WINFIELD – Green Team Southwestern was founded in 2008 in response to the growing interest in environmental stewardship on the Southwestern College campus in Winfield. In 2007, President Dick Merriman made Southwestern a charter signatory of the American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and students petitioned the administration of the college asking that a change towards a more environmentally conscious campus be made. At that point the college completed a greenhouse gas emission inventory that now serves as a baseline for tracking the institution's energy consumption. In 2009, Southwestern College incorporated the phrase "to live by and ...
Celebrate the rediscovery of the black-footed ferret, North America's rarest mammal, and its return to Kansas during the program "Back from the Brink: Black Footed Ferret Reintroduction in Kansas" from 2-3 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will make a visit to Great Bend today, talking at the Noon Lions Club meeting held at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center North Heritage Room. He is scheduled to be in town from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Golden Belt Chapter 673 of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is proud to celebrate the achievements of its local board, along with the achievements of its organization at a national level. SCORE is a national service organization connecting retired business experts with small business owners and entrepreneurs. "Our chapter is here to help entrepreneurs grow their small businesses," says Chapter president Brock McPherson. "We help entrepreneurs with creating a business plan, outlining an operating budget, learning how to manage employees, or anything that has to do with starting, managing, and growing a small business."
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Great Bend Garden Club met on Dec. 15 at the County Extension Office with Iva Bearens as hostess to the 15 members attending. Kay Hollembeck was introduced as a new member. Nancy Swafford, president, conducted the business session.
Mary Wilhelm celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 29th. She grew up on a farm outside of Garfield and was the youngest daughter of Grace and Ralph Corzine. After graduating from Garfield High School, she attended Fort Hays State. She held many occupations in her life such as telephone operator and school teacher in a one room schoolhouse. Her most important occupation was that of wife and mother. She married Velmer Wilhelm in 1946 and they later had three children, Gary, JoAnn and Carol.
Tiffany Dawn Lovelady and Jarod Ray Reddig were united in marriage on Aug. 6 at Bonanza, Colo. in a ceremony officiated by Eileene Duryee. Parents of the couple are Greg and Kathy Lovelady of Palco and Ray and Mary Jo Reddig of Hays.
Kevin and Kim Frisch of Darien, Conn. announce the birth of their son, Nicholas John Frisch on Oct. 7 at New York University Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21" long. He has a four-year-old brother, Aidan, and a one-year-old sister, Madeleine.
Leland Wegele of Otis will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner.
Bertha Leikam Kuhn will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Senior Citizen's Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue, hosted by her family. Friends and family are invited. No gifts please.
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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.
If the EPA's proposed rule to redefine waters of the United States becomes law, farming and ranching as we know it today may end.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.
Time's up, Mr. President.
At age 12, I earned a rather unusual distinction: I was the most experienced funeral altar boy at St. Patrick's parish. And with my kid brother Marty as my wingman, we became a pretty reliable one-two tag team for many funerals in the early '70s. If there were a teen version of funeral crashers, I was Owen Wilson.
The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use...an Uzi? An UZI?! One of those Israeli-designed compact sub automatic machine guns? That gun that can fire 600 rounds per minute? It just had to be a bad joke.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's. John Popp, from USD 428, will present the program "College Career Readiness Standards."
The mosaic, artistic, eccentric, sunken toilet, Bowl Plaza, public restroom at Lucas has been selected as a "Top 10 finalists for America's Best Restroom." Voting begins now. The public is invited to cast a ballot for a favorite restroom online at www.bestrestroom.com through Oct. 31. You can vote today and every day. Please help Lucas win over other entries from Florida, Missouri, Washington, DC, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.
The State Fair is in high gear and today is Sept. 7. A strong cold front moved through this past Friday and parts of the area have received fairly significant amounts of precipitation over the last week. Much of the immediate area was listed under the Moderate Drought category last Thursday but parts of eastern Barton, Rice, and Ellsworth Counties are a bit better and rated as Moderately Dry. Some producers question this since they are dealing with fields too wet for equipment while other missed out on the rains. It's almost time to plant the 2015 winter wheat ...