LARNED - Jeffery Lynn Keenan, 45, died Jan. 4 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Feb. 14, 1967, he was the son of Lawrence Lavern "Blackie" and Shirley Jean (Hoffman) Keenan.
LAWRENCE - Julia Louise Saenz, 62, died Jan. 6 at her home surrounded by her family. Born on Nov. 6, 1950 in Lamar, Colo., she was the daughter of Joe and Kathryn "Katie" (Godinez) Saenz. On May 2, 1981 she married James Michael Self in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2010. She was an office manager for St. John the Evangelist Catholic School.
EL DORADO - Irvin P. Burhenn, 85, El Dorado, died Jan. 4 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Born on Aug. 3, 1927 in Barton County, he was the son of Paul and Bertha (Langher) Burhenn. In 1945 he graduated from Great Bend High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War. On Jan. 30, 1952 he married Shirley Sisson at the Christian Church in Alva, Okla. They moved to El Dorado in 1959. He worked for Haliburton as a cement operator for 29 years. He was an avid golfer, played bridge and pitch with a group at the ...
Lori Hammeke and Jeanette Corbett of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
A winter/spring webinar series will provide drought planning information and tools to advisors seeking to help Great Plains ranchers better prepare for and respond to drought. The webinars are scheduled from January through May 2013, on the last Wednesday of each month.
Lauren Wissman and Jeff Kuhlman were united in marriage on July 7 in Olmitz in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Ultan Murphy. Parents of the bride are Robert and Susan Wissman. Parents of the groom are Gerry and Ann Kuhlman. The bride was given in marriage by her parents.
Jennifer Wapelhorst and Ken Cason were united in marriage on Oct. 18 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. Parents of the bride are Paul and Charlotte Wapelhorst of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Paul Cason of Albuquerque, N.M. and Roberta DeJonge of Aurora, Colo.
Agent Frank Callahan of Great Bend and Larned has been named Agent of the Month by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during the month of December.
McPHERSON- The Great Bend Chiefs dropped their semifinal game to Buhler in a 7-0 shutout Sunday at the Hooper Showcase. The Chiefs posted a 3-0 record earlier in the tournament with wins over the Kansas Cannons on Friday and El Dorado and Ark City Saturday. At 12-11 on the season Great Bend will host Dodge City Tuesday in doubleheader action beginning at 6 p.m. at GBSC.
Barton County business offices, the Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday on Friday. The Landfill will be open from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Friday, and will be closed the remainder of the holiday weekend. Emergency services will be in normal operation on that day.
SALINA – St. John's Dean Wade, headed for Kansas State University, scored 15 points and grabbed a team high nine rebounds to help the White team roll past the Blue team 118-91 in Saturday's Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Boys All-Star Game at Mabee Arena.
The Barton Blazers took first place in the Great Bend MAYB tournament this past weekend. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 49-38. The Blazers will play at Nationals the weekend of July 30th in Wichita. Players include Brock Skelton, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, J.J. Heredia, Evan Campbell, Dalton Miller, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and Ray Kuhlman.
LAKIN- The Golden Belt Swim Club Barracuda won their final regular season meet in Lakin on Saturday. Matt Huslig and Aubrey Snapp won all of their events. Other top swimmers were Kira Cook, Brady Daniel, and Phane Pedigo.
The Great Bend Fourth of July community fireworks display Saturday, July 4, at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. The show, which is choreographed to music, will begin as soon as it is dark enough (between 9:45 and 10 p.m.).
Harvest is here. Combines, trucks, chaff and grain. Kansas big heart is beating in the hot sun and wind. The heritage of history to support our families and validate the wisdom of our forefathers who risked everything to come here is palpable and visible in the faces of our farmers. It is religious to watch this process draw families, neighbors, custom-cutting visitors and friends together to process the harvest. It was nail-biting to get the rain and risk not getting into the fields in time. Kansas seems to grin at that possibility and solved the problem with 100 degrees and ...
Former students of Country School District 71, south of Great Bend, held a reunion on June 20, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Marla Brocher served refreshments to the 20 students and spouses. Those attending were: Bill and Marie (Roach) Stanley, Patricia (Wright) Mauch, Mary Brocher Smith, Marla (Whorton) Brocher, Marvin and Marcia (Bliss) McNett, Cathy (McNett) Johnson, Gary and Jimmy Ellis, Rex and Virginia Ramey, Val and Arlene (Lundquist) Bakumenko, Terry and Susie Lundquist, David Gaunt, Patricia (Bliss) Julian, Robert Blake, and Arleen Whittaker.