISINGTON- Clara Barton Hospital joins hospitals across the country in celebration of National Nurses and National Hospital Weeks, May 6-12 and May 12-18, respectively.