By Dave Ranney KHI News Service Editor's Note: A planned visit by Rob Siedlecki, SRS secretary, to the Larned State Hospital Monday was postponed until Aug. 22. TOPEKA - When his friends in sunny Florida ask what prompted him to take a job in faraway Kansas, Rob Siedlecki has a quick response: "The weather." He's kidding. He answered Gov. Sam Brownback's call to lead the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, because he believes ...
LARNED - Family physician Cristine L. Goodwin, MD, will soon join the practice of Dr. David Sanger and members of the Pawnee Valley Medical Associates Clinic, 713 W. 11th.
WICHITA - The condition of one Great Bend woman has been upgraded and a second accident victim has been released after being treated for injuries sustained in an Aug. 2 car accident.
HOISINGTON - The 28th annual Kansas State Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, Sept. 4 during this year's four-day Labor Day Weekend in Hoisington. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event. Rules and regulations are available at the Hoisington Chamber office, 123 N. Main, or call 620-653-4311.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Labor Day Float Contest for the Labor Day Parade to be held Monday, Sept. 5, during the city's annual Labor Day Weekend celebration.
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are: "Falling Home" by Karen White. Cassis has done everything possible to forget her roots and leave it all behind her, especially her sister Harriet, who stole her fiancé and married him. But now, her sister is on the phone with the news that their father is dying. Cassie discovers that moving on doesn't always mean moving away from who you really are. ...
Marriage Licenses David Allan Hoffman, Westville, Ill. and Milissa Sue Woolwine, Westville, Ill Marcus Anton Bryant, Great Bend and Janie Marie Strange, Great Bend Dereck Lynn Hollingshead, Claflin and Danielle Marie Hoffman, Claflin David Dirk Branhof, St. Peters, Mo. and Barbara Ann Montgomery, Cottleville, Mo. Timothy Owen McKiearnan, Great Bend and Andrea Marie Diehl, Great Bend William Robert Santy, Great Bend and Krystal Dawn Rose, Hoisington Justin Hunter Harmon, Great Bend and April Lynn Williams, ...
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) International held their annual International Convention July 18-23, at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center Overland Park. Lisa and Bob Baum, Coleen and Ira Cape, and Kim and Steve Kummer attended from Great Bend. Cape served as the convention chair of the 64th Annual Convention, Sunflower Serenade for the 500 attendees. IC President Dora Dill, Nebraska presided over the convention. She challenged ESA members to "Celebrate the Child" during the 2010-2011 ...
Sixty-nine members of the George Sr. and Mary Reichel family gathered on July 9 and 10, for a family reunion. The larger group met on Sunday at the Community Building in Rush Center. They joined in the Lord's Prayer and a delicious meal prepared by descendants of Mary and Ferdinand Foos was served. Don Simmons furnished a large decorated carrot cake honoring the July 10 birthday of Martie Dial.
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Evening Quilt Guild - 6:30 p.m. at the CPI Annex, 1809 24th. Informational Meeting PEO HR Chapter - 7 p.m. at the home of Kathy Schugart. Co-hostess Aiden Koest. Program begins at 7 p.m. followed by meeting Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel League of Women ...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on July 26 at the Post Home.
Approximately 275 Kays and Kayettes from across the state of Kansas gathered at Rock Springs 4-H Center, in Junction City, on July 25-29, for a "SUPERFANTASTIC" session of KAY (Kansas Association for Youth) Leadership Camp. The KAY Camp is a character-building, leadership-training program directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association and is designed for all students in grades 7-12.
Farmers, fleet operators, schools and government agencies operating business band or Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) systems are facing a critical Jan. 1, 2013, deadline. By that date, the FCC has mandated that all private PLMR licensees operating below 512 MHz move to 12.5 kHz narrowband voice channels.
The Great Bend High School Booster Club will be holding its "Fall Mixer" at 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 in the GBHS Jack Kilby Commons Area. The mixer, which will include meeting the coaches, is for athletes of all sports and their families. Hamburgers and beverages will be provided, bring a side dish and table service. For questions, contact Rob or Krissy Pumford at 282-3028.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Marissa Woodmansee from Juvenile Services. She will be giving us an overall view of Juvenile Services and how it coordinates with the other agencies in the area that handle juvenile problems. She has been with the Services for thirteen years. They ...
Trust ain't what it used to be in America.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
Eighteen students from Great Bend High school participated in the 35th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. The Relays were held on Nov. 14 on the FHSU campus. In attendance were 674 students, representing fifty-one area schools. The Great Bend squad placed sixth overall in the 4A – 6A category. The Panthers were represented by freshmen Cal Marshal and Dawson Clark; sophomores Olivia Blackwell, Kaylan Lagerman, Heather Schneider, Earving Morales, and Rane Libeer; juniors ...
Those past a certain age can name the song the title of this column came from. There aren't many fans of the weather that descended upon the Great Plains the past week, especially after the balmy weather over Thanksgiving weekend. Outside of our discomfort and many peoples urge to strangle those they meet who love this weather, is it really a "bad" thing. What are the benefits of this weather winter for agriculture? First let's summarize the downside.
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
PRATT - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team started the season with a dominant performance on Friday night.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.