LARNED - Lynn A. Welch, 79, died Aug.17, at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1934, in Great Bend, he was the son of J. Albert and Edna Unruh Welch. On Dec. 22, 1962, he married Judi Ellis in Larned. She survives. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired crop adjuster.
ELLINWOOD - Registration for Awana at First Baptist Church, 503A SE 110 Ave., Ellinwood, will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Ellinwood Grade School lunch room. The grade school is located at 310 East 6th St. and the lunch room entrance is on the east side of the building. There will be ice cream sundaes for everyone.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 300 block of Cottonwood Dr. at 6:58 p.m. Saturday after a party said a viscous brown pit bull tried to attack his grandson and was running at large. The dog had been caught and put up before two deputies and someone from the Golden Belt Humane Society arrived. Officers spoke to the owner of the dog who said it was a puppy and it would be put up and the fence fixed. Before leaving, an officer reported the dog licked his hand.
Justin Moyers, fourth-year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, is receiving hands-on clinical training in Great Bend, from Dr. Jean Pringle at Great Bend Internists this month.
Teresa Hickel is being promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Teresa has the values, banking experience and work ethic to lead the operations of our Bank. She will continue to strengthen our Bank's commitment to operate in a safe and sound manner while providing personalized service to our customers. We are excited to have Teresa leading this important area of First Kansas Bank."
Sterling House of Great Bend, a Brookdale community, 1206 Patton Road, will host "Stuff the Bus" again this year. The goal is to provide extra supplies for teachers and school children. This year residents will deliver all donated supplies to Riley Elementary on Aug. 30th.