The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their fall concert on Nov. 3. The 7th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 6:45 p.m. in the middle school gym and the 8th grade band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8:15 p.m. Both concerts are free and will feature a wide variety of concert and popular band selections. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.
This last Tuesday Barton Community College held the 8th Annual Jack Kilby Science Day (JKSD). Most everyone in the area is familiar with who Jack Kilby was and his huge contribution to our modern society and its reliance on computer technology. You likely have read about the JKSD in this paper. "Hands-on" topics ranged from Forecasting Severe Weather, Music, Physics and Technology, and Physics Magic to Crime Scene Analysis, Internet and World Wide Web history since 1960, Soils, and Duck Wing Identification. Let's discuss a bit about what the students learned in soils.
The inspection of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center came in two sections and it earned top grades in both.
Dr. Mark Fesen, medical oncologist, will be seeing more patients and spending more time at the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) as a result of a new affiliation with a cancer treatment group and his long-standing relationship with St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center.
Shane and Mindy Gorney of Gardner announce the birth of their son, Samuel David Gorney, on July 25 in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long.
Jack and LaDean Bailey celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 25 with a card shower. Jack Bailey and LaDean Cooley were united in marriage on Oct. 25, 1961 at the Christian Church in Cunningham. The couple celebrated in July with a family trip to Kansas City. They have three children, Ron and Nancy Bailey of Franklin, Ind., Aleisha and Tom Bragg of Gordon, Neb., and Wendy and Mike Howe of Castle Rock, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.
Bernice P. Widener of Hudson, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower.
The 2011 South Central Regional Conference was held in Great Bend, Oct. 21-23. Presidents for the Region are Bill Nelson of Norton, and Ellen White of California, Mo. Grand Representatives present were: Grand Madam President Gwen Stallkamp from Albert Lea, Minn., Grand Aerie Inside Guard James Burnham of St. Marys, Ga., and Grand Auxiliary Trustee Judy Johnson of Lawrence, Auxiliary.
The campus at Barton Community College exhibits a certain unassuming demeanor. Though, there's more to BCC than meets the eye.
Margaret (Marge) Vigna Prosser celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 22 with a family dinner and party in Great Bend. Margaret and her great-grandson, Gunner Clark Walker, were the guests of honor. Gunner's first birthday was Oct. 20. On Oct. 29, her children and some of her grandchildren will spend the weekend in Pueblo, Colo. Her children are hosting a reception and dinner in her honor for her nieces, nephews and their families.
John Stang, 2009 GBHS graduate, was named one of 24 George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholars for 2011-2012. The competition for the post included an essay and review of his undergraduate work to date. John will be conducting historical research under the program. A junior at Roanoke College in Salem, Va., he has been on the Dean's honor roll during his entire tenure at the college.
Keith and Marie Marcum will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 4 with a card shower. The couple was married at Antioch Church of the Nazarene in Overland Park. Together they have found a friendship and built a beautiful marriage.
Mildred Reif will celebrate her 80th birthday Nov. 7 with a card shower.
The origin, growth and decay of living things is the theme for this semester's After School Science Program, created to provide science field experience for elementary teacher candidates at Fort Hays State University.
DODGE CITY – The Barton Community College volleyball team may be struggling outside the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West division, but in conference Barton is still right in the mix early on.
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.
There is a raging debate around the issue of illegal aliens, especially unaccompanied children. These aliens have been entering America through Mexico. Some say that it is our responsibility to take care of them. Others say we should send them back. Some say that our borders should be open, others say not.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday for the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!