Heartland Cancer Center Cancer Support Group will hold a "Get Acquainted or Reacquainted" picnic at 6 p.m. on June 21 at Veterans Park west shelter house. If necessary, the picnic will be moved indoors. Newcomers are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Meat, drinks, and plates will be furnished. RSVP by noon on Monday to Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has announced that Captain Richard "John" Walters is retired from the Patrol after serving over 33 years with the agency. Walters' retirement was effective June 11.
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 1 through June 24 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
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.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced developments in two popular USDA programs that will support conservation of working lands for the benefit of wildlife, water quality, and recreation. The Secretary announced that USDA will accept 2.8 million acres offered by landowners under the 41st Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The selections preserve and enhance environmentally sensitive lands while providing payments to property owners. Additionally, USDA has approved eight additional states and one tribal government to participate in the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP), which encourages private landowners to provide public access to their lands for ...
Arnold and Linda Bruna announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Bruna, to Jonathan Berg, son of Jane Berg and the late Paul Berg.
Arnie and Arlene Keil will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 25 at St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kathy Price of Salina, and Kevin and Donna Keil of Great Bend; four grandchildren, Leslie and David Foos of Salina, Krista and Eugene Lee of Houston, Texas, and Andrea and Travis Thompson and Spencer Keil, all of Great Bend; and four great-grandchildren, Daxton Foos, Lexi Foos, Emma Thompson and Tristan Thompson.
August and Vada Freund will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 18 with a dinner.
The Scheuerman family reunion was held on June 5, at the Rush Center City Hall. There were 25 in attendance from the Conrad and Henry Scheuerman families. Mark Wills of Lenexa displayed family charts, pictures, and shared some of the history. He would appreciate families to share photos, memories, stories, and history by e-mailing to Mark B. Wills @JCI.com.
Marguerite Anna Davidson will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on June 26, at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, Great Bend. Hostess for the event will be Louise Gunn and Caron Zager, both of Great Bend and her good fiends. Marguerite requests no gifts for the event just fellowship with her friends and family.
Unless the weather decides to turn wet and cold, wheat harvest should be in full swing when you read this. As expected, yields have been all over the place so far in our fair state, ranging from a few bushels to 40 bushels or more per acre. Several fields in Stafford County were in the 50 bushel range. So far test weights have been over 60 pounds per bushel and protein levels over 12%. So while the yields aren't great, the quality appears good and the price holding. Now the trick is to bring in the crop before rain ...
On May 13, Dickson Oklahoma Public Schools named Jeff Parsons the 2011-2012 "Teacher of the Year" for the district. Parsons was nominated for this award by his fellow teachers. He has taught 3rd and 5th grade at Dickson Upper Elementary for the last four years. Parsons is a 1990 graduate of Great Bend High School.
LAWRENCE - Winning conference titles has become so commonplace at Kansas that there were no scissors or celebrations after the Jayhawks wrapped up a share of their 10th straight championship.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida coach Billy Donovan knows his newly top-ranked Gators are an even bigger target for opponents. They just keep finding ways to finish off victories.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Wesley Iwundu was in the right place at the right time, recovering a loose ball and answering with a three-point play to take a 57-56 lead with 55 seconds to go and give Kansas State the final boost it needed and secure a much-needed 60-56 road win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.
The Barton Community College Dance team took home the first place trophy in the Region VI dance and cheer competition Sunday in Hutchinson.
Pat Kottas needed both knees replaced. The years of his youth spent crouched as a baseball catcher and playing football coupled with the subsequent years of chasing his kids around, coaching their sports teams and climbing multiple sets of stairs daily at work, had left him unable to stand up straight. After some badgering from his family, which included Barton Community College's Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education Programs Dr. Kathy Kottas, the time had come for him to bite the bullet and succumb to his bilateral knee replacement surgery on Dec. 13, 2013.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
The dynamic demographics of the United States come with many advantages, but they also present some challenges, like communication barriers.
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ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed 6th at a tournament held at Southeast of Saline on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.