Local McDonald's Restaurants across Kansas will offer customers a great deal on Thursday, Nov. 14, when McDonald's offers Customer Appreciation Day.
There are a number of events locally to benefit Avah Mills who was born Oct. 18 to Audrey and Davin Mills. Avah was delivered prematurely at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita because of health issues spotted prenatally.
Leilani Schenkel, R.N., knew she wanted to use her extensive professional and personal background to do something that truly mattered. The doors to that something will open after the first of the year.
Barton County Jail Booked Nov. 8 David Towery, Great Bend - Contempt of court Eric Ehster, Hoisington - Serve sentence for Rush County Kenneth Piland, Hoisington - Failure to appear Mercedes Mater, Ellinwood - Failure to appear Daniel Chavez, Great Bend - Serve sentence Michael Loughner, Great Bend - Serve sentence Richard Dean Bates Jr., Macksville - Serve sentence for Stafford County Released Nov. 8 Delora Donovan, Hoisington - Own recognizance Kenneth Piland, Hoisington - ...
Fires A curling iron caught the carpet on fire at 12:37 a.m. Monday at 2536 6th St., Great Bend A field fire in the 300 block of SE 50 Ave. was reported at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Great Bend Police An unknown motorist hit a fence at 620 Hubbard St., it was discovered last Friday morning. An eastbound vehicle with unknown driver collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Tetyana Easley, who was making a left ...
Officers from the Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a silent alarm Monday on Susank, and arrested suspect Nicholas A. Nondorf of Wilson.
Lenora M. "Foots" Matney, 79, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock passed away on Monday afternoon, Nov. 11 at her home in Great Bend. Lenora was born on April 11, 1934 at Boise City, Okla. to Lewis F. and Geneva May (Merwin) Raybern. She spent the earlier part of her life in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, except for the eight years they lived in Pueblo, Colo. Lenora moved to Great Bend from the Texas panhandle in 1967.
LARNED - Leon Shearrer, 72, died Nov. 10, 2013 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1941, in Wagner, Okla., he was the son of David Fred and Edna Witt Shearrer. On June 10, 1962, he married Virginia Swartz at Macksville. She died on June 5, 2006.
OAKLEY - Galyn F. Crossley, 83, died Nov. 2 in Hays. Born June 27, 1930, in Great Bend, he was the son of Arden and Darlene (Baumgartner) Crossley. On June 5, 1955, he married Naomi Ruth Gaskill in Wellington. His banking career began in Hoisington as vice president of a Hoisington bank. In 1972, he was employed at The Farmers State Bank in Oakley, where he served as senior vice president, CEO and then as president.
TOPEKA -Scott "Scotty" Black, 67, died Nov. 11 at home in Topeka. He was born June 13, 1946 at Kanopolis, the son of Gilbert Alan and Audrey LaVaughn (Brown) Black.
ODIN - Alice M. Jenisch, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at her home in rural Odin. She was born March 22, 1927 in Barton County, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Huslig) Bieberle.
LARNED -John Edward Haremza, 80, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Morell Funeral Home, Larned.
Dear Editor, We would like to express our gratitude to the staff of the Great Bend Parks and Recreation Department and Activities Center. On Oct. 29 our soccer team was traveling from Lawrence to Garden City for a regional play off game. While looking for a place to stop for lunch, we contacted the parks and rec department. The parks and rec staff, specifically Vandy, helped us to pre-arrange a stop at your Activities Center. ...
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Jessica Folk and Crawford Brantley were united in marriage in Great Bend on April 20 in a double ring ceremony officiated by Nash Norris, cousin of the bride, of Colorado Springs. Parents of the bride are Bob Folk and Curtis and Shelley Robinson, all of Great Bend. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a Come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Albert Cafe. Hosts for the event will be his children and their spouses, Donna Huff (Don Bradbury) of Ellis, Rita Pivonka, Great Bend, Steve (Tammie) Schneider, Olmitz, Karen (Jim) Pechanec and Paula (Reggie) Tammen, all of Timken, Susan (Rick) Myrick of Hutchinson and John (Stacy) Schneider of Otis; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.
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.
The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The following meals will be served Dec. 2 through Dec. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
More than 1,000 Farm Bureau members in Kansas will gather in Manhattan on Dec. 2-4 for their organization's 95th Annual Meeting.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.