SALINA - Darlene C. Wilhelm-Shuey, 72 of Salina passed away Nov. 18, 2011.
LAWRENCE - Andrew Rodgman, 26, of Lawrence died Nov. 16, 2011.
GREAT BEND - Gladys L. Cripe, 86, died November 17, 2011 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - Joseph Henry Kimpler, III, of Libertyville, Ill., left this earth and took the fast track to heaven on Nov. 12, in Great Bend. He was celebrating the 20th annual family pheasant hunting trip when he suffered a fatal heart attack. There he was reunited with beloved wife, Margaret, and Jesus Christ, his Savior. "Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from god, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands" (2 Corinthians 5:1).
WILSON - Alice Elizabeth (Zeman) Homeier passed away Nov. 18, 2011.
Barton Community College faculty have some added capabilities thanks to the generosity of those who support the college's annual sporting clay shoot in April, which raised nearly $10,000.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Bedlam will still be a huge deal for Oklahoma State.
Baleigh Fry of Great Bend took home top honors from two recent events for music students.
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main, will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday through Friday.
GARDEN CITY - Jaron Zamarripa, formerly of Great Bend, has joined the professional staff of Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, a certified public accountant firm in Garden City.
Wendy Prosser, sales/field appraiser in the Barton County appraiser's office, was recently awarded the professional designation of RMA (Registered Mass Appraiser). This designation is awarded to those individuals who have successfully completed at least 180 hours of tested course work, have at least three years (6,000 hours) of mass appraisal experience and successfully tested a four-hour residential and a four-hour commercial case study exam.
Patients who check in at their doctors' offices on Dec. 1 will be in on the ground floor of a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The program is the second of a three-part initiative that will result in electronic health records for each patient.
Great Bend Internists and St. Joseph Family Medicine employees were among the many rural health-care providers and staff recognized Thursday on the first National Rural Health Day. Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed the special day as part of a national effort to honor those who provide "comprehensive, compassionate, patient-centered and holistic care to patients" in rural areas. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center owns GBI and SJFM.
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A former Ellinwood teacher has been placed on probation after pleading "no contest" to attempted electronic solicitation of a child under 16 years old.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.