Marjorie Ann Garrett, 80, of Great Bend, passed away Oct. 18. She was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Clarks, Neb., the daughter of Loyd and Lillie Peck. She married W. Mark Garrett Nov. 28, 1948, at Archer, Neb. She moved from Lincoln, Neb., to Great Bend in 1959 and became an active member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed many years teaching Sunday School. She was honored by the United Methodist Women for her years of service to the church. She was a supporter of youth activities in the community, being both a Girl Scout and Cub Scout ...
Alvin Joseph Wahl, 91, of Gorham died Oct. 17 at St. John's Rest Home in Victoria. Alvin was born Jan. 1, 1919, on the family farm south of Gorham. He grew up in the Gorham and Hays area and graduated from Hays High School.
Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has officially declared Oct. 17-23 as International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), 2010.
HOISINGTON - Michelle Kaiser's three-year-old preschool class at Roosevelt Elementary School learned about healthy habits with the help of PBS Kids.
WICHITA - Bob Carr, 63, of Wichita, died Oct. 18 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Wichita. Born Feb. 26, 1947, at Great Bend, he was the son of Dean S. and Dolores B. (Foster) Carr. He was an auto wholesaler for Mid-America Auto Auction, Wichita. Mr. Carr was a Wichita resident since 1986, coming from Denver, Colo.
LINDSAY, Okla. - Robert Leo "Bob" McGlinn, 75, of Lindsay, Okla., died Oct. 16 in Tulsa, Okla. He was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Chase, to Leo Robert and Frances Helena (Kiley) McGlinn. On Nov. 8, 1957, he married Verna Steinle in Chase. A resident of Lindsay, Okla., for more than 20 years, he was a senior production supervisor with BP Oil Company, retiring 17 years ago.
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Fort Hays State University's Concert Choir and Fort Hays Singers will woo audience members with the concert "Matters of the Heart," comprised of international selections from Africa to Israel at the fall Band and Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the FHSU campus.
In keeping with a centuries-old tradition, the Masons of Kansas will rededicate the Hoisington Lodge No. 331 building in an ancient ceremony at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at 351 W. 2nd St. the current lodge building wasmoriginally dedicated on June 18, 1960. The head of Kansas Masons, Grand Master Kent Needham of Great Bend, and officers from around the state will take part in the ceremony, which dates to several hundred years ago. George Washington, a Mason, laid the cornerstone of the nation's capitol in 1793 while dressed in Masonic regalia and serving ...
HOISINGTON -In keeping with a centuries-old tradition, the Masons of Kansas will rededicate the Hoisington Lodge No. 331 building in an ancient ceremony at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, at 351 W. 2nd St.
On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Great Bend high school debate team traveled to Bishop Carroll High School, Wichita, and tied for third overall in sweepstakes with Moundridge. There were 22 other schools at the tournament. Moundridge and Great Bend both had 11 wins and four losses on the school's total win-loss record. The tie was broken by the school's opposition record.
TOPEKA - Washburn University students have been selected as candidates for 2010 Homecoming king and queen. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned on Oct. 23 at halftime of the football game vs. Northwest Missouri State University, Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl.
OISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital was recently awarded grant monies by Kansas Department of Health and Environment to support injury prevention in the geriatric community members. They have teamed up with other partner agencies to focus on the reduction of in home falls. The grant funds allow for the purchase of bathroom assist devices (bathroom bars and stool risers), providing money for the hardware.
It's not the usual comedic fair selected for a high school theater performance, but Dan Heath thinks "Reviving Ophelia" is an important story that needs to be heard.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Ore. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree. Orders must be in by Friday and will arrive late March/early April. For additional information call 620-791-7314.
It says here that Jeb Bush has the best shot at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, while Hillary Clinton might not be the Democrats' candidate - and if she is, she's no sure thing.
"The Glass Menagerie" opens tonight at Sterling College
God bless America, and how's everybody?
WICHITA - Kevin Thompson, 56, died Feb. 22, 2014. He was employed by Hawker/Beechcraft as a Tool and Dye Maker for over 25 years.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26, 2014 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.
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An Abilene woman suspected of conspiracy to commit first degree murder was apprehended Tuesday in Stafford County, and was held for a time at the Barton County Jail.
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The Great Bend Public Library has been selected as a "Hometown Teams" partner site and will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to tell its local story of sports and community. GBPL will join 17 museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations across the state in researching and documenting local sports stories as part of the Kansas Humanities Council's "Hometown Teams" initiative.