A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 8 to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
Each fall, the Barton County Extension Council holds an election to fill positions on our various program development committees. Mark Monday, Oct. 29th on your calendar and stop by the Barton County Extension Office at 1800 12th Street to cast your ballot. Election time is 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Any Barton County resident who is at least 18 years of age may vote in this election.
The Board of Barton County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include Kansas Emergency Management Association conference awards; Sunflower Diversified Services letter of support for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant; Great Bend Neighborhood Revitalization Program Interlocal agreement with the City of Great Bend; and consider approval of the Physical Capacity Profile Testing with WorkFit.
The following meals will be served Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. 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.
From 250 to 300 high school juniors and seniors and community college students and their families are expected to attend Tiger Day on Saturday, Nov. 3, to take a closer look at the opportunities available at Fort Hays State University.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 16 at the home of Lois Johnson. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting attended by eight members.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Eric B. Banks, announced that the application evaluation cutoff date will be Friday, Nov. 16 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Terry and Sandy Gregg announce the engagement of their daughter Maggie Gregg, to Greg Glynn, son of Robert and Jenny Glynn.
Elward and JoAnn Hiss celebrated their 65th anniversary on Oct. 25 with their children, Richard and Tina Hiss, Sandy Hiss and Jim and Melinda Hiss. The couple has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Al Kroeker of Great Bend will celebrate his 95th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Sterling House 1206
The Great Bend City Slickers 4-H Club met on Oct. 11. Six members, on leader, five parents and one guest were present. Roll call was answered by a favorite color. Election of officers results were announced: President, Caleb Maneth; Vice President, Joshua Crawford; Secretary, Nicole Likes; Treasurer, Kyle Rziha; Reporter, Audrey Likes; Song Leader, Analah Crawford and Rziha; Recreation, Schecks; Parliamentarian, Stephen Crawford; VIP Charles and Inga Atkinson. Joshua Crawford presented a demonstration of woodworking and Stephen Crawford demonstrated Parliamentarian. The club will hang a banner at Orschlen's and the Like's family will present table favor's for ...
Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Great Bend, Order of the Eastern Star, met at the Hoisington Masonic Lodge Hall at 7:30 p.m on Oct. 15 at a regularly stated meeting.
The launch of Rosewood Services Inc.'s latest social entrepreneurial venture blew in with the wind. Rosewood Winery was christened by way of an open house during a day of gale-force winds. That didn't prevent dozens of people from traveling to the country setting, located nine miles west of Great Bend, to participate in the evening event.
The Pilot Club of Great Bend recently brought to the area schools an award-winning program designed to educate the public on avoiding brain injuries.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff.
Kansas State suffered a letdown the only other time it played in the Alamo Bowl, falling to a Drew Brees-led Purdue on the heels of having its national championship hopes dashed in the Big 12 championship game.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Marcus Foster had 13 points as Kansas State (5-4) defeated Bradley 50-47 on Tuesday night at Bramlage Coliseum.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas forward Jamari Traylor has been suspended for tonight's game at Georgetown after he was arrested over the weekend for interfering with a police officer.
Luther Morgenstern, 98, died Dec. 6 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 23, 1916, on the farm in Russell County, the son of Sam G. and Lena (Radke) Morgenstern. On Aug. 23, 1949, he married Helen Margheim in Hoisington. She died Feb. 11, 2008. Luther was a farmer and a contract pumper in the oil fields, retiring in 1980.
Verl Lee Martin, 84, died December 8 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born August 5, 1930, at Utica, the son of Clade and Sylvia (Everhart) Martin. A Great Bend resident since 1971, he worked for Missouri-Pacific Truck Lines and Turner Farms as a truck driver.
Daniel Nobles, 88, died Dec. 7 at Life Care Center, Wichita. Born Feb. 21, 1926, at Stuttgart, Ark., he was the son of Cagie, Sr. and Georgia B. (Stewart) Nobles. He married Alice Mary Cushinberry on Dec. 18, 1947, at Hoisington. She died March 6, 2014. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was facilities manager for the Great Bend Post Office.
Frank E. Thurman, 65, of Great Bend, passed away on Friday evening, Dec. 5, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Sept. 25, 1949, in Scottsbluff, Neb., he was the son of Arthur and Ethel (Deeder) Thurman. On June 29, 2000, he was united in marriage to Mary Walsh in Council Grove. A Great Bend resident since 2006, having moved here from Alta Vista, he loved NASCAR, and had a passion for fixing up old cars and spending precious time with his grandchildren.
HOISINGTON - Teresa Marie Rome, 87, died Dec. 9 at her home Hoisington. Born Oct. 23, 1927, in Odin, she was the daughter of Frank and Antoinette (Hermann) Gerritzen. In 1955, she married Norbert Joseph Rome. He died on June 6, 1981. A longtime resident of Hoisington, she worked as a dietary aide for Clara Barton Hospital. She enjoyed playing pinochle and watching her grandchildren's activities.
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A Rush Center woman was in a car that was rear-ended Monday in Sedgwick County, pushing it into another vehicle, but she was not injured. Two other people were taken to Wichita hospitals with injuries, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Over the past year, our nation's diplomats, along with global powers, have been working tirelessly to produce an agreement that will prevent both an Iranian nuclear weapon and another war in the Middle East. Keeping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon is of central importance to American security - and achieving this through tough diplomacy is difficult, but very possible.
Adrian N. Boeck, disorderly conduct, fine $100, court costs $110
The final visit to the Barton Gym for Coach Francis Flax was a memorable one. The Brown Mackie College men's basketball coach, wrapping up a 32-year career this season, made his final visit to a gym that he has visited probably about as many times as any other gym but his own over his career. In that final game Saturday afternoon the veteran coach left with a 97-93 win over the host Barton Community College Cougars.
Hoisington Kids Wrestling Club will host a home tournament on Dec. 13, at the Activity Center.