Jack J. Ferrell, 65, died Dec. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born May 22, 1950, at Great Bend, the son of "A. J." and Ruth Ferrell. A Great Bend resident, he was a retired truck driver for Linde Transport and a private pilot.
LARNED - Patricia A. (Gleason) Schartz, 80, passed away Dec. 30, 2015, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, Wichita. She was born October 23, 1935, to Leo P. and Ruth G. (Schlick) Gleason in Spearville. On March 2, 1957, she married A.W. (Bill) Schartz at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hodgeman County. He survives.
Donald H. Matthews, 87, died Dec. 31, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, at Medicine Lodge, the son of Harry and Clara (Chambers) Matthews. Don married Mary Louise Powell Jan. 22, 1957, at Great Bend. She died Nov. 23, 2010.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Kansas Asphalt Paving Association award, the designation of officials depositories, the Kansas Association of Counties membership and appointments to the The Center for Counseling and Consultation Board.
"The Kansas Mosaic: Ethnic Settlement in Central and Western Kansas, 1870-1900" discussion series will begin at the Kinsley Library on Sunday, January 10 from 2-5 p.m. The series which includes imminent scholars, historical reenactors, and ethnic culture was developed in partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council.
2015 has been a busy year at the library! Starting with the beginning of the year in January, we hosted the PAC Book Bingo and ended the month bringing in the amazing Smithsonian Exhibit, which provided many activities through the month of March. Sharon Sturgis contributed so much of her time and talent to make this a wonderful addition to our library during that period of time. March was the month that I completed the PRAXIS, and now need to continue working through the end of the 2016 school year to receive my Library/Media Endorsement. The end of March ...
It's hard to believe, but we're on the brink of another presidential election year. Let us pray. Every quadrennial, the American political process plays out as a big-top carnival sideshow featuring moral contortionists, ethical geeks and fat sweaty white guys teetering on slack media wires.
Barton Community College will help area high school seniors figure out what they want to do with their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 6, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1. They can sign up now at seniorday.bartonccc.edu.
We're smack dab in the middle of the forty-some Bowl games of this holiday season. Time to take stock of the "Best of what's left". First though, I would like to make note of the national playoff system that is going on in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision. You know, those are the schools that provide the early-season non-conference games for our "Big Boys".