Three year old granddaughter, Calyn, starts next week as a peer model at Helping Hands Pre-school. It does not feel like sixteen years have passed since our son Matt was a peer model in the same program. I would say the "Helping Hands" program has stood the test of time and shown how successful learning can occur when matching children with special needs along side a few peer models.
Auditions for Barton Community College's fall play, "Almost Maine," by John Cariani, are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in BCC's Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Mingenback family recently awarded two scholarships from the Dr. John J. Mingenback Health Professions Scholarship Fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation. The scholarship was established by the Mingenback family for aspiring health practitioners, which encourages personal and professional commitment to the community. “Dr. John,” as Dr. John J. Mingenback was known to his many patients, embodied the characteristics of servant leadership. Always dedicated to the patient’s understanding of dental health and preventative care, ...
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently awarded a scholarship from the Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund. Ryan's family created a scholarship fund for students wishing to enter the fields of education and/or sports medicine. As a graduate of Great Bend High School, Barton Community College, and Southwestern College, Ryan was tirelessly dedicated to his students and athletes. His lifework was as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. He took pride in the camaraderie ...
The following meals will be served Aug. 17 through Aug. 19 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.
Monday Birthdays and Anniversaries - noon, Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Ice Cream Social - 3 p.m., Senior Center Friday Roco- The Sheriff Canine Dog - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 6:30 p.m., High Rise
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Monday Softball - 7 p.m., Westfall Ball Field Tuesday Line Dancing - 7 p.m., Recreation Center Wednesday Ceramics - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center Thursday Mosiac Box - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Mike and Renee Walker announce the birth of their son, Roman Clark Walker, on June 5 in Portland, Ore. He weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Richard Barton-Rahn of Colby and Cathy Rhan of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Suzanne Rhan, to Darren Clay Doonan, son of Warren and Jeanne Doonan of Hoisington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Ann Olivey of Las Vegas, Nev. and the late Richard and Katherine Rhan. The prospective groom is the grandson of Wendall and Mary Jane Doonan and the late Margy Marmie.
The public is invited to an Open House by the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce from 7 to 9 p.m, on Wednesday, to celebrate the Kansans Tell Their Stories Exhibit, currently on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery in downtown Lucas.
Tom and Mary Lou Ruble announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ruble, to BJ Horton, son of Barry Horton of Timpson, Texas and Anita Horton and Jeff Overhouse of Jersey Village, Texas.
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Jerry and Marcy Sieker of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelci Kay Sieker, to Kevin Daniel Hall, son of Steve and Marilyn Hall of Garfield.
Bill and Delphine Hickey of Hoisington will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the next door south of the Tap Room in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be their children, Dale Hickey of Ellis, Diane and Mike Harmon of Hoisington, Debbie and Stacy Reed and Dorothy and Alan Schwartz of Burlington; their 10 grandchildren; and great-granddaughter.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?