A Great Bend Police officer attempted to stop a 2004 Ford pickup that was reported as having a possible intoxicated driver, at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, on Broadway Ave. When the officer made contact with the driver, Dwight Check of Pueblo, Colo., Check reportedly sped off. Check was stopped in the Blockbuster parking lot and arrested for driving under the influence. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content level of 0.21. Check was released Thursday after posting a $1,000 surety bond.
Great Bend firefighters were dispatched to an abandoned farm house at 197 North U.S. 281 at 4:29 a.m. Sunday. The cause of the fire was undetermined.
Katherine Louise Ball, 83, died Nov. 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 17, 1929 in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Shelton C. and Veatrice (Wakefield) Haworth. On Dec. 15, 1946 she married Dewey Daniel Ball in Winfield. A resident of Great Bend since 1955, coming from Plainville, she was a homemaker. She along, with her husband, was a beekeeper. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, knitting, and Scrabble.
Gregory Allen Bean, 54, died Nov. 25 at his home in Great Bend. Born April 4, 1958 in Great Bend, he was the son of Paul and Norma (Trent) Bean. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a motorcycle mechanic for Great Bend Yahama. He raced motorcycles winning many state titles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.
Catherine Rose Hazen, 86, of Great Bend passed away at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover on Nov. 24 after a brief illness. Born on Jan. 31, 1926 in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Henry Rudolph and Martha Lena (Herber) Nienke. She was united in marriage to Bernard "Buck" George Hazen on Aug. 16, 1944 at his parents' home in Erie. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2008. To this union two children were born, Kenneth Ray and Brenda Sue. The couple lived in Holyrood, Pratt, Russell, and St. John, prior to moving to Great Bend in ...
SMITH CENTER - Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard, 91, died Nov. 24 at the Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Tulsa, Okla.
HUTCHINSON - Sylvia Fern Marker, 94, died Nov. 23 at her home in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 12, 1917 in Nickerson, she was the daughter of Harvey H. and Ida Toewes VanNorman. In October of 1937, she married Lloyd Albert Marker. Together the two enjoyed many years of weekend camping trips before Lloyd's death in August of 2002. A resident of Sterling for 65 years before moving to Hutchinson in 2002, she was a homemaker.
Guillermo "Will" Resendiz, 31, died Nov. 25 at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 6, 1981 in McAllen, Texas, he was the son of Atanacio and Teresa (Rivera) Resendiz. He married Adelita Diaz in Edinburg, Texas. A resident of Great bend since 1987, coming from McAllen, Texas, he was employed by KMW Loaders as a plasma operator.
The next Answers for Senior Kansans seminar will deal with long-term care. The free ASK program will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Presenter Randy Clinkscales, a Hays attorney, will address the topic of how to pay for long-term care when it is needed and will provide information about Medicaid and long-term care insurance. The seminar is sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Angels Care Home Health. Refreshments will be provided by Angels Care Home Health. For more information, call Donna Baugh at 792-1614.
Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired's Christmas Potluck dinner will be held at the convent at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. In lieu of a gift exchange, the membership is collecting canned goods for the Food Bank. Members and guests are welcome. RSVP by calling 792-1232 or 793-5645.
The Barton Music Department will take its audience down memory lane and beyond as it hosts a Holiday Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a free make-and-take jewelry class at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Participants will use polymer clay and natural materials to create pendants, earrings and bracelets with unique and fascinating textures. Polymer clay is an inexpensive, safe, non-toxic material that can be baked in a kitchen oven. All materials will be provided.
CLAFLIN -A fund has been established for 18-year-old Bryce Steiner, Claflin, who was recently diagnosed with cancer (B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). A senior at Central Plains Jr.-Sr. High School, he is the son of Chris and Tammie Steiner, Claflin.
Ellinwood Police Department Monthly Report for October 2012
The Great Bend Public Library continues to offer patron programs at its temporary location, 3407 10th St.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, March 21. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry permit through the State of Kansas. Residents of Barton County will be given priority enrollment.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Great Bend High School swimmers hope they aren't all wet when it comes to a lofty goal they have set for themselves this weekend.
Golden Belt Community Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund. Established with the transfer of assets from the St. Rose Foundation, the fund will continue a vision of helping local people.
PARK CITY - Great Bend's state-ranked Cody Liles (132) faces a loaded bracket in Friday's Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City. The top two finishers will meet for the state championship Saturday night.
A Russell man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident on U.S. 281, half a mile south of NW 180 Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports that Nicholas T. Clenney, 24, was transported to the Russell hospital by the Hoisington Ambulance Service.
How much should the government fine people whose children are deemed by (some) well-meaning bureaucrats as "obese?"
It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. That coup was not only supported by U.S. and European governments -- much of it was actually planned by them. Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow it is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its current, seemingly hopeless situation.