ROCK VALLEY, Iowa - Florine Elizabeth (Nuss) Arend, 78, died Jan. 17 at Hegg Memorial Hospital. She was born April 27, 1932 in Galatia. Services were held last Thursday in Rock Valley.
HUTCHINSON - Leona Marie Hammer, 88, died Jan. 21 at Elm Grove Estates in Hutchinson. She was born Jan. 31, 1922 at Dodge City the daughter of Roy and Goldie (Smith) Rankin.
HOISINGTON - Ronald Dean Beary, 61, died Jan. 21 at his home in Hoisington. He was born NOv. 19, 1949 at Kansas City, Mo. the son of Jack and Majorie (Young) Beary.
GREAT BEND - Lou Ann Ritterhouse, 77, died Jan. 22 at Central Kansas Medical Center. She was born Aug. 13, 1933 at Langley the daughter of John Amos and Irma Blanche (Kindt) Mitchell.
HORSESHOE BAY, Texas - Ruby Marie Mitchell, 85, passed away on Jan 21. She was born April 19, 1925 at Wilson, the daughter of Ruben and Lydia Nuss. She married George E. Mitchell in 1944. They celebrated 67 years of marriage and had four sons.
PAWNEE ROCK - Connie Virginia Keller, 76, died Jan. 18 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson.
Great Bend Police A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the 3200 block of 21st St., it was reported Thursday. A vehicle driven by Cynthia Livingston struck a parked car in the 1400 block of Taft Street at 8:59 a.m. Thurseday. Vehicles driven by Jenny Wolff and Hope Huslig collided at Lakin and Main at 12:32 p.m. Thursday. A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the 1600 block ...
Deputies found blood, but no driver, at the scene of an accident early Friday. According to a report from the Barton County Sheriff's Office, a gold, 1999 Chrysler Sebring was found on top of a rock pile on North U.S. 281 at mile marker 113, about 7.5 miles north of Great Bend. They believe they know who the driver is, but as of late Saturday morning they had not been able ...
There several new books available at the Ellinwood Community/ School Library. They are:
Every winter I look forward to watching the drama unfolding in the backyard, as birds and squirrels begin arriving at feeders, searching for and sometimes battling over food and even becoming food for predatory birds.
HOISINGTON - In December, Hoisington Main Street Inc. mailed out a survey to solicit ideas regarding what people liked the least and best regarding Hoisington's downtown. It asked what types of businesses should be established and events to hold. The results of the survey will be presented at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the Hoisington Activity Center meeting room, 1200 Susank Rd. The meeting is open to everyone.
BY MACK McCLURE firstname.lastname@example.org Barton Community College head men's basketball coach Craig Fletchall tinkered with his starting lineup for the road clash with NJCAA No. 4-ranked Hutchinson on Thursday night. Fletchall opted to bring budding freshman standout Dwayne Brunson, the 2011 Verizon Wireless Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Player of the Week last week, off the bench against the Blue Dragons. It paid big dividends for the Cougars, ...
Ellinwood School District USD 355 has four at-large Board of Education openings up for election in April. The terms are for four years, and the deadline to file is Jan. 25. at the Barton county Clerk/ Election Office. Questions may be directed to US 355 Central Office at 620-564-3226.
Terry and Sandra Vink of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Vink, to Jack R. Bates, son of Jim Bates of Overland park and Susan Bates of Dallas, Texas.
David and Jamie Bailey celebrated their 40th anniversary with family and friends on June 9 with a pool side reception at the Best Western Motel in Great Bend.
Genola McCarter will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30 at Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road in Great Bend. Friends and family are encouraged to attend or send cards.
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
An upcoming support-group session will present ways to identify and treat Parkinson's disease, along with advice about discovering new ways to get the most out of life, said Catherine Strecker of Ellinwood, PhD, who will lead the meeting.
I don't know what I was thinking: In 1973, when I was 11, I flushed an apple core down the toilet, an action I would come to regret.
SAN ANTONIO - It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories.
Fifty students at Kansas State University are among the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
It is no accident that Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie, is opening on Father's Day weekend. Television shows and movies based on Superman have always reflected America's zeitgeist, but Man of Steel goes deeper into questioning America's identify by examining the values that Superman-and thus, America-was raised with. As an inwardly directed memoir that illuminates our political conflicts, Man of Steel might as well have been called Dreams of Superman's Fathers. Hollywood directors ...
Bill Mead of Great Bend has been through it all – five surgeries, three complete radiation treatments and skin grafts. He is currently undergoing more chemotherapy.