The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Busy Bees" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. Greg Swob, owner of Swobee Honey Farm, will share information about bees, honey production and basic equipment used in beekeeping during this informational program. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barton County Jail Booked March 23 Daniel J. Schulz, Great Bend - Ellis County Warrant Terry E. Faulkner, Dodge City - Barton County District Warrant, in lieu of $20,000 bond Released March 23 Kenneth J. Short, Great Bend - $5,117 cash bond Daniel J. Schulz, Great Bend - $366.90 cash bond Booked March 24 Glenn Bonham Sr., Great Bend - ...
NEWTON - Richard A. Schmidt, 83, died March 27. Born Sept. 7, 1927 at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, he was the son of August and Esther K. (Schmidt) Schmidt. He attended school in Meno, Okla. In 1948 he graduated from Bethel College. The next two years were spent in a flour mill laboratory in Minneapolis, Minn. He returned to Bethel College taking education classes and became a certified public school teacher. He ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A day of excitement, celebration and delirium wasn't quite enough for VCU basketball fans, who turned out late Sunday night to welcome home their triumphant Rams.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 31 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade shook off a bruised tailbone to finish with 30 points and 11 boards as the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 125-119 on Sunday for their eighth win in nine games.
Even in the unpredictable, anything-goes world of March Madness, this is a Final Four nobody saw coming.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Kentucky spent 13 straight springs watching other schools play in the Final Four, a destination college basketball's winningest program considers its birthright. At most places, that's hardly a drought.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Move over, Butler. Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four. The 11th-seeded Rams, who didn't even bother to watch the NCAA tournament selection show, are heading to Houston, and final No. 1 seed Kansas is heading home after a spectacular collapse. Jamie Skeen scored 26 points as the Rams delivered the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament, shocking the Jayhawks 71-61 on Sunday to become just the third 11th seed to ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Georgetown knows all about Maya Moore and Connecticut's rich postseason history, and the Hoyas were determined to rock the bracket with one of the NCAA tournament's biggest upsets ever.
Sunday Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired - at the Convent Monday 21st Century FCE - 7 p.m. at the Hoisington Library. Co-hostess-Nadine Jones. Guest Speaker-Donna Krug, Barton County Extension FCE, "Living Life Richer" Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Evening Quilt Guild - 6:30 p.m. at the CPI Annex, 1809 24th. Teaching/sewing meeting Tuesday ...
The Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend has been named a 2011 Sears Hometown Store Premier Dealer. This annual award recognizes Sears Hometown Stores across the country that consistently offer the greatest customer service, outstanding store performance and standards, as well as exceptional demonstrations of local community involvement. In January 2011, the Great Bend store was one of only 190 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recognition at the annual Hometown Celebration held ...
The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was bestowed upon Tyler John Koelsch on March 12 at the Eastridge Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Neb. Tyler is the son of Rick Koelsch, formerly of Great Bend and the late Jane Koelsch. Grandparents are LeRoy and Jean Dringmann and June Koelsch, all of Great Bend. Tyler is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop #2 Cornhusker Council. His scoutmaster is Scott Connors.
All A Honor Roll Seniors: Jonna Anspaugh, Cody Behrends, Nicole Blankenship, Taycee Bunn, Carmen Carranza, Michelle Clifford, Dakota Ellis, Chasity Farr, Alby Harris, Gregory Hildebrand, Austin Morgan, Allison Niederee, Joshua Prescott, Karla Reza, Erica Stacey, Brooke Tiemeyer Juniors: Kelsey Couture, Donna Craven, Kelsey Crosby, Dylan Dreiling, Morgan Gauby, Kristin Kelley, Brandi Schneider, Lindsey Smith. Michaela Stephenson, Dylan Unrein Sophomores: Haylee Blake, Bonny Boultinghouse, Morgan Choitz, Amy Christopher, Taylor Fry, Hunter Harrison, Tyler Jordan, Stephanie Langer, ...
Special Needs Calendar Monday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Ceramics - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Thursday Floor Hockey - 6:30 p.m., City Auditorium
Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Busy Bees - noon, Activity Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Cook Once-Eat for a Week - 3 p.m., 4-H Building Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It started with a double by Alex Gordon, gained momentum on a single by Eric Hosmer and another double by Billy Butler, and then was capped off by a two-run shot from Lorenzo Cain.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - John Dorsey had a vision for what the Kansas City Chiefs should look like when the longtime Packers personnel man was hired as their general manager in January.
SECAUCUS, N.J. - This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
CLAY CENTER - Men, have you ever been told any form of this statement? "You work too much!" Conversely, have you ever been told,"I appreciate your hard work!"?
It's not often people of varying beliefs are invited to weigh in on what they really think about religion and culture. But that's exactly what the Rev. Lenny Maxwell at First United Methodist Church hopes will happen Saturday night. The church will present a free screening of "Lord, Save Us From Your Followers," a documentary by Dan Merchant, featuring interviews with well-known people on all sides of the "culture wars."
Evangelist John Jacobs is known for his "powerful" presentations, combining athletes and a gospel message. His Next Generation Power Force will appear at the First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Road, Great Bend, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 16.
Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, June 8, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The guest speaker is Faith Levine, Kansas City. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Living Logos ministry will present a dramatic presentation of the scripture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Faith Community Church. Rod and Jenni Carlson of Living Logos do approximately 120 presentations annually, visiting churches of many denominations across the U.S., Canada and other countries. Rod's repertoire currently includes Philippians, Ephesians, James, 1st & 2nd Peter, the Sermon on the Mount, Obadiah, the first 12 chapters of Revelation and Christmas Story. Jenni's includes Philippians, Colossians, ...
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HAYS - Gerald A. Zimmer, 58, Hays, died June 5 at the Hays Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are by Hays Memorial Chapel in Hays.
MINNESOTT BEACH, N.C. - Judy Mershon Huber Wolfenbarger, 77, of Minnesott Beach, N.C., passed away June 4. Born in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 4, 1935, she was the daughter of Andrew B. and Dorothy Mershon Huber. Her family moved to Mt. Carroll, Ill., in 1942. An accomplished pianist, guitar player and percussionist for Mt. Carroll High School, music was an important part of her life. Her quick wit and love of ironic humor lasted throughout her lifetime.
Monarch butterflies alight on wire mesh at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo Butterfly Garden. Various species of butterflies in all stages of live can be found in the garden.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals fell in love with Hunter Dozier early in the scouting process, and their opinion of the shortstop never wavered over the course of the college season.
Sale scheduled Friday