ELLINWOOD - Amy Metro has been rehired by Unified School District 355, Ellinwood, as a part-time kindergarten teacher beginning Feb. 1, the school board decided at its regular meeting on Monday. She will work in the afternoon.
Tim and Shari Karst announce the birth of their son, Luke David Karst, on Sept. 8. He is the little brother of Cody.
Russell Snyder and Debbie White announce the birth of their daughter, Brylee Mae Snyder, on Oct. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has a 2-year-old big brother, Brayden Lee Snyder.
Fern (Ellis) Nairn will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 22 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 2010 29th Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Eric and Stephanee Juno of Otis announce the birth of their daughter, Rowyn Lorraine Juno, on Oct. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 5-year-old Eston and 2-year-old Kelson.
Donald and Nancy Carroll will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, Forest and Stone in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Jaime and Brant Harms and John and Kitt Carroll.
Don and Kathy Pedigo, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Dear Editor, Surrendered Family Ministries will be hosting the fofth annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference on Feb 5 at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room in Great Bend. Admission is free and the event will be held from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. with a lunch break being taken. The day will include encouraging worship music, special music, and teachings by Dottie Dozier from Great Bend, Mary Jones from Larned, and Gina Gaxiola from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask voters to support legislation to enact the recommendations of the report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. We have a great need and even greater responsibility to solve our federal debt problem and the fiscal commission plan is our best chance to do so. For 10 years we have chosen to make our individual interests more important than managing our finances. And in 10 years ...
Dear Editor, Great Bend Military Moms On behalf of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron currently deployed in Afghanistan, thank you for taking the time to pack and mail out the care packages! It means a lot to us that people still support and have not forgotten us during this special holiday season. On behalf of Courtney Barnett, thank you! Capt. Peter Tran, USAF, Afghanistan
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: Thanks so much for the great care packages you sent! My crew of six rifled through the boxes like kindergarteners. It is obvious that you spent much effort and money in finding items that deployed people need. Thank you for your time and effort. We boxed the remaining items and dropped them off at Forward Operating Base Salerno near the Pakistan border. We assume the FOBs have less ...
Acting on a citizen complaint, officials in Plymouth, England, ruled that army cadets (ages 12 to 18), who practice precision drills with their rifles, could not handle them during the public parade on Britain's Remembrance Day (Veterans Day).
Dear Editor, Congratulations to Senior Center Executive Director Rosy Tomlin and her excellent staff upon receiving a state award for an outstanding senior center. The center offers dietitian and nutritionally planned meals for $3. Take-out meals and frozen dinners are also available. Local seniors visit the center at various times of the day, and play cards, dominoes and socialize. Also, some card clubs meet regularly at the center. Programs are offered throughout the month and ...
Dear Editor, It is with considerable forethought that I write this letter condemning the recent termination of Debbie Warren from her long-term employment with Barton County Community College. As a local student who, along with my twin brother, graduated with honors from Great Bend High School, we had many options. Due in no small part to our father's devotion to the local community, and his desire to continue to support it in any way he/we ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers stood around as the Baltimore Ravens scored an inexplicable first-half touchdown. Then it was the error-prone Ravens who watched helplessly as the team they love to beat most came back to beat them when it mattered most.
Do you have a small backyard? Do you wish you had the space for a garden, but don't want to sacrifice your entire yard to be able to grow your favorite vegetables? Well, an option for you is to garden is a small raised bed. When you garden in a raised bed system, one of the most important things to consider is the soil that you are going to use. One of the major reasons ...
The following meals will be served May 6 through May 10. 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.
The four Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Founder's Day April 25 with an evening dinner program in the Cavanaugh Room located at Barton Community College's Learning Resource Center.
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.
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When should you give someone a mulligan? Should you give a former President a mulligan for a good chunk of his 8 years in office? Should you give a young broadcaster a mulligan when he doesn't realize his mike is on and he says words more suitable for a Chris Rock routine?
I've never sought the spotlight.
When our son Connor moved to Madison two years ago I was prepared for an introduction to all things Wisconsin. This was not entirely a blank slate - I was schooled on Fez and Red Forman from "That '70s Show," heard a little bit about their governor and some yelling that went on up there. But I didn't appreciate a food delicacy that has awakened taste buds left for dead long ago.
With temperatures dipping down into the 20's and snow and sleet falling from the sky less than two weeks ago, it is hard to believe the date on the calendar. For those who like to play in the dirt and plant a garden, you know that it is time to be planting certain vegetables or the heat of the summer will create another problem. Many peoples' past includes spending time working in the family garden. ...
Kansans evaluating their flood insurance needs should be aware of upcoming rate increases for new and renewal policies, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.
HAYS - Salina Central scored seven runs in the first two innings and coasted to an 11-4 victory over Great Bend on Saturday afternoon at Hays High School.
PHILADELPHIA - Jose Fernandez pitched one-hit ball and struck out nine in seven dominant innings, getting his first major league win in the Miami Marlins' 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.