Barton County Sheriff
Sometime between 6 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 8, the Great Bend Co-op at 1600 Kansas Ave. was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports windows were broken to gain entry. Fire extinguishers and flashlights were stolen, for a total loss of $320.
Activities Aug. 21-27
Larned Police Dept.
By Jim Misunas
By Jim Misunas
The Hoisington City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.
The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area information night will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Kansas Wetland Education Center. The Ed Center is located northeast of Great Bend on Highway 156 in the southeast portion of the Wildlife Area.
The Heartland Cancer Center HCC and its support group will host a special visitor who wants to inspire people to give of themselves on behalf of those who are battling cancer. Josh Wolf will be at the HCC, 204 Cleveland St., at 4 p.m. Thursday to tell his story.
Barton Community College's Director of Emergency Medical Services Education Karyl White and Consulting Medical Director Dr. Joel Hornung were honored by the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA) on Aug. 13 during an awards banquet at the Marriot Hotel in Wichita.
American Family Insurance agent Frank Callahan Jr. announced he is now in charge of the Great Bend office, as well as his American Family office in Larned.
Great Bend Saddle Club will have a play day on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the arena west of Great Bend. Activities will start around 5:30 p.m.
By day he's Brian Ewing, a stand-up employee for Office Products Inc. By night, he's "Money B," the wig-wearing and costume-donning karaoke D.J. extraordinaire. Ewing, along with business partner Dawn Jaeger, own Encore Sound, a D.J. and karaoke service, which brings the fun to any party across the state.
Barton Community College hosted the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp July 29-30 at Camp Aldrich. The camp is sponsored by Rotary District 5670 for high school juniors and seniors within the district who are nominated and sponsored by their local Rotary Clubs.
Shortly before the end of the school day Monday, an incident occurred at Great Bend High School. Although a student had a BB gun in his backpack, it was not pointed at anyone and school dismissed as usual, according to Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
ST. JOHN - Leonard Rex Davis, 84, died Feb. 23 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born Mar. 2, 1929, at Manter, the son of Earl R. and Rosa M. (Kidwell) Davis. He was a farmer/stockman and life-long resident of rural St. John.
As more middle Americans look for ways to save for and transition into a successful retirement, CUNA Mutual Group and its retirement plan business in Great Bend are refocusing efforts to help this often neglected market niche.
Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.
Kansas State University researchers met with representatives from the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, Kansas Wheat Alliance, and Kansas Crop Improvement Association, on Feb. 17-18. They presented updates on current research projects and outlined requests for future project funding.
Ned and Lynne Oak announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Oak to Sierra Thorne, daughter of Sue Funk and the late Harry Thorne III.
Edmund F. Martinez will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel in Great Bend. Friends, family and the public are invited to attend.
On Feb. 13 the TLC Twisters 4-H Club delivered bird feeders they made to Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation residents. They were made from combining gelatin and bird seed and forming them in cookie cutters in the shape of hearts for Valentines Day.
With the warmer weather this past week, my thoughts turned to spring and the upcoming growing season. Right now, you can get a head start on your garden by planting frost-susceptible vegetables indoors. The seedlings can then be transplanted into the garden when weather permits.