Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
HOISINGTON - Marlin Ray Hughes, 51, died Dec. 3, in Barton County as the result of a motorcycle accident. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
Pearl Corrine Birzer, 93, died Nov. 28 at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, Wyo. Born April 3, 1919 in Hoisington she was the daughter of Frank and Liva Della (Sharp) Eveleigh. On Aug. 11, 1943 she married Leonard Andrew Birzer in Great Bend. He died on July 29, 1995. A lifetime resident of Barton County, moving to Cody, Wyo. in 2007, she was a bookkeeper for Rice Engineering and retired in 1986 from the Great Bend Job Service Center.
LARNED - The memory of Larned's First Christmas will be celebrated from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the historic Little Red House at 2nd and State Streets.
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LARNED - Come enjoy memories of Christmases past. The Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to a Christmas Open House. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy some holiday cheer and view a stunning display of cameras, vintage cards and photos.
Larned citizens to visit Monday's council meeting
ELLINWOOD -Professional cowboy style poet Nyle Henderson will speak at the upcoming cowboy service at the Calvary Baptist Church, 307 W. A, in Ellinwood. It will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Romeo Crennel stood in the middle of the Kansas City Chiefs' locker room Sunday, the emotion threatening to overcome the good-natured coach.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend briefly lived apart before he killed her and then committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, a friend of the woman said Sunday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Oregon and Kansas State were atop the BCS standings just two weeks ago, each needing two wins for a likely trip to the BCS championship.
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA - In only their fourth football season, the Iowa Western Reivers raised the NJCAA national championship trophy after defeating Butler 27-7 at the UNI Dome on Sunday evening, capping a 12-0 season.
The Depperschmidt family reunion was held on Nov. 24 at the Best Western in Great Bend. The family thanks the Best Western for a safe environment for their family get together. Mandy Huntley of Great Bend and Jennifer Wendel of Holcomb provided the cooking. Mary Depperschmidt of Great Bend and Charles Depperschmidt of LaCrosse made the reunion possible. Joan Fincher of LaCrosse provided transportation.
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LARNED - Thirteen Quilting Bees members met on Feb. 2 in the quilting room at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris.
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As February home openers go Wednesday afternoon couldn't have gone much better for the Barton Community College softball team.
If I were still a practicing ob-gyn and one of my patients said she was not going to vaccinate her child, I might try to persuade her to change her mind. But, if I were unsuccessful, I would respect her decision. I certainly would not lobby the government to pass a law mandating that children be vaccinated even if the children's parents object. Sadly, the recent panic over the outbreak of measles has led many Americans, including some self-styled libertarians, to call for giving government new powers to force all children to be vaccinated.
With Valentine's Day upon us, female readers are again pummeling me with questions on how to woo the modern male.
In information released this week on election filings for the April 7 general election, Michael Urban was incorrectly listed as a candidate for Claflin City Council. He is in fact a candidate for Claflin mayor.
The Central Plains high school musicians are doing a Valentine Tour of area care facilities today. They will present a 25-minute program at each of the following locations: Plum Creek Plaza, Holyrood, 9:30 a.m.; Country Place Living, Hoisington, 10:30 a.m.; River Bend, Great Bend, 11:45 a.m.; Sterling House, Great Bend, 1 p.m.; Cherry Village, Great Bend, 1:45 p.m.