USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include curriculum day on Oct. 18, Kansas assessments, meeting with the officer of Parent Organizations and grant application: "Healthy Habits for Life".
Elmer and Mary Ellen Stueder will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Sept. 28 at the Post Home.
The 4-H Holding Board announced the following scholarship recipients.
Great Bend League of Women Voters will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu.
Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Oct. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Great Bend High School Kayettes are selling holly and greenery until Oct. 20. Delivery will be right before Thanksgiving. If you are not contacted and would like to purchase, please call the high school, 793-1521, and ask for Karen Clark or Barbara Harris.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its next competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.
TLC Discoveries invited Berny Unruh and Donna Krug to talk to the children about 4-H in honor of National 4-H week. The children were also surprised with a basket of goodies each for all the help they give to the club and community. Phyllis Brack started a club at TLC about 10 years ago so the kids that were there and loved doing projects would have a place to showcase them and learn some important life skills. "It is an excellent program that I have seen help many kids with speaking in front of people and learning to do things ...
The Gertrude Lischesky Scholarship, given by Chapter DU, P.E.O., recently awarded five renewable scholarships of $1,500 each to five Great Bend Seniors who will be attending a Kansas College of Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. this year.
The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to sign up for a heritage craft program offered on 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. This is the perfect time of year to make a cornhusk doll to add to your fall decorations.
The Larned Coffe was recently held at Mystic Trove Book Boutique. Vesta Hicks was honored by the American Legion Riders for all her hard work last year in promoting, sorting and packing the clothing and supplies collected for the ALR drive to help the veterans at Fort Dodge. The members of ALR are again this year, collecting for residents at Fort Dodge. You can see Dennis Wilson or any other ALR member for more information on this project. They are also sponsoring the first annual 'Man Cave Crawl', which is this Saturday. All proceeds go to the Fort Dodge project.
The Sept. 21 PEO Founders Day fall social for area Chapters HR, DU, FS and IV was enjoyed by a good turnout of members. Guest speaker was Karla Jo Farmer of Ft. Scott, past president of Kansas State Chapter. Shown with her are current Chapter Presidents: Nancy Sundahl, IV; Becky Hill, HR; Karla Jo Farmer; Sharon Mauler, DU and Jan Keeley, HR & current Secretary of Kansas State Chapter.
C & V Home Improvement (Ellinwood/Great Bend), an installer of Mennonite and Amish crafted Pro Via windows and doors, has just been awarded an exclusive Aeris Collection dealership. Owner Matt Hoisington said, "C & V Home Improvement is proud to have been selected to carry this specialty line of patio doors and windows. This dealership will give us the opportunity to offer our customers elegant, high end products ".
Eight interior design students from Fort Hays State University traveled to Denver, Colo., recently for the annual Parade of Homes.
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.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.