CLAFLIN - The Claflin United Methodist Church will hold its 52nd annual Groundhog & Pancake Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the church, located at Third and Hamilton St. Delivery for shut-ins can be arranged by calling 620-587-3505 or 620-587-3435. Freewill donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward the mission work of the church.
Surrendered Family Ministries will host the 7th Annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference on Saturday, Feb 2. All women and young ladies are invited to come and take part, said Michelle Gwin, event coordinator.
HOISINGTON - The McClellan Singing Sisters will present a sacred concert during this Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service at the First Street Church of God, 601 East First St., in Hoisington, the Rev. Dick Ogle said.
NORTH NEWTON - The internationally renowned women's a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock comes to Bethel College's Memorial Hall stage as the third concert in the 2012-13 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample for a freewill donation. Meal includes dessert and drink. Proceeds go to K of C Scholarship Fund.
HOUSTON – Clean Line Energy Partners is hosting two weeks of public open house meetings in Kansas inviting community members and landowners to learn about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission project. During these meetings, Clean Line staff members will discuss potential routing options for the high voltage direct current electric transmission line project and provide the public an opportunity to provide feedback.
The Barton County Association of Churches will offer a prayer service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan., 20 at the First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 24th and Washington St. in Great Bend. Each pastor in the 38 churches in Great Bend has received an invitation, and sponsors hope to have at least one representative from every church.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for boredom – winter nature programs! Kids will turn a 2-liter pop bottle into a gnome bird house complete with a bark or grass roof, make a snowflake and ceramic pot turtle, play games and of course learn more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don't delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.42 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.66.
GARFIELD - Naomi L. Converse, 76, went to Heaven on May 10, at Via Christi Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. Born Dec. 11, 1938, in Larned, she was the daughter of Vernon Henry and Ella Angela Wilson Meckfessel. A lifetime area resident, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, nana and aunt. She farmed alongside her husband, Alan, for 58 years. She loved harvesting crops especially wheat. No one touched her combine! Most of all, she loved her husband and family. Her grandchildren filled her life with joy watching them dance, act, sing, and play sports. She made family time ...
Great Bend police received reports of criminal damage to property at two locations on Saturday morning. Someone threw paint on the side of the house at 1208 Morphy St., and someone spray painted the Funtime Bingo building at 2805 Ninth St.
A 20-year-old man told Great Bend police he was battered by someone carrying a knife, around 9:46 p.m. Friday in the area of 19th and Holland St. He did not know the subject. An aggravated battery case was taken.
Girl Scout Brownies in Troop 11142 recently conducted a sweet community service project at the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend. They made and delivered 50 chemo kits filled with journals of inspirational pictures and quotes, along with pens, toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, lotion, candy and mints. They also made special kits with toys for children.
S.R.C.A Dragstrip will host Thunder on the Plains on May 15-17 at 455 W. Barton County Rd.; 2½ miles west of Great Bend on the old Air Force base. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism staff are hosting a series of informational meetings to hear public input on duck hunting zone boundaries in the Kansas Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast Zones.