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Chavez, Tuey earn All-WAC honors at conference meet

DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team finished in second place with 45 points at the Western Athletic Conference meet on Thursday.

October 13, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Sandra “Sandy” Essmiller

GREAT BEND - Sandra "Sandy" Essmiller, 66, died Oct. 12. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

October 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Daniel Joseph Penney 1949-2011

LIBERAL - Daniel Joseph Penney, 61, of Liberal, passed away Tuesday from a sudden illness. Dan was born Dec. 28, 1949 at Great Bend. He went to school and worked there until 1968, when he moved to Kansas City, Mo. In 1983, he met his wife, Louise and moved to the rural Liberal, Mo. area.

October 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Speaker to share her story

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Surrendered Family Ministries will be holding the next Prairie Fire Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton in Great Bend. As a women of faith, special speaker Marlene Klepees will share her message of healing. Klepees has told her story on TBN, the 700 Club, The Sid Roth show, as well as on other television and radio shows and at many conferences and churches. Go to www.heavensscentflowers.com/marlene.htm to read about Klepees testimony.

October 13, 2011 | | Religion


Gill keeps positive attitude amid losing

LAWRENCE (AP) - When Turner Gill took over the head coaching position at Kansas last year, he brought a little piece of Buffalo with him.

October 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 17 Kansas State credits defense for success

MANHATTAN (AP) - The most significant improvement in the Kansas State this season can't be found by scouring the stat sheet.

October 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


On the Record for Oct. 14, 2011

Kansas Highway Patrol

October 13, 2011 | | On the Record


GBRC teams with KWEC to offer outdoor experiences

Great Bend Recreation Commission has joined with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156, to offer two outdoor experience programs this month.

October 13, 2011 | | Area Briefs


So many books: Library sale is next week

The Friends of the Library members have sorted books, videos, audio books and more for the annual Great Bend Public Library Book Sale. The sale for the public begins at noon Monday, running until 8:30 p.m., and continues Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

October 13, 2011 | | Local News


EDH to hold free estate planning seminar

ELLINWOOD - A free estate planning seminar, sponsored by the Ellinwood Area Health Foundation, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Ellinwood District Hospital Education Room. Morris Laing Attorneys will discuss the importance of estate planning, recent tax changes and the impact such changes have on estate planning. Seating is limited. Call 620-564-2548 to reserve a seat.

October 13, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Business seeks to donate electronic scoreboard to USD 355

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School Board heard at its regular meeting this week that a local business is raising funds to donate an electronic scoreboard for the football field. The estimated cost is $16,000. The old one is from 1987 but was beginning to show its age, said Superintendent Ben Jacobs.

October 13, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Ellinwood debaters win open division at tournament

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School Debaters Connor Birzer and Jenna Snell won the open division of the Arrowhead Invitational Tournament held at Hays High School on Sat., Oct. 8. The duo posted a 5-0 win-loss record and was the only team in the open division to have a perfect record. In the novice division, Rachel Doll and Rachel Schloctermeier also went 5-0 and placed 2nd, missing first place by only a few speaker points. In individual speaking awards, Birzer placed 4th in the open division. Doll was the top speaker out of all 78 novice debaters competing in the tournament. The ...

October 13, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


GBHS Debate team competes in Hays

On Saturday, Oct. 8th the Great Bend High School Debate team traveled to Hays for the Hays Arrowhead Invitational Debate Tournament.

October 13, 2011 | | Local News


Pampered protesters promote pollution

The hordes of so-called "protesters" now polluting the streets of several U.S. cities, including New York, are sending confused messages about their grievances.

October 13, 2011 | Mike Reagan | Columnists


Garage sales sure pay off

When deputies in Monroe County, Tenn., arrested a woman for theft, they learned that one of the items stolen was a 150-year-old Vatican-certified holy relic based on the Veil of Veronica - venerated for having been used to wipe Jesus' face before the crucifixion.

October 13, 2011 | | News of the Weird


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Isern joins Mane Focus Salon

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Business


Norman and Pamela Redetzke 50th

Norman and Pamela Redetzke will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Feb. 13, with a card shower.

February 01, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Weed resistance update

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Agriculture


Colglazier — Rush

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Glenn Schuster 80th

Glenn Schuster of Hoisington will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 8, with a card shower.

February 01, 2015 | | Birthdays


Clarke — Maneth

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Engagements


Alma Spangenberg 100th

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Birthdays


Kansas Farm Bureau honors tradition and heritage of family farms

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Agriculture


Barton Elite take first

February 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


‘Live. Laugh. Farm.’ sets theme for Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leaders Conference

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Agriculture


Club Calendar

Monday

February 01, 2015 | | Club News


Hoisington School Menu

Lunch

February 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


4-H Air rifle season gets started

On Jan. 17, five 4-H'ers from Barton County traveled to Wichita to compete in the Sedgewick Co 4-H Air Rifle Match.

February 01, 2015 | | Club News


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

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.

February 01, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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