Donna Maxwell will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 18 with a card shower. She had two daughters, Vicky and husband John Clark of Aztec, N.M. and Linda and husband John Klug of Odin; a son, Jim and wife Kim Maxwell of Odin; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceptor Pi has program on 'Women and Shopping' Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Dec. 7 at the home of Janis Link. President Brenda Black led the meeting. The chapter had received a thank-you note from the Food Bank for the chapter's $50 Thanksgiving donation, which provided milk and eggs for families in need. Judy Krebaum gave two Beta Briefs. The first one was an article in the Torch on the passing of ...
Renie Kristi Smth and Todd Alan Puckett were united in marriage on Oct. 9 on the beach in Lucea, Jamaica at the Grand Palladium and Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa. in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Vincent McKenzie of Montego Bay, Jamaica and the Rev. John Sharp, formerly of Holyrood, currently of Bradlands, Ill. Parents of the couple are Dennis and Margaret Smith of Great Bend and Maxine Pucket of Great Bend ...
BEEF RED BOOKS AVAILABLE You've got just enough time before Christmas to buy one of the beef red books at our office for $6.00 each. Yes, that's right folks; you won't want to miss out on deals like this, especially since we only have a few! So much for the commercial but, once again this year, we will have the red beef cow-calf record pocket calendars for sale at $6 each. These make great Christmas ...
Urban and Ardella Gathman, of Larned, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20.
The Parnassus Club met Dec. 14 at the home of Chari Miller with six members present. No business was conducted.
Eight students from the University of Kansas have received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, prestigious awards for study abroad during the 2010-11 academic year.
In honor of her career achievements, Jil Johnson of Great Bend has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac. Johnson took delivery of a 2011 Cadillac SRX at Dove Cadillac dealership in Great Bend.
Santa, it's that time again - my annual Christmas list. Let's get right to it.
Christmas is upon us once again. Just about everyone is out celebrating the external or physical activity of Christmas. I am going to refer to this part of the holiday as "Stuffmas." Stuffmas is all about lights, parties, gifts, food and family. This is how we have come to know and understand Christmas in our communities today. Santa Claus is the hero of Stuffmas. We make our requests and can't wait to see how he ...
Dear Editor, As a trustee of Barton Community College, I have great respect for our BCC board chairman. I was surprised this afternoon when only one person was allowed to speak and just for five minutes on behalf of Mrs. Debbie Warren. There was a large crowd present, yet our chairman had decided himself to allow this one speaker and just five minutes. I am not sure if he cleared this with other BCC trustees; ...
Dear Editor, Back when the West was first settled, it was known to be a wicked and lawless place. In addition, Indian attacks made it often a perilous journey for people in wagon trains or even freight trains to cross the Great Plains unfettered on their way to places such as Oregon or California. From 1965 to 1969, there was a popular television series called "The Big Valley" which starred Miss Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, ...
Janis Ollson, 31, of Balmoral, Manitoba, is recovering nicely after being almost completely sawed in half in 2007 by Mayo Clinic surgeons, who concluded that they could remove her bone cancer no other way.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Is it too soon to call him the legendary Josh Selby? Flashing more poise and grit than even his most ardent admirers had a right to expect, the most heralded Kansas freshman since Danny Manning made his collegiate debut Saturday in stunning fashion, drilling a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left and lifting the third-ranked Jayhawks past a scrappy USC 70-68. "Now I think my team trusts me more and my coaches ...
No. 2 Ohio St. 79, South Carolina 57 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Freshman Jared Sullinger had 30 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to lead No. 2 Ohio State past South Carolina 79-57 on Saturday. William Buford added 12 points and Jon Diebler had 11 for the Buckeyes (10-0), who expected one of their biggest tests of the young season but dominated throughout. Sam Muldrow scored 14 points and Malik Cooke had 13 for South ...
MANHATTAN - Kansas State needed a little help to win the school's first NCAA regional championship.
MANHATTAN - The NCAA and ESPN have announced the Super Regional schedule for this weekend as Kansas State's best-of-three series at Oregon State will be played Saturday through Monday at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.
The Great Bend Fire Department played host to the 11th annual Firefighters Run for MDA on Saturday at Fire Station #1.
Gene Stephenson knew the end was near when he got on the phone with Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey, one of his best players during 36 years as baseball coach at Wichita State.
NEW HOPE, Pa. - Colleen Ann Houser of New Hope, Pa. passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 27, 2012.
John Carmon Ellison of Allen, Texas, 57, passed away on May 30, 2013. He was born on Sept. 3, 1955, in Fort Stewart, Ga., the son of John and Dee Ellison. On Nov. 28, 1995, John married Phyllis Taylor in Great Bend. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. John was also very proud of his police work; he started the SWAT program in Great Bend. John loved barbecue and cooking out, but most of all, he loved his family. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.
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HOISINGTON - Hoisington Cemetery employees request that all arrangements and grave decorations on the ground and not at the head of the grave be removed to allow for maintenance of the grounds by Monday, June 10.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Foundation, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Jan Westfall and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The City of Great Bend's newly formed committee to study the banning of pit bulls will hold an organizational meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the City Council chambers, 1209 Williams. The meeting is open to the public.