CLAFLIN - Robert E. Hickel, 81, went to be with our Lord Saturday, May 21. He died at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in rural Barton County, the son of Robert Anthony and Emma (Zecha) Hickel. He married Betty J. Lawrence on May 28, 1951, at Hoisington. A lifetime Claflin resident, he was a retired farmer/stockman and oil producer.
HOISINGTON - Robert "Bob" K. Littrell, 83, died May 22 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 7, 1928, at Hoisington, he was the son of George D. and Gladys M. (Vandenberg) Littrell. He married Betty Arlene Durand on June 20, 1950, at Hoisington. She died May 22, 2001. A lifetime resident of the Hoisington area, he worked for Terra Resources as a production superintendent, retiring in 1982.
Great Bend Police A burglary at 1723 Baker Ave. was reported Friday. Someone entered the home and took items; total loss was $20. Two cars using the same pump left 2302 10th St. without paying for $94.50 worth of gas, around 1:45 p.m. Friday. A violation of a stalking order was reported. A possible prowler in the 2500 block of Forest Ave. was reported at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Theft ...
LURAY - LaVona Jean Bowen, 68, died May 22 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. She was born July 28, 1942, at Gorham, the daughter of Miles V. and Maudie (Jones) Anthony. She married Ronald N. Bowen July 27, 1958, at Alva, Okla. He died May 27, 2008. A Luray resident for 26 years, coming from Inman, she was a homemaker.
It didn't take a record number of shooters this year to raise a record amount of net proceeds for the Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, held April 17 at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service, Russell. Barton Community College's Foundation raised net proceeds of $9,864, bolstered by a larger number of sponsorships for this year's event compared to previous years. This year's event attracted 146 shooters, 14 fewer than last year's record turnout, but ...
An Ellinwood man was injured Friday in a two-vehicle collision in Reno County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Billy W. Madden, 85, was taken to Promise Regional Hospital in Hutchinson with undetermined injuries, while Wanda Norene Madden sustained possible injuries. Madden was driving south on K-14, five miles east of Partridge, at 6:05 p.m. He reportedly pulled out from a stop sign in front of a westbound Dodge Durango on ...
Great Bend police have received several reports at various times that beer was being sold out of a home in the southeast part of town on Sundays. At 1:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, police arrested Ismael Domingez-Monlanez, 63, at his 405 Walnut St. residence, where evidence was seized. Domingez-Monlanez was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of no liquor license and Sunday sales. He was released after posting a $500 ...
OLMITZ - Joyce Ann Bitter, 70, died May 23 at her home in Olmitz. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
LARGO, Fla. - Tonda Lee McAvoy, 59, died May 18 at Hospice House at Largo, Fla. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
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The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.