LARNED - A retirement reception honoring Elanna Harger and Macy Cook, employees of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, was held recently with co-workers, friends and family in attendance.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yuniesky Betancourt is back with the Kansas City Royals after agreeing to a one-year contract.
Crime Stoppers is looking for information about the theft of tools from a pickup parked at Travelers Budget Inn, 4200 10th St., the night of Dec. 8. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said the theft occurred between 11 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 9. Items stolen were a Dewald 18 volt impact drill, a Dewald 18 volt combo drill, a 3/8 9 amp VSR drill and a Milwaukee saw. Loss was $850.
Barton County received anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of snow Monday and Tuesday, with the greatest snowfall occurring around Claflin, according to the National Weather Service. Snowfall was followed by the appearance of snowmen and other snow sculptures.
Great Bend High School's Madrigals close out the school year with a performance for the Noon Kiwanis club, Wednesday at Montana Mike's restaurant. Musical programs were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday because of snow.
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Cletus Younger, 83, died Dec. 20 at home in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 26, 1928 at Victoria, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Mermis) Younger.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Doris E. Baker, daughter of Frank and Rose Kubat was born on May 20, 1930 in Okeene, Okla. She departed this life Dec. 18, 2011 from injuries received from an auto accident.
OTIS - Sharon "Jean" Louise Royer, 52, died Dec. 19, 2011 in Rush County.
GREAT BEND - Larry Dean Ward, 67, died Dec. 21, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
The American Eagle Club of the American State Bank & Trust Company celebrated the Christmas Season by hosting the Annual Holiday Dinner at all five locations. The Great Bend Dinner was held Dec. 15. The bank staff served the catered dinner and the Great Bend High School Madrigals provided entertainment. The dinners are open to all club members as a thank you for their loyalty and support of the bank. The annual dinners have been held yearly since the inception of the bank in 2001 and over 400 club members enjoyed the delicious meals. For more information concerning club membership please ...
ELLINWOOD -Patrick J. Schartz, 66, died suddenly Dec. 20 at Junction City. Funeral services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home.
Cletus J. Uhrich, 81, died Dec. 19 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. He was born April 26,1930 at Collyer, the son of Christian and Mariana (Waldman) Uhrich.
The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 13th class of 32 students on Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students, including John Moshier from Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Donita from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend, were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.
HOISINGTON - The results of the Hoisington Labor Day contests were: