The Great Bend High School debate squad traveled to Hays on Saturday Oct. 6th, for their second tournament of the season, taking five teams in the Novice Division and two teams in the Open Division. Both Open Teams placed in the top six winning medals. Two Novice Teams placed in the top six also winning medals. Three students won speaker awards in Open and Novice Divisions and two more Novice teams were in the top ten and earning winning records. The team also won a trophy by placing second overall in sweepstakes.
A surprisingly large segment of America tuned into the first presidential debate, but for some odd reason, President Obama did not appear among them. Who was in charge of his debate prep, Clint Eastwood? Even an empty chair would have provided a sturdier obstinacy.
Michael W. Cavender, 61, Great Bend, was injured Monday afternoon when he laid down a 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in road construction on U.S. 281.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Barton County Sheriff
Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announced that Taylor Calcara has recently joined the firm as an associate. Calcara Chtd. is the largest law firm based in the western half of the state and has ten lawyers affiliated with the firm. It offers a broad range of legal services focused on business, financial, agricultural and utility law and its litigation group is recognized throughout the state.
NEW YORK (AP) - South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia move into the top five of The Associated Press college football poll after a Saturday during which nine Top 25 teams lost.
Since Tom Bauer, M.D., realizes that social contacts can play a big role in the lives of people with a chronic illness, he is trying to gauge the interest in a local Parkinson's disease support group. An informational meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Sunflower Diversified Services raised more than $4,000 for local and area people with developmental disabilities and delays during a recent annual fundraiser. The Chris Cakes pancake dinner and quilt raffle raised $4,071.25 for the non-profit agency's clients.
The third week of October is National Friends of the Library Week and this year's main event is the Annual Used Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The sale location is the basement meeting room of the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams.
Colleen Nell Riegel, 82, died Oct. 7 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 29, 1929 in Dodge City, she was the daughter of George W. and Mae L. (Dooley) Fowler. In 1947 she graduated from Dodge City High School and in 1951 from Emporia State Teachers College. She received her Masters degree from Kansas State University in 1979. On Feb. 14, 1954 she married Jerry Manford Riegel in Dodge City. He died on Dec. 3, 1978. A resident of Great Bend since 1952 she was a home economics teacher for Unified School District 428 for 28 ...
OTIS - Raymond E. Pierce, 78, died Oct. 3 at St. Johns Health Center in Hays. Born Feb. 15, 1934 in Thomas County, he was the son of Orvel and Glenna (Stokes) Pierce. A former resident of the Morland area, he was a driller in the oilfield.
RUSSELL - Julian H. Gonzales, 46, of Russell, died Oct. 6 north of Great Bend. Born July 2, 1966 in Tulia, Texas, he was the son of Larry and Mary Karlin (Garcia) Gonzales. At the age of 2, Julian and his family moved to Goodland, where he grew up and attended schools. On June 16, 1993 he married Vicky Werth in Victoria. He moved to Russell in 1997 after living in Hays, Gorham, and Victoria. He was employed by Brian Reddig on a pulling unit. Then he worked for Craig Oil as a pumper and rig operator. He worked in the ...
ST. JOHN - Maurine E. Frink, 87, died Oct. 6 in St. John. Born April 18, 1925 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of William O. and Mabel E. (Kennedy) Dorland. On Nov. 26, 1944, she married Robert H. Frink, Jr. in Greensburg. He survives. She was a 1943 graduate of Greensburg High School. A resident of St. John since 1954, she worked in the Stafford County Clerk's office and 20 years as office manager for Farm Bureau Insurance of St. John.
The 12th Highlander Reunion and Car Show will be held on April 18, at the Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita. The car show will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the hotel parking lot. Admission and entry are free. Dinner and a short program will be held at the hotel from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., by reservation. Contact CC Wiley at 316-689-6959 or Ann (Anderson) Smith at 316-683-4597 for more information and cost.
The League of Women Voter's of Great Bend will be presenting a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Crest Theatre on the square, downtown Great Bend. It is free of charge to the public. Candidates who have someone running in opposition will be on the forum. There will be three races for the spring election. There are openings on the Board of Trustees for Barton Community College, Great Bend
The Kansas Authors Club invites "would be" and interested writers to attend their 61h District meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Delos Smith Center, 101 West First Street in Hutchinson. The registration fee is $5, to be paid at the meeting. This is an opportunity for writers of all kinds to come together and get acquainted and to share their abilities and ideas with one another. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given.
Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute will soon be equipped with a new imaging system called VisionRT that offers pinpoint accuracy and enhanced patient safety during radiation treatments.
Clayton Karst celebrated his 90th birthday on March 9, with a dinner held in his honor at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. Attending were his sisters, Isabella Dumler of Hoisington and Pauline Ray of Junction City; daughters, Jan Spencer of Overland Park and Sue LaFaver and husband John of Greeley, Colo.; granddaughter, Angela Walts of Odessa, Texas; sister-in-law, Janet Smith of Hoisington; nieces, Barb Nolte and husband Roy of Hoisington, Jolene Hindman, and Patty Stueder and husband Bill, all of Claflin, and Donna Potter of Junction City. A granddaughter Amy LaFaver of Atlanta, Ga. was unable to attend.
Carlos Miller recently celebrated his 95th birthday. His family commemorated this milestone with a small family dinner in his honor. Carlos has been a lifelong resident of the Great Bend area and would love hearing from relatives and friends.
This is the 20th Anniversary for Brain Awareness Week (BAW), which is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.
Kathi Hoffman of Great Bend announces the engagement of her daughter Heather Dawn Hoffman to Daniel Joseph Quillin son of Mike and Candice Quillin. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Curtis Hoffman. Her grandparents are Bob and Vera Henning of Great Bend and LeRoy Hoffman of Mt. Vernon, Mo. and the late Nancy Hoffman. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Alvin Rohr of Cunningham, the late Sylvia Rohr, and the late Keith and Jean Quillin.
Do you remember ABBA? The movie and stage play "Mamma Mia" was built around their stirring music. The melodies and rhythm of their music stirred the souls of people around the world and made us all better and happy in the way that seemingly only their music could do. "Thank You For The Music" was a signature song that celebrated the gift of music to them as performers, and brought us as listeners to a moment of reverent recognition of the true value of music in our lives. I still get a lump in my throat when I hear that ...
Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the fall semester of 2014.
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.