The Hoisington community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the Activity Center has been postponed. Organizers will announce the rescheduled time at a later date.
Ellinwood Grade School kindergarteners sit in front of a Kansas cake made out of construction paper.
ELLINWOOD - Members of the Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the Smoky Valley High School Invitational on Jan. 29. Though EHS only entered a few students into the 20-team meet, each of Ellinwood's speakers placed in the top six.
The Individual Retirement Account Charitable Rollover, first enacted by Congress in 2006, expired in 2009. However, in the new tax bill signed by President Barack Obama, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been extended through 2011. This provision allows individuals 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations, like Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, using funds transferred directly from their traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Middle and High School Bands will be holding the annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Ellinwood High School Commons Area. Please note that this is a change of venue from past years. Tickets may be purchased from any middle or high school band member and will also be available at the door. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10. Carry-out orders will be available.
There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:
Roger and Wanda (Kitchen) Plautz will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a family dinner. Hosts for the dinner will be their nieces and nephews.
Mack Holt of Loving, N.M. and Sandra Holt of Denver City, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Vickye Marie Holt, to William Christopher Kozlowski, son of Bruce and Stacie Kozlowski of Larned and Ruth Warren of Wichita.
Joe Kaiser of Claflin will celebrate his 95th birthday on Feb. 6 with a card shower.
Kelly and Rhonda Wheeler of Pawnee Rock announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Brown to Michael Richardson, son of Michael and Laurie Richardson of Springfield, Mo. and Tim Whitten and Brenda of Tulsa, Okla.
Sheryl Urzedowski, 38, was cited for DUI in Orland Park, Ill., after failing a field sobriety test to walk a straight line.
The American Conservative Union (ACU) and the granddaddy of all conservative conferences, CPAC, are endangered.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Thomas Robinson, two days after his mother's funeral, shook off a slow start and had 17 points and nine rebounds Saturday to help lead No. 6 Kansas past Kansas State 90-66.
The Barton Community College Dance team took home the first place trophy in the Region VI dance and cheer competition Sunday in Hutchinson.
Pat Kottas needed both knees replaced. The years of his youth spent crouched as a baseball catcher and playing football coupled with the subsequent years of chasing his kids around, coaching their sports teams and climbing multiple sets of stairs daily at work, had left him unable to stand up straight. After some badgering from his family, which included Barton Community College's Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education Programs Dr. Kathy Kottas, the time had come for him to bite the bullet and succumb to his bilateral knee replacement surgery on Dec. 13, 2013.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
The dynamic demographics of the United States come with many advantages, but they also present some challenges, like communication barriers.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed 6th at a tournament held at Southeast of Saline on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.