This year, the Dominican Sisters of Peace (formerly the Great Bend Dominicans) celebrate a year of Jubilee, commemorating significant profession anniversaries of 63 Golden and Diamond Jubilarians, including 14 Sisters who made their original professions of vows in Great Bend.
Students at the "Shake it Up Cafe" Vacation Bible School presented their collection for the Barton County Food Bank to Bob and Evelyn Essmiller on Friday. The VBS was held at First Congregational United Church of Christ and was jointly sponsored by their congregation as well as First United Methodist, King United Methodist and Trinity United Methodist.
Barton Community College has released the second annual edition of Prairie Ink, the college's literary annual, Vice President Penny Quinn said.
Barton County Sheriff
LARNED - Ruth V. Wells, 91, died July 21, 2011 at Via Christi St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
By Jim Misunas
Quilting Bees meet
ELLINWOOD - Helen Mae Standlee 81, died July 22, 2011 at the Ellinwood District Hospital.
HOISINGTON - Once again the Hoisington Labor Day Committee will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The cost is $50 per four-man team. Team registrations and payment must be made by Wednesday, Aug. 31.
HOLYROOD - USD 112 will hold Central Plains Elementary School, Middle School at Holyrood at 1 p.m. Aug. 9. On Aug. 10, middle school and elementary school enrollment will be at 9 a.m. at Bushton.
The following are new books available at the Ellinwood Library.
Pastor Duane and Sue Kershner will be ministering at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, at Faith Community Church. In 1990, the Kershners left central Kansas to establish the Roca Blanca Mission Base in the State of Oaxaca located in the southern part of Mexico. They have planted over 50 churches as well as other ministries such as a bible college, and medical clinic. Duane and Sue minister God's word in power and in love. Everyone is welcome. Faith Community Church is located 1 mile West of 10th & Patton in Great Bend ...
In preparation for Holyrood's 125th Jubilee, July 21 to 23, Carol and Don Siemsen have spent months collecting and organizing memorabilia, pictures and histories for a Holyrood history display.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Curtis E. Lohrding, 81, died Aug. 30, at his home following several months of illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Coldwater, to Raymond and Laura Lohrding. Curtis was a graduate of Coldwater High School and received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Science at Kansas State University, with four years ROTC and entered the Air Force as 2nd Lieutenant in July 7, 1955, where he became a jet pilot for three years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (ASCS) after 33 years administering offices in Coldwater and Great Bend ...
ROSE HILL - Juanita Maxine Crane-Grable, 86, died Aug. 31 in Rose Hill. She was the daughter of Lillian and Lee Page.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Leon E. Keil, 86, formerly of Great Bend, died Aug. 31.
Two residents of Sugar Land, Texas, were taken to Hays Medical Center with possible injuries Monday after their westbound sport utility vehicle was rear-ended by a car on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
A metal building where fittings are produced at Little Giant Fitting Co. Inc., 11 NE 50 Ave., was damaged by fire Monday morning.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
After a 56-year career spanning two centuries, seven decades and two retirements, it seemed like a fitting sendoff for Rose Kelly to receive a R.O.S.E (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) Award and a bouquet of red roses.
Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices?
I recently published two stories about outspoken, committed socialists: one, an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World running for U.S. Senate and the other a self-described Marxist college professor leading a movement urging the federal government to regulate the Internet. While the facts I cited were undisputed, the left nonetheless reacted with attacks on me personally, on the organization I run, and on people they presume are our donors - which just proves how important it is to assure the privacy of our actual donors and protect them from such attacks.
HOISINGTON - The results of the 2014 USD 431 Foundation Golf Tournament have been announced. They are:
All things "butterfly" will be the focus of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13.