Friday, Great Bend librarians and CKLS staff will travel to Salina to hear Valerie Gross speak about why Kansas needs libraries more than ever. She will outline how libraries equal education for a community, and it happens in three ways: self-directed education, research assistance and instruction, and instructive and enlightening experiences. GBPL board members were invited to attend. The trend of highlighting and partnering with schools and the community through library leadership is already underway, according to Children's Services Supervisor Dayna Ball, who presented the department report to the GBPL Library Board Monday afternoon.
HOISINGTON - In its efforts to find a way to pay for a new fire truck, the City of Hoisington will seek to follow the example set by neighboring Claflin and begin working towards the creation of a fire district. The move would create a broader, more stable pool of funding by distributing the cost equally to all townships and cities in the district, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said. Discussion of the potential creation of a fire district was added to the agenda at the start of the meeting.
George Robert Kasselman, 84, arrived safely in the arms of Jesus on Oct. 10, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born on Feb. 20, 1932, in rural Ellinwood he was the son of John and Bertha (Churchhill) Kasselman. In 1950, he graduated from Ellinwood High School and later served 4 years in the US Navy where he was aboard the U.S.S Onslow during the Korean War. On May 20, 1956, he married Marilyn Davis at the First Baptist Church in Ellinwood. George was a Great Bend resident for 34 years and previously an Ellinwood resident for 50 ...
MCCRACKEN - Francis H. "Shorty" Wierman, 93, passed away Oct. 8, 2016, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Lacrosse. Born Nov. 8, 1922, in Ness County, he was the son of William J. and Margaret McGaughey Wierman.
ELDORADO - Dorala "Janie" DeVore passed away at her home on Sunday Oct. 9, 2016. Janie's life began on Oct. 28, 1940, in Waterville, the daughter of Ralph B. and Veda E. (Bonnett) Karst. She attended school in El Dorado and worked 22 years for Boeing in Wichita and eight years for Cessna prior to Boeing.
Ruth Tittel, 94, passed away peacefully at her home to meet her Lord and family on Aug. 6th, 2016. Ruth had battled dementia and Alzheimer's for the past several years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ray; her son Ron; and her two sisters, Lucille and Bernice. She is survived by her daughter Rita Hutchinson; two nephews Larry Hendrickson and Michael Whelan; and niece Yvette Stark.
GRAINFIELD - Marianne Ladenburger was born Feb. 11, 1930, to E.A. Baalman and Leoba Robben Baalman on the family farm near Menlo. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Wichita, in 1948. She married Willus P. Ladenburger in Seguin, Dec. 28, 1949. She died Oct. 8, 2016, in her home.
HOISINGTON – Hoisington tailback Hunter Hanzlick rushed for four touchdowns and gained 154 yards to spark the No. 1 ranked Class 3A Cardinals past Nicker-son 64-8 in a Central Kansas League rout Friday night. Hanzlick scored on runs of 1, 8, 18 and 26 yards for a 46-8 halftime lead.
Hoisington High School debaters did well at Lyons recently. In the open division, Corbin Crawford and Taylor Schwartz went 4-1 and placed eighth out of 44 teams. They defeated teams from Hays, Pratt, Dodge City, and Silver Lake. They lost to a team from Tonganoxie.