CHASE - Shirley Evelyn Sutton Schmidt, 91, died June 26 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Oct. 10, 1919, in Hudson, she was the daughter of Lesley Edmon and Mettie Derr Sutton. On July 6, 1938, she married Edward "Ed" Carl Schmidt in Great Bend. He died on Nov. 7, 2001. A resident of Chase since 1938, formerly of Great Bend, she was a retired cook at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.
Gerald "Jerry" Wagnon, 67, died June 12 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1943, at Joplin, Mo., the son of Dean and Leona (Beatty) Dugan. He married Wanda Halling on Feb. 14, 1981, at Dundee. He worked for Reiter Chevrolet, Standish Motors and Jeff O'Neill Ford as a car salesman.
Great Bend Fire Department
Two injury accidents reported
ST. JOHN - The St. John Sunday Jam, an open jam session for area music lovers, is on summer break and will not be meeting this Sunday. The event, which used to be called Radium City Limits until the venue changed, meets on the first Sunday of every month, October through June, in a building located in the St. John town square.
TOPEKA – SRS Secretary Rob Siedlecki announced Monday that low income Kansans will have a little extra help paying their high utility bills this summer thanks to the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.
ELLINWOOD - According to the Ellinwood Rotary Club, there is still time to enter the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade, which will be Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m.
LARNED - The Larned USD 495 heard reports from building supervisors in a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes.
Larned Police Dept.
Pawnee Commission to meet
Great Bend Regional Hospital sponsored Human (e)Motion on Saturday, June 18th. One-hundred and twenty athletes and 45 volunteers enjoyed a perfect Kansas summer day participating in different running, biking, and walking events. All proceeds went to the Great Bend Family Crisis Center.
Non-Point Source Pollution Management funding is available for individuals who are suffering with a failed septic system, or needing to plug an abandoned water well. Sign-up will be until July 31.
One of the dangers of writing a weekly column for the Sunday paper is the chance that from the time it's submitted until you read it, things can change, especially when you are dealing with weather and farming. As I write this column, we avoided some very nasty weather in the area and really only had to deal with some very strong winds. Wheat harvest is proceeding rapidly with good test weights and adequate to good protein. Double-crops are going in the ground and that provides a good spot to pick up where last week's column left off ...
A major focus in today's economic climate is efficiency. Efficiency in business and government is a catchall really meaning "Bang for the Buck." What are we getting for our investment of money in the product whether the good or service a business provides or what is government providing for our tax dollars. With the concern over revenues for Kansas, the executive branch is asking many departments to determine and report the efficiencies of what they do. We throw the term efficiency around a lot, but what does it really mean.
In the race of experimental electric cars at the 15th annual High Plains ElectroRally, held at Frontier Park in Hays on Sept. 25, Hays High School won the Standard Class, Wheatland High School won the Solar Class, and Olathe Northwest won the team spirit award.
The Kansas Rural Center has released a full agenda for their 2014 Farm and Food Conference and 35th Anniversary Celebration to take place Nov. 7 and 8, at the Four Points Sheraton, 530 Richards Drive in Manhattan.