OLATHE -Dorothy Evelyn (Winter) Dowse passed away Nov. 12. A visitation and celebration of life service will be held at the Claflin United Methodist Church Friday. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. with the service following.
Live entertainment will return to the Barton County Arts Center, with the folk rock group Traveling Broke & Out of Gas performing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Seats are $10 at the door.
The folks at Sterling House extended the invitation and Incredible Years Preschool took them up on it. And now preschool staff members hope they can return with the children every couple of months. "The Sterling House residents were so happy to see the children," said Shari Schneider, Incredible Years director. "They enjoyed the songs and the one-on-one interaction after the performance. "The fringe benefit is that our little ones learn so much from this type ...
Those with cancer or other chronic physical illness may benefit from the sounds of music at the next free interactive televideo (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Local McDonald's Restaurants across Kansas will offer customers a great deal on Thursday, Nov. 14, when McDonald's offers Customer Appreciation Day.
There are a number of events locally to benefit Avah Mills who was born Oct. 18 to Audrey and Davin Mills. Avah was delivered prematurely at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita because of health issues spotted prenatally.
Leilani Schenkel, R.N., knew she wanted to use her extensive professional and personal background to do something that truly mattered. The doors to that something will open after the first of the year.
Barton County Jail Booked Nov. 8 David Towery, Great Bend - Contempt of court Eric Ehster, Hoisington - Serve sentence for Rush County Kenneth Piland, Hoisington - Failure to appear Mercedes Mater, Ellinwood - Failure to appear Daniel Chavez, Great Bend - Serve sentence Michael Loughner, Great Bend - Serve sentence Richard Dean Bates Jr., Macksville - Serve sentence for Stafford County Released Nov. 8 Delora Donovan, Hoisington - Own recognizance Kenneth Piland, Hoisington - ...
Fires A curling iron caught the carpet on fire at 12:37 a.m. Monday at 2536 6th St., Great Bend A field fire in the 300 block of SE 50 Ave. was reported at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Great Bend Police An unknown motorist hit a fence at 620 Hubbard St., it was discovered last Friday morning. An eastbound vehicle with unknown driver collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Tetyana Easley, who was making a left ...
Officers from the Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a silent alarm Monday on Susank, and arrested suspect Nicholas A. Nondorf of Wilson.
Lenora M. "Foots" Matney, 79, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock passed away on Monday afternoon, Nov. 11 at her home in Great Bend. Lenora was born on April 11, 1934 at Boise City, Okla. to Lewis F. and Geneva May (Merwin) Raybern. She spent the earlier part of her life in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, except for the eight years they lived in Pueblo, Colo. Lenora moved to Great Bend from the Texas panhandle in 1967.
LARNED - Leon Shearrer, 72, died Nov. 10, 2013 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1941, in Wagner, Okla., he was the son of David Fred and Edna Witt Shearrer. On June 10, 1962, he married Virginia Swartz at Macksville. She died on June 5, 2006.
OAKLEY - Galyn F. Crossley, 83, died Nov. 2 in Hays. Born June 27, 1930, in Great Bend, he was the son of Arden and Darlene (Baumgartner) Crossley. On June 5, 1955, he married Naomi Ruth Gaskill in Wellington. His banking career began in Hoisington as vice president of a Hoisington bank. In 1972, he was employed at The Farmers State Bank in Oakley, where he served as senior vice president, CEO and then as president.
TOPEKA -Scott "Scotty" Black, 67, died Nov. 11 at home in Topeka. He was born June 13, 1946 at Kanopolis, the son of Gilbert Alan and Audrey LaVaughn (Brown) Black.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?