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​Bogus kidnapping reported

A 23-year-old male who reported being battered and kidnapped later told officials he made the whole thing up.

December 18, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Hit-and-run car reported stolen

A hit-and-run injury accident occurred at 12th and Williams St. at 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The man allegedly driving the vehicle that left the scene was southbound on Williams St. and ran a stop sign, striking a vehicle driven by Loretta K. Miller. He then left the area and parked at 1105 Morton St., then left on foot. The car was located at 9:26 a.m. Brass knuckles were found in the car and booked as evidence.

December 18, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Crime Stoppers Briefs

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. on Dec. 3 at a used car lot located at 205 10th St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said four Duru brand tires, size 235/35/20, and four Vizzo 20-inch wheels were stolen from a vehicle parked in the lot. Loss was $1,520.

December 18, 2012 | | Area Briefs


PTK Christmas drive

Barton Community College Phi Theta Kappa members Michelle Klepper of Ellinwood and Jeff Pike of Great Bend helped load and deliver more than 1,000 items collected for the Family Crisis Center of Great Bend last Tuesday, Dec. 11, as part of the Family Crisis Christmas Drive. Phi Theta Kappa is an academic honor society that places on an emphasis on community service and involvement.

December 18, 2012 | | Local News


Delbert Lee Wagner 1952-2012

HOISINGTON - Delbert Lee Wagner, 60, died Dec. 18, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1952 at Ft. McClellan, Ala., the son of Waldine L. and Verne E. (Hamilton) Wagner

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Steak and shrimp dinner to be held

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main, will host a steak and shrimp dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. The cost is $9 for shrimp, $13 for steak and $16 for steak and shrimp combo dinner with all of the trimmings. All proceeds fund the council's charitable activities.

December 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Science Olympiad

December 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


ELLINWOOD Police

Ellinwood Police Department November monthly report

December 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Sinh Thi Nguyen, 1919-2012

Sinh Thi Nguyen, 93, died Dec. 17 at home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 2, 1919 at Hanoi, Vietnam, she was a daughter to mother Chuc Nguyen. In 1937, she married Lam V. Tran in Hanoi, where she was a homemaker. He died in 1962. She came to the United States after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam in 1975, and she became a resident of Great Bend. She was of the Buddhist Faith.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ruth W. Wynn 1925 - 2012

SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Ruth W. Wynn, 87, died Dec. 15 at Mennonite Friendship Manor in South Hutchison. Born May 31, 1925 in Chase, she was the daughter of Fred Leslie and Sara Maude Elliot Willard. In 1943, she graduated from Labette county Community High School in Altamont. On Dec. 18, 1977, she married Phillip G. Wynn Jr., in Sterling. He died on Oct. 28, 2012. Formerly of Great Bend and Ellinwood, with winters spent in McAllen, Texas, she was a receptionist at Sterling Drilling Company for 14 years.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Imogene (Meadows) Werner

CHICAGO, Ill. - Imogene (Meadows) Werner, 72, formerly of Great Bend and Ellinwood, died Dec. 11 at her home in Chicago, Ill. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Frances Victoria Fox 1917-2012

rances Victoria Fox, 95, died Dec.18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1917 at Great Bend, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Nannie Silvey (Wilson) Younkin.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Virginia Hope Sell 1934-2012

STAFFORD - Virginia Hope Sell, 78, died Dec. 17, 2012 in Pratt County. Born Sept. 1, 1934 at Richfield, she was the daughter of Arcy and Myrtle Heggy Krey. She was the owner of Ginny's Beauty Shop and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Stafford. She volunteered for several organizations in Stafford. On May 23, 1956 she married Darwin Sell at Stafford County. He died June 30, 2005.

December 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Huelskamp protests committee assignments

Dear Editor,

December 18, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Ghost of the cliff

December 18, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


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Marvin Riggs 90th

Marvin Riggs will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, at the First Church of Nazarene in Great Bend.

July 26, 2015 | | Birthdays


Bieberle 60th

Willis and Theresa Bieberle will celebrate their 60th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2 at St. Patrick's Parish Center, 4100 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Mark Bieberle of Wichita, Robert Bieberle of Topeka and Mary Kay and Dave Lumadue of Pittsburgh, Pa. The couple has seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

July 26, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Henrietta Bartonek 90th

Henrietta Bartonek of Otis will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 1, at the Otis-Bison Elementary School in Otis.

July 26, 2015 | | Birthdays


Burnett — Schneider

Timothy and Barbara Burnett of Pittsburgh, Pa. and LaVern and Elaine Schneider of Albert, announce the engagement of their children Alexandria Dee Burnett and Scott Edward Schneider. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late John and Dolores Burnett. The prospective groom is

July 26, 2015 | | Engagements


Stoss baby girl

John R. and Becky Stoss of Dodge City, announce the birth of their daughter, Neeley Deann Stoss, on June 11.

July 26, 2015 | | Births


Make the most of mealtime

In today's harried world, seems like everyone's schedule is filled to the brim with activities. Both parents work, kids go to school and participate in student government, sports or any number of events. Seems families meet each other coming and going. Still, most parents believe it's more important than ever to dedicate the dinner hour to developing and nurturing relationships with family members.

July 26, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Tompkins reunion

The descendants of John and Abi Tompkins gathered in St. John for their annual reunion on July 19, at the IOOF Hall. A covered dish dinner was followed by visiting and a photo session.

July 26, 2015 | | Reunions




​Budgets on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will vote on publishing next year's budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The recommended budget would require an estimated property tax rate of 33.124 mills this year; that is exactly the same as the actual tax rate in 2014.

July 25, 2015 | | Local News


​Steven J. Thomas 1957 - 2015

Steven J. Thomas, 58, passed away at his home in Great Bend on July 24, 2015. Steve was born on July 1, 1957, at Hutchinson, to Glen L. and Patty L. (Herndon) Thomas. He grew up in Lebanon, Kansas, and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1975. In 1976 he moved to Great Bend and attended Barton County Community College, where he obtained an Associate of Science degree.

July 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Linda O. Zielke 1948 - 2015

LARNED – Linda O. Zielke, 66, passed away July 23, 2015, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. She was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Greene, New York, the daughter of Leonard and Thelma Pierce Oles. A longtime area resident, she was a homemaker.

July 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Tickets on sale for Legion Auxiliary’s Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary's fifth annual Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser will be held Friday, Aug. 7, at American Legion Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend.

July 24, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an Enron gas pipeline operating procedures update, a City of Hoisington railroad crossing replacement and the Solid Waste Management Plan Shingles Recycling Program.

July 24, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for July 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 24, 2015 | | On the Record


Larned golfer Massey misses match play

WICHITA - Larned High junior Colton Massey shot a 156 total over 36 holes while competing in stroke play qualifying in the 2015 Kansas Amateur Golf Championship at Wichita County Club. Massey missed qualifying for the 64-player match play bracket.

July 24, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


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