In light of the devastating storm system that hit the East Coast last week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt warns Kansans to be aware of possible scam artists seeking to profit from the generosity of others.
The Great Bend High School Debate team competed at the Dodge City Debate Tournament on Nov. 3rd. The Great Bend squad had six teams compete. In the varsity division two Great Bend teams had a 4-1 win/loss record. Marissa Hoisington and Chase Pumford placed sixth with a 4-1 win/loss record and 22 speaker points. Hoisington commented, "Although we debate almost every weekend, each tournament is different and presents unique challenges."
Agent Frank Callahan of Great Bend and Larned has been named Agent of the Month by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during the month of October.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Joiner Construction in Ellinwood at 411 E Santa Fe, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Karmi Green and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The 9.12 Tea Party's monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum, 5944 West Tenth St. in Great Bend. Election analysis by Dick Friedeman, and John Edmunds will preview the 2013 Kansas Legislative Session. The meeting is open to the public and admission is free.
The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Spider-man 2" at the next Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on Nov. 12. On Nov. 19 it will show "Spider-man 3." The movies are free to students in grades 7-12.
The free educational program "Loving Long-Distance: Families Separated by Distance" will help participants understand the time motivation, and effort it takes to keep connected during times of geographical separation.
Sterling House of Great Bend, 1206 Patton Road, will serve lunch to veterans and their spouses at noon Saturday, Nov. 10. There will be no charge for the meal. The event will include a flag raising, old time band and information for veterans.
Stripe rust has been found in several fields of wheat in south central Kansas, including Barton County. At the time it was found, it was still at low levels and in trace amounts. With the cool wet weather we have been experiencing, it is something that producers should be on the watch for, and scouting their fields to identify and monitor.
Picture transitioning from a rural setting that includes woodlands, wildlife habitat and farms, to urban areas that consist of concrete, parking lots, streets and buildings. Rural land in a more natural state has the ability to soak up water in the soil more efficiently than urban areas with impervious surfaces that can lead to more runoff.
The last several columns provided general background on the rapidly expanding organic foods market. Today's column briefly outlines conventionally produced foods to highlight the differences between the two. Perhaps the first question to deal with is "Are conventionally produced foods inorganic?"
Sister Charlotte Brungardt welcomed visitors to St. Rose Saturday afternoon. They came to say farewell to the circular towers which are slated to be demolished as the next phase in a renovation that will carry the medical facility into the next century of carring for the people of Great Bend and the surrounding area. There was singing and stories of the hospital's founding in 1902 by the Dominican Sisters. There were also tears shed. The towers, built in the early 1960s, have been a familiar landmark in the city for over 50 years.
The ashes of the original Camp Aldrich Dining Hall, a building storied with weddings, reunions, summer camps and much more, have been removed to make room for a new facility for the next generation of central Kansas families to enjoy.
HOISINGTON - Theresa M. Ney, 98, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died April 30 at Golden Living Center, Wilson. Born Aug. 8, 1916, she was the daughter of Paul Dolechek, Sr. and Anna (Weber) Dolechek.