HOISINGTON - Howard V. Whithorn, 92, died Dec. 1 at Harry Hynes Hospice, Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 6, 1919 in Hutchinson, he was the son of Virgil and Almeda (Wallace) Whithorn. On Dec. 4, 1959 he married Doris A. Turner in Kingman. A resident of Hoisington since 1962, he was the retired owner/operator for Peerless Pest Control in Hoisington.
The holidays are about Advent calendars and the count-down to Christmas eve. For parents with college students, here is a more relevant number – 12. That's how many days are left until college boy returns from the last day of finals. And for those who don't know this drill, prepare to be enlightened.
Community members will have the opportunity to be immersed in a Christmas wonderland when Barton Community College hosts a holiday open house for its "Festival of Trees" exhibit, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the Shafer Gallery.
LARNED - A Fair Trade sale sponsored by the First Congregational United Church of Christ and First Presbyterian Church of Great Bend is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 3 as part of the Larned Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Fair at the Community Building. The sale is scheduled one block north of U.S. 56 at Toles Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is helping Park Elementary School students to stay active. The hospital provided a donation that is for the purchase of playground equipment, as well as indoor activity games. New jump ropes, balls and activity games are expected to arrive at the school in about a week.
Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. For most of the year, my red (more like orange) hair separates me from the general public. Sure it is easy to find me in a crowd, but sometimes it is nice to just go unnoticed. Right now, oodles of hunters are flocking from all over the United States to hunt pheasant and deer along the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway, and they come bringing blaze orange. That's right. Blaze orange. For once, my genetics make me blend in with the hoards of people.
With the winter months upon us and everyone shopping for the Christmas Holidays, I would like to remind the citizens of the city of Ellinwood to be safe and make sure that their property is safe. In recent months there has been a pattern developing, not only in Ellinwood, but through out the area. A person(s) has been entering into unattended vehicles and stealing property. Your property is only as safe as you make it. Leaving property in a vehicle, where it can be readily seen is only asking for trouble. So secure your property, lock your vehicles and ...
Great Bend High School members in the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Band are: Addison Baxter, first chair percussion; Taylor Fry, second chair flute; Estella Schumacher, trumpet first alternate; and Luke Abbott, second chair euphonium. They are part of the 22-county district band that meets in Dodge City on Saturday, Dec. 3. A concert will be given at 3:15 p.m. in the Dodge City High School auditorium. Also at the concert David Meter, activities director at GBHS, will be honored as the District Honored Administrator.