WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Congressman Tim Huelskamp visited with Howard Partington (City Administrator, Great Bend), Allene Owen (City Council, City of Great Bend) and Jon Prescott (CPI, Qualified Plan Consultants). Among other topics, they discussed immigration, rural housing, and transportation. Congressman Huelskamp said.
CHASE - Mara Ellen Gillespie, 24, died March 24 at her residence in Chase. Born Sept. 15, 1988 in Great Bend she was the daughter of Geneil Ellen Gillespie. In 2007, she graduated from Chase Rural High School. She graduated from Barton Community College with a CNA degree. A lifelong resident of Chase she was a CNA and CMA and a restaurant cook.
CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Kelly Nixon, Casey Hubbard and Leon Oberle. Also present: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes, Liz Praeger, Randy Oeser and Ryan Oeser.
Two new local children's book authors, Gina Cook and Tami Dykes will hold their first book signing this Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Everything Under the Son which is located at 407 McKinley St. in Great Bend.
In an effort to recruit and promote new business in the State of Kansas, The Kansas Department of Commerce created a program entitled "Small Town Spotlight" which highlights the towns and companies that are joining forces for success. Recently, Great Bend was featured as a small town success story for the strides in economic development over the last several months.
PRATT- It was a very rewarding Father's Day for the dad's of the Barton Bandits 13U baseball team. Behind exceptional pitching the Bandits successfully defended back-to-back tournament titles at the 2015 Smoky Ford Wood Bat Tournament held this weekend at the Green Sports Complex in Pratt.
HAYS- The Golden Belt swim team recorded a first place finish at last weekend's meet in Hays. Aubrey Snapp placed first in all her events. Cal Dunekack and sister Camryn were standouts as well. Phane Pedigo and Dawson Clark were leaders in the high school boys events. All swimmers improved their times swimming in a 50 meter pool.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Brookdale of Great Bend (Sterling House of Great Bend), 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.