On Thursday, March 15, the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend will be holding their famous recipe Irish Stew and Pie Supper. The stew will be served in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 24th and Washington from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 (pre-kindergarten free) and will be available at the door. Carry-out can be purchased and picked up at the northeast church entry.
Panther Band members will present their Pre-Contest Concert at 7 p.m. on March 13 in the GBHS Gym. The Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands are preparing for their Large-Ensemble Contest which is the following day, March 14.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items of the agenda include approval of the 2012-2013 District Calendar, bond refinancing, approval to purchase computer hardware and software, new GBHS band uniforms, and Superintendent's report on Lincoln Elementary School Principal search update and 7th grade competitive athletics updates.
Approximately 93 calls for service and 94 officer initiated calls were received for the month of February. Officers responded to seven medical/fire calls and worked two non-injury accidents. Ten arrests were made and seven criminal summonses were served in the month of February.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Grade School will hold kindergarten roundup from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 29. Prospective students and parents are invited to spend this time learning about our school program. The children will be visiting the kindergarten rooms with teachers while the parents meet in the Grade School Cafeteria to get information about enrollment, health and immunizations, readiness, and general school policies. Your child must be five (5) before Sept. 1, 2012 for the 2012-2013 school year.
Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Joe Axman, Master Mechanic, was named the first quarter 2015 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
The District National Qualifying Speech tournament was held at Bethel College in Newton on April 17 and 18. Eight students competed and placed 7th in sweepstakes out of 14 schools. Three students advanced to the elimination rounds. Sophomore, Hadley Murphy, was a semifinalist in Original Oration. Sophomore, Ashtin Heath and Junior, Malia Clark, advanced to Finals in Dramatic Interpretation. Malia Clark placed 5th and Ashtin Heath placed 4th qualifying her to Nationals. Ashtin Heath will compete at the national tournament in Dallas, Texas, June 13th through June 19th.
Pope Francis recently annoyed the Turkish government by making the politically incorrect observation that it had exterminated a generation of Christian Armenians. He used the word "genocide," which is something that the Turks have been rejecting for decades.
Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in January 2016. This will inevitably become a political question-and thus particularly useless in producing a satisfactory answer-but until then it's useful to understand that the military sees this question differently than you and I do.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, recently held a hearing on opportunities and challenges for agriculture trade with Cuba. Fifth generation wheat farmer Doug Keesling of Chase offered testimony of support.