SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Mabel J. Flickinger, 96, of South Hutchinson, died April 9 at Mennonite Manor. She was born June 14, 1914, the daughter of Adam and Margaret Radenberg Disque. She was a homemaker and lifetime caregiver, raising all of her 12 brothers and sisters. She was a life member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Holyrood, and a member of the El Dorado Camping Club.
James E. "Pappy" Bell, 82, died April 10 at his home in Great Bend. He was born May 18, 1928, at Peabody, the son of Jesse M. and Anna (Swift) Bell. He married Grace Ann Smith on June 15, 1952, at Great Bend. He worked for Petro-log and Tomlinson Oil Company until his retirement in 1989. He had been a Great Bend resident for 60 years, coming from eastern Kansas.
As part of his "Continuing the Tradition" town hall tour, Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced he will host 12 more town hall meetings in April, including one in Russell County on April 21. Through the end of March, he said he had visited and hosted town hall meetings in 36 out of the 69 counties in the First Congressional District. On Thursday, April 21, Huelskamp will be at Meridy's Restaurant, 1220 South Fossil ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Friday, seven Saturday and seven Sunday. At 3:53 p.m. Friday they were dispatched to 1206 Morton St. when a vehicle hit a gas meter in the alley, causing a leak. There was a small grass fire at 812 Patton Road at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 2:23 p.m. Sunday there were some trees on fire in the river, half a mile ...
The Ellinwood City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today. In old business, there will be a public hearing on 106 E. B St., a special purpose vehicle, and the 414 E. 4th demolition bid.
Tyler Charles Armstrong 1993-2011 ARLINGTON - Tyler Charles Armstrong, 17, died April 7, in Reno County. Tyler was born August 5, 1993 at Hoisington, the son of Russell Charles and Carol Elaine (McHenry) Armstrong. He was a junior at Fairfield Middle School and a lifetime Arlington area resident. Tyler was a member of FFA, the tennis team and served as a football team manager. He enjoyed four-wheeling, jet-skiing, camping, sports and video games. He ...
Anthony William Armstrong 1998-2011 ARLINGTON - Anthony William Armstrong, 13, died April 7, in Reno County. Anthony was born March 3, 1998 at Ottawa, Illinois, the son of Russell Charles and Carol Elaine (McHenry) Armstrong. He was a seventh-grader at Fairfield Middle School and a lifetime Arlington area resident. Anthony enjoyed four-wheeling, jet-skiing, camping, sports and video games. Survivors include his parents, Russell and Carol Armstrong, of the home; two sisters, Kaylie Armstrong, Arlington; ...
Barton Community College has announced recipients of Achievement Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. These awards are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office.
Army National Guard Spec. Graham D. Neeland has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Great Bend High School senior, Colby Barton, was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
The League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting at noon on April 12, an the Club at StoneRidge. The program will be provided by Jane Belanger of Heartland Farms who will be discussing climate change. Time will be provided for questions from the floor and discussion. Lunch will be from the menu. The public is invited to attend and participate.
Army National Guard Pvt. Tyler J. Brough has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green, with greeters John Sullivan and Shay Kasselman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Lois Mosiman will celebrate her 85th birthday on April 13 with a surprise card shower. Lois was born on April 13, 1926 in Beatrice, Neb. She has four children, Sheryl File and family of Great Bend, Michael and Crilla Mosiman and family of Great Bend, Rodger Mosiman and Betty Barnes of Tonganoxie, and Lori Graham of Joplin, Mo. Cards may be sent to her at 2314 31st, #9B, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Bill and Louise Besperat of Timken will celebrate their 60th anniversary on April 16, with a card shower.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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