Rosaline Herren, 79, died on Feb. 15 at home in Great Bend. She was born July 26, 1934 at La Crosse, the daughter of Wendelin and Dorothy (Herl) Herrman.
LARNED/WICHITA - J.E. "Jim" Throckmorton died on Feb. 12 at Reflection Living Homes in Wichita. Jim was born in Garner,Texas on Dec. 25, 1921 to Ed and Stella Keiner Throckmorton. He graduated from Sam Norwood, Texas in 1938. He attended barber school in Austin, Texas and later became a barber in the U. S. Navy in Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif. He later became an employee of Western Union and worked as a teleprinter through out Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
BENKELMAN, Neb. - Ernestine Elaine (Little) Smith, 89, passed away Jan. 30, 2014, at her home in Benkelman.
Leo A. Bender Sr., 71, died Feb. 13 at Hays Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1942 in Fort Collins, Colo., he was the son of Leo and Lydia (Greenwald) Bender. On April 4, 1970 he married Elizabeth "Betty" Schmitt in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend for 43 years, coming from Russell, he was a unit driver for a well servicing company for 30 years and then worked in housekeeping at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center for 10 years until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing.
ODIN - Hubert J. Steiner, 92, died Feb. 13, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Jan. 31, 1922, in Hoisington, he was the son of Joseph and Burga (Kinzel) Steiner. A lifelong Barton County resident, he graduated from Hoisington High School. On Sept. 14, 1948, he married Loretta Schneider in Olmitz. Hubert was a farmer, stockman and also ran a bulldozer for the Cheyenne Township for many years. He enjoyed goose hunting and spending time with his family.
SEWARD - Violet Morton, 92, died Feb. 15 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Sept. 25, 1921 at Seward, the daughter of Guy and Mary (McGinty) Smith.
As a thought experiment, consider the 2014 motor fuel market a pizza, divided conveniently into eight slices. If you stretch the metaphor, U.S. consumers have completed the cheapest slice of winter pie since 2010. But GasBuddy predicts that some much more expensive slice of gasoline pricing is imminent, with pump prices likely to jump some 15-40 cents per gallon between now and Easter Sunday.
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ELLSWORTH - A fixed-wing aircraft crashed Thursday at the Ellsworth Municipal Airport as the pilot was attempting to land. The pilot was not injured.
Flipping through a recent issue of "Time" magazine, I discovered a wildly popular phenomenon that has somehow existed under my radar: CrossFit and similar extreme workout programs.
Get this: The government is incentivizing people to not work.
If you had any doubts, be assured that reasonable people are heeding the warnings of local officials and weather experts and have wisely elected to avoid the snow and ice covered roads. Especially in the eastern half of the country where many states are pounded with anywhere from 10 inches in Alabama to as much as 24 inches of snow, (MD, PA) many schools and business took off Thursday and are closed again today, electing to stay safe at home.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will hold its annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St. The menu includes roast beef, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available. Admission is by freewill offering. All proceeds go to support the Christian Education programs for the children of the church.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Kenneth E. Kaiser, 91, passed away Jan. 13, in Crete, Neb. He was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Shaffer, the son of John and Rachel (Hanhardt) Kaiser.
HOISINGTON -Merle Steiner, 81, of Hoisington died Monday, March 3 at Golden Living Center in Wakefield. He was born Nov. 14, 1932 at Odin, the son of Louis and Lenora (Ummel) Steiner.
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Eighteen years ago, the Internet was a pretty different place. AltaVista had just launched in 1995 and was rapidly becoming the dominant search engine. The 56K modem was invented that year, but wouldn't be commercially available until 1997. And Congress passed the 1996 Telecom Act, with the rare foresight to largely insulate the Internet from government interference. The result has been the remarkable engine of innovation, growth, and expression that most Americans now rely on every day.
Alright. Woo-hoo. We're partying now. With the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for sorting Phillips head screws from flat head screws, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer publicly vetoed SB 1062, legislation that would provide legal cover to businesses denying services based on the operator's religious beliefs. The return of Jim Crow with a cactus beat.
MIAMI - Best player. Best game of his career.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Phil Forte matched a season high with 23 points to help Oklahoma State defeat Kansas State 77-61 on Monday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina just keeps winning, even if the past two performances haven't been what coach Roy Williams wanted to see.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Challenged for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, umpires got it right.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jose Quintana made it to the 200-inning mark last season. Now the Chicago White Sox lefty wants to add even more to his workload.
LAWRENCE - Joel Embiid will sit out the final two regular-season games for No. 8 Kansas so that he can rest a lower back strain that has already caused him to miss a game, and it's possible the freshman center could be out through the Big 12 tournament.
The Barton Community College softball doubleheader against Bethany College JV scheule for Wednesday has been postponed.