Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. I don't think anyone who keeps up with the weather forecast for Barton County would have expected all of the snow we received at the Bottoms this past week. Snow this week in Barton County? Wondering if Doc and I have finally lost it? Sure, we did not get any snow in the form of precipitation, but we did get a lot of snow in the form of owls. Snowy owls that is!
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Kansas high school basketball scores
Thursday, Jan. 12
Vanessa Diaz edged out two of her co-workers to earn the "Shining Star of the Year" award from Rosewood Services Inc. for 2011. Also awarded as honorable-mention selections were employees Erika Julian and Mallory Osuwah.
Barton County Sheriff
WASHINGTON, MO. - Karolyn Kaye Coleman, 72, of Washington, Mo., formerly of Ellis, passed away in the loving arms of God, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Cedarcrest Manor Nursing Home in Washington, Mo. Born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Emmeram, she was the daughter of Delbert and Beulah (Springfield) Witt. On July 25, 1955 she married Arthur Paul Coleman, in Great Bend. She was a homemaker and a health care provider.
ARLINGTON - Melvin, D. Thompson, 85, died Jan. 13 at his home in Arlington. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Birzer Funeral Home.
HAYS -Hubert Rajewski, 94, of Hays, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5 at the Great Bend Health and Rehab Center in Great Bend, Kansas. He was born April 4, 1917 in Vincent, Kansas to Frank and Mary (Wittman) Rajewski. He married Emma Klaus in 1939. He had worked in maintenance and was a farmer.
ISLAMABAD (MCT) – With a decision to fast-track the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Iran, Pakistan is underscoring not only the energy needs of its flailing economy but also its growing estrangement from Washington.
SEOUL, South Korea (MCT) – Capping a diplomatic huddle in Tokyo with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Japanese central government officials pledged Thursday to buy less Iranian oil in a nod to Washington's campaign to sanction Iran over its nuclear program.
Crime Stoppers is offering a larger than normal reward for information on the attack of a 24-year-old woman, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Shopko Stores and Pamida, two of the nation's leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, are merging to sharpen its focus on serving smaller and rural communities.
This Jan. 29, our state will be 151 years old. Kansas was admitted to the Union two and a half months before the beginning of the Civil War – one of our nation's most terrible times.
Pheasants' banquet Saturday
Gun thefts reported
Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Great Bend man Monday after a burglary in progress was report at 9:18 in the 200 block of Bermuda Drive, just southwest of Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the resident at that location advised that a person was breaking in and officers were needed.
Individuals from Greensburg and Woodston died and two people from Garfield sustained possible injury Friday when two pickups collided in Ellis County.
Editor's note: These photos update the following story, which was originally posted on April 17.
Laverne Lessor of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner followed by a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 27, at the Senior Center. No gifts are requested.
Francis and Becky Demel of Hoisington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kacey Elaine Demel to Kyle James Beck, son of Anne and Allan Beck of Claflin. Grandparents of the bride-elect are James and Lorraine Schneweis, and Lawrence and Sidone Demel, all of whom reside in Hoisington. Grandfather of the prospective groom is Eugene Beck of Hoisington.
Bryce Alan Divis, son of Steve and Dixie Divis of Great Bend, has received an appointment to the Class of 2018 at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The Otis Lions Club will hold a benefit Pancake Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Otis Bison High school gymnasium. Cost per person is a free will donation. The 2nd Annual Pancake Races will start at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used for Otis Beautification and youth projects in the local area with funds matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Kenton and Anita Sanko of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Annie Jean Sanko, to Michael Patrick Tolbert, son of David and Carole Tolbert of Overland Park. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Virgil and Vinita Gatton of Stafford and Rosemary Sanko of Great Bend and the late Floyd Sanko. Grandparents of the prospective groom are James and Judy Tolbert of Farmington, N.Y., the late Patricia Tolbert, and the late Irving and Ruth Dutton.
Tom and Shirley Lytle of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 26 with family and friends.
Todd and Geneva Ost announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Ost, to Taylor Braet, son of Steve and Dana Braet. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Osborn Ost of Ellendale, N.D. and late Gladys Ost and the late the late Steven and Eva Binek. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Paul and Arlene Griffiths of Coffeyville, and Bob Braet of Leawood and the late Darlene Braet.
Parnassus Club met on April 8, at Darline Boley's residence
Derek and Jaime Tournear, of Fort Wayne, Ind., announce the birth of their son, Weston Martin Tournear, on Jan. 17. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long. He has two sisters, 7 year old Savannah and 2 year old Dakota.
Art and music come together in the last concert of the Fort Hays State University music season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center, in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus.
Silver Key, the sophomore leadership honorary at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2014-2015 school year.