Robert L. "Rob" Pelster Jr., 39, died Oct. 13 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 14, 1971, in Great Bend, the son of Robert L. Pelster Sr. and Lodema "Dee" (Garrett) Pelster. He married Frankie Lea on Aug. 14, 1993, at Great Bend. He worked for Log-Tech of Kansas as a wireline tech. He was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
Melvin J. Maneth, 78, of Great Bend, died Oct. 16 at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Shaffer, the son of John and Anna (Haberman) Maneth. He married LaRue Legleiter on June 11, 1957, at Olmitz. He was a retired farmer and rural letter carrier. He was a Great Bend resident for three years, coming from rural Albert.
It's official! The construction of the Community Animal Shelter is to begin. The City of Larned is assisting with funds to break ground for the shelter. The total cost of the shelter is approximately $308,000. "We are under way in fulfilling a community need for an animal shelter. The shelter will be located on land donated by Al and Patty Campbell at the corner of 8th Street and Highway 264, just north of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF)," said Lois Eye, president of the Pawnee County Humane Society.
Barton Community College students will take a fall break from classes Oct. 21 and 22. Barton faculty members will have a work day on Thursday, Oct. 21, and will take Friday, Oct. 22, as their fall break. All college offices will remain open.
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INMAN – Voting for the 8 Wonders of Kansas People will end midnight, Friday, Oct. 22. The results will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 28.
EMPORIA –Rural Olpe resident Linda Carson has a list of reasons why she doesn't like camping. In a colorful, zany children's book, Carson details those reasons.
There are several new books at the Ellinwood District Library. They include:
On Oct. 21, the Ellinwood Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Barton County Sheriffs Office will be conducting a drivers license/seatbelt check lane in the City of Ellinwood.
The women of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Holyrood will hold their annual Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Fellowship Hall, 301 East Nassau. Chili, chiclcen "Halo" noodle soup, sandwiches, pie and coffee will be served.
Holy Name Parish of Bushton will host its annual Fall Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 24, serving a roast beef dinner in the parish hall, located three and one-half miles southwest of Bushton. Other activities will include a raffle, featuring a queen-size quilt as grand prize, bingo, cake wheel and children's games. Cost the meal, including a salad bar and pie, is $8 for adults, $4 for children six – 12, and free for those 5 and under.
First place in the "New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Sunflower" contest was awarded to Claudia Clark Myers of Duluth, Minn., and Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah, for their quilt titled "Gypsy Caravans." Classic Sunflower blocks in orange and blue spin in an asymmetrical arrangement evoking the look of a gypsy wagon.
On Saturday afternoons when I was a boy growing up in the little North Texas town of Electra, I would often steal into the basement of my Dad's church and sit for hours under the quilting frame set up by the Women's Missionary Council. The ladies of the church would sing hymns, gossip and generally catch up on the goings-on in their world. All the while, thimbles clicked and nimble fingers darted in and out of the batting suspended on the quilting frame. I was always amazed at how they could piece together all those disparate pieces of ...
Even though the headlines and newscasts aren't abuzz with dire warnings about an especially nasty virus, influenza remains a threat.
The Barton Community College Foundation kicked off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign titled "Slide Rules to Smartphones" on March 1. Longtime supporter and former employee of the college Paul Maneth will serve as the chairman for the month-long fundraising drive.
When Ana Refinetti, M.D., discovered the details of her uncle's illness and death, it reinforced what she already knew. Breast cancer in men may not be very common but it is serious and can be fatal.
When Orion Edwards first started attending the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center (EEC) in September last year, he wasn't using any words. He was just turning 2.
GREAT BEND - John Edwin Taylor, 85, died Feb. 27, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Richard Thier, 75, died March 4, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
HOISINGTON - Lorene C. Horton, 86, died March 5, 2014 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.
The new graphic artist at Office Products Inc. understands that sometimes customers don't know exactly what they want and may need a little guidance.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) will sponsor a new Thursday afternoon grief support group in Great Bend from March 13 through May 1. It will meet each Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin in Great Bend. Use the Lincoln Street entrance.
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The Hoisington High School forensics team placed fourth out of nine schools at Central Plains High School in Claflin recently. Sterling finished first; Hodgeman County (Jetmore) placed second, and Sylvan-Lucas placed third.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team qualified four new events for the state championships tournament with their stellar performances at competitions held at Central Plains and Lyons High School last week.
In a vehicle driven by Christopher C. Jaso, 30, of Scott City, Skyler M. Denning, 23, Hoisington, Maria D. Cavender, 32, Great Bend, and Saxon A. Denning, 20, Great Bend were injured in a wreck at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Dr. Russ McCaulley of Great Bend has been re-elected to his third two year term on the Heart of America Contact Lens Society Board of Directors at the societies 53rd annual congress held in Kansas City Mo. on Feb. 14-16th. Dr. McCaulley will continue as a Director of Education.
Governor Brownback signed a proclamation declaring March 23 – 29 as Kansas Agriculture Week and Mar. 25, Kansas Agriculture Day. A cornerstone of the agriculture celebration is the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive.
Nearly 300 of Kansas best educators gathered in Topeka in February for the 2014 KEEN (Kansas Exemplary Educators Network) Conference. This by-invitation only conference was hosted by the Kansas State Department of Education. It is for active KEEN members, their principals and superintendents, and recognized educators. They met to discuss current education issues and classroom practices. The two days were spent celebrating the achievements of Kansas public schools and collaborating on ways to better serve Kansas students.