ALBERT - Peace Lutheran Church, 1243 CR 400, Albert, will kick off its 125th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 17. There will be a balloon launch at 10:30 a.m., prior to the 10:45 a.m. worship service. A potluck meal will be held following worship. Meat will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to share. Bingo and refreshments will complete the day. Anyone participating in bingo is asked to ...
The Rev. Todd Hudnall will be the guest speaker at Faith Community Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.
MACKSVILLE - Rafaela Chavez de Lopez, age 75, passed away Nov. 13 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. She was born Oct. 24, 1938, at Villa Matamoros Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Francisco Chavez and Maria del Refugio Soltero.
BUSHTON -Central Plains Middle School has received a Power Up Grant from Kansas Team Nutrition. Kansas Team Nutrition said, "(The CPMS) grant will include an 8-week health education program for middle school students (in eighth grade.) This program will be to equip students with the knowledge to make healthier choices by encouraging consumption of healthy foods, supporting regular physical activity, teaching students to make their own healthy snacks, and building healthy self-esteem." Eighth graders at ...
ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope begins disaster relief and recovery operations in response to the intense human suffering caused by typhoon Haiyan. Star of Hope Philippines staff have identified the city of Ormoc, Leyte, as the location where Star of Hope efforts will be the most effective. Planning is underway to bring effective help to the people there.
The Barton County Young Professionals organization has several openings that offer the opportunity to get more involved, said Rachel Mawhirter, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce marketing director. BCYP is operated by a committee of volunteers under the auspices of the chamber.
Dear Editor, I want to thank all the agency volunteers, 2014 co-chairs and UWCK Board members and volunteers who helped make Stuff the Bus such a huge success. With the help of local businesses and a bus from USD 428, over $6,000 worth of items helped the 21 agencies of United Way and stretched their tight budgets. These donations stayed locally and helped even more people in the surrounding communities. Larned and Ellinwood also were ...
Dear Legislators; It appears the Kansas Supreme Court is going to usurp your Constitutional authority once again and dictate how much money must be spent by Kansas taxpayers on public school education. Clearly this power was delegated in the Kansas Constitution solely to the Kansas Legislature but the Kansas Supreme Court thinks it can be a "legislature" as well even though they are not elected by Kansas citizens nor accountable to them. So, here's suggestion ...
NARFE will meet at noon today at the Highland Hotel Gold Room. Speaker will be Pam Maxwell, with the Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The federal Healthcare.gov website, serving 36 states that chose not to build their own sites, has been - to quote its boss, Kathleen Sebelius - a "debacle." Its estimated cost to taxpayers stands at $394 million so far and will likely rise as the "tech surge" pours millions of additional taxpayer dollars into trying to fix the site. But federal taxpayers are on the hook for a sum more than 10 times greater - $4.3 ...
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster struggled in his college debut, right along with the rest of his Kansas State teammates, so Bruce Weber pulled him aside after a morning shoot-around Wednesday.
HESSTON - Things started slowly for the Barton Community College men's basketball team.
HESSTON - It wasn't easy, and the Barton Community College women's basketball team wasn't playing flawlessly.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The impenetrable wall that was the Kansas City defense was breached by the Denver Broncos two weeks ago, when Peyton Manning and his cohorts ran up and down the field in a 27-17 victory.
LAWRENCE - For the second straight season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis has taken the reins from a highly-touted transfer quarterback and handed them to an unproven but more mobile signal-caller.
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Barton Community College will hold auditions for its spring musical "Sweet Charity," at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.