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JoAnn (Frank) Herrman 1927 - 2012

JoAnn (Frank) Herrman, 84, died on Sept. 24 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 17, 1927 in Olpe, she was the daughter of Roy Emmitt Langley and Jennie Lee Mayes. In 1945 she graduated from Emporia High School. In 1950, she married Duane Frank. He died in 1972. She then married Julius Peter Herrman in 1983. He died in 1999. A resident of Great Bend since 1973, formerly of Topeka, she was a Santa Fe Railroad train router in Topeka, a clerk at Gibson Hallmark and County Treasurer, both at Great Bend.

September 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Quivira presenting bus tours to see birds soar

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - For those who want to see the sandhill crane soar, hear the quacking of ducks and geese, and have help identifying the falcon, or a pheasant, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is offering free bus tours and lunch with the guidance of experts.

September 25, 2012 | | News


Man injured in oilfield

Aaron Owen, 27, was flown to a Wichita hospital via air ambulance after an oilfield accident Monday morning. Owen was working at an oilwell pulling unit two miles west of Susank and 1.25 miles north (at NW 200 Road and NW 20 Ave.) when a pipe fell out of an elevator and landed on top of his head. He was conscious and suffering from a laceration on the side of his head when the accident was reported at 10 a.m.

September 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Unemployment rate declines in August

TOPEKA – The August Labor Report shows a decline in the unemployment rate, improvements in unemployment insurance claims and continued increases in jobs numbers since 2011.

September 25, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


On the Record for Sept. 26, 2012

Great Bend Police

September 25, 2012 | | On the Record


Check It out!

There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:

September 25, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Class reunion

September 25, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Wetlands education day

September 25, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


New business

September 25, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


​BCC trustees to act on hardware licenses

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve new licenses for the hardware that runs the college Student Information System when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, the Seminar Room of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda are a monitoring report on "Essential Skills" and approval of new personnel.

September 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Great Bend Recreation Commission starting fall schedule

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is accepting enrollment for the fall programs, which start next week.

September 25, 2012 | | Local News


Unprecedented ending to Seattle-Green Bay game

SEATTLE - M.D. Jennings was convinced he had the ball pinned to his chest the entire time and would be awarded an interception to cap Green Bay's comeback victory.

September 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Ellinwood’s Montoya captures first-place finish at Rim Rock Farm

LAWRENCE - Pedro Montoya led the Ellinwood High School boys' cross-country team, which finished third in its division of the Rim Rock Farm Classic.

September 24, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Kansas State shakes up Big 12, jumps to No. 7

NORMAN, Okla. - It'd be just fine with running back John Hubert if people continued to underestimate Kansas State and believe that this latest run of success under Bill Snyder was a fluke.

September 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs drop Saints to 0-3 with 27-24 win in OT

NEW ORLEANS - As Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop lined up for a 31-yard field goal in overtime, fans started filing out of the Superdome.

September 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Larned will hold Legislative coffee Saturday

LARNED -- State Senator Mitch Holmes and Kansas Rep. John Ewy will visit the Larned Chamber of Commerce Jordaan Room for an informative legislative coffee at noon Saturday, Feb. 28. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

February 25, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


OTR for Feb. 25, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 25, 2015 | | On the Record


Central Kansas League standings

CKL BOYS

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


OTR for Feb. 26, 2015

Great Bend Police

February 25, 2015 | | On the Record


​Silver Cougar Club to offer second part of Google Drive class

Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a continuation course on Google Drive from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 4 – April 8, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


Kiwanis selling pancake tickets

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis club are selling tickets to next week's Pancake Feed. The 57th annual pancake and sausage dinner will be served from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Expo I building west of Great Bend. Tickets are $4 and will also be available at the door. Proceeds allow the Kiwanis to sponsor many of the activities for youth and needs of many individuals in the Great Bend area.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


​Shafer Gallery program rescheduled

Due to the potential for winter weather, the demonstration by and reception for Joel T Dugan in the Shafer Art Gallery scheduled for Feb. 27 has been postponed until March 6. The new times for the portrait paintings demonstration are 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 6. The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on March 6. Dugan will be explaining the story he is telling in the cycle of narrative images and also the symbolism to be found there.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


KBCA state basketball rankings

KBCA basketball rankings

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Central Prairie League standings

CPL BOYS

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Local swimmers compete at state

The 1-5A high school boys state swim meet took place this past weekend at the Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Great Bend swimmers results are:

February 25, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Panel Discussion on Sports

The Rice County Historical Society's Coronado Quivira Museum will host a panel discussion celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. This panel discussion will be moderated by Sterling College History Professor Doug Boardman. The panel members are Junior Soeken, Jackie Rogers Schafer, Shane Cordell, and Bud Kelly.

February 25, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 South Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Terry Lewis, Shawn Panzer and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 25, 2015 | | Local News


Reward offered for information

Dear Editor,

February 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Hoisington native promoted to manager at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.

February 25, 2015 | | Business


Valuing education

Dear Editor,

February 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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