Henry and Carolyn Burmeister of Holyrood will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 301 E. Nassau Street in Holyrood. Hosts for the event will be their family. The couple requests no gifts.
Clinton Karst will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 28 with a surprise reception in the Fellowship Hall at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Friends and family are invited. Hosts for the event will be his family. They request no gifts. Cards may be sent to 1212 N. Vine, Hoisington, KS 67544.
The Parnassus Club met Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present.
SC Debaters are Champions of the Winston Churchill Debates In 1946, the president of Westminster College sent an invitation to Winston Churchill via Dwight Eisenhower, asking him to make an appearance in Fulton, Mo. Churchill not only accepted the invitation, but travelling by train along with President Dwight Eisenhower, he rode a train across the United States to reach the College. It was at that time and at that location that Churchill delivered perhaps his ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 16 at Club 1 for a program hosted by Janis Link. The members were given a tour and toning session at the club. The chapter then met at the home of Linda Jerke. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Paula McClure has been promoted to Senior Vice President according to Paul Snapp, President of the Bank. In announcing the promotion, Snapp commented that, "Since joining our bank, Paula has done an outstanding job managing our operations and bringing new cost efficiencies to the Bank. Her values, judgment and banking experience serve our customers and the bank well. I am pleased and excited to announce this well-deserved promotion."
Connie Schlochtermeier, RN, was honored with an Distinguished Service Award at the Kansas Hospital Association State Conference on Nov. 11. Connie is a nurse educator and director for the Association for Continuing Education (ACE) in Great Bend. She is a member of the Kansas Healthcare Education Council (KaHEC) and was chosen by a committee of her peers to receive the award given annually for her service to the council as well as many healthcare facilities ...
The P.A.R. and Sarah Boese Unruh annual reunion was held Nov. 7 at the Peking Garden Restaurant in Larned with 30 in attendance. Those attending were Mary Ann Mull, Dwayne and Janis Deckert, and Donald, Brenda, Julietha, Sarah and William Jones all of Great Bend; Arlene Reece, Kent and Annette Reece, Cory, Kylee and Owen Reece and Kelly, Ian and Ella Reece all of Burdett; Lyle and Teresa Reece of Rozel; Kevin, Marsha and Michael ...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Nov. 5, announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin issuing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP 08) and Conservation Security Program (CSP 02) payments this month to thousands of farmers and ranchers in all fifty states to help maintain and improve the natural resources on their land. The yearly contract payments totaling $500 million are authorized under the 2002 and 2008 Farm Bills. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers ...
GIVE THANKS Yes, I do believe it was a million dollar rain over most of Barton County recently, and then some. The newly planted wheat was looking pretty weak prior to the rain. Some of it would not have come up without that rain, which varied from .75" to 3" in this immediate area. I had 2.44" on the 11th and 12th and another .07" on the 14th. So that 2.5" is more than we ...
No. 4 Ohio St. 81, UNC-Wilmington 41 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Deshaun Thomas scored 15 points and No. 4 Ohio State's talented freshmen stole the show in an 81-41 victory over UNC-Wilmington on Saturday night in the Global Sports Invitational. In addition to Thomas, first-year players Jordan Sibert and Jared Sullinger each had 11 points for the Buckeyes (3-0). William Buford added 12, David Lighty had 10, and Dallas Lauderdale had 10 rebounds. The Buckeyes ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - Brandon Weeden took Oklahoma State somewhere it's never been before.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Tailback Rodney Stewart's multitude of talents have the rejuvenated Colorado Buffaloes on the verge of bowl eligibility. Now, all they have to do is beat Nebraska next week in their Big 12 farewell.
No. 5 LSU 43, Mississippi 36 BATON ROUGE, La. - Jordan Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards, threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and LSU survived an upset bid by Mississippi. LSU (10-1, 6-1 SEC) trailed 36-35 with 4:57 left when Patrick Peterson returned a kickoff 34 yards to midfield, setting up a game-winning drive that ended with Stevan Ridley's third touchdown rushing. LSU was heavily favored, but as usual, Ole Miss ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For this week at least, postgame handshakes should be no problem for Todd Haley.
The Larned High forensics team competed at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina May 4 for the Class 4A state speech festival. From left, Abby Ayre, Rachael Herter, Michael Wysong, Shealon Calkins, Alex Lessard, Samantha Harter and (not pictured) Jacey Bishop. Earning one ratings were Michael Wysong, poetry; Rachael Herter and Jacey Bishop, IDA; Jacey Bishop, prose. Earning two ratings were Abby Ayre, poetry; Samantha Harter, humorous solo; Alex Lessard and Shealon Calkins, IDA.
Activities Week of May 12-18
May 13-18, 2013
Army Reserve Spec. Tiffany J. Hekele has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The Barton County team of Ryan Kohman, Parker Smith, Katelyn Reh and Lake Lyman placed 2nd in the state at the recent State 4-H Air Rifle Competition. The 4-H Shooting Sports Program uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders to attain knowledge and develop essential life skills.
The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and the Kansas Adjutant General's Department have selected Scott Ekberg as the Kansas 911 liaison. Ekberg will begin his duties May 13th.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce Brian Staats as the firm's new Managing Partner, effective May 1st.
Louise Gunn will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 18 at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families. No gifts are requested.
Richard L. Ahlvers will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at 37 NW 48 Road in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his children, Alicia Ahlvers and Richelle Ahlvers Dolphin and husband Wade.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 14, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 Patton road. Items on the agenda include approval of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; options for replacement of current HVAC system at Riley Elementary School; approval of FBLA trip to Anaheim, Calif. for national competition; approval to alter summer hours at the District Education Center; approval of sign purchase by Lincoln School PTO; approval to renew ...
Timothy and Amy Frieb recently presented the Hoisington Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 7130 with a $2,500 FOCUS grant through Fontanelle Hybrids.
Pheasants Forever is hosting fifty-one informational meetings across Kansas for landowners and agricultural producers in advance of the USDA Farm Service Agency's Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up that runs May 20 through June 14. Led by Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists, landowners can learn how to increase their farm or ranch income while creating wildlife habitat in the process.