NESS CITY - Rosalinda C. Gaschler, 89, passed away April 21, at the Hays Medical Center. Born on Jan. 3, 1924 in Ness County, she was the daughter of John and Anna Mary Haas Wasinger. On Aug. 19, 1946 she married Carl Gaschler in Ness City. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1984. She worked with her husband at Gaschler Jewelry.
ELLINWOOD - "Finding the Pearl" by Thuan Tammy Fadler with Carol McAdoo Rehme. This memoir describes how a young immigrant from Vietnam found success in America, and rose to the top of her profession. The book was co-written by Carol McAdoo Rehme, of the Ellinwood Rehme family.
A series of public meetings for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled for three area communities. Quivira has completed a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan for public review. The goal of the Plan, or CCP, is to provide guidance and management direction for all Refuge programs for the next 15 years. It includes a vision statement and supporting goals, objectives, and strategies.
HOISINGTON - At a special meeting on Friday, the USD 431 Board of Education accepted the retirement resignation of Becky Andereck effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Great Bend firefighters made nine ambulance runs Friday, three Saturday and three Sunday. At 6:06 p.m. Friday they performed a carbon monoxide check at 2200 Franklin St. At 7:26 a.m. Saturday they responded to 1513 Broadway Ave. for an arcing transformer.
Faculty contracts and bids for a new dormitory are on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board is also expected to approve a resolution that will combine financing for the new dorm with refinancing debt on the 1999 debt for construction of the Cottonwood Hall dormitory.
Fire interrupted the service Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The congregation was signing "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us" when the Rev. Jeff Slater heard a noise. He thought it might be feedback coming through the new sound system, but church member Leroy Hensley stepped out of the sanctuary to check. It was coming from smoke alarms. Slater said two acolytes lit the church candles a few minutes earlier and placed the candle lighters ...
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust elected Roger Marshall, M.D. to the role of Vice Chairman in January of 2013. Dr Marshall has served on the board for thirteen years, in various capacities and leadership positions of committees associated with Farmers Bank & Trust.
Dylan J. Dreiling of Lawrence has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
David and Theresa Leiker of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Leiker to Richard Jarvis, son of Wayne and Susan Jarvis of Baldwin City.
Brad and Rickee Maddox will celebrate their 40th anniversary on April 21. The couple was married on April 21, 1973 in a meadow at the Crane Farm in rural Geneseo. Their children are Benn Maddox and wife Shanna of Great Bend and the late Richard Maddox. They have two grandchildren, Gavynn Richard and Mylee Rae.
Four Sterling College art and design seniors will display their final body of work at the senior art exhibition which opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th. The exhibit titled "Unearthed" will be on display in the Art and Media Center gallery located at the corner of 8th and Washington through May 15.
Jake and Peggy Stremel will celebrate their 57th anniversary on April 21 with a family dinner followed by a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center. Hosts for the event will be their children, Susan and George Read and Lisa and Greg Richmeier. Friends and family are invited to join the family at the reception and bring a wedding picture (or a photocopy) to add to a display.
Alice (Harbert) Murphey will celebrate her 70th birthday this month with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 410 N. Fritz St., Ellinwood, KS 67526.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on April 23 at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Items on the agenda include 2013-2014 School Calendar, approval of paper bids, approval of licensed personnel resignations and licensed personnel appointments; and act on resolution to nonrenew contract on a nontenured teacher. Eisenhower Elementary School Principal, Tina Reiser, and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at the school.
NEW YORK - Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.
WaKEENEY - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team rolled to a Class 3-1A regional championship on Friday evening at a tournament hosted by Trego Community.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn't sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.
The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order by President Charles Wonsetler May 1, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.
ROZEL - Pawnee Heights students and teachers dazzled the audience with pictures and graphics during the school's second annual Academic Fair and Open House.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Joyce Fae Nye, 86, joined her family in heaven on March 5, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Born in Oakley, she was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Verner Fechner and Thelma Irene Walker Fechner. Joyce loved to read and as a child spent many hours rocking a cradle with her foot while losing herself in the pages of her favorite books. She met her future husband, Harold R. Nye, ...
With the recent events that occurred in Boston during the marathon and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, Great Bend Regional Hospital wanted to show its support for the individuals who may have been impacted by these events. Chief Human Resources Officer Robert Bilak joined the organization six months ago from JetBlue Airways in New York, N.Y. Boston, Logan International Airport is one of their main bases with an employee population that is one ...
With the Carson & Barnes Circus coming to Great Bend in just a few weeks, Poppa D Clown rode into Great Bend on Wednesday with his magic box full of humorous tricks and a comedy routine that kept area children bursting with anticipation and laughter. Wednesday's entertainment provided children a glimpse of what they will see under the Big Top when the Carson & Barnes Circus comes to town on May 16 at the Great ...
Editor's Note: A 1967 Corvette once owned by singer Roy Orbison is now part of the collection at Hendrick Motorsports, owned Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame. For a time, that storied automobile was owned by Robert "Bob" Martin of Great Bend, the former owner of Christmas Fantasy Village. Martin died on April 9. The story of his Corvette was recently reported by The BLOCK.com. An abridged version of that story appears below.
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