ABBYVILLE - William "Glenn" Flickinger, 90, died May 13 at Mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson. He was born June 12, 1920, in Abbyville, the son of William H. and Laura Warner Flickinger. He was a 1939 graduate of Nickerson High School. He married Mabel J. Disque on May 7, 1961 in Holyrood. She died April 9, 2011. A resident of Abbyville all of his life, he was a farmer, a custom cutter, and a rough neck in the oil fields. He had attended Missionary Church, Hutchinson and was a member of the El Dorado Camping Club.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James will take some turns guarding Derrick Rose in the Eastern Conference finals. So will Dwyane Wade. Mike Bibby, Mario Chalmers and even Chris Bosh in some moments, too.
American Petroleum Institute and Barton County Desk and Derrick Club will have their Annual Scholarship Night, Wednesday, May 18, at The Club of Stoneridge. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and a steak dinner follows at 7:30 p.m.
CLAFLIN - The Summer Reading Program at the Claflin Independent Township Library will start 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. The theme this year is "One World, Many Stories." The director this year is Rachael Stueder.
CONCORDIA - A group of students from Claflin High School toured the human cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College on April 28.
LAWRENCE – Fifth-year students at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy made the transition from student to pharmacist on April 26, when they officially donned their white coats.
HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will hold their 18th annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on Friday, June 17, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., after the All-School Reunion Parade, on Sunday, May 29. Refreshments will be served in the meeting room. The library is located at 108 Main in Claflin.
PRATT - Pratt Community College has selected Kayci Huslilg, from Great Bend, as one of 14 Resident Assistants for 2011-2012.
SHAWNEE, Okla. - Great Bend resident Leslie Rae Wrinkle received a bachelor's degree in nursing during Oklahoma Baptist University's 2011 Spring Commencement on Friday, May 13, in the university's Raley Chapel.
Since Tatiana Kovtoun, M.D. and general surgeon, cares for and treats many women who are facing concerns with breast health, she wants to keep as up-to-date as possible. Her most recent education came at The American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Providing Families Hope, a fundraiser featuring Elisabeth von Trapp, raised more than $70,000 to help Catholic Charities St. Anthony Family Shelter this past Friday night at the Beech Activity Center. Over 275 people attended the event.
The Youth Workers Alliance of Great Bend is hosting an "End of School Year Bash 2011" event today at CrossPoint Church Great Bend. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and all ages are invited. The "End of School Year Bash" will consist of 4 live bands: Brian Brillhart, Jamison, (local band) Echelon, The Lost Colors, and guest speaker Andy Addis. There will be a $5 ticket price at the door and children 10 and under are free.
There have been some twists and turns since Melvin Vink started what would become a fixture in central Kansas 55 years ago. But each of those paths has led to Office Products Inc.'s continued growth with a strong emphasis on customer service, the current owners said.
Six-year old Landon Titsworth smiles from ear to ear as he rides atop his horse, Daisy Duke. It's a crisp Friday morning and the spring session of equine therapy has begun at Rosewood Ranch for children with developmental disabilities.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is holding an art contest to determine the artwork for 10 Cohen Center for Kansas History (CCKH) trivia pamphlets. This contest is open to all students, Barton employees and community members. Multiple entries are accepted.
HUDSON - Harold Jerome Bauer, 85, died April 8, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He died peacefully in the presence of his family.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.