Monday Birthdays and Anniversaries - noon, Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Potluck - 5:30 p.m., Senior Center Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Legal Aid - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - 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 Progress Club - 1:15 p.m.Barton Community College Leatrning Resource Center. Program: Evelyn Essmiller, "Working with the Food Bank" Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Pilot Club - noon at ...
A LEGEND IN MANY WAYS - REMEMBERING BILL I have been fortunate and blessed over the years to have known many fine people. One of those is Bill Vanskike. I say "is" because I am sure he is still around, I just can't see his physical form anymore. Bill was a legend! I don't mean he was made up; oh no, with Bill what you saw was what you got. No, Bill was a legend ...
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Club at StoneRidge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Thirty-nine members and one guest, Edith Treece, were present.
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms and all contributors: I really wanted to take a moment to thank you for the box that I received today. It was the highlight of our day to know that there are folks at home that still supports our efforts . The holiday overseas is especially hard for the soldiers who are missing their family this time of year. But we believe there is still a job here ...
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms of Great Bend: Thank you so much the packages, from me, 1st Lt. James Keisler, and Chief Samuela Pulu. It was a great surprise to get packages from back home. My wife, Audrea (probably known as Alan's daughter) told me she gave our names but I never told the guys, so they came to me and was like did you give my name to someone from Kansas? I told ...
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms: I got the boxes that you sent to me. I would like to thank you for them. My daughter told me she helped with them. It means a lot to me to know that people like you and every one in Great Bend think that much about people that are serving. Would you please tell everyone that helped with the Military Moms thanks for everything? Thanks again. Leroy Acker
Dear Editor, To the Military Moms: I've been in Afghanistan for about three weeks and I have received four boxes from your organization. You people are incredible. The patriotism that exists in small-town America is simply astonishing. I looked at your eight pages of donors and sponsors and I am in awe at how well the entire community has come togetherfor this. By way of clarification, I am currently in Kabul, Afghanistan and work on ...
Dear Editor, I had the honor of attending Barton County Community College from 1987 to 1989. While there, I participated on the dance line under the direction of Debbie Warren and also served as student body president under the leadership of Dr. Mary Misegadis. Both of these women were instrumental in shaping my life in a very positive way. It is with great concern that I learned of the recent firing of Debbie Warren as ...
No. 5 Syracuse 70, No. 15 Notre Dame 58 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Kris Joseph had 18 points, Scoop Jardine had 15 points and nine assists, and fifth-ranked Syracuse beat No. 15 Notre Dame 70-58 on Saturday. The Orange (15-0, 2-0 Big East) broke open a tight game with a 17-3 run that started with a jumper from the top of the key by Joseph. That snapped a 44-44 tie with 13:02 left as the ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Chris Relf threw three touchdown passes, Vick Ballard ran for three scores and No. 21 Mississippi State overwhelmed Michigan 52-14 Saturday in the Gator Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) - As one of the strangest NFL seasons - on and off the field - winds down, football fans can begin contemplating playoff matchups, followed by the Super Bowl, then the draft.
ATLANTA (AP) - EJ Manuel threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to stop a South Carolina rally and lead Florida State to a 26-17 victory over the turnover-plagued Gamecocks in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Friday night.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Some believe the national championship game might come down to superstitions being observed or neglected.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - More than any other time this season, Alabama looked like the team that was picked to win the national championship in the Capital One Bowl.
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo ...
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."
Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.
LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.
Fort Larned archeology
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team took second place at the Newton Invitational on Thursday evening.
Barton Community College is hosting the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which started on Thursday and continues through Saturday
CHICAGO - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3.