Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kilgore and Ms. Deb Wagner announce the engagement of their daughter Kaci Kilgore of St. John, to Jacob Oehlert, son of Brian and Donita Oehlert of Shawnee.
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.
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The following meals will be served Jan. 16 through Jan. 20. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.
KWEC has the cure for boredom – winter nature programs! Kids will turn the birdhouse gourds grown in KWEC's garden into homes for our feathered friends, make a feather bookmark, play games and of course learn more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don't delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announces that Josh Huber has joined the company as a Relay Technician. Josh joined Sunflower on Jan. 9. He will perform the work associated with and including, but not limited to, the installation, testing, inspection, calibration, and repair of all system protection devices, transducers, and equipment (electro-mechanical and electronic relays, protective controls, switchboards, and other substation equipment) as related to Sunflower's and the Members' electric transmission and distribution system.
The last citrus sale for this year at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School will be from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. today and Monday. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangelos have been ordered. Call 620-791-7314 or 620-793-9247 (Sun and Mon).
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Jan. 3 in the Heart of Kansas Family Health Care conference room. President Janis Link, president, conducted the meeting.
American Legion Post 180, 1011 Kansas, Great Bend, will host a meeting for all veterans and their families who wish to learn more about their earned VA benefits from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. on Wednesday. Veterans and their families who have specific questions regarding VA benefits are urged to attend this meeting. We'd also like to extend a personal invitation to eligible veterans and spouses to join our organization and take part in the many programs and services available.
An educational program to discuss bone health will be presented at 1 p.m Friday, Jan. 20 at the Great Bend Senior Center. Donna Krug, Family and Consumer Science Agent with K-State Research and Extension – Barton County, will be the speaker. Krug will share information about foods that can be eaten to improve bone health. The Program is free and open to everyone.
Everyone is different. Calorie needs depend on a variety of factors including age, gender, and activity level. Most people do not share the same beliefs about what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle. Donna Krug, Barton County Extension Agent, will present the educational program, "Move into Health" at noon Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th Street. Participants will receive educational material to help track their nutrition and physical activity mission statement. Food and activity logs are the first step toward changing a limiting belief. The program is free and open to everyone.
The Parnassus Club met on Jan. 10. Amanda Pfenninger has agreed to judge for voice and piano at the Spring auditions. A motion was made to allow $100 for the judges fee and $50 for travel expense. The motion carried.
NEW YORK (MCT) – U.S. stocks gained Thursday, with the S&P 500 extending its advance into a fourth day, as investors held out hopes that Europe would muddle through its debt troubles.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.
The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.
If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President.
Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.
On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.
Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a possible structure fire at 600 Kansas Ave. Chief Mike Napolitano said that upon arrival they found that a man was in the basement burning the insulation off copper wire. The fire was out when units arrived; however, there was still some smoke in the building.
HOLYROOD - Norma Ruth Schaefer, 88, passed away Jan. 25 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born June 10, 1926, in Lincoln, to Anna E. (Bahls) and Neils M. Pedersen.
PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel "Alberta" Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, at her home in rural Pawnee Rock. Born July 12, 1925, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of George Albert and Hazel Olive (Colgin) Payne. On June 26, 1942, she married Francis "Roy" Crone in Iola. He died on Nov. 19, 2007. A resident of Barton County most of her life, she was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
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Many times when I go out on home visits, the homeowners concerns are with trees on their property. One reason for your trees being in distress may very well be your lawn. If your grass, (especially cool season grasses such as fescue) is allowed to grow up to the trunk of your trees, the competition for water and other nutrients may cause your tree to decline in health. Following is a report on research that has been completed by KSU with more information about the grass and tree competition issue many homeowners have faced.