The weather says differently, but inside the Rosewood Service Inc. greenhouse, it's still tomato-growing season. In its first full year of operation, the greenhouse is filled to capacity with 265 tomato plants producing two varieties – brand names Celebrity and Truss. Their success is dependent upon a few dozen clients at Rosewood who work to care for and grow the tomatoes and then bring them to market.
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Great Bend Public Library will accept food donations in place of overdue book fines, library spokesman Jennifer King said.
Ticket sales start Monday for Habitat for Humanity's "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater on Saturday, Jan. 21. The non-profit organization has hopes for selling out the Grace Community Church sanctuary and raising at least $10,000 through a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships from local businesses, and freewill donations at the event.
Local history enthusiast Joe Boley will present "Planeview, the Miracle City," at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The 15th annual Santa's Workshop event will take place Monday evening at the City Auditorium.
We've got two words for all you Detroit Lions fans - boo Suh.
HAYS - Playing in a seventh-place game of the Hays City Shoot-Out at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers led Kearney, Neb., 23-22 at halftime.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team jumped ahead by the end of the first quarter.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team struggled, shooting just 35.4 percent from the floor, but the Cougars were able to pick up a win against Fort Scott on Friday night.
Lucky 13 came in the guise of vintage Barton Community College men's basketball that the Cougars have become accustomed to this preseason.
HAYS - For the second straight day on Saturday afternoon, the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team struggled mustering some offensive firepower.
DODGE CITY – The Barton Community College volleyball team may be struggling outside the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West division, but in conference Barton is still right in the mix early on.
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.
There is a raging debate around the issue of illegal aliens, especially unaccompanied children. These aliens have been entering America through Mexico. Some say that it is our responsibility to take care of them. Others say we should send them back. Some say that our borders should be open, others say not.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday for the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!