RAYMOND - Otis Blackburn, 87, died Feb. 12 at Raymond. Born Aug. 31, 1923 in Cushing, Okla., he was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Willie Mae Lowe Blackburn. A resident of Raymond most of his life, he was a retired truck driver and mechanic. On May 16, 1941, he married Altus Higgins in Pawnee, Okla. In 1964 he married Jenny Melton. She died on Nov. 30, 1994.
MANHATTAN – Mary Helen Volkmann, 98, died Feb. 10 at Mercy Regional Hospital, Manhattan. She was born Sept. 6, 1912, at WaKeeney, the daughter of Edward David and Ethel Mae (Dorns) Hobbick.
LEAVENWORTH - Charles "Charlie" Sydney Brown, 76, was born in Leavenworth, Oct. 13, 1934, to Lucy Elizabeth "Betty" Bromell Brown and Ralph C. Brown, and died Feb. 11, at his home in rural Leavenworth. He married Regina Mary "Jean Marie" Theis Brown, on June 29, 1957, at Corpus Christi Church, Mooney Creek.
HUTCHINSON - Rolland J. "Curly" Maynard, 84, a loving father and grandfather, went to his Father's Home on Feb. 12 from Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born March 24, 1926, in Colby, he was the son of George and Avis Gaswint Maynard. He had attended Great Bend High School. A resident of Hutchinson, he had previously lived in Great Bend and Mesa, Ariz. He had owned A&W Root Beer Drive-in and had worked for Holiday ...
OAK LAWN, Ill. - Irene Clara (Schroeder) Carl, 94, died Feb. 14 at Manor Care at Oak Lawn West, Ill. She was born Oct. 3, 1916, at Barton County, the daughter of Henry J. and Clara Frances (Geil) Schroeder. She married Ralph E. "Pete" Carl on July 6, 1943, at Albert. He died Oct. 15, 1975. She worked for Burlington Overall Factory as a seamstress. A Great Bend resident since 1977, coming ...
Teenager has seizures after smoking potpourri A 19-year-old man reportedly suffered from seizures at smoking potpourri, Saturday night in Great Bend. According to the Great Bend Police Department's log, he was transported to Central Kansas Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Great Bend Police A vehicle slid on the snow at Fifth and Pine at 7:19 p.m. Friday and hit the curb. <p ...
The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will have its Valentine's Day party, with the crowning of the King and Queen, at noon today (Feb. 15) before lunch, and a party at 1:15 p.m. with entertainment by Eisenhower 1st and 2nd graders and refreshments after the program. This evening, the monthly potluck dinner will start at 5:30 p.m., with the center serving fried chicken for $1.50 per person. Anyone wanting to eat ...
Amber Dawn Jeffrey and Oliver Eugene Snook were united in marriage on July 24, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Jerry Beat. Parents of the couple are Tully and Bonnie Jeffrey of Claflin and Stephen Snook and Connie Ashley of Great Bend. Grandmother of the bride is Juanita Jeffrey of Salina. The groom's grandparents are Pearl White and Oliver and Carol Snook, all of Great Bend, and Louise Snook of Missouri.
Clara Feldman will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street. Friends and family are invited. Hosts for the event will be her family. They request no gifts.
Albert and Therese Lobmeyer of Leoti announce the engagement of their daughter, Anita Lobmeyer, to Joey Bahr, son of Cherie Bahr of Great Bend and the late Ron Bahr.
Terry and Sandra Vink of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Vink, to Jack R. Bates, son of Jim Bates of Overland park and Susan Bates of Dallas, Texas.
David and Jamie Bailey celebrated their 40th anniversary with family and friends on June 9 with a pool side reception at the Best Western Motel in Great Bend.
Genola McCarter will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30 at Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road in Great Bend. Friends and family are encouraged to attend or send cards.
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
An upcoming support-group session will present ways to identify and treat Parkinson's disease, along with advice about discovering new ways to get the most out of life, said Catherine Strecker of Ellinwood, PhD, who will lead the meeting.
I don't know what I was thinking: In 1973, when I was 11, I flushed an apple core down the toilet, an action I would come to regret.
SAN ANTONIO - It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories.
Fifty students at Kansas State University are among the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
It is no accident that Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie, is opening on Father's Day weekend. Television shows and movies based on Superman have always reflected America's zeitgeist, but Man of Steel goes deeper into questioning America's identify by examining the values that Superman-and thus, America-was raised with. As an inwardly directed memoir that illuminates our political conflicts, Man of Steel might as well have been called Dreams of Superman's Fathers. Hollywood directors ...