The Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool are benefitting from three grants that are earmarked for early intervention programs and playground enhancements. Both entities are owned and operated by Sunflower Diversified Services.
TOPEKA - Kansas Department of Transportation is running tests of pavement strength this week in Rush County, and will begin a paving project in Pawnee County later this week.
Great Bend Fire Department
ELLINWOOD-Ambrose Wendel, 95, died August 6 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 6, 1917 at rural Ellinwood, he was the son of Frank and Magdeline Wendel (Breitenbach).
LONDON (AP) - Pulling away from the pack with every long stride, Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and wagged his right index finger.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday morning in his room at the club's training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29.
It's a classic case of one thing leading to another, and in this instance, Heartland Cancer Center patients are the beneficiaries.
Mark Mingenback will be the guest speaker when the Touched by Cancer Support Group meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center. He'll be sharing information about the upcoming foundation auction and golf tournament.
Great Bend High School Class of 1957 reunion committee will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard, 2920 10th St. The reunion,scheduled for September 28-30, is less than two months away and class members' input would be appreciated, said Dana Foss. For more information contact Foss, email@example.com or 620-793-5811.
Mark and Rhonda Rightnour announce the engagement of their daughter Rachel Rightnour to Jeremy Smith son of Mark and Marcie Smith.
Brittni Day announces the birth of her daughter, Emma Marie Day, on June 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Shawn Allen Adams and Audrey Shae Barnard announce the birth of their son, Dash Carter Adams in on May 13 in Great Bend. He was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Dr. and Mrs. Mohammad and Fakhry Hosni of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Mina Hosni to Tanner Austin Marshall, son of Paul and Debbie Marshall of Great Bend.
Jeff and Shari Williamson of St. John announce the engagement of their daughter Gabrielle Williamson to Aaron Roach, son of Marc and Michelle Fischer of St. John and Shannon and Melissa Roach of Great Bend.
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.
The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to its Fun Fly, from 1 p.m. until dusk this Saturday, Oct. 11, at the MACK flying field. The field is located south of the intersection of Patton Road and Railroad Ave. at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Club in Great Bend are asking the public to help them raise funds to pave the parking lot at their club, 723 Main Street, which is used for numerous public events. There will be a fried chicken dinner at the club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 12. Cost is $10 for a dinner with all the trimmings. There will be free hot dogs for kids 5 and under, and to-go boxes are available.
CIMARRON - Johnna Franks, 65, died Oct. 8, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City. Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Independence, she was the daughter of Johnnie and Norma (Marlett) Carroll. She graduated high school in Fredonia. She was a convenience store manager for 30 years. On June 28, 1970, she married Larry Franks in Fredonia. She and Larry moved to Cimarron from Great Bend, and spent the last three years RVing full time. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards.
LA CROSSE - Viola Mae Yost, 99, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 7, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Viola Mae Wimmer on July 25, 1915, in Harlan, she was the daughter of Harvey Lester and Mary Ann Zion Wimmer. She graduated from Portis High School, attended college at York College for two years, then finished her teaching education at Fort Hays State University. She enjoyed a long and successful teaching career to include Alexander (for 31 years), Nekoma, and Heizer. Additionally she served as a substitute teacher for McCracken and La Crosse. She served as ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports stopping an alleged burglary and theft in progress at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September.
HILLSBORO - The Great Bend High School volleyball team fell to a pair of ranked teams at a Hillsboro triangular on Thursday night.