Mike and Andrea Doll announce the birth of their son, Sean Christopher Doll, on Feb. 12 in Lawrence. He weighed 6 lbs.12 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a big brother, Collin Doll who is 8 years old.
Michael and Kathleen Jilek of Wausau, Wis. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Ann (Katy) to Matthew Allen Hertel, son of Gary and Diana Hertel of Great Bend.
William E. Small, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, Financial Consultant with AXA Advisors serving the Great Bend area has fully qualified for the 2011 Million Dollar Round Table. This is the 25th consecutive year he has achieved membership in this organization. Membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. It also reflects a commitment to continuing advanced education to better serve the financial security needs of families, individuals and businesses.
The USS Clinton Crewmen's Reunion Association is looking for crewmen and families for their 18th annual reunion on Oct. 10-14 in Orlando Fla. For membership and reunion information contact Duncan E. Atkinson, Reunion Coordinator, 1510 19th Ave. North, Texas City, Tx. 77590, phone 409-945-6148 or 409-739-1341, fax 409-945-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfred Hammeke will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 6 p.m. on March 20 at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Claflin. Host for the event will be his wife Linda Sue and daughters.
Kansas Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs
Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 18th.
Sunflower Bank announces the following promotions and officer elections after the regional community bank's annual Board of Directors meeting in February.
Zeta Gamma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha met on March 8 at the home of Karen Lindberg. Ten members were present with two members absent. Meeting included discussing the agenda for the upcoming months. We will be having a Wine Tasting/Birthday party this month. District H will be hosting a Tea Party/Installationat 1:30 p.m. on March 13 the at First Presbyterian Church with our chapter members hosting. It was decided that we would bring items for the Barton County Food Bank to our April 12. The programs for the evening were given by Shirley Blanchard who ...
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling champions, approval of the 2011-2012 school calendar, approval to purchase computer hardware and software, approval to sell used computers, a bullying workshop, and Teacher Evaluation Committee update.
Bob Cates, a life long resident of Claflin, is the owner/operator of Bob's Service Center in Claflin and owner of Cates CARQUEST in Hoisington. Bob has nearly 40 years of experience in automotive repair, with a long family history in the business. His father, V.E. Cates, owned and operated Cates Motor Service in Claflin beginning in 1958 and Cates Service & Supply after that. Bob attended Salina Area Vo-Tech from 1971-1973, where he passed the ASE test with the highest score in the state at the time. He then furthered his experience working in Pratt & Hays before returning ...
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 1 at the CPI Annex. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Every spring, this ritual continues. Viewed up close or at a distance, prairie fires are riveting. Across the vast, open grasslands we call the Flint Hills, fires can be seen for miles. The flames lick at the blue Kansas sky as the brown, dry grass crinkles, cracks and bursts into orange.
On March 5, The Parnassus Club held its annual vocal and piano auditions at Barton Community College Fine Arts Building. The 1st place piano award was given to Hannah Mosier of Great Bend, 2nd place piano award was given to Taylor Fry of Great Bend, and 3rd place piano award was given to Hannah Wilborn of Hoisington. Tiffany Harms, piano instructor at McPherson College and formerly of Great Bend judged the piano contestants. Piano teachers entering piano students were Lorrie Stickney, Connie Schneweis and Karole Erikson. The vocal contest winners were: 1st place, Andrew Koster of Great Bend, 2nd place ...
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Potato and Chicken Noodle Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 24th and Adams in Great Bend. The hall is handicap accessible and an elevator is available. Freewill offerings will benefit the Family Crisis Center and other missions.
RUSH CENTER - The women of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, also known as WELCA (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) have set the date of their annual bazaar for Friday, Nov. 7, in the church basement. A meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with selections such as sloppy joes, sandwiches, pie and sweet rolls. An auction at 7 p.m. will feature handcrafted items including hand-quilted quilts of all sizes, plants and baked goods.
Barton Community College's music department will begin selling tickets to its production of "A Christmas Carol," on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10. All seats are reserved and are available online at scrooge.bartonccc.edu. Any patron needing ticket assistance can call the box office, 620-786-1150.
The Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College will give away ice scrapers on Monday Nov. 3. Deedra Gibbons said people can stop by and pick up a free Barton Library ice scraper for as long as supplies last. They are available to students, BCC employees and community members.
The First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington, Great Bend, will offer "Treat in Trunk" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween.
David Michael "Mike" Johnson, 72, died Oct. 30 at Almost Home Inc., Great Bend. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, at Denison, Texas, the son of Doug and Woodie (Pritchard) Johnson. He married Peggy Temple April 28, 1962, at Borger, Texas. He founded M and M Equipment in 1975, retiring in December 2012.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ladine Peterson, 95, passed away Oct. 29 at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born April 2, 1919, in Bison, she was the daughter of Everett and Frances Bitter Edwards. On April 3, 1941, she married Loraine Edwin Peterson in Bison. He passed away Jan. 20, 1995. A lifetime area resident of Rush and Pawnee County, she began her career as a teacher and retired from the ASCS office in Larned. She raised Persian cats and took them to many shows, and she also loved flowers.
Tena Westenhaver of Great Bend is kicking off her Soles4Souls Shoe Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1801 VanBuren. This is just the first effort in her year-long campaign to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes the Soles for Souls organization can distribute to the needy and victims of disasters.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
SeaPort Airlines today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an alternate service pattern for air service from Great Bend Municipal Airport. The new service will replace current scheduled service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport.
Coaching basketball at a community college means a lot of new faces nearly every year. Barton Community College men's coach Craig Fletchall knows this. He had been at it for 13 years – eight at Barton where he is the all-time leader in coaching wins.
Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather than the industry players settling the issue through negotiation, health plans are turning to Congress to step in and arbitrarily limit prices, which could undermine the investment that is critical to developing new cures.
As the Giants and the Royals went at it, the bigger game for some fans took place in the hours before the first World Series pitch, playing baseball's season ticket-holder roulette.