The 2012-13 school year is well underway! Academics are fully engaged and extra-curricular activities are at the halfway point of their fall seasons. It certainly is amazing how quickly the beginning of the school year thrusts itself into the public consciousness. It is undeniably an exciting time of the year. Ellinwood public schools already have many significant accomplishments to show for this time.
BUSHTON -Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Aubrianna Oberle and Trey Schulte as the September Students of the Month.
GARDEN CITY - Any team would want to finish the regular season on a roll, and it can't be done much better than the Great Bend High School girls' tennis team.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles are facing an uphill battle to win the AL East.
COFFEYVILLE - The Barton Community College women's golf team placed five players in the top 10 at a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference tournament on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.
SALINA - Wrapping up their season, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers junior varsity tennis team captured sixth place out of eight teams last Thursday at the Salina Central invitational.
INDIANAPOLIS - It took Chuck Pagano less than nine months to instill his fighter's mentality and hopeful spirit in the Indianapolis Colts.
WILSON-Mary A. "Annie" Vopat, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at Salina. Born March 8, 1935, she was the daughter of Paul and Therese (Reissig) Dumler.
HOISINGTON-Troy Edward Bressler, 64, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born July 17, 1948 at Great Bend, he was the son of Donald and Vera (Lowry) Bressler.
The Barton Visual and Performing Arts Department will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Tree Diseases and Insects," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. District Forester Jim Strine with the Kansas Forest Service will talk about the current dry conditions and anticipated insect and disease problems facing trees in the Great Bend area.
Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.
TOPEKA – Following a nationwide search, the Kansas State Board of Education today announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, Superintendent of McPherson Unified School District 418, to become Kansas' next Commissioner of Education. Watson replaces Dr. Diane DeBacker who resigned her position earlier this year to serve as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
Kansas Highway Patrol worked an injury accident at 5:04 p.m. Friday in Stafford County, after two pickups collided 4 miles southeast of Stafford in the 300 block of SE 100 Ave.
CLAFLIN - Three people were taken to Barton County hospitals on Thursday after a motorist swerved to miss a deer on K-156 at NE 130 Ave., 1 mile south of Claflin.
Immanuel UCC to hold annual Bazaar
Great Bend will soon become an epicenter for thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. From a drop-off site based at Grace Community Church, for example, volunteers will be working to collect 17,600 gift-filled shoeboxes packed by caring Great Bend-area residents.
DODGE CITY - For half a century, Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City has served people in need in southwest Kansas regardless of religious, ethnic, cultural or racial background or age.
The news of the brutality of the ISIS fighting force has made global headlines. ISIS is a terrorist army that has amassed a force in the tens of thousands. Their savage march across portions of the Middle East has captured the attention of world leaders and its citizens alike. The unashamed imagery and how they glory in their barbarism is something the world has never seen. What motivates these fighters to do such shameless evil?
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
Barton County Jail Log
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main in Russell, will honor its members with a Night at the Deines, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. It will be a special evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and two art exhibits from Great Bend.
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation announced Wednesday that all of the $215,000 in tax credits awarded to the organization by the Kansas Department of Commerce earlier this year have been purchased and will allow the organization to contribute $300,000 to Barton Community College toward the rebuilding of the Camp Aldrich conference center/dining hall that was lost in a fire early in 2014.
There for a little while, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center physicians didn't know if a popular primary-care program for military veterans would continue.
Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by themselves. This year, theater majors Joy Conner and Maili Kee are co-directing "Love, Lust & Lasagna," with showings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20 and 21 in the Barton Planetarium.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Rarely has there been a college basketball season that has been more anticipated in the Sunflower State than this one, which begins in earnest on Friday night.