A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 8 to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
Each fall, the Barton County Extension Council holds an election to fill positions on our various program development committees. Mark Monday, Oct. 29th on your calendar and stop by the Barton County Extension Office at 1800 12th Street to cast your ballot. Election time is 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Any Barton County resident who is at least 18 years of age may vote in this election.
The Board of Barton County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include Kansas Emergency Management Association conference awards; Sunflower Diversified Services letter of support for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant; Great Bend Neighborhood Revitalization Program Interlocal agreement with the City of Great Bend; and consider approval of the Physical Capacity Profile Testing with WorkFit.
The following meals will be served Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
From 250 to 300 high school juniors and seniors and community college students and their families are expected to attend Tiger Day on Saturday, Nov. 3, to take a closer look at the opportunities available at Fort Hays State University.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 16 at the home of Lois Johnson. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting attended by eight members.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Eric B. Banks, announced that the application evaluation cutoff date will be Friday, Nov. 16 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Terry and Sandy Gregg announce the engagement of their daughter Maggie Gregg, to Greg Glynn, son of Robert and Jenny Glynn.
Elward and JoAnn Hiss celebrated their 65th anniversary on Oct. 25 with their children, Richard and Tina Hiss, Sandy Hiss and Jim and Melinda Hiss. The couple has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Al Kroeker of Great Bend will celebrate his 95th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Sterling House 1206
The Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club met on Oct. 11. Six members, on leader, five parents and one guest were present. Roll call was answered by a favorite color. Election of officers results were announced: President, Caleb Maneth; Vice President, Joshua Crawford; Secretary, Nicole Likes; Treasurer, Kyle Rziha; Reporter, Audrey Likes; Song Leader, Analah Crawford and Rziha; Recreation, Schecks; Parliamentarian, Stephen Crawford; VIP Charles and Inga Atkinson. Joshua Crawford presented a demonstration of woodworking and Stephen Crawford demonstrated Parliamentarian. The club will hang a banner at Orschlen's and the Like's family will present table favor's for ...
Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Great Bend, Order of the Eastern Star, met at the Hoisington Masonic Lodge Hall at 7:30 p.m on Oct. 15 at a regularly stated meeting.
The launch of Rosewood Services Inc.'s latest social entrepreneurial venture blew in with the wind. Rosewood Winery was christened by way of an open house during a day of gale-force winds. That didn't prevent dozens of people from traveling to the country setting, located nine miles west of Great Bend, to participate in the evening event.
The Pilot Club of Great Bend recently brought to the area schools an award-winning program designed to educate the public on avoiding brain injuries.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Thursday in observance of Christmas. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office, the Health Department and the Landfill will all be closed on Christmas. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
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Great Bed Fire/EMS
An Odin woman was injured Friday evening when the sport utility vehicle she was driving slid off the 1100 block of NE 120 Ave. Brooklyn R. Hekele, 17, was treated and released at the scene for an injury to her hand.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Olivier of Great Bend celebrated their 70th anniversary on Nov. 18th.
While this past Thursday's snow made for a bit of a rough drive, it was very welcome and not just for farmers and ranchers. This snow, combined with the rain from the past week, was important and not just as moisture for winter wheat, winter canola, and next spring's planting. What are the additional benefits of this moisture that many forget about?
Anna Hitschmann will celebrate her 95th birthday on Dec. 31, with a card shower.
Chris and Vanessa Calcara announce the birth of the son, Nash Russell Calcara on Oct. 23, in Lenexa. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz and was 20 in. long. He has a 2 year old big sister, Arden Quinn Calcara.
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Don and Dorothy Niedens announce the engagement of their daughter Tracee Juergensen to Lenny Thomas. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late David Juergensen.
Linsner - Madden
An article from a child development expert at Kansas State University caught my eye this week with some great advice on Christmas gift giving. I wholeheartedly agree with Bronwyn Fees when she says, "the best gift parents can give their children for Christmas may be helping them understand less can be more. Be careful not to confuse more things with more love."
Carol Warrick will celebrate his 100th birthday with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Glory Be, 7th and Broadway in Larned. Carol was born on Dec. 25th.