After 103 years, one of Ellinwood's iconic buildings was demolished.
When the walls of Maennerchor Hall came tumbling down, an old whisky bottle was found within a hollow pocket of the cornerstone. It was a piece of history corked and hidden.
TOPEKA – Kansas Office of the Repealer Secretary Dennis Taylor announced Friday he will tour the State of Kansas, including Great Bend, in the coming weeks to discuss proposed repeals and collect input from Kansans on rules and regulations they believe should be eliminated.
Tim Allen Pfeifer, 28, died Sept. 30 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 5, 1983 at Hays, the son of Francis J. and Sue (Stejskal) Pfeifer. He was manager of Medical Records at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was a Great Bend, Kansas resident since 2004 coming from Liebenthal and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Liebenthal.
Gary L. Christiansen, 63, died Sept. 3 at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on Oct. 1, 1947 in Vallejo, Calif.
Sheryl L. Mosiman File, 67, died Sept. 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 12, 1944 in Beatrice, Neb., she was the daughter of Royal A. and Lois E. (Knowles) Mosiman. She was a Great Bend resident for three years, coming from Beatrice, Neb. to be near family.
When Donita Wolf went to work on a recent Monday, she had a surprise visit from three state inspectors. And it wasn't long before three more showed up.
CLAFLIN - On Oct. 10 there will be a Claflin Community Blood Drive sponsored by Kays/FCCLS 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 110 E Williamson, Claflin. call 800-733-2726 to make an appointment or visit www.redcross.org
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Middle School team rebounded from two road losses when they played at home on Tuesday Sept. 27 against the Dodge City Sacred Heart Cougars.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd.
St. Mark Lutheran Church will hold its annual Noodle/Butterball or Taco Soup lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. Free will offering proceeds will be used for church projects.
Two letters written and signed by Benjamin Franklin are currently on display at Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library. They are located in the Government Documents section on the second floor of the library.
The Great Bend High School Debate Team competed in their first Debate Tournament at Hutchinson High School, for a two day tournament and brought home five awards. They took three novice teams consisting of Chris Snow, Paige VanSteenburgh, Spencer Johnson, Kary Garcia, Nathanial Cheney, and Brianna Earegood. All did extremely well and most ended up with a winning record. Snow and VanSteenburgh ended the weekend with a 3-2 win-loss record. Johnson and Garcia finished with a 1-4 and Johnson also received 7th over all speaker in Novice Division. Cheney had to compete mavrick, or on his own, on the second ...
HAYS - At a news conference called to announce good news about overall enrollment at Fort Hays State University, three individual students were recognized for their team accomplishment as national champion student financial planners.
Development screening Oct. 7
City Church Ministries, along with Great Bend Christians, will hold their second citywide Christian event at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend.
First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road will host the first in a series of Lenten Luncheons at noon Wednesday, March 12.
People choose from a variety of homemade soups and desserts during the third annual "Taste of Hoisington," March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center. The event was sponsored by the Hoisington Ministerial Association, and the proceeds will benefit people in need in the community.
February convictions and fines
Great Bend Fire/EMS
CONCORDIA - Phyllis A. Winter, 74, died March 5 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. Born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Concordia, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Cote) Breen. She graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School. On Feb. 24, 1958, she married Willis "Willie" D. Winter. She was a secretary/bookkeeper for Palmquist Drug Store, Associate Financial and various other businesses.
PAWNEE ROCK - Norma Pauline Kasselman, 96, passed away March 5 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born July 17, 1917, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Emma (LeCleff) and James Argyle. She was a lifetime resident of Pawnee Rock. On June 5, 1937, she married Emmett "Johnny" Kasselman in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2001.
ELLINWOOD - Bernice Ida Koch, 99, died March 6 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born March 16, 1914, at Alden, the daughter of Claud E. and Emma Louise (Reiser) Parker. She graduated from Alden High School in 1932. On March 10, 1935, she married Harry Koch at Alden, he preceded her in death. A life-long resident of Barton and Rice counties, she was a retired secretary and agent with Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. as well as a homemaker.
The USD 112 Food Services is celebrating National School Breakfast Week, March 3-7.
Pawnee District Court
Boy oh boy, the President of the United States is such a wimp!
In the state where high-stakes testing began, a few hundred teachers, academics and activists came together last weekend to hasten what one leader called an "Education Spring." The Network for Public Education gathered in Austin to plan the resistance to the status quo of high-stakes testing and an encroaching corporate privatization movement. This first-of-its-kind convention might finally provide an effective opposition to the corporate reform movement that wants to run education like a business.
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