Great Bend High School instrumental students will present their solo and small ensemble contest selections at 7 p.m. on Monday, in the GBHS Band Room (#190).
There will be a Drivers Ed parent meeting in the Commons area of the high school on Wednesday Students interested in taking driver education must be age 14 by June 1. Last names starting A-M will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Last names N-Z will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Enrollment will take place after the meeting, enrollment forms will not be accepted without payment. Cost for the class is $150 ($100 for students qualifying for free/reduced lunches).
The Family Crisis Center will hold a Volunteer Training soon at the administrative office located at 2008 11th Street in Great Bend. Volunteer training consists of 24 classroom training hours, 12 on-the-job training hours, and four additional hours of training through videos, books and other sources. The Volunteer Training will cover information about domestic and sexual violence, systems that also work with survivors as well as all of the ...
The Great Bend Noon Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to earthquake/tsunami relief in Japan through the Lions Club International Foundation. The funds are part of more than $6 million LCIF has committed to the effort, including $3 million contributed by Lions in Japan.
Only once in a blue moon do Kansas farm and ranch families have an opportunity to tell their story to people half way around the world. That was the case March 23-24 when a Dutch (public broadcasting company in the Netherlands) television crew traveled to Smith and Sheridan counties to portray life on the farm in rural Kansas.
The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education announced several administrative changes following an executive session at Thursday's luncheon meeting.
Special to the Tribune LARNED - Attending college was the furthest idea from Linda Thomson's mind in December 2007. The Larned resident had undergone surgery for breast cancer and she was preparing for a long road of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. However, a friend and fellow cancer survivor knew it was the perfect time for Thomson to create a new mission in life. Holly Thorne encouraged her friend to enter Barton Community College's medical Assistant ...
Dear Editor, Great Bend needs Mike Allison's effective and dignified leadership. Please join us and vote for Mike Allison for mayor. John and Sally O'Connor, Great Bend
Dear Editor, A few days ago, I had a chance to review a draft ballot for the upcoming election. I noticed that the USD 428 ticket showed four vacancies, with only six candidates listed. Although there are some good names listed, there is one more name that really ought to be considered. I am referring, of course, to Sara Williams. I first met Sara when her husband, Ryan, came to practice with my wife, Marta, ...
Dear Editor, We read an open letter from Lee Hockett, candidate for mayor of Larned in an area paper. He strikes chords of interest regarding our city of Larned for which we should all have a great concern: Loss of population, expenditure of money for economic development, rising utility rates and property taxes, lack of information to the public when financial decisions are made. Historically our recollection about Larned is that it is a city ...
Welcome Inn What Nots Activities April 3-9 Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Ice Cream Social - Sunday 4 p.m. - There will be a movie along with the ice cream. This is a fun event that is held the 4th Sunday of every month. ...
LARNED - Jim Forrest and Judy Jennings will be honored for coordinating the Larned Junior City Council during Monday's Larned city council meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include Water Utility Water Quality Report, Bid for Tree Trimming Services for Electric Utility, Request to Replace Electric Utility Distribution Superintendent Pickup, Tax Rebate Program and Larned Dream Homes Affordable Housing Project. Other items to consider are Special Events Beer License for Larned ...
HOUSTON - VCU arrived at the Final Four with its team, its bandwagon and its T-shirt. "There goes my bracket," it says - an oh-so-fitting statement printed in gold letters and sandwiched between the school logo and the picture of a crumpled-up piece of paper.
HOISINGTON - What does family mean? What does a member do if one of them is hurting or needs help? That is what the Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America were faced with when they heard the news that high school staff member, Amanda Brack's son, Austin has a rare disease called Stevens – Johnson Syndrome. With all of today's technology, it didn't take them long to determine a plan had ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School cross country coach Lyles Lashley has been named to the 2013 2A boys Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association's "Coach of the Year."
JETMORE – The Jetmore United Methodist Church will present its annual live Nativity "Journey to Bethlehem" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 14, with a special needs presentation from 5 p.m. Each tour guide-led tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
Monday, Dec. 2
P.G. Scott's diary and David Clapsaddle's commentary supplements Clapsaddle's Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.