The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions.
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Instrumentalist Ed Huffman ("Sanctified Sax") of Maize and bass soloist David Arasmith of Topeka will perform a concert of gospel music and message at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street in Great Bend. The public is invited.
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, American Baptist International Missionary in Laos and Thailand, Matt Mann, will talk about his work among street children who are victims of human trafficking. The service will take place at Central Baptist Church, corner of Lakin and Harrison. Human Trafficking is an urgent issue that many churches around the world are fighting. Human Trafficking plagues our own country as well. Matt is a second generational missionary whose parents served in Thailand since 1959. Matt's brother, Mike, also serves as a missionary in Thailand in tribal economic development. Come and learn what we ...
A Hoisington Middle School student, Kylie Crawford, has made the middle school district honor band. She will be traveling to Dodge City on Nov. 5 to perform in the KMEA Southwest District Middle School Honor Band.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital auxiliary will have its annual memorial Christmas ornaments for sale to benefit CBH. Memorials will be accepted from Oct. 1. through Nov. 30.
The public is invited to come and share in performance by the Torres Family Ministries. The Torres Family will perform at 11 a.m. during the worship hour on Sunday October 23 at Great Bend King United Methodist Church at 16th and Odell Street in Great Bend. They are a very good and talented music family from Haysville.
Great Bend took five teams to compete at the Buhler Invitational Debate tournament and tied for 3rd in team sweepstakes out of 28 schools. There were 55 teams in both the Open and Novice divisions. Nate Cheney and Spencer Johnson had a 3-2 win loss record in the Novice Division. Alex Smith and Mickey McNett ended the day with a 2-3 win/loss record in the Open Division. Also in the Open Division Michael Gieck and Paige VanSteenburgh finished with a 3-2 record. Courtney Seever and Nathan Stoulil competed in open to finish with a 4/1 win/loss record ...
Each fall the members of the Presbyterian Church receive an Undercover Mission Possible Assignment patterned after the old TV series "Mission Impossible". They are challenged to purchase "undercover clothing" such as underwear and sweat pants for all ages of elementary school children. Also 25% of a PCUSA Peacemaking Offering taken the first part of October remains in Great Bend. The church Session designated this money to go to the Undercover Mission Possible event this year and a Wal-Mart gift card was purchased which will be used by the schools for unexpected needs throughout the year. Sheryl Neeland, an elementary guidance ...
TIMKEN – The Timken Hill and the Timken Fire Department are teaming up for a hamburger feed fund raiser for cancer victim Jeanette Holopirek from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the restaurant, just off K-96 outside of Timken. There will be a free-will donation. For more information, contact Linda Hampton at 620-285-7455.
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By Jim Misunas
LAWRENCE - Ben Heeney may know better than anybody the challenge that faces Kansas after losing its top two running backs to season-ending injuries just one day apart.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout, Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.
Larned's Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th. This is a change from the Wednesday date originally announced, said Julie Bunger Smith, executive director of United Way of Central Kansas.
At 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to 5817 16th St. Terrace for a report of an oven on fire. According to a report released Wednesday, crews found light smoke coming from Apartment 42. Inside, they found a smoldering fire along the baseboard of the wall behind the stove and extinguished the remaining fire.
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OLMITZ - Monica M. Schneider, 87, died Aug. 18, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
GREAT BEND - James F. Adams, 86, went to his heavenly home Tuesday afternoon Aug. 19, 2014.
The Great Bend High School guidance counselors will host a freshman parent meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the GBHS auditorium. Counselors will review their responsibilities as counselors and also discuss attendance, grades, communication, office procedures, graduation requirements, qualified admissions/Kansas scholars requirements for getting into college and expectations for freshmen. This meeting will be about 30-45 minutes in length, depending on questions.
This month, Volunteers In Action/RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) recognizes their over 450 members who serve in this community every day to the tune of 44,000 hours last year an almost 22,000 hours this year so far.
The meeting probably wasn't as awkward as Cain attending Abel's funeral. Closer to Anna Nicole walking past her husband's family in court. Surely had a Billy Bob Thornton/ Brad Pitt-drunk at a wedding reception feel.
We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and the story was false, but it was enough to turn US opposition in favor of an attack.
L & M Contractors will begin bridge repairs to the bridge over the flood control channel, located on West Barton County Road (West 10th Street) on Monday, August 25th.
RUSSELL COUNTY – Teresa Magna, 51, Spring Valley, Calif., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Wichita. She is charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 6 in Russell County.
The Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.