A 23-year-old male who reported being battered and kidnapped later told officials he made the whole thing up.
A hit-and-run injury accident occurred at 12th and Williams St. at 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The man allegedly driving the vehicle that left the scene was southbound on Williams St. and ran a stop sign, striking a vehicle driven by Loretta K. Miller. He then left the area and parked at 1105 Morton St., then left on foot. The car was located at 9:26 a.m. Brass knuckles were found in the car and booked as evidence.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. on Dec. 3 at a used car lot located at 205 10th St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said four Duru brand tires, size 235/35/20, and four Vizzo 20-inch wheels were stolen from a vehicle parked in the lot. Loss was $1,520.
Barton Community College Phi Theta Kappa members Michelle Klepper of Ellinwood and Jeff Pike of Great Bend helped load and deliver more than 1,000 items collected for the Family Crisis Center of Great Bend last Tuesday, Dec. 11, as part of the Family Crisis Christmas Drive. Phi Theta Kappa is an academic honor society that places on an emphasis on community service and involvement.
HOISINGTON - Delbert Lee Wagner, 60, died Dec. 18, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1952 at Ft. McClellan, Ala., the son of Waldine L. and Verne E. (Hamilton) Wagner
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main, will host a steak and shrimp dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. The cost is $9 for shrimp, $13 for steak and $16 for steak and shrimp combo dinner with all of the trimmings. All proceeds fund the council's charitable activities.
Ellinwood Police Department November monthly report
Sinh Thi Nguyen, 93, died Dec. 17 at home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 2, 1919 at Hanoi, Vietnam, she was a daughter to mother Chuc Nguyen. In 1937, she married Lam V. Tran in Hanoi, where she was a homemaker. He died in 1962. She came to the United States after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam in 1975, and she became a resident of Great Bend. She was of the Buddhist Faith.
SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Ruth W. Wynn, 87, died Dec. 15 at Mennonite Friendship Manor in South Hutchison. Born May 31, 1925 in Chase, she was the daughter of Fred Leslie and Sara Maude Elliot Willard. In 1943, she graduated from Labette county Community High School in Altamont. On Dec. 18, 1977, she married Phillip G. Wynn Jr., in Sterling. He died on Oct. 28, 2012. Formerly of Great Bend and Ellinwood, with winters spent in McAllen, Texas, she was a receptionist at Sterling Drilling Company for 14 years.
CHICAGO, Ill. - Imogene (Meadows) Werner, 72, formerly of Great Bend and Ellinwood, died Dec. 11 at her home in Chicago, Ill. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home.
rances Victoria Fox, 95, died Dec.18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1917 at Great Bend, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Nannie Silvey (Wilson) Younkin.
STAFFORD - Virginia Hope Sell, 78, died Dec. 17, 2012 in Pratt County. Born Sept. 1, 1934 at Richfield, she was the daughter of Arcy and Myrtle Heggy Krey. She was the owner of Ginny's Beauty Shop and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Stafford. She volunteered for several organizations in Stafford. On May 23, 1956 she married Darwin Sell at Stafford County. He died June 30, 2005.
Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club traveled to Pratt on Saturday to compete against other western Kansas teams. The kids battled all day long at the Sub-Districts tournament and finished 3rd place out of 23 teams.
Ahmad Walker established himself as one of the top players in the Jayhawk West during a terrific sophomore season. The coaches in the conference felt he was the best, selecting the Barton Community College guard as the Most Valuable Player in the conference this season.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Cooking With Gloria" from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. During this class, Gloria Hernandez, will be teaching how to prepare a few healthy dishes for your family. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A pair of standout seasons ended with a second team All Jayhawk West selection for Phikala Anthony. The Memphis sophomore just missed a first team selection as the highest vote total on the second team. She was the lone Barton Community College Cougars to earn recognition.
An internet video depicting two Great Bend High School students fighting in the lunch room has been featured on several websites over the weekend, prompting readers to contact the Great Bend Tribune with questions concerning the safety of students at the school.