Barry "Bernie' Young 1960-2011 GREAT BEND - Barry "Bernie" Young, 50, died June 10, 2011 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born December 24, 1960 at Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Hikalea) Young. Mr. Young was a Great Bend resident since 1988 coming from Honolulu. He was a cook for the Petroleum Club, Gentlemen's Club and Wendy's. Survivirs include three brothers, Charles Lewis, Eldon Lewis and Adrian ...
Fred W. Meyer YUMA, Ariz. - Fred W. Meyer, 87, formerly of Ellinwood and Great Bend, passed away June 7, 2011 at his home in Yuma, Ariz. A memorial service will be held in Kansas at a later date. The Yuma Mortuary and Crematory is handling arrangements.
Mary Frances 'Dolly' Gabel 1926-2011 WARRENTON, Mo. - Mary Frances "Dolly" Gabel, 84, passed away Jan. 23, 2011 at her residence at Warrenton, Mo. She was the 13th child of Jacob and Agatha (Leiker) Gabel, born July 27, 1926 in Great Bend. When her brothers and sisters saw her they said, "she looked like a little dolly," hence her lifelong nickname. She attended St. Rose Catholic Grade School and Great Bend High School. She then ...
Betty Wondra 1931-2011 GREAT BEND - Betty Wondra, 80, died June 9, 2011 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born April 29, 1931 at Great Bend, the daughter of Henry J. and Lena L. (Hlavaty) Maneth. She married Robert Joseph "Bob," Wondra May 15, 1950 at Great Bend. He died Dec. 19, 2009. Mrs. Wondra, a lifetime Great Bend resident, was a homemaker. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at ...
Sister Frances Marie Heitz, OP 1914-2011 GREAT BEND - Sister Frances Marie Heitz, 96, died June 10, 2011 in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend. She was born October, 5, 1914, in Ost, Kansas, as Thecla Rose Heitz. Sister Frances Marie was the daughter of the late Bert and Mary Robben Heitz. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community May 27, 1929, and pronounced her first vows August 22, 1932. She celebrated 75 years of ...
Michael C. Gilbert 1951 - 2011 Michael C. Gilbert, 60, died June 8 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. He was born March 6, 1951 in Redlands, Calif, the son of Jack and Shirley (Fox) Gilbert. He graduated in 1969 from Everett High School in Washington State. On May 29, 1976, he married Tammy (Jones) Gilbert in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend for more than 35 years, he was employed by the ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Labor Day Committee is bringing back the Labor Day Princess Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities.
HOISINGTON -Once again there will be a Labor Day Baby Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities in Hoisington. A Labor Day Baby will be named during the Labor Day weekend, and the winner will receive a cash award of $100, a $100 savings bond and a memento.
There are several new reads available for check-out at the Ellinwood Public Library. They are:
CLAFLIN - The city officials say 4-4,500 people were in town maybe even close to 5,000. So many back yard barbecues were held. Plans are already being made to do another event in five years.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will offer a special presentation on Caring for Your Keepsakes at the Trail Center's auditorium at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19.
The Pawnee County Humane Society will sponsor an Adoption Fair from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Orscheln Farm and Home Supply and during Orscheln's Moonlight Madness event at 5320 11th Streer.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 31 in a special session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Activities June 12-18 Carry in Dinner - Sunday 12:30 p.m. Bring some food and enjoy visiting and eating with friends. Rosella Sydow and Thelmarie Wilhite will serve as hosts. Blood Pressure check -Monday 11:30 a.m. Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Coffee Time - ...
Free fall, injury prevention offered LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department is sponsoring a free Fall and Injury Prevention Program for senior citizens in June and July. The program features free in-home safety assessments and free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Contact the Pawnee County Health Department (620) 285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 to set up a free appointment. For information, e-mail Jacque Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Beth Herrmann at email@example.com. Commission to meet LARNED ...
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28