Take Public Transportation to Answer America's Biggest Challenges As America's economic challenges continue with rising gas prices, Sunflower Diversified Services – Catch-A-Ride will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the fifth annual National Dump the Pump Day on June 16. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and supported by the Kansas Public Transit Association, the 2011 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride ...
Mortar Board chapter inducts 48 new members, two honorary members Forty-eight University of Kansas students have been initiated into Mortar Board, a senior honor society.
Tabor College has announced that 200 of its students have been named to the Dean's List for their accomplishments for the Spring '11 semester.
The Fuller Brush Company is pleased to announce that Martin Brack has joined the company as Manufacturing/Design Engineer, effective June 1. Mr. Brack is originally from Albert. He completed high school at Otis-Bison. After completing a Bachelors degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University, Martin was employed as an Application Engineer in Valley, Neb., where his duties included design and development of tools, parts and systems used in irrigation. Martin will be ...
Visitors to the annual summer festival in Lee's Summit, Mo., on June 3 and 4 were treated to a flash mob dance performance by more than 50 staff and members of the local Jazzercise fitness center. The flash mobs were to raise awareness for Alzheimer's Disease in a fun manner.
May Marriage Licenses Corey Dean Long, Ellinwood and Jennifer Sue Parr, Ellinwood Bobby Charles Stark, ElDorado and Amie Marie Batchman, Great Bend Larry Eugene Fry, Great Bend and Joyce Ann Beadles, Great Bend Harold David Kilgore, Great Bend and Judy Rhea Sample, Great Bend James Dean Johnson, Utica and Kayla Marie Klug, Claflin Cody James Engle, Great Bend and Kristine Nicole Steinert, Great Bend Jason Ray Parson, Great Bend and Kelsey Ann Seiwald, Great Bend ...
The Great Bend Class of '76 will be having their 35 year class reunion Labor Day weekend 2011. A family day planned on Sept. 3, first taking a tour of Brit Spaugh Zoo and then immediately after a tour of GBHS to see the amazing changes that have taken place over the years. The dinner and dance will be that evening. For more information and/or if you know how to contact any of the people ...
Sunday Cheyenne Stamp Club - 2:30 p.m. at the North Main Pizza Hut Christian Motorcycle Association Rapture Riders - 2 p.m. dinner at Montana Mike's. 3 p.m. meeting Bungalow FCE - 6 p.m. Annual summer social at the home of Jan and Tom Crissman's Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Evening Quilt Guild - 6:30 p.m. at ...
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Lily Akings who will be discussing the high incidence of teen pregnancy. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, and its Ladies Auxiliary, met on May 31 at the Post Home.
The descendants of Adam and Clara Hanzlick Hejny held their annual reunion on June 5 at the Carl Soden Recreation Center in Great Bend. A potluck dinner was swerved. Hostesses were JoAnn Atkins and Shelly Brown.
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.
Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Pinochle - 1 p.m., Senior Center Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Wednesday American Made Plague - 1:30 p.m., High Rise 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
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 1 through June 24 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
Monday Bocce Ball and Horseshoes - 7 p.m., Brit Spaugh Park Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Painting - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Thursday Made in America Plague - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
Cub Scout Pack 157's float in the Home for the Holidays Parade completes the parade theme "All I want for Christmas Is ..." with "My two front teeth." The parade got underway Saturday evening at Brit Spaugh Park, and continued down Main Street. Festivities continued in the courthouse square.
The Great Bend Tree Board received several entries to its first Trick or Tree photo contest. Here are some more of the non-winning entries.
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While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.