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Norma Blakeslee 85th

Norma Blakeslee will celebrate her 85th birthday on July 4 with a card shower. A family dinner will be held in her honor on June 30th.

June 30, 2013 | | Birthdays

Piland birthdays

Edwin and Geraldine Piland of Great Bend will celebrate their 80th birthdays with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 6 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Hosts for the event will be their children, Neil and Becky Piland, and Tom and Maria Piland, all of Topeka, and Cindy and Mike Stevenson, of Fort Collins Colo.

June 30, 2013 | | Birthdays

Scholastic success: More than 350 students receive graduation honors

More than 350 Kansas State University students are earning graduation honors with their degrees.

June 30, 2013 | | Education

Camp Hope and Kwik Shop customers

Camp Hope takes place the third week of June at Camp Aldrich near Claflin. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Hope is open to children between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.

June 30, 2013 | | Business

Club Calendar


June 30, 2013 | | Club News

Preceptor Pi gift

Members of Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi present a gift of $583 to Dr. Kyle Krebaum for the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation established by Krebaum and his wife, Tasha, in memory of their daughter, Makinna, to help families who have special-needs children. Representing Preceptor Pi, Susan Coulson presents the donation to Krebaum. Also pictured are chapter members, left to right, Jeanne Schmitt, Rosie Luthi, Cindy Meitler, Jeri Brozek, Janis Link, Karen Reif, Susan Brown and Lois Johnson. This donation will go toward the Foundation's project to fund playground equipment for a special-needs access park. Since the chapter ...

June 30, 2013 | | Club News

Special Needs Calendar


June 30, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

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.

June 30, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Community effort for summer musical production

"It takes a village" is the proverb about raising a child but the same holds true in producing a community theatre production. That is certainly the case with the Sterling Community Theatre Troupe's production of the musical comedy whodunit, Curtains, which will be presented at 8 p.m. next Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6. and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the Sterling High School Theatre.

June 30, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Senior Activities


June 30, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Ellinwood trash pick-up schedule

There will be no trash pickup on July 4th in Ellinwood. Trash will be picked up Monday and Wednesday on the east side and Tuesday and Friday on the west side.

June 30, 2013 | | Barton Co.

Scientists discover gene that gives wheat resistance to deadly wheat stem rust pathogen Ug99

The world's food supply got a little more plentiful thanks to a scientific breakthrough.

June 30, 2013 | | Agriculture

Shawn Batten of St. John Graduates from Harding University

Shawn Batten of St. John was one of more than 750 graduates to receive a diploma at Harding University's commencement exercises May 11.

June 30, 2013 | | Education

When Is a Drought Over?

Probably nobody in the Golden Belt is under any illusion the drought is over. As we are well past the halfway point in wheat harvest, yields are all over the map. They tend to be much worse going west from Great Bend and fair to very good as you proceed east. Reports indicate yields less than 20 bushels per acre in western Barton County to some 60 bushel per acre fields in the east. These yields certainly provide a dramatic representation of where the snow and rains fell since the first of the year. Based on 60 bushel wheat, it ...

June 30, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

How about this oil well?

I think I have this event in the Cheyenne Bottoms/ Nature Conservancy figured out. It sorts out in 5th grade government studies, war, and the durability of mother nature and the birds. It involves emotional and life-long efforts by some people to protect our wildlife and the environment in a ever expanding population explosion on this earth that will eventually destroy us if not addressed at some point in time.

June 30, 2013 | Dan Witt | Barton Co.

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Senior Menu

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 ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Metzger baby girl

Kyle and Kendra Metzger announce the birth of their daughter Brynn McKenzie Metzger on Sept. 30, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She weighed 10 ...

November 29, 2015 | | Births

Fern Faye Nairn 1921-2015

Fern Faye Nairn, 94, died Nov. 27, 2015, at home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 22, 1921, at Alexander, she was the daughter of William ...

November 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice hosts holiday grief session

Even though Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors grief support groups throughout the year, it has once again scheduled a special holiday-related session.

November 28, 2015 | | Local News

Florence Marie Clayton Doze 1938 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Florence Marie Clayton Doze passed from this life Nov. 25, 2015, in Wichita. Born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Kingman, she was the daughter ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Loray W. “Ray” Wilhelm

BUHLER - Loray W. "Ray" Wilhelm, 90, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Buhler Sunshine Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending with Elliott Mortuary and Crematory in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Abbie Louise Miller

Abbie Louise Miller, a resident of Great Bend since 1945, entered her eternal home Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Abbie and her husband Dean moved to ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp 1934-2015

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp, 81, died Nov. 26, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita. Born April 6, 1934 at Jefferson City, Mo., she was the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Touched by Cancer members to celebrate Christmas

Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. Third and ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

​Crafters World offers free art classes for kids

Lynn Benefield from Crafters World will offer free art classes for children 6-18 years old on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Great Bend Public Library ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Great Bend Regional Hospital to host lab fair

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair from 6-7:30 a.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Business

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