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Eicher baby boy

Reuben and Lindsey Eicher of Wakarusa, Ind. announce the birth of their son, Averem Lane Eicher, on Feb. 25 in Goshen, Ind. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a seven year old brother, Kyvel Eicher.

March 17, 2013 | | Births


Dreiling - Kepka

Jayson and Penni Dreiling announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Dreiling to Dane Kepka, son of Phillip and Kim Kepka.

March 17, 2013 | | Engagements


Sekavec 25th

Lane and Mary Sekavec celebrated their 25th anniversary on June 23, 2012 with a Catholic ceremony at Holy Family Church in Eudora, followed by a reception, dinner and dance at the DeSoto VFW.

March 17, 2013 | | Anniversaries


The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Elizabeth Anne Kutina as a new member

Elizabeth Anne Kutina of Great Bend has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

March 17, 2013 | | Education


Emerson baby boy

Aaron and Hillary Emerson of Lawrence announce the birth of their son, Oliver Michael Emerson, on Feb. 1 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a big sister, Elaine Victoria.

March 17, 2013 | | Births


Christine Suchy 93rd

Christine (Werth) Suchy will celebrate her 93rd birthday on March 18 with a card shower.

March 17, 2013 | | Birthdays


10th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show

The 10th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 20 at the Marriott Hotel parking lot, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive (north on Webb Road and Kellogg). Admission and entry is free with a free dash plaque for each entry. Dinner and a short program by Hank Denning, President of the Sunflower Rod and Custom and the Great Bend Drag Strip, on the History of the National Championship Drags, will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the hotel. Dinner is by reservation by contacting CC Wiley ...

March 17, 2013 | | Reunions


BCARSP meeting

The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 8 at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 35 members and three guests present.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


Preceptor Pi supports International Grant Renewal Proposals

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently gave its approval and support for five Beta Sigma Phi International Endowment Grant Renewal Proposals. The grant renewal proposals for 2013, 2014 and 2015 included:

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


Jim Haines Jr. joins the Sunflower Bank board of directors

Mollie Hale Carter, President & CEO of Sunflower Bank, a regional community bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Haines, Jr. of Lawrence to the bank's board of directors.

March 17, 2013 | | Business


Asperger’s and Antlers

In the vast world of normalcy, Jeremy Cale exists on the fringe. His best days in life are spent camping in the great outdoors and living as a full-fledged mountain man. Creating art around that lifestyle has been his enduring passion. Cale is a nature artist, turning antlers and other wilderness relics into remarkable pieces of art.

March 17, 2013 | | Local News


Barton County 4H Air Rifle competes at Pawnee County Shoot Out

On March 9, Barton County 4H members in the 4H air rifle project traveled to Larned to compete in the Pawnee County 4H Shootout. There were 36 shooters representing seven counties from across Kansas.

March 17, 2013 | | Club News


Senior Activities

Tuesday

March 17, 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.

March 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

March 17, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


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Hathaway family reunion

The annual Hathaway reunion, families of the 12 children of the late John William and Reno Hathaway, was held on June 27, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in St. John with 71 attending. Debbie Haddon was hostess.

July 05, 2015 | | Reunions


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday July 9, at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


Kansans named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs).

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Every Hero Has a Story is the theme for the Summer Reading Program at Ellinwood School/Community Library. Students are enjoying hero-based activities as they continue to read to meet their goals. Our participants are beginning to earn prizes; our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders made blankets for the Humane Society to use for the pets that are waiting for a good home; and all are being led by Shatlyn Thomas with the assistance of Michele Martin and Julie Blakeslee.

July 05, 2015 | | Local Life


University announces spring 2015 honor roll

Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


When I was young

When I was young ... a long time ago ... when I liked fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


KBA honors 23 at its annual awards luncheon

The Kansas Bar Association honored 23 at its annual luncheon during its annual meeting in June at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. This year's honorees ranged from the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office to the past public information director for the Office of Judicial Administration.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care receive deficiency free state reviews

On June 24, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care assisted living residences were randomly visited by state licensing auditors for a review of operational protocol and resident care documentation. This is a standard process that is intended to verify that licensed senior living facilities are caring for residents as regulated by the state. Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care's reviews resulted in zero deficiencies. All operational protocol and resident care is at or above expectations as regulated by the State of Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Civics Lessons

Empowered by a community who understood the value of their youth program, a diverse group of area teens set aside other interest to participate in community events. While it was routine – and always fun – for each member of the corps to take part in local activities, those same activities served to teach important lessons about civic responsibility.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


‘Improved Management, Improved Nutrition, Improved Profit’ focus of the 2015 K-State Beef Conference

Many cattle producers have experienced record returns on their calves the past year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for opportunities to enhance the management of a beef operation. Several of these opportunities will be discussed at the upcoming K-State Beef Conference, hosted Aug. 11 and 13 at various locations across Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Farming and Politics

This column isn't about today's political climate and agriculture. Instead let's focus on the political impact farmers have had on this nation as we celebrate Independence Day, specifically our Presidents. How many of this nation's leaders were farmers? What history and myth surrounds their backgrounds? Maybe more than you think aside from the more obvious ones.

July 05, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Fair

It's Fair time again in Barton County! The youth from all of our communities have been working hard on their various projects, and will be displaying them for the community to see. Whether you enjoy photography, artwork, or livestock, there is something for everyone at the fair.

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Web

July 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Michael Abbott in Emporia State production of ‘’The Nerd’

Michael Abbott of Great Bend is part of cast and crew presenting "The Nerd," a hilarious and popular comedy by Larry Shue.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Rebel Flag the Ultimate Dog Whistle

Since its reintroduction on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in 1961 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Confederate flag has been the source of controversy with a regularity approaching that of a Madonna comeback album. Sadly, it has been thrust into the news once more because some kid who loved it went crazy and committed an atrocity. A racially charged atrocity. Yes. Again.

July 05, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


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