GREAT BEND - Alice Mary Nobles, 94, died March 6, 2014 at her home in Great Bend. Born July 18, 1919 in Logan County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Josie (Baugh) Cushinberry. On Dec. 18, 1947 she married Daniel Nobles in Kansas City, Mo. A longtime resident of Great Bend, growing up in Hoisington, she was employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Industries in Kansas City, Mo. during World War II and later was a private home care provider.
On Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the Kansas Constitution by ordering the state to pay about $129 million dollars to the schools by July 1. The balance of funding requested by schools will be determined after a lower court redefines the meaning of "adequate" education.
ELLINWOOD - Curious about life, about people and places, author Cynthia Kadohata, became fascinated with custom harvesting, and her book, "The Thing About Luck," is loosely based on an Ellinwood family she met when receiving the "William Allen White Award."
It's been a long time coming, but even though the Kansas Supreme Court has released its decision in the state's appeal of the Gannon vs. Kansas school finance lawsuit, the question of funding schools is still up in the air.
Approximately 125 calls for service and 82 officer initiated calls were received for the month of February. Officers responded to 17 medical/fire calls. Seven arrests were made and nine criminal summonses were served in the month of February.
The Kansas Supreme Court announced Friday morning their decision on Gannon v. State of Kansas. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2010 by parents and school districts after the state cut funding to schools back to 2005 levels of funding. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon to discuss the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on the Gannon vs. State of Kansas, The lawsuit asserted lack of adequate funding for education in the state was unconstitutional.
NICKERSON - Hoisington High School's top-ranked Brandon Ball (132-pounds) and teammates Jonathan Ball (138) and Kagan Blackwell (220) placed first in Saturday's Central Kansas League Wrestling Tournament.
HOISINGTON - Kans for Kids is an organization devoted to helping others. For twenty years, the money raised by the organization based out of Hoisington has gone to help families who have a child with cancer.
HOISINGTON - Frieda L. Callaway, 92, died Feb. 17 at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. Born Feb. 15, 1922, at Galatia, she was the daughter of David and Marie (Reichert) Herbel. A lifelong resident of Hoisington, she was a homemaker. On Sept. 25, 1942, she married David "Cab" Callaway. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1970. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, and spending time with her family.