Jerry Pierson, 75, died Nov. 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 23, 1935 in Bean Lake, Mo., he was the son of C.W. and Priscilla (Rupe) Pierson. On April 17, 1993 he married Lois (Smith) Becker in Great Bend. A resident of the Barton County area for 40 years, he was a long time employee of Murray Casing Crews. He was an avid hunter, who loved his family, guns, classic Mopars and gardening. He was also known to be an extreme "do-it-yourselfer".
HOISINGTON - Richard K. McGinnis, 84, died Nov. 20 at his residence in Hoisington. Born Sept. 10, 1927 in rural Barton County, he was the son of Edman E. and Lena Gray (Ruble) McGinnis. In October 1953, he married Shirley L. Trauer at Sylvia. A resident of Hoisington since 1953, he was a grader/maintenance operator for Eureka Township and a heavy equipment operator for the State of Kansas and Prosser Dirt Construction. He loved hunting, especially pheasants and quail.
A Great Bend man who sustained minor injuries after the semi-trailer he was driving went off a county road on Saturday was later arrested for alleged traffic violations.
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The Great Bend High School Class of 1972 is seeking to contact classmates for their 40th Reunion. Classmates can contact Pam Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas Farmers Union would like to invite the public to their Annual Convention, "The 2012 Farm Bill: A Defining Moment in Agriculture," on Dec. 2-3 at the Ramada in downtown Topeka.
Irene Boxberger will celebrate her 95th birthday on Nov. 27 with a card shower.
Dale and Paula Knop of Ellinwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Knop, to Colt Oberle, son of Larry and Tamra Oberle of Chase.
Gladys Salmans, of Larned, celebrated her 80th birthday on Nov. 19 with a girls day out in Salina.
Vanessa Mendoza and Ty Cornwell were united in marriage on Oct. 28 in a ceremony held at Veracruz, Mexico. Parents of the couple are Rosa Elisa Mendoza Verde of Boca Del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico and Joe and Lisa Cornwell of St. John. The bride is the daughter of the late Juan Valenzuela Ramirez.
Ron and Betty Schremmer will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a card shower.
Shirley J. Link of Great Bend celebrated her 80th birthday on Nov. 17th.
Leona Slankard will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 26, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th, in Great Bend. The family also requests notes or cards.
Larry and Lorrie Ruble elebrated their 25th anniversary on Nov. 5 with a reception hosted by Jim and Millie Meroney and a trip on Nov. 14 to Las Vegas, Nev. with friends.
The following meals will be served April 7 through April 11. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
State Conservationist Eric B. Banks for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the extension of the cutoff date to April 18, for the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). Even though CCPI is no longer a program under the 2014 Farm Bill, NRCS will honor existing CCPI agreements through fiscal year 2014. The CCPI provides financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to owners and operators of agricultural land and nonindustrial private forestlands.
It was April Fool's Day, but it certainly was no joke when Shelly Post and Kayci (Scott) Strickland learned that they have been named as USD 428 teachers of the year for the 2014-15 school year.
Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's 2013 International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership is awarded to the Top 16 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
The registration date for the annual Hard Winter Wheat Quality Tour is coming up soon. The tour, sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council, assesses the condition and yield potential of the hard winter wheat crop across the state of Kansas.
Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) released the schedule for his Barton County Town Hall. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
There has been a great deal of activity this year in Topeka on a variety of environmental issues. Three receiving press are the status of the Greater Prairie Chicken, the possible abolition of the State's Conservation Plan, and the repeal of the standards mandating how much energy in Kansas should come from renewable sources. These as well as other issues have provoked strong reactions on both sides of the spectrum and sometimes resulted in rather unusual coalitions. The issue under discussion this week isn't which side is right or wrong but how these issues are viewed.
Watching the president doing his ObamaCare victory lap in the Rose Garden the other day made me feel so sick to my stomach I had to call my doctor.
The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's inaugural Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Cookie Relay on April 12 is a unique event attracting hundreds of people to Wichita in support of Girl Scouts across the state.
He's the GOP's emerging conservative "rock star" who sets the base on fire. But can he go the distance? Is it realistic to think that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul can really get the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination and usher in a new GOP era in more ways than one? Or does he have too much political hubris -- some of it from his father?