GREAT BEND - Norma G. Mounkes, 89, of Great Bend, died June 20, 2012 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
KELLER, Texas - Norma Lea McCurdy, 84, died July 2, 2012 at Baylor Regional Medical Center-Grapevine in Grapevine, Texas.
OVIEDO, Fla. - Warren Eugene Kerbs, 88, died Dec. 28, 2011 at his home in Oviedo, Fla.
HUTCHINSON - Pat Chiater Lightfoot, 71, died July 2, 2012 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
LARNED - Janice Schneck, 81, died July 3, 2012 at the Catholic Care Center in Bel Aire.
TIMKEN - Viola Marie Schwindt Horyna Roland, 87, died July 2, 2012 at her home in Timken.
HOISINGTON - Ryan "Pat" Lynch, 54, joined our Heavenly Father on June 25, 2012.
The band Limited Edition will play from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. Use the north door.
Athletic insurance quotes are on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the college's Fine Arts Building.
ELLINWOOD -- This week Crime Stoppers of Barton County turns its attention to Ellinwood. During June, the golf course was vandalized and a utility trailer was stolen in town. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, Crime Stoppers spokesman, asks anyone with information about any crime to call Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip.
A team of Rosewood Services Inc. employees raised nearly $1,500 during this summer's Barton County Relay For Life event, which was held June 8 at the Barton County courthouse square in downtown Great Bend. It was the first year that Rosewood formed a team, which was cause for special recognition by Barton County Relay For Life. Organization representatives Kandi Wolf and Mariann Shook presented a certificate of appreciation to Heart Strong team members on June 28, fittingly at the Rosewood Memorial Garden.
For the third year in a row, Kansas CASA has been chosen to participate in the Walmart Foundation Associates Choice Program.
ABILENE - Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK), which specializes in providing products for everyday life in small-town America, announced at its June 27 annual meeting of shareholders that the company's name will officially change to ALCO Stores Inc. An amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was approved at the meeting. ALCO Stores also plans to change its ticker symbol on NASDAQ to "ALCS." Both the name change and the change in ticker symbol will be effective as of July 6.
NEWTON - The Great Bend Braves swept a Class A American Legion doubleheader against Newton on Sunday afternoon after McPherson, which was scheduled to be part of a triangular with Newton and Great Bend, had to back out.
Monday, July 2
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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