USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include curriculum day on Oct. 18, Kansas assessments, meeting with the officer of Parent Organizations and grant application: "Healthy Habits for Life".
Elmer and Mary Ellen Stueder will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Sept. 28 at the Post Home.
The 4-H Holding Board announced the following scholarship recipients.
Great Bend League of Women Voters will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu.
Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Oct. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Great Bend High School Kayettes are selling holly and greenery until Oct. 20. Delivery will be right before Thanksgiving. If you are not contacted and would like to purchase, please call the high school, 793-1521, and ask for Karen Clark or Barbara Harris.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its next competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.
TLC Discoveries invited Berny Unruh and Donna Krug to talk to the children about 4-H in honor of National 4-H week. The children were also surprised with a basket of goodies each for all the help they give to the club and community. Phyllis Brack started a club at TLC about 10 years ago so the kids that were there and loved doing projects would have a place to showcase them and learn some important life skills. "It is an excellent program that I have seen help many kids with speaking in front of people and learning to do things ...
The Gertrude Lischesky Scholarship, given by Chapter DU, P.E.O., recently awarded five renewable scholarships of $1,500 each to five Great Bend Seniors who will be attending a Kansas College of Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. this year.
The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to sign up for a heritage craft program offered on 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. This is the perfect time of year to make a cornhusk doll to add to your fall decorations.
The Larned Coffe was recently held at Mystic Trove Book Boutique. Vesta Hicks was honored by the American Legion Riders for all her hard work last year in promoting, sorting and packing the clothing and supplies collected for the ALR drive to help the veterans at Fort Dodge. The members of ALR are again this year, collecting for residents at Fort Dodge. You can see Dennis Wilson or any other ALR member for more information on this project. They are also sponsoring the first annual 'Man Cave Crawl', which is this Saturday. All proceeds go to the Fort Dodge project.
The Sept. 21 PEO Founders Day fall social for area Chapters HR, DU, FS and IV was enjoyed by a good turnout of members. Guest speaker was Karla Jo Farmer of Ft. Scott, past president of Kansas State Chapter. Shown with her are current Chapter Presidents: Nancy Sundahl, IV; Becky Hill, HR; Karla Jo Farmer; Sharon Mauler, DU and Jan Keeley, HR & current Secretary of Kansas State Chapter.
C & V Home Improvement (Ellinwood/Great Bend), an installer of Mennonite and Amish crafted Pro Via windows and doors, has just been awarded an exclusive Aeris Collection dealership. Owner Matt Hoisington said, "C & V Home Improvement is proud to have been selected to carry this specialty line of patio doors and windows. This dealership will give us the opportunity to offer our customers elegant, high end products ".
You'd have to live under the covers not to know we spend one-third of our lives sleeping or trying to fall asleep. Between grabbing those nighttime Z's and passing out on the couch, sleep dominates much of our nightly life.
Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.
Betty J. Kramer, 84, died Aug. 31, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
CHASE – Margery A. Rondeau, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Nov. 30, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., she was the daughter of Max and Agnes Engelbert. She married Richard F. Rondeau Aug. 21, 1948, at Minneapolis. He survives. She was a resident of Chase since 1999, having lived in Belpre and San Diego.
Ruth Lorene Ward, 91, died Aug. 30 at Golden Plains Care Center, Hutchinson. She was born July 15, 1923 at Brownell, the daughter of Jesse Dailey and Sarah Eliza (Rankin) Weathers. Ruth married Floyd Cecil Ward March 13, 1940 at Hutchinson. He died Jan. 2, 1996. She was homemaker and worked in the kitchen at USD 428 and St. Rose Hospital
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
I receive many calls during the year about tree health, so I tend to write about trees more than any other subject. Right now, many of the trees in the county are looking a little stressed. There are several different issues that your tree may be trying to handle right now, so to help your tree; finding out what is wrong is the first step to helping it stay healthy.
The Rziha/Koester family reunion was held on Aug. 9, at the Claflin Parish Center. Members of the reunion committee were Linda Bahr, Marlene Lohmann, Kristia Zeretzke, Chuck and Janice Moore, and Jim and Jolene Rziha. The day started with registration. A meal was catered by the Wheatland Cafe of Hudson. After the meal a memorial service was held for the family members who have passed away since the last reunion three years ago. A candle was lit for each of the following: Dave Govert, Jeanette Holopirek, Andy Anderson and Gilbert Penka. Pictures were taken, visiting/card playing followed. A ...
The Schneweis reunion was held on July 12, at the Parish Center in Claflin. Hosts were Les and Mary Lou Stewart, Paul and Bernice Huslig, Butch and Toni Schneweis, Lori Lane, Melanie Schneweis, Jim and Jolene Rziha, Bill & Lisa Richardson, Marty and Kathy Chacon. The day started with registration followed by a memorial service for family members who had passed away since the last reunion. A candle was lit for each of the following: Patrick Demel, Edwin Schneweis, Aiden Allen Riddle, Mary Habiger Hill, Joe Lane and Bernard Boor. A meal was catered by John Ross and Campany Signature Catering ...
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, and Virginia L. Keener of Rush Center, announce their engagement.
Bob and Lorrayne Eveleigh celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 24 with family.
Chris Guerrero and Sara Dreiling announce the birth of their daughter Sophie Lea Guerrero on July 11 at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Mo. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long.
Laura Reynolds Wyatt will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6, at Kenwood Plaza, 607 East 1st Street in St. John. No gifts are requested
Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood, and Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shawna Robl to Matt Schafer, son of Todd and Suzanne Schafer of Belton, Mo. and Jim and Denise Klima of Claflin. Grandparents of the couple are Roy and Rosemary Robl of Ellinwood and Ted and Carolyn Schafer of Hutchinson.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.