Joseph L. Lapka Sr., 82, of Great Bend, died Jan. 30 at Cherry Village Nursing Home. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - Alfred L. Richardson, 74, died Jan. 29 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born June 1, 1936, at Long Island, Kan., he was the son of Herbert and Mae (Lockwood) Richardson. On March 24, 1958, he married Georgia Seigler at Hoisington. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, he worked as a roughneck in the oilfield, and after retiring was an animal control officer in Hoisington and did various other jobs. <p ...
Theo M. Bear, 89, died Jan. 30 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 4, 1921, in Lucas, she was the daughter of Walter O. and Blanche B. (Barr) Nichols. On Sept. 19, 1942 she married Myrl Bear in Junction City. He died Dec. 7, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1970, coming from Wichita, she was a bookkeeper at Great Bend Manor and an elementary school teacher ...
OLMITZ - Tanner Joseph Hlavaty, 7, died Jan. 29 at his home in Olmitz. Born May 8, 2003, in Great Bend, he was the son of Kevin L. and Cambria A. (Bahr) Hlavaty. A lifetime resident of Olmitz, he was a second-grade student at Otis-Bison Elementary School. Tanner was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Olmitz. Survivors include his parents, Kevin and Camie Hlavaty of Olmitz; a sister, ...
The Hoisington community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the Activity Center has been postponed. Organizers will announce the rescheduled time at a later date.
Ellinwood Grade School kindergarteners sit in front of a Kansas cake made out of construction paper.
ELLINWOOD - Members of the Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the Smoky Valley High School Invitational on Jan. 29. Though EHS only entered a few students into the 20-team meet, each of Ellinwood's speakers placed in the top six.
The Individual Retirement Account Charitable Rollover, first enacted by Congress in 2006, expired in 2009. However, in the new tax bill signed by President Barack Obama, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been extended through 2011. This provision allows individuals 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations, like Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, using funds transferred directly from their traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs. Beginning ...
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Middle and High School Bands will be holding the annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Ellinwood High School Commons Area. Please note that this is a change of venue from past years. Tickets may be purchased from any middle or high school band member and will also be available at the door. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10. Carry-out orders will be available.
There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:
Roger and Wanda (Kitchen) Plautz will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a family dinner. Hosts for the dinner will be their nieces and nephews.
Mack Holt of Loving, N.M. and Sandra Holt of Denver City, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Vickye Marie Holt, to William Christopher Kozlowski, son of Bruce and Stacie Kozlowski of Larned and Ruth Warren of Wichita.
Joe Kaiser of Claflin will celebrate his 95th birthday on Feb. 6 with a card shower. Joe Kaiser was born on Feb. 6, 1916 in Claflin. He has lived his life in the Dubuque and Claflin areas. On Aug. 30, 1938 he married Regina Debes. She died on Dec. 13, 2005. He is a retired farmer and stockman. He has six children, Corrine Finger, Ronald and Lucille Kaiser, and Marilyn Ricke, all of Hoisington, Marvin ...
Kelly and Rhonda Wheeler of Pawnee Rock announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Brown to Michael Richardson, son of Michael and Laurie Richardson of Springfield, Mo. and Tim Whitten and Brenda of Tulsa, Okla.
LAWRENCE - Charlie Weis felt a difference in the culture at Kansas as he stood on the sideline Saturday, the clock melting away in the second half and Kansas State on its way to another win over its rival.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
RUSSELL - Clifford Franklin Kopke, 88, died Dec. 1, 2013 at a Littleton, Colorado assisted living facility. Born Aug. 31, 1925, in Emporia, he was the son of William C. Kopke and Sophia Adaline Van Deren Kopke. In 1943 graduated from high school in Emporia. On Feb. 28, 1948, he married Margaret Dorothy Back in Wichita, living in Hoisington before relocating to Russell. She died on Aug. 27, 1983. He was employed by a tent ...
RUSSELL - Harry Lee Hunsley III, 82, died Dec. 1, 2013 at his residence in Russell. Born Nov. 3, 1931, in Larned, he was the son Harry, Jr. and Ann (Bishop) Hunsley. He grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. On Aug. 5, 1956, he was united in marriage to Joan Marie Wilkerson, in Russell. She preceded him ...
HOISINGTON - Richard Lee Evans, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.
WINFIELD - Ida Funk, 82, died Dec. 3, 2013 at her home in Winfield. Born March 18, 1931, in Raymond, she was the daughter of Arch and Alma(Ash) Cain. She was raised and attended schools in Great Bend and Raymond. On Dec. 1, 1960, she married Paul Funk in Great Bend. He passed away July 7, 1999. She was employed at F. W. Woolworth in high school and during World War II at Beech Aircraft. ...
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Get into the Christmas spirit with a meal catered by Delgados and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group.
American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave, Members and guest are welcome.
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On Friday student artists enrolled in the ART 653, Professional Development course will host Studio 653, an exhibition in Moss-Thorns Gallery of Fine Art in Rarick Hall on the FHSU campus. All are welcome to join these student artists and their instructor in a celebration of their achievements in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.
Great Bend Children's Learning Center held a food drive for the local food bank the past couple weeks. The kids were very excited to help out families that may be in need this holiday season. The kids brought in a total of 366 items to donate.
Here we go again. Pointing to a conservative study, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed, "The discussion's over. The debate's over. The proof is in. Texas wins." And who did we beat? California, of course. It's enough to make you wonder if little Ricky got enough love growing up on the dirt farm. Someone get this kid a 4-H ribbon so the grownups can talk, because we've got some work to do.