Bethany College announces Amanda Wyatt's student teaching placement. Wyatt is a senior from Great Bend. She currently teaches 4th grade at Lincoln Elementary School in Hoisington under teacher Shelly Hanzlick.
Medicare Part D is a public/private partnership. Medicare contracts with private insurance companies to provide this coverage. These contracts can be amended yearly and this is why everyone who has a Part D insurance policy should plan to review their coverage during the open enrollment period each year. The coverage that you have in 2011 could be subject to change in 2012. Now I want to be perfectly clear. Your plan may not change at all but if it does, your premium could be higher or some of your drugs might not be included on the formulary of covered ...
Panther Pride Marching Band members received a I rating at the Kansas State Fair on Sept. 14. They performed the songs Sweet Caroline and 867-5309 in the Bretz Law Office Arena. After playing for the home football game on Friday night, they loaded up on Saturday to travel to Manhattan for the KSU vs. Kent State football game. They marched from the KSU campus through Aggieville and finished at the Manhattan Mall, approximately 4 miles. Band members got in on the fun of watching the Wildcat Marching Band as well as a KSU victory.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing a community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31.
Join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a sentimental music journey. The performance will be the high school auditorium.
Beginning Oct. 9, Dance by Design will be offering two new classes on Sundays for teens and adults. Ballet will begin at 2 p.m. and Modern/Creative Dance will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The Great Bend High School Band and Orchestra will hold a Chili Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Homecoming, Oct. 7, at the GBHS Jack Kilby Commons. Carry-out will be available. Cost is $6 per ticket. To place orders for cinnamon rolls call 793-1521, ext. 189 or 785-650-2194. Cost for a dozen cinnamon rolls is $9 and $5 for six.
Not all wheat varieties are created equal in terms of nitrogen use. Research from Kansas State University is examining the nature of those differences and how appropriate management can improve agricultural efficiency.
Ramona Perez was the Great Bend Middle School's "Staff Member of the Month". Ramona was nominated by Mrs. Doonan for being cheerful and willing to help with any task. No job is too big or too little for Romama and if she doesn't know how to do something she will go out of her way to find out for you. She is a terrific asset to the Middle School.
Twenty-one area students were awarded scholarships totaling $5,250 at the Kansas State University alumni/student event Sept. 13 in Great Bend.
In golf on Thursday at Hutchinson, McKenna Mauler of Great Bend High School finished at 101, Michaela Cape shot a 115, Taylor Mohr had a 126 and Samantha Dreiling carded a 135 for the Panthers golf team.
McPHERSON - Twenty-seven singles players from 13 high schools participated in the McPherson Invitational tennis tournament on Saturday.
Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That's the lowest price since just after the recession ended.
The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy but it also can bring heartache to those who have lost loved ones.
LA CROSSE - Marie D. Reifschneider, 86, La Crosse, died, Nov. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. She was born April 5, 1928, at rural Timken, the daughter of Ralph G. and Blanche J. (Smrcka) Holopirek. On Nov. 20, 1947, she married LeRoy Reifschneider at the United Methodist Church, La Crosse. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
Calista Marie Stuart, 88, died Nov. 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 15, 1926, at Barton County, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Theisen) Seyfert. She married Herbert Stuart in 1943, and later divorced. A lifetime Barton County resident, Calista was a bookkeeper, working for Cheyenne Drug, Van-Jo Dairy, Kottwitz Motor Company, Bob Reiter Chevrolet, Ron Miller Accounting, and most recently M & F Plumbing Heating and Air.
Sister Patricia Martinez, 89, died Nov. 14 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Born May 13, 1925, in Little River, as Pasquala Martinez, Sister Patricia was the daughter of Gregorio and Placida Gomez Martinez. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend Oct. 10, 1943, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 13, 1946. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2011.
WASHINGTON – Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Many talk of living a lifestyle in communion with the earth, but few actually do that. One young couple, Liston and Calvin Marsh have made living close to their rural roots a choice.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
Barton County Jail
Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under their desks as Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican governors. Let the "Very Important Pundits" take turns on cable news assigning blame for the losses. I'm more interested in why the polls didn't tell us the wave was coming.
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.