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Marguerite M. Schneider 1935-2011

OLMITZ - Marguerite M. Schneider, 76, died Dec. 3 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Sept. 28, 1935 in LaCrosse, she was the daughter of William O. and Clara (Busch) Maneth. On Oct. 4, 1955 she married Marvin L. Schneider in LaCrosse. They were married 56 years. A lifetime resident of Olmitz, she was a homemaker, a writer for the Hoisington Dispatch, worked for the Rush County News, and farmed in both Barton and Rush Counties. She was a "reading Grandma" at the Otis-Bison Elementary school, a blood donor, and an avid quilter and seamstress.

December 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Althea Shuss Vratil 1922 - 2011

LARNED - Althea Shuss Vratil passed from this earth on Dec. 3. Born Sept. 23, 1922 in Larned, she recently resided in Overland Park, but had spent nearly all her life in Larned. She left school in 1943 to marry Frank before he was shipped overseas in World War II. Althea finished her degree 50 years later at the age of 71. Althea was a devoted wife, a selfless mother, and a doting grandmother. She loved her hometown of Larned and enjoyed playing golf and substitute teaching. She also loved everything KU.

December 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jordan Library open for regular hours

LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library has a new boiler and has resumed regular hours. Thanks for being patient during the week we were closed.

December 05, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Briefs

USD 495 calendar

December 05, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larned Police Report

Thursday, Dec. 1

December 05, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Welcome Inn What Nots

Welcome Inn What Nots

December 05, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


On the Record for Dec. 6, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

December 05, 2011 | | On the Record


Thieves hit storage sheds

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about recent thefts from storage sheds. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings reports that between Nov. 11 and 23, a storage shed at 708 Jefferson St. was broken into and loss was in excess of $2,500. Items reportedly stolen included four 18-inch tires and wheels for a GMC Yukon, Nascar items, oil, filters, a double-texture brush and a Delta-brand kitchen faucet.

December 05, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Dare graduation

December 05, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


LSU to meet Alabama in BCS title-game rematch

If you like sequels, the BCS has a championship game for you: Alabama-LSU II.

December 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


Samuels rises to challenge as Kansas State beats West Virginia

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Kansas State senior forward Jamar Samuels didn't enjoy halftime Sunday night at Virginia Tech.

December 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma State's loss is Fiesta Bowl's gain

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It's been a long, difficult year for the Fiesta Bowl, first with a dud of a game, then nearly losing its BCS status after an investigation into financial improprieties.

December 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


Top-10 teams Arkansas, Kansas State left out of BCS

DALLAS (AP) - Kansas State and Arkansas will meet in the Cotton Bowl in a matchup of top-10 teams left out of the Bowl Championship Series.

December 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


Palko benched, returns to help KC beat Bears

CHICAGO (AP) - Tyler Palko got yanked from the game - and possibly saved his job. He wasn't making any bold proclamations, though.

December 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chaos ensues in aftermath of Bedlam game

DeleteSTILLWATER, Okla. - After an annual football game they call Bedlam, thousands of Oklahoma State fans jumped, ran and pushed their way onto the field in joy. The Cowboys had just taken apart the Oklahoma Sooners, their bitter and often more successful rivals. The Cowboys' first national championship suddenly seemed within reach.

December 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Annual chili challenge to benefit local, area patients

It's time to get the big roasters out for the next Chili Challenge to benefit local and area hospice patients.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 30, 2015

Barton County Sheriff

January 29, 2015 | | On the Record


Prayer of the Week, Jan. 30, 2015

May the Holy Spirit enfold us,

January 29, 2015 | | Religion


Church bulletin

Upcoming programs:

January 29, 2015 | | Religion


King UMC serving ham and beans Friday

King United Methodist Church, located at 16th and Odell Street in Great Bend, will hold its annual Ham & Bean Benefit Supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The menu includes ham and beans, corn bread, relishes, cake and dessert. Admission is by freewill donation. Carry-out will be available.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 29, 2015 | | On the Record


​Claflin UMC holds annual Groundhog and Pancake Supper

CLAFLIN - Claflin United Methodist Church's 54th Groundhog and Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Admission is by freewill donation. Proceeds will go to scholarships. To arrange for delivery to shut-ins (Claflin only), call the church office, 587-3505.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington K of C romantic meal

HOISINGTON - Everyone is invited to a prime rib dinner with salad, baked potato, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea for $20 per person from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main. This dinner is a benefit to raise funds to improve the air conditioning in the hall and to install a fire suppression system in the kitchen.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


A great Valentine's evening planned at Kingman

KINGMAN - The Historic Kingman Theatre Association and Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce have announced a special event for Valentine's night. International Elvis Entertainer Marshall Matthews and The Memphis Kings with Debbi Cay will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the theater located on Main Street in Kingman.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


Education is Too Important Not to Leave to the Marketplace

This week, events around the country will highlight the importance of parental control of education as part of National School Choice Week. This year's events should attract more attention than prior years because of the growing rebellion against centralized education sparked by the federal Common Core curriculum.

January 29, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Millennials Buy into Homeownership

Young Americans continue to put off homeownership, and that isn't good for anyone.

January 29, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Drone Crash

January 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Hoisington High School vs Russell results

Hoisington - 14 - 26 - 17 - 12 -- 69

January 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Tuesday - GBMS vs McPherson results

GBMS A team 14 - Mcpherson 50

January 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


St. Rose Health Center now offers free nurse hotline service

Most everyone has experienced something like this – especially at night or on weekends.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News


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