Dear Editor, It seems many Christians have become swept away by what I call the Cultural Morality Movement. To try and bring morality to an immoral culture is quite difficult and there are more than a few things we should be aware of. The first is that, as Christians, cultural morality is not our commission. Jesus called us to take the Gospel message to the ends of the earth. The message of the Cross has ...
Heir today, goon tomorrow "When I get to Africa, I have to worship him," said Elizabeth Osei, part-time first lady of the Akwamu people of eastern Ghana, speaking of her husband Isaac, who is the Akwamu chief. "When I get back, he has to worship me" - because Elizabeth is the president of the couple's New York City taxi company, where they work 12-hour days when they're not Ghanian royalty. Isaac's reign, according to a ...
Tryouts for the Volleytech Sports Club youth volleyball teams will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Hoisington Activity Center.
Tryouts for the Six Pack traveling volleyball club based out of Ellinwood is set for Saturday and Sunday.
The Barton Community College men's soccer team had five players selected to the 2011 All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference teams released on Wednesday.
Johnny Rodgers remembers a day when the two best teams in the land played a game for the ages. Forty years later, he can go over the winning drive as if it happened yesterday.
Hoisington government surplus commodities to be distributed HOISINGTON - Government surplus commodities will be distributed Monday, Nov. 7 in Hoisington at Living Joy Community Church, 354 W. 1st ST., (1st & Vine) from 5- 6 p.m. Come to the south basement door. Questions, please call 620-653-2702. Caroling choir being formed HOISINGTON - A caroling choir is being formed to sing at Hoisington's annual Christmas Lighting ...
ELLINWOOD - Life-size Halloween with spine tingling visuals, casts its spell when passing by the John and Erica Perron residence at 415 Cliston Drive (frontage off 7th) in Ellinwood. Each year the displays grow with four or five new additions just this year.
BUSHTON - The Central Plains Middle School Renaissance council celebrated a successful first quarter on Thursday, Oct. 27. All students who were passing all classes with a C or higher and had not been referred to the office more than one time throughout the first nine weeks were eligible to attend. Ninety-one percent of all 6-8 grade students achieved this Renaissance goal and got to enjoy an afternoon off from classes with movies and popcorn.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood Grade School has just completed another very successful and fun week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Guidance lessons over the past month have focused on drug and alcohol prevention. Besides learning the importance of being drug free, students had a good time with the theme days and winning prizes with their "Live Drug Free" wristbands last week. Monday was "Wear Red Day"; Tuesday, "Turn Your Back on Drugs Day" with students ...
Great Bend firefighters prepare carryout boxes for their seventh annual spaghetti feed, Thursday at the Knights of Columbus.
ELLINWOOD - Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin, age 94, died Wednesday at Sterling House in Great Bend. Arrangements and services will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
HOISINGTON - Mary Catherine Weeks, 83, died Nov. 2 at her home in Hoisington. Born Jan. 5, 1928 in Dubuque, she was the daughter of Henry and Philomena (Eckart) Casey. On June 4, 1947 she married John E. Weeks in Dubuque. He died Dec. 22, 1990. A resident of Hoisington since 1952, coming from Russell and Ellinwood, she was an administrative assistant for Barton Community College, office manager for Roxana Oil and was employed at Verna's Clothing in Hoisington.
Great Bend Fire Department A fire call before 1 a.m. Thursday was the first in about a week for the Great Bend Fire Department. The last one, on Saturday, Oct. 29, was a false alarm. Firefighters have stayed busy with Emergency Medical Service calls. They made four ambulance runs on Friday, Oct. 28, five on Saturday, two Sunday, seven Monday, two Tuesday and seven Wednesday. For more information on Wednesday night's ...
Dear Editor, Morrison-McFadden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary will observe their annual Buddy Poppy Days, Nov. 6-12. The sale of Buddy Poppies by the VFW has been officially recognized and endorsed by governmental leaders since 1922 as a way to fulfill the organization's motto, "honor the dead by helping the living." The VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled veterans and are used exclusively for the benefit of disabled and ...
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
The Pawnee Rock New Jerusalem Church, 300 Santa Fe Ave., invites the public to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 30. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. with time for sharing and reminiscing. At 4:30 p.m. the Rev. Jane Siebert will lead a service of thanksgiving, and there will be a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Connie Helm, (620) 792-4295, or Vivian Bright, 982-4635.
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.