As postseason basketball approaches, the KSHSAA and Fort Hays State University have mutually agreed to relocate this year's Class 1A Division II state basketball tournament from FHSU to the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City. The state tournament dates remain as scheduled March 11 – 14.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an update on the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Appraisers Office bulk mailing and assorted announcements.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The duo of Toddrick Gotcher and Devaugntah Williams is key for Texas Tech's offense.
This mobile home at 305 Maple St. was in flames when the Great Bend Fire Department arrived at 4:08 a.m. Wednesday. Chief Mike Napolitano said the fire was being investigated with assistance from the Great Bend Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office.
ST. JOHN - John "Russell" Bright, 88, passed away Feb. 2, 2015 in Hutchinson. Born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Longton, he was the son of John Riley and Lola (Hughes) Bright. A resident of St. John since 1948, he was an Oil Field Consultant. On June 27, 1948, he married Norma Lee (Parten) in Beaver,
GREAT BEND – Judy Evelyn Pulec, 73, died Feb. 3, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.
KINGMAN - Eleanor L. "Dolly" Aumiller passed away Feb. 3, 2015 at Kingman Community Hospital.
WICHITA - Joann M. "Jodie" Bieberle, 77, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, Jan. 30 2015, while surrounded by her family at her home in Wichita. She was born July 5, 1937, in Beaver, the daughter of William and Theresa Meyeres. Joann retired from Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend after 34 years of service as an insurance billing administrator and later moved to Wichita where she had been a resident since 2008. Her hobbies included sewing, shopping, puzzles and gardening. Joann was an avid supporter of her grandkids' activities and very devoted to her faith. Her greatest joy ...
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The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Bridget E. Jones, CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor to its professional staff.
Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, at StoneRidge Country Club. The Class of 2014 inductees include Aerospace Engineer and 1963 graduate of GBHS, George Nossaman, and Great Bend's long-time "Voice of the Panthers", Randy Goering. Tickets are $15. To purchase a ticket for the luncheon, sponsor a table at the luncheon, or to make a donation to the Hall of Fame, contact the Activities Office at 620-793-1560.
Those without health insurance in 2014 might want to file their income tax returns early to realize the financial implications of continuing to be uninsured.
Scott and Shawna Essmiller of Hutchinson announce the engagement of their daughter Julianne Sondra Essmiller to Chris Allen Kemmerer, son of Curt and Mary Parry of Narka and James and Kelley Kemmerer of Concordia.
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For President Obama and the unlawful immigrants he is determined to reward with work permits, social security numbers, and welfare benefits, last week was triumphant. As the congressional February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security draws closer, insiders learn with each passing day that Obama's executive action is much more expansive than originally presented.
Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS "and associated persons and forces" anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he wishes, and it appears Congress will go along with this dangerous and costly scheme.
At the Medicine Lodge Speech Tournament on Feb. 12, the Great Bend High School Speech Team qualified three more events to state. Becca Kay qualified to state in Original Oration by placing 2nd in the event. Hadley Murphy qualified in both Original Oration and Serious Solo Acting by placing 1st in both of the events. Sara Allen placed 6th in Original Oration and Becca Kay placed 5th Serious Solo Acting. "The team only brought four students and still placed 4th overall in sweepstakes out of 13 schools which is very impressive." stated GBHS speech coach Barbara Watson.
Central National Bank announced that Steven Swigart has been named home mortgage lender for the Great Bend Lending Services Office. He joins Central National Bank with seven years of banking experience.
LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.
PITTSBURG – Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and no grade of I in any course during the semester. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade of I in ...
Lenten luncheon: Grace Community Church
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host their annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, March 1st in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. The menu includes roast beef, potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available.
The 21st annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Crest Theater, featuring jazz vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina. He will perform with the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo made up of area musicians.
Lloyd Earl Donham, 81, died Feb. 18 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
LARNED - Mary Beth Herrmann, 59, died on Feb. 18, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Feb. 23, 1955, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Quentin J. and Lucy W. Tholen Herrmann. She graduated from Barton County Community College with an A.A. in Nursing and from Barclay College with a B.S. in Business Administration. A lifetime area resident, she was a Registered Nurse and Administrator at the Pawnee County Health Department.
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