Lewis E. Massie 1923-2011
Sometime between 8 p.m. on April 15 and 8 a.m. on April 18, a burglary occurred at Boxberger Automotive, located at 167 West First St. in Hoisington. Total loss, including damage to building and cash stolen, was $2,100.
The Kansas Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse will come to Great Bend on Saturday for their annual awareness ride.
The Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (KSCLS) presented awards this month to two Barton Community College students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Barton's Maria Mayta received the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" plaque for this year. Her classmate Laura Thompson earned the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" scholarship for $500.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Jim Witter in a musical journey through the '70s featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. His performance of "The Piano Men" is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone, the last concert of the association's 2010-11 season. The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
Carolyn Cruso, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center this Friday, at 7:30 p.m.
Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery and Dr. Bill Brenner will appear on the KAKE-TV Noon Show at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, to discuss McCaffery's book, "I'm Praying Hard for You," Love Letters to a Death Camp: The World War II Ordeal of Bill and Jo Brenner.
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The Ellinwood VFW Auxiliary held its monthly meeting on April 18. Among the discussions were donations to Kansas Women Veterans, poppy sales, Memorial Day services and a donation of a flag and stand to Horizon, which is a church camp. The newly officers elected are Marlea Callahan, president, Jean Peter, senior vice president, Vada Yarmer, junior vice president, Diane Hill, secretary/treasurer, Lorraine Rickert, chaplain, Ruth Hill, conductress, Vi Eggers, guard, Ruth Hill, historian, Lorraine Rickert, patriotic instructor. Callahan attended the 7th District Convention in Lyons on April 17 with 7th District President Diane Hill.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. Items on the agenda include information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Great Bend High School Principal reported by Tim Friess and other staff members.
AURORA, Colo. - Laura Harrell Arbuckle, 41 of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Larned passed away Saturday, April 23. She was born April 30, 1969, at Pratt, the daughter of Jon and Cheryl Harrell. She graduated from Larned High School in 1987, and later attended Friends University. She married Curtis Arbuckle on Aug. 21, 1991.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office will be located at the Great Bend Walmart parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday to assist eligible veterans and family members in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Such benefits might include service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. The office will be staffed by accredited veteran service representatives trained to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members. Stop by to discuss your potential benefits from ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by J.C. Penney, 1500 Kansas Ave, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Jan Westfall and Julie Smith. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
WICHITA - Kevin Thompson, 56, died Feb. 22, 2014. He was employed by Hawker/Beechcraft as a Tool and Dye Maker for over 25 years.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26, 2014 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.
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An Abilene woman suspected of conspiracy to commit first degree murder was apprehended Tuesday in Stafford County, and was held for a time at the Barton County Jail.
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The Great Bend Public Library has been selected as a "Hometown Teams" partner site and will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to tell its local story of sports and community. GBPL will join 17 museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations across the state in researching and documenting local sports stories as part of the Kansas Humanities Council's "Hometown Teams" initiative.
The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will be holding its 15th-annual Farm Safety Awareness Day Tuesday, March 4, at Barton Community College in the Case IH Technical training building.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball (ABBB) is proud to announce the promotion of Brett Behrends, CPA, Danielle Hollingshead, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA.
On Feb. 22, four students from Barton County participated in the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Piano Festival held at Wichita State University. These students include Kaylyn Oberle, Claflin "Central Plains", Hannah Wilborn, Hoisington, Melanie Maneth, Great Bend, and Katy Jerke, Great Bend. At the KSHSAA Piano Festival students must perform Classical Repertoire by memory. However, participants must first compete and receive "I" ratings at the Regional Contest held on Feb. 8. Adjudicators listen to the students and write a critique of their musical performance and assign a rating with "I" rating the highest possible score. Students receiving ...
We must stop them.
Hide your wallets and shield the children, because they're voting down in Texas. Texas Republicans will be testing the strength of the Tea Party as they pick their first post-Rick Perry slate of statewide candidates since the 1980s. But Texas Democrats might end up missing Perry, as there is a decent shot that Republicans will nominate not their best-qualified, most-electable candidates but an entire clown car full of crazypants.