The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 19 at the home of Lois Johnson with Susan Coulson serving as co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Tammy Hammond, CEO of Rosewood Services in Great Bend, traveled to Topeka on April 28 to meet with Governor Brownback for a ceremonial signing of a piece of legislation that will brings new federal dollars into Kansas for the Developmentally Disabled.
Glenna Lachelle Brown and Nyle Justin Reinert were united in marriage on March 12 at Camp Aldrich in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Brian Whitney. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Cheryl Brown of Haviland. The groom is the son of Dennis and Jeannie Schuette of Yuma, Ariz. and Ralph Reinert of Ness City. The bride is the granddaughter of Norene Monaghan and Blanche Brown.
Trent Schlotthauer and Linda Stairrett announce the birth of their twins, Aiden Jesse Schlotthauer and Braydin Gene Schlotthauer, on Jan. 26 in Great Bend. Aiden weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz and was 20 in. long. Braydin weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 in. long. They have a big sister, Alexis, who is four years old.
Jared and Megan Clemons of Ellinwood announce the birth of their daughter, Klaire Elizabeth, on Jan. 18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 1/2 in long. She has a big sister, Emma who is 2 1/2 years old.
Eleanor Tammen will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family dinner in McPherson.
There's still time to get in on attending Garden City Community College's final instrumental music concert of the academic year, the Spring Instrumental Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building.
Harold W. Seyfert will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 12 with a card shower.
Originally, today's article was to feature potential broadleaf crops for dryland crop rotations in the Barton County area. Before getting to that discussion, there are some opportunities coming up for area producers and interested individuals worth mentioning. These are tours providing an opportunity to view crops under field conditions and help provide information for producers and agribusiness on varieties, hybrids, and often the effects of cultural practices on crop production.
Doonan GMC is proud to announce the newest addition to our store family. J.P. Postlethwaite is our new light duty service manager. Most of our community knows J.P. from his years in the automotive business and activities and involvement in our community. Doonan GMC feels very blessed to have J.P on board.
The Marmie Ford Parts and Service department was awarded Top Dealership Performance in Service Satisfaction for the Kansas City Region based on Consumer Experience for the month of March.
Progress Club members made a field trip to Greensburg on May 2 to view firsthand the town's recovery since the 2007 tornado. GreenTown tour leader Ruth Ann Wedel led the group on visits to the Silo Eco-Home, 5.4.7 Arts Center, Kiowa County Schools complex, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Methodist Church, BTI Greensburg - John Deere, and a private home. She explained the sustainable eco-friendly construction methods used. Members enjoyed lunch at the Green Bean.
Panther Band members will present their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries.
No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA kept them out for a year.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Marquita Boehnke, longtime Ellinwood resident, retired March 31 after 39 years of service with the Central Kansas Library System. Boehnke served as the Youth Services consultant and worked with libraries in 17 counties.
Barton County Jail
Louise Dryer, 97, died April 7 at Scott County HOspital, Scott City. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
OAKFIELD, Tenn. - Edward "Butch" Lee Sanders, 68, died Feb. 12. He was born in Great Bend in 1945. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1965. In 1967, he married Maggie Van Horne in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a computer programmer at Northwestern Bell from 1970-1994.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
Plans to offer soldiers at Fort Riley a paramedic certificate through Barton Community College will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Karyl White, director of Emergency Medical Services Education, will explain how offering this program at Grandview Plaza (rather than the degree program for paramedics) will enable solders to sit for national EMT boards in a timely manner, supporting the US Army's mandate for national certification.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A Great Bend Police Department vehicle driven by officer Jacob A. Harlow, 28, struck the back of a van driven Alice L. Council, 52, Great Bend, at 8:42 p.m. Saturday at 3920 10th St. Council was transported to Great Bend Regional by Great Bend EMS.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
A Garden City man driving a motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon on K-96 in Ness County, 4 miles west of Alexander.