The Comfort Inn Hotel of Great Bend was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2012 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Comfort brand.
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Dianne Morse, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 15 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Norma Tunks of Great Bend will celebrate her 85th birthday with a card shower. Norma was born on Feb. 20, 1927, in Concordia. She is married to Delbert Tunks. They have three children, Gene Tunks of Commerce, Okla., Karen and Don Magill of Kansas City, and Kathy and Tim Miller of Great Bend; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be their "quick serve" menu.
Alan K. Oeser of Claflin will celebrate his 70 birthday on Feb. 19 with a family dinner. Helping him celebrate will be his wife of 49 years Sheila (Heinz) Oeser; two sisters Kathey and husband Lee Carlisle of Holyrood and Sherry Oeser and daughter Meianna of Portland, Ore.; four children, Allison Layne of Stafford, Chris and Debbie Oeser, Phil and Raylette and Jon and Jane Oeser, all of Claflin; his seven grandchildren, PFC Jordan Keenan of Augusta, Ga., Chandler Keenan of Sterling, Bethany and Taylor Oeser and Lawson, Lexi and Lauren, all of Claflin; his four step-granddaughters, Kristi and husband ...
Nyle and Glenna Reinert announce the birth of their daughter, Kaleigh Grayce Reinert, on Jan. 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Harold (Doc) Stone of Ellinwood will celebrate his 90th birthday with a card shower. He was born on Feb. 19, 1922, to Joshua and Georgia Stone in Cedar Vale. He served during World War II as a captain in the 7th Station Hospital as a dental officer. In August 1949 he came to Ellinwood to begin his dental practice. On June 22, 1953, he married Mary Lois Malone in Ellinwood. He retired from his dental practice in 1988. His children are Taylor and Yvonne Stone of Wichita, and Carol and Tim of Aurora, Colo. He has three grandchildren, Jessalyn, Garrett ...
Mark and Gladys Phelan announce the engagement of their daughter Molly Phelan to Heath Dohrman, son of Jeff and Denise Dohrman.
Alan and Tracy Mettling announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Marie Mettling to Lucas Allen Munk Scarborough, son of Jeff and Kris Scarborough.
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.
The Ellinwood Heritage Center and the Commission on Aging are long time partners of RSVP. The Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center was first conceived in 1981 by a group of concerned citizens of Ellinwood. Around that same time, the Bosse family decided they had no use for the building at 103 Main Street and donated the building for this use. Community donations of cash, building materials, and lots of hard work ensured a complete renovation of the building as well as the addition of a large kitchen area and a wheelchair ramp. In 1983, the center opened for use by the ...
In March of 1996, Larry Hesed along with a board of eight people formed a 501c3 organization called the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Central Kansas. The organizations funding was initially started with a grant from the Showalter Foundation and the Dominican Sisters. Until 2010, the VORP program has been bringing victims and offenders together in a safe mediation setting to permit the offender to take responsibility for his or her actions, to make things as right as possible with the victim, and to be clear about future intentions. Cases were received from the Barton County Attorney's Office and ...
Benny M. Williams, 57, of Great Bend , passed away on Oct. 22, at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born on Jan. 12, 1957, in Vallejo, Calif., he was the son of Benny O. and Jacqueline D. (Mayfield) Williams. After graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he spent the next two years. Following his discharge from the Navy, he worked in Navy shipyards in Los Angeles, Calif. and San Diego, Calif. He later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was united in marriage to Diane L. Roberts on April 22, 1979. The couple moved to Kansas ...
The Touched By Cancer (TBC) support group meeting for Nov. 21 has been canceled due to conflicts. The next meeting for the group will be at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Heartland Cancer Center.
Sisters of Hope, a new support group for recently widowed women, is planning an informational "meet and greet." It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Fireside Room at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend.
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Each fall, the Barton County Extension Council holds an election to fill positions on our various program development committees. Mark Wednesday, Oct. 29 on your calendar and stop by the Barton County Extension Office at 1800 12th St. to cast your ballot. Election time is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any Barton County resident who is at least 18 years of age may vote in this election.
The Barton Debate and Forensics team participated in its second tournament of the year Oct. 17-19 at the University of Central Missouri and Barton's Chase Pumford was a standout performer.
RUSSELL - Artists at Barton Community College got a chance to showcase their talents at the annual Russell Original Art Review (ROAR) exhibition at the Russell 4-H Building. The show ran from Oct. 10 through 12. The show had 262 entries from 91 artists from 33 cities.
If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar.
"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is hosting a hunting showcase at 10 a.m. today at HorseThief Reservoir in Jetmore to spotlight the economic benefits of Kansas hunting and fishing and to release the 2014 Tourism Economics data.
GBHS Band and Orchestra students are selling Cherrydale products through Nov. 2, for their 2016 trip. There are many food items as well as a wide variety of gift items. Items can also be ordered online and sent directly to someone. The items will arrive around Dec. 4. Call GBHS (620-793-1521, ext. 189) and leave a message to have someone place your order or answer any questions.