LARNED - The Great Bend Braves fell to 3-3 on the season after getting swept by Larned on Wednesday during a Class A American Legion Baseball doubleheader.
Like a scene out of the television reality show Coming Home, a 13-year old Great Bend girl, Allie Brodrick, got a big surprise Thursday afternoon, June 7, at the Great Bend Wetlands. Her brother, Mason Roach and mother Lisa Anderson reunited her with her father, Army Sgt. 1st Class Rick Anderson, after a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Jam in Zoo also helped Arts Council
Michael James "Mike" Keenan, 81, died June 6 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Oct. 7, 1930, at Great Bend, he was the son of William Patrick and Flora Belle Ridge (Sargent) Keenan. On Sept. 16, 1951, he married Myrla C. Walter in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a production foreman for Petroleum Management Inc.
NESS CITY - Reita Mae Gabel, 73, passed away on June 6 at the Rhode Island Suites in Ransom. Born July 4, 1938, in Marion she was the daughter of George and Lorena Kuhn Bessel. On July 4, 1956 she married Milton "Stubby" Gabel in Oak Harbor, Mich. They were divorced and he later preceded her in death in May of 2002. She worked as a nurses' aide for many years.
Barton County Sheriff
A Great Bend pet owner was issued citations Wednesday after his dog charged at a police officer.
In only its second year, Human (e)Motion grew 43 percent in participation compared to its inaugural year, according to sponsors.
Members of the Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) will be flying and talking about model airplanes during a free come-and-go event on Saturday. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the MACK flying field, located at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Beginning this week, Grace Community Church is shifting to a new Sunday morning schedule. There will continue to be two morning services. They will now be at 9 and 11:15 a.m. The Sunday School/Adult Bible Fellowship hour will fall in between at 10:15 a.m.
Great Bend's First Presbyterian Church will have a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 24th and Washington.
ELLINWOOD - The Memory Makers scrapbooking group will host a two-day scrapping event beginning today at noon at First Baptist Church, located at 503 A SE 110 Ave. in rural Ellinwood. The event will continue today until midnight and will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday, continuing to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but participants are asked to bring a snack to share, said Pam Hendricks with the church. No reservation is needed.
ELLINWOOD - California Baptist University's singing ensemble Light will be will perform at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, at the First Baptist Church, located at 503 A SE 110 Ave. in rural Ellinwood.
Recently, the Gallop Poll organization came out with its annual morality poll for America. This past weekend, Dr. Richard Land commented on the poll during his Richard Land Live program. I saw some interesting things in both and a need to return to what the Bible has to say.
The First Presbyterian Church will offer a Blessing of the Beasts at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.
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Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.
BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN