The First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington, will be celebrating Christmas Eve with the Festival of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. tonight. The public is welcome.
Employees from Great Bend Regional Hospital Steve Schenkel, Elle Slater, Kristie Thill and Sonya Rein deliver Christmas presents to Laura Patzner, Executive Director for the Family Crisis Center for area families for the holidays
You've got to be kidding me, a new year already! 2011 will be here in just a few days and there will be a lot going on. Read on for some great educational opportunities.
I still wish I hadn't peeked in the attic that year. It was Christmas 1972 and I was 10. It was the first year when I no longer believed in Santa Claus. Until that point, Christmas had been a magical time for me. A few weeks after Thanksgiving, I would join with my father to pick out our tree. He'd wear his rattiest coat and work his mastery on the helpless Christmas-tree guy to knock ...
In Afghanistan, as in many less-developed countries, boy babies are much preferred to girls for economic reasons and social status.
I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men. You're probably familiar with these words from the Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." The words for this popular carol actually come from a poem penned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during a time of hopelessness for Longfellow and for the United States of America. In ...
Dear Editor, Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son. I shall call His name Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14 This is the traditional season for remembering the birth of One who came into the world long ago. And there is probably no single statement that more clearly demonstrates the uniqueness of that birth than this verse. The world shows great respect for the anniversaries of ...
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships based on academic excellence. These scholarships are awarded by the Barton Community College Foundation.
St. John's Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7:30 tonight at the church, 2701 17th St. The public is invited to a social hour to be held in the parish hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the Mass to follow. Come and hear a wonderful and thought provoking sermon and a beautiful Christmas Mass conducted by the Rev. Phyllis Flory.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., Great Bend, will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service this evening at 5:30. In honor of "Glad and Simple Heart Sunday," there will one combined worship service at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. There will be no Sunday school, Adult Bible Fellowship or youth meetings that day. Visit the church website, gracegreatbend.org, for more information. The regular Sunday schedule resumes on Jan. 2.
Beginning Jan. 4, First Presbyterian Church with conduct a seven-week Bible study titled "Classic Christianity - Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing," by Bob George. The group will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m., at the church, located at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. This study is devoted to helping you develop assurance and confidence in your salvation in Jesus Christ. It also explores topics such as ...
This creche is one of several on display at the Barton County Historical Society Museum. Holiday trees and other winter touches have been added to exhibits throughout the museum, located just south of Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Many parts of the nation have been hit hard with bad weather recently and now snow is in the forecast for Kansas. Local and state safety officials are urging everyone to check their emergency supplies in their home and automobile, particularly if you are planning to travel over the holiday weekend.
Barton County Sheriff A vehicle swerved to miss a deer at 51 NE 110 Road at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle went in a ditch and rolled, but the driver was not injured. At 4:27 a.m. Thursday, a resident at 5004 Third Ave. said his 2001 Chevy pickup was stolen out of the driveway as he slept. The keys were in the vehicle. Great Bend Police <p ...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is just 14 yards shy of his fifth career 1,000-yard receiving season, quite an accomplishment considering the Cardinals are next to last in the NFL in passing offense.
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.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night.
It was a game that got everyone involved.
Joel Alcala-Reyes, driving while suspended/revoked, $326
HUTCHINSON - C. Jo Daniel, 76, died Dec. 2, at her home in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 16, 1937, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Mildred Alice (Ransopher) Allen. She graduated from Chanute High School. She retired as a retail clerk.
HUDSON - Alvin Albert Brensing, 97, died Dec. 3 at Thorn Care Center Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 14, 1916 on a farm northwest of Hudson in Stafford County. He was the son of Edward and Dena (Mindrup) Brensing, the youngest of their children. He started school at Clarksburg Country School going on to attend and graduate from Hudson High School in 1934. After high school graduation he attended Salt City Business College, ...
LARNED - Janet Y. Murphy, 66, died Dec. 5 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Nov. 24, 1947, in Compton, Calif., she was the daughter of Hubert and Lu Disney Hanes. On Sept. 9, 1967, she married Robert R. Smyth at Winfield. He died Dec. 5, 1992. On Nov. 27, 1993, she married Melvin M. Murphy Jr. at Larned. He survives. A longtime area resident, she was a program technician at the FSA office in Larned.
Ruth E. (Beardsley) Parker, 86, of Great Bend, and formerly of New York, N.Y., passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 1, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 26, 1927, in Auburn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Theodore R. and Ruth E. (Burden) Beardsley. On Aug. 12, 1953, she was united in marriage to Donald H. Parker at Skaneateles, N.Y. The couple made their home in Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to her retirement she became ...
David Nichols, 30, of Hoisington was seriously injured Wednesday in a rollover accident on West K-4 near NW 100 Ave. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Nichols was driving a Ford F-250 truck that slid on a patch of ice around 6:26 a.m. The truck slid into the ditch and rolled, ejecting the driver.
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HOISINGTON - What does family mean? What does a member do if one of them is hurting or needs help? That is what the Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America were faced with when they heard the news that high school staff member, Amanda Brack's son, Austin has a rare disease called Stevens – Johnson Syndrome. With all of today's technology, it didn't take them long to determine a plan had ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School cross country coach Lyles Lashley has been named to the 2013 2A boys Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association's "Coach of the Year."