Activities Aug. 26-Sept. 1
The Great Bend City Council's Administration Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend City Office to discuss the city's 2011 audit. Council members Ken Roberts, Dale Westoff and Nels Lindberg will meet with representatives of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball to go over the report.
DENVER - Peyton Manning was magnificent in his final regular-season tuneup Sunday, throwing his first two touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos in a 29-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
BOSTON (AP) - With a well-placed ground ball up the middle, James Loney showed he can fit in at Fenway Park - just like Chavez Ravine.
Pat Evers of Ellinwood will celebrate her 80th birthday with a come-and-go open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Kansas Room located behind The Page restaurant, 2920 10th Street in Great Bend. Use the north door entrance. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Chris and Kimberly (Peschka) Bilder announce the birth of their son, Keegan Andrew Bilder, on May 3 at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. He weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a three-year-old big brother, Callum Bilder.
Don and Maxine Sherman, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Audrey Sherman to Conner Crumbliss, son of Jack and Jeri Crumbliss of Arkansas City.
Larry and Earlene Arnold will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Scott Arnold of Overland Park and Jolene and Philip Kirmer of Great Bend. The couple has three grandchildren, Kylene and Ken Baxa of Pikeville, Ky., Kevin Kirmer and Kelli Kirmer, both of Great Bend.
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.
The following meals will be served Aug. 27 through Aug. 31. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
BOSTON (AP) - Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said he felt his team always had a chance, even after falling behind by six runs after four innings.
LYONS - Scheduling two extra dates called for early junior-varsity action for the Great Bend High School girls' tennis team.
Most everyone has experienced something like this – especially at night or on weekends.
PRATT - Cuma M. Zeltner, 72, died Jan. 27, 2015 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born on April 16, 1942, in Princeton, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Max and Gypsy Genelle (White) Vinson. On March 18, 1962, she married James 'Jim' W. Zeltner in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2012. She worked as office manager at Adams Electric in Pratt for 24 years and most recently worked as bookkeeper for Westhoff Plumbing. The avid reader enjoyed making her world famous chocolate chip cookies.
GARDEN CITY - An Offerle man who was texting while driving went off U.S. 50 Tuesday evening in Finney County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Jeffrey Humiston, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 that went in the ditch and traveled for 900 feet and struck an obstruction. The car went airborne, coming to rest in the westbound lane facing northwest.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Lodge No. 331, A.F.&A.M., will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the lodge, located at Second and Vine St. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out will be available. Advance tickets can be purchased from any lodge member.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Jamie M. Bahr, driving while suspended, fine $100, court costs $110
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.