On Monday, June 20, Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 10 Years With No Loss Time Accidents. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their success. A special celebration luncheon is planned for July 22 with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to their outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Safety and Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and they have maintained this recognition to date.
More than 3,000 students earned semester honors from Kansas State University for their academic performance in the spring 2011 semester, while 337 students have received May 2011 graduation honors to recognize outstanding academic performance.
Hutchinson Community College announces the 2011 list of graduates. Two hundred and forty-eight individuals received an Associate of Applied Science degree at the graduation ceremonies held on May 13.
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.
Chris and Sharnelle Herrman announce the birth of their son, Brayden Carter Herrman, on March 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 in. long. He has a big brother, Hunter Herrman.
Donald Van Koelliker, Jr., "Van", and Viola Marie Hawthorne/Weller, "Vi", were married on May 29, at Zion United Methodist Church of rural Robinson. The Rev. Paul Waters officiated at the ceremony.
Kelly and Cheryl Ralston of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Cortnea Ralston, to Kip Wilson, son of Dave and Becky Wilson of Strong City. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of JoAnne Petracich of Goodland and Vern "Sonny" Ralston of St. John.
Bruce and Michele Bryant will celebrate their 25th anniversary on July 9 with a small family gathering.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Jackie (Mai) Becker has joined Renue Salon and Spa as a massage therapist. A lifetime resident of the Great Bend area, she received her massage training through U.S. Career Institute and Body and Soul Therapeutic Massage School in Wichita. She offers full-body Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, La Stone hot stone massage, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage and Reike, and has a flexible schedule to meet your needs.
The Chase All School Reunion will take place from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24. Early registration will be at 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Ramada (formerly the Plaza Hotel) in Hutchinson. Registration, open house at the high school, a pig roast meal and the Chase High School Homecoming football game will be held on Sept. 23. A banquet and dance will be held on Sept. 24 in the evening. Farewells will be on Sept. 25. For more information contact the CHS Alumni Association c/o Alvin and Francis Heine, P.O. Box 72, Chase, Ks. 67524; 620-938-2289 ...
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.