BY TRIBUNE STAFF
May 4, 2007, will be a day many Kansans always remember. On that fateful day the town of Greensburg, in Kiowa County, was all but wiped off the face of the earth.
Sometime between Feb. 20 and March 11, a storage building at 900 MacArthur Road in Great Bend was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports two 3-ton York air conditioners were stolen. "The electrical cables and lines were cut, and the units were hauled off. Loss was $4,700," Akings said.
The Childhood Cancer Family Support Group, sponsored by Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Inc., will hold its next quarterly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Center for Counseling and Consultation, 5815 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. For more information contact Taunya Schlessiger at 620-564-3529 or 786-5700; Gail Sullivan at The Center for Counseling, at 620-792-2544 or 793-5184; or Kristy Jerke at 792-1018.
Barton Community College has announced recipients of Excellence Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. To qualify for an Excellence Award, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 and be enrolled full time at Barton. These awards are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, are recipients of the scholarships:
Faith Community Church will be hosting a series of special ministry meetings at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Guest speakers are Dr. Stephen List and David Steinert. Stephen List is the Founder and President of International Support Ministries. He was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1941.
In 1974, Martin J. Casey, an Irish immigrant, had a vision for health and wellness in the Barton County area. Now, 37 years later, this vision remains a vital reality.
Mildred Oleta Elliott, 94, died March 24, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 5, 1917 in Medford, Okla., she was the daughter of John Wesley and Lillie Belle (Wykes) Wisehart. On June 12, 1932 she married Harry W. Elliott in Hays. He died Dec. 24, 1997. A Great Bend resident since 1938, coming from Ransom, she was a secretary for the Barton County Courthouse and the County Superintendent of Schools.
Barbara Kay Clark, 70, died March 23 at her home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 17, 1940 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Howard and Betty (Alderson) Bangerter. On May 12, 1964 she married Joseph A. Clark in Colorado Springs, Colo. He died in 1997. A Great Bend resident for four years, coming from Wichita, she was a retired self-employed accountant.
PHILLIPSBURG - Tamera Lynn Wagner, 38, of Phillipsburg died Tuesday, March 22 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
FORT MCCOY,FLA. - Mr. Leroy "Bill" Maddox, 83, of Ft. McCoy, Fla., passed away on March 19, at his son's home in Williston, FlA. He was born in Laurel, Miss. and moved to Ft. McCoy, Fla. in 1979 from Miami, Fla., where he retired following 32 years of service as a supervisor for Southern Bell Telephone. Bill loved fishing and hunting, loved gardening and traveling and loved tinkering around his home.
There are many "untold stories" about Great Bend Army Air Field during its brief, but very active, existence during World War II. One of those stories involves six young women, assigned to air base as WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BYU and Florida have set an NCAA tournament single-game record with 71 3-point attempts, breaking the mark of 70 set by Drake and Western Kentucky in 2008.
K-State Research and Extension is offering family and youth events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
It is fairly common that my educational programs and workshops emphasize a common theme of health and wellness. The annual Walk Kansas program is just around the corner, so it is time to start rounding up your team members for that successful program. Packets are ready for team captains to pick up at our office and the Great Bend Recreation Commission. I also plan to deliver some packets to the recreation commissions in Hoisington and Ellinwood.