MIAMI - Pat Riley walked into the room to begin his end-of-season availability annoyed, and armed with history.
The Great Bend City Band will host instrumental members of the Great Bend Middle School, Thursday, June 26, with a march featuring the middle school students and the Great Bend City Band.
OMAHA, Neb. - Thomas P. Seidel, 78, died June 8. He was born on Dec. 24, 1945, in Pratt. A former Great Bend resident, he grew up in Omaha, Neb., and Mitchell, Neb., graduating from Mitchell High School in 1953, and Iowa State University in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy as a supply officer and then worked for Northern Natural Gas for 27 years, retiring in 1987. During retirement, he volunteered for several grade schools in the Omaha Public School system and for more than 20 years at the Omaha Police Department.
MUENSTER, Texas - Florence Lorraine Williams, 95, died June 17 at a hospital in Denton, Texas. Born March 14, 1919, in Otis, she was the daughter of Samuel and Martha Moore. On Aug. 12, 1937, she married the love of her life, Arthur Warren Williams. Due to Arthur's job in the oil fields, the family moved to many places including Garnett, Great Bend and Albert, and Tonkawa, Okla. They finally stopped moving when they arrived in Muenster, Texas, in 1962. She was employed at the family drug store in Albert, at the Dress Factory and at Muenster Memorial Hospital. In ...
Roberta J. Welch, 70, died June 19 at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Robert and Florence (Frank) McCoy. She married Vince Latona in New York; they later divorced. On July 30, 1984, she married Jerry Welch. A Great Bend resident since 1986, coming from Nevada, Mo., she was a bookkeeper for the State of Missouri Department of Revenue. She loved God, family, golf, and her flowers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brad Miller stepped to the plate against one of baseball's best closers in the ninth inning of a tied game, a sellout crowd rooting for him to fail.
The Battle of Glorieta Pass will be the subject of a Civil War program at the next Barton County Historical Society meeting. The historical society will have its monthly program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 23.
Great Bend Police are investigating a burglary at 2204 McCormick St. that was reported Thursday. The homeowner said someone broke into his house and stole $16,000 in cash, a gold pocket watch and tools in a tool box.
Brit Spaugh Zoo will bring animals to the Great Bend Public Library for a program at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25. Everyone is welcome, but the program was planned with children up to and including 6th grade in mind, said library spokesman Jennifer King.
HUTCHINSON – Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2014 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session.
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Approximately 149 calls for service and 131 officer initiated calls were received for the month of May. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls. Eight arrests were made and 10 criminal summons were served in the month of May.
HOISINGTON - "This annual benefit brings the community together every year," said Lois McLeland, vice president of the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's Board of Trustees. "Clara Barton Hospital is important for so many people, and they show it in grand gestures at the auction. It's truly wonderful to see this type of support."
Clara Barton Hospital to host Lab Fair
As you've probably noticed, the airwaves and news pages have been filled with liberals deliberately lying about the meaning of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision (Conservatives want to deny women birth control, Republicans are trying to stop women from having sex, yadda yadda yadda).
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
PRATT - Laura Viola "Vi" Wagner, 79, died July 6, at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born Sept. 1, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Cash and Nellie Doty. On Jan. 30, 1959, she married Theodore (Nubbin) Heiter at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death. She later married Bruce Wagner on May 23, 1986. He survives. She worked as a clerk at Crick's and also cooked for USD 382 and Pratt Regional Medical Center for a number of years. Her family was her passion.
James A. Norvell, 91, of Great Bend, died Sunday morning in Bartlesville, Okla. James spent his last few months at his son Brian's Bartlesville home. James Alfred Norvell was born the son of Ross and Georgie Fry Norvell on Sept. 14, 1922, in Piney, Ark. He grew up in various places until entering the United States Navy during World War II. During his service he served on various vessels and was present for the Allied Invasion of France. After his military service James went to western Kansas to do farm work. He soon ended up in the oilfields as ...
FREDONIA - Tom Stephen Welton, 67, a resident of Fredonia, formerly of Hoisington, and El Dorado, died July 5, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 7, 1946, in Great Bend, he was the son of Donald E. and Mable (Roche) Welton. Tom was a graduate of Hoisington High School and received a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University. He was a retired office manager for Automotive Specialists in El Dorado.
HAYS - Louise Rohr, 99, Hays, died Friday, July 4, at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.
TULSA, Okla. - Emanuel Boger, 95, died July 7, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.
Thaine "T. C." Francis, 85, died July 7 at Catholic Care, Bel Aire. Born Dec. 21, 1928, at Hudson, he was the son of Leslie and Lucille (Jones) Francis.