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Godfrey/Roat baby girl

James Godfrey and Kayla Roat announce the birth of their daughter Klara Jolene Godfrey on Feb. 14 in Great Bend. She weighed 5 lbs 9 oz. and was 18 inches long.

March 31, 2013 | | Births


Behrends

Kinzie Elizabeth Manning and Brett Arthur Behrends were united in marriage on Sept. 22, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Reginald A. Urban. Parents of the couple are Mike and Judy Manning and Stan and Marcy Behrends.

March 31, 2013 | | Weddings


Churches: Time to Fight!

You can't win the fight if you don't put on the gloves.

March 31, 2013 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Dolores Kaiser 85th

Dolores Kaiser will celebrate her 85th birthday on March 31 with a family dinner. Her children are Paul and Kathy Kaiser, Eldon and Beth Foster, and Kent and Mary Kaiser.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays


4-H Shooter’s travel west for final county match of the season

On Saturday, March 23, five Barton County 4-H air rifle participants braved the weather and traveled to Cimarron to compete in the Gray County Air Rifle Match.

March 31, 2013 | | Club News


Hilda Chakir 97th

Hilda Chakir will celebrate her 97th birthday on April 8, with family and friends. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she has three children, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays


Wilburn

Shannon Laurice Brack and Gerald Lee Wilburn were united in marriage on June 2 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. James Strasen. Parents of the bride are Roger and Sharon Brack of Otis. Grandparents of the bride are Eudale Brack of Otis and the late Magdalene Brack and Irene Miller. Grandparents of the groom are Mary and Carl Henkle.

March 31, 2013 | | Weddings


Katherine George 80th

Katherine George of Larned will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 7 with a card shower. Her children are Alan George of Boulder, Colo., and the late Debbie George.

March 31, 2013 | | Birthdays


GBMS Above and Beyond winners

Great Bend Middle School announces the January and February Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.

March 31, 2013 | | Education


Pasture and range evaluation and recovery planning workshops set for April

Cattlemen across much of Kansas are in a quandary. As grass managers, they are asking themselves how many cattle will their ranges and pastures support after twenty to thirty months of drought. What steps can be taken to protect the grazing resources while maintaining enough cattle numbers to be financially viable? Will we get enough runoff to fill the ponds?

March 31, 2013 | | Agriculture


It’s twister time again

If you've ever heard the stampeding sound of a tornado or been close enough to see fence posts, the side of a building or the steel of a grain bin twisting furiously as the dreaded black monster gobbles up the countryside, you'll remember it always.

March 31, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Kansas Farm Bureau leaders take their message to the nation’s capital

More than 150 farmer and ranchers from across Kansas participated in Kansas Farm Bureau's County Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C., March 18-21.

March 31, 2013 | | Agriculture


Easter Sequester

March 31, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


National Nutrition Month comes to an end

As National Nutrition Month comes to an end for another year I hope you and your family have found ways to add more color to your meals. The new MyPlate recommendations for healthy eating stress that half your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables; seven or more servings scattered throughout the day. Now that may sound a bit overwhelming, but I can't emphasize enough the wonderful benefits in eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Besides all of the great vitamins and minerals you get from these colorful plants your body also benefits from the generous ...

March 31, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Progress Club Learns About “The Gift”

Local sculptor Chet Cale recently presented a program to members of the Progress Club at the home of Karen Becker. Using a variety of visual aids, he explained the processes involved in creating "The Gift," from early drawings to the casting and final installation of the three bronze figures in front of the Barton County Courthouse.

March 31, 2013 | | Club News


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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 ...

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Werth 60th

Leon A. and Joan E. Werth will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3 p ...

August 30, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Bowman — Sandstrom

Rob and Kelly Bowman of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Ann Bowman to John Paul Sandstrom, son of Jeff and Jane ...

August 30, 2015 | | Engagements


It’s up to me

Any idea how much packaging we throw away in every household across the United States?

August 30, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


GBHS class of 1975 memorial service

The Great Bend High School Class of 1975 will hold a memorial service for the deceased members of their class at 2 p.m. on ...

August 30, 2015 | | Reunions


GBHS class of 1950 reunion

The Great Bend High School Class of 1950 will meet for their 65th Class Reunion on at 8 p.m. on Sept. 12, at the ...

August 30, 2015 | | Reunions


Saint Francis Community Services opens new state-of-the-art residential treatment facility

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) will mark the opening of its new state-of-the art Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) on Sept. 3, with an open ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Jumping Jiminy Crickets! Rainy conditions may have boosted Kansas cricket population

First it's the racket of 17-year cicadas. Now Kansans in some areas may be facing an influx of chirping crickets, aided by this year ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local Life


Elm leaf beetles

At this time of year, most of the elm trees in Barton County start looking burnt. Their leaves turn brown and some may fall. Overall ...

August 30, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Reflections on CKMC and the passing of an era

Count me along with pretty much everyone else who is awash in nostalgia with the tear down of the Central Kansas Medical Center. Some readers ...

August 30, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Federal contract awarded to City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Ellsworth

City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Ellsworth, won a $17,330 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Army Corps of ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Edith Marie Carroll King

HOUMA, La. - Edith Marie Carroll King, 89, a native of Barton County, and Houma, La., died on Aug. 19, 2015.

August 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arlene Booth Thompson 1934 - 2015

OTIS - Arlene Booth Thompson, 81, passed away on Aug. 22, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1934, she was the daughter of Oran ...

August 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned High calendar

MONDAY-Ninth-grade class meeting, seminar

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


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