Great Bend Fire Department
The newspaper business-both small and large papers-has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS favored stakeholder Valassis Inc., which bought direct mail company ADVO in 2006.
HOISINGTON -Future children in Barton County who are diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the annual Hamburger Hotdog Feed held Sept. 9 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus. Hosted by Friends of Kans for Kids, a very large crowd enjoyed a meal of hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, chips, roasted corn, cookies and drinks. 100% of the proceeds went directly to Kans for Kids.
NEW ORLEANS - Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New Orleans' offseason.
Activities Sept. 9-Sept. 15
LARNED - Pawnee County Health Department has started seasonal flu vaccine clinics. An outreach flu clinic will start Monday at the Welcome inn and Pawnee Plaza. For information, call (620) 285-6963 or 1-800-211-4011.
USD 495 to meet Monday
GREAT BEND -- Harlie Edwin Nutting, 99, died Sept. 7, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ENID, Okla. – Robert Rae "Bob" Rowe, 57, died Sept. 7, 2012 at his home in Enid, Okla.
GREAT BEND - James White, 97 died Sept. 8, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
GREAT BEND - Leonard George Gerritzen, 84, died Sept. 7 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Maxine Foster will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sept. 13 with a card shower.
Al Schmeidler will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 16 with his family. He was born on Sept. 16, 1922, in Severin. Cards may be sent to him at 5961 Aspen, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Norbert and Cheri Moeder of LaCrosse, along with Jeff and Marla Copper of Hays, announce the engagement of their children Cameron Scott Moeder and Maggie Michelle Copper. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Gary and Lela Eller of Hays, the late Meldean Moore, and Don and Francie Copper of Smith Center. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Emma Moeder and Roya Zimmerman both of LaCrosse, the late William Moeder and the late Larry Zimmerman.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an appointment to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board, the Sheriff's Office impound sale and an appointment to the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.
CLAFLIN -The Kasselman Family of rural Claflin continued their tradition of hosting another very successful Fall Fun Festival with all proceeds being donated to Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation on Sept. 28. This was the 9th year for the event and the largest to date with an estimated 900 people in attendance.
The Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) is an organization providing a safe, family-oriented environment to promote education and wholesome recreation for its members and the community as a whole through modeling activities. Join MACK on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. until dusk as members will be flying and talking about model airplanes during this free come and go event. Who knows? You may even have a chance to fly one of these model airplanes with the aid of a MACK instructor. This program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult ...
Life on the Byway
Professional development workshops to be held
Kenny Lewis' story illustrates the many benefits of a new Sunflower Diversified Services program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Copier bids are on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
On Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Great Bend High School counselors will present information for parents of juniors and seniors concerning life after high school. Topics included: scholarships, college applications, ACT, graduation credits, college visits, FAFSA checklists, Career Cruising, and PEP. The same information will be given each night.
Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. Duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 8 a.m. to noon for a free breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be served. The breakfast is sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital.
ELLINWOOD - The Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Plains chapter, will meet upstairs at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 620-791-8673.
From pumpkins to monsters, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is showing its fall colors this month.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Fall Middle School Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Great Bend Activity Center, at 2715 18th St., for all Great Bend Middle School students. Admission is $5 with GBMS students ID. No hats will be allowed. Pizza will be available for $1 per slice. Popcorn and water will be provided.