As I write this, there is a forty percent chance of rain and if you are reading this on Easter Sunday, hopefully the chance of rain is falling outside your window. If not, it means the wheat crop is continuing to decline and prospects for dryland corn in the ground aren't great. And while we are examining all this "good" news, the first cutting of alfalfa is still being hammered in many locations by alfalfa weevil in spite of repeated sprays on many fields.
Great Bend Middle School announces the February and March Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students were nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students receive a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
The Progress Club met on April 4. Hostess was Mary Dikeman with 15 members present.
USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 reunion will be held Sept. 21 through Sept. 24, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. Contact Allen R. Hope, President, at 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505; phone (260) 486-2221 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time; Fax: 260-492-9771; or email: Hope4391@ frontier.com
Otis Old Iron Days will be held on April 28 through May 1 on Main Street in Otis. The show will feature: IHC/McCormick Deering Tractors, Engines, and all IHC products. All three days include tractors, engines, vendors and entertainment for the whole family.
Outstanding scholarship, leadership and service has earned 29 Kansas State University students membership in Chimes, the junior honorary, for the 2011-2012 school year.
Rev the engines, the 23rd annual Mid-America Mopar Car Show roars to life May 1st at Brit Spaugh Park.
Betty Wondra will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 29 with a card shower. A long-time resident of rural Great Bend, she was born on April 29, 1931 to Henry and Lena Maneth. On May 15, 1950 she married Robert J. Wondra. He died on Dec. 19, 2009. She has seven children; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
James and Barbara Musgrove of Claflin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bobbi Sue Musgrove, to John Thomas Cuffe Jr., son of John and Cynthia Cuffe of Burlington.
Kenneth and Rhonda Penka announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Penka, to Kirk Calhoon, son of Brian and Terri Calhoon and Mike and Shelly Wilkison.
Loren and Arlene Schamaun will celebrate their 60th anniversary on April 29 with a family dinner. The couple was married on April 29, 1951 at the Bazine Methodist Church. They have two children, Marsha Gerstner and Steve Schamaun and wife Sheryl; five grandchildren, Emily, Matthew and Adam Gerstner and Zac and Nic Schamaun.
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.
USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb - The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and it can't come soon enough for the Barton Community College women's volleyball team.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The sense of relief at One Arrowhead Drive was palpable.
CLEVELAND - Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.
The ball just didn't want to find the net.
It was an opportunity to get back in the thick of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference race.
LINCOLN, Neb - Lydia Mato has quickly established herself as a premier runner in the NJCAA.
SALINA - David C. Gardiner, 54, died Sept. 20. Born Jan. 11, 1960, in Larned, he was the son of Gordon A. and Mary Anne (McConahay) Gardiner. In 1978, he graduated from Salina High School South. He joined the Army after he graduated from high school and was stationed in Europe for many years as a food inspector for the Army. He graduated from K-State with a degree in food science. He worked at the Great Bend Packing plant in Great Bend before retiring in Salina.
KOC to hold poker tournament
An officer from the Great Bend Police Department was attempting to serve papers last Friday at 3807 12th St., but came away with suspected narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Lt. William Browne at the GBPD said items seized have been sent to a lab for testing. There were no drug arrests at the residence, but an individual was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Sen. Pat Roberts' office announced he would spend this week campaigning with Sen. Bob Dole and Sen. John McCain. Roberts and Dole are scheduled to appear at 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 22, at the Village Square Mall in Dodge City.