HAYS - Joanna Aubel Johnson, 78, died Nov. 28, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born March 3, 1936, in Uniontown, she was the daughter of Clifford and Addie (Swink) Typer. On March 29, 1986, she married William "Bill" Aubel in Hays. He died on Sept. 26, 2008. She married Toby Johnson on Aug. 7, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was a real estate broker and owner of Aubel Realty. She loved playing bridge, cooking, reading, traveling, and helping others.
OXFORD - Russell Junior Craven, 80, went to be with his Lord on Nov. 30 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Russell "Junior" was born on a farm in Slate Valley on July 20, 1934 to Russell and Ora Mae Craven. Junior attended high school in Oxford. He worked at various oil rigs. He started his trucking career driving for A.V. Davis Van Lines. He retired with United Van Lines after 37 years of cross country driving. He later went to work for Price Trucking in Winfield. He was a member of Oxford First Baptist Church.
Two people were injured Sunday morning when a Chevy Malibu missed a curve at SE 40 Road and SE 150 Ave., hit a tree and caught on fire.
Great Bend Fire Dept.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The final weekend in the Big 12 will illustrate both the risk and reward that come with the league's decision to do away with its title game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs had 66 yards of offense through three quarters Sunday night. Their defense was gashed for 168 yards by unheralded running back C.J. Anderson. And when they finally made Denver punt, a gaffe by one of their players gave the Broncos the ball back.
Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll. And the team Kentucky lost to in April's national championship game in North Texas no longer is ranked.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The brutal defeat that Kansas State endured two years ago at Baylor is not in the back of the Wildcats' minds. More like front and center, every day of every week.
Two more games and two more wins. A pair of wins for the Barton Community College men's basketball team over the weekend pushed the Cougars winning streak to eight as Barton has bolted out of the gates to a 10-1 record.
Sometimes in November for college basketball teams it is about how you respond. From that aspect, the Barton Community College women's basketball team earned an A for the weekend. From the wins and losses perspective it may not be as high of a grade.
A clerk at Cerv's convenience store, located at 10th and Main, reported being robbed at gunpoint Saturday night.
Bernard and Lisa Seiwert announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Marie Seiwert, to Devon Austin Degenhardt, son of Louis Degenhardt and Sheryl Degenhardt.
Kerry and Tracy Grattan of Sedgwick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Grattan to Luke Fanshier, son of Randy and Angie Fanshier of Great Bend.
Ken and Jennifer Cason of Thornton, Colo., announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Ann Cason on Nov. 7th. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Farmers Bank & Trust congratulates Mel Holopirek, Donald Hanhardt and Ingrid Bird as they retire on Dec. 31st.
The following meals will be served Dec. 15 through Dec. 19. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Robin Fabricius, Chair of the ElderCare Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency, has announced new staff. Gaila A. Nielsen will be the Executive Director for ElderCare, Inc. Nielsen will direct the Home Care and Nutrition divisions of the agency. Nielsen was with Legend Senior Living in Topeka and Lawrence as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellinwood School District and Alterra Healthcare in Great Bend.
It is customary during the Christmas season to give generously and to support local charities. A group of employees at Van Wyk, Inc. proposed to take up a collection from their co-workers to do just that. Worthy causes were selected in each of the states where the company has terminals. Dave Van Wyk, President of Van Wyk, Inc., agreed to match dollar for dollar what was raised by employees up to a total of $2,000.
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.
Remember Kelly Thomas?
They say there's been a recovery, but most of us haven't seen it. Our economy is creating more jobs, but they don't match the wages, benefits and working conditions of the ones we've lost. The stock market is at a historic high, but its gains seem eerily divorced from how the economy is actually performing. Unfortunately, it looks like just another speculative bubble.
The Hoisington Cardinals opened up the dual part of their schedule with a 72 to 6 win over the Ellsworth Bearcats at the Hoisington Activity Center. The Bearcats forfeited eight of the 14 weights to the Cardinals, but the matches that they did wrestle against the Cardinals were wrestled with some very solid kids. The highlight of the evening was Freshmen, Christopher Ball defeating the Class 1-3A State Ranked at number four Ellsworth Bearcat Zach Martin who Ball defeated 3-2. Christopher got an early takedown in the match and rode out Martin. In the second period Ball escaped for one ...
Kelsey Couture, senior in psychology from Great Bend, is a new member of Phi Kappa Phi at Kansas State University.
Thursday December 11, at GBMS
The Parnassus Club met at the home of Darlene Boley for the December meeting. Coralie Button, club president, led the business meeting. Plans for the spring auditions for voice and piano students were discussed. This year's auditions will be March 7, at BCC. This annual event, held in the Fine Arts building, is an opportunity for students to perform before friends, family and a judge. The winners are given an award and in April perform for the members of the Parnassus Club.
File this under the heading of, who would have ever thunk it?
Many people look forward to Christmas time and the smell of a fresh cut evergreen tree can bring back the happy memories of Christmas past. If you have not picked out your perfect tree for this season, here are a few tips about picking one out. Bringing home a tree is not the end of the work though. Proper care for the tree once it is in your house may help it stay looking good throughout the holiday season.