HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street, Inc.'s (HMSI) Board of Directors has approved a $10,000 loan to Kindscher's Mule Barn from its local Revolving Loan Fund. Kindscher's Mule Barn will be opening March 1, 2012 and will provide a variety of products including animal care, lawn and garden, tools, hardware, plumbing, electrical, farm supplies, automotive, paint and cleaning supplies. The business will open in the building Duckwall previously occupied.
Great Bend Regional Hospital provided a financial donation to Sunflower Diversified Services Inc., for the Invest in Kids Programs.
The mini-grants recently awarded by the Foundation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center were earmarked for a variety of needs. The grant total came to $8,973 for four different areas of St. Rose.
Holiday menus for parties and dinners can seem like landmines for those with diabetes. They know the season is chock full of goodies that can wreck their diets.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the Water Coolers, an award-winning musical comedy troupe, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions.
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Instrumentalist Ed Huffman ("Sanctified Sax") of Maize and bass soloist David Arasmith of Topeka will perform a concert of gospel music and message at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street in Great Bend. The public is invited.
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, American Baptist International Missionary in Laos and Thailand, Matt Mann, will talk about his work among street children who are victims of human trafficking. The service will take place at Central Baptist Church, corner of Lakin and Harrison. Human Trafficking is an urgent issue that many churches around the world are fighting. Human Trafficking plagues our own country as well. Matt is a second generational missionary whose parents served in Thailand since 1959. Matt's brother, Mike, also serves as a missionary in Thailand in tribal economic development. Come and learn what we ...
A Hoisington Middle School student, Kylie Crawford, has made the middle school district honor band. She will be traveling to Dodge City on Nov. 5 to perform in the KMEA Southwest District Middle School Honor Band.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital auxiliary will have its annual memorial Christmas ornaments for sale to benefit CBH. Memorials will be accepted from Oct. 1. through Nov. 30.
The public is invited to come and share in performance by the Torres Family Ministries. The Torres Family will perform at 11 a.m. during the worship hour on Sunday October 23 at Great Bend King United Methodist Church at 16th and Odell Street in Great Bend. They are a very good and talented music family from Haysville.
Great Bend took five teams to compete at the Buhler Invitational Debate tournament and tied for 3rd in team sweepstakes out of 28 schools. There were 55 teams in both the Open and Novice divisions. Nate Cheney and Spencer Johnson had a 3-2 win loss record in the Novice Division. Alex Smith and Mickey McNett ended the day with a 2-3 win/loss record in the Open Division. Also in the Open Division Michael Gieck and Paige VanSteenburgh finished with a 3-2 record. Courtney Seever and Nathan Stoulil competed in open to finish with a 4/1 win/loss record ...
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 ...