USD 428 Board of Education and Interest-Based Bargaining Teams of GB-NEA will meet at 8:30 a.m. on April 27 at the District Education Office.
BY SHARON STURGIS There are new books available at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are: "Slog's Dad" by David Almond. Slog believes that the scruffy man on a bench outside Myer's butcher shop is his dad, returned from death to visit him one last time. Can it be that some mysteries are never meant to be solved? That belief, at times, is its own reward? "Cloaked" by Alex Flinn. This modern ...
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Board of Education District Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling Champs recognition, Teacher of the Year candidates, and State and Federal Programs updates.
April 11 USD 431 Hoisington pre-school enrollment for 3 or 4 year olds for 2011-12 - 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. April 13 USD 431 Town Hall meeting - 6:30 p.m. to discuss the definition of a "suitable" education for students. It will be held at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. April 14 Open House at the Hoisington Public Library* - ...
The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 1409 Main Street in Great Bend. The caller will be Bob Tucker of Wichita. Call Garry Dassow, 620-653-4741, for more information.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, and adopted a resolution regarding a 'suitable' education and is seeking input from the community on what a suitable education is. The Kansas Constitution requires that students be provided a 'suitable' education.
April means that Tax Day is just around the corner. For those folks who are working – or scrambling – to meet the deadline, you should know that you have until April 18th this year. But even if you have already filed, you might be wondering how last the bipartisan tax cut compromise reached last December affects you and your family.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 23. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley Street. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. Sponsors said there will be lots of Easter eggs and prizes will be given for special ...
Great Bend Senior Center's monthly potluck dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This month's dinner will feature a baked potato bar. The fee is $1.50 for the baked potato and toppings. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table services to the dinner. Entertainment will be provided. Call 792-3906 to make reservations.
Barton Community College art instructors Steve Dudek and Bill Forst have donated art work to the Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction. The auction is set for 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 17 and 18. The Barton instructors' art work will be auctioned live on SHPTV between 7 and 8 p.m. April 17. The SHPTV live auction is the largest and most popular fundraiser for the ...
The Central Kansas Community Chorale will present a salute to American music in its concert set for 7:30 p.m. on April 11, at First United Methodist Church, Forest and Stone. Admission fee will be $5 at the door.
Rev. Scott Hinkle will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, at Faith Community Church. Scott Hinkle, a pastor/evangelist now headquartered in Red Bank, N.J. once lived a life that pointed to only one direction ... prison and ultimately an early grave.
Surrendered Family Ministries would like to invite anyone between the ages 13-113 to participate in the choir for the National Day of Prayer areawide event to be held at 7 p.m. on May 5 at the Crest Theatre. Choir practices will start at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10 ,at Faith Community Church in the sanctuary. Faith Community Church is located 1 mile west of 10th and Patton on 10th Street west of Great Bend. There ...
As part of the International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence, the local Family Crisis Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Walk-a-Mile fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at Jack Kilby Square, in dowtown Great Bend.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
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With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind our day jobs...! Who has time for it all?