Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Friday, three Saturday, six Sunday and seven Monday. They responded to an automatic alarm on Friday, but found no fire. At 2:05 a.m. Sunday there was a small grass fire at Second and Maple, and firefighters were called back to that location at 9:11 a.m. Great Bend Police A burglary and criminal damage ...
Noe Martinez Acosta, no driver's license, $326 Raven Samone Adams, theft, $236 Francisco Antonio Allende, battery, $461 Joshua Allen Alley, seat belts (18 and older), $91 Robert Carlos Amador, unlawful riding 14 years of age or older, $111 Lois A. Anderson, violate traffic control signal, $111 Stephen Michael Arnold Jr., seat belts (18 and older), $91 Ryan A. Aumiller, speeding 47 mph over, $331 Christopher Warren ...
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1024 Main, will have a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, with the band Country Plus. This event is a fundraiser for the ongoing effort to restore and re-light the neon "eagle" signs outside the building. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
Surrendered Family Ministries is sponsoring a free program Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The public is invited to the event, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. An interdenominational, area-wide choir has been practicing and will lead the singing. The speaker will be Joseph Ametepe with Yesuli International Ministries. A sign-language interpreter will be available.
LARNED - Ellen L. Boyd, 88, died Monday, May 2 at her son's home in Great Bend.
Billie Lou Burgardt, 61, died April 1 at Rock Island Rehab and Nursing Center in Rock Island, Ill. Born Feb. 18, 1950, in WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Fred J. and Christina (Mai) Mai. She married Elmer S. Burgardt on Aug. 11, 1989, in WaKeeney.
HOLYROOD - David N. Presley, 65, died April 30, in Ellsworth. Born May 12, 1945 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Mack Lee and Ruby Jessie (Minor) Presley. On Aug 17, 1990 he married Linda Diane Heglin in Kodiak, Alaska. She survives. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an electrician and recently worked at Orscheln's in Great Bend.
LAWRENCE - The School of Education at the University of Kansas is honoring more than 650 teachers from 115 school districts with 25 or more years of service to education, mostly in Kansas schools.
I am reminding everyone to wear their seat belts when operating or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle. The most current seat belt law which allows law enforcement officers the ability to stop a vehicle if either of the front seat occupants in a vehicle are seen not wearing a seat belt.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Herl Pipe and Specialties, 386 SW 20 Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ron Koelsch with greeters Erin Powers and Brian Harrison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office will be located at the Hoisington Town and Country Supermarket parking lot, 818 North Elm, on Friday May 6th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist eligible veterans and family members in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Such benefits might include service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. ...
Larned Police Dept. Monday, May 2 An animal control officer responded to Morris and 5th at 6:38 a.m. An animal control officer responded to the 500 block of W. 16th at 9:26 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 100 block of Santa Fe at 12:16 p.m. Officers investigated a dog-at-large report in the 200 block of E. 9th at 12:51 p.m. Officers assisted with a vehicle lockout in the 500 block of Main at ...
For past generations, the questions were, "Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?" or "Where were you when the space shuttle Challenger exploded?"
Larned USD 495 calendar Friday May 6-FCA, 7:30 a.m.; LHS Stuco Senior Send-off, 8 a.m.; KS Kids Fitness Day, Fort Larned; Tennis 3A Regional at Cimarron; Baseball vs. Pratt, 4 p.m. Saturday May 7-Golf at Ulysses, 9 a.m. Monday, May 9-Tales for Tots, Hillside Elementary, 10:30 a.m.; Golf at Lake Barton, 3 p.m.; USD 495, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10-LMS Track at Hays, 10 a.m.; Baseball at Nickerson, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11-Stuco, 7:30 a.m. ...
Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.
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 Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The following meals will be served Dec. 2 through Dec. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
More than 1,000 Farm Bureau members in Kansas will gather in Manhattan on Dec. 2-4 for their organization's 95th Annual Meeting.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.