By Jim Misunas
The Hoisington City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.
The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area information night will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Kansas Wetland Education Center. The Ed Center is located northeast of Great Bend on Highway 156 in the southeast portion of the Wildlife Area.
The Heartland Cancer Center HCC and its support group will host a special visitor who wants to inspire people to give of themselves on behalf of those who are battling cancer. Josh Wolf will be at the HCC, 204 Cleveland St., at 4 p.m. Thursday to tell his story.
Barton Community College's Director of Emergency Medical Services Education Karyl White and Consulting Medical Director Dr. Joel Hornung were honored by the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA) on Aug. 13 during an awards banquet at the Marriot Hotel in Wichita.
American Family Insurance agent Frank Callahan Jr. announced he is now in charge of the Great Bend office, as well as his American Family office in Larned.
Great Bend Saddle Club will have a play day on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the arena west of Great Bend. Activities will start around 5:30 p.m.
By day he's Brian Ewing, a stand-up employee for Office Products Inc. By night, he's "Money B," the wig-wearing and costume-donning karaoke D.J. extraordinaire. Ewing, along with business partner Dawn Jaeger, own Encore Sound, a D.J. and karaoke service, which brings the fun to any party across the state.
Barton Community College hosted the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp July 29-30 at Camp Aldrich. The camp is sponsored by Rotary District 5670 for high school juniors and seniors within the district who are nominated and sponsored by their local Rotary Clubs.
A Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was recently held to celebrate the successful opening of Stone Waste Management LLC. The new business opened Jan. 1 at 421 Washington, becoming a sister company to Stone Sand Company Inc.
Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Kanopolis will hold their annual "FIESTA" on Sept. 3. Starting at 11 a.m.. Mexican food, American food, and homemade pie will be for sale. Games for the children and bingo will follow the 4 p.m. Mass.
TOPEKA - Seventh and eighth grade students across Kansas can showcase their creativity in the 10th annual Learning Quest Essay Contest. The Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program is Kansas' state-sponsored 529 plan, designed to help families invest for their child's continued education after high school.
Myers Chapel A.M.E. Church will hose a "Family and Friends" Day Celebration at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 28. Guest speaker for the event will be the Rev. Steven Shepard, Senior Pastor of Saint Paul A.M.E. Church in Wichita.
Twelve Barton and Pawnee County Senior Companions were recognized for their service to others needing assistance to remain independently in their homes at the in-service meeting held in Great Bend on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Those recognized from Great Bend were Juretta Boswell for one year; Sr. Mary Lou Desena for two years of service; Juanita Lumpkins for seven years; Earl Lumpkins for seven years; Doris Gillis for eight years; and Norma Strobel for ten years with the Program. Jerri Stout from Hoisington was honored for eight years; Ruth Martin, Richard Moore and Lucille Kurtz of Larned were recognized for eleven ...
The following meals will be served April 7 through April 11. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
State Conservationist Eric B. Banks for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the extension of the cutoff date to April 18, for the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). Even though CCPI is no longer a program under the 2014 Farm Bill, NRCS will honor existing CCPI agreements through fiscal year 2014. The CCPI provides financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to owners and operators of agricultural land and nonindustrial private forestlands.
It was April Fool's Day, but it certainly was no joke when Shelly Post and Kayci (Scott) Strickland learned that they have been named as USD 428 teachers of the year for the 2014-15 school year.
Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's 2013 International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership is awarded to the Top 16 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
The registration date for the annual Hard Winter Wheat Quality Tour is coming up soon. The tour, sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council, assesses the condition and yield potential of the hard winter wheat crop across the state of Kansas.
Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) released the schedule for his Barton County Town Hall. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
There has been a great deal of activity this year in Topeka on a variety of environmental issues. Three receiving press are the status of the Greater Prairie Chicken, the possible abolition of the State's Conservation Plan, and the repeal of the standards mandating how much energy in Kansas should come from renewable sources. These as well as other issues have provoked strong reactions on both sides of the spectrum and sometimes resulted in rather unusual coalitions. The issue under discussion this week isn't which side is right or wrong but how these issues are viewed.
Watching the president doing his ObamaCare victory lap in the Rose Garden the other day made me feel so sick to my stomach I had to call my doctor.
The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's inaugural Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Cookie Relay on April 12 is a unique event attracting hundreds of people to Wichita in support of Girl Scouts across the state.
He's the GOP's emerging conservative "rock star" who sets the base on fire. But can he go the distance? Is it realistic to think that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul can really get the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination and usher in a new GOP era in more ways than one? Or does he have too much political hubris -- some of it from his father?