The upcoming event of the 19th Annual Kansas Iwo Jima Reunion and Dinner was founded by the late Walt Vincent in 1996, an Iwo Jima veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Several years ago the committee began inviting other World War II veterans to the reunion. This year the invitation is extend to all veterans. The reunion will be held on May 3, at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling. The door will open at 4 p.m. for conversation, refreshments, and viewing of war/military memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to ...
River Bend Assisted Living has been selected as the 2013 National Research Corporation Excellence in Action award winner. This award recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve high levels of excellence. The ranking is determined by having overall customer or workforce satisfaction levels that fall within the top 10% of qualifying organizations, in terms of percentage of respondents rating the provider as "excellent." This is especially significant because the satisfaction database through My InnerView by National Research Corporation is the largest in the U.S", with over 6,000 facilities across the nation participating, and only four ...
Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the fall semester of the 2013 academic year.
Harsh winter weather has people longing for warmer days ahead, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has the perfect remedy for cabin fever. KDWPT invites outdoor enthusiasts to "Spring Into Summer" on Saturday, March 29 with a free entrance day and open houses at all Kansas state parks. Most parks will host special activities for the whole family to enjoy. Visit State Parks Open Houses to learn about the special events at participating parks.
On March 15, Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Pawnee County to compete in the Air Rifle competition of the Pawnee County Shootout. There were fifteen 4H'ers from Barton county, that competed in the air rifle competition.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's, in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 42 members present.
Jason and Melinda Thomas, of Sterling, announce the birth of their son, Easton Michael, on Feb. 20. He weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has two big brothers, Cale and Bryson.
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Thirteen Kansas State University students were recently selected to serve on the Student Alumni Board, a group of approximately 35 students who promote and serve the university and the K-State Alumni Association. Each year, students are selected after an extensive interview process.
Kansas State University's annual dance extravaganza, SpringDance, will feature students and faculty presenting a variety of new, fresh and entertaining works.
It's been a long winter but spring is upon us even though it seems fleeting. At Cheyenne Bottoms, waterfowl have been coming and going since mid-February, a few early shorebirds have arrived and some of the perennial plants are sending out tentative shoots.
The old adage bears repeating – eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
The following meals will be served Feb. 10 through Feb. 11. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Funds are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote specialty crops in Kansas.
The Hutchinson Community Based VA Outpatient Clinic in Hutchinson is offering a new service for disabled and medically fragile Veterans in need of a caregiver. The Medical Foster Home Program started in Hutchinson several months ago but has been active at the Wichita VA since 2010.
Is it April already? The first quarter of the year has really flown by at least for me. This week, I am going to give a few updates about programs that will be going on around Great Bend that you may be interested in.
"The Great Divorce," a play adapted from the C.S. Lewis novel, will show at 8 p.m. on April 11–12 in Culbertson Auditorium on the campus of Sterling College. The show will feature the final work of two seniors, director Kyle Davis of Hoisington, and costumes designer Megan Reed of Mulvane. The box office opens on show nights at 7 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
David and Tiffany Nily of Great Bend and Adam and Haziel Lankerd of Warsaw, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Lankerd to John Ketch, son of Rick and Brenda Ketch of Great Bend.
Clint Stafford and Lori Stafford announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Stafford, to Brandon Wells, son of Brett and Donna Wells.
Richard Miller of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 12 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his family. Friends and family are welcome. The honoree requests no gifts.
Donetta (Hett) Marston will celebrate her 70th birthday on April 4th.
Larry and Karel Maneth of Salina will celebrate their 50th anniversary.
An invitation to visit with a group of GBHS seniors enrolled in the nutrition and wellness class prompted me to revisit some good resources in my files. After my hour long presentation was completed I thought the information would be perfect to share in my weekly column space. No doubt you are noticing that food prices are gradually creeping up higher and higher each time you visit the store. The challenge continues to be, "How can I feed my family healthy food choices for less?"
Benjamin Kelm, 17, of Shawnee, received his Boy Scout Eagle rank during the Court of Honor on March 22nd. He has been in scouting since the first grade and achieved his Eagle Rank in December 2013. Benjamin's project developed from seeing a need for two outside benches at his church. He organized and constructed two benches for his project.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" 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.
The following meals will be served April 7 through April 11. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.