NEWTON - Thelma M. Hurst, 80, died October 30, 2011 at Newton Medical Center.
LARNED - Thelma Wandalee "Wanda" Nelson, 81, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was called from this earth on Oct. 29, 2011 due to congestive heart failure.
ELLINWOOD - Ruby L. North, 82, died October, 30, 2011 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - LaVina Grace Juergensen, 88, died October. 31, 2011 at her loving daughter's home in Great Bend.
First the Barton Community College Trustees went paperless with laptop computers, and now they are switching to iPads for board communications. IPad orientation and training is on the agenda for this month's board study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Two women were injured when a car collided with a pickup at 10:05 a.m. Monday at K-96 and Broadway. According to Great Bend Police Sgt. Gary Davis, a Cadillac driven by Lynn Officer was northbound on K-96 and struck the Ford pickup driven by Charles Bellinger, who was driving east on Broadway.
Great Bend Police officer Brian Dougherty will provide an update on street drugs in the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn. The free one-hour program will be presented at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and again at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Heartland Cancer Center's Touched by Cancer Group will hold a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and a Thanksgiving sharing meeting at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the center, 204 Cleveland St. Group meetings and activities are open to individuals currently fighting the disease, cancer survivors, or families and friends of those involved in all phases of the fight with cancer.
Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan will visit Great Bend on Tuesday as party of his listening tour on Kansas' tax policy. This program is set for 8 a.m. in the Spray-Holt Family Board Room of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development office at 1125 Williams St. This meeting for chamber members is open to any Kansas citizen who would like to provide input and get questions answered on the state's tax policy. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger passed for 365 yards and two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers finally found a way to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 25-17 on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Clemson and Kansas State tumbled in The Associated Press college football poll after losing for the first time this season, and the top five teams in the rankings held their ground heading into the showdown between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their fall concert on Nov. 3. The 7th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 6:45 p.m. in the middle school gym and the 8th grade band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8:15 p.m. Both concerts are free and will feature a wide variety of concert and popular band selections. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.
This last Tuesday Barton Community College held the 8th Annual Jack Kilby Science Day (JKSD). Most everyone in the area is familiar with who Jack Kilby was and his huge contribution to our modern society and its reliance on computer technology. You likely have read about the JKSD in this paper. "Hands-on" topics ranged from Forecasting Severe Weather, Music, Physics and Technology, and Physics Magic to Crime Scene Analysis, Internet and World Wide Web history since 1960, Soils, and Duck Wing Identification. Let's discuss a bit about what the students learned in soils.
The inspection of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center came in two sections and it earned top grades in both.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency is the recipient of a grant to provide toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste from Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation.
LARNED - The United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th.
Roberta Jo Carr, 59, died Aug. 25 at Great Bend Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 11, 1954, in Fayette County, Ohio. Roberta was a resident of Great Bend since 1987, moving from Washington Courthouse, Ohio. She worked as a night auditor for Days Inn.
The Barton Community College music department will host auditions for its holiday musical, the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 for adults. There will be a separate audition for children only on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. Actors of all ages are encouraged to audition. The total cast number will be around 35.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session is on the agenda for discussion of personnel, and the hiring of several individuals for the Barton County campus is on the consent agenda, as well as a part-time military programs instructor. BCC has classrooms at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.
Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Sept. 2.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Jim Vopat and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains "repeal and replace," there is little agreement on what "replace" means. But if we wait until Obamacare can be repealed before developing a consensus on positive health care changes, major parts of Obamacare will be even more entrenched and its seductive goal of universal coverage may push us instead toward fully government-controlled single-payer system.