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Quivira to host Monarch Mania event

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is presenting Monarch Mania, a special event to be held Saturday, Sept. 19. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include Monarch tagging, butterfly catching demonstrations, butterfly face-painting, crafts, and a unique outdoor Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies for viewing.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas, at Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball, 2006 Broadway Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS FFA Labor Day parade winners

Great Bend High School FFA members won the Student and Club Category and the over all Sweepstakes awards at the Hosington Labor Day Parade. The students walked with the parade route handing out candy to the kids along the parade route. I have attached 2 pictures of just the float and students on the float. The prize money will be put towards GBHS FFA Chapter scholarship fund.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Boil water advisory ussued for city of Paradise in Russell County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the City of Paradise located in Russell County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

HaysMed welcomes new physician

Hays Medical Center announces Dr. Ernesto Lopez-Corona to the medical staff.

September 09, 2015 | | Business

Politicans in the news

September 09, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Is Your Church Approaching a Milestone?

The church I have attended since I was six days old (Hardin Chapel Church of Christ in the quaint Tennessee community of Possum Trot) recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

September 09, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Who Wins the 2016 Game?

Most game show contestants find that the closer they get to the grand prize, the more difficult things become. But for Hillary Clinton in "Reach for the White House" it's just the opposite. The toughest part is surviving the early rounds.

September 09, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Community Concert to Recapture the McCartney Years

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will begin its 2015-2016 season with "The McCartney Years," a note-for-note recreation of a mid-1970s Paul McCartney concert. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

BCC to host meet and greet for new VP

Barton Community College will host a "meet and greet" for its new vice president, Dr. Robin Garrett, from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Shafer Art Gallery, which is located in the Fine Arts Building. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

​Donna Fay Brickley 1947 - 2015

Donna Fay Brickley, 68, died Sept. 6, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. Born Feb. 28, 1947, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Thomas and Edith (Cobler) Bonham. On June 23, 1967, she married Billy Brickley in Great Bend. He survives. A resident of Lyons since 2011, coming from Great Bend and Hoisington, she was a residential caregiver for Sunflower Diversified Services and Rosewood Services.

September 08, 2015 | | Obituaries

​William F. “Bill” Henning

WICHITA - William F. "Bill" Henning, 85, passed away Sept. 6, 2015. He was retired co-owner of Henning Floor Covering.

September 08, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Hedi Schulz

VERO PLACE, Fla. - Hedi Schulz died, Aug. 5, 2015, at The Place (ALF) in Vero Beach, Fla. Born on Sept. 11, in Berlin, Germany, she was the last remaining child of Michael and Maria Wittl. She married Joe Schulz in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany in 1946. When Joe was honorably discharged from the Armed Services, they settled in Kansas, making Great Bend their home in 1953. Together, they owned and operated Arkansas Sand Company. Joe passed away in 1967 and her only son, Mike, died the following year. Hedi remained in Great Bend until 1985 when she moved to Fort ...

September 08, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Mary Ann Clayton 1924 - 2015

STERLING - Mary Ann Clayton, 91, died Sept. 5, 2015, at Mantey Heights Nursing Home in Grand Junction, Colo. Born Aug. 15, 1924, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of John and Josephine Karmajek Marmul. A resident of Sterling for 60 years, having lived the past year and a half in Grand Junction, Colo., she worked in the cafeteria and in housekeeping at Sterling College for over 20 years. On Sept. 20, 1954, she married Joe R. Clayton Sr. in Arkansas. He died on Jan. 30, 2014.

September 08, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Nathen Lee Gregory 1935 - 2015

LYONS - Nathen Lee Gregory, 79, died Sept. 6, 2015, at his home in Lyons. He was born Nov. 10, 1935, at Burr Oak, the son of George and Bessie Gregory. He attended school in Alton. Before moving to Lyons he has lived in Palco, Alton, Colorado Springs, Colo., and was a longtime resident of Great Bend. He was a fourth-generation farmer of Alton. He was also an auto mechanic, framed houses and did different types of construction. He also worked in maintenance at CKMC in Great Bend.

September 08, 2015 | | Obituaries

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Gary Fischer 80th

Gary Fischer of Hudson will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 3, with a card shower. A family celebration is planned at a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Senior Activities


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

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 ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Janis Friedeman Sayler

GREAT BEND - Janis Friedeman Sayler, 84, died Sept. 25, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kathleen Foster 1924 - 2015

DODGE CITY - Kathleen Foster, 90, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Carrasco shutsout Royals, 6-0

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter while striking out a career-high 15 as ...

September 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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