Last weekend I attended my thirty-fifth high school reunion. Joining me was my high school classmate and one of my friends, John Holt. Just as we did for our 30th, the itinerary included a visit with a mentor who remains a spiritual influence in our lives – Sister Mary Rose Engle, our Principal at St. Patrick's in 1965 and a Dominican sister for 75 years. Her residence at the Dominican Convent is across the street from the home where I grew up.
Whenever someone says they enjoy going to one of the casinos in Kansas to gamble, the temptation is to ask them if they would like to farm. Producing agricultural commodities is an enterprise where you can do everything right and lose. The best a producer can do is stay up to date with the latest information/technology and opt for what makes sense for their operation. Information provided by K-State and private companies provides an almost limitless number of possibilities, especially if your bank account is limitless. Producers have to perform what economists would term a cost-benefit analysis. What is ...
The First Presbyterian church invites Great Bend and Barton County communities to a "Music for Mission" concert which will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, 24th and Washington. A variety of instrumental and vocal musical groups representing a diverse make-up of churches located in Great Bend will join together for an afternoon of musical praise to God.
"Embrace Your Heritage," a workshop for local church historians, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Student Activities Center at Kansas Wesleyan University, located at Claflin Ave. and South Fourth St. in Salina. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Registration is $25, which includes lunch. Deadline for registration is Oct. 19.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Dominican Sisters of Peace held a Rite of Entrance ceremony for Anne Knight, welcoming her as a new candidate to their congregation of Catholic Sisters. As a candidate, Anne will continue on a path of prayer and discernment, determining whether she will eventually make vows as a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. In this year of candidacy, she will live with a local community of Sisters, participate in their shared life of prayer, study and service, and continue to learn more about the joys and struggles of being a Dominican Sister.
The Barton Community College women's soccer team upset No. 13-ranked Northern Oklahoma College–Tonkawa 4-2 on the road Wednesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Referee Gene Steratore turned on his microphone to greet the captains of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens for the pre-game coin toss.
WICHITA - Debbie Huslig, 59, died Sept. 26 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Dec. 10, 1952 in Pratt, she was the daughter of Bernard Louis and Donna Joan "Jo" (Rose) Huslig. A resident of Wichita since 1997, coming from Great Bend, she was a baby sitter, seamstress, beauty operator and aerobics instructor. She was a devoted and loving grandmother.
John Leroy Noblitt, 61, passed away in Great Bend early on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26. Born Dec. 6, 1950 in Great Bend, he was the son of Jack and Clara (Hamrdla) Noblitt. A resident of Great Bend for the majority of his life, he attended school in Great Bend, and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1968. A United States Army veteran, John served in Vietnam. After his discharge from the Army, John worked as an officer for the Great Bend Police Department for a number of years, and then worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation on Highway ...
Adam Shull, driving while suspended, continued to Sept. 15
NEW YORK - The NFL's regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn't have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans.
LARNED - Rendezvous 2012, a history seminar sponsored by the Santa Fe Trail Center, Fort Larned National Historic Site and the Santa Fe Trail Association.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Sunflower Bank has promoted Jordan Klima to Loan Operations Assistant. In this capacity, Klima will be making consumer loans and supporting commercial loan functions in the Great Bend and Ellinwood communities. Prior to the promotion, Klima was a Customer Service Representative.
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Another close hard fought match. Another loss. This time it ended the season of the Barton Community College women's soccer team.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Sharon Smolik of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a card shower. A surprise celebration will be held at a later date.
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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The following meals will be served Nov. 10 through Nov. 14. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi began its 2014-15 year in September with new plans for community service, and social and cultural activities. Members welcomed back Brenda Black, who has rejoined the chapter after returning to Great Bend from Topeka.
Sunflower Bank has partnered with Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce to create a visitor information kiosk. The kiosk is located at Sunflower Bank, 13 N. Main in Ellinwood, inside of the ATM center. The Sunflower Bank ATM center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is located just north of the bank's main entrance.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of Great Bend High School All-Conference athletes; approval of Title VI B and Early Childhood Flow-Through budget application; approval of BOE representative to the GBRC Board; approval of Capital Outlay Resolution; report on Curriculum Day, KSDE Fall conference, Danielson Instructional Model course and MTSS training; update on disaster preparedness; approval of Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization donation; update on Optimist Club speaker, negotiations workshop, distribution of Rotary Club dictionaries to 3rd ...
The Progress Club met on Nov. 3, at the home of Pat Halbower, with Jackie Curtis and Maxie Hinkson as co-hostesses. Sixteen members attended.