Great Bend Fire Department
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - David Akers' mouth fell open and his eyes popped as he threw his arms into the air in both celebration and disbelief. Somehow, a field goal from 63 yards out had gone in - after bouncing off the crossbar.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning came up with a near-record performance in throwing for 510 yards, and Andre Brown scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left to lift the New York Giants to a wild 41-34 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Beverly Davis will celebrate her 80th birthday with a "Come and Go" party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Cedar Park Place Center in Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Opal A. Weaver will celebrate her 99th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Cedar Park Place gathering room. Friends and family are invited to share in the celebration. Hosts for the event will be her children, Max and JaNelda Manor of Wamego, Gene and Karen Weaver of Wichita, Donna Campbell of Larned, Keith and Oleta Beckwith of Great Bend, Terry and Carolyn Holland of Baton Rouge, La., and Gary and Vicki Pillard of Marysville.
Robert Childress and Mechelle Stone announce the engagement of their daughter Ashleigh Childress to Harold Hitschmann, the son of Agnes Lang and Harold Hitschmann.
Dave Hawkins and Angela Barney announce the birth of their daughter Fallyn Raine Hawkins on Aug. 14 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. Her brothers and sisters are 13-year-old Madyson Brooke Keffer, 10-year-old Tate Orion Pinkston, 11-year-old Justin Hawkins, 10-year-old Clarissa Hawkins, 7-year-old Chad Hawkins, 5-year-old Riley Hawkins, 3-year-old Carly Hawkins and 3-year-old Aiden Hawkins.
Esther Koochel will celebrate her 98th birthday on Sept. 19 with a card shower.
IOLA - The Barton Community College women's soccer team shut out Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference foe Allen 5-0 on Friday for its fifth straight victory.
STANFORD, Calif. - Even without Andrew Luck, Stanford still had every answer for Matt Barkley and Southern California.
MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder saw it coming all week in practice.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association begins its 2012-13 season with the music of 1990s country hit maker Collin Raye. His concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Great Bend High School senior Brad Hanks, center, was the guest speaker recently at the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis meeting. Hanks attended Kiwanis' Key Leader program at Rock Springs earlier this summer. He is pictured with his sponsors, Kiwanian Bill McKown, and Kansas District Key Leader chairman Barb Konrade.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nationwide health systems that manages St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend and St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, announced that it has selected Sonic Boom Wellness to provide a comprehensive health and wellness program to its employees.
Two upcoming public events will kick off a local fundraising effort, with all proceeds benefiting central Kansans with developmental disabilities and delays. The Sunrise Campaign, which helps Sunflower Diversified Services' clients, has been an annual fund drive for 12 years.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday for the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.