Florence J. Debes, 75, of Great Bend, died Nov. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 2, 1936, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John A. and Helen F. (Huslig) Debes. She lived on the farm where she was born until she moved to Odin in 1980 with her parents. Her mother died in 1987 and she lived with her father until he died in 1999, when she moved to Great Bend, as a client of Rosewood Services.
MANHATTAN - Paul Wesley Brown, 83, longtime resident of Manhattan, passed away on Nov. 21 at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. Born on Dec. 3, 1927, in Great Bend, he was the son of Alice Ruth (Tullis) and Thomas Logan Brown. Paul was raised in Great Bend and graduated from high school in 1945. In 1949 he graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. On April 17, 1951, at the Danforth Chapel on the Kansas State University campus, he married Joanne Frudden. She preceded him in death on July 10, 2005.
GARFIELD - Leroy T. Hickman, 82, died Nov. 24 at Larned Healthcare Center, Larned. He was born Jan. 12, 1929, at Henderson, Ark., the son of Olin and Sarah Wood Hickman. On Dec. 8, 1951, he married Maxine M. Lackey at Mountain Home, Ark. She survives. A longtime resident of Garfield, he was a mechanic and Garfield City Maintenance.
Roy Lee Jurgensen, 88, died Nov. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Barton County, the son of Fred H. and Alma W. (Schuster) Jurgensen. He married Eunice Mae Davidson on May 16, 1951, at Great Bend. She died Sept. 1, 1980. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was road maintenance foreman for Barton County Highway Department for 41 years, retiring in 1987.
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. - Dorothy L. Bryant, 85 of Lee's Summit, Mo., died Nov. 23, 2011, at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee's Summit.
Darin J. Brewer, theft, fine $50, restitution $13, court costs $85
The Ellinwood School/Community Library has some new books. They are:
ELLINWOOD -Everyone, of all ages, is invited to the Ellinwood Historical Society programs at 5 and 6:30 p.m. during "Hometown Christmas" on Saturday evening, Dec. 3.
National Geographic Magazine photographer Jim Richardson will open an exhibit of photographs on Nov. 23 from his story on the King James Bible appearing in the current issue hitting subscribers' mailboxes now.
Seventh-day Adventist Sanctuary groundbreaking
Employee contributions to Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's annual membership drive reached an all-time high this week with 100 employees contributing to the 2011-12 annual membership campaign.
Kansas students, including those in Hoisington's Unified School District 431, improved performance on statewide reading and mathematics assessments for the 11th straight year, according to results from the 2011 Kansas Statewide Assessments. Results showed that in the areas of reading and mathematics, there are higher percentages of students performing at the exemplary level than at any of the other four performance levels on the assessments.
The Prairie Godmothers group's next event, a Match and Mingle Cocktail Party on Monday, Dec. 1, will give the nonprofit organization a jump start on the third annual Giving Tuesday.
HOISINGTON - The Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation is one of over 30 non-profits participating in Give Where You Live Giving Day. The Golden Belt Community Foundation will host its first-ever Giving Day on Tuesday, Dec. 2. This is an important one-day event to grow non-profit endowments exponentially.
Through the Michelin Soccer Program, Great Bend Recreation Commission has received more than $650 from G-B Tires and Michelin. Closing its 15th year, the Michelin Soccer Program has raised more than $18 million in funds for youth all across the country.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
Two more photos from the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis 75th anniversary celebration.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include reviewing and approving the 2013-14 audit. The college reports it has received a clean audit for the period.
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Friday, Nov. 28. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 1.
Wednesday was National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas took it very casually. The UWCK sponsored a Dress Down the Town benefit for raise funds for the 2015 campaign.
In just one week, millions of Americans will be on their way to the first of what will be many holiday festivities filled with family, friends and, perhaps the most sought-after companions, food.
Women are often said to be more emotional than men, and a new study shows why that may be.
NEW YORK CITY - When science and music come together, it can be a beautiful sight.
NEW YORK - Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying "no" to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.
War is hell, but that's not the message most players would get from playing combat games like "Call of Duty."
Bill Cosby was widely known for his ridiculous sweaters, his ability to make people laugh and his famous "zip zop zoobity bop" sounds.
It's not hard to tell when the Christmas shopping season is officially in full swing because my children's cartoons become shorter along with the days. Instead of regular programming, their 30-minute show is crammed with 20 minutes of commercials telling my kids why they absolutely can't live without and must have a stuffed animal that magically transforms into a backpack or a bed or a three-bedroom ranch with optional den.