One of the shameful hallmarks of a dictatorship is the restriction of movement - telling citizens or groups they cannot travel or relocate freely.
Barton County Sheriff
Elwyn Dean Hammerschmidt 1941-2011
Great Bend Public Library will begin operating under summers at the end of the month. Effective May 31, the library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays.
The Barton Community College Foundation presented the 2011 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. William "Bill" and Mary King during Barton's 41st commencement on Thursday. Although unable to attend in person, the Kings were recognized for years of involvement with the college.
Jared Marcuson and Will Hodges were named Barton Community College's 2011 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards as they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 41st commencement ceremony on Thursday.
Four live bands will perform at the End Of School Year Bash, Friday evening at CrossPoint Church, 2100 Broadway Ave.
Barton Community College presented the Distinguished Instructor Award to Steven Lueth, Barton's director of instrumental activities, during the college's 41st commencement ceremony Thursday. Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Dr. Penny Quinn made the award presentation.
Rick Long, Farmers Insurance agent in Great Bend, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers. The University of Farmers training facility, located in Agoura Hills, Calif., was officially dedicated November 3, 2006.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, is in the process of organizing the After Harvest Festival Parade to be held Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Line-up will begin at 9 a.m. on Park Street on the west edge of Ellinwood.
For those with wounded hearts who struggle with doubt and fear, hope will be offered at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights, beginning May 18 at Healing Hearts Ranch, 115 SE Ave. in Great Bend.
Preceptor Delta Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi announces the recipients of this year's scholarships. Ellinwood High School seniors receiving the scholarships include: Rana Ahmadi, CJ Bookout, Jacob Christiansen, Montara Johansen, Derek Moos, Brittany Pflughoeft, Reba Thomas, and Brett Whelan. Each student will receive a $200 scholarship.
Christian concert scheduled
Eunice McPherson Braden 1912 - 2011
A rural Hoisington man who collided with a deer while driving a motorcycle on the Cheyenne Bottoms blacktop last Friday was listed in critical condition Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn't do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City.
Some believe "big data" may be the next renaissance in agriculture. Others call it the greatest advance in agriculture since the Green Revolution during the 1940s, '50s and '60s when one of the biggest waves of research and technology spurred the growth of agricultural production around the world. Some compare big data with the biotech revolution.
Today, after the previous columns briefly describing genetic engineering and GMO traits found in agriculture, it's time to wrap this up. So IS GMO technology a Blessing or a Curse? That is up to the reader to decide based on facts and reasoning. To help let's list the potential benefits followed by the potential pitfalls as objectively as possible.
Ken and Juanita Dreiling of Great Bend Will celebrate their 40th anniversary on July 27.
Justin and Rachel Mawhirter announce the birth of their son Emmett Lee Mawhirter on June 24, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20" long. He has a 2-year-old big brother, Jace Matthew Mawhirter.
James (Jim) Oliver will celebrate his 90th birthday on July 29, with a card shower.
Sara Miller and Matthew Loving were united in marriage on Sept. 14, in a double ring ceremony at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa. The bride is the daughter of David and Nan Miller Brookville, Pa. and the granddaughter of David and Sara G. Miller of Brookville and the late Henry and Lois Schrecengost. The groom is the son of Marty and Karen Loving of Pawnee Rock, and the grandson of Aletha Loving of Pawnee Rock and the late Jack Loving, and Robert and Dorothy Maneth of Great Bend
One of the many ways that Realtors® strengthen communities and the lives of their neighbors is through volunteer work, and since 1983 the Great Bend Board of Realtors® has been doing such. Through either the Board as a group or as individuals, local charities have received a monetary donation or volunteer time from many members of the local Realtors® association. As part of the National Association of Realtors® efforts to help improve local communities the Great Bend Board of Realtors® is initiating a new program that gives local charities the opportunity to receive a $1,000 donation for their organizations ...
The annual Tompkins reunion, families of the nine children of the late John an Abi Tompkins of Byers, was held July 20, at the IOOF Lodge in St. John with 43 relatives attending. Mark and Doris Tompkins and Kevin and Laura Davis hosted the reunion.
Dennis and VirJean Scheuerman of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter, Treva Marie Scheuerman, to Ricardo Eliezer De Leon, son of Celso and Ana De Leon of Panama City, Panama.
Doyle and Gwen Cook of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception and card shower for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, at Cedar Park Place Community Room, 17th and McKinley.
There have been several phone calls over the past few weeks about Palmer amaranth (Palmer pigweed). Several producers and local agronomists are noticing that it is not being controlled effectively in places with Glyphosate. I was e-mailed a news release this week that will give some information about what is being observed in the state, especially in Central Kansas at this time. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can get a hold of me by phone, email or stopping in the Extension office.
The descendants of Francis and Clara Finger gathered July 12, at the Fellowship Hall at St. Mary's School in Salina. Original members remaining are Leonard Finger of Larned; Catherine Kuhlman of Trumbull, Neb., Mary Lou Wheeler of McPherson, Carolyn Urban of Salina and Francis, Jr. of Fayetteville, Ark. Deceased members are Mildred Phillips, Dorothy Juno Cavenah, and Marvin Finger. Those attending included: