Mary Jo Cunningham will give a program on state fairs at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Senior Center will provide the ice cream.
LARNED - Marlene E. Felsted, 96, died Sept. 12 at Cherry Village Nursing Residential Care, Great Bend. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Morell Funeral Home, Larned.
Vincent Scott Dorsey, Veterans' Service representative, will be in Larned from noon until 2 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home. He will then be in the Reimbursement Office at Larned State Hospital from 2:30 until 4 p.m. to assist veterans and their dependents or survivors with questions about veterans' benefits.
Kenneth Don Ukens, 73, of Great Bend, who died Sept. 10, is also survived by a sister, Beverly Juergensen, and husband Lyle, of Great Bend.
PRATT - Robert Otto Baird, 63, of Pratt, died Sept. 13 at Southwind Hospice, Pratt. He was born Sept. 23, 1946, at Walsh, Colo., the son of Robert Leo and Mary Lou (Pollard) Baird. He married Betty Lewis on Nov. 15, 1987, at Great Bend. He was an oilfield truck driver and dispatcher. Mr. Baird was a Pratt resident since 1994, coming from Great Bend. He was a member of the American Legion.
Two teens hurt in rollover
Delbert A. Sloan, 89, of Great Bend, died Sept. 9 at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1920, at Great Bend, the son of L. Chester and Alice M. (Bortz) Sloan. He was a 1938 graduate of Great Bend High School. He married Wilma Marie Witt in 1940 and they later divorced. He then married Betty Nicolet on April 4, 1953, at Great Bend. He managed C & W Machine Shop until 1960, when he engaged in selling oilfield pumping units, retiring in 1985.
CAMERON, Mo. - Donald D. Geil, 80, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Home in Cameron, Mo., on Sept. 11. His wife of 56 years, Angela, was at his side. Memorial services will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy, 2115 Maturana Drive, Liberty, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the church.
LORRRAINE - USD 112, Quivira Heights and Wilson Schools, are three of 4,000 libraries across the country selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive free hardcover editions of 17 classic books as part of the We the People Bookshelf grant program. The theme of this year's Bookshelf is "A More Perfect Union."
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Danny Richmeier, 79, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Sept. 11 at the Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy, in Bentonville, Ark. He was born on
Glenn Russell Dunavan, 77, of Great Bend, died Sept. 12 at his home. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary Inc., Larned.
Do you have personal issues? Do you want to seem intelligent, well informed and on-top-of-it-all without having to bother to put in any effort or time to see whether your assertions are accurate? If so, then join the trend that's all the rage in the 21st century: show indignation now and worry (or, more likely, don't) about accuracy later. And, for heaven's sake, never EVER worry about "nuance."
President Obama came to my tiny home state of Delaware on Thursday with a "new" initiative to repair deteriorating infrastructure around the country (and to repair his declining polling numbers).
Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health officials were notified today that Colorado has become the second state in 2014 to have a confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis (VS). Four horses tested positive for the disease and have been placed under quarantine. The horses involved in these index cases have no history of travel.
The Open Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Public Library. July's book club pick is "Monstrumologist" by Rick Yancey. The public is invited to attend.
CHICAGO - About the only pitch that Chris Sale wouldn't make Monday night was his case for the American League's Cy Young Award.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend AAA American Legion baseball team struck first in the Zone Tournament-opening game on Monday against Dodge City.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were coming off a two-win season that led to the ouster of the general manager and coach, and the turnover of roughly half the roster.
INDIANAPOLIS - Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson.
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain.
LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
Hoisington Winner Plans to Pay off Home with Lottery Prize
LA CROSSE - Mary A. Engel, 73, died July 20 at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1941 at Hays, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Albina (Billinger) Orth.
Christopher James Thomas, 48, died July 20, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 8, 1966, in Junction City, he was the son of Timothy and Carol (Breault) Thomas. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, he was a self-employed computer repairman.