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Two people from Bazine were taken to the Ness County Hospital on Wednesday after a car struck another car making a U-turn on K-96, half a mile west of Bazine in Ness County.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about Christmas-day burglaries that occurred in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings reports that between 1 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 25, vehicles parked in the apartment complex at 717 Coolidge St. were burglarized. Items taken included an Alpine stereo; a Springfield 9 mm handgun with two magazines, holster, pouch and ammunition; a Blade Scout remote control helicopter; a Python keyless entry system; cigarettes; hand tools; and cash. Loss exceeded $3,100.
Austin Thoey Allaman, obstruct legal process, $361
The New Year sessions of exercise classes offered by the Great Bend Recreation Commission got under way Wednesday, but it's not too late to enroll, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said.
Mark your calendars for April 28. That is when an important event that will finally put a highly visible connection between the City of Great Bend and the modest engineering genius whose invention more than 50 years ago changed the world.
Tuesday, Jan. 3
LARNED - The Jordaan Memorial Library received a gift from the Ruth Eggleston Trust Fund at Christmas time.
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LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
ST. JOHN - Leonard O. Getty, 59, died Jan. 4, 2012, at St. John. Service is pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.
HOISINGTON - Bonnie Lou Deitsch, 69, died Jan. 3, 2012, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Feb. 7, 1942, in Wilsonville, Neb., she was the daughter of Earl and Evelyn (Martin) Kinne, the second of 11 children. On April 7, 1980, she married Lloyd Deitsch Jr. in Beaver City, Neb. A resident of Hoisington since 2003, coming from Great Bend, she was a homemaker, and a CNA, working at various hospitals and nursing homes, and a child provider for the state of Nebraska. She loved to quilt, specializing in baby blankets.
OMAHA, NEB. - Margaret Dollard Tilton, 89, died Jan. 3, 2012, at St. Joseph Villa in Omaha, Neb. Arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
Robert "Bob" Shanks, 69, died Jan. 3, 2012, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. He was born Aug. 7, 1942, at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Robert and Constance Isabelle (Gaunt) Caraway. He married Lorraine Andrasek July 21, 1962, at Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a truck driver, carpenter and meat cutter.
ROZEL - Grace Olive Grandy, 90, passed away Jan. 2, 2012, at the Country Place Living Center, Larned. She was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Rozel, the daughter of Louie and Ora Renfro Pfenninger. A lifetime area resident; she was a homemaker. Her family and church were first and foremost in her life.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Historical Society is hosting a Cemetery Tour at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. The tour will take place at the Ellinwood Lakin Comanche Cemetery, north side entrance.
There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.