Michael J. Keenan of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 9 at 1409 Main Street. Family and friends are invited. Hosts for the event will be his children, Evan and Nicki Keenan of Spring, Texas, Valerie and Mark Hardy of Sherman, Texas and Kent and Roxann Keenan of Great Bend.
Les and Mary Lou Stewart celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 2 with an extended family dinner. Les Steward and Mary Lou Schnewies were united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1960 in Beaver. The have lived their entire married life in Great Bend. Les is retired from Tretolite Chemical Company and is presently self-employed as Stew's Fluid Levels. Mary Lou retired in 2003 after 43 years in nursing. Their children and grandchildren are Lisa and Bill Richardson and Shalane; Mona Schaffer and Bill Crusan and Jaclyn and Alexandria Schaffer; Julie and Nino Lipari and Nicole; Mary and Jose; and ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Sept. 21 at the home of Brenda Black. Linda Jerke served as co-hostess. President of the chapter, Black led the chapter meeting.
Mark and Betty Hazlett announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachelle Dawn Hazlett, to Levi James Hapes, son of Jim and Kelly Hapes.
Amil and Berniece Hanson will celebrated their 60th anniversary on Oct. 1. The couple was united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1950. Amil was a farmer all of his life and Berneice was a farm wife. They have two children, Lynn and Tama Hanson and Rod and Mary Jane Lauer; and three grandchildren.
Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Oct. 13, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Lester "Buck" Lindsay celebrated his 80th birthday at his home in Olmitz with his family. He was born Sept. 28, 1930 at home on a farm at rural Olmitz to Charles and Caroline Lindsay. Buck grew up with three brothers and one sister. He served in the army in Korea and is a life long member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Buck married Dolores Brewer in 1961 and was married for 49 years raising three daughters, a son, and currently a grandson at home. He enjoys his three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with another on the way. He likes ...
Fort Hays State University's English Department, University Activities Board and office of Diversity Affairs will host the second annual Poetry Slam from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Cody Commons in the FHSU Memorial Union, lower level.
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The 55th reunion of the Great Bend High School Class of 1955 will be held on Oct. 15 and 16 and the Courtyard at the Angus Inn in Great Bend. Fur further details and registration, contact Franklin J. Appl at 405-321-4182.
The 78th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) offered numerous learning opportunities and rewards for exhibitors. During the state's largest youth livestock show, held September 24-27 in Wichita, 626 4-H and FF A members from 84 counties competed for auction premiums and scholarships by exhibiting 1,216 head of livestock. Major sponsors of the show are the Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas State University and the AgriBusiness Council of Wichita.
Barton Community College's Sneak Preview Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium, will be the opening act for Barton's observance of National Arts and Humanities Month.
"Mini Golf United" will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Walnut Bowling Center. In case of inclement weather, the teams will bowl. The team entry fee will be $30 for three-member teams with 100% of the proceeds going to United Way of Barton County. Cash prizes will be awarded to top golfers and an award will go to the business entering the most teams.
Brian Meitler, Owner of World Pest Control and Sunflower Services and co-Owner of Toxeol Pest Management was one of almost 400 people attending the Bed Bug University North American Summit in Chicago, Ill. The event held Sept. 21 and 22 in Chicago was a huge success, having to turn away over 200 people due to being filled to capacity. The event hosted 14 of the nations leading bed bug experts speaking on a variety of topics related to bed bugs and approximately 50 venders. The participants were updated on the latest research, protocols and products available. Bed bugs have been ...
MCPHERSON- Donald Lee Marshall, 72, formerly of Pittsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 4. Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, is handling arrangements.
WICHITA- Colleen Alma Baker, 90, died Sept. 4. She was born and raised in Great Bend.
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Hot Rod magazine is revved up for 10th annual Drag Week, which starts today at Osage Casino Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla. Day Four of racing will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at the SRCA Drag Strip in Great Bend.
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Council Program will open the application period for its fourth cycle of giving on Sept. 7. Kansas nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to support programs within the scope of the "Focused Giving" areas that include hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity. Grant requests for programs that would fall under "Community Engagement Giving," i.e. education, health care access and other human services programs will also be accepted during this cycle. In order to be considered for grant funding this cycle, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Sept ...
More than a decade removed from high school with four kids and a wife to support and no career prospects, 32-year-old Rey Rodriguez turned to Barton Community College's Automotive Technician program to change his life.
A Toastmasters group is forming in Great Bend and will hold its first meeting from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St.
Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek has been invited to showcase his work at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery a special invitational show, "Embracing Nature." His work will be on display from Sept. 9 through Oct. 19, with an evening, nature-themed reception on from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will award the bid for this year's T-shirt order when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Bid specifications will also be approved for a copier.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the presentation of an insurance dividend check, an appointment to the Workforce Investment Board and the selection of Kansas Association of Counties convention delegates.
HOISINGTON -The KHA leadership Institute graduated it's 13th class of 32 students on August 22 at the Critical Issues Summit In Wichita, Kansas. John Moshier, Human Resource Director for Clara Barton Hospital was among the graduates.
HOISINGTON - The debaters at Hoisington High School are getting ready to host a ten-school open (varsity) debate tournament on Saturday, Sept. 27, and they are looking for volunteers to judge.
Megan Boroughs, no proof of insurance, dismissed - proof shown
Over forty years ago, Stanley Kubrick made a film called "A Clockwork Orange" that was so controversial he chose to pull it from release in the United Kingdom. This is not only where the story was set, but the movie itself made.