ELLINWOOD - LaDonna Marie Hatcher, 80, died Jan. 30 at Country Living in Ellinwood. She was born Jan. 19, 1933, at Florence, the daughter of Willis Lange and Marie Seibel. On July 7, 1957, she married John R. Hatcher at Ellinwood. A longtime Ellinwood resident, she was a bookkeeper at P.S.B. until retiring in 1985.
PRATT - Norma G. Kramer, 81, died Jan. 30 at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. Born Nov. 15, 1932, in Drumright, Okla., she was the daughter of Myrle E. and Josephine V. (Groves) Sipe. On Nov. 5, 1950, she married Eugene 'Gene' N. Kramer in Pratt. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2003. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling and golf at Green Valley Golf Course.
INMAN - Mary M. Wells, 80, passed away on Jan. 29 at Heartland Haven in rural Inman. Born on July 15, 1932, in rural Deer Creek, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Hope Nallore (Webster) and William Henry Currier. She attended and graduated from Deer Creek High School in Deer Creek, Okla. On Dec. 24, 1950, she was united in marriage to Robert Howard Wells in Rural Grant County, Okla. He died on May 14, 2003. Margaret was a homemaker, a secretary for the Logan school system, bookkeeper for Carpenter Manor in Smith Center and Rush County Nursing ...
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1209 Williams. On the agenda is a presentation by Barton Community College Trustee Mike Johnson and President Carl Heilman, a Convention Center update, a public hearing on creating a Community Improvement District for Golden Belt Cinema 6, an ordinance exempting certain the Fuller Industries property from ad valorem taxation, township fire contracts and an economic development report from Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Sandra and I went to Kansas City to see the play "Billy Elliot" over the past week-end. It was terrific! That 12-year-old kid is so talented and artistically mature. If you have a chance to see it-- go for it!
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Moday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the recognition of numerous county employees, a grant to enhance the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook a Health Advisory Board appointment and a renewal of the county's membership in the Kansas Association of Counties.
The baseball season is in full swing with the game's beloved sounds filling the air: the crack of the bat, roar of the crowd, clicking of knitting needles, and groans when an error is made, requiring several rows of yarn to be ripped out.
I'm worried about my country. I'm worried about a country that cares more about how much air was in a football than they do about the leader of the U.S. Senate lying about Mitt Romney on the Senate floor. Harry Reid said he had "inside information" that Mr. Romney had not been paying his taxes. Turned out to be a lie but Reid only shrugged and offered, "Romney didn't win did he?"