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USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served March 25 through March 28. 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.

March 24, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

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.

March 24, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


March 24, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

The Drought Is Over – Right?

We all know the answer to the title of this article is no. However, the reaction of some media outside of Kansas and other drought stricken areas implied that at the very least the worst is over. While that isn't true, things are a bit better. Our area has moved from the worst rating, exceptional, to the second worst rating, extreme. This is true of much of central Kansas. Much of the eastern third of the state has moved to severe and an area around Kansas City is all the way up to just being moderate. Unfortunately, much of ...

March 24, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway. Items on the agenda include, Principal Art Baker requesting approval to apply for a Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center School Field Trip Transportation Grant for Jefferson Elementary School; and certified teacher retirement and certified teacher resignations. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Misty Straub and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Lincoln.

March 24, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Senior Activities


March 24, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Angela Kay Barney of Chase and David Justin Hawkins of Potosi, Mo. were united in marriage on March 9 at the First Street Church of God in Hoisington in a double ring ceremony officiated by Brian Fry. Mother of the bride is Sandy Leuer of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Parents of the groom are David Hawkins of Potosi, Mo. and Laurie and Doug Isenhart of French Village, Mo.

March 24, 2013 | | Weddings

Celestine Jabos 90th

Celestine W. Jacobs will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 29th with a card shower. Born in 1923 in Hoisington, he is the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. On May 20, 1947, he married Thelma Herrman. They were married 60 years when Mrs. Jacobs died in 2007. He worked for the Rush County Highway Department for 39 years until his retirement. His children are Raymond Jacobs and wife Marsha, Paula Kuhn and husband Jed and Duane Jacobs, all of Great Bend, and Kenneth Jacobs and wife Connie of Catawissa, Mo. He has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

March 24, 2013 | | Birthdays

Harbaugh baby girl

Mike and Shawndra Harbaugh of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Sidney Marie Harbaugh on Feb. 8. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She is welcomed by her two big brothers, Michael and Kylar.

March 24, 2013 | | Births

Sauber named to Waddell & Reed Advisor Medalist Program

Diane Sauber, CMFC, Financial Advisor, has been to Waddell & Reed's Advisor Medalist Program. recognizing the company's top 250 financial advisors. The recognition awards are presented annually and are based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor. Serving clients throughout the Great Bend area. Sauber earns a distinction that carries significant meaning.

March 24, 2013 | | Business

Berges baby boy

Jeff and Casey Berges of Kansas City announce the birth of their son, Owen Franklin on Jan. 10. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 in. long. He has a big brother, Henry.

March 24, 2013 | | Births


Earl and Janice Schmidt will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on March 30 at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest, in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Mike and Janet Schmidt of Cornelius, Ore., Dennis and Terrie Schmidt of Athens, Texas and Brenda Girard of Hays. The couple has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

March 24, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Progress Club meeting

Progress Club met on March 4 at the home of Karen Becker, with Pat Halbower and Janet Engleman serving as co-hostesses. There were 17 members in attendance.

March 24, 2013 | | Club News

Student seeks Kansas information

Dear Editor,

March 24, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Connor Jacob Sell as a new member

Connor Jacob Sell of Great Bend has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

March 24, 2013 | | Education

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Jimmie Jule Homan Sr. 1931 - 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jimmie Jule Homan Sr., 83, passed away Oct. 1, 2015, after a 14 year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born ...

October 07, 2015 | | Obituaries

OPI Larned recognized for 25 years of customer service

Larned area residents and Office Products Inc. (OPI) employees demonstrated their mutual appreciation for one another recently at two local chamber of commerce events.

October 07, 2015 | | Business

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