Kansas got a bit of moisture with the snow fall this week. I'm sure that the drought won't be altered very much by this small amount, but it is a welcome start for the new year. Let's hope we get more sooner than later.
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Lee Grandclair, Datacom jacketing operator, was named the 4th Quarter 2012 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
HOISINGTON - Charles F. Bennett, 76, died Jan. 2 at his residence in Hoisington. He was born March 11, 1936, at Shawnee, Okla., the son of J.B. and Louie Marie (Armstrong) Bennett. A lifelong Hoisington resident, he worked as a seismographic driller and at GBI for many years.
Great Bend Regional Hospital has received the Women's Choice Award from WomenCertified, distinguishing it as one of the 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The award is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes plans for the construction of an apartment complex using housing tax credits, a public hearing regarding industrial revenue bonds and property tax abatements for Great Bend Regional Hospital to construct a medical office building, property tax exemption for economic development purposes for Fuller Industries, a petition for the creation of a community improvement district for Golden Belt Cinema 6 and an update on the Great Bend Convention Center.
DALLAS - An autopsy has found that Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. was sober when he was killed in a crash that led to an intoxication manslaughter charge against the teammate at the wheel.
ELLINWOOD - Memory Makers will host their semi-annual two-day scrapbooking event Jan. 11 and 12 at the First Baptist Church, 503A SE 110 Ave., Ellinwood. This event will run from noon to midnight on Friday, Jan. 11, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 12.