Christine Beakey, 87, died Oct. 4 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 16, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Arthur Louis "Red" and Isabella (Schwager) Beakey. A Great Bend resident since 1932, coming from Chicago, she was a 1941 graduate of Great Bend High School. She was a welder during World War II, and a bookkeeper for Jule's Glass Company and the Barton County Treasurer's Office.
HOISINGTON - Bradley Livingston Kasper, 33, died at home in Hoisington on Oct. 3. He was born Sept. 8, 1978, at Hutchinson. He married Evelyn Barnett on Dec. 15, 2008, at Hoisington. He worked for D & S Casing and Murray Casing Crews. Mr. Kasper had been a Hoisington resident since he was 3 years old, coming from Hutchinson.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
KEARNEY, Neb. - The NHRA West Central Division Summit Racing Series picked up the action for the Race of Champions this past weekend at Kearney Raceway Park in conjunction with the Division's National Open event. The event was postponed due to bad weather at Brainerd International Raceway back on Sept. 18.
Auditions for the second show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2011-2012 season, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry, will be held Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.
While the weather prediction for today is warm and sunny, the 511 Traveler Information Map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state, said Kansas Department of Transportation spokesperson Barb Blue.