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Underage drinking: Why 21?

November 12, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

FCCLA members attend district meeting

HOISINGTON - Over 200 hundred students, advisors, and guests attended the District B FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference in Stockton on Oct. 19. Hoisington's own Kayla Reisner opened the meeting as the District B president. Shannon Manka is currently serving as the District B Vice President of STAR Events.

November 12, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Kans for Kids has successful fundraiser

HOISINGTON - The evening of Nov. 5 proved to be one of the most successful days for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation as the organization hosted their first Mardi Gras/ Shrimp Boil and Auction to benefit Barton County children living with cancer both now and in the future.

November 12, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

V. Lenora Musgrove 1927-2011

CLAFLIN - V. Lenora Musgrove, 84, died Nov. 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born May 20, 1927 in Leedey, Okla., the daughter of William Braxton and Bertha (McKay) Yarbrough.

November 12, 2011 | | Obituaries

Lorin Peter

ELLINWOOD - Lorin Peter, 84, died Saturday at Ellinwood District Hospital. Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.

November 12, 2011 | | Obituaries

Wanda M. Schrock 1937-2011

SALINA -Wanda M. Schrock, 74, Salina, died Nov. 10. She was born March 13, 1937 in Great Bend to Louie and Goldie (Sloan) Burhenn. For many years, she lived in Longmont, Colo., where she married Laddie Schrock on Jan. 13, 1989. In 2004, they moved to Salina from Apache Junction, Ariz. She was a homemaker and a member of Salina Heights Christian Church.

November 12, 2011 | | Obituaries

Sandra L. “Sandi” Simmons 1944 - 2011

Sandra L. "Sandi" Simmons, 67, died Nov. 11 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 14, 1944 in Great Bend she was the daughter of Gerhardt LaVern and Delora Jean (McCullough) Nuss. She was married to Gary Simmons for 35 years. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was the owner and operator of Great Bend Floral for 38 years.

November 12, 2011 | | Obituaries

Willie Edwin Schultz 1932 - 2011

LITTLETON, Colo. - Willie Edwin Schultz, 78, died on July 7, 2011 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. surrounded by his wife, children and grandson.

November 12, 2011 | | Obituaries

Diana Marie (Dian) Walters 1950-2011

LITTLETON, Colo. - Diana Marie (Dian) Walters, 60, passed away at Minnequa Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 5 after being ill for a number of years. Diana was born Oct. 21,1950, in Great Bend, the daughter of Cleat and Virginia Walters. She graduated from Great Bend High School and moved to Denver in 1972.

November 12, 2011 | | Obituaries

Dorothy Lucile Brining 1917-2011

Dorothy Lucile Brining, 93, died peacefully on Nov. 9 in her son and daughter-in-law's home in Waddington, N.Y. For the last 12 months, Don and Cher lovingly cared for her in their home where she often got to spend time with her granddaughter, Danielle and her husband, Ronnie Plumadore and share in the joy of the upcoming birth of their first child–her first great grandchild!

November 12, 2011 | | Obituaries

KAY clubs earn gold awards

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 11 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 7 at Goddard High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2010-2011 school year.

November 12, 2011 | | Education

Remember pennies?

Until recently, I would often stop by the corner convenience store after work to treat my sweet tooth. From the time I was four-years-old and walked barefoot down to Vern Wagner's little general store, I've always been forced to satisfy my craving for chocolate.

November 11, 2011 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Exotic appeal

"These are not your grandmothers' quilts," says the National Quilt Museum of their national contest winners. Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery is now displaying these fabric masterpieces for their current featured exhibit, "New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Orange Peel."

November 11, 2011 | | Local News

ARNP joins St. Joseph Family Medicine team

The new advanced registered nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM) is now available to see patients of all ages. Linsey Carter recently moved to Great Bend to share the SJFM practice with Cherie Morris, M.D. in family medicine with obstetrics, and Charise Oelger, physician assistant.

November 11, 2011 | | Business

Of precipitation and people

Curiously on one of the Wichita TV stations after the most recent precipitation, the weatherman spent time regarding the drought and if the drought was over. Most of us while very grateful for the moisture know we are still in a severe drought, especially when you consider that even after the last event many areas are still five or more inches behind normal compared to the long-term yearly average as of this date. So what exactly did we gain with this moisture?

November 11, 2011 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture

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Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Metzger baby girl

Kyle and Kendra Metzger announce the birth of their daughter Brynn McKenzie Metzger on Sept. 30, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She weighed 10 ...

November 29, 2015 | | Births

Fern Faye Nairn 1921-2015

Fern Faye Nairn, 94, died Nov. 27, 2015, at home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 22, 1921, at Alexander, she was the daughter of William ...

November 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice hosts holiday grief session

Even though Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors grief support groups throughout the year, it has once again scheduled a special holiday-related session.

November 28, 2015 | | Local News

Florence Marie Clayton Doze 1938 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Florence Marie Clayton Doze passed from this life Nov. 25, 2015, in Wichita. Born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Kingman, she was the daughter ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Loray W. “Ray” Wilhelm

BUHLER - Loray W. "Ray" Wilhelm, 90, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Buhler Sunshine Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending with Elliott Mortuary and Crematory in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Abbie Louise Miller

Abbie Louise Miller, a resident of Great Bend since 1945, entered her eternal home Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Abbie and her husband Dean moved to ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp 1934-2015

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp, 81, died Nov. 26, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita. Born April 6, 1934 at Jefferson City, Mo., she was the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Touched by Cancer members to celebrate Christmas

Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. Third and ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

​Crafters World offers free art classes for kids

Lynn Benefield from Crafters World will offer free art classes for children 6-18 years old on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Great Bend Public Library ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Great Bend Regional Hospital to host lab fair

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair from 6-7:30 a.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Business

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