Great Bend Fire/EMS
Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to 172 School House Road at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, after called reported his neighbor's shed was on fire. Firefighters found a 24 by 30 metal shed with heavy smoke coming from the windows and overhead door and roof area.
oisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell Recognized by State Water Association
NEW YORK - Shabazz Napier owed UConn.
INDIANAPOLIS - Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky and its freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.
Joyce Esfeld will present an educational program, "Perfect Pie Crust," at noon on April 8 at the Great Bend Recreation Center Burnside Room. The program is free and open to everyone. Call Donna Krug at the Barton County Extension Office with questions.
When I opened the e-mail about an online course related to food marketing to youth, I thought it looked interesting. My schedule was full but at least with this on-line course I could work on it when I had the time. Having put the finishing touches on a new fact sheet addressing the obesity issue I hoped this course would reinforce my thinking about healthy food choices and give me some additional ideas of ways to impact healthy eating habits in others. Well, I was not disappointed.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the spring competitive grant cycle awarding $12,820 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Rush counties.
All A Honor Roll
William Vsetecka of Great Bend, will celebrate his 88th birthday on April 9, with a card shower.
Carley Day will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 6, at Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin, Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Evelyn Kultgen of Great Bend will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 30, with a card shower.
Kenneth and Rhonda Penka of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Christine Penka, to Colby Max Shepherd, son of Carla Shephard of Wichita and the late Mark Shepherd. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Darrell and Colleen Rexwinkle and Evelyn Penka, all of Great Bend and the late Edward Penka. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Gene and Carol Schrock of Partridge and Donald and Odema Shepherd of Pharr, Texas.
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The Blood Moon on Monday night might have brought on the apocalypse, because a rash of stupidity in politics seems to have infected this great land of ours. When you have one major political party winning the argument against evolution, brainless is the new black. But if Republicans define dumb down any more, soon they'll have to apply for drilling rights.
Maybe you've noticed the Earth Day poster art blooming in downtown Great Bend this spring. Wondering where all that art is coming from? Each poster is an original picture by one of over 30 young artists from Holy Family School in Great Bend.
Thursday, April 17
LARNED - Although their actual anniversary isn't until April 20, the weather was perfect for Wayne Hesher to get out and visit his lovely bride with the assistance of his nurse.
The 17th Annual FHSU Foster Grandparent Program Recognition Celebration was held on Thursday, April 10, at the FHSU Memorial Union. Approximately 90 people were in attendance including State Representatives Sue Boldra and Travis Couture-Lovelady, Rep. for District 110 in the Kansas House; Margaret Gabelmann and state Silver Hair Legislature representatives from the area as well as Ellis Mayor Lyle Johnston.
Recently, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation recognizing next week as Community Bank Week in the Sunflower State, and local bankers are echoing the need to promote this event.
HOUSTON - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that "something is very wrong."
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.