The descendents of Jacob John Unruh and Anna Dirks Unruh gathered for a reunion at the Red Coach Inn in Newton, on the weekend of April 15, 16 and ended activities with the celebration of the 80th Birthday of Velorris Boese, the first cousin to reach that milestone on Sunday April 17.
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.
Monday Spring Style Show - 1:15 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Commission on Aging - 9:30 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Wrap up Walk Kansas -Vitamin D Sunshine to Supplements - noon, Activity Center Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Ice Cream Social - 3 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
The Kansas Lions State Convention in Lawrence, June 2-4, will take on an international flavor as the Kansas Lions play host to International President (IP) Sid and Judy Scruggs at the Lawrence Holiday Inn Convention Center.
Monday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Clay Heart Pockets - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room French Bucket - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room
In its 10th year, Sunflower Bank's ABC: Be True to our Schools program resulted in the greatest donation total in program history, including $4,489 to Great Bend area schools and students.
The following meals will be served May 9 through May 13 The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.
The four Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated the international sorority's 80th anniversary with a Founder's Day event April 26 in the Plaza de Cavanaugh community room at Barton Community College.
Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Clerk and Election Officer, attended the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials at the Ramada Inn in Salina on May 3, for the annual 2011 Spring Conference.
Dear Editor, On March 24, the Great Bend Tribune published an article entitled "Pawnee population shows decrease." This article consisted of the minutes from the Pawnee County Commission meeting of March 7. Those minutes contained several inaccuracies and down right falsehoods that misled several of my customers and fellow businessmen. Let me relate the "rest of the story," my experience with Pawnee County government. First, a county loader was brought in for a window replacement. ...
Dear Editor, May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Awareness Month. May is also a time for many rites of passage for our teenagers from proms to graduations and first summer jobs. All of these offer our teens a heady taste of freedom and adulthood. But too many times those freedoms are cut short by an unplanned pregnancy. No matter how many statistics we talk about and the media reports, too many teens think that it ...
Apathy is a problem with many homeowners' associations, but at the annual meeting of the Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association of Annandale, Va., 50 people sleepily voted for Ms. Beatha Lee as president, thus electing (in a legitimate, by-the-book process) a Wheaten terrier belonging to former association officer Mark Crawford.
Dear Editor, I have three issues I would like to address. They are, the traffic lights at Broadway and Harrison, the new position of community coordinator for the city of Great Bend and the past election for mayor. You know, not so long ago the city council believed it was necessary and voted to put traffic lights at the intersection of Broadway and Harrison. We were informed at that time that KDOT would only pay ...
In 1894, Birger Sandzén arrived at Bethany College in Lindsborg to teach languages and assist in the art and vocal music departments. He remained at Bethany for the remainder of his career, becoming the principal art instructor in 1899 and retiring in 1946. Throughout this period, and after he retired as Professor Emeritus, he was a prolific painter and print maker until his death in 1954.
People looking for a job and those who just want to make connections with workplace professionals can meet area employers during JobFest 2011. The free event will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St. JobFest 2011 will be Great Bend's fifth annual concerted job fair as employers gather to provide information about jobs available in Central Kansas. Over 20 local businesses will be ...
MIAMI - LeBron James started to get up out of his chair after the postgame press conference, and it took him three tries to do it.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free program at the Senior Center (2005 Kansas Ave.) at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 21, titled, "Fall Prevention". This program will discuss the five building blocks for preventing or reducing falls in the home and around town. Rick Schaffer, South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging, will be the presenter for this program. For more information call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 ...
Those who face the challenges of cancer and other chronic illnesses may find a way to alleviate their pain and discomfort by learning about the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, said Liz Paugoulatos, practitioner of the art.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
By a 82-15 vote, the Senate has taken up comprehensive immigration reform. Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised an "open as possible process" for amendments, which means creating a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants still hasn't cleared two formidable roadblocks in Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, who respectively are insisting upon a totally secure border and no path to citizenship. Like the Texas Republican Party, Cornyn and Cruz have ...
Children with cancer want to do all the fun things that healthy children do – exploring the outdoors, swimming, hiking, fishing, playing games, singing around the campfire, creating arts and crafts, playing ball, and more.
WICHITA - Wichita State's new head baseball coach says he'll make it a goal to recruit the best prospects in Kansas to the Shockers.
Life can take some sudden changes, as found out by former Barton Community College baseball player Federico Castagnini.
MIAMI - For years, Ray Allen's routine has not changed. Show up for work hours earlier than just about everyone else, go onto the court and take hundreds of jump shots.
CLEVELAND - Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning, rallying the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
MIAMI - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
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Tracy Miller of Great Bend is this year's Birdhouse Scavenger Hunt winner of $100. Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau chairman Loren Unruh and president Cris Collier personally presented the cash to Miller. The winner was chosen at random from the successfully completed hunts. The number of scavenger hunt entries submitted increased 10 times compared to last year, and included those of children, young adults, and senior citizens. Each birdhouse was included in one of ...