HAYS – Marion Douglas Critser, 58, passed away Nov.14 at his home in Hays. Doug was born Jan. 1, 1952, the fourth child of Bob and Ruth (Nuss) Critser, in Great Bend. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith Feb.10, 1952, in Great Bend. He was confirmed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church on May 29, 1966, in WaKeeney.
Star of Hope in Ellinwood is raising funds to purchase goats, chickens, treadle sewing machines and for student support.
Chamber to sponsor decorating contest
Sometime between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 9, a shed at 457 SE 20 Ave. was burglarized. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend, said items stolen included a Lincoln-brand welder, Hitachi chop saw, Dewald grinder, kerosene heater, cutting torch and other shop equipment. Loss was $2,100.
Barton County Sheriff
Pastors at two Great Bend churches encourage Christians to attend a Thanksgiving service of their choice next week. Both St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, and Trinity Lutheran, 2701 24th St., announced special services. During these services they also will accept offerings of money and/or canned goods that will be given to the food banks of Hoisington, Rush County (in La Crosse) and Great Bend.
Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek received the Kansas Watercolor Society Members Patron Purchase Award in the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2010 for his watercolor painting titled "Christina's Koi."
Barton Community College vocal and instrumental music groups will perform their holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium for the taping of "Holiday on the Hill" by Smoky Hills Public Television.
Bison Methodist Church will hold their Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 at West 1st and Ash in Bison. The meal will be a traditional home-cooked dinner. Carry-out and home delivery will be available. The meal is free. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. For more information contact 785-222-2710 or 785-355-2306 in the evenings.
Sunflower Early Education Center will sponsor Free Developmental Screenings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 3 at 1312 Patton Road. The free screening is available to all children birth through two. For more information or a screening appointment call 800-692-40887 or 620-792-4087.
Several years ago I heard a story about this family who was invited by a neighbor to attend church for the very first time.
Boston 114, Washington 83
No. 6 Villanova 82,
With three of the four unbeaten teams sitting it out, this weekend is all about the conferences races.
Two Barton Community College baseball players know their future for the next couple of years, signing letters of intent to play at four-year schools. Sophomores Mitch Slauter and Jordan Slade inked the letter on the first day of the early signing period on Nov. 10.
A free program on Digital Mammography will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Regional Hospital staff will talk about their new full field digital mammography machine that shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.
The annual celebration and meet-n-greet of Barton Athletics and the community will take place this Sunday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Cougar Booster Club, the event will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend with social interaction including free refreshments.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Simply Sinatra" as its first concert of the season. The show features Steve Lippia, accompanied by a 10-piece big band, singing many of the songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Lippia is noted for blending classic and contemporary styles in his music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
GREAT BEND – Darlene L. Anderson, 91, died Sept. 16, 2014 at Winter Meadow Homes, Inc., Topeka.
Matthew A. "Matt" Smolik, 90, passed away on Sept. 16, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Plains Computer Service (CPCS), 608 Patton Road, Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Terry Lewis and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
Whither the Islamic State? That's a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up territory and becoming a virtual murder machine.
The number of Americans living in poverty has dropped year-over-year for the first time since 2006, and childhood poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years, according to new figures released Monday by the United States Census Bureau.
The Great Bend Madrigal Pops Singers are now selling tickets for their fall chili supper fund raiser. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26, at the high school's Jack Kilby Commons area, prior to the football homecoming game against Wichita North.
Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Avery Hurley and Devin Ryan as the September Students of the Month.
Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.
BALTIMORE - Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn't help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create.
Marriage is becoming a hot topic among sociologists, who debate if social policy should be encouraging the institution of marriage or focusing on bolstering relationship traits that seem to go along with marriage.