Barton Community College has announced recipients of Excellence Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. To qualify for an Excellence Award, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 and be enrolled full time at Barton. These awards are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, are recipients of the scholarships:
Faith Community Church will be hosting a series of special ministry meetings at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Guest speakers are Dr. Stephen List and David Steinert. Stephen List is the Founder and President of International Support Ministries. He was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1941.
In 1974, Martin J. Casey, an Irish immigrant, had a vision for health and wellness in the Barton County area. Now, 37 years later, this vision remains a vital reality.
Mildred Oleta Elliott, 94, died March 24, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 5, 1917 in Medford, Okla., she was the daughter of John Wesley and Lillie Belle (Wykes) Wisehart. On June 12, 1932 she married Harry W. Elliott in Hays. He died Dec. 24, 1997. A Great Bend resident since 1938, coming from Ransom, she was a secretary for the Barton County Courthouse and the County Superintendent of Schools.
Barbara Kay Clark, 70, died March 23 at her home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 17, 1940 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Howard and Betty (Alderson) Bangerter. On May 12, 1964 she married Joseph A. Clark in Colorado Springs, Colo. He died in 1997. A Great Bend resident for four years, coming from Wichita, she was a retired self-employed accountant.
PHILLIPSBURG - Tamera Lynn Wagner, 38, of Phillipsburg died Tuesday, March 22 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
FORT MCCOY,FLA. - Mr. Leroy "Bill" Maddox, 83, of Ft. McCoy, Fla., passed away on March 19, at his son's home in Williston, FlA. He was born in Laurel, Miss. and moved to Ft. McCoy, Fla. in 1979 from Miami, Fla., where he retired following 32 years of service as a supervisor for Southern Bell Telephone. Bill loved fishing and hunting, loved gardening and traveling and loved tinkering around his home.
There are many "untold stories" about Great Bend Army Air Field during its brief, but very active, existence during World War II. One of those stories involves six young women, assigned to air base as WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BYU and Florida have set an NCAA tournament single-game record with 71 3-point attempts, breaking the mark of 70 set by Drake and Western Kentucky in 2008.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The legend of Kemba Walker is growing bigger with each postseason feat for the Connecticut Huskies, who are on the brink of another trip to the Final Four.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Publicity for upcoming movies starring Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Mighty Thor got me started thinking about the cover prices of the comic books from which such heroes sprang.
Charles Clements, 69, appeared in this space not long ago in a report on his having deliberately shot to death a 23-year-old neighbor whose fox terrier had answered a call of nature on the perfectly manicured lawn of the reportedly obsessive Clements.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Airport Airplane/Classic Car display will be from 1:30-3:30 on Sunday. An original P-51B Mustang will perform a flyby, weather permitting, during the event.
They're going to have to get used to it.
Last week President Obama admitted that his administration has not worked out a strategy on how to deal with the emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a dominant force in the Middle East. However, as ISIS continues its march through Syria and Iraq, many in the US administration believe it is, in the words of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a threat "beyond anything we have ever seen."
TOPEKA – "Byways of Kansas" is the title of a new travel guide from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Kansas Department of Transportation. Kansas boasts 11 scenic and historic byways – including two national scenic byways, including the area's own Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway – that offer travelers the opportunity to get away from the more heavily-traveled highways and experience Kansas landscapes, history, attractions, culture, entertainment, and hospitality.