The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an adendum to the memorandum of understanding for the Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington, an update to the county's unpaid leave policy and the repainting of fences at Golden Belt and Hillcrest memorial parks.
Claudie Jean Biles, 87, died Sept. 9, 2016, at her home in Heizer. She was born Dec. 26, 1928, at Gainsville, Mo., the daughter of Albert and Margie (Harley) Piland. She married Roy M. Biles April 30, 1945, at Great Bend. He died April 21, 2007. A Great Bend resident since 1940, coming from Gainsville, Mo., Mrs. Biles was a homemaker and was a former receptionist for Great Bend Family Mortuary and Crematory.
LODI, Wis. - Lawrence R. Knupp, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Lodi, Wis. He was born on Sept. 3, 1942, to Roy E. and Juanita Knupp in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up in Great Bend, and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1960. Larry married Carol Jean Lathrop, on Sept. 1, 1960, in Ellinwood.
In 2014, an unidentified man walked into a fire station in Washington State and turned over a plastic bag containing an American flag. He claimed it was the same flag raised by firefighters over the smoking rubble of the World Trade Center following the horrific terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The motto to "protect and serve" has always been associated with law enforcement and in order to fullfill this motto training has to be the front lines for the people that not only keep our streets safe but to ensure they are staying out of harms way.
WICHITA - Record-breaking rainfall has caused the Wichita North cross country meet Saturday to be cancelled for the high school level and postponed for middle school runners. Great Bend's team was scheduled to run at Wichita North.
DODGE CITY - Great Bend's Allison Neeland shot 94 to place 14th at the Dodge City's Golf Invitational at Mariah Hills Golf Course. The Panthers shot 431 and placed ninth, counting scores by Taylor Hommertzheim 107, Halley Sanders 114 and Kaily Griffith 116. The Panthers compete at Garden City's Buffalo Dunes Golf Course Monday.
Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend recently presented checks to grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment, a donor advised fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation. After reviewing the letters of interest and funding requests, CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions awarded grants to the following: Central Kansas Dream Center, Ellinwood Rotary, and the Great Bend Community Theater.