GODDARD - The Great Bend High School Panthers (13-7) take on Newton (7-13) today at 2 in a first-round game of a Class 5A regional baseball tournament.
PRATT - With a pair of wins on Monday, the Hoisington High School softball team will advance to the Class 4A regional tournament championship game on Wednesday.
WICHITA - Both the Ellinwood High School doubles team and the singles player fell in the first round of the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Friday and Saturday.
WICHITA - Benn Kirmer and Layne Bieberle of Central Plains High School finished third at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday.
ST. JOHN - While there was still competition to see who would be Class 1A regional champions at the tournament at the par-70 Stafford County Country Club, there wasn't any question which teams would qualify for the state tournament.
Joe Boley will present a free program, "Titanic and the Music," at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Crime Stoppers seeks information about a vehicular burglary that occurred between 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and 6:50 p.m. on Sunday in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said a 1995 Toyota pickup parked at 1400 18th St. was broken into and items stolen.
SALINA - Ron W. Schmutz, 51, passed away May 10. Born Oct. 13, 1960, in Junction City, he was the son of Leland and Luella (Fehlman) Schmutz.
WICHITA - Berhl E. Abercrombie, 70, passed away May 11. Born Oct. 14, 1941, he was a retired Basham employee. Berhl loved to garden and fish.
HUNTER - Dorothy J. "Jeanie" Baird, 78, of Hunter, died May 11 at the Mitchell County Hospital Resident Care Center in Beloit. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McDonald Funeral Home in Beloit.
KENSINGTON - Maxine V. Horsfall, 79, died May 12 at the Hilltop Lodge in Beloit. She was born on June 23, 1932. Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary in Smith Center is in charge of arrangements.
Chloe M. White, 67, of Great Bend, died May 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 25, 1944, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Samuel Ellis Snyder and Margaret Marie Senko. She was a 1962 graduate of Ellinwood High School. On July 21, 1962, she married Larry D. White at Ellinwood. She was a housekeeping supervisor at Ellinwood District Hospital, retiring in 2003.
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Contract renewals fill the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. Following an executive session for discussion of personnel matters, the board will vote on renewing contracts for faculty, head coaches, management staff, the vice president and deans, and the college president.
Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will offer private pilot ground school classes from 6-9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 through July 26 in Barton's Technical Building, T-184.
Robert J. "Bob" Tittel, 56, passed away on Sunday morning, Oct. 5, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born on Jan. 23, 1958 in Ness City, he was the son of Benhardt and Hildegard Frieda Emma (Schettler) Tittel. In 1976, he graduated from Ness City High School, and that same year he moved to Great Bend. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked for many years as a cable technician for CableVision in Great Bend until health issues prevented him from working. Bob was a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades, and enjoyed many activities, including auto body restoration.
James W. Herren, 92, died Oct. 6, at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington. Born June 24, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of George L. and Minda (Knighton) Herren. On July 10, 1978, he married Beverly A. Barnes in Wichita. She preceded him in death. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a supervisor for Kansas Foundation for the Blind.
A Great Bend woman who has attended several of the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy sessions is hoping for a big turnout at the next presentation. It will be the last one of the year.
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On the road in Atlanta, the Pirates learned they were among 10 teams to make it to baseball's postseason. Reporter Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described what followed:
Law enforcement has long been a popular subject in film comedy. It looks like some producer now has a lot of potential material.