BEL AIRE - Christene Elaine carney, 81, died Feb. 2 at the Catholic Care Center in Bel Aire. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announce by Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
ELLINWOOD - Annalee Luebbers, 79, died Feb. 2 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Dec. 8, 1933 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Schwamborn Kowalsky. In 1952 she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 4, 1952 she married Norbert Luebbers in Ellinwood. He died on March 24, 2012. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a cook for Ellinwood Grade School and a homemaker.
Melinda Suzanne Meyer, 49, died Feb. 2 at her home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 23, 1964 in La Crosse, she was the daughter of Richard and Twila (Basgall) Krom. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was the former owner of Mel's Antiques.
Roy L. Myers, 91, died Feb. 3 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
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Seven Ellinwood High School band students recently attended the 20th annual Concert Band Clinic at Kansas State University. They went through an audition process upon arrival at the event. From the audition, the students were placed in six different concert bands.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Super Bowl week that had gone so smoothly for the Big Easy suddenly turned bizarre when everyone was watching.
NEW ORLEANS - Until this Super Bowl, Joe Flacco always believed in himself more than many other folks did.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - For a Super Bowl with so many story lines, this game came up with quite a twist.
NEW ORLEANS - It sounded as if John Harbaugh was happy his Ravens nearly blew a three-touchdown lead in the Super Bowl.
Local Certified Financial Planner Shirley Flick was recently recognized by the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity for her continued support of the nonprofit organization. During the "Barton County's Got Talent" Dinner Theater fundraiser on Jan. 19th, Shirley Flick was given the local chapter's VIP Award for her generous financial and volunteer contributions.
The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2013 filing season by announcing a variety of enhanced products and services to help taxpayers prepare and file their tax returns by the April 15 deadline.
The Smoky Hill Chorale, a community choir under the direction of Dr. Terry Crull, assistant professor of music at Fort Hays State University, begins rehearsals Monday, Feb. 4, in Palmer Recital Hall, in Malloy Hall, room 115, on campus.
These photos were taken Saturday at the 21st annual Central Kansas Spring Expo. With 194 exhibitors, there is something for everyone. The expo continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Admission is free until noon. In the afternoon it is $1 for adults; children will be admitted for free. Many vendors have featured products.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2015-16 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through April 18.
Editor's note: Great Bend's League of Women Voters asked local candidates for 100-word biographies prior to last week's forum. They are printed as submitted, following the LVW rules.
In recognition of the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, the Golden Belt Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet at Heartland Farm, west of Great Bend, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.
Dorothy Mae Dawson, 88, died March 25, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. She was born June 25, 1926, at Great Bend, the daughter of Robert John and Mary Ethel (Davidson) Herren.
Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.
Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.
BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.
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LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.
A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.