Vivian Grossardt will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Claflin United Methodist Church, Third and Hamilton in Claflin. Hosts for the reception will be her children, Jim and Linda Grossardt of Minden, Neb., Joan and Stan Sutton of Topeka, Ted and Gretchen Grossardt of Paris, Ky., and Marie and Dan Bachman of Susank. She has two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Brad Swalley of Great Bend and Terri Ricke of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter Morgan Brooke Swalley to Gregory Paul Dodds, son of Mike and Diana Dodds of Elizabethville, Penn.
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.
Beth Rein was nominated by her peers for the GBMS Employee of the Month for going the extra step with her students. Beth works very hard to get each student on track and keep them on track. She is known to work before and after school to help her students. Her job is extremely challenging, but she gives 110% every day.
John Albert Stang of Great Bend was named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the fall 2011 semester at Roanoke College. Stang is the son of Catherine and Patrick Stang.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 6 at the home of Rosie Luthi, who also served as co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting
Marilyn Stevens has been named ResCare HomeCare employee of the month. Marilyn is in her first year of service for the clients of ResCare HomeCare. In her short time as a part of our team, she has proven herself to be a caring, dependable, and an extremely hard worker. Marilyn goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are safe, making them and their loved ones lives much easier. She puts them at ease and assists them with getting stronger and reaching their goals.
The matchmaking business has introduced us to the notion of 29 dimensions of compatibility. It's hardly a novel concept that men need to get in tune with their sensitive side. Years ago, they claimed that men are from Mars, women are from Venus and finding a suitable partner required a space module. Still, most men don't have time to fill out a 40-page questionnaire to find out why they live alone in a van down by the Arkansas River.
When it comes to a tax refund this year, think zero.
Good morning again. With the warm, windy days we have been having the past week or two I am sure everyone has gardening and yard work on the mind. Well I have a short to do list that you can consider for March.
Jesse Dimmick filed a lawsuit in Topeka, against Jared and Lindsay Rowley - whom he has been convicted of kidnapping in a notorious 2009 episode that resulted in his being shot by police.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Firefighters in Great Bend have a tradition of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Friday, Aug. 29, firefighters will hold their annual MDA Boot Block, asking the public to fill their boots with donations. They will be at Walmart, both Dillons stores and True Value from 4 to 7 p.m.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a bicycle from a bike rack at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
Since 1998 it has been prohibited by federal law for states and localities to tax Internet access. This policy, known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, has been extended three times with broad bipartisan support. But it is set to expire again on November 1, and some Senate Democrats appear willing, this time, to allow it to actually expire if they can't use it to leverage an unrelated tax issue. It's a dangerous game that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars and worsen the digital divide by pricing some lower income Americans off of the Internet entirely.
A Kansas State University veterinarian is cautioning residents of Kansas and surrounding states about a highly contagious viral disease that affects horses and livestock - and can sometimes affect humans.
It takes a special kind of jerk to market fear and exploit public ignorance in the midst of a health emergency - and, sure enough, members of this repellent American subspecies are already flapping their yaps.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the FFY 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) draft document.
Heartland Regional OBGYN, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced the arrival of Dr. Aisha Rush OBGYN to the Great Bend area.
MEXICO CITY– President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday signed into law Mexico's landmark energy reform legislation and announced that his government could name as early as this week the first oil and gas fields that will be opened up to foreign investors.
United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Road. A letter with a home address or a bank statement is required to prove residency. For more information, call Ann Robinson at 620-792-7676.
When every day's news is filled with reports of murders or war atrocities, I never understand why I should be uniquely saddened when a famous person passes away. It sounds heartless, but I find that their absence doesn't affect my life in any significant way. That's why I'm usually left confused by the rituals of communal grief that consume television and social media in the wake of a celebrity's passing.
If you are on social media, you have probably seen friends, politicians, athletes or celebrities recently dump a bucket of ice water over their head. This chilly "challenge" they are doing is the Striking Out ALS: Ice Bucket Challenge, and it is taking over the social media world. The task is a campaign to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
What would you do with an extra hour each day?
Practice will only get one so far when it comes to music, according to a Swedish study of identical twins that suggests talent may be largely genetic.