An E-waste trailer will be available at the Barton County Extension office, 1800 12th street, during business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 8th. The "Green" day kicks off with the Extension council elections opening at 7:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. A noon program titled, "Cook Once – Eat Twice" will feature recipes that save time and energy in the kitchen. A "Recycled Crafts" program for kids after school will run from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The first 18 kids to register will enjoy this "hands on" workshop. The final program "Composting Yard and Food Waste ...
The Soroptimists of Great Bend, a women's club designed to promote the education and advancement of other women, is hosting an all-you-can-eat chili and chicken noodle soup supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Great Bend. Tickets are $5 per person and kids under 5 years of age eat for free. Dinner includes all-you-can eat chili and/or chicken noodle soup, veggies, iced tea or water, and a homemade dessert. Tickets are available in advance from Coldwell Banker Real Estate (10th & McKinley) or at the door.
The Rice County Historical Society is celebrating Veterans Day and honoring all who have served by presenting Tyler Whorton. Currently the Production Supervisor at Hospira in McPherson, Tyler is also an Iraq War Veteran. He will be speaking on the topic "From the Farm to the Front Lines: My Journey from the Kansas Wheat Fields to Iraq".
Phil and Margaret Bartholomew celebrated their 50th anniversary with a catered meal at their home hosted by their daughters and families.
Hilary and Donna Luft celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 31.
Dennis and Rhonda Klima of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Klima, to Grant Miller, son of Joel and Teresa Miller of St. John.
Margaret Reichuber will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the American Legion, 204 North Main, in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be her children Edd and Aileen Reichuber of Hutchinson, Kenny Reichuber of Burrton, Dick and Mary Jane Reichuber of Hoisington and Gary and Janie Reichuber of Wichita. She has 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at Oct. 18 at the home of Jeanne Schmitt. Susan Brown was co-hostess. President Janis Link led the meeting.
Natasha Marie Bjork Avila and Jarod Micheal Beneke were united in marriage on Sept. 24 at the Community Christian Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by pastor Jack Sweany. Mother of the bride is Jennifer Bjork Adams of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Corky and Kathy Bloom of Hutchinson.
Addison Baxter, a senior at GBHS, has been selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Jazz Band which meets this Saturday in Dodge City. Members were selected through recorded auditions. After a day of rehearsal, the jazz band and middle school band and choir will give a concert at the Dodge City Middle School auditorium starting at 3:45 p.m. There is a small admission fee, and the public is invited to attend.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu.
Richard and Kathy Ahlvers will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 3 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 19 with a reception at the Great Bend Best Western courtyard, 2920 10th Street. The couple requests no gifts.
Zeta Gamma Sorority met at the home of Nancy Williams on Oct. 11th. The program, "The History of Epsilon Sigma Alpha," was given by Program Chairman, Marty Schloemer.
Anneda Drewel of Holton, Gary Julian, Jerry Sanders and Jim and Shari Chansler, all of Stafford, announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Julian and Aaron Sanders, both of Lenexa.
The following meals will be served Nov. 7 through Nov. 11. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The Barton Community College Dance team took home the first place trophy in the Region VI dance and cheer competition Sunday in Hutchinson.
Pat Kottas needed both knees replaced. The years of his youth spent crouched as a baseball catcher and playing football coupled with the subsequent years of chasing his kids around, coaching their sports teams and climbing multiple sets of stairs daily at work, had left him unable to stand up straight. After some badgering from his family, which included Barton Community College's Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education Programs Dr. Kathy Kottas, the time had come for him to bite the bullet and succumb to his bilateral knee replacement surgery on Dec. 13, 2013.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
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ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed 6th at a tournament held at Southeast of Saline on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.