Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan will visit Great Bend on Tuesday as party of his listening tour on Kansas' tax policy. This program is set for 8 a.m. in the Spray-Holt Family Board Room of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development office at 1125 Williams St. This meeting for chamber members is open to any Kansas citizen who would like to provide input and get questions answered on the state's tax policy. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger passed for 365 yards and two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers finally found a way to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 25-17 on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Clemson and Kansas State tumbled in The Associated Press college football poll after losing for the first time this season, and the top five teams in the rankings held their ground heading into the showdown between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their fall concert on Nov. 3. The 7th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 6:45 p.m. in the middle school gym and the 8th grade band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8:15 p.m. Both concerts are free and will feature a wide variety of concert and popular band selections. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.
This last Tuesday Barton Community College held the 8th Annual Jack Kilby Science Day (JKSD). Most everyone in the area is familiar with who Jack Kilby was and his huge contribution to our modern society and its reliance on computer technology. You likely have read about the JKSD in this paper. "Hands-on" topics ranged from Forecasting Severe Weather, Music, Physics and Technology, and Physics Magic to Crime Scene Analysis, Internet and World Wide Web history since 1960, Soils, and Duck Wing Identification. Let's discuss a bit about what the students learned in soils.
The inspection of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center came in two sections and it earned top grades in both.
Dr. Mark Fesen, medical oncologist, will be seeing more patients and spending more time at the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) as a result of a new affiliation with a cancer treatment group and his long-standing relationship with St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center.
Shane and Mindy Gorney of Gardner announce the birth of their son, Samuel David Gorney, on July 25 in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long.
Jack and LaDean Bailey celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 25 with a card shower. Jack Bailey and LaDean Cooley were united in marriage on Oct. 25, 1961 at the Christian Church in Cunningham. The couple celebrated in July with a family trip to Kansas City. They have three children, Ron and Nancy Bailey of Franklin, Ind., Aleisha and Tom Bragg of Gordon, Neb., and Wendy and Mike Howe of Castle Rock, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.
Bernice P. Widener of Hudson, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower.
The 2011 South Central Regional Conference was held in Great Bend, Oct. 21-23. Presidents for the Region are Bill Nelson of Norton, and Ellen White of California, Mo. Grand Representatives present were: Grand Madam President Gwen Stallkamp from Albert Lea, Minn., Grand Aerie Inside Guard James Burnham of St. Marys, Ga., and Grand Auxiliary Trustee Judy Johnson of Lawrence, Auxiliary.
The campus at Barton Community College exhibits a certain unassuming demeanor. Though, there's more to BCC than meets the eye.
Margaret (Marge) Vigna Prosser celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 22 with a family dinner and party in Great Bend. Margaret and her great-grandson, Gunner Clark Walker, were the guests of honor. Gunner's first birthday was Oct. 20. On Oct. 29, her children and some of her grandchildren will spend the weekend in Pueblo, Colo. Her children are hosting a reception and dinner in her honor for her nieces, nephews and their families.
John Stang, 2009 GBHS graduate, was named one of 24 George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholars for 2011-2012. The competition for the post included an essay and review of his undergraduate work to date. John will be conducting historical research under the program. A junior at Roanoke College in Salem, Va., he has been on the Dean's honor roll during his entire tenure at the college.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Historical Society is hosting a Cemetery Tour at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. The tour will take place at the Ellinwood Lakin Comanche Cemetery, north side entrance.
There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.