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Sylvester F. "Sonny" Urban 1930 - 2013

LIEBENTHAL - Sylvester F. "Sonny" Urban, 82, died Jan. 23 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Aug. 7, 1930, in rural Rush County, he was the son of Stephen S. and Paulina (Dater) Urban. In 1949 he graduated from Schoenchen High School. On June 2, 1956, he married Dorothy Ann Herrman at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Liebenthal. She preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1978. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was the owner and operator of Sonny's Tavern in Liebenthal, until his retirement.

January 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michelle Dunn-Heggemeier 1973 - 2013

HOISINGTON - Michelle Dunn-Heggemeier, 39, died Jan. 22 at her home in Hoisington. Born March 28, 1973, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Jack T. and Janet Kay (Mullen) Dunn Jr. On Dec. 1, 1996 she married Danny Chapman in Great Bend. On Oct. 9, 2010, she married Justin Eugene Heggemeier in Great Bend. He died on Jan. 22, 2013. A longtime resident of Great Bend, she was a former manager for Burger King, general manager of the Flyover Cafe in Susank and was a Mary Kay salesperson. She enjoyed raising an assortment of pets and farm animals.

January 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marylyn Ann Scheuerman 1931 - 2013

WICHITA - Marylyn Ann Scheuerman, 81, passed away on Jan. 21 in Wichita. Born Oct. 4, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harry and Rose Mausolf. In March 1950 she met and married Elmer Scheuerman. She was employed in medical insurance billing for various doctors in Wichita. She later became a volunteer with Victory In The Valley.

January 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Huelskamp adds BCC stop to town hall list

DODGE CITY - In addition to the six town halls previously announced for the week of Jan. 28, Congressman Tim Huelskamp will also host a town hall meeting in Barton County on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The one-hour meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building at Barton Community College.

January 24, 2013 | | Local News


BCC parking lot bids on Monday's agenda

Replacing three parking lots at Barton Community College will cost more than half a million dollars, and awarding the bid for that project is on the agenda for the next BCC Board of Trustees meeting. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building on the campus.

January 24, 2013 | | Local News


​Free radon program planned

"Update on Radon" is the title of the next Stop 'N Learn session, set for noon on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Great Bend Activity Center. This free one-hour program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission and will be presented by Brian Hansen, K-State Research and Extension Specialist.

January 24, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Great Bend library showing movies for all ages on Feb. 1

Great Bend Public Library will have more free movies and popcorn on Friday, Feb. 1, marketing director Jennifer King said.

January 24, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Evangelist coming to Cornerstone Fellowship

Todd Bailey, an evangelist from Fort Collins, Colo., will minister at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 1609 24th St., Great Bend at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

January 24, 2013 | | Religion


First Baptist Church offers King program

The First Baptist Church at 1109 Heizer St. in Great Bend will present a program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

January 24, 2013 | | Religion


America allowing politics to trump God, religion

When the last election results became final, I began mourning for this nation. It is no longer the America that I grew up in back in the '40s, '50s and early '60s. We have abandoned God. No, we have driven Him out of our nation and its culture.

January 24, 2013 | Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark | Religion


Conference offered in English and Spanish

Surrendered Family Ministries will host the 7th Annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Heritage Room of the Highland Hotel, 3017 West 10th St. It will start at 9 a.m. and end around 4 p.m., with a lunch break being taken. Hearts Aflame in Spanish will be that evening at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

January 24, 2013 | | Religion


King UMC serving ham & beans Friday

King United Methodist Church will hold its annual Ham & Bean Soup Supper from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the church, located at 16th and Odell St. in Great Bend. Carryout will be available at this benefit supper.

January 24, 2013 | | Religion


Prices to speak at Pawnee Rock

PAWNEE ROCK -- The Pawnee Rock Christian Church, 523 Centre St., will host special speakers this Sunday during the 10:30 service, and will have a carry-in dinner following the service. Clint Price and his new wife Evelyn will share their ministry of love that defeats all devils.

January 24, 2013 | | Religion


Emergency Planning Committee to meet Monday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2013, Regional Mitigation Plans, and a presentation on Public Assistance at the Local Level by Steve Harsha, public assistance officer for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.

January 24, 2013 | | News


HMS boys basketball recap

HOISINGTON - The HMS boys basketball team completed a very successful season by claiming the MCAA League championships in both the A and C divisions. The B team finished second in their division. The HMS teams boasted a combined record of 32-8 on the year with the A team going 12-2, B team 12-2 and the C team 8-4.

January 24, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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HCC honor students listed

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Fall 2014 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,317 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 663 achieving the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend Area Panhellenic

The Great Bend Area Panhellenic is a local organization for alumni of the Greek sororities belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference. One objective of the group is to promote interfraternity, friendship and collaboration among Greek alumni. If anyone has recently moved to Great Bend and would like to be included on the email list, send your email address to tinahiss@cox.net. Current members are reminded to send any updated information to receive electronic mailings.

February 15, 2015 | | Club News


Great Bend High School Bowling reults

On Thursday, the Great Bend Panthers hosted a triangular with Liberal and Holcomb. In girls action the Lady Panthers dominated the day by winning ten of the 11 WAC points possible. Senior Addie Soukup was the high bowler for the Lady Panthers as she rolled a top series of 562. Sophomore McKenzy Black finished in 3rd place as she rolled a series of 504. In junior varsity action the Lady Panthers made it a clean sweep as they swept the medal count. Junior Alex Snyder earned 1st place honors by rolling a 522 series. Junior Hanna Pfeifer claimed the silver ...

February 15, 2015 | | Local Sports


No eggs for breakfast?

The egg is in hot water again thanks to recent reports of high cholesterol levels in the U.S. population. With this linkage between high serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD), these studies and others have led people to believe CHD is the fault of "those dirty rotten eggs."

February 15, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Ellinwood High School was the place to be this past Sunday! Many people came out to enjoy dinner sponsored by the EHS band, and then ventured on over to the library to see the Smithsonian Exhibit. Dr. Michael Zogry, from Kansas University was our featured speaker. His topic was "Faith and Basketball", and he discussed Dr. James Naismith's connection with basketball and religion.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


The Swimsuit Issue

Ah, the middle of February. We all know what that means: Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue has arrived.

February 15, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Parent/teacher conferences reminder

The staff of Great Bend Middle School invites parents to Parent/Teacher Conferences on from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 24, and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26th. Call the office at (620) 793-1510 to schedule a conference time.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


Living in Obama World

Barack Obama is living in his own dream world.

February 15, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The diet of Lent

Dear Editor,

February 15, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Be My Veto-tine

February 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


K-State Research and Extension offering Family and Youth Events

K-State Research and Extension is offering family and youth events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.

February 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Extension Programs Focus on Health and Wellness

It is fairly common that my educational programs and workshops emphasize a common theme of health and wellness. The annual Walk Kansas program is just around the corner, so it is time to start rounding up your team members for that successful program. Packets are ready for team captains to pick up at our office and the Great Bend Recreation Commission. I also plan to deliver some packets to the recreation commissions in Hoisington and Ellinwood.

February 15, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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