Wearing a smile a mile wide, Tara Webb of West Virginia strides across the stage and accepts her diploma in front of hundreds of other Barton Community College graduates.
The Barton Community College Foundation presented the 2012 Distinguished Service Award posthumously to H. Lee Turner during Barton's 42nd commencement May 10. Turner's wife Betsy and daughter Stephanie accepted the award on his behalf.
Barton Community College honored four employees during an all-college forum May 3, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for five, 10, 15 and 35 years of service.
Part-time mathematics instructor Jann Sherman and full-time Networking Instructor Howard Pastran were chosen to receive the Distinguished Instructor Awards for the 2011-12 school year during the 42nd annual commencement ceremony Thursday evening.
GREAT BEND - Elizabeth M. "Betty" Burns, 88, died May 11, 2012 at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.
GREAT BEND - Virginia Mary Andrasek died May 11, 2012 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
WILLAMINA, Ore. - Diane (Pundsack) Lou, 66, died May 9, 2012 at her home in Willamina, Ore.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. - Dwight E. Nicolet, 92, passed away peacefully May 6, 2012 at an assisted living residential care facility in Rio Rancho, N.M. after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
GREAT BEND - Peggy A. Stambaugh, 78, passed away at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend May 10, 2012.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School softball team's hopes of a first-round home game in a Class 5A regional tournament were dashed after dropping the first game of a doubleheader with Hutchinson on Thursday.
ince May 14-20 is designated as "Bicycle to Work Week" it seems fitting that I share my passion for this fun activity in my column space. Although it is estimated that less than 1 percent of adult Americans commute to work by bicycle, roughly 41 percent of work commutes are shorter than 5 miles. In my case, my husband John and I log seven miles a day which includes two round trips to our respective offices. Unless it is below 20 degrees or icy underfoot, you are likely to see us in our hi-vis green jackets pedaling along on our ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School forensics team had three students place in the top ten at the State Forensics Championship in Wichita on Saturday. Shannon Manka placed seventh in serious solo acting. Olivia Lowry and Jacob Durrett placed ninth in improvised duet acting.
Area banks have been inundated with phone calls from customers saying they have received calls or texts on their cell phones from an unknown number stating that they wouldn't be able to use their debit cards until further notice. There was also a link that said they could enter their account info and it would give them more information.
The Barton County Commission will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse. The agenda includes abatement and refund requests, approval of funds for Sunflower Diversified Services for early childhood intervention and a report on the conversion to a new motor vehicle computer system in the Treasurers Office. Commissioners will also hold appointments with various county officials throughout the day.
Caring for the environment used to be tough duty. However, during the last couple of decades, it's become a marketing opportunity.
Michael and Diane Sauber announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Katherine Sauber to Nicholas Edward Danahy, son of Timothy and Vickie Danahy.
Roger and Linda Kenyon of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter Kara Susann Kenyon of Salina to Jeffrey Lynn Heller of Salina, son of Robert and Mary Lou Heller of Beloit.
Trenton and Kala Olivier announce the birth of their son Cade Mac Olivier on Jan. 29, in Emporia. He weighed 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a big brother, 22 month old Cole Michael Olivier.
Dr. Edward L. "Dusty" Jones will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, in the Fellowship Hall. Friends, family and associates are invited to attend.
Tom and Jolene Snell of Ellinwood and Larry and Lynda Gass of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Snell, to Alex Key, son of Randy and Spring Key of Jasper, Ala.
Dixie Hejny of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise party from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 21, at Pizza Hut on Main Street in Great Bend. Host for the party will be her husband Blackie Hejny.
Dr. Mike Allison announces his candidacy for Mayor of Great Bend.
4-H Day is an annual event in each county in Kansas. It gives 4-H members an opportunity to share their talents in public speaking, music and talent. Barton County 4-H Day is an event equally as important as the county fair!
Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents SpringDance 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, in McCain Auditorium.
In a few short months our youngest grandson will be mobile and that means we will need to child proof certain areas of our home. Children should be curious, but curiosity can turn dangerous if kids are getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and adult medicines are kept. In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, I want to use my column space today to remind you about storing hazardous materials out of a child's reach.
My work experience in city government stretches from 1974 – 2012. I retired December 2012 after working as City Clerk/Finance Director for Great Bend. After retiring I was elected to the Great Bend City Council April, 2013. With my 38 years working in Governmental Finance and providing information to the City Councils and attending the City Council meetings over this period of time, it has given me a solid background in the workings of a city. During my tenure with the city I worked closely with the zoo director in the development of the zoo to meet AZA Requirements. With ...