Farmers Bank & Trust N.A. and First National Bank & Trust in Larned have merged, each bringing over 100 of years of history to the merger. The merger was completed on the close of business Friday, Sept. 10. The Farmers Bank & Trust of Larned will retain the same friendly employees serving Larned and Pawnee Counties. The community and all bank employees wish Kent Moffet the best with his retirement.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
It is common knowledge that American corporations avoid taxes by running U.S. profits through off shore "tax havens" like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, but a recent Bloomberg Business Week investigation traced the specific steps that the pharmaceutical company Forest Labs takes to short the U.S. Treasury.
Man, oh man, I'm mad.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The ring of honor was new and exciting. Everything else about the Cleveland Browns' home opener had a familiar ring.
Dolphins 14, Vikings 10
Marion W. Sunley, 81, died Sept. 20 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, at Brownell, the son of Abraham Lincoln and Stella (Stull) Sunley. He married Joan Weber on Aug. 30, 1950, at Ness City. She died Sept. 1, 1987. He married Melba Helm on Oct. 15, 1988, at Great Bend, and she survives. He was a route salesman for Suburban Laundry, a carpenter for Marlette Homes and carrier for Star Route for U.S. Mail. He had been a Great Bend resident since 1954, coming from Brownell, and living 13 years in ...
Jeanine Carol Pettijohn, 49, died Sept. 16 in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 3, 1961, at Great Bend, the daughter of Morris Gray and Anna May (Smith) Ringo.
CANTON - Carl D. Morgan, 64, former Canton businessman, died Sept. 18 in rural Ulysses. He was born March 2, 1946, in Syracuse, the son of Fred E. and Valera (Graham) Morgan. He was an auto mechanic and retired from Excel Industries in Hesston. On May 8, 1971, he married Helen Bahr at Olmitz. She preceded him in death on March 3, 1994. He married Cathy Strobel on April 29, 1995, in Great Bend, and she survives.
CLAFLIN - Lions District Governor Rev. Kerry Hookstra will make an official club visitation to the Claflin Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, meeting at the Community Center in Claflin. All club members are encouraged to be present for this important meeting with the District Governor and other visiting Lions leaders.
Eric Himy is known as a brilliant classical pianist with the wit of a true entertainer. He will perform the second concert of the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's 2010-11 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone. The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed 6th at a tournament held at Southeast of Saline on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.