This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 2545 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Erin Powers and Ken Schwamborn. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
When Dan Boone of Boone's Maytag Home Appliance Center, 3014 10th Street, heard about a need in Barton Community College's Early Childhood Care Giver and Educator Program, he knew he had just what the program needed and a way to deliver it.
Great Bend Police
undraiser to be held as Kasselman farm
Government surplus commodities will be distributed Monday, October 11 in Hoisington at Living Joy Community Church, 354 W. 1st (1st & Vine) from 5:00-6:30 PM. Please note change of day to Monday. Come to the south basement door.
The Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a pancake and sausage breakfast on Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at st. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. A free will donation will be accepted.
The Hoisington Volunteer Fire department and EMTs will hold a Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the fire and ambulance stalls on East Broadway.
Elenora "Nora" Schmidt, 83, died Aug. 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Aug. 27, 1930, at Liebenthal, she was the daughter of Alex and Mary (Doerfler) Pfeifer.
Ivan "Stanley" Freeman, 94, died Aug. 9 at Great Bend Health And Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 26, 1919, at Coats, he was the son of Ivan A. and Gertrude M. (Stimits) Freeman. He married Betty B. Eastes Jan. 4, 1948, at Pratt. She died August 31, 2012.
Gordon Jones, 88, a longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away Aug. 10.
ELLINWOOD - Mike Strobl, 78, died on Aug. 8 at his home in Ellinwood.
OBERLIN - DeeAnna E. Krizek, 77, died Aug. 9 at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. Born April 7, 1937, in Oberlin, she was the daughter of Gordon and Esther (Leitner) Rathbun. In 1955 she graduated from Decatur Community High School. On Aug. 4, 1957, she married Bennie Krizek in Oberlin. Living on the Krizek family farm north of Jennings, she was a homemaker.
By Beccy Tanner
Kans for Kids to celebrate 20th anniversary
Barton County Jail
A rural Barton County man contacted the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday to report an attempted fraud. He said he received a text that his Visa account had been "locked." He was given a number to call and was asked for secure information, which he did not provide. He also called his financial institution and was told nothing was wrong with his card.
Talaya Schwartz will talk about Health Homes, a new Medicaid service, at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room, located in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway Ave., Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
updated 5:26 p.m. Monday
During the past several months, there have been some gung-ho participants in the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy sessions at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy stood over a 10-inch putt in gathering darkness to win the PGA Championship as flashes from thousands of camera lit up Valhalla like a rock concert.