BARTON COUNTY - Ellinwood Community Blood Drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Sept. 6 at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd.
Gavoyn Mathew Bunch, 16 months, died Sept. 1, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born April 21, 2010 at Wichita the son of Brian Cody and Casey Reenea (Hupfer) Bunch. He was a lifetime Great Bend, Kansas resident.
Patricia Ledesma is now the Reserve World NSBA Champion in the category of trail pattern for Riders with Disabilities. The Rosewood Services Inc. client earned her new title at the National Snaffle Bit Association World Horse Show, held in Tulsa Aug. 17-21 at the Built Ford Tough Expo Complex in Tulsa.
- Three hundred and fifty Barton County second graders flocked to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Thursday for the 2nd annual Wetlands Education Day to learn about the wild, wonderful wetlands in Barton County. It was hosted by the Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms.
Scores of interest
Great Bend Municipal Court
Rather than beat a dead (dry) horse this week, let's change course a bit as quite a bit is happening soon and some other issues are popping up. If the forecast is correct, by the time you read this we will have received some beneficial rain and temperatures will be a chilly 80 instead of over one hundred.
Trash pickup for the week of Sept. 4 will be Tuesday and Thursday on the east side and Wednesday and Friday on the west side due to the Labor Day holiday.
The Ellinwood Community Historical Society is hosting an antique appraisal evening with a dinner and a program by Rick Casagrande owner of Ellinwood Emporium. He is a certified appraiser of fine art and antiques and is a member of the International Society of Appraisers. The Thursday, Sept. 8, evening at the Senior Center in Ellinwood, 103 North Main, will begin with a dinner at 6:20 p.m. followed by the program. Dinner reservations are a must, but, the $8 dinner may be paid for at the door. For reservations call Yvonne at 564-3201 or Mary Jo Cunningham at 564-2242 ...
"Revolver" by Marcus Sedgwick. After the accidental death of his father, Sig finds himself isolated in the Arctic and threatened by a terrifying giant claiming a share of stolen gold. All Sig knows is that there is a loaded Colt revolver hidden in the cabin, a gun that may save his life.
ELLINWOOD - The middle school football team hosted the Salina Sacred Heart Knights on Sept. 1. The Eagles missed some early opportunities to score in the first half and went into halftime trailing 0-6.
The annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner promises to offer good food and entertainment for everyone who attends, said Connie Oetken, director of development. The event is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway.
Great Bend Fire Department
The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 7-8 at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Those who ordered fruit should pick up their orders at that time.
Great Bend High School had its varsity boys' swim invitational tournament scheduled for Tuesday at Barton Community College's swimming pool. However, that has changed.
HOISINGTON - Velma H. McMillin, 90, died Dec. 4 at Via Christi Hospital, St. Francis, in Wichita. Born Jan. 20, 1924, in Melvern, she was the daughter of Oscar and Hazel (Goldsmith) Beck. On Nov. 30, 1940, she married H.D. McMillin in Ottawa. He died July 23, 1993. A resident of Hoisington since 1940, she worked as a florist for many years and she was also the co-owner of Trinkets and Treasures, an antique shop in Hoisington. She was an avid sports fan cheering for the Chiefs, Kansas University and the Green Bay Packers.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, recently introduced the Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans Act. The legislation would enable volunteer physicians to serve in Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities that are struggling with appointment wait times or staffing shortages.
The game of musical chairs in the football coaching world has begun. Fire your coach. There's gotta be a better one out there somewhere. "Hey, why don't you take ours? We want a new one too!" It's that time of year when the music is played and everyone gets up and shuffles around. Changing coaches to bring "Old Swawmee Tech" to the promised land of a Bowl game is an annual rite of passage in college football.
Hoisington Emergency Medical Service treated the driver of a Freightliner dump truck that went off NW 170 Road at 6:17 p.m. Thursday.
Movie fans, remember a time when the only "F-word" was "fiddle-dee-dee"?
The Barton County FSA Office will be holding two informational meetings on the 2014 Farm Bill on December 8 and 9. On Dec. 8, the meeting will be at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Kansas Wetlands Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway. The second meeting will be the evening of Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and will be at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
Now playing on the national stage - Jeb Bush as Hamlet: To be, or not to be - that is the question...
The similarities are as startling as the differences, but two first- year teachers seem to have found their happy places – on opposite sides of the world.