HEALY – Eleanor L. Penka, 91, died Nov. 4, 2014 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
NEWTON - Barton Community College theater major and vocalist Maili Kee of Salina earned the right to sing with five Broadway stars at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bethel College's Memorial Hall, 300 East 27th St. in Newton as part of Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway" show. Kee won a runner-up spot in Hesston-Bethel College's "Singing with the Broadway Stars" contest by submitting a video of herself singing.
Waters True Value and P&S Security, located in the Westgate Shopping Center at 1649 W. K-96, will host a Veterans Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Military equipment from the World War II 4th Armored Division Re-enactors and the Army Reserve 863rd QM Detachment will be on display outdoors, along with Legion Rider motorcycles.
Mike Westerman, retired Ellinwood High School English teacher, thrilled a crowd last week by appearing as Edgar Allan Poe for an Oct. 30 program at First United Congregational United Church of Christ in Great Bend.
Lessons about pumpkins and how they grow came to life recently at Incredible Years (IY) Preschool, thanks to a local business.
A woman who was walking across Patton Road at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday on Eisenhower Ave. was hit by a vehicle. According to preliminary reports from the Great Bend Police Department, Scott Johnson was driving north in the 1300 block of Patton Road and struck Trudy Watson, 32, who was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with a possible leg injury.
The regular pheasant hunting season begins this Saturday, Nov. 8, and continues through Jan. 31, 2015. Megan Hammeke at the Great Bend Recreation Commission reminds hunters that GBRC holds a Longest Tail Feather contest. The contest will run through the 2014-15 pheasant hunting season. The winner will receive a $30 Great Bend Chamber Gift certificate donated by Smokin Aces Gun Shop.
KANSAS STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
In 2005, Hurricane Ivan was a Category 5 storm headed for New Orleans. "Mayor Ray Nagin declared a state of emergency and strongly recommended that residents evacuate immediately," reported CNN.com at the time. Roughly half-600,000-residents left; the majority stayed. The storm passed. New Orleans was unscathed.
Gentiva Hospice, part of the nationwide family of Gentiva home health and hospice companies, joins in celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month. Every November, this observance honors hospice and home health workers – including nurses, aides, social workers, therapists and administrators – who make a remarkable difference in the daily lives of patients and their families.
Hey, remember the House GOP's big summer announcement that it intended to sue President Obama for his purportedly tyrannical behavior? Whatever happened to that, anyway? Did John Boehner file the suit or not?
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Fernando Varela, whose strong tenor voice has endowed him with the power and raw emotion for singing both rock and opera. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
President Obama is leaning heavily on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent agency, to change the Internet from a competitive, free-market service into a government-regulated public utility.
Did the election last week really mean that much? I took to my Twitter account on Tuesday to point out that the change in control of the Senate from Democrat to Republican actually means very little, despite efforts by politicians and the mainstream media to convince us otherwise. Yes, power shifted, I wrote. But the philosophy on Capitol Hill changed very little. The warfare/welfare state is still alive and well in Washington.
Kentucky remains No. 1 in the first Associated Press regular-season men's basketball poll released Monday.
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday, the most lucrative deal for an American athlete.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick jostled his 2-year-old son on his lap, egging him on to speak into the microphone and tell the world his daddy was the NASCAR champion.
It was a very good weekend for the Barton Community College women's basketball team. The Cougars left Kansas for the first time this season and took on a pair of tough foes at the Holiday Inn Classic on the campus of Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colo.
It was one of those November Classic schedules where you just go get it done. A pair of games that should be easily won.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks kept driving deep into Kansas City territory. They kept getting stonewalled. First they were held to field goals, and then they were held to nothing.
Angela Rae Collier, 64, died Nov. 15 at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita. Born July 5, 1950 at El Dorado, she was the daughter of James L. and Lavina (Parks) Hanks.
STAFFORD – Alicia Marie Ginest, 49, passed Monday, Nov. 17, at South Wind Hospice House, in Pratt, surrounded by her loving family. Alicia was diagnosed with renal cell cancer in late March, 2014. Throughout the year, her cancer quickly progressed, and was later found terminal. Born Jan. 1, 1965, in Stafford, she was the daughter of Larry K. Rohar and Dianne A. Fertig Rohar,
WILSON - Evelyn Elizabeth (Ney) Charvat, 103, died Nov. 10, in Wilson. Born Dec. 11, 1910, in Cawker City, she was the daughter of Jake and Emma (Vohs) Ney. In 1918 she moved with her parents to a ranch southwest of Dorrance, Kansas. On Dec. 29, 1952, she married Frank Charvat in Wilson.
WICHITA - Janelda Marie "Jada" Butler, 75, florist and homemaker, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
VICI, Okla. - Lamona Irene Zelle, died on Nov. 15.
Sunday, Nov. 16