Shrieks and squeals. Oohs and aahs. Muck and mire. The scene was reminiscent of treasure hunters panning for gold only this was much better, especially when you are a kid on a field trip. USD 428 sixth graders traveled to Cheyenne Bottoms this week to sieve through the mud in search of aquatic insects and other invertebrates. Outfitted in rubber boots and armed with nets, the students took to the challenge like … a pig ...
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Barton County Cancer Initiative, Inc. - noon at CPI Annex Tuesday Pilot Club - noon at The Club at Stoneridge. Program meeting Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Wednesday Kiwanis - noon ...
I would like to invite you to "be a kid" again and/or bring your kids, and attend the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's "Mad About Monarchs" event from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 24.
Chicago's legendary comedy theater, "The Second City," will appear at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The performance, sponsored by Fort Hays State University's University Activities Board, will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from Second City's 45-plus year history.
Brent and Linda Haberman, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Haberman, to Ryan Guthrie, son of Bill and Lois Guthrie of Neponset, Ill. and Jenise Brennan of Moreno Valley, Calif.
Violet Morton will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 25 with a card shower. Birthday wishes can be sent to he at Woodhaven Care Center, 510 W. 7th Street, Ellinwood, Ks. 67526.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller, of Claflin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Miller, to Aaron Newton, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Newton, of Monticello, Ind.
Eugene and Carol Hallett will celebrate their 55th anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Hosts for the event will be their daughters and granddaughters.
Kevin Desmarteau, of Wichita, and Kim and David Walter, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Desmarteau, to Jason Shump, son of James and Dianne Shump, of Seneca, and Dorothy and Robert Frost, of Topeka. Grandparents of the bride are the late Fern Meis, the late John Kepka, the late Alverize and Lucille Desmarteau and the late Harold and Margaret Walter.
Sam and Sharon Estes will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the American State Bank Hospitality Room in St. John. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses.
The following meals will be served Sept. 19 through Sept. 23 The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Crime Prevention and Safety - 1 p.m., Senior Center
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.
Descendants of the Joseph and Johann Mauler families gathered for their biannual family reunion on Aug. 28, at the Great Bend Senior Center, with Gerald and Lois Mauler and families as hosts.
Monday No Fly Zone - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Easy Cooking Breakfast - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Thursday Volleyball - 7 p.m., City Auditorium
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.
Activities Dec. 8-Dec. 14 Carry In Dinner - Sunday 12:30 p.m. Bring some food and enjoy visiting and dinner with friends. Free Yoga Class - Monday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class taught by Jill Hutchins, certified instructor. There is a $2 fee for each individual to participate. Blood Pressure check - Monday 11:30 a.m. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Hand waxing - Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m. ...
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 25 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - It's hard to prepare students for life after high school, but Larned High School is taking the right steps by offering opportunities for students to take online college courses when their schedule permits.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Hoisington city auditorium at 1st and Main Streets in Hoisington.
NORMAN – Okla. - Nina Mae Hale passed away on Nov. 30, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. after a brief illness. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Hazel and George Merten. She grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 7, 1952 she married Kenneth Hale in Great Bend. They raised two daughters and two sons. In 1972, the family moved ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hard as it might be to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs who won just twice last season rattled off nine straight wins this year, it may have been even harder to digest what transpired at Washington.
Today more than 380 Farm Bureau members of Kansas wrapped up business for their farm organization after debating and adopting policy statements for 2014. These policies will now become the organization's roadmap for the 2014 legislative session.
Barton County 4-H members were honored for their accomplishments at the 79th annual 4-H Achievement Celebration. The theme was "Make a Splash with 4-H". Sarah Niederee, 4-H Council President and Bonny Boultinghouse, 4-H Council Vice-President served as the emcees. Caleb Maneth, Council Treasurer led the members in the Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge. Morgan Kaiser, Council Secretary introduced the special guests.
Bob and Carole Stacks of Topeka announce the engagement of their daughter, Alex Stacks, to Graham Neeland, son of Dennis and Rosalind Neeland.