Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will present its first in its Movies with a Message series on Friday, Aug. 23. The movie, "Thomas Merton: A Film Biography," covers the life of Father Merton, who was an acclaimed 20th century writer on spirituality and social issues. The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested.
ELLINWOOD - After six years, former Ellinwood director Nancy Baird has resigned and is turning over the reins to a new director the first of September. She has enjoyed her work there and is passionate about Ellinwood's success.
ELLINWOOD - The Barton County Emergency Management office has notified the City of Ellinwood that residents who sustained flood damages need to complete an "Initial Damage Assessment" form which the State of Kansas will use to compile an official Damage Assessment. The form is available at the City office or can be downloaded from the Barton County website linked below.
It doesn't take long before new Great Bend area residents hear the name "Tim Miller." Miller (1940-2012) was one of the area's greatest businessmen and philanthropists, and his large company Tim Miller Enterprises was honored with the 2011 Business of the Year Award by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.