The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions.
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Instrumentalist Ed Huffman ("Sanctified Sax") of Maize and bass soloist David Arasmith of Topeka will perform a concert of gospel music and message at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street in Great Bend. The public is invited.
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, American Baptist International Missionary in Laos and Thailand, Matt Mann, will talk about his work among street children who are victims of human trafficking. The service will take place at Central Baptist Church, corner of Lakin and Harrison. Human Trafficking is an urgent issue that many churches around the world are fighting. Human Trafficking plagues our own country as well. Matt is a second generational missionary whose parents served in Thailand since 1959. Matt's brother, Mike, also serves as a missionary in Thailand in tribal economic development. Come and learn what we ...
A Hoisington Middle School student, Kylie Crawford, has made the middle school district honor band. She will be traveling to Dodge City on Nov. 5 to perform in the KMEA Southwest District Middle School Honor Band.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital auxiliary will have its annual memorial Christmas ornaments for sale to benefit CBH. Memorials will be accepted from Oct. 1. through Nov. 30.
The public is invited to come and share in performance by the Torres Family Ministries. The Torres Family will perform at 11 a.m. during the worship hour on Sunday October 23 at Great Bend King United Methodist Church at 16th and Odell Street in Great Bend. They are a very good and talented music family from Haysville.
Great Bend took five teams to compete at the Buhler Invitational Debate tournament and tied for 3rd in team sweepstakes out of 28 schools. There were 55 teams in both the Open and Novice divisions. Nate Cheney and Spencer Johnson had a 3-2 win loss record in the Novice Division. Alex Smith and Mickey McNett ended the day with a 2-3 win/loss record in the Open Division. Also in the Open Division Michael Gieck and Paige VanSteenburgh finished with a 3-2 record. Courtney Seever and Nathan Stoulil competed in open to finish with a 4/1 win/loss record ...
Each fall the members of the Presbyterian Church receive an Undercover Mission Possible Assignment patterned after the old TV series "Mission Impossible". They are challenged to purchase "undercover clothing" such as underwear and sweat pants for all ages of elementary school children. Also 25% of a PCUSA Peacemaking Offering taken the first part of October remains in Great Bend. The church Session designated this money to go to the Undercover Mission Possible event this year and a Wal-Mart gift card was purchased which will be used by the schools for unexpected needs throughout the year. Sheryl Neeland, an elementary guidance ...
TIMKEN – The Timken Hill and the Timken Fire Department are teaming up for a hamburger feed fund raiser for cancer victim Jeanette Holopirek from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the restaurant, just off K-96 outside of Timken. There will be a free-will donation. For more information, contact Linda Hampton at 620-285-7455.
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By Jim Misunas
The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign, "Changing Lives – One Gift at a Time," on Sunday, March 1. Lifelong area residents and supporters of the college Gary and Anna Burke will serve as honorary co-chairs for the month-long fundraising drive.
WICHITA (AP) - Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg wouldn't have wanted it any other way. The Cyclones had a one-point advantage and leading-scorer Georges Niang throwing the ball inbounds with less than 20 seconds left.
Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version), produced by Great Bend High School Theatre Department, opens March 1, and runs through March 3.
With spring approaching, Great Bend will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday. That will also be the date for the annual presentations of "Storm Fury on the Plains," a weather and storm safety program.
The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club toured the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College on Feb. 13. Shafter Gallery Director Dave Barnes helped members identify pieces of artwork that they had been instructed to find at the gallery.
At the February Great Bend Garden Club meeting, member Alice Young introduced Rebecca Ford who gave a fascinating introduction to the art of soap making. Her inspiration and mentor was a sister at a convent in Wichita whose homemade soaps provided funds for a church mission project.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will not meet in March. The next scheduled meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.
Barton Natural Gas student James Mayes, 29, is knee-deep in his coursework to become a member of the natural gas industry, but he has always had the desire to be on stage. He found a way to do both and is a cast-member for the upcoming Barton Community College Theatre Spring Musical "Godspell," which opens Thursday at the college's Fine Arts Auditorium. The musical is at 7:30 p.m. March 5, 6, 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8.
STAFFORD COUNTY - A Pratt woman was injured Friday when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving, 6 miles south and 2.5 miles west of Stafford.
DOWNS - Louis Joseph Brummer died Feb. 27, 2015. He was born March 18, 1924, south of Downs to Ignatz and Anna Redeker Brummer. He attended High Prairie School, south of Downs. On Aug. 8, 1950, he married Cleo Marie Boberg. He worked as an elevator manager and grain inspector with Midway Coop in Corinth and Downs.
ELLINWOOD - Betty R. Standlee, 88 died Feb. 28, 2015, at Leisure Homestead, St. John. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
PAWNEE ROCK - Jason Wayne Green, 33, died Feb. 26, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Nov. 1, 1981, at Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Buck and Sally Green. He married Brandie Bunch March 23, 2013, at Larned. A Pawnee Rock resident, he was a kitchen manager for Gambino's Pizza.