Barton County has a valuable asset that may not be immediately apparent. I'm referring, of course, to the 415 dedicated volunteers with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. RSVP has served Barton County since 1977, almost 35 years. In 2010 alone, 401 volunteers donated 59,000 hours of service to the residents of Barton County. Using the minimum wage of $7.25, those hours translate into almost $4.3 million contributed to non-profits, community agencies and programs, schools, ...
Monday Defensive Driving - 1 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Pinochle - 1 p.m., Senior Center Defensive Driving - 1 p.m., Senior Center Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Wednesday "No Fly Zone" - 1:30 p.m., High Rise Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Senior Advisory Council - 9:30 a.m., Senior Center Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center All About Tea ...
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Marlane Haberman and Sheri Elsen have recently been promoted to managerial positions at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc.
Ed and Ginnie Weatherford of Great Bend, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 4, with a card shower.
Norman and Mary Hildebrand, of Stafford, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Calvary Baptist Church, in Stafford. Hosts for the event will be their children, Randall and Molly Hildebrand of Great Bend, Bruce and Janell Heyen of Hillsboro, and Jason and Carrie Hildebrand of Stafford. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Matt Keenan Tom Brokaw's literary works, beginning with his 1998 publication of The Greatest Generation brought focus to a group of men and women who, born in the 1920's, came of age at time when the needs of others took priority over their own. Largely focusing on the World War II veterans, Brokaw's book noted that these adults "stayed true to their values of personal responsibility, duty, honor and faith." Religion was central to everything ...
Rice County Community Foundation, home to Celebration Centre and the Bar K Bar Arena, 1145 East HWY. 56, in Lyons, Calendar of Events for August include: Celebration Dance at Celebration Centre, on August 16 in the JWJ Hall-dance band is the Calhouns; Kansas Mounted Shooting Association – State Championships in the Bar K Bar Arena, Lyons, Ks. at 9 a.m. on Aug. 20 and 10 a.m. on Aug. 21; and the Kansas Paint Horse Show at the Bar K Bar Arena on Aug. 27 and 28.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include the budget hearing, athletic league affiliation, approval of math grant and the Superintendents report.
For years, many traditional funerals in Taiwan - especially in rural areas or among working classes - have included pop singers and bikinied dancers, supposedly to entertain the ghosts that will protect the deceased in the afterlife.
Dear Editor, We have been praying for a week. We praise God for the encouragement He has given us in the rain showers we have already received. Now is not the time to quit. The drought has not been broken. Along with the obvious desire for physical rain, we are praying for a spiritual rain. We are praying for the presence of God to be more apparent in the churches and in the lives of ...
Dear Editor, In his July 26 Public Forum on the Tribune opinion page, Sen. Pat Roberts criticized the health care reform law for not allowing over-the-counter (OTC) medications like cough syrup to be purchased with medical savings accounts. He stated that it "unnecessarily burdens doctors, and directs people to potentially more costly, less convenient and more time-consuming alternatives." He declared that this "takes away our right to spend our money as we see fit." He ...
BOSTON (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury had a three-run homer with a career-high six RBIs as the Boston Red Sox continued their mastery of CC Sabathia and beat the Yankees 10-4 on Saturday, ending New York's eight-game winning streak and moving back into a tie atop the AL East.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Will Muschamp era at Florida began Saturday with little fanfare but a lot of uncertainty.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Verlander lasted seven innings despite some balky defense behind him and the Detroit Tigers hung on to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night, moving their ace into a tie for the major league lead in wins.
LARNED - Joe Dudley Hicks, 64, died Dec. 9 at his home, Larned. He was born Sept. 19, 1949 in Great Bend, the son of Burl Dudley and Eunice Lucille Shuss Hicks. A lifetime area resident he was a Registered Nurse at the Larned State Hospital for 30 years retiring in 2001.
Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
LARNED - Stella Louise Parker, 73, passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at Wesley Towers Retirement Community in Hutchinson.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.