The staff at Park Elementary will hold a come-and-go retirement party for long-time Park music teacher Myrna Holthaus from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the Park Elementary library.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler isn't the fastest guy on the base paths by any stretch, so the chances of him hitting into a double play are pretty good if he puts the ball on the ground.
INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 25 points and Indiana beat Orlando 105-87 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round Eastern Conference series in five games.
McPHERSON - On a last-minute goal, the Great Bend High School girls' soccer team beat McPherson on Tuesday night 2-1.
GARDEN CITY - For the 10th staight year, the Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the WAC crown on Tuesday.
GREAT BEND -- Elizabeth Lula Rose "Betty" Straub, 79, died on May 7 at her home in Great Bend. Born Aug. 10, 1932 in Coodys Bluff, Okla. she was the daughter of Victor and Goldia (Adamson) Coker. She was a graduate of Claflin High School. On Nov. 24, 1952 she married Robert F. Hickey in Hoisington. He died on April 8, 1972. On May 31, 1974 she married Walter Joseph Straub in Hoisington. He died on Jan. 19, 2011. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she was a homemaker.
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Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation has announced two recipients of the 2012 Becky Nicholson/Kans for Kids Scholarship.
Crime Stoppers seeks information on the theft of a 2005 Diamond T trailer. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said it was stolen April 25 or 26 from behind a residence at 3010 17th in Great Bend.
Enrollment is now open for the Summer Fun Program at Sunflower's Incredible Years Preschool where youngsters can enjoy the balance of class time and play time, Coordinator Cathy Estes said. The six-week program is available to any child age 2-and-a-half to 5 years.
Two Brown Mackie College occupational therapy assistant students spent four days in late April involved with the therapeutic-riding program at Rosewood Ranch. While the ranch has welcomed dozens of visitors to observe its award-winning program over the years, OTA students Kelley Hulteen and Barbara Berg are the first to make it part of their college curriculum by visiting April 23-26.
Oversized "birdhouses" are slowly popping up throughout town as part of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau's scene byway promotion. Now stores along K-96 have collaborated to unveil their birdhouses at the same time, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.
More than 100 people were involved in Barton Community College's EMT Field Ops Day on Saturday. Students from the EMS, Medical Assistant, and Criminal Justice programs; instructors, volunteer patients; and local law enforcement and emergency medical service personnel were on hand to create lifelike emergency scenarios designed to put the students' skills to the test and mimic the high stress situations they might encounter in the field.
The Great Migration Rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants start at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and "migrate" the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, stopping at three points and acquiring cards worth points along the route. Lunch will be served at the Dozier Winery.
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
I receive many calls during the year about tree health, so I tend to write about trees more than any other subject. Right now, many of the trees in the county are looking a little stressed. There are several different issues that your tree may be trying to handle right now, so to help your tree; finding out what is wrong is the first step to helping it stay healthy.
The Rziha/Koester family reunion was held on Aug. 9, at the Claflin Parish Center. Members of the reunion committee were Linda Bahr, Marlene Lohmann, Kristia Zeretzke, Chuck and Janice Moore, and Jim and Jolene Rziha. The day started with registration. A meal was catered by the Wheatland Cafe of Hudson. After the meal a memorial service was held for the family members who have passed away since the last reunion three years ago. A candle was lit for each of the following: Dave Govert, Jeanette Holopirek, Andy Anderson and Gilbert Penka. Pictures were taken, visiting/card playing followed. A ...
The Schneweis reunion was held on July 12, at the Parish Center in Claflin. Hosts were Les and Mary Lou Stewart, Paul and Bernice Huslig, Butch and Toni Schneweis, Lori Lane, Melanie Schneweis, Jim and Jolene Rziha, Bill & Lisa Richardson, Marty and Kathy Chacon. The day started with registration followed by a memorial service for family members who had passed away since the last reunion. A candle was lit for each of the following: Patrick Demel, Edwin Schneweis, Aiden Allen Riddle, Mary Habiger Hill, Joe Lane and Bernard Boor. A meal was catered by John Ross and Campany Signature Catering ...
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, and Virginia L. Keener of Rush Center, announce their engagement.
Bob and Lorrayne Eveleigh celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 24 with family.
Chris Guerrero and Sara Dreiling announce the birth of their daughter Sophie Lea Guerrero on July 11 at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Mo. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long.
Laura Reynolds Wyatt will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6, at Kenwood Plaza, 607 East 1st Street in St. John. No gifts are requested
Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood, and Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shawna Robl to Matt Schafer, son of Todd and Suzanne Schafer of Belton, Mo. and Jim and Denise Klima of Claflin. Grandparents of the couple are Roy and Rosemary Robl of Ellinwood and Ted and Carolyn Schafer of Hutchinson.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
Alice Batt will celebrate her 92nd birthday with a party from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7, at the Hoisington Activity Center Meeting Room. Hosts for the event will be her son Gene Batt and his spouse Dorothy, of Hoisington.
Gary and Michelle Davis, both of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Lea Ashley Davis to Aaron Jeffry Watts son of Christa and Mike Just, both of Wilson.
Cliff and Jo Jordan will celebrated their 55th anniversary on Aug. 30. A family dinner will be held at a later date.
Some people have the mistaken idea that farmers and ranchers are harming our environment. You hear it everywhere: at the coffee shop, church, public forums, traveling, even in the grocery.