Matt Keenan commentary As high school seniors across the county look forward to graduation, The Star brings you a reader favorite column from last spring. This is the time of year where 18-year-olds sit through long lectures delivered by school board presidents and the like. Officially, it's "high school graduation." Unofficially, it's "death by boredom." The speeches go like this: "Today you start off on a new journey, where you spread your wings, can be ...
The descendents of Jacob John Unruh and Anna Dirks Unruh gathered for a reunion at the Red Coach Inn in Newton, on the weekend of April 15, 16 and ended activities with the celebration of the 80th Birthday of Velorris Boese, the first cousin to reach that milestone on Sunday April 17.
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.
Monday Spring Style Show - 1:15 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Commission on Aging - 9:30 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Wrap up Walk Kansas -Vitamin D Sunshine to Supplements - noon, Activity Center Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Ice Cream Social - 3 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
The Kansas Lions State Convention in Lawrence, June 2-4, will take on an international flavor as the Kansas Lions play host to International President (IP) Sid and Judy Scruggs at the Lawrence Holiday Inn Convention Center.
Monday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Clay Heart Pockets - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room French Bucket - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room
In its 10th year, Sunflower Bank's ABC: Be True to our Schools program resulted in the greatest donation total in program history, including $4,489 to Great Bend area schools and students.
The following meals will be served May 9 through May 13 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.
The four Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated the international sorority's 80th anniversary with a Founder's Day event April 26 in the Plaza de Cavanaugh community room at Barton Community College.
Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Clerk and Election Officer, attended the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials at the Ramada Inn in Salina on May 3, for the annual 2011 Spring Conference.
Dear Editor, On March 24, the Great Bend Tribune published an article entitled "Pawnee population shows decrease." This article consisted of the minutes from the Pawnee County Commission meeting of March 7. Those minutes contained several inaccuracies and down right falsehoods that misled several of my customers and fellow businessmen. Let me relate the "rest of the story," my experience with Pawnee County government. First, a county loader was brought in for a window replacement. ...
Dear Editor, May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Awareness Month. May is also a time for many rites of passage for our teenagers from proms to graduations and first summer jobs. All of these offer our teens a heady taste of freedom and adulthood. But too many times those freedoms are cut short by an unplanned pregnancy. No matter how many statistics we talk about and the media reports, too many teens think that it ...
Apathy is a problem with many homeowners' associations, but at the annual meeting of the Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association of Annandale, Va., 50 people sleepily voted for Ms. Beatha Lee as president, thus electing (in a legitimate, by-the-book process) a Wheaten terrier belonging to former association officer Mark Crawford.
Dear Editor, I have three issues I would like to address. They are, the traffic lights at Broadway and Harrison, the new position of community coordinator for the city of Great Bend and the past election for mayor. You know, not so long ago the city council believed it was necessary and voted to put traffic lights at the intersection of Broadway and Harrison. We were informed at that time that KDOT would only pay ...
In 1894, Birger Sandzén arrived at Bethany College in Lindsborg to teach languages and assist in the art and vocal music departments. He remained at Bethany for the remainder of his career, becoming the principal art instructor in 1899 and retiring in 1946. Throughout this period, and after he retired as Professor Emeritus, he was a prolific painter and print maker until his death in 1954.
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
PRATT - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team started the season with a dominant performance on Friday night.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.
BURDETT- Lawrence L. Bauer, 88, died Dec. 6, at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Born Dec. 28, 1924 in Burdett, he was the son of Philip and Frances (Mooney) Bauer. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer and stockman.
NORMAN – Okla. - Nina Mae Hale passed away on Nov. 30, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. after a brief illness. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Hazel and George Merten. She grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 7, 1952 she married Kenneth Hale in Great Bend. They raised two daughters and two sons. In 1972, the family moved ...
Jay Kroulik, driving while suspended, continued to Jan 28
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