Some photo's from Sunday's commencement ceremony at Great Bend High School.
Northwest Kansas Technical College announcese the Class of 2011 Commencement Ceremony. Northwest Kansas Technical College hosted the annual Commencement Ceremony on May 20 at the Max Jones Field House in Goodland, The Class of 2011 is the largest Northwest Tech graduating class in years with 158 graduating students from all over the nation.
Nineteen students, selected for their academic achievement, professional potential leadership, participation and service, are the 2011 Outstanding Seniors in the College of Human Ecology.
Modern Tire Dealer magazine just announced the top 100 retreaders in the U.S. and Becker Tire was listed once again. Shannon Jones, manager of the Retread Plant has 13 employees help him run the day to day operations of the retread plant. On average, the retread plant does four light truck tires, 130 truck tires, three OTR (Off-The-Road) tires a day. The plant is open Monday - Friday and some Saturdays. The Great Bend Retread Plant supplies retreads to the company's eight outlet stores including: Great Bend, Salina, Liberal, McPherson, Wichita, Ark City, and El Dorado, as well as ...
Walter and Joyce Disque of Claflin will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 28 at the American Legion. Hosts for the event will be their children, Mark and Kelly Disque of Wylie, Texas, Doug Disque and Jacquie of Great Bend and Sheri Girard and Joey of Claflin; grandchildren, Adam Disque of Lubbock, Texas, Brendan Disque and Kaitlyn Disque, both of Wylie, Texas, Malia Disque and Jessica Disque of Great Bend and Emily Girard and Kylee Girard, both of Claflin.
Edward Hearn will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner hosted by his family in Emporia. He was born on May 25, 1931 in Kingman. He graduated from Kingman High School in 1949 and served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. In 1955, he married Wilhelmia Roedel in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was the owner and operator of Hearn's Tree Service. He has four children, John Hearn of El Dorado, Jeanette Bowen of Ridgeway S.C., Judy Schick of Lebo and James of LaCrosse; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
Greg and Regina Stukey announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsly Jo Stukey, on Feb. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has three big sisters, Jayden who is 8 1/2 years old, Jordyn who is 8 years old and Karley who is 6 years old.
The Great Bend High School Class of 1943 held a mini-reunion on May 5 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation, where two classmates are residents, Larry Bryant and Katherine Campbell.
Kent and Karen Frick, of rural Larned, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Dawn Frick of Topeka, to Matthew Ray Brossard of Topeka, son of Guy and Debbie Brossard of Corona, Calif. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Alma Frick and Mildred Fyler, both of Larned, the late Raymond Frick, and the late Carlton Fyler. Grandparents of the prospective groom are the late Raymond and Mildred Brossard of Riverside, Calif. and John Hermesch and the late Jackie Hermesch of Temecula, Calif.
O C McCrary will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 31. O C was born in a log cabin on Sugar Hill near Lincoln, Ark. to Doc and Zella McCrary. On Oct. 16, 1951, he married Wanza Lou Willis. The couple has six children, 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A career with Halliburton took them to McPherson and Great Bend, where they raised their family. Since retiring to the Ozarks, he is devoted to his passionate love of the great outdoors and the catch of his life, his wife.
Loretta Morgenstern will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 31 with a card shower. A long-time resident of Hoisington, she was married to LeRoy Morgenstern on Feb.14, 1942. He died on Oct. 3, 1993. She has six children, 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Glenn and Phyllis Schniepp will celebrate their 60th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 28 at the Golden Years Center in Bazine. Hosts for the event will be their children, Larry and Belinda Schniepp of Shenandoah, Iowa, Terry and Colleen Schniepp, Marlin and Billie Schniepp, all of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Charles and Kelli Schniepp of Bazine. The couple has eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Lenora Margaret Hutton (Budig), will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. today with a surprise "Come and Go" reception at 608 E. Lakeview Drive in Barton Hills.
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.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
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.