Great Bend entrepreneur Mark Kind, owner of Miracle-Ear Service Center located at 918 Williams in Great Bend, earned the prestigious 2010 Platinum Club award from the Miracle-Ear® franchise organization. Miracle-Ear presents the award to the top franchisees in their network for achievements in adhering to compliance standards and excelling in four weighted sales performance categories.
Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Blood Pressure- 11 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Vitamin D-Sunshine to Supplements - 1 p.m., Senior Center Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
The Chadd-Searle Family Reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. on May 29 at the Hudson Community Center. There will be a covered dish luncheon. Friends are welcome.
The Scheuerman Reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. on June 5, a the Rush Center City Hall on Highway 96. A potluck dinner will be held. Notify family members and bring your own table service. Drinks will be provided.
The University of Kansas Department of Political Science honored its top students at its annual recognition ceremony April 29.
The Barton County Conservation District will be holding their annual state cost-share sign-up May 16 through June 10. This is the perfect time to apply for funding assistance for completing conservation practices. Funding is approved by the Kansas State Conservation Commission through appropriations from the Kansas Water Fund.
Barton County Historical Society will have their monthly meeting at 7:39 p.m. on Monday. The program will be Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore presented by Jim Hoy. The program is brought to you by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce the addition of two new Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist positions in Kansas. Kirby Calhoun will cover Dickenson, Clay, Ottawa and nearby counties, while Mark Witecha will be covering Ness, Lane, Hodgeman and nearby counties. The positions were created in partnership with the Kansas division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Katie Lear of Kansas City has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent induction ceremony at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Katie is a 2010 graduate of Kansas State University. She is the daughter of Dan and Alicia Lear of Great Bend.
Last week's article discussed the importance of considering climate when deciding what crops may fit into a no-till rotation in this part of the world. There are numerous other factors that also need consideration and this week will continue this exploration.
A total of 4,045 students were named to the 2011 spring honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, including 1,411 students who received all "A" grades and were named to the President's Honor Roll.
Mendy D. Hulvey, chief of the Pittsburg Police Department, congratulated 59 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on May 6.
The Great Bend Garden Club held a tour of gardens for its May meeting. The tour began on the backyard patio of Bonnie Sarff where light refreshments were served by Bonnie, Teresa Bachand, and Fern Tompkins. Then nineteen members and two guests, Darlene McDorman and Linda Ludes, visited and enjoyed the spring flower gardens of Bonnie, Mary Kummer, Alice Young, Delores Baker, and Delores Grose.
Students attending area high schools and community colleges have been awarded scholarships by Washburn University. Students, who were able to attend, were recognized for their achievements at a recent banquet.
Class 5-1A State Swim Meet At Topeka Team scores Blue Valley 381, Wichita Independent 177, Newton 162, BV Southwest 159, Aquinas 155, Salina South 150, Andover Central 112, Emporia 112, St. James Academy 110, Paola 98, McPherson 79, Hayden 72, Seaman 71, Wichita Trinity 71, Andover 68, Topeka West 66, Carroll 53, Kapaun 39, Maize South 27, KC Ward 22, Lansing 22, SE-Cherokee 18, St. Paul 13, Salina Central 11, Coffeyville 10, Miege 10, ...
The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and Georgia pecans will be available. For more information call 620-791-7314.
Back in elementary school when I was hand-writing my newspaper The Lewisburg Snoopy Nose, I never dreamed what sort of tools journalists would be using today.
Clearly, it MUST have been a video produced by America's enemies, a vicious piece of propaganda that was so outlandish it would have brought laughs 10 years ago. No one except indoctrinated citizens of communist countries would ever believe it.
Winter is officially here! The weather has cooled down, and some of the best little hunters have appeared on the scene. The short-eared owls are here! I saw the first one of this year yesterday evening at dusk on the Redwing Road. It is the time of the aerial hunters. Hawks, eagles, falcons and owls can be seen with a little patience.
MANHATTAN - Jerry and Lou Ann Morgenstern, Barton County, were honored as Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year for Farm Bureau's 7th geographic district. The Morgensterns received their award during Kansas Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting in Manhattan, Dec. 3.
Kansas Farm Bureau recognized members and friends at its 95th Annual Meeting, Dec. 2-4 in Manhattan.
• Larned Christmas Parade - Larned's Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Larned Saturday and features a theme of "It's a Candyland Christmas." Cars, bicycles and walkers are invited. After the parade, Santa's Workshop will be open. At 2 p.m. a free movie at the Larned State Theater for the children of Pawnee County.
CLAY CENTER – One of my highlights each Christmas is putting up the tree and trimming it out with lights and decorations. We start at the bottom and wind our way upwards finishing it off with the angel at the top. Then the drum rolls for the big test – plugging it in. When it all works and the tree lights up, it is a beautiful sight. Often I will sit in the living room with just the tree lights on gazing at their beauty.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season.
STILLWATER, Okla. - For long stretches, it was more of a mismatch than a heated rivalry when perennial powerhouse Oklahoma faced its cross-state foes at Oklahoma State.
HAYS - It's always nice to start things off with a win.
HAYS - Great Bend High School's girls' basketball team led throughout the first half against Colby on Thursday afternoon during the Hays City Shoot-out.