The name and location may have changed, but the mission of Great Bend's Central Baptist Church has remained the same for 125 years. This Saturday and Sunday, a month-long celebration of the church's quasquicentennial will culminate at the church, which has been located at Lakin and Harrison streets since 1964.
The Ugandan Orphans Choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road. This group of 10 children ranging from 11 to 14 years old will perform traditional African songs and dances while raising awareness of the power of child sponsorship.
District Judge Hannelore Kitts announced Thursday afternoon that she will not seek re-election to her position as district court judge of the 20th Judicial District this year.
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Thursday, April 19
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Berry has his own opinions about whether the Buffalo Bills were out to hurt him in last season's opener, when a deliberately low block resulted in a season-ending knee injury.
HAYS - Jeff Keenan of Great Bend High School shot 39 on the back nine and finished at 80 for seventh place during the Bob Blazer/Hays Invitational on Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Prince Fielder drove in two runs, Max Scherzer got his first win of the season and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Wednesday night.
JUNCTION CITY - In a non-conference baseball game played at a neutral site on Tuesday night, Barton Community College beat Salina's Brown Mackie College, 13-1.
LARNED - The Larned High School and Hoisington baseball teams split a doubleheader on Tuesday.
COLBY - The Barton Community College softball team was swept by Colby on Wednesday.
LAWRENCE - Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis has released the format for the 2012 KU spring game scheduled for Saturday, April 28.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt is stepping aside as Tennessee's women's basketball coach and taking the title of "head coach emeritus" with long-time assistant Holly Warlick being promoted to replace the sport's winningest coach.
Animal expert Jack Hanna addresses a sold out crowd, Thursday at Barton Community College, while Barton's Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn holds a bearcat. The program was organized by the Great Bend Zoological Society, with the college as a sponsor. Several BCC staff prepared the Fine Arts Auditorium and helped throughout the show. Hanna noted that Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is deserving of community support. "I can count on one hand the number of free zoos in the United States," Hanna said.
HESSTON – South central Kansas will be the destination for five world class musical acts in a variety of backgrounds and genres when Hesston College and Bethel College (North Newton) team up to host the 2014-15 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts 2014-15 season.
Mike Westerman will appear as Edgar Allan Poe to present "The Raven" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St., Great Bend. Admission is free.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., will hold its Fall Harvest Carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be hayrides, costume contests, and trunk or treat time. Members will be serving soup. Everything is free and the community is invited.
Members of First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., will decorate their car trunks and hand out candy on Oct. 31 for Trunk or Treat. Treats will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Forest Ave. in Front of the church, located at Forest and Stone.
First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave., will offer a Judgement House walk-through drama. Hours will be 6-10 Friday, Oct. 24; 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; and 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.
The Barton County Association of Churches' annual Chicken Noodle Soup Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center at 4100 Broadway Ave. In addition to the homemade soup, homemade pies will be served. A freewill donation will be taken at the door. This project benefits Emergency Aid. For questions, contact Nancy Sundahl at 620-793-5894.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will present a musical, "God Will Take You Through," this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. It will be presented at 2 p.m. at Sterling House and a final presentation at 6 p.m. at the Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, 19th St. and U.S. 281 Bypass.
Allen and Connie Parker of Lamb Watchers Ministries will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at King United Methodist Church, 16th and Odell St.
Great Bend Police
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 22. City employees will be in training.
CLAFLIN - "Two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel" is a safe driving principle, and students in USD 112 are encouraged to make a commitment to do just that. There is an added bonus in that they are eligible to receive a grant for participation and votes.