Jamie and Anjie Weidman announce the birth of their son, Connor Matthew Weidman, on Aug. 29. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He was welcomed home by his 2-year-old big brother Max.
Dave and Theresa Leiker, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Leiker, of Edmond, Okla., to Brendan Donnelly, of Edmond Okla., son of Roger and Christine Donnelly of Manchester, Mo.
Walter and Florence Mai, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Oct. 9 with a family get-together in Russell.
Duane C. Rouser will celebrate his 80th birthday October 9 with a card shower.
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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.
The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture have been awarded a grant of more than $505,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through the State Trade and Export Promotion Grants Program (STEP). This award was announced today at Governor Brownback's Economic Summit on Animal Agriculture in Garden City.
Bethany College announces Amanda Wyatt's student teaching placement. Wyatt is a senior from Great Bend. She currently teaches 4th grade at Lincoln Elementary School in Hoisington under teacher Shelly Hanzlick.
Medicare Part D is a public/private partnership. Medicare contracts with private insurance companies to provide this coverage. These contracts can be amended yearly and this is why everyone who has a Part D insurance policy should plan to review their coverage during the open enrollment period each year. The coverage that you have in 2011 could be subject to change in 2012. Now I want to be perfectly clear. Your plan may not change at all but if it does, your premium could be higher or some of your drugs might not be included on the formulary of covered ...
Panther Pride Marching Band members received a I rating at the Kansas State Fair on Sept. 14. They performed the songs Sweet Caroline and 867-5309 in the Bretz Law Office Arena. After playing for the home football game on Friday night, they loaded up on Saturday to travel to Manhattan for the KSU vs. Kent State football game. They marched from the KSU campus through Aggieville and finished at the Manhattan Mall, approximately 4 miles. Band members got in on the fun of watching the Wildcat Marching Band as well as a KSU victory.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing a community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31.
Join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a sentimental music journey. The performance will be the high school auditorium.
Beginning Oct. 9, Dance by Design will be offering two new classes on Sundays for teens and adults. Ballet will begin at 2 p.m. and Modern/Creative Dance will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The Barton Community College Dance team took home the first place trophy in the Region VI dance and cheer competition Sunday in Hutchinson.
Pat Kottas needed both knees replaced. The years of his youth spent crouched as a baseball catcher and playing football coupled with the subsequent years of chasing his kids around, coaching their sports teams and climbing multiple sets of stairs daily at work, had left him unable to stand up straight. After some badgering from his family, which included Barton Community College's Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education Programs Dr. Kathy Kottas, the time had come for him to bite the bullet and succumb to his bilateral knee replacement surgery on Dec. 13, 2013.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
The dynamic demographics of the United States come with many advantages, but they also present some challenges, like communication barriers.
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ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed 6th at a tournament held at Southeast of Saline on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.