Ellinwood - Mae Malissia Sanders, 86, passed away at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington on Jan. 6, 2016. She was born in Alexandria, LA on Aug. 23, 1929 to Nicholas & Minnie Bennett. She married Leon Sanders in Clovis, NM on Nov. 17, 1951.
The Great Bend Fire Department has been receiving reports about people getting phone calls from someone claiming to be a Great Bend firefighter and asking for a donation. "This is a scam," said Fire Chief Mike Napolitano.
Ellen I. Baldwin, 79, died Jan. 7, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 28, 1936, in Wauneta, Neb., she was the daughter of Jay C. and Olive (Michelson) Hays. She married Harold J. Wiesner. She later married Kent Baldwin on April 9, 1983, in Ellis. He survives. A Great Bend resident since 1967, coming from Ellis, she was a secretary for Dr. Kutina and a clerk at Dillon's. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Rose Health Center, and the Bloodmobile, as well as golfing and flower gardening.
Prosecutions are like snowflakes, no two the same. Sometimes, you have a low-profile drunken-driving case where the defendant is a first-time offender, the district attorney is willing to offer a plea deal, and no one except the parties involved will ever know about it.