VALLEY CENTER - Lucille P. Hester, 84, died Nov. 9 at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of William Glenn and Nellie B. (Westover) Gruber. On April 18, 1946, she married Raymond J. Hester in Hoisington. He died Dec. 20, 1985. A resident of Valley Center since 1958, moving from Hoisington, she was a retired cook for USD #262 in Valley Center.
ELLINWOOD - Mary Eileen McQuade, 87, died Nov. 9 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. She was born July 10, 1923, at Frontenac, the daughter of Joseph Charles and Anne Virginia Kelly Lavery. She had been an Ellinwood resident since 1958. She married Peter John McQuade on Feb. 19, 1945, at Frontenac. He died Oct. 31, 2003. She was a homemaker and worked at a munitions plant in southeast Kansas during World War II. She was a secretary for Mount Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg and for Kan/Colo Credit Union in Ellinwood.
Barton Community College early childhood education students will lead activities for children participating in the observance of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week Nov. 16 at the Great Bend Public Library.
Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau will have an All You Can Eat Pancakes/Sausage Fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the college's Technical Building CNH Lab, T-186.
HOISINGTON - Dr. Dan Witt's nature photography is featured in the 2010 winter issue of Kansas Magazine and on the 2011 Kansas calendar. Dr. Witt resides in Hoisington and has provided the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway with numerous photos.
The Pawnee County Humane Society, Inc., will be breaking ground on their new animal shelter at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the shelter site location at the corner of West 8th Street and Highway 264. Representatives from the city of Larned, Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility and the Pawnee county Humane Society, Inc. Board of Directors will be present. Refreshments will be served.
Jonne Wegley joined the Army in 2009, but during basic training was distracted by troubles at home (a brother severely injured; his girlfriend aborting their child and two-timing him) and wanted out.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus has been on the Oakland Athletics' radar for a while now. They like his near-perfect defense, baserunning and consistent bat.