GREAT BEND - Charlotte Ann Watkins, 69, passed away Nov. 10, 2015, in St. John. Born on Jan. 3, 1946, in Hays, she was the daughter of Harlan and Elsie (Brown) Littrell. She was a Certified Medical Aide. On May 25, 2001, she married Myron C. Watkins at Great Bend. He survives.
Members of the Boys Scouts of America organizations in Barton County will be "Scouting for Food" this Saturday, Nov. 14. The public is asked to help by donating nonperishable food items to local food banks. Items can be donated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day by leaving them in designated area at local grocery stores.
With 23 million U.S. veterans living today, and about 2.8 million active and reserved personnel in the Armed Forces, Veterans Day is an important holiday, social studies teacher Dan Eyestone said Wednesday.
Watching the Republican debates over the last few months has been a bit like watching episodes of The Apprentice, as each debate the playing field narrows, with the top rated candidates returning to meet ever more challenging questions.
Despite high winds and chilly temperatures, a large crowd of veterans, family members and other spectators turned out for the dedication of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial Stone at Golden Belt Memorial Park on Wednesday.
Monday night, the Claflin city council met at the city offices and heard from the owner of property at 409 3rd Street. The code enforcement officer served notice that the property was in violation of city codes concerning the upkeep of structures and storage of debris in August. Since then, Mayor Mike Urban said, the city has extended the deadline more than once.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins met with Barton Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson and Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman Tuesday afternoon to discuss the college's prevalence as a comprehensive community college in Kansas.