OTIS - Ivan E. Worthen, 91, died Dec. 5, 2012 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
GREAT BEND – Lucille Batman, 86, died Dec. 4, 2012 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
It was one of my favorite rituals every year.
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are the most difficult weeks of the year to maintain your weight and stick with a healthy diet. Many people take a holiday from healthy eating or put off nutrition concerns or efforts until after the holiday season. However, we all know how long those New Year's resolutions last! Prevention is much easier than trying to diet or exercise away those extra pounds.
SALINA - Competing in the Salina Lakewood duals on Saturday, the Great Bend Middle School wrestling team won two of three matches.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions put wide receivers Titus Young and Ryan Broyles on injured reserve Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Gabe Rivera was maybe the greatest defensive lineman to play at Texas Tech.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher told officers who found him sleeping in his car outside an apartment complex hours before he committed a murder-suicide that he was there to visit a woman he described as his "girlfriend," but that she wasn't home.
Great Bend Fire Department
HOISINGTON - Marlin Ray Hughes, 51, died Dec. 3, 2012 in Barton County as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born March 14, 1961 at Norton, the son of Howard and Marian (Bennett) Hughes. He married Alicia Day Rodriguez May 1, 2010 at Ulysses. He was a train engineer for Watco Inc. Marlin was a Great Bend and Hoisington resident since 1983. He served in the United States Army.
Doris "Arlene" Bigham, 89, formerly of Great Bend, died Dec. 1 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice-St. Francis in Wichita. She was born the daughter of Roy and Nellie (Stump) Van Cleave on March 18, 1923 in Pawnee County near Larned. In 1943, Arlene and Phillip Eugene Bigham were united in marriage in Denver, Colo. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage. She was a loving mother and grandmother that touched many lives. All that knew Arlene loved her dearly.
Playing without its top player made life pretty tough for the Barton Community College tennis team Tuesday afternoon. In the Cougars' only home match of the season, Barton played without Daniela Sanz and lost to Jayhawk foe Seward County.
The Barton Community College men knew the task was going to be a tough one. After all, Seward Community College came to town ranked No. 3 in the nation in men's tennis. Tuesday at Veterans' Park the Saints showed why.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.
Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality is taking reservations for its inaugural "Hero for Heartland," an afternoon tea with savory delights. The come-and-go experience will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at 3600 Broadway Ave.
The 1997 motion picture, "Life is Beautiful," will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 27, as part of the Heartland Center for Spirituality's latest series of "Movies with a Message." The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill offering will be accepted to offset the cost of refreshments.
HOISINGTON - Everyone is invited to an "All You Can Eat" fish fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. Members will be serving Alaskan pollock, coleslaw, scalloped potatoes and drinks. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-11 and children under 4 eat for free. All proceeds support area charities.
A new video about Jesus for the Easter season will be released Friday by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Elders from the Great Bend ward said the video is about 2-3 minutes long and can be found on the website www.HeLives.mormom.org.
Reza the Illusionist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Crest Theater. The program is a benefit for Star of Hope and for Great Bend Community Theatre. Tickets are $17 for adults, $11 for students; children under 5 will be admitted free.
The final Lenten luncheon in the local series will be at noon on Wednesday, April 1 at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin Ave. The host pastor is Dr. Joan Harrington, and the speaker will be Adam Wutka, pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meeting ends at 1 p.m. A freewill offering is suggested to defray the expenses of the host congregation.
Catholic Social Service will sponsor its 14th annual charity wine tasting event on Friday, April 17 at the Club at Stone Ridge in Great Bend. Tickets are $50, or $350 for a table of eight.
A donation from St. Rose Health Center will allow a welcome relief to those who attend the Barton County Fair during the dog days of summer.
Barton County Jail
LENOIR, N.C. - Louise Ilee Cummings Bird lived a full and varied life of almost 95 years.