It doesn't take long before new Great Bend area residents hear the name "Tim Miller." Miller (1940-2012) was one of the area's greatest businessmen and philanthropists, and his large company Tim Miller Enterprises was honored with the 2011 Business of the Year Award by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Virgil Gene Maser, 80, died July 28 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born May 1, 1933 in Bazine, he was the son of Fred and Hannah (Apple) Maser. On May 16, 1952 he married Linda Croft in New Mexico. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1958, coming from Hutchinson, he was a farmer and previously managed the Senate Hotel. He had also owned and operated Virgos Café, Granny's Kitchen, Star Lite Supper Club and Jayhawk Cafe.
BARTON COUNTY - "We have gone from completely dry to having the prospects of an excellent waterfowl season this fall," said Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area manager Karl Grover in a press relrease from the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism. "Recent rains have provided run off in the Dry Creek and Wet Walnut Creek drainages, which we have been able to divert to the wildlife area."
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Daniel W. Cates, 47, of Blue Springs, Mo., and a native of Great Bend, passed away on Monday morning, Aug. 5, 2013, at Indian Meadows Healthcare Center in Overland Park after a lengthy illness.
On Oct. 9, the Rice County Historical Society has a Day Trip planned to Manhattan. The sites to be visited include the Flint Hills Discovery Center, the Riley County Historical Society, and/or the Marianna Beach Museum of Art. Lunch will be on your own, in or near the Manhattan Town Center. If you prefer you may shop at Center during the lunch hour. Cost of the trip is $75 per person. There is limited seating on the bus which will depart at 7 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Call 620-257-3941 for more details or to reserve ...