The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Moday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the recognition of numerous county employees, a grant to enhance the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook a Health Advisory Board appointment and a renewal of the county's membership in the Kansas Association of Counties.
Cheryl Nelson and Nikki Pike of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their Tax-Exempt and Governmental Plan Consultant designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration and Plan Consultant exams.
WILSON - Rose H. Miller Wendtlandt, 96, died Jan. 27, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Wilson.
STERLING – Beginning in the fall of 2013, a new lecture series will be offered by Sterling College thanks to the generosity of Ross and Fern Freeman of Topeka. The Freeman Lecture Series, as it will be called, was created for Sterling College to promote servant leadership. There will be two lectures per year, one held on campus and one in the Wichita area.
A sign on public land celebrating the city of Buhler's Mennonite heritage had been up for many years, gathering dust and rust, when the city took it down, refurbished it and tried to put it back up last year.
Local couple Mark and Krista Ball will be the speakers at the next Great Bend Aglow, set for Saturday, Feb. 9, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
NEW ORLEANS - Two of the league's most imposing inside linebackers both happen to wear No. 52.
Claflin UMC pancake supper
The Rev. Sandy Kennedy from Great Bend, along with Anita De Tello of Pawnee Rock and Roxana Cardonne from McPherson are the featured speakers at this year's Hearts Aflame Women's Conference.
Great Bend Fire Department
Shellylen Farmer, 56, of Great Bend, died Jan. 29 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
ELLINWOOD - DeLoise Batchman Elliot, 83, died Jan. 30 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Fred Batchman and Katie Irene Herter. On Sept. 3, 1950, she married Claude William Elliot in Ellinwood. He died on March 13, 2012. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a farm wife and provided nursery care.
Steve Johnson, Larry Schugart and Kurt Budke are on the threshold of entering the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had five long days to think about six quick seconds.
It was hard to keep up with the quick-changing schedule for the Barton Community College baseball team as the weekend approached. Originally Barton was headed to Oklahoma for a twinbill Saturday and Sunday with Rose State College. But weather changed that. More than once.
SALINA - It wasn't the most condusive weather for a pair of softball games. But the Barton Community College softball team wasn't about to allow the weather to keep it from continuing its best start in several years. The Cougars rolled to a pair of easy wins at Brown Mackie College Friday afternoon.
The February program at Barton County Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, in the main museum, located on US Highway 281 just south of the Arkansas River Bridge, in the Ray Schulz Research Library.
It was a pretty good night at the Barton Gym for the Barton Cougar women's basketball team.
Lyons Public Library and Rice County Historical Society will host a joint fundraiser celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities. This fundraising event will feature Chase High School graduate and retired NFL player Paul Coffman as guest speaker. Coffman played collegiate ball for Kansas State University before signing as an undrafted rookie free agent for the Green Bay Packers in 1978. His career for the Packers spanned from 1978-1985. He later played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-1987) and the Minnesota Vikings (1988) and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1994.
It almost happened again. The Barton Community College men's basketball team entered the NJCAA Top 25 for the second time this year Tuesday. The last time the Cougars did that they followed it up with a pair of losses.
From "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Married with Children" and "Seinfeld," structuring a sitcom around four lead characters often proved a successful formula.
Dear Editor, (in care of Great Bend Military Moms)
For President Obama and the unlawful immigrants he is determined to reward with work permits, social security numbers, and welfare benefits, last week was triumphant. As the congressional February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security draws closer, insiders learn with each passing day that Obama's executive action is much more expansive than originally presented.
Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS "and associated persons and forces" anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he wishes, and it appears Congress will go along with this dangerous and costly scheme.
At the Medicine Lodge Speech Tournament on Feb. 12, the Great Bend High School Speech Team qualified three more events to state. Becca Kay qualified to state in Original Oration by placing 2nd in the event. Hadley Murphy qualified in both Original Oration and Serious Solo Acting by placing 1st in both of the events. Sara Allen placed 6th in Original Oration and Becca Kay placed 5th Serious Solo Acting. "The team only brought four students and still placed 4th overall in sweepstakes out of 13 schools which is very impressive." stated GBHS speech coach Barbara Watson.
Central National Bank announced that Steven Swigart has been named home mortgage lender for the Great Bend Lending Services Office. He joins Central National Bank with seven years of banking experience.