We all know the answer to the title of this article is no. However, the reaction of some media outside of Kansas and other drought stricken areas implied that at the very least the worst is over. While that isn't true, things are a bit better. Our area has moved from the worst rating, exceptional, to the second worst rating, extreme. This is true of much of central Kansas. Much of the eastern third of the state has moved to severe and an area around Kansas City is all the way up to just being moderate. Unfortunately, much of ...
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway. Items on the agenda include, Principal Art Baker requesting approval to apply for a Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center School Field Trip Transportation Grant for Jefferson Elementary School; and certified teacher retirement and certified teacher resignations. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Misty Straub and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Lincoln.
Angela Kay Barney of Chase and David Justin Hawkins of Potosi, Mo. were united in marriage on March 9 at the First Street Church of God in Hoisington in a double ring ceremony officiated by Brian Fry. Mother of the bride is Sandy Leuer of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Parents of the groom are David Hawkins of Potosi, Mo. and Laurie and Doug Isenhart of French Village, Mo.
Celestine W. Jacobs will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 29th with a card shower. Born in 1923 in Hoisington, he is the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. On May 20, 1947, he married Thelma Herrman. They were married 60 years when Mrs. Jacobs died in 2007. He worked for the Rush County Highway Department for 39 years until his retirement. His children are Raymond Jacobs and wife Marsha, Paula Kuhn and husband Jed and Duane Jacobs, all of Great Bend, and Kenneth Jacobs and wife Connie of Catawissa, Mo. He has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mike and Shawndra Harbaugh of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Sidney Marie Harbaugh on Feb. 8. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She is welcomed by her two big brothers, Michael and Kylar.
Diane Sauber, CMFC, Financial Advisor, has been to Waddell & Reed's Advisor Medalist Program. recognizing the company's top 250 financial advisors. The recognition awards are presented annually and are based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor. Serving clients throughout the Great Bend area. Sauber earns a distinction that carries significant meaning.
Jeff and Casey Berges of Kansas City announce the birth of their son, Owen Franklin on Jan. 10. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 in. long. He has a big brother, Henry.
Earl and Janice Schmidt will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on March 30 at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest, in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Mike and Janet Schmidt of Cornelius, Ore., Dennis and Terrie Schmidt of Athens, Texas and Brenda Girard of Hays. The couple has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Progress Club met on March 4 at the home of Karen Becker, with Pat Halbower and Janet Engleman serving as co-hostesses. There were 17 members in attendance.
Connor Jacob Sell of Great Bend has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
HUTCHINSON - Head coach Steve Forbes and his No. 9-seeded Northwest Florida State Community College basketball team lost to Central Florida 74-69 in Saturday's title game in the NJCAA Division-I Men's Basketball Championship at the Sports Arena.
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The last time the Barton Community College softball defeated Seward County was 2009. Some 24 straight losses. Until Wednesday that is.
Finally a sweep. The Barton Community College baseball team had played six doubleheaders this season. And six times the day ended with a split.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice receives a $1,772 donation, which represents proceeds from the recent Chili Challenge cosponsored by The Bikers of Central Kansas and the American Legion Riders. From left to right are: Dan Slack, Rae Ann Brack; Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director; Lori Grauer; and Danny Riggs. The funds will help hospice patients.
MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will cosponsor a Kansas Advanced Hunter Education class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Great Bend Police Training Facility, 995 K Ave.
Roy Titsworth will be the guest speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse, on Saturday, March 14, at Perkins restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30. It is open to everyone.
Maggie Myers has been caring for patients for only a short time at St. Rose Health Center and already she has treated a wide range of conditions.
ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph High School Parish School of Religion (PSR) students, Fr. John Forkuoh, PSR sponsors Raechel Manley and Sean O'Neill, and guests held a traditional Seder meal, otherwise know as a Passover meal, on March 1 at St. Joseph Rectory in Ellinwood.
Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave., will be the host site for the next Lenten Luncheon, a noon Wednesday, March 18. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meeting ends at 1 p.m. A freewill offering is suggested to defray the expenses of the host congregation. Host pastors at Foundry Methodist are Kevin and Jana Baxter. The speaker will be Sister Andre Kravec, O.P., a Dominican Sister ministering in the Catholic churches in Claflin and Odin.
PRATT - Precinct committee men and women of the 113th Kansas House District met Thursday night and elected Greg Lewis (R-St. John) to complete the term of former House member Basil Dannebohm.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28, 2015. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a master's degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
HOISINGTON - Michele Lynn Popp, 61, of Sedalia, Mo., passed away March 11, 2015, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo. Born Aug. 11, 1953, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Eugene A. and Bobett T. Lott Beran. On June 1, 1974, she was united in marriage to Larry D. Popp, in Odin. Her life centered around her family. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing.
ELLINWOOD - Norman John Klepper, 95, died March 11, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born at his home in rural Ellinwood on June 23, 1919, to John and Mae (Arnsdorf) Klepper. Norman was a lifetime resident of Ellinwood, also living in Garfield for eight years. He attended Sts. Peter & Paul Grade School and was an Ellinwood High School graduate. He married Anna Musenberg on Nov. 6, 1946, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. She died on July 4, 1972. He later married June Hammer on Nov. 27, 1981, at St. Joseph's Church. She died May 6, 2011. Norman was ...
TOPEKA – Following on the success of the Kansas River being named a national water trail by the National Park Service in July 2012, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism wants the same designation for a portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas, including near Great Bend.