Several Scouts from Troop 111, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Great Bend, received special recognition for giving service beyond what is normally expected.
Chase High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Principal's Honor Roll
Boy Scout Troop 149 recently held Pinewood Derby Race.
This is a nationwide effort to recognize the efforts of those who serve Friendship Meals to seniors. This program is offered in the month of March and public officials are invited to participate. The Great Bend-based Eldercare is the local sponsoring, agency for the meals, covering 28 southwest Kansas counties. "They encourage us to invite mayors in to help serve."
The 16th Annual Kansas fwo Jima Reunion and Dinner, founded by the late Walt Vincent in 1996, will be held May 7, at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling. The door will open at 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and viewing of memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to bring personal memorabilia. Colors will be presented at 6 p.m. followed by the serving of dinner. The meal will cost $10 per person, at the door. Menu will be tossed salad, choice of smothered steak or fried chjcken, baked potato, green ...
On March 16th the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts U.S.A. Academy had its first belt promotions under its new Instructors, 3rd Degree Black Belt, Sensei Nathan Chlumsky and 1st Degree Black Belt, Sempai Michael Alnore.
Several area students accepted Fort Hays State University scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year at a recent Student Recognition Program in Great Bend.
Located at the intersection of 10th and Main in Great Bend, Z's Car Wash is no stranger to Great Bend drivers. Community residents have been enjoying the car wash's convenient location for several years. However, loyal patrons may have noticed a drastic difference in the quality of the wash they receive since the end of last year. "I firmly believe as a business owner that if you are going to provide a service, it needs to be the very best," says owner Joey Zimmerman. "Our old car wash just wasn't cutting it, so after seven months of ...
The Seventh Annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic hosted over sixty 4-H members from nearby counties. Members participated in air rifle and archery competition to prepare for the upcoming state 4-H Shooting Sports Competition to be held April 16th at the Expo Grounds west of Great Bend.
The IRS is reminding everyone not to overlook credits that can reduce their tax bill.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Phil Gramm, one of John McCain's chief economic advisers, made the statement that "we are a nation of whiners." He, of course, took a lot of flak for that and eventually backed down from his statement.
LA JOLLA - God bless America, and how's everybody?
By his own testimony, John Ditullio is a hateful neo-Nazi who despised his next-door neighbors in New Port Richey, Fla. - a white woman with an African-American friend and a son who was openly gay.
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.
Inflation, deflation. No, this is not Economics 101. We will not be using the Bell Curve and doing some statistical analysis. No accounting, no spreadsheets. This is about footballs. DEFLATEGATE!
MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.
The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.
NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.
HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.
EMPORIA - Walter L. Graham, 93, of Emporia, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Walter was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Liberal, the son of Logan and Margaret (Bruce) Graham. He attended Pratt Junior College, Independence Junior College and Wichita State University.
The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.