"Dedicated to serving" and "making a difference." These, and more, are the qualities possessed by Rosewood's latest "Shining Stars." Tammy Hammond, Executive Director of Rosewood, recently announced that Desiree Halseth and Teresa Wilson were chosen by their peers to receive the award for the month of October.
This holiday season, Great Bend residents can give thanks with their hearts to local military families by making a donation to the Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry™. Now through Jan. 1, the Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend invites customers to donate to the Wish Registry, either in-store or online at www.sears.com/heroesathome, and give thanks to the men and women who serve the country and our community every day.
With Barack Obama tip-toeing around the meaning of jihad Sunday, on Monday, the Muslim cleric behind the attempts to blow up U. S. bound planes and the underwear bomber, set the record straight on the meaning of jihad when he once again issued a call for jihad to kill Americans.
Notorious killer, Jon Venables, convicted in 1993 at age 11 of the torture-murder of a 2-year-old Merseyside boy, was held until age 18 and then released on conditions and with a new identity to protect him from harassment.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
MANHATTAN (AP) - Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher and sparked No. 3 Kansas State to a 73-57 victory Tuesday afternoon over No. 22 Virginia Tech.
Kim Grossardt will present Santas Around the World at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will talk about the history of the Santas and have information on the upcoming Christmas events that will be held in Great Bend.
Senior citizens are invited to enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at the Senior Center Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide the ice cream and cookies.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is expected to hire eight new employees during the November business meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Five of the new staff members were on the October agenda, but the board was unable to take action due to lack of a quorum. None of the new hire are teachers; the list includes a security officer, customer service representatives and other staff.
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Former Lyons resident Karla Bauer has released a Christmas CD titled "Hope is Alive." Bauer, who now resides in the Kansas City area, will perform at Hutchinson Hastings Entertainment from 4-6 p.m. this Saturday. Her program is free and open to the public.
The Hoisington High School Chapter of National Honor Society is holding a coat and glove drive now through Dec. 15. If you have coats/gloves that you no longer need and you would like to see them go to a new home, drop them off at the following locations: Hoisington High School, Hoisington Dairy Queen, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and Hoisington Activity Center Office.
The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main. Santa slated to arrive at 5:45 p.m. Come by and enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and a hayrack ride. Register to win Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates.
Barton Community College will present "Mass Appeal," its BCC Theatre fall production, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton's Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.
LARNED - After the Royals finished putting the broom to the California Angels I thought, "I'd better get out that old blue ballcap with the KC on it and my blue Royals T-shirt.
The offense was in high gear Tuesday afternoon at the Barton Sports Complex for the Barton Community College women's soccer team.
HUTCHINSON - It was a battle to the final holes Tuesday afternoon at Carey Park.
Last week, Arizona, Mississippi, Mississippi State and TCU gave the AP Top 25 an extreme makeover with huge victories. This week, the Wildcats, Rebels, Bulldogs and Horned Frogs try to validate all that attention and prove they are more than October shooting stars.
As the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference begins to wind down, the Barton men's soccer team is moving up.
Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes from 10 a.m. to noon and a night class session from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 4, 2014, through Jan. 29, 2015 at the Center for Adult Education 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room 208.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend accepts anonymous tips that may help solve crimes or recover stolen property. On Saturday, Oct. 4, just after midnight, Great Bend Police officers responded to an alarm at L&M Contractors on K-96. A garage door was found open, and it was determined a Stihl chain saw, chop saw, chipping hammer, transit, angle grinder and a 14-inch saw were stolen. Loss was $6,700.
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The Rosewood Rodeo turns a decade old this month. The annual event, which showcases horse riding abilities of people with developmental disabilities, originated in the fall of 2005 at the Indoor Riding Arena at Rosewood Ranch. Several years later, the event was moved to Great Bend Expo III, to accommodate the increased number of riders, family and other spectators who traditionally participate in daylong activities.
GREAT BEND – Paul E. Dyer, 84, died Oct. 8, 2014 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ELKO, Nev. - Allan V. Aksmit, 83, died Oct. 12, 2012.
The wealthy are giving less to charity, while middle-income and poor Americans are giving more, according to a new report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Thirty-two percent of for-profit college alumni don't think their education was worth it, and almost half believe their college was more interested in money than education, according to a Public Agenda survey. But almost 60 percent reported that their for-profit school did an "excellent" or "good" job preparing them for the workplace. One of the most important voices in the conversation, however, is the one that's missing - their future employers.
Statisticians report that baby boomers are turning 65 years of age at a rate of 10,000 a day and that by the year 2030, twenty-percent of the U.S. population will be 65 or older, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.