Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Barton County Cancer Initiative, Inc. - noon at CPI Annex Tuesday Pilot Club - noon at The Club at Stoneridge. Program meeting Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Liberty FCE - 8:45 ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 5, at the CPI Annex with Karen Reif as hostess and co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
The sky above the Flint Hills in Riley County was clear and blue as the sun rose April 12. It was a day cattlemen had been waiting for. After days of roaring southerly winds, conditions were calm.
Great Bend Desk and Derrick met on April 7 at Bentley and Assoc. Guest speaker was Dr. Scott Brantley, CEO of West Wind Energy, LLC. Brantley shared the company's success as a leader in the wind energy industry where they generate power with one of the great plain's greatest free asset "The Wind". Scott explained the advantages and practical applications of wind turbines; he notes "your energy future is a choice, not fate". Log on ...
Manweiler Chevrolet is happy to announce they have two new additions to their staff in Hoisington. Billy Herndon has joined our sales staff and Mark Bogner joined our service staff.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White announced the cutoff date of May 20, of another funding opportunity for both certified organic producers and those transitioning to organic production systems.
The Sterling College Biology Department was recently represented at the Kansas Academy of Science Annual Meeting held on April 8-9 in Baldwin City. Two students, Leonore Enfield of Raymond, and Tyler Wise of Clearwater, gave a research presentation titled, "Effects of Prairie Restoration on Small Mammals."
Ten consumers and Rosewood Services staff had a "most excellent adventure" last weekend when they attended the "Self Advocacy is Risky Business" conference in Topeka. The theme, "Everyone Has the Right to Risk," was front and center during the three day conference, which was organized by the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK). SACK's vision is that "all Kansans with developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to express opinions and make choices in order to ...
Becky Burr (left) was the winner of Cornerstone Interiors "$200 off Hunter Douglas Product" at last Tuesday's "We Do Windows" event at Cornerstone Interiors. Debbie Deutsch, owner of Cornerstone Interiors presents the check to Becky.
Windell Middlebrooks, a Sterling College alumnus, recently debuted in his first role as a regular on the new ABC series "Body of Proof." Middlebrooks is certainly is not new to television as his recognizable face has been seen on the Disney Channel television series "The Suite Life on Deck" and in national advertisements as the Miller High Life Delivery Man.
Dear Editor, So, why is Jesus the only way? The short answer is because God said so! The problem with the short answer is, although true, it doesn't explain much to the one who is asking the question. To truly answer the question you have to take the questioner through a theological survey and most are not really that deeply interested. Most just want their question answered in an intelligent yet relative manner. So, we ...
Dear Editor, Anyone with any intelligence should know that raising the speed limit will only perpetuate the consumption of fuel. Most all new vehicles have a fuel mileage indicator and know that the faster they drive the more fuel the vehicle consumes. This is not a Republican vs. Democrat argument. Why in world are our legislators wasting their time and my time by passing legislation that will increase the speed limit? For once I would ...
Dear Editor, I want to encourage people in Barton County to make the short drive to Russell on Monday to attend the informational meeting about the Fair Tax. This should be one of those ideas that every American - liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, left, or right - can get behind and support. The Fair Tax removes the government's ability to choose winners and losers in the market place. It gives the people more power over ...
Walmart announced that it would soon offer a full line of makeup especially for 8-year-olds (and up), by GeoGirl, including mascara, sheer lip gloss, pink blush and purple eye shadow, all supposedly designed for young skin.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks' dominance over the Orlando Magic this year is not just a regular-season phenomenon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way Wednesday night, wrapping up a 4-1 victory that ended the Royals' franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
MIAMI - Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
MANHATTAN - The Kansas State record holder for wins and saves by a freshman, relief pitcher Jake Matthys has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team, Collegiate Baseball announced Wednesday.
LARNED - Remember when you were a little kid and always had someone you looked up to, that you worshipped, that you wanted to be like? A famous ball player like Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle or George Brett? Maybe it was George Washington, Marilyn Monroe or even Cher, though, I don't know why!
Small Claims Cases
By David Clapsaddle
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 30 at the Pawnee County Courthouse for a special meeting. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
By David K. Clapsaddle
PRATT - The next Miss America could come from Barton County. The next step toward the title is the Miss Kansas Pageant, which starts today at Pratt and concludes Saturday. Twenty-five women will compete, including two from Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Children at the Barton Community College Child Development Center (CDC) play with some new toys, Tuesday afternoon. The toys were acquired through a $500 grant awarded by Child Care Aware of Kansas. The grant requirements focus on increased efforts to practice healthy eating habits and to include physical activity both in and outside of the classroom. CDC Director Larissa Graham said the equipment is intended to help aid in fine muscle development and encourage "active ...
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this summer, helping to ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Blood donations tend to decline during the summer, when many regular donors are on vacation and schools are out of session. However, the need for blood is constant. All blood types are currently needed, especially O negative, which is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to any patient. Upcoming blood ...
Law enforcement professionals will have two opportunities to learn from Chicago area Police Chief Kent Williams about various forms of adversity law enforcement personnel routinely face, not only in the field, but how these events shape their personal lives after they leave the cruiser.
HOISINGTON – Marilyn J. (Korf) Davis, 65, died June 4, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
PAWNEE ROCK - Daniel J. Maes, 59, was born Aug. 12, 1953 to Joseph and Ellen (Phelan) Maes. He passed away May 26, 2013 in Topeka, with his loving family by his side. He was employed as a water well driller in the Great Bend area. Dan served in the United States Air Force. Survivors include, a daughter, Tammy Maes of Pawnee Rock; two sons, Jessie and Chance, both of Great Bend; Ginger Maes, mother ...