CHASE - Shirley Evelyn Sutton Schmidt, 91, died June 26 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Oct. 10, 1919, in Hudson, she was the daughter of Lesley Edmon and Mettie Derr Sutton. On July 6, 1938, she married Edward "Ed" Carl Schmidt in Great Bend. He died on Nov. 7, 2001. A resident of Chase since 1938, formerly of Great Bend, she was a retired cook at the Rice ...
Gerald "Jerry" Wagnon, 67, died June 12 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1943, at Joplin, Mo., the son of Dean and Leona (Beatty) Dugan. He married Wanda Halling on Feb. 14, 1981, at Dundee. He worked for Reiter Chevrolet, Standish Motors and Jeff O'Neill Ford as a car salesman. Mr. Wagnon was a lifetime Great Bend resident. Jerry enjoyed reading, computers, and spending time ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Friday, seven Saturday and seven Sunday. At 6:10 p.m. Friday, units responded to a structure fire at 3400 Lakin Ave. (See story under "Area Briefs.") At 1:06 a.m. Saturday they responded to an automatic alarm at the High Rise apartments, where they found that water leaking through the ceiling on the first floor had activated the alarm. <p ...
Two injury accidents reported Great Bend police investigated two injury accidents Saturday afternoon. Preliminary reports show a vehicle driven by James Wadsworth was westbound on 10th St. at 2 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Maria Rodriguez, who was turning onto 10th from a private drive. Wadsworth was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital with minor injuries. A vehicle driven by Chad Elliott was ...
ST. JOHN - The St. John Sunday Jam, an open jam session for area music lovers, is on summer break and will not be meeting this Sunday. The event, which used to be called Radium City Limits until the venue changed, meets on the first Sunday of every month, October through June, in a building located in the St. John town square. For more information call Ron Clark, 620-639-1222.
TOPEKA – SRS Secretary Rob Siedlecki announced Monday that low income Kansans will have a little extra help paying their high utility bills this summer thanks to the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.
ELLINWOOD - According to the Ellinwood Rotary Club, there is still time to enter the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade, which will be Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m.
LARNED - The Larned USD 495 heard reports from building supervisors in a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes.
Larned Police Dept. Friday, June 24 Officers investigated a vehicle theft in the 1400 block of State at 12:24 a.m. A suspicious subject was reported at Main and 12th at 1:23 a.m. Thursday, June 23 An animal control officer responded to 4th and Morris at 7:03 a.m. Officers assisted with an emergency committal in the 1800 block of Broadway at 10:10 a.m. An animal control officer responded to the 800 block of Sante Fe at ...
Pawnee Commission to meet LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pawnee County Courthouse. 10 a.m. - Don Gaeddert, Larned city manager; Lane Massey, incoming Larned city manager; Bob Pivonk, Larned mayor. 10:30 a.m. - Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway admiministrator, updates. 11 a.m. - Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified, 2012 budget 12:30 p.m. - Piper Jaffray banking presentation. 1:30 p.m. - UMB banking presentation. 2:45 p.m. - Rod ...
Great Bend Regional Hospital sponsored Human (e)Motion on Saturday, June 18th. One-hundred and twenty athletes and 45 volunteers enjoyed a perfect Kansas summer day participating in different running, biking, and walking events. All proceeds went to the Great Bend Family Crisis Center.
Non-Point Source Pollution Management funding is available for individuals who are suffering with a failed septic system, or needing to plug an abandoned water well. Sign-up will be until July 31.
One of the dangers of writing a weekly column for the Sunday paper is the chance that from the time it's submitted until you read it, things can change, especially when you are dealing with weather and farming. As I write this column, we avoided some very nasty weather in the area and really only had to deal with some very strong winds. Wheat harvest is proceeding rapidly with good test weights and adequate ...
Helen Hickel, fail to yield, court costs $55.50
KOC to hold breakfast buffet
ELLINWOOD -"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. When waves of beings who only look human overrun the earth, the Earth's last survivors have scattered to stay alive. When Cassie meets Evan Walker, he may be her only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But can she trust a stranger in this dangerous world?
Those who donated money and time, and played in the golf tournament collaborated to raise more than $45,000 for local cancer patients. The recent St. Rose Auction & Golf Classic proceeds will benefit the Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
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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