Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is expected to hire eight new employees during the November business meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Five of the new staff members were on the October agenda, but the board was unable to take action due to lack of a quorum. None of the new hire are teachers; the list includes a security officer, customer service representatives and other staff.
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Former Lyons resident Karla Bauer has released a Christmas CD titled "Hope is Alive." Bauer, who now resides in the Kansas City area, will perform at Hutchinson Hastings Entertainment from 4-6 p.m. this Saturday. Her program is free and open to the public.
The Hoisington High School Chapter of National Honor Society is holding a coat and glove drive now through Dec. 15. If you have coats/gloves that you no longer need and you would like to see them go to a new home, drop them off at the following locations: Hoisington High School, Hoisington Dairy Queen, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and Hoisington Activity Center Office.
The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main. Santa slated to arrive at 5:45 p.m. Come by and enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and a hayrack ride. Register to win Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates.
Barton Community College will present "Mass Appeal," its BCC Theatre fall production, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton's Fine Arts Building, F-157.
LARNED - Kenneth Eugene Ellis, 61, died Nov. 15 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Inc., Larned.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by St. Francis Community Services, 1508 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Nancy Sundahl and Brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
MANHATTAN – Farmers and ranchers from across the state will gather at the end of the week for the 92nd-annual meeting of Kansas Farm Bureau, the state's largest agriculture advocacy organization.
After two Mexican fishermen were dragged from their boats and "chewed so badly that their bodies could not be identified by their own families," according to a Daily Express review of a British TV documentary, warnings were issued along the Pacific coast about the northern migration of Humboldt squid.
The late psychic Edgar Cayce was famed for predicting that in the not-too-distant future the entire state of California would collapse into the Pacific Ocean and disappear beneath the sea.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never met an egg dish I didn't like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet.
Great Bend musicians and music educators Kurtis Koch and Steve Lueth will perform with The Diamonds Thursday night for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's final concert of the season. On Tuesday, they traveled to Liberal to play with the legendary band in that community's concert series.
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Chhitubhai K. Patel, 73, passed away on March 31, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 29, 1940, in India, he was the son of Karshanbhai R. and Deviben K. Patel. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Bhagvatiben C. Patel. Mr. Patel farmed in India prior to coming to the United States and Jackson, Miss. in 1989, moving to Great Bend in 2011.
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Perry Lee Isley, jailed in Ford County, $100,000 C/S bond; arrest warrant, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated sexual battery
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LARNED - Larned High School named its March Spotlight Students - Jorghialyn Kimble, Academics; Danni Chilcott, Fine Arts; Easton Palmer, Leadership/Service; and Jessica Johnson, Athletics.
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LACROSSE - Joel H. Ficken, 60, died March 29, at his home. Mr. Ficken was born April 14, 1953, in Ellis County, the son of Wayne R. and Victoria "Vicki" (Stremel) Ficken. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1971 graduate of LaCrosse High School, he was a farmer, and previously a Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. distributor. On Nov. 30, 2002, he married Debra S. "Deb" Burton at the United Methodist Church in Bison.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Maxine Wyatt, 86, passed away on March 29, at Highlands Health Care in Bella Vista. She was born June 14, 1927 to George and Margaret McCoy in Norton. She graduated from Norton High School and went to work for Southwest Bell Telephone Company. In 1947, she married Ray Wyatt. In 1953, they moved to Great Bend. She worked at American State Bank for 36 years and retired. She did volunteer work at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend, and Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick's Church. The couple then moved to Bella Vista, Ark. She loved ...
Great Bend High School has something to crow about: The new head football coach has been named.
HOISINGTON - Three Hoisington High School students traveled to Larned for the regional solo and ensemble festival on March 29.
The Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Club recently went to Topeka for the state conference. Hannah Billinger who will compete at the national level the end of June in Nashville.