League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Oct. 9 at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Layton and Christy Landis of Pratt and Michele Clair-McFarren of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Landis, to Ian Marsh, son of Richard (Dick) and Lela Marsh of Pratt.
Clarke and Linda Williams of Topeka will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 with an Open House at the First Christian Church, 1880 SW Gage in Topeka. Hosts for the event will be their son Wade and his wife Elishua Williams and grandchildren, Conner Allyson and Alex, all of Olathe. No gifts are requested.
Brogan Don Unruh of Great Bend announces the engagement of his Mom and Dad, Nicole Schwager and Shawn (Odie) Unruh. Parents of the couple are Rick and Kathy Schwager of Great Bend, LeAnna Unruh and Jack Johnson of Pawnee Rock and George and Kim Unruh of St. John. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Larry and Carol Horton of Great Bend and the late George and Luella Schwager. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Don and Carol Ellis of Belgrade, Mont. and the late Dean and Nancy Unruh.
William "Bill" Robbins of Great Bend will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 15 with a card shower.
Jerry and Marcy Sieker of Ellinwood and Phil and Lynda Weaver of Topeka, announce the engagement of their children Kyle Dean Sieker and Kalyn Marie Weaver. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Norman and Doris Weaver of Hugoton and Charlene Swanson of Topeka and the late Duane Swanson. Grandparents of the prospective groom are the late William and Benita Doherty and Wanda Sieker of Ellinwood and the late Harry Sieker.
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Mary Wondra will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 12 with a card shower.
Alan Moran and Amye and Jon Schneider announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Moran, to Kory Jones, son of the late Kelly Beakey.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of GBHS class scheduling; update on Dance Line trip fund-raising; GBHS vocal music information regarding proposed trip of A Capella Choir to Washington, DC; approval of copier agreements; project updates on GBMS gymnasium construction and GBHS gym bleachers; 2012-2013 student enrollment; and update on Pioneer League membership request.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 2 at the home of Janis Link. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting attended by 10 chapter members.
The following meals will be served Oct. 8 through Oct. 12. 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.
Eighteen area students were awarded scholarships totaling $3,800 at the Kansas State University alumni/student event Sept. 18 in Great Bend.
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.
The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
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Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.
WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.
The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.
If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President.
Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.
On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.
Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a possible structure fire at 600 Kansas Ave. Chief Mike Napolitano said that upon arrival they found that a man was in the basement burning the insulation off copper wire. The fire was out when units arrived; however, there was still some smoke in the building.