BARTON COUNTY – The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigation the death of a 49-year-old woman who died at a home in north of Great Bend Thursday afternoon. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family.
As part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail earlier this month, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported. The trail begins in Great Bend and ends at the Kansas-Oklahoma border southeast of Arkansas City.
Kenneth Morris Warner, 90, died June 16, 2016 at Almost Home, Inc., in Great Bend. He was born Sept. 21, 1925, the son of Albert and Mabel (Renken) Warner. He married Rubye Estes Young October 23, 1948 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Mo. She died August 5, 2006.
LARNED - Ronald F. Scranton, 70, died June 15, 2016, at his home in Larned. Born Sept. 8, 1945, in the Hays Hospital, he was the son of Alvin E. and Ava June Worcester Scranton. In 1963, he graduated from Hill City High School and attended the University of Kansas and Kansas State University, earning BS and MS degrees in Horticulture and Business. On April 8, 1967, he married Martha Deason in Lawrence. She survives. He was the owner and operator of Larned Greenhouse, Flower Shop and Nursery from 1972 to 2010.
Summer is a time for children to have fun, relax and hang out with friends, but for some they had the opportunity to learn about the area around them and how Barton County has played a role in the oil and gas industry.
It is that time again for farmers to be busy out in their fields for wheat harvest and this means slower moving farm implements along road ways throughout Barton County and drivers are ask to take extra precautions while on these roads.
The mass murders in Orlando shouldn't be blamed on inadequate gun control laws, described as a lone wolf attack, characterized as a homegrown terrorist tragedy or dismissed as the act of a crazed hate crime perpetrator. Orlando represents a war on America, and the culprit is President Obama and his shackling of law enforcement in favor of political correctness.
"The ambassador answered us that...it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise."