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.
Barton County Jail
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.
A Loraine man led law enforcement officers on a vehicular pursuit Saturday morning in Barton County.
Michael Tiede, accident involving damage, dismissed
It's been 33 years since an Ellinwood resident was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. On Monday, J. Basil Dannebohm took the oath of office as the third Ellinwood resident to serve in the Kansas Legislature.
Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.
Like blaming a rape victim for her "provocative dress," many press pundits blame the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists (and the Danish cartoonists before them) for crossing "red lines," and inviting trouble. In the past few days the small community of American editorial cartoonists have been getting calls from their local media, asking for comments about self-censorship and what subjects we should be forbidden to draw in a free society.
Usually over the period of 12 months, you get an equal balance of good days and bad. On the playground of the cosmos, the scales tend to balance out. But holey moley catfish, seems like last year the good days spent the bulk of recess time hiding behind the equipment shed next to the monkey bars, and the teeter totter hardly moved what with that fat punk-bad days, grounded on his end of the board throwing rocks at squirrels.
Central Kansas Roller Girls are starting their 2nd season and need recruits. Those interested should meet at 7 p.m. on Jan 19, at Skateland, 3101 N Lorraine in Hutchinson. No skating skills needed. Everything will be taught. For more info go to www.facebook.com/CKRollerGirls.
A record number of people participating in the Great Bend Cookie Contest resulted in $610 being donated to the Food Bank of Barton County last Wednesday.
Over the last several years, our nation has left behind decades of energy scarcity and has become a worldwide leader in energy production. We should take full advantage of this unique American moment of global energy leadership. What we need from our elected leaders are smart energy policies that promote our nation's position as a leader in energy production.