There are many 'untold stories' about Great Bend Army Air Field during its brief, but very active, existence during World War II. One of those stories involves six young women, assigned to GBAAF as WASPs or Women Airforce Service Pilots. Karen Neuforth, Research Coordinator of the Barton County Historical Society, will tell that story at the regular meeting of the Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday. As always, the public is welcome to attend and learn more about our county's history.
Cerv's Conoco and Convenience Stores has a mission statement: Accomplish extraordinary feats by doing ordinary things with extraordinary consistency, commitment and focus. To practice their mission of doing the extraordinary they recently recognized high school students who exemplify the extraordinary also. These students exemplify hard work, dedication, team work, sacrifice, endurance, commitment, and an overall upbeat positive attitude on and off the basketball court. Cerv's presented a $250 check in the name of the students as a way to recognize and encourage outstanding students and give back to our local schools. Russ Pfannenstiel, owner, said "I wanted to ...
Twila Bowsher will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 29 with a card shower.
Now that spring is finally here, it is time to assess what may have happened, what it means, and make plans for the coming crop year. Conditions in the area were not helpful in planting and establishing winter wheat. While the weather contributed to a rapid, timely harvest of fall crops, dry conditions led to uneven wheat stands, overall poor fall growth, and in many cases delayed wheat emergence and tillering. Wheat was further stressed by several periods of extreme cold accompanied by strong winds and relatively little or no snow cover. In between were periods of warm windy weather ...
Mr. and Mrs. Brock McPherson of Great Bend celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 25 with a family dinner.
Dennis and Jane Steinert of Galatia announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristine Nicole Steinert, to Cody James Engle, son of Ryan and Rita Engle of Shawnee and Bill and Jackie Cook of Great Bend.
Jerry Morgenstern and his wife recently attended the Farm Bureau President's Conference in Washington D.C.. The Morgensterns learned that Barton County Farm Bureau has an outstanding reputation of fulfilling the Mission Statement of Farm Bureau and meeting the goals of the County Association among leaders not only on the State level but through out the Nation.
Lonnie and Joyce Carter of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cayci Carter, to Luke Ellis, son of Leslie and Lois Ellis of Downs, currently residing in Stockton.
On Saturday, March 19 kids in the Barton County 4H Shooting Sports project traveled to Pawnee County to compete in the annual Pawnee County Shootout air rifle competition.
Esther Cromwell will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on April 3 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Hosts for the evening will be her daughters and son-in-laws, Shirley and Darrell Sigler, Connie and John Gilzinger and Barbara and David Janway.
On March 17 the Cobra Kai Martial Arts Center promoted five junior students and eight adults at their normal scheduled Tuesday night meeting. Belts were awarded by Sensei Ben Shumate and Sempi Doug Parks.
Everett and Margaret Hitschmann will celebrate their 60th anniversary on April 2 with a family dinner hosted by their children.
Kade Ensley, a senior at Great Bend High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Foundation Scholarship during ceremonies March 4 at K-State. April Mason, provost and senior vice president, presented the award.
Eighteen members of the Great Bend Garden Club met on March 17 at the county extension office.
During the month of April, Curves of Great Bend will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.
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I'll tell you a little story about Bob Simon, the veteran CBS News correspondent who was killed Wednesday night in a car crash after having survived innumerable wars over five decades.
Brian Williams probably isn't a liar. Based on recent revelations, amplifications and clarifications, he appears to be a serial exaggerator.
The Hoisington Wrestling team came as close as a team can come in not winning a team championship at the Central Kansas League tournament hosted by Hoisington this past Saturday. The team lost by just a mere 1/2 point to Smoky Valley High School. Making it even tougher on the Cardinals was that they had the fire power to have won the tournament, if they had been able to be at full strength. Gone from the lineup was one of their main cogs in senior Chance Boor at 195 lbs. Chance a state placer last year has been a ...
Former Great Bend High School wrestler Zachary Schridde qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Nationals in the 133-pound weight class. Schridde placed fourth for the Pratt Beavers on Feb. 14, at the West Central District Regionals hosted by Colby Community College. Eight colleges participated including colleges from Oklahoma and Arkansas. Pratt Community College Beavers qualified a total of seven of their nine wrestlers for the National Tournament on Feb. 27-28, held in Des Moines, Iowa. The Pratt Beavers are coached by Ken Kepley.
The home opener was put on hold. Due to the weather expected in Great Bend over the weekend, the Barton Community College baseball team switched venues for its 4-game series.
After rolling to a 4-0 start at home to start the 2015 season, the Barton Community College softball team hit the road for the first time Saturday. And it wasn't a short trip either. The Cougars traveled to far southeast corner of the state to battle Allen County in Iola.
Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team, during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.
Kenneth Dean Likes, 82, died Feb 15 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Sept. 1, 1932,at Brownell, he was the son of William Bryan and Mary Tee (Smotherman) Likes.
Lyle J. Lang, 73, died Feb. 15, at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 15, 1942, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank and Gertrude (Eckert) Lang. On Oct. 24, 1966, he married Nancy Weber in Great Bend. They later divorced. A lifetime area resident, he was a truck driver for Meadow Gold Dairy, Santa Fe Trucking and Kansas Brick and Tile.
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A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.