The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley in Great Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor will chair the meeting. Treasurer Lennie Gales will accept dues of $20 from those who have not paid.
Marvin Windows (www.marvin.com) recently selected C&V Home Improvement, Great Bend/Hays, as an exclusive dealer for their line of Marvin wood windows and their Integrity fiberglass frame windows. Marvin Windows, Warroad, Minnesota, has been a pioneer in the window manufacturing business for nearly 75 years.
During the last couple of decades, some environmental groups have been less than kind to agriculture. They have bombarded the public with figures on soil loss, pesticide-related mishaps and alleged failed attempts at using herbicides and other crop protectors. Their figures are oftentimes unverifiable.
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Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Wreck-It Ralph" on Teen Movie Monday, March 11. The movie will be shown at 4 p.m. and is free to students in grades 7-12.
There will be a soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at American Legion Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas Ave. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will serve three different kinds of soup.
The Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Irish Stew from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the church's Fellowship Hall, located at 24th and Washington St. in Great Bend. Presbyterians will be serving Irish stew and homemade pie. Tickets are $6 and available at the door; preschoolers can eat for free. Carry-out can be purchased and picked up at the northeast church entry.
Kiwanis will be serving pancakes and sausage from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Expo I building, for the 55th annual Great Bend Kiwanis Pancake Day. Tickets are $3. Proceeds allow the club to sponsor a number activities for youths and other nonprofit entities.
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Patients who must undergo a bone marrow biopsy at Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) can now be much more comfortable during the procedure, thanks to the generosity of private donors.
Mark Mingenback from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will talk about updates at St. Rose at the next Touched by Cancer support group meeting, set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Elias Harris had 20 points and nine rebounds as No. 2 Gonzaga beat Portland 81-52 on Saturday to stake a claim to its first-ever No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press' Top 25.
INDEPENDENCE - Things were looking up for the Barton Community College women's basketball team in the first half of an NJCAA Region VI tournament first-round game on Saturday afternoon.
Love them or hate them, the years spent in high school were formative for most people. Barton Community College's theater department will offer a chance to reflect on those times with the musical "Is There Life After High School?" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 10 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
ST. JOHN - A year after finishing as Class 1A Division-I state runners-up, the St. John-Hudson High School girls' basketball team secured a return trip.
ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.
Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.
LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.
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The Barton Community College softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season. Its response? A 19-4 win.
On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...
The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.
An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.
Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.