The Hoisington Jets 4H Club's August meeting
Johanna Christine Fernandez Gulmatico and Craig Carl Yunk were united in marriage on June 19 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Anthony J. Sansone of Brooklyn, N.Y. Parents of the couple are Constantino and Chona Gulmatico of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Dan and Cheryl Yunk of Manhattan. Grandparents of the groom are Phyllis Maneth of Great Bend and the late Fred C. Maneth.
As of Sept.1 Becker Tire added Becker Proline Equipment with Clint Stafford as Sales Manager. Clint has been selling equipment for over 15 years and has had extensive training through Hunter Engineering Company and Rotary Lifts. Clint sells Hunter alignment machines, Rotary Lifts, Norco jacks, Balcrank lube equipment, Champion air compressors, Reelcraft hose reels, and Shure Mfg work benches and will be adding more product lines in the future. The equipment can be used for anyone in the automotive and trucking industy as well as school districts. Clint also takes trade-ins and sells used equipment.
Lions District Governor Rev. Kerry Hookstra will make an official club visitation to the Great Bend Evening Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington St. in Great Bend. All club members are encouraged to be present for this important meeting with the District Governor and other visiting Lions leaders.
Auction premiums and scholarships will be on the line as youth from 86 Kansas counties exhibit at the 78th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), Sept, 24-27 in Wichita. A total of 678 4-H and FFA members have entered 1,424 head of livestock in the show. The total includes 134 market steers, 295 breeding heifers, 352 market hogs, 247 market lambs, 49 purebred ewes, 158 commercial ewes and 189 meat goats.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas followed one of the worst losses in school history with a big upset over No. 15 Georgia Tech.
Ohio State and Oklahoma won their BCS championship game rematches and showed that a couple of former powerhouses from the Sunshine State are not quite ready to return to elite status.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
The slogan, "farm safety is no accident," is as true today as it ever was. Safety has to be intentional or accidents will eventually get you.
At the Crime Stoppers State Board Conference, held earlier this year in Great Bend, The Kansas Crime Stoppers Association Inc. awarded two scholastic scholarships.
The Shafer Gallery showcases the talents of college employees in the Barton Community College Faculty and Staff Open Exhibition, opening this week. The gallery will host a reception for the exhibit and the artists from 1 to 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12.
There will be a report on the GBRC Activity Center when the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include enrollment reports and an executive session for the disucssion of personnel.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, to allow staff to attend a workshop. The library will be open from 4 to 9 p.m.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, The Quilting Bees and Healthy Heart Clinic will hold a Cancer Awareness Program and Auction, beginning at 7 p.m. at Scraps in Larned. It will be similar to the program held last year. Alice Clapsaddle will be the auctioneer.
CLASS 4A DIVISION I
An Abilene woman suspected of conspiracy to commit first degree murder was apprehended Tuesday in Stafford County, and was held for a time at the Barton County Jail.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Great Bend Public Library has been selected as a "Hometown Teams" partner site and will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to tell its local story of sports and community. GBPL will join 17 museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations across the state in researching and documenting local sports stories as part of the Kansas Humanities Council's "Hometown Teams" initiative.
The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will be holding its 15th-annual Farm Safety Awareness Day Tuesday, March 4, at Barton Community College in the Case IH Technical training building.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball (ABBB) is proud to announce the promotion of Brett Behrends, CPA, Danielle Hollingshead, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA.
On Feb. 22, four students from Barton County participated in the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Piano Festival held at Wichita State University. These students include Kaylyn Oberle, Claflin "Central Plains", Hannah Wilborn, Hoisington, Melanie Maneth, Great Bend, and Katy Jerke, Great Bend. At the KSHSAA Piano Festival students must perform Classical Repertoire by memory. However, participants must first compete and receive "I" ratings at the Regional Contest held on Feb. 8. Adjudicators listen to the students and write a critique of their musical performance and assign a rating with "I" rating the highest possible score. Students receiving ...
We must stop them.
Hide your wallets and shield the children, because they're voting down in Texas. Texas Republicans will be testing the strength of the Tea Party as they pick their first post-Rick Perry slate of statewide candidates since the 1980s. But Texas Democrats might end up missing Perry, as there is a decent shot that Republicans will nominate not their best-qualified, most-electable candidates but an entire clown car full of crazypants.
PEORIA, Ill. - Ron Baker scored 15 points to lead four Wichita State players in double figures and the second-ranked Shockers became the first Division I team to reach 30-0 in the regular season with a 69-49 victory over Bradley on Tuesday night.
Barton Community College softball player Ashlyn Osborne has been named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Softball Player of the Week.
LAWRENCE - Winning conference titles has become so commonplace at Kansas that there were no scissors or celebrations after the Jayhawks wrapped up a share of their 10th straight championship.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida coach Billy Donovan knows his newly top-ranked Gators are an even bigger target for opponents. They just keep finding ways to finish off victories.