ELLINWOOD - Ruth Lorraine Duncan, 97, died Sept. 27 in Irvine, Calif. Born Dec. 18, 1912, in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of DeWitt and Florence M. Johnson. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Long Beach Junior College in Long Beach, Calif. On June 12, 1937, she married Charles Duncan Jr. in Long Beach, Calif. He died Nov. 18, 2005. Formerly of Ellinwood, Dartmouth, Great Bend, Long Beach, Calif., and Indian Wells, Calif., she was a homemaker and piano teacher. She was a violinist with the Desert Symphony Orchestra.
ELLINWOOD - John Calvin Voth, 83, died Sept. 30 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. Born Nov. 11, 1926, in Ellinwood, he was the son of J. Milo and Esther Schermuly Voth. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, he was self-employed as an upholsterer and shoe repairman in Ellinwood. On July 17, 1946, he married Eileen Ecker in Marion.
PRATT - Timothy Wayne Mix, 44, died Oct. 1 at his home in Pratt. He was born Oct. 28, 1965, in Kinsley, the son of Larry and Carolyn Thomas Mix. He was a 1984 graduate of St. John High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Schenectady stationed in San Diego, Calif. More recently he was head cook for Great Western Dining at Pratt Community College.
The City of Great Bend public water supply system violated a drinking water microbiological standard for total coliforms in its distribution system during September 2010, said Donald Craig, director of public works. Although this is not an emergency, you as customers have a right to know what happened and what is being done to correct the situation.
The following meals will be served Oct. 4 through Oct. 8. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Tuesday, Oct. 5
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
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API will meet on Oct. 13 The Club at Stoneridge. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m.. followed by the meeting. Guest speaker will be Mr. Russell Opfer.
Lillian Hoffhaus will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 3 p.m. today with a reception at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street. Hosts for the event will be her daughter Karen Cartlidge and husband Mike of Yukon, Okla., grandchildren John and Kayla Cartlidge of Winfield, Jennifer Cartlidge of Overland Park and Matthew and Stacia Cartlidge of Lincoln, Neb.; great-granddaughters Aubrey and Alivia Cartlidge of Winfield; and nephew Dr. Steven Walts of Manassas, Va.
Craig and Mary Thurman announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Thurman, to Brent Taylor, son of Daryl and Jan Taylor. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jim Thurman of Great Bend and Bud and Betty Thompson of North Platte, Neb. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mona Smith of Alliance, Neb.
Wayne and Karen Habiger of Bushton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Habiger, to John Montgomery, son of Dan and Kristi Montgomery of Lees Summit, Mo. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Fred and Kate Feist of Ellinwood and Anna Lee Habiger of Bushton and the late Jerome Habiger. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Jack and Barbara Welch of Blue Springs, Mo. and Francis and Elsie Montgomery of St. Louis, Mo.
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."