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Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 13, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

August 09, 2015 | | Local News


Don’t Wait!!!

The fall migration is here. There are more shore birds right now than I have ever seen this time of year. It is usually a bit later when they migrate in numbers by my recollection. Karl and Charlie and KWEC will have the exact dates of arrivals if you want to check. Whooping Cranes will be later in the fall (I think their goal is to shut down duck hunting at Quivira NWR as completely as possible. Ha!) and I think we will get some great pictures of those birds. I will try to get more pictures on Facebook this ...

August 09, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Become a Life Long Learner

School bells will be ringing in a few days and that means pre-schoolers through college aged kids will be adapting to their new schedules. What about the rest of you; those of you reading this column who may not be formally enrolled in a school but who consider yourself a life-long learner? I love adult learners. That is probably what has kept me excited and energized to continue in my Extension career. No matter what your age there are opportunities everywhere to learn something new and apply it in your daily life.

August 09, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Worlds of Fun, August 1973

Long before Hollywood screenwriters ever crafted the personality of Clark Griswold there was another father with a penchant for long family vacations with attendant misadventures. His name was Larry Keenan. And so when Worlds of Fun opened for business in May, 1973, it was just four months later when dad piled mother Ramona, and me and my siblings Kathy, Tim, Marty, and Beth in the Chrysler station-wagon and hit the gas pedal to see what Disney World- East had to offer.

August 09, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Peter and Mary Ann (Becker) Meyeres Reunion

The 18th Meyeres reunion was held on July 17, 18 and 19, at Camp Pawnee in Larned. Hostesses were Betty Tauscher and Ida Meyeres.

August 09, 2015 | | Reunions


Scheuerman Family Reunion

The 50th annual reunion of family and friends of Conrad and Rosa Matal Scheuerman was held Aug. 1 and 2, at the Claflin Community Center. The family gathered Saturday for a barbecue. Sunday activities included a church service conducted by Paul Scheuerman, dinner and swimming. The reunion ended Monday with breakfast at Perkins Restaurant.

August 09, 2015 | | Reunions


Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation recognizes Hospital District No. 1 of Rice County

The Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation has designated Hospital District No. 1 of Rice County for successfully put in to place new policies to provide healthier food options in the hospital cafeteria and throughout the facility. Hospital District No. 1 of Rice County adopted recommendations made by KHERF's Healthy Kansas Hospitals initiative.

August 09, 2015 | | Business


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.

August 09, 2015 | | Club News


BBB advice for smart back-to-school families

This time of year brings plenty of challenges for those who pack the youngsters off to a new school year, not the least of which is the challenge to family budgets. The National Retail Federation says the average household will spend $630 as they do their back-to-school shopping. But of course, even spending half that amount can be a burden for some.

August 09, 2015 | | Business


Preparing For The 2016 Wheat Crop – Part II

What's left for producers preparing to plant the 2016 wheat crop after last week's column? Naturally there's plenty including variety selection.

August 09, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Trusting Hillary

August 09, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


No Sale, Mr. Obama

Did you catch President Obama's sales speech for his Iranian nuclear deal at American University?

August 09, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Weak Recovery Has ‘Staycations’ Here to Stay

"I wanted to go to the beach, but the wife tells me we barely have the funds to go miniature golfing!"

August 09, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Senior Activities

Tuesday

August 09, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

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.

August 09, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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Hickel — Klaus

Curtis Hickel of Great Bend and Robin Hickel of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Hickel, to Austin Klaus, son of Brad and ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Kaiser 25th

Kathy and Steve Kaiser of Great Bend will celebrate their 25th anniversary on the beach in Aruba.

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Barnes 50th

Tom and Linda Barnes will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 21, with a card shower. The couple will celebrate in September with a gathering ...

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Hoisington — Orth

Matt and Mary Hoisington of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Hoisington of Hays, to Miles Orth of Hays, son of Mark ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Elmer Maier 90th

Elmer Maier of Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug ...

August 16, 2015 | | Birthdays


Skinner —

Melanie Weiser and Aaron Skinner were united in marriage on June 27, at Amelia Island, Fla. in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev ...

August 16, 2015 | | Weddings


LaMunyon — Suchy

Amy Heath and Mary Arnett, mother and grandmother of Brandi Lea LaMunyon announce her engagement to John Matthew Suchy, son of John and Lisa Suchy ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Chegwidden 50th

Dennis and Dorothy Chegwidden of Lewisville, Texas, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 29, with their family.

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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