HEALY – Eleanor L. Penka, 91, died Nov. 4, 2014 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
NEWTON - Barton Community College theater major and vocalist Maili Kee of Salina earned the right to sing with five Broadway stars at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bethel College's Memorial Hall, 300 East 27th St. in Newton as part of Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway" show. Kee won a runner-up spot in Hesston-Bethel College's "Singing with the Broadway Stars" contest by submitting a video of herself singing.
Waters True Value and P&S Security, located in the Westgate Shopping Center at 1649 W. K-96, will host a Veterans Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Military equipment from the World War II 4th Armored Division Re-enactors and the Army Reserve 863rd QM Detachment will be on display outdoors, along with Legion Rider motorcycles.
Mike Westerman, retired Ellinwood High School English teacher, thrilled a crowd last week by appearing as Edgar Allan Poe for an Oct. 30 program at First United Congregational United Church of Christ in Great Bend.
Lessons about pumpkins and how they grow came to life recently at Incredible Years (IY) Preschool, thanks to a local business.
A woman who was walking across Patton Road at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday on Eisenhower Ave. was hit by a vehicle. According to preliminary reports from the Great Bend Police Department, Scott Johnson was driving north in the 1300 block of Patton Road and struck Trudy Watson, 32, who was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with a possible leg injury.
The regular pheasant hunting season begins this Saturday, Nov. 8, and continues through Jan. 31, 2015. Megan Hammeke at the Great Bend Recreation Commission reminds hunters that GBRC holds a Longest Tail Feather contest. The contest will run through the 2014-15 pheasant hunting season. The winner will receive a $30 Great Bend Chamber Gift certificate donated by Smokin Aces Gun Shop.
KANSAS STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
In 2005, Hurricane Ivan was a Category 5 storm headed for New Orleans. "Mayor Ray Nagin declared a state of emergency and strongly recommended that residents evacuate immediately," reported CNN.com at the time. Roughly half-600,000-residents left; the majority stayed. The storm passed. New Orleans was unscathed.
Gentiva Hospice, part of the nationwide family of Gentiva home health and hospice companies, joins in celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month. Every November, this observance honors hospice and home health workers – including nurses, aides, social workers, therapists and administrators – who make a remarkable difference in the daily lives of patients and their families.
Hey, remember the House GOP's big summer announcement that it intended to sue President Obama for his purportedly tyrannical behavior? Whatever happened to that, anyway? Did John Boehner file the suit or not?
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Fernando Varela, whose strong tenor voice has endowed him with the power and raw emotion for singing both rock and opera. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
October convictions and fines
Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., have a science-fiction theme.
SHERWOOD SHORES, Texas - Eva Mae Skinner, 88, died on Nov. 7, at Sherwood Shores (Lake Texoma), Texas. She was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Great Bend, one of eight children of Isaac William and Ethel (Booze) Root. Her parents operated a feed and poultry store on Main Street in Great Bend. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1944 and was employed by the telephone company in Great Bend and later as a bookkeeper. She married Dewey Lee Skinner on May 19, 1946 in Great Bend. He was employed by Bell Engine Service and later ran his own ...
Pauline Wagner, 90, died Nov. 9, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Dec. 27, 1923, in Ellis, she was the daughter of Joe and Agatha (Gaschler) Weber. She married Gilbert Aloysius Orth Sr. He later died. On Sept. 13, 1968, she married Daylon John Wagner in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He died on March 26, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1969, coming from Hays, she was a beautician.
An excerpt from Tom Purcell's new book, "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!"
A frustrating season for the Barton Community College volleyball team came to an end Sunday in the opening round of the Region VI Championships. Barton's season ended with a 24-26, 25-18, 25-16, 25-15 loss to Colby at the Sports Arena in Hutchinson.
Saturday produced a very good win for the Barton Community College men's basketball team – a win over a Top 20 team. Friday, though, kept the Cougars from a perfect weekend and a 4-0 start to the season.
It was a rather mundane weekend for the Barton Community College women's basketball team. Mundane in a good way as the Cougars rolled to a pair of blowout wins at the Conquistador Classic in Dodge City.
At the Moundridge Invitational Debate Tournament the GBHS debate squad placed second in sweepstakes. In the open division the team of Aaron Miller and Ashtin Heath had a 4-1 win/loss record and placed 3rd. In the novice division the three man team of Urial Renteria, Becca Kay and, Sara Allen placed 5th with a 4-1 win/loss record. Also in the novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 8th with 3/2 win/loss record. Everyone on the team placed. The team plans to compete at KMC next weekend.
Find a trash can for that empty bottle.
Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918. Bells in a bombed-out church were still intact, ringing out the good news of the Armistice having been signed-on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Carroll was writing home on this historic day, a series of letters that chronicled his service-from boot camp to battlefield. My Uncle Carroll had a wry sense of humor, an eye for girls, and a strong sense of duty to family and country.