Pictured are photos from last month's celebration of Great Bend Central Baptist Church's quasquicentennial (125 years). More than 100 people attended. Past minister Gordon Rhodes gave the morning message, "Ever Onward with Christ."
Great Bend Fire Department
I am sure that everyone has noticed that the price of gasoline has been going up for the last couple of years. Most folks have also been aware of the debate over whether to drill and refine more oil here in America or to restrict that drilling. This debate also involves the debate over the building of a pipeline from Canada to Texas. In each case, the administration, with the aid of environmentalists, has restricted this drilling. What are the effects of these decisions? Are there other consequences besides rising oil prices? Do we have a demonstrated solution?
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James decided not to play in New York two summers ago. He won't be playing there any more this season, either.
SALINA - Great Bend High School will be taking part in a Class 5A regional golf tournament on Monday at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers in a history-making performance that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday
HOISINGTON - The end of the regular season didn't go the way the Hoisington High School baseball team drew it up.
A sizable crowd turned out to support music students at the annual Barton Endowment Music Concert on the evening of Thursday, May 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Barton Community College theater students who have been entertaining community members for the last year gathered for a year-end celebration Wednesday afternoon in the Shafer Art Gallery.
PRATT - Norma Sue Huffman, 74, died May 8 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born Jan. 26, 1938, in Geneseo, she was the daughter of Arthur and Ruth Black. A former resident of Lyons, she worked for Alco, moving to Pratt three years ago. On April 17, 2009, she married Harold Huffman in Liberal. He survives of the home.
TEMPE, Ariz. - Eugene (Gene) Louis Meyer died May 5 at his home in Tempe, Ariz. Born July 11, 1928, in Lorraine, he was the son of Harvey and Delia (Mehl) Meyer. On Jan. 1, 1950, he married LorRetta Keyser at Holyrood. She died April 17, 1995. On April 11, 1999, he married Gladys Whitcombe at Tempe, Ariz. He was a Holyrood area farmer, and an accountant and Realtor in the Phoenix, Ariz., area.
Great Bend firefighters were dispatched to the Robert Wiley home 2403 31st St. at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday for a house fire.
Caylee Isern, a licensed cosmetologist and certified massage therapist, has joined the staff at Mane Focus Salon in Ellinwood. Caylee offers haircuts, hair coloring, special occasion hair including up-dos, and waxing. She also offers massage therapy consisting of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal and Hot Stones. Her hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. To schedule an appointment call 620-564-3828.
Norman and Pamela Redetzke will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Feb. 13, with a card shower.
One of the biggest issues that has faced agriculture in recent years is chemical resistance by weeds in crop production. Check out the most up to date research information at the Weed Resistance Update, hosted by Walnut Creek Extension District. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5,, at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Dighton. There is no cost to attend the meeting, but RSVP by calling 877-798-3921 by Feb. 3. There must be 10 registrations for meeting to be held.
Ms. Susan Colglazier of Great Bend announces the engagement of her daughter Kelsey Colglazier of Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Richard Rush son of Rick and Susie Rush, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late John Colglazier.
Glenn Schuster of Hoisington will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 8, with a card shower.
Clint and Darla Clarke of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Jenna Janine Clarke to Aaron Lee Andrews, son of Kerry and Christina Andrews of Dorrance and Carla and James Maneth of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Alene Clarke and and Pat Dirks, both of Great Bend and the late Darrell Clarke, and the late Homer Dirks. The prospective groom is the grandson of Carl and Delores Zollman and Loretta Andrews, all of Phillipsburg, and the late Don Andrews.
Alma Spangenberg of Ellinwood will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Historic Wolf Hotel, 1 N. Main in Ellinwood.
Tradition and heritage are a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence, the farms and ranches in Kansas, provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.
More than 500 young farmers and gathered in Manhattan, Jan. 23-25, for the 2015 Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leaders Conference.
On Jan. 17, five 4-H'ers from Barton County traveled to Wichita to compete in the Sedgewick Co 4-H Air Rifle Match.
The following meals will be served Feb. 2 through Feb. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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 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.