Mike and Andrea Doll announce the birth of their son, Sean Christopher Doll, on Feb. 12 in Lawrence. He weighed 6 lbs.12 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a big brother, Collin Doll who is 8 years old.
Michael and Kathleen Jilek of Wausau, Wis. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Ann (Katy) to Matthew Allen Hertel, son of Gary and Diana Hertel of Great Bend.
William E. Small, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, Financial Consultant with AXA Advisors serving the Great Bend area has fully qualified for the 2011 Million Dollar Round Table. This is the 25th consecutive year he has achieved membership in this organization. Membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. It also reflects a commitment to continuing advanced education to better serve the financial security needs of families, individuals and businesses.
The USS Clinton Crewmen's Reunion Association is looking for crewmen and families for their 18th annual reunion on Oct. 10-14 in Orlando Fla. For membership and reunion information contact Duncan E. Atkinson, Reunion Coordinator, 1510 19th Ave. North, Texas City, Tx. 77590, phone 409-945-6148 or 409-739-1341, fax 409-945-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfred Hammeke will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 6 p.m. on March 20 at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Claflin. Host for the event will be his wife Linda Sue and daughters.
Kansas Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs
Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 18th.
Sunflower Bank announces the following promotions and officer elections after the regional community bank's annual Board of Directors meeting in February.
Zeta Gamma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha met on March 8 at the home of Karen Lindberg. Ten members were present with two members absent. Meeting included discussing the agenda for the upcoming months. We will be having a Wine Tasting/Birthday party this month. District H will be hosting a Tea Party/Installationat 1:30 p.m. on March 13 the at First Presbyterian Church with our chapter members hosting. It was decided that we would bring items for the Barton County Food Bank to our April 12. The programs for the evening were given by Shirley Blanchard who ...
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling champions, approval of the 2011-2012 school calendar, approval to purchase computer hardware and software, approval to sell used computers, a bullying workshop, and Teacher Evaluation Committee update.
Bob Cates, a life long resident of Claflin, is the owner/operator of Bob's Service Center in Claflin and owner of Cates CARQUEST in Hoisington. Bob has nearly 40 years of experience in automotive repair, with a long family history in the business. His father, V.E. Cates, owned and operated Cates Motor Service in Claflin beginning in 1958 and Cates Service & Supply after that. Bob attended Salina Area Vo-Tech from 1971-1973, where he passed the ASE test with the highest score in the state at the time. He then furthered his experience working in Pratt & Hays before returning ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 1 at the CPI Annex. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Every spring, this ritual continues. Viewed up close or at a distance, prairie fires are riveting. Across the vast, open grasslands we call the Flint Hills, fires can be seen for miles. The flames lick at the blue Kansas sky as the brown, dry grass crinkles, cracks and bursts into orange.
On March 5, The Parnassus Club held its annual vocal and piano auditions at Barton Community College Fine Arts Building. The 1st place piano award was given to Hannah Mosier of Great Bend, 2nd place piano award was given to Taylor Fry of Great Bend, and 3rd place piano award was given to Hannah Wilborn of Hoisington. Tiffany Harms, piano instructor at McPherson College and formerly of Great Bend judged the piano contestants. Piano teachers entering piano students were Lorrie Stickney, Connie Schneweis and Karole Erikson. The vocal contest winners were: 1st place, Andrew Koster of Great Bend, 2nd place ...
The City of Great Bend is partnering with the K&O Railroad to adjust the railroad crossing at the intersection of 10th & Harrison, City Engineer Rob Winiecke said. Work is anticipated to begin on Monday and take about a week to complete.
A 29-year-old Oregon woman who said she would end her life Nov. 1 due to terminal and incurable brain cancer now says she may not do so that day.
In today's tech-savvy world, many babies learn how to operate an iPad around the same time they figure out how to crawl. While technology certainly makes parenting easier in many ways, are we hurting our young children by exposing them to electronic devices at such young ages?
There are a lot of questions in parents' minds about the holidays, and about how much good (or bad) they are doing for their kids and families. We will focus on the interplay between holidays and families over the next few weeks of this 2014 holiday season.
Parents planning on a night in with the latest R-rated film after the kids go to bed might want to put down the remote and read Dr. Dan Romer's latest research first.
Jayne Hitchcock experienced online harassment before Facebook, SnapChat, texting or the Cloud ever existed.
The average American family's financial picture may be flat or even flailing, set against a backdrop of little lucrative work for men who didn't go to college and an income gap between the richest and everyone else that is widening. But for all the headlines and hand wringing, not much has been said about how marriage could stabilize families.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.
Is there any doubt that, in the Midlands, more people have watched more games in this World Series than all summer combined? The World Series brings out even the most casual of fans. I hope they don't get spit on!
ALBERT - Members of Peace Lutheran Church in Albert are celebrating 125 years of Christian faith ministry in rural Kansas - from 1889 to 2014.
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Potato and Chicken Noodle Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 24th and Adams in Great Bend. The hall is handicap accessible and an elevator is available. Freewill offerings will benefit the Family Crisis Center and other missions.
RUSH CENTER - The women of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, also known as WELCA (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) have set the date of their annual bazaar for Friday, Nov. 7, in the church basement. A meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with selections such as sloppy joes, sandwiches, pie and sweet rolls. An auction at 7 p.m. will feature handcrafted items including hand-quilted quilts of all sizes, plants and baked goods.
Barton Community College's music department will begin selling tickets to its production of "A Christmas Carol," on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10. All seats are reserved and are available online at scrooge.bartonccc.edu. Any patron needing ticket assistance can call the box office, 620-786-1150.
The Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College will give away ice scrapers on Monday Nov. 3. Deedra Gibbons said people can stop by and pick up a free Barton Library ice scraper for as long as supplies last. They are available to students, BCC employees and community members.
The First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington, Great Bend, will offer "Treat in Trunk" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween.