Barton County Jail Booked Oct. 21 Demarkaus Newman, Pratt - Failure to appear Marcus Taylor - Revoke bond on possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and no driver license Lee R. Stout, Great Bend - Aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sodomy of a child; bond set at $250,000 Demond A. Agee, Wichita - Failure to appear Nicholas E. Torgerson, Wichita - Parole violation Released ...
Whooping Crane fall migration is here in central Kansas. Each year during late October and early November, the endangered birds can be seen at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, and in marshes and crop fields around the region. At Quivira, the best areas to look for them are at the south end of Little Salt Marsh (where there is an Observation Tower from which to scan the marsh) and the west side of Big Salt Marsh.
Barton County Upward Bound at Barton Community College recognizes Robert Fortner Hoisington High School, Kade Cook, HHS and Kimberly Dixon Claflin High School who competed in the national 2010 TRIO Quest activities sponsored by the University of Washington. These students were named semi-finalists for their PhotoEssays. Dixon won a "Best of Contest" medal for her PhotoEssay entry, titled "Eyes."
A Holiday Bazaar will be held Nov. 20 in Hoisington at the city auditorium, East 1st & Walnut, sponsored by the Church Women of Hoisington. It is open to the public; there will be a quarter entrance fee, and children are free. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To reserve a space or for more information, contact Rhonda Templing, 785-483-9402. Make plans to come out and see all the different booths, and get your Christmas shopping done early.
Pumpkin Bash 2010 is going on now at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Activities include a pumpkin decorating contest and a scavenger hunt. Children are invited to pick up a pumpkin, decorate it with materials from home and bring it to the library by Thursday. Entries should not be cut or carved, said Eric Coulbourne, children's librarian. Entry forms can be filled out at the library ...
ELLINWOOD- Barton County Health Department will be providing a special Vote and Vax Flu Clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area residents will be able to get their flu shot and take the opportunity to vote in the general election at the same location and the same time.
"Bad Blood" by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers is called in to investigate the murder case of a Minnesota farmer, killed by a young man for apparently no reason. The young killer soon breaks down and confesses, and then unexpectedly kills himself. But is there more to this double tragedy? Flowers soon discovers a multigeneration and multifamily conspiracy of monstrous crimes, that he doesn't know what to do next.
Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide ice cream and brownies. Dr. Robert Rosin, new Internal Medicine Specialist will be talking during the social. For more information call the Senior Center, 792-3906.
Students performing both solo and group talent acts will compete in a new Barton Community College event, Barton's Got Talent!, to be presented at 7 p.m., Friday in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium. In the same vein as "America's Got Talent," this campus-wide competition sponsored by BCC Theatre and Student Activities will have a variety of acts. The public is invited to attend this event and admission is free. "It's ...
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
The Pawnee Rock New Jerusalem Church, 300 Santa Fe Ave., invites the public to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 30. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. with time for sharing and reminiscing. At 4:30 p.m. the Rev. Jane Siebert will lead a service of thanksgiving, and there will be a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Connie Helm, (620) 792-4295, or Vivian Bright, 982-4635.
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.
It's not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against "white, suburban moms" whose "child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were" has sparked outrage from the tea party to teachers unions-not to mention the PTA moms who are heavily invested in their children's schooling. Sec. Duncan is still walking back his remarks, but if a ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have at least half their fearsome pass rushing duo when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.