CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Gary Dean Southard, born George Gary Dean Southard on Jan. 16, 1935, passed away on Jan. 24 at Broward General Medical Center with family at his bedside, from complications of heart disease. A resident of Coral Springs, Fla., since 1978, he was born in Hutchinson and raised in Great Bend. Before coming to Great Bend, his family followed their father in the oil fields in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Gary graduated from Great Bend High School.
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District Judge Hannelore Kitts will issue her decision on the venue issue for the Adam Longoria case next Monday. Kitts did rule on several other pretrial issues on Wednesday, including:
The Great Bend Recreation Commission has a few openings left for its American Red Cross Baby-sitters Training later this month, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said. The training is open to youths 11-15 years old and will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Great Bend Recreation Center located at 1214 Stone St.
Dr. Gerasimos Stavens, cardiologist, wants to share information about women and heart disease, and has scheduled a free class on the topic. It is set for noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Heartland Cancer Center is now equipped with an 8-slice CT simulator that allows a quicker and more comfortable scan for patients who need radiation, HCC Director Jamie Hutchinson said.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 23 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Republicans to meet
Tuesday's snow painted a pretty picture on a Larned roadway south of town.
On Jan. 31, Rhonda Knudson, LUTCF joined nearly 150 other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C. to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National APIC/IFAPAC Training Meeting & Day on the Hill.
20th Judicial District Teen Court Program recently received a grant of $1,000 from the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition to implement youth activities targeted for tobacco use prevention in 20th Judicial District. Teen Court is part of a statewide youth movement against tobacco.
The Hoisington Elementary School Carnival sponsored by HEPA will be held on Feb. 11 at the Activity Center. Supper and concessions will begin be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Carnival doors will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with raffle drawings starting at 7:45 p.m.
By Tracy K. Williams
Eagle Communications, the state's premier employee owned media and Broadband Company, has appointed Rick Nulton, General Manager of Eagle Radio of Great Bend and Gary Exline, General Manager of Eagle Radio of St. Joseph, Mo. as advisory members to the company's board of directors. The advisory members will assist the board with radio opportunities and oversight.
The first ever Hoisington Antique Tractor Pull contest will be held starting a 1 p.m. on April 27 in Hoisington, south of the railroad tracks.
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Everett Dirksen and his fellow moderate Republicans (a now virtually extinct species) transcended partisanship in 1964 and supplied the key votes to pass the historic Civil Rights Act. Now flash forward 50 years. Can you imagine how today's Republicans would respond if a major civil rights bill was on the table?
OCEAN CITY, N.J - Everyone loves a parade, or so they say, and by Labor Day practically every town and village in America will have one. They could all learn something from the way folks here conduct a mid-April oddity called the Doo Dah Parade.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
WIZARDS 118, CELTICS 102
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Garden City Invitational on Tuesday evening.
NEW YORK - Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.
GEORGETOWN, Ill. - Sandra Marie (Lamb) Miller, 66, of Georgetown. Ill., died April 13, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
Cory Blake Chambers, 40, died April 14, 2014 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
GREAT BEND – Ron "Goose" Zecha, 65, died April 16, 2014 at Diversicare of Larned.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned indictments Wednesday against a Mexican national charged with using false identification documents and identity theft in Barton County, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.