Michael James "Mike" Keenan, 81, died June 6 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Oct. 7, 1930, at Great Bend, he was the son of William Patrick and Flora Belle Ridge (Sargent) Keenan. On Sept. 16, 1951, he married Myrla C. Walter in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a production foreman for Petroleum Management Inc.
NESS CITY - Reita Mae Gabel, 73, passed away on June 6 at the Rhode Island Suites in Ransom. Born July 4, 1938, in Marion she was the daughter of George and Lorena Kuhn Bessel. On July 4, 1956 she married Milton "Stubby" Gabel in Oak Harbor, Mich. They were divorced and he later preceded her in death in May of 2002. She worked as a nurses' aide for many years.
Barton County Sheriff
A Great Bend pet owner was issued citations Wednesday after his dog charged at a police officer.
In only its second year, Human (e)Motion grew 43 percent in participation compared to its inaugural year, according to sponsors.
Members of the Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) will be flying and talking about model airplanes during a free come-and-go event on Saturday. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the MACK flying field, located at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Beginning this week, Grace Community Church is shifting to a new Sunday morning schedule. There will continue to be two morning services. They will now be at 9 and 11:15 a.m. The Sunday School/Adult Bible Fellowship hour will fall in between at 10:15 a.m.
Great Bend's First Presbyterian Church will have a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 24th and Washington.
ELLINWOOD - The Memory Makers scrapbooking group will host a two-day scrapping event beginning today at noon at First Baptist Church, located at 503 A SE 110 Ave. in rural Ellinwood. The event will continue today until midnight and will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday, continuing to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but participants are asked to bring a snack to share, said Pam Hendricks with the church. No reservation is needed.
ELLINWOOD - California Baptist University's singing ensemble Light will be will perform at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, at the First Baptist Church, located at 503 A SE 110 Ave. in rural Ellinwood.
Recently, the Gallop Poll organization came out with its annual morality poll for America. This past weekend, Dr. Richard Land commented on the poll during his Richard Land Live program. I saw some interesting things in both and a need to return to what the Bible has to say.
The First Presbyterian Church will offer a Blessing of the Beasts at 2 p.m. Sunday.
ULYSSES - Mollie Martina Beard, 92, of Ulysses, died June 7, 2012 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses is in charge of arrangements.
Timothy Joseph Miller, 72, died June 7 in Great Bend, following a brief struggle with cancer. He was born Jan. 24, 1940, at El Dorado, the son of Cyril W. "Cy" and Frances Cecelia (Muth) Miller. He was a 1957 graduate of Great Bend High School. He married Marilyn Fern Betts at Great Bend. They later divorced. He married Loretta K. Bradshaw on May 25, 1985, at Eureka Springs, Ark. A Great Bend resident since 1946, living briefly in Texas and Southern California, he was owner and operator of Oilfield Manufacturer's Warehouse, Miller Plastics, Miller Ranch, and Charlie's ...
At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.
HAYS - "The Waters of Kansas - Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.
Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.
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