Sandra L. "Sandi" Simmons, 67, died Nov. 11 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 14, 1944 in Great Bend she was the daughter of Gerhardt LaVern and Delora Jean (McCullough) Nuss. She was married to Gary Simmons for 35 years. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was the owner and operator of Great Bend Floral for 38 years.
LITTLETON, Colo. - Willie Edwin Schultz, 78, died on July 7, 2011 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. surrounded by his wife, children and grandson.
LITTLETON, Colo. - Diana Marie (Dian) Walters, 60, passed away at Minnequa Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 5 after being ill for a number of years. Diana was born Oct. 21,1950, in Great Bend, the daughter of Cleat and Virginia Walters. She graduated from Great Bend High School and moved to Denver in 1972.
Dorothy Lucile Brining, 93, died peacefully on Nov. 9 in her son and daughter-in-law's home in Waddington, N.Y. For the last 12 months, Don and Cher lovingly cared for her in their home where she often got to spend time with her granddaughter, Danielle and her husband, Ronnie Plumadore and share in the joy of the upcoming birth of their first child–her first great grandchild!
Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 11 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 7 at Goddard High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2010-2011 school year.
Until recently, I would often stop by the corner convenience store after work to treat my sweet tooth. From the time I was four-years-old and walked barefoot down to Vern Wagner's little general store, I've always been forced to satisfy my craving for chocolate.
"These are not your grandmothers' quilts," says the National Quilt Museum of their national contest winners. Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery is now displaying these fabric masterpieces for their current featured exhibit, "New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Orange Peel."
The new advanced registered nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM) is now available to see patients of all ages. Linsey Carter recently moved to Great Bend to share the SJFM practice with Cherie Morris, M.D. in family medicine with obstetrics, and Charise Oelger, physician assistant.
Curiously on one of the Wichita TV stations after the most recent precipitation, the weatherman spent time regarding the drought and if the drought was over. Most of us while very grateful for the moisture know we are still in a severe drought, especially when you consider that even after the last event many areas are still five or more inches behind normal compared to the long-term yearly average as of this date. So what exactly did we gain with this moisture?
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carson Palmer has emerged from semi-retirement mode and is back to looking like an NFL quarterback.
November is adoption awareness month and Catholic Social Service is hosting the first annual Bubbles for Babies event from Nov. 14 to 18 to raise awareness about infant adoption. The fun, week-long celebration is an opportunity for individuals to pick up a bottle of bubbles and blow bubbles-both real and virtual-about their experiences and stories of adoption. The event culminates on Nov. 19, National Adoption Day, when one name will be drawn for a very nice prize basket.
Sunflower Early Education Center will sponsor a free screening to all children birth through two from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 16 at the Migrant Parent Advisory Council at Washington School, corner of 12th and Washington. The screening will answer questions about autism and early childhood concerns. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 800-692-4087 or 792-4087.
If the Red Cross is in Great Bend to collect blood, Milton, 77, and Merita, 75, Rice of Pawnee Rock will be there. This husband and wife team has given a total of 356 pints of blood, 188 for Milton and 168 for Merita, which equals 44 1/2 gallons. Together, their blood donations over the years may have helped save up to 1,068 lives.
Arun Gandhi, grandson of the great Indian civil rights leader Mohandas K. "Mahatma" Gandhi, has continued the legacy of his late grandfather through peace activism and nonviolence promotion. He will share lessons learned from his grandfather at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University Campus.
While millions of people choose relaxing in front of the TV, computer or smartphone screen after a long day at work, a new study finds that might cause the opposite feeling.
Sara-Jane Smallwood had made her way to the top: a bachelor's degree in Indian American studies, a master's in public policy from Indiana University and a job on the Hill, working as a policy analyst for her U.S. senator.
Internet banking, online billing accounts, social media pages and blogs are a few of the digital assets that make up a person's online portfolio, but there are few laws determining how they are to be handled after a person's death. The Uniform Law Commission may have a solution.
Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its 9-week GED Preparation Class.
Let's face it. Every couple fights. And despite how unpleasant fighting is, sometimes it just needs to happen so that you and your spouse can fix some things and get back on track. But sometimes the fighting doesn't get things back on track. And the fighting can cause even more problems.
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A rural Hoisington man who collided with a deer while driving a motorcycle on the Cheyenne Bottoms blacktop last Friday was listed in critical condition Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn't do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City.
Some believe "big data" may be the next renaissance in agriculture. Others call it the greatest advance in agriculture since the Green Revolution during the 1940s, '50s and '60s when one of the biggest waves of research and technology spurred the growth of agricultural production around the world. Some compare big data with the biotech revolution.
Today, after the previous columns briefly describing genetic engineering and GMO traits found in agriculture, it's time to wrap this up. So IS GMO technology a Blessing or a Curse? That is up to the reader to decide based on facts and reasoning. To help let's list the potential benefits followed by the potential pitfalls as objectively as possible.
Ken and Juanita Dreiling of Great Bend Will celebrate their 40th anniversary on July 27.
Justin and Rachel Mawhirter announce the birth of their son Emmett Lee Mawhirter on June 24, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20" long. He has a 2-year-old big brother, Jace Matthew Mawhirter.
James (Jim) Oliver will celebrate his 90th birthday on July 29, with a card shower.
Sara Miller and Matthew Loving were united in marriage on Sept. 14, in a double ring ceremony at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa. The bride is the daughter of David and Nan Miller Brookville, Pa. and the granddaughter of David and Sara G. Miller of Brookville and the late Henry and Lois Schrecengost. The groom is the son of Marty and Karen Loving of Pawnee Rock, and the grandson of Aletha Loving of Pawnee Rock and the late Jack Loving, and Robert and Dorothy Maneth of Great Bend