On March 2, the Great Bend Middle School bands held an In House Band Contest at GBMS. The guest judge/clinician was Bill Clausing from St. John. The 7th grade band received an Advanced Performance rating and the 8th Grade Band received a I+ rating. The bands are under the direction of Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.
Last week's column asserted that soil is the foundation of our agricultural industry and a scarce resource. This week let's start to examine why. First, 70% of the surface of the earth is covered with water. Of the remaining 30%, only 11% is considered arable, suitable for farming, or approximately 3.3% of the total of the earth's surface. Of that total, well over half has been degraded to some extent. Often that degradation is due to soil erosion (loss of the soil) by air or water. Why is that a big deal? A large part of ...
ecently, 14 intrepid travelers returned from an "Expeditions Adventure" that encompassed the continents of South America and Antarctica. Starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina and traveling to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city situated on the Patagonian peninsula overlooking the historic Beagle Channel, the group then boarded the expedition-class cruise ship, M.S. Fram, and cruised across historic Drake's Passage en route Antarctica. For the next seven days they explored both the majestic sea life of minke, killer, and humpback whales, elephant and weddel seals, and indescribably-beautiful icebergs and ice shelves; along with many diverse areas of the "seventh continent ...
CLASS 6-1A STATE BASKETBALL
MANHATTAN - It came down to the wire in the Class 2A state tournament girls' third-place basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank Haith and the rest of the Tigers heard them.
Camp Pawnee benefit Sunday
ROZEL - The National Honor Society at Pawnee Heights will perform the musical, "45 Minutes from Broadway," Thursday at the high school.
Thursday, March 8
GREAT BEND - Beverly Ann Herrod, 66, died March 8, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
GREAT BEND - Mildred Bean, 97, died March 8, 2012 at Country Place Senior Living, Ellinwood.
GREAT BEND - Robert Lane Bates, 89, died March 10, 2012 at his home in Great Bend.
LARNED - David Kenneth Patterson, 50, died at his home in Larned.
Area high school artists will have a chance to sample the life of a professional artist when their work is featured during a special reception for the Shafer Gallery's Vortex High School Exhibit.
I receive many calls during the year about tree health, so I tend to write about trees more than any other subject. Right now, many of the trees in the county are looking a little stressed. There are several different issues that your tree may be trying to handle right now, so to help your tree; finding out what is wrong is the first step to helping it stay healthy.
The Rziha/Koester family reunion was held on Aug. 9, at the Claflin Parish Center. Members of the reunion committee were Linda Bahr, Marlene Lohmann, Kristia Zeretzke, Chuck and Janice Moore, and Jim and Jolene Rziha. The day started with registration. A meal was catered by the Wheatland Cafe of Hudson. After the meal a memorial service was held for the family members who have passed away since the last reunion three years ago. A candle was lit for each of the following: Dave Govert, Jeanette Holopirek, Andy Anderson and Gilbert Penka. Pictures were taken, visiting/card playing followed. A ...
The Schneweis reunion was held on July 12, at the Parish Center in Claflin. Hosts were Les and Mary Lou Stewart, Paul and Bernice Huslig, Butch and Toni Schneweis, Lori Lane, Melanie Schneweis, Jim and Jolene Rziha, Bill & Lisa Richardson, Marty and Kathy Chacon. The day started with registration followed by a memorial service for family members who had passed away since the last reunion. A candle was lit for each of the following: Patrick Demel, Edwin Schneweis, Aiden Allen Riddle, Mary Habiger Hill, Joe Lane and Bernard Boor. A meal was catered by John Ross and Campany Signature Catering ...
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, and Virginia L. Keener of Rush Center, announce their engagement.
Bob and Lorrayne Eveleigh celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 24 with family.
Chris Guerrero and Sara Dreiling announce the birth of their daughter Sophie Lea Guerrero on July 11 at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Mo. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long.
Laura Reynolds Wyatt will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6, at Kenwood Plaza, 607 East 1st Street in St. John. No gifts are requested
Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood, and Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shawna Robl to Matt Schafer, son of Todd and Suzanne Schafer of Belton, Mo. and Jim and Denise Klima of Claflin. Grandparents of the couple are Roy and Rosemary Robl of Ellinwood and Ted and Carolyn Schafer of Hutchinson.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
Alice Batt will celebrate her 92nd birthday with a party from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7, at the Hoisington Activity Center Meeting Room. Hosts for the event will be her son Gene Batt and his spouse Dorothy, of Hoisington.
Gary and Michelle Davis, both of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Lea Ashley Davis to Aaron Jeffry Watts son of Christa and Mike Just, both of Wilson.
Cliff and Jo Jordan will celebrated their 55th anniversary on Aug. 30. A family dinner will be held at a later date.
Some people have the mistaken idea that farmers and ranchers are harming our environment. You hear it everywhere: at the coffee shop, church, public forums, traveling, even in the grocery.
Labor Day is just around the corner.