A new sound system purchased for the Great Bend High School Gymnasium could change the experience of watching a program in the gym, school administrators said Monday. It is being installed at the same time as a new scoreboard, during "dead week," also known as the Kansas State High School Activities Association Fall Athletic Buffer Week, Nov. 13-19.
Members of the Kansas Association of School Boards visited Great Bend on Monday to talk to Dr. Roger Marshall, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 1. Great Bend USD 428 hosted the luncheon meeting at the District Education Center, and four school board members also attended.
The Kansas State Fair has started its annual 10-day at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. This is the largest single event in the state, and annually attracts approximately 335,000 people from all 105 Kansas counties and several and beyond.
ELLINWOOD - Esther M. Oberle, 98, died Sept. 11, 2016, at Wheatlands Healthcare Center in Kingman. Born March 1, 1918, at Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Peter and Anna Straub Kimpler. On Nov. 7, 1939, she married Joseph P. Oberle, in Barton County. He died Nov. 12, 1979. A resident of Kingman since 2000, previously of Bushton and Claflin, she was the former cook for the Holy Name and Bushton schools.
HOLTON- Ronald Dean Folk, 74, passed away Sept.12, 2016, at Medicalodges Jackson County. Born June 24, 1942, in Lorraine, he was the son of Guy and Sylvia (Klima) Folk. In 1960, he graduated from Holyrood High School. On Sept. 1, 1962, he married Janice Lee Brown in Holyrood. She survives. He attended Emporia State for 1 year and was a member of the football team. He then transferred to Kansas State University graduating in 1965 with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and later graduated from Wichita State University in 1973 with a Master's Degree in Education ...
EL PASO, Texas - Michael Jovanee Carrasco, 8, died Sept. 7, 2016, at El Paso Children's Hospital, El Paso, Texas. Born Oct. 9, 2007 at Great Bend, he was the son of Norberto and Claudia (Torres) Carrasco.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced more than $1 million in grants for the 2017 Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program. The FVPSA grants provide funds to domestic violence programs that ensure services are available 24-hours a day and are free to domestic violence victims and their children.