The City of Great Bend announced Monday during the City Council meeting that after nearly a year of planning and preparation, a Community Coordinator has been hired. Christina Hayes, a Claflin native, will assume her position with the City of Great Bend in the coming weeks.
An unattended candle was the cause of a fire early Thursday in Great Bend, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.
HUTCHINSON - Virgie Margaret Goerl, 88, died Oct. 5, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Oct. 9, 1922, in Chase, she was the daughter of John Godfried and Mary Elizabeth Hoover Dressel. Virgie was a 1940 graduate of Chase High School. She taught for two years at the Sunnyside Grade School after graduating from Chase High School. After teaching, she worked at both Dillons and Swift and Company in Lyons. On August 1, 1948, she married Vincent Kenneth Goerl in Lyons. He died Feb. 3, 2001.
MCKINNEY, TEXAS - Andrew D. Wutka, 39, died unexpectedly on Oct. 3, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was born Sept. 16, 1972 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the beloved son of Anthony D. and Nancy C. (Roth) Wutka. Andrew spent his childhood in Fishkill, N.Y., Burlington, Vt., and Coral Springs, Fla. In 1990, he graduated from Taravella High School in Coral Springs. He attended the University of North Florida. In November 1992, he joined the Navy. He was a nuclear mechanic and served on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). He and Tammy moved to McKinney, Texas in 1998 ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School Cardinal Volleyball teams swept the Ellis Railers last week at the HMS gym. All four Cardinal squads were victorious. "It was satisfying to see such a great effort by our girls at every level," said Coach Joe Cotten. "The A team is now 7-1, the B team 8-0, C1 has a record of
HOISINGTON - Rubber wristbands are all the rage right now with almost every cause imaginable having their own color and saying to catch your attention. There's one all around Hoisington High School right now that has caught fire and is definitely attracting the attention of the entire student body.
ELLINWOOD -Seresa Arndt, Ellinwood Grade School sixth grade instructor, was recently named a Region 1 Nominee for the Kansas Teacher of the Year. All regional nominees were honored at a luncheon held at the Salina Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 17.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School debaters Montana Spires and Shannon Manka placed 8th and medaled recently at the Lyons Varsity Debate Tournament. They earned a 3-2 win record. Shannon was debating for only the second time in her life.
CLAFLIN - Four Barton county boys dealing with childhood cancer will benefit from the 6th annual Fall Fun Festival held Sun., Oct. 2 at the farm of Kyle and Melinda Kasselman.
LSH to sponsor picnic
Saturday and Sunday events
Local women's fitness club accepts proof of recent mammogram or cancer donation in lieu of new member fee
Thursday, Oct. 6
The elegant, expansive, gleaming new glass-and-concrete indoor stairway at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio, opened recently, to mostly rave reviews for its sense of space and light, creating the feeling of walking suspended on air.
A protest by students at the University of Denver is eye-opening because of how it is being conducted, what it has so far achieved and, most of all, what it concerns.
Kansas law provides a three-foot wide passing distance for bicyclists. Tuesday, Dale Phillips and George Coulson with the Barton County Road and Bridge Dept. began installation of bicycle warning signs to remind motorists, with it's first sign erected on W. 10th Street at the Great Bend city limit.
Photo by Janet Fleske
LARNED - The 2014 Pawnee County Toy Run is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A free program on Digital Mammography will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Regional Hospital staff will talk about their new full field digital mammography machine that shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.
The annual celebration and meet-n-greet of Barton Athletics and the community will take place this Sunday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Cougar Booster Club, the event will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend with social interaction including free refreshments.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Simply Sinatra" as its first concert of the season. The show features Steve Lippia, accompanied by a 10-piece big band, singing many of the songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Lippia is noted for blending classic and contemporary styles in his music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
GREAT BEND – Darlene L. Anderson, 91, died Sept. 16, 2014 at Winter Meadow Homes, Inc., Topeka.
Matthew A. "Matt" Smolik, 90, passed away on Sept. 16, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Plains Computer Service (CPCS), 608 Patton Road, Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Terry Lewis and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
Whither the Islamic State? That's a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up territory and becoming a virtual murder machine.
The number of Americans living in poverty has dropped year-over-year for the first time since 2006, and childhood poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years, according to new figures released Monday by the United States Census Bureau.
The Great Bend Madrigal Pops Singers are now selling tickets for their fall chili supper fund raiser. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26, at the high school's Jack Kilby Commons area, prior to the football homecoming game against Wichita North.