Paul Hoss celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 2 with a dinner for family and friends hosted by his children.
Chy A.M. Howery and Brandon Porter announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Mr. William and Dr. Connie Howery of Honolulu, Hawaii. Parents of the prospective groom are Casey Porter and Holly Valdez, both of Phoenix, Ariz.
Clarence J. Burns will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 30 with a family celebration hosted by his children, Harlan and Barbara Davenport, Steve and Linda White and Tom and Kay Burns.
Jack and Tammy Payne announce the engagement of their daughter Jacklyn M. Payne to Brian J. Dougherty, son of Dennis and Marilyn Dougherty.
Crystal Kay Sinn and Daniel Dean Siebert were united in marriage on Aug. 11 in an outdoor ceremony at Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Melinda Sinn of rural Manhattan and the groom is the son of Jim and Taunya Siebert of Wichita, formerly of Hoisington. The bride is the granddaughter of Kathleen Sinn of rural Manhattan and the late Eugene Sinn and Kenneth and Leah Mae Bever of rural Sedan.
Matt and Stacie Resner announce the birth of the son, Noah Easton Resner, on July 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a 3-year-old big brother, William Anakin Resner.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints receiver Marques Colston and Chiefs starting left guard Ryan Lilja are active for the game between Kansas City and New Orleans after being listed as questionable with injuries during the past week.
NORMAN, Okla. - For John Hubert and No. 15 Kansas State, there is no sweeter payback than avenging a dream-crushing loss at the hands of No. 6 Oklahoma.
NEW ORLEANS - It's only Week 3 and desperation time is already at hand for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints.
NORMAN, Okla. - John Hubert ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, Jarell Childs scooped up a fumble and returned it for a score and No. 15 Kansas State beat No. 6 Oklahoma 24-19 on Saturday night to avenge a wrenching loss from last season.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Northern Illinois rallied from a 23-13 fourth quarter deficit to defeat Kansas 30-23 Saturday afternoon. The Huskies (3-1) victory moved its home field winning streak to 17 games, while the Jayhawks (1-3) lost their 16th straight road contest.
CHANUTE - Getting a solid second-half effort, the Barton Community College women's soccer team picked up a 2-0 shutout Saturday over Neosho County.
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez hit his second home run of the game during a startling rally in the 13th inning, then the New York Yankees won a thriller when first baseman Brandon Moss' two-out error in the 14th lifted them over the Oakland Athletics 10-9 Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Using the precise timing and anticipation that has enabled him to become a record-setting NFL safety, Ed Reed had his answer before the question was completed.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers were edged by Maize South at the Garden City tournament on Saturday.
The death of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but during the holidays, grief can be overwhelming. Instead of being "the most wonderful time of the year," it can be the most dreaded.
Contrary to earlier media reports from several sources, Pope Francis did not comfort a disconsolate little boy at a Vatican audience by saying the child's deceased puppy would be awaiting him in heaven.
Christmas is crazy. There is no getting around it. Recitals and school programs dominate our calendars. Cookie swaps and get-togethers fill our evenings. Then there's shopping and wrapping and trying to squeeze every last sugar-coated ounce of fun out of the Christmas season, because if we don't, then our children won't have blissful memories of mischievous elves on shelves or the warm glow of Christmas in their hearts to get them through the cold winter ahead.
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Barton Community College offices will close for holiday break Monday, Dec. 22. All offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 12.
A driver who was being pursued by the Russell Police Department last Friday afternoon was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, 110 1/2 Main, invites the public to help residents at Woodhaven Care Center and veterans across the state during the holidays.
The public is invited to take part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which started Sunday and continues through the first week of January.
Editor's note: In Sunday's Great Bend Tribune, we reported how the falling price of oil will result in a lower valuation for Barton County in 2015, which will result in less tax being collected on leases. We asked the Kansas Department of Revenue - Property Value Division (PVD) to explain the process for setting the value of oil each year. The following in a summary of the response.
PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13, at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.
Helen E. (Nickerson) Sharp, 81, died Dec. 13, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 14, 1933, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Corbin and Elizabeth (Skirvin) Nickerson. On June 1, 1942, she married Bobby Dale Howard in Pratt. They were later divorced. She then married Robert Carl Sharp on June 21, 1975, in Great Bend. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, also residing in Las Vegas, Nev. and Larned, she served as a librarian and bus driver for the Radium School District and was a bookkeeper for Melvin Nuss. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
TOPEKA – A driver stopped in western Kansas with more than five pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
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