ELLINWOOD - Five Ellinwood High School stsudent and sponsor Lorie Betts will be attending the national Future Business Leaders of America conference in Florida for winning competitions at the state conference earlier this year in Topeka, the USD 355 school board heard at its meeting on Monday night.
It's more than coloring. It's more than finger painting. It's more than playing with clay. Elementary art these days is so much more than most adults were exposed to back in the day. Shannon Wedel and Melissa Watson, elementary art teachers, are responsible for the art education of every USD 428 grade-school student. And it's the educational aspect that sets the local public school art program apart from many others. Art instruction at the elementary ...
PRINCETON, Mo. – Waylon Dean Wages, 33, son of Gary L. and Diane (Russett) Wages, was born in Unionville, Mo. on July 12, 1977, and passed away on April 9 near Modena, Mo.
PITTSBURGH - A memorial service for Joe Lynn Wheat will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Pine in Pittsburgh, Kan.
KANSAS CITY - Donald E. McCosh, 77, died March 27. Born Nov. 14, 1933 in Traer, he was the son of Earl Francis McCosh and Zelma Fagan McCosh. He was a 1951 graduate of Great Bend High School and then attended Fort Hays State University. After graduating from FHSU in 1955, he enlisted in the United States Army and served for two years in the Intelligence Corps. After his honorable discharge, he continued service ...
James E. "Pappy" Bell, 82, died April 10 at his home surrounded by his loving family in Great Bend. He was born May 18, 1928, at Peabody, the son of Jesse M. and Anna (Swift) Bell. He married Grace Ann Smith June 15, 1952, at Great Bend. He worked for Petro-log and Tomlinson Oil Company until his retirement in 1989. He had been a Great Bend resident for 60 years, coming from eastern Kansas. ...
Charles F. "Chuck" Edwards, 96, died April 9 at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born Jan. 13, 1915 at Washington, D.C., he was the son of Charles Frederick and Mary (Faunce) Edwards. In 1936 he graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a degree in political science. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Garden City, he was retired as vice-president for Central Telephone and Utility. He was ...
Six local elementary schools and one middle school received donations from First Kansas Bank of Hoisington, Great Bend and Claflin. Park, Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Riley Elementary Schools, all of Great Bend, Claflin Elementary, and Hoisington Middle School each got a 13 Colony Quarter Collection last week.
Sometimes paybacks are great. Dr. Roger Marshall found that out last week as he received four sunflower paintings from Great Bend High School art students of Carol Selle. Three years ago at the USD 428 Education Foundation Dinner and Auction, Marshall had bargained for – and won – a single sunflower painting by another of Selle's students. Through a series of miscommunications, the young artist was unaware that her painting was being auctioned for keeps. ...
Barton Community College's BCC Theater will present its spring production, Christopher Durang's "Baby with the Bathwater," Friday and Saturday on the stage of Barton's Fine Arts Auditorium. The production starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets will be available to the general public for $5 at the door. Students will be admitted free. Recommended only for mature audiences, the show is a dark comedy about how difficult it is ...
As part of an overall long-range expansion plan, Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away Vacations announced the addition of Laura Boxberger to its professional travel team.
ELLINWOOD - Eunice E. Harrelson, 75, died April 5 at her home in Independence, La. She was born Feb. 24, 1936, at Tanga Pahoa, La., the daughter of Henry Devoe Spillman and Ada Belle Jenkins. She married Bobbie Glen Harrelson on Nov. 23, 1966, in New Orleans, La. He died July 13, 2010. A resident of Baptist and Independence, La., for the past 16 years, she had also lived in Valley Center, Kan., for 36 years.
Local students from Holy Family School recently gained the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments. On Monday, April 11, the students took part in a speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, a national provider of fraternal financial services and programs.
EMPOIRA – When it comes to competition and the economy, students from more than 15 Kansas high schools have been learning the ins-and-outs. Words like monopolies, oligopolies and externalities are becoming more familiar. Inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy and supply & demand are now seen in the routines of life. These students have discovered the world of economics.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review management staff contracts and administrative contracts during the next board study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. They will vote on renewals at the next business meeting.
A Great Bend man was allegedly battered by four other people, Saturday night or early Sunday at the Kwik Shop at 24th and Main. The Great Bend Police Department is investigating after viewing a surveillance video of the altercation. Two officials from the Barton County Sheriff's Office, a member of the BCSO Reserves and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer all went to the convenience store around 2:05 a.m. Sunday, but the GBPD eventually took the ...
ELLINWOOD - The Six Pack Volleyball Club finished their long season with not one, or two, but three of their teams on the top of the region that spans from Goodland, to Liberal, to Kearney, to St. Louis.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School Pipeline Yearbook staff had a successful state competition. All five members of the staff received recognition for their work at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association's State Contest in Lawrence this past weekend.
CLAFLIN - Claflin will hold its 3rd annual 5K/10K run or walk at 7:30 a.m. on May 25 beginning at Claflin City Park.
ELLINWOOD - The criterion for the Alan Fullbright Scholarship are a reflection of what was significant in Alan Fullbright's life. The 2013 scholarship recipients are Stephanie Troyer who will be majoring in Music Education and attending Barton Community College. She has held several offices in KAY, FBLA, International Club and was the Student Council secretary and vice president of her class.
Dan Allen Noblitt, 78, died May 4 at his home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 16, 1934 in Great Bend, he was the son of George O. and Edith (Marsh) Noblitt. On April 18, 1958 he married Thelma Beebe in Norwalk, Calif. A long time resident of Great Bend, he was most recently employed as a regional manager for Super 8 Motels.
BELPRE - Helen R. Berscheidt, 94, died April 19, at the Halstead Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Matt and Martha Heinke Maes. On Feb. 4, 1941 she married John N. Berscheidt in Claflin. He passed away in 1974. A lifetime area resident she was a farmwife and an occupational therapist for the Larned State Hospital for 25 years.
The Barton County Jail log for April 30 contained an error. Derrell J. Cox was charged with criminal threat, and not criminal theft as originally reported.
MIAMI - LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their spring band concerts on Thursday at the Great Bend Middle School gym. The 7th Grade Band the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. The 8th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch and assisted by Mark DeWald.