At 4 a.m. Thursday, a passerby saw a newer-looking pickup on fire in a field north of Broadway Ave. The pickup was blazing and its horn was sounding as the person called 911. No one else was around. Firefighters responded to 6000 block of 16th St., and found the truck in flames. Damage was estimated at $20,000 and the cause was undetermined.
Linh Reiter of Great Bend won the first-place jackpot of $750 at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament. Robert Unger of Hudson won $300 for second place and Bill Sutton of Dodge City $150 for third.
CHASE - Darlene Weatherman, 60, died Sept. 21 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. Born Dec. 9, 1950, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Ira P. and Margaret Heinz McKay. She was a graduate of Great Bend High School. On May 25, 1968, she married Larry Weatherman Sr. in Great Bend. A resident of Chase since 1992, formerly of Hoisington, she was a former office manager for Karlin Communications and Cablevision and a pastor.
David Ray Hickey, 59, died Sept. 8 in Denver, Colo. Born Dec. 2, 1951, he was the son of Raymond and Twilli Hickey.
HOISINGTON - The annual Fall City Clean Up Week in Hoisington will be Sept. 26 -30. Residents should place items on their front curb on the regular day of trash pickup.
Ellinwood After Prom planning beginning
The 6th annual Fall Fun Festival for Kans for Kids will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 2 at the Kyle and Melinda Kasselman Farm west of Claflin.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School volleyball team hosted the former members of the Mid-Central Activities Association on Thursday evening.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' golf team competed at the Dodge City Invitational on Thursday afternoon.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod. A catered dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. in the church basement. Those planning to attend the meal should contact Trinity Lutheran Church by Friday, Sept. 12.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is placing its fall order for fruit from the Bithell Farms in Oregon. Place orders by Sept. 30 and the fruit will arrive in late October or early November.
One of the first things I learned when I began youth ministry: Complicated doesn't work in ministry. It's far better to simplify.
• Aglow Lighthouse meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Coffee and social time will be followed by a program at 9:30 a.m. with featured speaker Mary Bieberle.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Alvin "Al" F. Pfannenstiel 1923 - 2014
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Karmi Green and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Ah, college is back in session - which means, says The Washington Post, that "helicopter parents" are in full flight.
Happy anniversary, Daisy girl! What would our politics be like today if she hadn't burst upon the scene 50 years ago - a freckled tyke blown up in a nuclear blast, the star of America's first gut-punch TV ad?
MEDICINE LODGE - Larned's Dorothy Keenan tied for first with a 46 and lost a scorecard playoff for first medalist honors at the Medicine Lodge Tournament. Madison Gleason shot 53 and placed eighth. Larned finished fourth.
By Judi Tabler