Brian and Karen Sprecher of Hillsboro, Ore., announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly Lynn Sprecher to Wyatt James Urban, son of Mike and Debbie Urban of Claflin.
Alan Nitz of Moline, Ill., announces the engagement of his daughter Stephanie Nitz to Seth Homolka, son of James and Katherine Homolka of Holyrood.
Nearly a decade after playing in her final WNBA game, former basketball sensation Jackie Stiles still enjoys competing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas homered, Bruce Chen won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Saturday night.
LEVELLAND, Texas - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season this week at the NJCAA Division-I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship held in Levelland, Texas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tim Duncan scored 19 points, helping engineer a 24-0 run in the third quarter after the Spurs trailed by 24 points, and San Antonio defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-86 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
TOPEKA - Each of the Great Bend High School swimmers in the Class 5-1A girls' state meet were able to improve their times in Saturday's finals competition at Hummer Sports Complex.
MONTEZUMA - Macksville High School's boys' track and field team won a Class 1A regional championship.
GREENSBURG - The Ellinwood High School girls track and field team finished runners-up at a Class 2A regional on Friday.
BALTIMORE (AP) - I'll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Doris M. Amerine, 88, of Great Bend, passed away at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend on Thursday evening. Doris was born on Nov. 7, 1923 in Great Bend to Emery Blaine and Katie E. (Brocher) Burris. A life-long resident of Barton County, she graduated from Great Bend High School in 1941. On April 11, 1942, she was united in marriage to Maurice D. Amerine at Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1981. Doris was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
WICHITA - Aaron Wade Fisher, 38, passed away following a car accident. He was born June 12, 1973, the son of Karl LeRoy Fisher and Connie (Clark) Fisher.
I am writing this letter in response to Councilman Randy Myers' 2 letters of April 15th & May 13th.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the main museum. There will be a catered meal and social hour for members and potential members. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 15 by calling the museum, 620-793-5125, or emiling email@example.com. The cost of the meal will be $9.50, payable at the door. It will include pulled beef and pork, potato salad, vegetables and more served by Tom Burns.
The Barton Community College Library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 on campus.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Amy Sue Russell 1966 - 2014
HUTCHINSON - Billie Louise Messick Williams, 83, died Aug. 10, at Hester Care Center. Born Dec. 27, 1930, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Lee and Sally LeRoy True. She was a 1956 graduate of Raymond High School. On Aug. 27, 1947, she married Donald F. "Pete" Messick in Tribune. He died Sept. 18, 1994. Then on Sept. 12, 1998, she married Robert Stanley Williams in Hutchinson. He died Aug. 10, 2013.
CHASE - Donald Mark Oberle Sr., 66, passed away Aug. 11, at his home in Chase. Born July 3, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of George J. and Florentine L. (Kimpler) Oberle. A lifelong resident of Chase, he was a pipe-liner in the petroleum industry. On Dec. 23, 2002, he married Debbie (Gilley) in Great Bend. She survives of the home.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Cindy Parr and Candace Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God Bless America.
It is said that Americans don't like titles.