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Lessons from the land

For Kansans June, July and August are months when some of us return to our roots and visit family in rural communities across the state. Some go back to help with wheat harvest, others go home to spend time visiting with friends they have grown up with. For all it's a time to reflect and remember.

June 16, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Hejny reunion

The annual reunion of the descendents of Adam and Clara (Hanslick) Hejny was held on June 2 at the Great Bend Recreation Center. A pot luck lunch was served. Hosts for the occasion were Leonard and Luanne French with help from cousins.

June 16, 2013 | | Reunions

Barton Community College students named to President’s and Dean’s List for Spring 2013

Barton Community College has named 234 students to the President's List for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

June 16, 2013 | | Education

USS Columbus reunion

The USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 will hold a reunion on Oct. 2-Oct. 6 at the Hilton in Branson, Mo. Contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, In. 46815-4505; 260-486-2221 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time;

June 16, 2013 | | Reunions

Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, O.E.S. official visit

Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Order of the Eastern Star, Great Bend, hosted an official visit of the Worthy Grand Matron of Kansas, Dolores (Dee) Smith, and Worthy Grand Patron, Larry Swain, also of the Grand Chapter of Kansas, on May 20, at the Masonic Hall in Hoisington. The purpose of the official visit was to honor Barbara and Warren Tindall and Ruth Herman, with their 50 year pin presentations. JoAnne Massey was not present. Also honored, Robie Lewellan, 25 year recipient pin. Bobby Langston, Roger Langston, Amanda Park and Chris Zielke were not present. Dorothy Steeples and Doris West, 75 ...

June 16, 2013 | | Club News

Lobmeyer - Bahr

Albert and Therese Lobmeyer of Leoti announce the engagement of their daughter, Anita Lobmeyer, to Joey Bahr, son of Cherie Bahr of Great Bend and the late Ron Bahr.

June 16, 2013 | | Engagements

Vink - Bates

Terry and Sandra Vink of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Vink, to Jack R. Bates, son of Jim Bates of Overland park and Susan Bates of Dallas, Texas.

June 16, 2013 | | Engagements

Bailey 40th

David and Jamie Bailey celebrated their 40th anniversary with family and friends on June 9 with a pool side reception at the Best Western Motel in Great Bend.

June 16, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Genola McCarter 90th

Genola McCarter will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30 at Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road in Great Bend. Friends and family are encouraged to attend or send cards.

June 16, 2013 | | Birthdays

Club Calendar


June 16, 2013 | | Club News

USD 428 summer menu

USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.

June 16, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

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.

June 16, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


June 16, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


June 16, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Parkinson’s patients hear from guest speaker at St. Rose

An upcoming support-group session will present ways to identify and treat Parkinson's disease, along with advice about discovering new ways to get the most out of life, said Catherine Strecker of Ellinwood, PhD, who will lead the meeting.

June 16, 2013 | | Local News

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Sue Shoen 1937-2015

ELLINWOOD - Sue Shoen, 77, of Ellinwood passed into eternal life, with her six children by her side, on Nov. 10, 2015.

November 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Z. Lee Rouser

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, Z. Lee Rouser, 85, passed from this earthly life to her eternal home on Nov ...

November 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arlene Helen Miles 1915 - 2015

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Arlene Helen Miles, 100, died Nov. 6, 2015, at Life Care Center in Farmington, N.M. Born Jan. 13, 1915, in Breese ...

November 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patty Sue Mauler 1947 - 2015

SHAWNEE - Patty Sue Mauler, 68, died on Nov. 9, 2015, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1947, to Paul and Helen (Riley) Stagner in Lafayette ...

November 14, 2015 | | Obituaries

Nine Patch revisited

Some quilts aren't made for warmth. Some of them are meant to be stared at in awe and wonderment.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Barton nursing student gets a head start with Senate Bill 155 classes

Barton Nursing student, 19-year-old Breanna Towers of St. John, started making strides toward her career during her sophomore year of high school by taking college ...

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Passing out poppies

Great Bend's Poppi Perry passes out Veterans Day poppies at Walmart.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Cougars dominate first half cruising to 24-point victory over Planet Athlete

Racing out to an early nine point lead the Barton Community College men's basketball team never looked back in a 94-70 victory Friday over ...

November 14, 2015 | | Local Sports

BCC women hand Central Methodist loss

Full court pressure defense turned the tide Friday as the Barton Community College women's basketball team won handily 70-55 over the junior varsity squad ...

November 13, 2015 | | Local Sports

CPMS November Students of the Month named

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Lexi Oeser and Jaydon Whiterock as the November Students of the Month.

November 13, 2015 | | Education

Milestone reception set for Dr. Roger Marshall

After nearly three decades practicing obstetrics and gynecology in the Great Bend area, Dr. Roger Marshall is shifting his focus to specialize on gynecology as ...

November 13, 2015 | | Business

Alpha Kappa Master meets

LARNED - Patty Smith welcomed members of the Beta Sigma Phi chapter to her rural home Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

November 13, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Respect for authority begins in the home

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "Lawlessness" as a noun that means to not be regulated or based on law, not restrained or controlled by law.

November 13, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Pawnee Heights' play is scheduled Saturday

ROZEL -- "Dead Men Don't Need Dress Rehearsals," will be the presentation of the Pawnee Heights Players during its annual dinner theater Saturday night at ...

November 13, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz ...

November 13, 2015 | | Local News

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