Former Barton Community College track and field athlete Tyson Gay finished fourth in the 100-meter dash at the 2012 London Olympics.
The Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool are benefitting from three grants that are earmarked for early intervention programs and playground enhancements. Both entities are owned and operated by Sunflower Diversified Services.
TOPEKA - Kansas Department of Transportation is running tests of pavement strength this week in Rush County, and will begin a paving project in Pawnee County later this week.
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ELLINWOOD-Ambrose Wendel, 95, died August 6 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 6, 1917 at rural Ellinwood, he was the son of Frank and Magdeline Wendel (Breitenbach).
LONDON (AP) - Pulling away from the pack with every long stride, Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and wagged his right index finger.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday morning in his room at the club's training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29.
It's a classic case of one thing leading to another, and in this instance, Heartland Cancer Center patients are the beneficiaries.
Mark Mingenback will be the guest speaker when the Touched by Cancer Support Group meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center. He'll be sharing information about the upcoming foundation auction and golf tournament.
Great Bend High School Class of 1957 reunion committee will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard, 2920 10th St. The reunion,scheduled for September 28-30, is less than two months away and class members' input would be appreciated, said Dana Foss. For more information contact Foss, email@example.com or 620-793-5811.
Mark and Rhonda Rightnour announce the engagement of their daughter Rachel Rightnour to Jeremy Smith son of Mark and Marcie Smith.
Brittni Day announces the birth of her daughter, Emma Marie Day, on June 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Shawn Allen Adams and Audrey Shae Barnard announce the birth of their son, Dash Carter Adams in on May 13 in Great Bend. He was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Dr. and Mrs. Mohammad and Fakhry Hosni of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Mina Hosni to Tanner Austin Marshall, son of Paul and Debbie Marshall of Great Bend.
Jeff and Shari Williamson of St. John announce the engagement of their daughter Gabrielle Williamson to Aaron Roach, son of Marc and Michelle Fischer of St. John and Shannon and Melissa Roach of Great Bend.
Just for fun, Google this question: "Can I change my spouse?"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.