By Dave Ranney KHI News Service Editor's Note: A planned visit by Rob Siedlecki, SRS secretary, to the Larned State Hospital Monday was postponed until Aug. 22. TOPEKA - When his friends in sunny Florida ask what prompted him to take a job in faraway Kansas, Rob Siedlecki has a quick response: "The weather." He's kidding. He answered Gov. Sam Brownback's call to lead the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, because he believes ...
LARNED - Family physician Cristine L. Goodwin, MD, will soon join the practice of Dr. David Sanger and members of the Pawnee Valley Medical Associates Clinic, 713 W. 11th.
WICHITA - The condition of one Great Bend woman has been upgraded and a second accident victim has been released after being treated for injuries sustained in an Aug. 2 car accident.
HOISINGTON - The 28th annual Kansas State Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, Sept. 4 during this year's four-day Labor Day Weekend in Hoisington. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event. Rules and regulations are available at the Hoisington Chamber office, 123 N. Main, or call 620-653-4311.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Labor Day Float Contest for the Labor Day Parade to be held Monday, Sept. 5, during the city's annual Labor Day Weekend celebration.
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are: "Falling Home" by Karen White. Cassis has done everything possible to forget her roots and leave it all behind her, especially her sister Harriet, who stole her fiancé and married him. But now, her sister is on the phone with the news that their father is dying. Cassie discovers that moving on doesn't always mean moving away from who you really are. ...
Marriage Licenses David Allan Hoffman, Westville, Ill. and Milissa Sue Woolwine, Westville, Ill Marcus Anton Bryant, Great Bend and Janie Marie Strange, Great Bend Dereck Lynn Hollingshead, Claflin and Danielle Marie Hoffman, Claflin David Dirk Branhof, St. Peters, Mo. and Barbara Ann Montgomery, Cottleville, Mo. Timothy Owen McKiearnan, Great Bend and Andrea Marie Diehl, Great Bend William Robert Santy, Great Bend and Krystal Dawn Rose, Hoisington Justin Hunter Harmon, Great Bend and April Lynn Williams, ...
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) International held their annual International Convention July 18-23, at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center Overland Park. Lisa and Bob Baum, Coleen and Ira Cape, and Kim and Steve Kummer attended from Great Bend. Cape served as the convention chair of the 64th Annual Convention, Sunflower Serenade for the 500 attendees. IC President Dora Dill, Nebraska presided over the convention. She challenged ESA members to "Celebrate the Child" during the 2010-2011 ...
Sixty-nine members of the George Sr. and Mary Reichel family gathered on July 9 and 10, for a family reunion. The larger group met on Sunday at the Community Building in Rush Center. They joined in the Lord's Prayer and a delicious meal prepared by descendants of Mary and Ferdinand Foos was served. Don Simmons furnished a large decorated carrot cake honoring the July 10 birthday of Martie Dial.
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Evening Quilt Guild - 6:30 p.m. at the CPI Annex, 1809 24th. Informational Meeting PEO HR Chapter - 7 p.m. at the home of Kathy Schugart. Co-hostess Aiden Koest. Program begins at 7 p.m. followed by meeting Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel League of Women ...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on July 26 at the Post Home.
Approximately 275 Kays and Kayettes from across the state of Kansas gathered at Rock Springs 4-H Center, in Junction City, on July 25-29, for a "SUPERFANTASTIC" session of KAY (Kansas Association for Youth) Leadership Camp. The KAY Camp is a character-building, leadership-training program directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association and is designed for all students in grades 7-12.
Farmers, fleet operators, schools and government agencies operating business band or Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) systems are facing a critical Jan. 1, 2013, deadline. By that date, the FCC has mandated that all private PLMR licensees operating below 512 MHz move to 12.5 kHz narrowband voice channels.
The Great Bend High School Booster Club will be holding its "Fall Mixer" at 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 in the GBHS Jack Kilby Commons Area. The mixer, which will include meeting the coaches, is for athletes of all sports and their families. Hamburgers and beverages will be provided, bring a side dish and table service. For questions, contact Rob or Krissy Pumford at 282-3028.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Marissa Woodmansee from Juvenile Services. She will be giving us an overall view of Juvenile Services and how it coordinates with the other agencies in the area that handle juvenile problems. She has been with the Services for thirteen years. They ...
Dan Altman of Orlando, Fla. and Kristine Mathers Altman of Maitland, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Altman, to Steve Nekic, son of Debbi and Frank Nekic of St. Joseph, Mich. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Darlene Mathers of Great Bend, and the late Robert R. Mathers.
Red and Jean Peevyhouse will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 30 with a Come and Go Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison, in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend.
Paul and Nancy Jones, of Hays, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 27, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. with their children, Paul Weston and Elodie Jones, Matthew and Shelley Jones, and Jarrod and Stacey Jones and grandchildren. The couple was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1963 at The Evangelical United Brethren Church in LaCrosse.
Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
The following meals will be served Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
C&V Home Improvement has been serving Central and Western Kansas for over 35 years. Since 2011, the growing company has been under the ownership of Matt Hoisington. When founder Dennis Carson sold his business to Hoisington, the two worked to move the company's headquarters from Ellinwood to Great Bend, with an office at 2407 10th Street. After two years of continual growth, C&V Home Improvement once again needed room to expand. In October, they hosted ...
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.
Christmas, lamentation, October air and memory will express themselves musically at Fort Hays State University's first concert in December.
The image of Mom with her nose buried in the front page, Dad reading the sports page and the kids chuckling their way through the comics, harkens back to long ago days when news exposure in the home was a family affair. Sections of the daily paper were shared just like the space around the glow of the round radio dial and later the television set.