HUTCHINSON - Morton "Dale" Wanwarren, 83, died Aug. 9, 2012 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
GREAT BEND - Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Drescher, 93, of Great Bend, passed away Aug. 9, 2012.
ST. JOHN – Kenneth T. Siebert, 85, died Aug. 11, 2012 at Hospice House, Pratt.
GREAT BEND - August W. "Gus" Werhahn, 92, died Aug. 10, 2012 at Sterling House in Great Bend.
CLAFLIN - Kenneth H. Praeger, 94, died Aug. 10, 2012 at his residence in Claflin.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is now collecting items for the live and silent auctions during its annual fundraiser for cancer patients. Proceeds will benefit people treated at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, which St. Rose owns.
CINCINNATI - Tim Tebow picked up some yards by running around a few times. Other than that, there wasn't much to his Jets debut.
Jim Johnson originally planned on the Invest in Kids Membership drive being completed at the end of July. But because the fundraiser is still about $8,500 shy of its goal and more federal funds were cut recently, it will continue through the end of this month.
Six members of Rosewood Services' AKTION Club, along with two sponsors, participated in the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) Conference at the end of July in Topeka.
Barton Community College and Sterling College recently signed an articulation agreement, which makes it easier to transfer credits from BCC to SC.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will award the contract for next year's T-shirt order when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
OLMITZ - Duane Steinert, 65, died Aug. 10, 2012 at Hays Medical Center.
LAS ANGELES (AP) - At long last, Dwight Howard got what he wanted.
Barton County deputies were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover injury accident around 11:20 p.m. Thursday. They arrived to find a 1999 BMW driven by Great Bend-area resident David Lazarof, 22, in a ditch at NE 10 Ave. and NE 30 Road.
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Kari Bruffett, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, spent Friday morning touring the multiple locations that comprise Rosewood Services.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the main museum. There will be a catered meal and social hour for members and potential members. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 15 by calling the museum, 620-793-5125, or emiling email@example.com. The cost of the meal will be $9.50, payable at the door. It will include pulled beef and pork, potato salad, vegetables and more served by Tom Burns.
The Barton Community College Library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 on campus.
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Amy Sue Russell 1966 - 2014
HUTCHINSON - Billie Louise Messick Williams, 83, died Aug. 10, at Hester Care Center. Born Dec. 27, 1930, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Lee and Sally LeRoy True. She was a 1956 graduate of Raymond High School. On Aug. 27, 1947, she married Donald F. "Pete" Messick in Tribune. He died Sept. 18, 1994. Then on Sept. 12, 1998, she married Robert Stanley Williams in Hutchinson. He died Aug. 10, 2013.
CHASE - Donald Mark Oberle Sr., 66, passed away Aug. 11, at his home in Chase. Born July 3, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of George J. and Florentine L. (Kimpler) Oberle. A lifelong resident of Chase, he was a pipe-liner in the petroleum industry. On Dec. 23, 2002, he married Debbie (Gilley) in Great Bend. She survives of the home.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Cindy Parr and Candace Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God Bless America.
It is said that Americans don't like titles.