By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau The conversations are endless. Consumers want and some demand to know the origin, safety and nutrition contained in the food they eat or feed to their families. Little more than a decade ago, seemed like most people could give a hoot about their food. Heck, 20 years ago the only time the media paid any attention to food was to tell consumers when prices went up. ...
Members of Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi present a gift of $453 to Dr. Kyle Krebaum for the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation established by Krebaum and his wife, Tasha, in memory of their daughter, Makinna, with the goal of providing special-needs toys and equipment to local families who have special-needs children. Since the chapter's first donation to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation in 2008, Preceptor Pi has contributed a total of $2,532 ...
Janis Friedeman will celebrate her 80th birthday from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 10 at the Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave., with an open house reception. Friends and family are invited. No gifts are requested.
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. The Knudson Agency joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Barry C. and Cathie S. McManaman announce the engagement of their daughter, Dena Alese McManaman, to Matthew Winslow Hiss, son of Robert K. and Patricia E. Hiss.
Central Prairie Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), Council and Honor Flights will hold an open house on July 14 in their new offices located at 1916 16th Street, in Great Bend. Refreshments will be serviced from 3 to 5 p.m. with a council meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Clay and Amy Delaney of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Adilynn Leigh Delaney, on April 26 at Promise Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Helen Lorenz of Great Bend will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on July 16 at the St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson, in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, Anita Roberts and family of Fort Collins, Colo. and Ken and Donna Shaffer and family from Great Bend.
It's pretty hard not to notice that summer came hard and fast this year. After several years of what for Kansas were cool, wet summers, Mother Nature has reminded us of what our summers can involve. After a brief respite, we are back under drought conditions and as I write this on July 7, there is a slight chance of rain with 100° temps back by Sunday. So where are we cropwise as we enter July?
Jerry and Kaye Paden, of Macksville, will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m., July 16 with a come and go reception at the Macksville Christian Church.
Dear Editor, Due to a multitude of questions that have been hurled my way due to the marriage situation in New York, I have been pressed to write. First thing first, all sexuality is a choice! This may come as a surprise to many people in our world today. People are not, by nature, born homosexual. They are not born fornicators or adulterers. People are not born celibate. Abstinence is not natural either. We are ...
Patient safety advocates say even more reforms are needed - stat! As of July 1, the Accreditation Council For Graduate Medical Education has decreed that first-year hospital residents (a.k.a. interns) can work no more than 16 hours in a shift. Second- and third-year residents, however, are still allowed to work a grueling 28 hours without sleep. Common sense tells most of us the value of 40 winks, but there are actually forces vehemently opposing any ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Neil Dougherty, who coached the TCU basketball team for six seasons, has died. He was 50.
MCPHERSON - The Great Bend Braves, a Class A American Legion baseball team, swept a doubleheader in McPherson on Friday night, taking the first game 10-2 and winning the nightcap 12-3.
If 2013 was a year of ups and downs, it was also a year peppered with ironies. Here are just a few:
For those who enjoy lowbrow political theater, it's Christmas come early. Steve Stockman, a Texas congressman so far to the right he's in danger of falling into the Gulf of Mexico, is challenging Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican Primary. Though Tea Party leaders were calling Texas' senior senator a "traitor" who "surrendered" on Obamacare, the conservative case against Cornyn is thin. Stockman's challenge demonstrates that nothing less than absolute faith is sufficient to survive ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The most accurate description of Dave Toub may be that he's a special teams savant.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas coach Mack Brown declined to say Thursday whether the Alamo Bowl will be his final game, amid intense speculation following another disappointing season that began with the Longhorns talking about becoming national championship contenders again.
SEATTLE - Robinson Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by mentors named Jeter, Posada and Rivera.
Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Following coffee and social time, the Rev. David LeRoy will speak at 9:30 a.m. David and his wife Elaine have been the pastors of River of Life Foursquare Church since 1997.
Another Breakout in Worship will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Worship will be led by Christina Ball, and the message will be delivered by Marshall Rouse, both of Great Bend.
First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, invites the public to attend a retirement reception for the Rev. Bill and Lois Johnson. It will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Great Bend Convention Center, 3017 10th St., to celebrate 27 years of service to their church and community.
Mark Roth, vice president of the First National Bank of Liberal for 16 years, was recently named full-time director of development for the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City by the Bishop John B. Brungardt. Roth will begin his ministry Dec. 16.
In January, 2012, students and adults from the Claflin/Ellinwood/Odin parish cluster began to prepare for their pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference 2013 in Indianapolis.
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Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 William St., include movies, an author visit and a book club meeting.
John Frank Werner, 94, died Dec. 11 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1919 in Odin, he was the son of John Baptist and Regina Philomena (Schmidt) Werner. On Oct. 5, 1952, he married Leona Lauren at the Viking Lutheran Country Church in North Dakota. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department and later served as a long term employee of the City of Great Bend Street Department. He also worked for the Arkansas Sand and Gravel.
MITCHELL, S.D. - Ethel Bainbridge, age 83, of Mitchell, S.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Bethany Lutheran Home in Brandon, S.D. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with burial at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Will Funeral Chapel. Ethel Mae Bainbridge, daughter of Herman and Pearl (Wittstruck) Uphoff, was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Mt. Vernon, S.D. She attended school in Ethan, graduated ...