Shirley Ann Hoelscher, 71, died July 11, 2016, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born Oct. 9, 1944, in Pauls Valley, Okla., she was the daughter of Clarence and Daisy Mae (Richardson) Shann. On May 31, 1970, she married Eugene Hoelscher at Salem United Methodist Church in Bushton. A resident of Great Bend since 1999, coming from Bushton, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sporting events, sewing and cooking.
Everett L. Stricker, 94, passed away on July 11, 2016, at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. Born on Feb. 13, 1922, at Ringwood, Okla., he was the son of Joseph L. and Martha C. (Coons) Stricker. He graduated from Ringwood High School in Ringwood, Okla., and then attended Oklahoma University, where he attained a business degree. On Sept. 17, 1952, he was united in marriage to Marguerite M. Medlam at Lyons. The couple lived in Lyons for a short time, and then moved to Great Bend. Everett was employed as a bookkeeper for Turner Electric in Great Bend for nearly ...
Amanda Leigh (Cain) Kramer, 36, died July 10, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born March 19, 1980, in Beaver, Okla., she was the daughter of Ronne Lee and Vanessa (Belvin) Cain. On April 22, 2008, she married Lawrence Kramer in Hutchinson. She was employed at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation as a CNA. She loved animals and everyone she met.
Katherine Ann Vesta, 86, died July 11, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Feb. 14, 1930, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Vincent and Alexandria (Gonzalez) Gutierrez. In 1947, she married Harold Vincent Tomlin in Great Bend. They divorced after 25 years of marriage. She was then married to Durl Workman for 25 years. On July 26, 1994, she married Richard L. Vesta in Manhattan. He died on Aug. 10, 1994. She grew up in Great Bend and after residing in Manhattan and Concordia for 25 years she returned to Great Bend in 2007. She was ...
LARNED - Wanda C. Eye, 90, passed away July 11, 2016, at Country Living of Larned. Born Sept. 9, 1925, in Junction City, she was the daughter of Thomas and Nora Wolfe McVaugh. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and an avid painter. On March 24, 1946, she married Clair Kenneth Eye in Abilene. He survives.
A man convicted of aggravated kidnapping of a child and two counts of aggravated sodomy in Barton County is eligible for a parole hearing later this year, according to the Kansas Prisoner Review Board.
Holste & Bowers LLC in Great Bend recently recognized Sheri Yager for becoming a QuickBooks ProAdvisor to better serve the clients of the locally owned accounting firm. Yager is a staff account and with more than 20 years of experience, and has been with the firm since 2012.
No piece of machinery quite speaks to the spirit of the Barton County Fair quite the way the tractor does. And whether it's the kiddie tractor pull, or the big guys testing the mettle of their antique tractors, there's certainly a long-time avid following.
The Larned American Legion baseball team stunned Dodge City 7-4 and nearly upset an elite all-star team from Wichita in the Barton County Baseball Invitational. Larned will be the site of a Class AA Zone 5-6 Tournament starting July 19. Larned and Beloit qualified for Class AA State last year. Top-seeded Concordia beat Larned in the Class 4A-Division 2 state baseball semifinals in 2015.