RUIDOSO, N.M. - Misti C. Anderson, 42, died Jan. 27 in Albuquerque, N.M. Born May 12, 1970 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. Berchek Jr. and Roxanna L. (Reiser) Hartline. In 1989 she married Jay Anderson. They later divorced. Formerly of Great Bend, Sterling, Beloit and Lindsborg and Carlsbad, Calif., she was a waitress.
DODGE CITY – Billy Collins, 75, died Monday, Jan. 28, at his home in Dodge City. He was born Jan. 24, 1938 at Welfare Island, New York. On Oct. 10, 1944 he was adopted by Anthony and Delia Dunnigan Collins. A Dodge City resident since 1988, moving from Ellinwood, he was a truck driver for Chaffin, Inc. in Dodge City, retiring in 2002. He served in the United States Air Force.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Jan. 22
Little piggies went to market and resulted in 2350 pounds of sausage and 475 pounds of ribs. Ellinwood High School FFA members have been involved in this project of sausage sales for 50+ years. The hogs are purchased form Leon Dunn of St. John. Butchering and the seasoning of the seasoned sausage takes place at Ellinwood Packing Plant. "The money raised is used for Ellinwood FFA chapter activities, such as registration fees for contests, T-shirts and FFA jackets, FFA chapter banquet and FFA awards," Kent Blakeslee said. Blakeslee is the teacher of Intro to Agricultural Science.
The Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club met on Jan. 10. Twelve members, one leader, and ten parents were present. Roll call was answered by "What you got for Christmas." A member made a box for the clubs flags in his shop class. The group discussed fund-raising ideas. Barton County 4-H Days will be held on March 2nd. Entries are due by Feb. 15th.
Doris Kisner will celebrate her 95th birthday on Jan. 30 with a card shower.
Les Stewart will celebrate his 80th birthday on Jan. 31 with his family, wife Mary Lou; daughters, Lisa Richardson, Mona Schaffer, Julie Lipari and Cindy Damm and their families, seven granddaughters and one grandson.
Frances Urban will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 30 with family.
Michael and Cheryl Schmeidler of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Louise Schmeidler to Daniel Jerome Schneider, son of Robert and Kathy Schneider of Olmitz.
John E. Stoss of Hoisington and Carla Klein of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Shelli Marie Stoss to Travis Michael Schmidt, son of David and Patricia Schmidt of Claflin. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward and Darlene Stoss of Hoisington, Jim Burnette of Larned and Judy Burnette of Great Bend and great-granddaughter of Hilda Chakir of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Victor and Mary Rose Oberle of Claflin.
Tina Weber will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 2 with a card shower.
At the recent TLC 4-H Club meeting members decided to participate in Get Fit for 4-H for the 4-H days. Karly Brungardt did a demonstration on "How to make Origami"; Morgan Kaiser demonstrated "Polish your Nails"; Kaitlin Adams demonstrated hoe to make t-shirt bags; Jacenda Gilbert demonstrated how to make GAK, a gel like substance; and Bonny Boultinghouse presented a talk on scarves and demonstrated "How to make Kettle Corn."
KBCA basketball rankings
The 1-5A high school boys state swim meet took place this past weekend at the Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Great Bend swimmers results are:
The Rice County Historical Society's Coronado Quivira Museum will host a panel discussion celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. This panel discussion will be moderated by Sterling College History Professor Doug Boardman. The panel members are Junior Soeken, Jackie Rogers Schafer, Shane Cordell, and Bud Kelly.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 South Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Terry Lewis, Shawn Panzer and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.
My oldest son is handsome, smart, and, in the words of my old boss Ann Richards, very nearly perfect. I love him boundlessly, so it hurts me to know that his homeland has been at war for every single day of his life except for a few months in 2001 when he couldn't yet crawl. Now he's shaving, and for the first time in his life he might get to witness a real discussion about going to war.
I'd advise you to sit down, pour yourself a beer and take a deep breath. You're about to hear something that will change your life. Forever. Are you relaxed?
At the Greensburg Speech Tournament on Saturday, six students competed and seven events placed. Carter Sheffield qualified all three of his events to state again of by placing 1st in Serious Solo Acting, 1st in Poetry Reading Interpretation and 2nd in Impromptu Speaking.
Beating the approaching bad weather the Barton Community College baseball team got in the rubber game of a hastily scheduled 3-game series Saturday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field.
TOPEKA - Kyle Ann Lichter, 51, Topeka, passed away Feb. 24, 2015.
HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 83, died Feb. 22, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1931, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.