Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Sept. 12 through Nov. 14. It will meet each Monday, except Oct. 31, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Thelma Faye Harms Room on the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway. Hospice Chaplain John Grummon and GBHH&H Social Worker Cathy Soeken will co-facilitate the support group. "Guided by ...
Melanie Ryan of Great Bend and Nina Jerke of Wichita (formerly of Great Bend) will be performing together at the Kansas State Fair for the fourth year. They will appear at the Bretz Law Arena at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12; 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15; and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. They will perform on the Lake Talbot Stage at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. On Saturday they will ...
The trial dates for Shawn Ney were changed Tuesday to Feb. 27 through March 2, 2012. Last week, the office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced a January trial date, but that was changed because the defense counsel had a scheduling conflict. Ney is charged with the first-degree murder of Steven Calderwood, attempted first-degree murder of Sarah Ney, and aggravated burglary, all stemming from events on July 10, 2010, in Barton County.
Gary J. Christiansen, 63, died Sept. 3 at Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 1, 1947 in Vallejo, Calif., he was the son of Gerald and Nadine (Amerine) Christiansen. On Dec. 1, 1992 he married Judy L. Green in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a self-employed carpet layer.
EUDORA - Jared David Axman, 21, died Sept. 3 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 14, 1990, in Great Bend, he was the son of David A. and Cynthia K. Stricker Axman. In 2011, he graduated from Lawrence Free State High School. Jared had recently become involved with Cottonwood, Inc.
Activities Sept. 4-Sept. 10 Labor Day Monday - Welcome Inn will be closed. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are several on going projects Diabetes Support Meeting - Thursday 7 ...
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org LARNED - The Pawnee County commissioners planned on hearing a "Guaranteed Maximum Price," for the proposed $18.0 million Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Thursday morning. However, the only guarantee the commission received was that officials working on construction planning from the Health Facilities Group and Murray Company for the hospital will return Sept. 12 with a construction contract. Commissioners also discovered a firm groundbreaking date - Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. The ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made three ambulance runs Friday, four Saturday, seven Sunday and eight Monday. There was one false alarm on Saturday, and firefighters were dispatched to 1219 Polk St. on Monday to check a smoke smell. Great Bend Police A forgery on a bank account was reported Friday. A man reported losing his wallet at 5200 10th St. and later ...
LARNED - Four early Pawnee County citizens will be featured in "Talking Tombstones," September 17 at the Larned Cemetery, west 8th Street.
ELLINWOOD – Jerry L. Kaiser, 61, died Sept. 3, 2011, at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood.
Perhaps a kindergartner needs to have his dad wait with him and wave bye-bye as he steps onto the school bus in the morning, but Rain Price is a 10th-grader in American Fork, Utah, and his dad, Dale Price, nevertheless waves from the bus stop every morning, right in front of Rain's friends.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's jobs speech to Congress Thursday isn't expected to make that big a splash. It could also cause a sensation. If he wants to make an authentic Jobs Speech he should wear a black pullover, introduce a new Apple product and then resign for health reasons. Labor Day weekend was spoiled when the Labor Department reported Friday the U.S. economy added no new jobs last month. ...
It sounds good to me. I speak of an opportunity made possible by the "mancession." You see, the recession that began in December 2007 hit male-dominated industries, such as construction, harder than female-dominated industries. The male unemployment rate hit 10.4 percent in November 2010, whereas the female unemployment rate hovered around 8 percent. This "mancession" has resulted in some interesting domestic changes for some guys, according to a University of Kansas study featured in U.S. ...
ELLINWOOD -"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. When waves of beings who only look human overrun the earth, the Earth's last survivors have scattered to stay alive. When Cassie meets Evan Walker, he may be her only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But can she trust a stranger in this dangerous world?
Those who donated money and time, and played in the golf tournament collaborated to raise more than $45,000 for local cancer patients. The recent St. Rose Auction & Golf Classic proceeds will benefit the Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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Dogs were removed from 132 Pine St. in Great Bend on Thursday, after reportedly being left without shelter, food or water.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Georgetown coach John Thompson III said he didn't recognize the out of control and at times selfish team that was humbled in an opening-round loss to Northeastern at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 1947 movie "Monsieur Vincent" as part of the continuing Movies with a Message series.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes and instructors for the day are as follows:
The National Weather Service in Dodge City issused a winter weather advisory for Pawnee, Stafford and Hodgeman counties, Friday including the cities of Larned, Stafford, St. John, Hudson, Hanston and Jetmore. All counties south of Barton and Rice County are affected. The winter weather advisory for snow and isolated sleet is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday. Snow accumulations betweern 3 to 5 inches are forecast. Snow-packed roads will lead to hazardous driving conditions. One-half ...