The campus at Barton Community College exhibits a certain unassuming demeanor. Though, there's more to BCC than meets the eye.
Margaret (Marge) Vigna Prosser celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 22 with a family dinner and party in Great Bend. Margaret and her great-grandson, Gunner Clark Walker, were the guests of honor. Gunner's first birthday was Oct. 20. On Oct. 29, her children and some of her grandchildren will spend the weekend in Pueblo, Colo. Her children are hosting a reception and dinner in her honor for her nieces, nephews and their families.
John Stang, 2009 GBHS graduate, was named one of 24 George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholars for 2011-2012. The competition for the post included an essay and review of his undergraduate work to date. John will be conducting historical research under the program. A junior at Roanoke College in Salem, Va., he has been on the Dean's honor roll during his entire tenure at the college.
Keith and Marie Marcum will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 4 with a card shower. The couple was married at Antioch Church of the Nazarene in Overland Park. Together they have found a friendship and built a beautiful marriage.
Mildred Reif will celebrate her 80th birthday Nov. 7 with a card shower. She was born Nov. 7, 1931 to John and Judith Schneider of Olmitz. Mildred graduated from Great Bend High School in 1949. On Aug. 30, 1950, she married Steve Reif. Residents of rural Odin, Mildred and Steve are retired from farming. Mildred has four children, Melvin and Sammie Reif of Ellinwood, Raymond and Anne Reif of Great Bend, Janet and Gary Rapp ...
The origin, growth and decay of living things is the theme for this semester's After School Science Program, created to provide science field experience for elementary teacher candidates at Fort Hays State University.
Norman and Pauline Herrmann of Kinsley, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 5. Pauline Debes and Norman Herrmann were married Nov. 4, 1961 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned. The couple has one daughter, Traci Poer, and husband Mark of Ingalls; and two grandsons, Wyatt and Ty Poer of Ingalls. Cards and well wishes may be sent to them at 728 N. 70th Ave., Kinsley, KS 67547.
Glynn and Nancy Mortimer will celebrate their 60th anniversary later this year with a family gathering in Kansas City planned by their daughters.
The following meals will be served Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
At their annual sales meeting in Sioux Falls, S.D., Raven Industries recognized Simpson Farm Enterprises, Ransom, Great Bend, Hays, and Beloit, as a Top Volume Dealer and Distributor with an Outstanding Sales Award. Simpson Farm Enterprise also received a 2010-2011 award for Outstanding Overall Sales.
It's time to dust off that recipe from last winter and make a big pot of chili for entry in the Second Annual Charity Chili Cook-off. If you are not a chili chef join us in public tasting and vote for the People's Choice at the Charity Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds will go to the Food Bank as part of a Sunflower Diversified Services outreach to the community.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It's simple, to the point and involves large quantities of chocolate. Decorations and planning don't start months in advance like Christmas and the cost of the candy won't break my budget. If I go all out and get the regular-sized candy bars at Costco I can even be a real hero in my neighborhood. There's nothing like the news passed from feverishly running pint-sized Batman ...
Colorado inmate Daniel Self filed a federal lawsuit against the Sterling Correctional Facility because prison personnel saved his life.
My wife and I took a certain perverse pride in how we handled television around our son - scrupulously not letting him watch for the first two years of his life.
TOPEKA - The Barton Community College men's soccer team had its season come to a screeching halt after a 4-0 loss to Cloud County.
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.