"The trend is your friend" is an old saying that applies to marriage as well as other pursuits in life. If your relationship is not moving in a decidedly positive direction, if you are not feeling more intimacy, more love, and more warmth for your spouse it is probably a good time to make a few little changes. After all, you have free will. So you might as well use your free will to make changes that will create happiness.
The new school year is about to begin, and this presents a great chance for parents to evaluate the previous year and make changes to their general house rules. How did the kids do on homework last year? Cleaning out their book bags? Household chores? Did they need a nap or a snack when they walked in the door? Did they have too many activities or too much time on their hands?
Barton County Jail
A police pursuit that began shortly before 2:30 Sunday a.m. near 24th and Odell St. in Great Bend ended a short time later near 29th and Quivira Ave. Suspect Joshua Smith from Hays allegedly fled on foot but was later found and arrested, according to Lt. Williams Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
At 11 p.m. Sunday, the Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports from people who heard shots fired in the area of Sixth and Odell St. Two men and a woman were contacted in the front yard of 521 Odell St., and a case was taken. No one was arrested.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A couple from Hampton, Va., was taken to Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita on Friday, after their motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer in Russell County.
The annual family reunion of the descendants of William and Rosa Baldwin, who settled in Pawnee County in the late 1800's, was held on July 20 at the Garfield Community Building. Family members attending were from the three Baldwin daughters (Ethel Deckert, Clara Irion, Bessie Holmes). In attendance were David and Pat Nulf, Larry and Delma Nulf, Burton; Delbert Deckert, Salina; Dolores Westfall, Great Bend; Edna, Bob, Cindy Webster, Euless Texas; Glenn and Carolyn Roach, Bella Vista, Ark.; Gary and Yvonne Deckert, Lucas, Texas; Ken and Carol Price and Clarabel Price-Rohr, Garfield; Shirley Brollier, Kinsley; Marvin and Eunice Proctor ...
Life experiences teach plenty to those willing to learn. From the time I was a small boy, I remember my dad, uncles and grandfather talking and debating the issues of the day whenever we visited one another.
On July 20, the John and Minnie Oetken family met at Great Bend Best Western Court Yard for their family reunion.
Randy and Susan Willis recently celebrated their 40th anniversary with a family dinner at the historic Old Mill in Oxford. Hosts were their daughters and families, Ben and Julie Ann Jacobs, Banks and Bennett, of Ellinwood and Jeremiah and Abby Shull, Cecily and Medrie, of Winfield.
Alvin and Vera Muth of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 10 with a family dinner and card shower. A vacation is scheduled for a later date.
Daniel and Stephanie Schneider announce the birth of their daughter Natalie Ilene Schneider on June 6, in Great Bend. She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 in. long.
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.
Imitation dairy products may account for nearly 70 percent of the items a shopper finds in the dairy case today. That's according to the latest data from the dairy industry.
Four Great Bend Senior Companions were honored for their service to frail adults at the August in-service meeting held on Aug. 20, at the Great Bend Senior Center. Those recognized for their service were Jeanetta Deutsch for one year; Bernita Degenhardt and Earl Lumpkins for ten years and Beverly Davis for eleven years of service to individuals in private homes in the community. These Companions provide daily assistance and friendship to adults needing support to enable them to remain living in their homes as independently as possible.
The initial outburst of rage, simmering for years in a brick and pavement community draped in poverty was genuine, and for many today is still genuine. It didn't and will never matter to many in Ferguson what Michael Brown did or did not do. What remains is a white man of authority gunned him down in the street and "the man" left his corpse in the open to rot for hours as men, women and children ogled, stared and raged from a distance.
Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
If our dog Bernie has flaws, I have yet to find them. The rest of the family, on the other hand, is quick to judge. Admittedly, from time to time, in moments of understandable weakness, she has become a victim to temptations. I've summarized a few of her transgressions below, with additional context, as appropriate.
Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs.
As you drive around the county, you might notice that many trees are starting to look like we are already in fall though summer is still very much upon us. Leaves of area Elm Trees have turned brown, and some may be falling off, giving them a sickly appearance. In many cases, the reason for this is, Elm Leaf Beetles feasting on their leaves. Elm Leaf Beetles are a yearly concern when the second generation hatches about Mid-July. 2014 is no exception.
The Barton County Conservation District (Barton Co CD) board of supervisors will hold a Local Work Group (LWG) meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 2, at 1520 Kansas Ave, Great Bend.
Kansas Farm Bureau President Steve Baacus and his wife Patricia, as well as Kansas Farm Bureau Executive Director Terry Holdren and his wife Natalie were special guests at the Barton County Farm Bureau annual dinner meeting held Friday evening, Aug. 15 at the Barton Community College Student Union.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.
While summer isn't quite over, everyone is turning to a fall schedule. If they haven't already, producers are planning and getting ready for the 2015 winter wheat crop and summer crops producers are starting to think about harvest. And many are already thinking about planting decisions for next spring. But there is one more crop plan underway in Kansas – the next crop of persons preparing for careers in some aspect of the agriculture sector.