High winds created problems for motorists Saturday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports. At 10:26 a.m., a motorist reported as she was going over an overpass on K-156 at East K-4, a vehicle lost a cargo trailer, which was in the ditch. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. Shortly before 11:30 a.m., a Dodge Charger hit a sign post on NW 90 Road and NW 40 Ave. The motorist said the wind ...
Barton County Sheriff A motorist hit a deer with a Ford Escape at 12:54 a.m. Friday at SE 20 Road and SE 105 Ave. Janice Hamby struck a deer in the 400 block of U.S. 281 at 6:20 p.m. Friday. She complained of head and neck injuries and was transported to Central Kansas Medical Center by Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance. A Ford F-10 hit a deer in the 600 block ...
Have yourself a merry little Christmas and make someone else's Christmas merrier at the same time. All you have to do is give less than an hour a week to a child.
The Men Motorcycle Club, with the help of Salvation Army of Barton County, the Sidewinders MC and the American Legion Riders, have made some children's Christmas a little brighter with their Toys 4 Tots program.
Donna Maxwell will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 18 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 1395 Lewis St., Odin, KS 67525.
Sigma Alpha Lambda announces that Miles Van Jackson of Great Bend has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the Mississippi State University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional fulfillment.
Monday Santa Are We Ready - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Christmas Cards - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Friday Christmas Dance - 7 p.m., Activity Center
Monday Kansas Quackers - 1 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Pinochle - 1 p.m., Senior Center Angel Pin - 1:15 p.m., High Rise Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Ice Cream Social - 3 p.m., Senior Center Friday Scams - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bridge - 1 p.m. Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
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 following meals will be served Dec. 13 through Dec. 17. 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.
New Fiction: Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins; Crescent Dawn, Clive Cussler; The Shooting In The Shop, Simon Brett; The Last Matryoshka, Joyce Yarrow; The Blue Hackle, Lillian Carl; Death At An Early Age, Kinley Roby; Riders Of Deseret, Dane Coolidge; My Occasional Torment, Bee Robb; Guns Of Thunder, Lauran Paine Non Fiction: Cooking Light Annual Recipes New Cd's: Crescent Dawn, Clive Cussler; Personal Injuries, Scott Turow New To Us Vhs's: Jack Frost; One Hundred And One Dalmatians; ...
Great Bend native Heather Stos has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at Kansas State University.
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 Mary Miles, Executive Director of the Heart of Kansas Medical Clinic. She will be speaking on the effect of budget cuts on the services provided for people in need. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor The public is invited to attend the meeting and ask questions.
LAST FARM SPRAYER SCHOOL FOR A LONG TIME On Wednesday, Jan. 5, Dr. Bob Wolf from K-State Ag Engineering will be here to conduct a sprayer school at the old 4-H Grounds north of Great Bend on Highway 281. We will be in the big 4-H building with plenty of heat. Dr. Wolf is retiring soon, so this maybe the last sprayer event that we have for a long time. Bob will talk about various ...
A roast pig benefit dinner for Robert Yarmer, who is recovering in Denver from a farm accident, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Knights of Columbus in Olmitz. Free will donations will be taken or can be mailed to the Community Bank, 112 Main, Otis, Ks., 67565.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
LARNED - JoAnn (Bruntzel) Simmons Selzer, 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 22 at the Linnwood Park Senior Care home in Meriden. She was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Rozel, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred Ellis Bruntzel. JoAnn was a Pawnee County resident until 1985, when she and her husband, Clyde, sold their beloved Melody Ranch southeast of Larned and moved to Paola to be closer to their children and grandchildren living in the Kansas ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 16 at First Christian Church with their spouses as their guests. Wheatland Café of Hudson catered the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss the search for USD 428 Superintendent of Schools.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Ladies Auxiliary met on Nov. 19 at the post home.