The first of three groups of soldiers from the Kansas National Guard's 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery, which has a subordinate unit in Great Bend, will be welcomed home from their year-long deployment to the Horn of Africa on Thursday Topeka.
Great Bend firefighters were dispatched to 812 Stone St. at 10:15 p.m. Friday. The first crew on the scene reported heavy fire and smoke from a window, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said. "The bulk of the fire was quickly knocked down; however, the house had a large amount of belongings throughout the structure making it difficult to totally extinguish the fire." No one was hurt, but several dogs in the house died. Damage was estimated at $50,000 and at last report the cause of the fire had not been determined.
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide update course to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at the Lyons State Bank, 101 East Main St., Lyons.
The Barton Community College Music Department will host Music Scholarship Day on Friday, Feb. 10. Current or prospective students may contact the music department to set up a time for an audition for music scholarships or performance awards.
Starting next week, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will offer free courses on using the computer spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel 2010. One-hour classes are available twice on Tuesdays, at 3 and 7 p.m., on the following dates:
Four people were sent to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Saturday evening with undetermined injuries, after a pickup crossed the center line on U.S. 281 and collided with two other vehicles.
INDIANAPOLIS - Eli Manning is elite, for sure. A king of comebacks, too. And far, far more than Peyton's little brother now.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Mario Manningham is no longer the New York Giants' forgotten receiver.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tom Brady has broken the Super Bowl record for consecutive completions previously held by his idol Joe Montana.
INDIANAPOLIS - Curtis Martin has gone from the mean streets of Pittsburgh to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
INDIANAPOLIS - Eli Manning jerseys are all over the place at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Carol Warrick, Larned, proudly announced that he celebrated his 97th birthday on Christmas Day. ElderCare, Inc. also achieved a recent milestone, when Carol became Home Services client number 3,000. The friendly senior was visited at his home where he lives comfortably and independently. He was joined by Ivy, the protective companion dog. The retired Nebraska farmer also enjoys frequent visits from his daughter, Jan.
Everett L. Stricker will celebrate his 90th birthday on Feb. 13 with a card shower. He was born on Feb. 13, 1922, in Ringwood, Okla.
January Marriage Licenses
Wilda Whala Merten will celebrate her 80th birthday with a come-and-go Reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Barton Art Center, 1401 Main Street (corner of Main and Forest), Great Bend. Hosts of the reception are her children and grandchildren.
Barton County Jail
A rural Barton County man contacted the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday to report an attempted fraud. He said he received a text that his Visa account had been "locked." He was given a number to call and was asked for secure information, which he did not provide. He also called his financial institution and was told nothing was wrong with his card.
Talaya Schwartz will talk about Health Homes, a new Medicaid service, at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room, located in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway Ave., Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
updated 5:26 p.m. Monday
During the past several months, there have been some gung-ho participants in the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy sessions at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy stood over a 10-inch putt in gathering darkness to win the PGA Championship as flashes from thousands of camera lit up Valhalla like a rock concert.
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon is eager for another marketing gimmick.
A dozen riders from Rosewood Services participated in their final in-state horse show of the season in late July. The riders competed in the South Central Stock Horse Association (SCSHA) Horse Show at the Hutchinson State Fair Grounds July 26 and 27. The riders will close out their horse show season this month at the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show in Tulsa, Okla.
GBHS Class of 1964 is planning their 50th reunion. Help is needed finding the following members: Richard Dean Cryan, Ronald Wayne Ware, Vernon Stevens, Leo Henry Kimber, Eric Jon Weimaster, Benny Joe Davis, Michael Joe Quigg, Richard Dean Cryan, Barbara Jean Bartlett, Venita Betty (Hicks) Scott, Velma Jean (Wasson) Mull, Connie Aldean (Mauck) Davis, Michael Lynn Boyle, Josephine Marie Marshall, Thomas Kent Moore, Phillip Lee Myers, Sheryll Sue Rounkles, Don Wright, and Carol (Burke) Nossamaon. Anyone with information on these classmates or class members who have not received information, can call Patty at 620-792-3438.
Bill and Bonnie Schremmer of Hoisington announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Tara Marie Schremmer, daughter of Todd J. Schremmer, to Michael Matthew McDiffett, son of Jim and Kim McDiffett of Manhattan. Todd is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. 0.R. Morlong of Clay Center.
Katlyn Bryant and Justin Hlaus of Ellinwood announce their engagement. Katlyn is the daughter of Phillip Bryant of Chase and the late Teresa Bryant. Justin is the son of Frank and LeAnne Hlaus of Wilson.
Andrea Kristian Degenhardt and Nicholas Adam Farmer were united in marriage on April 26, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Father Anselm Eke. Parents of the bride are Richard and Mary Lou Degenhardt of Hoisington. Parents of the groom are Deborah Farmer of Great Bend and the late Jerry Farmer. Grandparents of the bride are Margaret Ney of Hoisington and LeRoy and Marilyn Degenhardt of Great Bend. Grandparent of the groom is Louie Wintholz of Great Bend. The bride was given in marriage by her father.