HOISINGTON - Ruby Elaine Manweiler (Nuss), went to her heavenly home on Feb. 5, 2017. Ruby was delivered into this earthly world by her father at their home in the Wheatland Township, Barton County. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1951.
Barbara L. Ellis, 75, died Feb. 5, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 5, 1942, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Clifford John and LaVerne Louise (Lewis) Ellis. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was dietary manager for Great Bend Manor for 25 years, retiring in 2004. She enjoyed flowers, bird watching, her great-grandchildren, and traveling, especially to Mardi Gras.
Lois Ann Anderson, 67, died Feb. 5, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 10, 1949, at Cadillac, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Mildred (Gable) McQuiston. A Great Bend resident since 1993, coming from Grapevine, Texas, she worked for Great Bend Housing Authority as a Housing Supervisor.
TIMKEN - Victor A. "Vic" Pechanec, 87, died Feb. 4, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 5, 1929, in Great Bend, he was the son of Henry J. and Rose T. (Vsetecka) Pechanec. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was a farmer/stockman. On Nov. 16, 1949, he married Agnes Oborny at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken. She preceded him in death May 5, 1987.
Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon honoring 2016 inductees, Jean Cavanaugh and Mike Goss, are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Club at Stone Ridge. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Monday, Feb. 13. Tickets will not be available at the door.
According to the Kansas Contractors Association, a recent poll found Kansas voters do not agree with how state leaders are spending taxpayer dollars – specifically, the sweeping of $2.7 billion away from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the general fund over the last six years.