WASHINGTON - The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.
Teens who can sing, dance and act are invited to hone their crafts this summer by attending "Broadway @ Barton," a residential summer high school camp at Barton Community College, from June 15-27.
Spring Training has past.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Both meetings will be sharing meetings, plus discussion of three topics from the CareNotes series, by One Caring Place, a publications imprint of Abby Press.
Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present classic rock and roll band The Diamonds in the association's final concert of the 2013-2014 season. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
The annual membership meeting of the Great Bend Public Library Friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the lower level meeting room of the library, 1409 Williams St. Friends will elect officers for 2014-2015.
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HOISINGTON - Gary R. Dreiling, 63, died Friday, March 28, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born March 21, 1951, at Great Bend, Kansas the son of Rudolph and Anna (Birzer) Dreiling.
Noemi R. Sanchez, 59, of Great Bend, died March 28 at Hutchinson Regional Hospital in Hutchinson. Funeral services are pending with Charter Funerals of Great Bend.
Travis J. Beal, violation of protection from abuse, continued to April 3
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - Richard L. Levings, 78, died March 24 following a brief illness. Born July 3, 1935, in Sabetha, he was the son of Charles Henry Levings and Bernice Mabre Thompson. Shortly after high school he joined the U.S. Army in 1957.
AURORA, Colo. - Mary A. Steinert, 75, of Aurora, Colo., passed away on March 25.
ELLINWOOD - Patricia Ann Evers, 81, died March 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 14, 1932, at Great Bend, the daughter of Clarence Harve and Bernadine (Ericks) Johnson. She married Earl Otis Evers June 10, 1951, at Great Bend. He died Jan. 3, 2000. A lifetime Barton County resident, Pat was a clerk, secretary and homemaker.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 2133 Forest Ave. Use the west doors. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and refreshments.
HUTCHINSON - Julie Ann Parks, 52, of Hutchinson, died April 10 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 12, 1961, in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Ronald K. Parks and Eleanor Joan (Gallaugher) Parks of Woodward, Okla.
Rachel Louise Dryer, 97, passed away at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City on April 7, following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 23, 1916, in Madison, to William Aaron and Carmen Grace (Focht) Boles. Louise grew up in Madison and Emporia, attending Emporia State University. There she met Cecil Ray Dryer whom she married on May 23, 1936, in Cottonwood Falls. Their son, William Laurence Dryer, was born on June 15, 1937. Both preceded her in death; Cecil on April 1, 1989, and William on Oct. 24, 2011.
OTIS - Darlene Kay Richards, 56, died April 9 at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 22, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she was the daughter of Emil and Wanda (Berry) Vsetecka. She married Ron Richards in Larned. They later divorced. A resident of Otis since 1992, coming from Larned, she was a cook for the Larned State Hospital until retirement.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Bonnie (Miller) Mink, 60, died April 9 at her home. Born on Nov. 12, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Dwight C. Miller Jr. and Helen (Ball) Miller. She graduated from Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Mo. and attended Southwest Missouri State University, where she met her husband of 42 years, Ron Mink. They married in December 1972, in Kansas City. She was an avid music lover, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
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ELLINWOOD - A breakfast/brunch fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards St. Joseph High School PSR mission trip.
Wednesday, April 9
A global survey of 68 countries (including our allies) at the end of 2013 conducted by Gallup and the Worldwide Independent Network now rates America as the biggest threat to world peace on the planet. Pakistan was the runner up, closely followed by China. Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea are equally tied for fourth place.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas freshman Joel Embiid is entering the NBA draft after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept the 7-footer out of the NCAA tournament.
ELLSWORTH - Central Plains High School's boys' tennis team won the Ellsworth Invitational on Tuesday evening.