The Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band will hold its fall concert at 7 p.m. today in the GBHS auditorium.
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Thursday, Sept. 28
LARNED - Gerald J. Basgall, 69, died Sept. 24, 2012 at the Hays Medical Center.
WICHITA - John Gaylyn Schremmer, 74, died Aug. 3, 2012 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
LARNED - Larned High School has selected its Student Spotlight winners for September. Selected were Nicole Dipman, Academics; Jeromy Bartz, Athletics; Rachael Herter, Fine Arts; and Emily Lucas, Leadership/Service. The students were recognized in a recent all-school assembly.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Norv Turner was asked Sunday whether he could remember facing a more generous opponent, and the Chargers coach sifted through more than three decades worth of memories in vain.
Chris and Allison French of Lenexa announce the birth of their son Judah Taylor French on Aug. 21 at Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He has a 3 1/2-year-old big sister, Ellie Anna French and a 1 1/2 -year-old brother, Tristan Michael French.
Dorothy Blaufuss of Olpe announces the engagement of her daughter Janell Marie Blaufuss of Wichita, to James Daren Schneider of Belleville, son of Donald and Elizabeth (Betty) Schneider of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late John Blaufuss.
Dr. Christina Frick and Brent Maxwell, Larned, announce the birth of their twins on June 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Their son, Kole Aydan, was born at 12:26 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. Their daughter Addison Dehlia was born at 12:51 p.m. and weighted 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long. They have a big brother, Grayson.
Christopher and Amber Scheideman announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Lynn Scheideman, on Sept. 2 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. and 4 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has a big sister Kendra Ann Scheideman.
Michael and Heather Crist announce the birth of their daughter, Lilly Marie Crist, on Sept. 7 in Great Bend. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has a 16-year-old big sister, Brittany Krieger and an 8-year-old big brother, Wyatt Crist.
Margaret Krug of Hoisington will celebrate her 80th birthday on Oct. 7 with a card shower.
The Prince of Peace Altar Society is taking orders for its spring Kolache Bake and Take. Orders can be picked up from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the St. Rose Auditorium.
The members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This is a fundraiser where all items are by donation. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local missions including the Prairie Godmother's, Barton County Emergency Aid and missions throughout the year. Pictured are Lou Ann LeRoy, Marilyn Button and Juanita Weathers. For questions or more information, please contact the church office 792-5346.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave. in Great Bend. There will be refreshments and door prizes, along with operating model trains and layouts featuring Std., G, O, HO and N gauge trains.
Veterans and other guests who meet regularly for coffee and doughnuts at the American Legion Post in Great Bend will changes things up a bit this Wednesday, April 22. The coffee and doughnuts will be at the Doonan Truck Museum east of Great Bend at 9:30 a.m. Any veteran who needs a ride may call Bill or Cheryl Pickle before Tuesday. Bill's telephone number is 620-791-7017 and Cheryl's number is 620-617-6757.
"Flowers Popping Color" is the title of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn session. The free one-hour program will start at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Days sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Space is limited so students need to call 620-792-9286 to sign up, or they can sign up online at bartonccc.edu/admission. The schedule is as follows:
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Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the appointment of the new police chief, the appoint of a First Ward council member and the Veterans Lake algae remediation project.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a social media update, the distribution of tax dollars, occupancy agreements for the county office building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend and household hazardous waste collection.
The 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 2-3 in Wamego's City Park. More than 150 Kansas communities will showcase all there is to see, do, hear, taste, learn and buy in the state.
During the last month of the HomeWords column, we're running longer cinquain sequences that have arrived at our door from across the state. The American Cinquain is just five-lines long, its 22 syllables fractured into a 2-4-6-8-2 form.
The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) announced that Wyatt Townley will be presenting her final presentation as Poet Laureate of Kansas at the Koester House Museum in Marysville on Thursday, April 30. The event, Coming Home to Poetry, will begin at 7 p.m.
Fans of legendary comic duo Abbott and Costello have much to commemorate this year. Seventy-five years ago, the pair debuted on film for Universal's "One Night in the Tropics." They would go on to make almost 30 films for the studio, including "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy," the last of their 'meet the monster' series, which was released 60 years ago this year.
Starting on Wednesday, April 22, and continuing for one week, a railroad crossing replacement project on K-14/K-96 highway in the city of Sterling will be underway. K-14/K-96 highway will be closed at this crossing, so highway traffic will be detoured on city streets using Garfield Avenue, 1st Street, and Cleveland Avenue. No oversize loads will be allowed through this detour due to narrow city streets with tight turns, so oversized loads will need to use an alternate route. Local traffic will have access into the downtown area from each side of the railroad but won't be able ...