Local businesses are invited to join in a national event called "Miracle Jeans Day," which will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12. The Miracle Jeans Day is an opportunity for local businesses and its employees to wear jeans for a $5 fee per employee. All collected proceeds are submitted following the Miracle Jeans day by the company to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 WIlliams St., will show free movies and serve free popcorn this Friday, Sept. 7.
LARNED - Imogene E. Eilers, 86, passed away Aug. 28 in Florida. Cremation has taken place. Memorial graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at the Larned Cemetery. Beckwith Mortuary, Larned is in charge of arrangements.
Marguerite Lila Horn, 76, died Sept. 1 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. She was born Feb. 20, 1936 at Lamar, Colo., the daughter of Walter R. and Eva (Grippin) Smith. She married William E. Horn Dec. 24, 1952 at Scott City. He survives.
AGUILAR, Colo.- Gerald Eugene Rourke, 52, died August 30, 2012, at his mountain home.
GALATIA - Roscoe John Merry, 83, died Aug. 31 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Dec. 23, 1928 at Aurora, Ill., the son of Roscoe Cecil and Henrietta Maye (Howard) Merry.
Betty Freeman, 84, died Aug. 31 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Nov. 2, 1927 at Hutchinson, the daughter of Russell C. and Thelma L. (Lehr) Eastes.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Lois Powell, 87, died Aug. 31, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1925.
Glenn Earl Hill, 89, died Aug. 31 at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1922 at Indianapolis, Ind. the son of Walter and Vera (Meier) Hill. He married Lois May Bryant June 2, 1946 at Great Bend. She survives. He worked for Western Power and Centel as an office products controller. Mr. Hill was a Great Bend resident since 1945, coming from St. Louis, Mo. He served during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He was a member the First Bible Baptist Church and recently attended the Heritage Baptist Church, both of Great Bend.
Visitors are invited to attend Monarch Mania, Saturday, Sept. 15, at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, located northeast of Stafford. This free annual event runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include a short program about monarchs and their conservation, monarch catching and tagging, and crafts. A new feature, a Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies, be available during the event.
LLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Editor's note: This week's edition of Marsh Musings is written by Karole Erikson.
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Republicans may have won the Senate and kept the House, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is no inspiration, allowing President Obama to keep all of the leverage of shutting down government spending while the President wags the threatening finger of executive orders in McConnell's face.
Lydia Mato put her name in the record books Saturday at the NJCAA Cross Country National Championships. The Ghana native became the fifth Barton Community College women's cross country runner to earn an individual national champion honor and the first since 1995.
A good finish to a good season. The Barton Community College men's cross country capped off one of its better season recently by earning a 15th place effort at the NJCAA National Championship in Lubbock this past weekend.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Floral & Gifts, LLC, 1913 Lakin, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Connie Oetken and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
What makes a marriage last? Some experts believe it's a number game, while others identify a handful of factors that may provide a wedded-bliss edge.
A Kansas State University psychological sciences professor is using twin studies to understand the nature versus nurture debate of the workplace: Do genetic factors or environmental factors influence employee proactivity?