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 ...
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide hybrid course in Great Bend and Wilson, beginning Sept 12. Hybrid courses are delivered in the classroom through lecture and supplemented by online components. Students will spend time in the classroom and at a clinical site, and complete the remainder of their coursework online.
Veterans and their spouses will be the first admitted to a career and networking job fair at the end of the month in Great Bend, but everyone will have a chance to meet with prospective employers.
Those who suffer from back pain don't often think about physical therapy as a way to find relief. But they may want to consider the experience of the new physical therapist at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center when seeking treatment.
HAYS – Registration opened on July 25th for the 2011 Kansas Jubilee: eBay to eCommerce. This national conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union Conference Center, 600 Park St., Hays. A grassroots initiative sponsored in part by Fort Hays State University School of Business and supported by the FHSU Small Business Development Center, this two-day event will cover topics ranging from eBay to other ecommerce venues to social networking for business and independent sellers who wish to sell online.
In a pre-trial motion in a Chicago court case, the defense lawyer for Exotic Motors Inc., which is being sued over car repairs, complained about plaintiffs' lawyers' unusual decision to permit a female paralegal to sit at their courtroom table, especially since she is a "large-breasted woman."
Republican deals with Obama are killing US
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow is amused and disturbed by reports there was a bounty on his head.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tom Brady showed midseason form in his preseason debut.
The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy but it also can bring heartache to those who have lost loved ones.
LA CROSSE - Marie D. Reifschneider, 86, La Crosse, died, Nov. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. She was born April 5, 1928, at rural Timken, the daughter of Ralph G. and Blanche J. (Smrcka) Holopirek. On Nov. 20, 1947, she married LeRoy Reifschneider at the United Methodist Church, La Crosse. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
Calista Marie Stuart, 88, died Nov. 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 15, 1926, at Barton County, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Theisen) Seyfert. She married Herbert Stuart in 1943, and later divorced. A lifetime Barton County resident, Calista was a bookkeeper, working for Cheyenne Drug, Van-Jo Dairy, Kottwitz Motor Company, Bob Reiter Chevrolet, Ron Miller Accounting, and most recently M & F Plumbing Heating and Air.
Sister Patricia Martinez, 89, died Nov. 14 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Born May 13, 1925, in Little River, as Pasquala Martinez, Sister Patricia was the daughter of Gregorio and Placida Gomez Martinez. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend Oct. 10, 1943, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 13, 1946. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2011.
WASHINGTON – Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Many talk of living a lifestyle in communion with the earth, but few actually do that. One young couple, Liston and Calvin Marsh have made living close to their rural roots a choice.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
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Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under their desks as Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican governors. Let the "Very Important Pundits" take turns on cable news assigning blame for the losses. I'm more interested in why the polls didn't tell us the wave was coming.
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.