Wayne and Theresa Schremmer of Wichita, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a square dance/variety dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on April 27 at the Andover Community Center, 1008 East 13th Street, in Andover. Hosts for the event will be their children, Paula White, Pamela Long, Mark Schremmer, Brenda Rauber and Steve Schremmer; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Nathan Jay and Shannon Marie Clanton announce the birth of their daughter, Zavannah May Clanton on March 19 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 18 in long. She has a 5 year old big sister, Taiya Marie Clanton.
Gary and Cindy Parr and Kevin and Jamie Miller, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Sue Parr, to Corey Dean Long, son of Bob and Donna Long.
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.
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The Parnassus Club met on March 8, at the home of Sharon Jones with ten members present. The winners for this year's Music Scholarship auditions were announced as follows: piano – 1st – Hannah Mosier; piano – 2nd – Taylor Fry; piano – 3rd – Hannah Wilborn; voice – 1st – Andrew Koster; voice – 2nd – Holly Mosier; voice – 3rd – Rachel Herter; voice - Honorable mentions – Estella Schumacher and Joelle Keith.
The Kansas Department of Transportation today announced approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting was held March 16, in Topeka.
The Great Bend Saddle Club's Third Annual Trail Ride will be held on April 16, rain or shine. Sign in is from 9 to 10 a.m. at Stone Lake in Great Bend. The Pawnee County Humane Society visit and play for poker hands will from 10 to 11 a.m. with the ride out at 11 a.m. Poker hands are $5 each or five for $20. A bag of pet food must be brought to ride and riders need to bring a sack lunch for the trail. General trail ride rules apply. No stallions. At 2 p ...
Chasity Chaney was the winner of the $1,000 shopping spree given away at the Central Kansas Spring Expo which was held last weekend. She will be able to spend the $1,000 with any of the exhibitors participating in the Expo. First Kansas Bank and Stueder Contractors Inc. sponsored the drawing. Pictured from left to right are: Helen Combs from First Kansas Bank, Chasity Chaney with son Devin, and Lois Demel and Marla Poppelreiter representing Stueder Contractors Inc. and the Spring Expo.
As this is written, Barton and the surrounding counties missed the rain chances forecast over the weekend. The droughty conditions were made worse by well above normal temperatures and strong winds that further stressed the wheat crop and depleted the precious little moisture received the previous seven days. In spite of this, the majority of wheat in the area would still be rated overall fair to good. However, conditions need to improve soon to salvage an average wheat crop.
A Great Bend High School Alum, Alexis Reed, along with 17 other students and faculty from four National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship programs recently met in Juneau, Ak., for a workshop titled Understanding Rapid Environmental and Social Change in the Arctic: Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Interdisciplinary Science Across IGERTs.
The following meals will be served April 11 through April 15. 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.
Twenty-two students traveled to the state FBLA competition on March 31 and April 1 in Topeka. The event was held at the Capitol Plaza hotel. Students competed in a variety of business events. Those placing at the state competition were: Emily Seiwert, 9th Place (Chapter Scrapbook); Lance Popp, 6th Place (Chapter Banner); Colton Lagerman-2nd Place (Business Math); Nick Elliott-7th Place (Cyber Security); RJ Seidel-5th Place (Hospitality Management); Dylan Dreiling-3rd Place (Job Interview); Sylvia Ofoma-5th Place (Public Speaking I); Allan Clark-5th Place (Sports Management); Donna Craven-10th Place (Spreadsheets); Haley Deines, Ryan Jacobs, Aaron Mull-3rd Place (Web Site Design).
Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes from 10 a.m. to noon and a night class session from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 4, 2014, through Jan. 29, 2015 at the Center for Adult Education 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room 208.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend accepts anonymous tips that may help solve crimes or recover stolen property. On Saturday, Oct. 4, just after midnight, Great Bend Police officers responded to an alarm at L&M Contractors on K-96. A garage door was found open, and it was determined a Stihl chain saw, chop saw, chipping hammer, transit, angle grinder and a 14-inch saw were stolen. Loss was $6,700.
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The Rosewood Rodeo turns a decade old this month. The annual event, which showcases horse riding abilities of people with developmental disabilities, originated in the fall of 2005 at the Indoor Riding Arena at Rosewood Ranch. Several years later, the event was moved to Great Bend Expo III, to accommodate the increased number of riders, family and other spectators who traditionally participate in daylong activities.
GREAT BEND – Paul E. Dyer, 84, died Oct. 8, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ELKO, Nev. - Allan V. Aksmit, 83, died Oct. 12, 2012.
The wealthy are giving less to charity, while middle-income and poor Americans are giving more, according to a new report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Thirty-two percent of for-profit college alumni don't think their education was worth it, and almost half believe their college was more interested in money than education, according to a Public Agenda survey. But almost 60 percent reported that their for-profit school did an "excellent" or "good" job preparing them for the workplace. One of the most important voices in the conversation, however, is the one that's missing - their future employers.
Statisticians report that baby boomers are turning 65 years of age at a rate of 10,000 a day and that by the year 2030, twenty-percent of the U.S. population will be 65 or older, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Have yourself a good laugh when you feel stressed, particularly as you grow older, suggests the Association of Mature American Citizens. It's a well-known stress reducer and now investigators have found that it may minimize those senior moments.
We all know that dark chocolate is good; now there's evidence that it's good for your health as well, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
A Great Bend woman who has attended several of the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy sessions is hoping for a big turnout at the next presentation. It will be the last one of the year.
At the Lyons Invitational Debate Tournament, the GBHS debate team placed first overall. In the novice division the three man team of Uriel Renteria, Becca Kay and, Sara Allen placed 5th with a 4/1 win/loss record. Also in the Novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 6th with a 4/1 win/loss record. The open division the team of Kris Gieck and Carter Sheffield went undefeated with a 5/0 win/loss record placed 5th and the team of Aaron Miller and Ashtin Heath placed 7th with a 4/1 win/loss record ...
one2one presents the collaborative group exhibition "Pop-Machine" by current visiting Artist Rebecca Parks-Ramage,
It's time to dust off that recipe from last winter and make a big pot of chili for entry in the 5th Annual Charity Chili Cook-off. This year's event will take place on Lakin Street between Main and Kansas.