Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 19 at the home of Lois Johnson with Susan Coulson serving as co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Tammy Hammond, CEO of Rosewood Services in Great Bend, traveled to Topeka on April 28 to meet with Governor Brownback for a ceremonial signing of a piece of legislation that will brings new federal dollars into Kansas for the Developmentally Disabled.
Glenna Lachelle Brown and Nyle Justin Reinert were united in marriage on March 12 at Camp Aldrich in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Brian Whitney. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Cheryl Brown of Haviland. The groom is the son of Dennis and Jeannie Schuette of Yuma, Ariz. and Ralph Reinert of Ness City. The bride is the granddaughter of Norene Monaghan and Blanche Brown.
Trent Schlotthauer and Linda Stairrett announce the birth of their twins, Aiden Jesse Schlotthauer and Braydin Gene Schlotthauer, on Jan. 26 in Great Bend. Aiden weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz and was 20 in. long. Braydin weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 in. long. They have a big sister, Alexis, who is four years old.
Jared and Megan Clemons of Ellinwood announce the birth of their daughter, Klaire Elizabeth, on Jan. 18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 1/2 in long. She has a big sister, Emma who is 2 1/2 years old.
Eleanor Tammen will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family dinner in McPherson.
There's still time to get in on attending Garden City Community College's final instrumental music concert of the academic year, the Spring Instrumental Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building.
Harold W. Seyfert will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 12 with a card shower.
Originally, today's article was to feature potential broadleaf crops for dryland crop rotations in the Barton County area. Before getting to that discussion, there are some opportunities coming up for area producers and interested individuals worth mentioning. These are tours providing an opportunity to view crops under field conditions and help provide information for producers and agribusiness on varieties, hybrids, and often the effects of cultural practices on crop production.
Doonan GMC is proud to announce the newest addition to our store family. J.P. Postlethwaite is our new light duty service manager. Most of our community knows J.P. from his years in the automotive business and activities and involvement in our community. Doonan GMC feels very blessed to have J.P on board.
The Marmie Ford Parts and Service department was awarded Top Dealership Performance in Service Satisfaction for the Kansas City Region based on Consumer Experience for the month of March.
Progress Club members made a field trip to Greensburg on May 2 to view firsthand the town's recovery since the 2007 tornado. GreenTown tour leader Ruth Ann Wedel led the group on visits to the Silo Eco-Home, 5.4.7 Arts Center, Kiowa County Schools complex, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Methodist Church, BTI Greensburg - John Deere, and a private home. She explained the sustainable eco-friendly construction methods used. Members enjoyed lunch at the Green Bean.
Panther Band members will present their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year.
The Great Bend Tribune staff earned a number of awards from the Kansas Press Association for work done in 2010.
The National Labor Relations Board says college football players are not "students." Many would agree. It took the NLRB to declare them "employees."
These days, the only thing harder than making money is hanging onto it. It's easier to protect dandelion fuzz in a tornado. Everywhere you go, everyone wants a taste. Their only job is to get a grip on your money. And some of these folks are pretty darn good at their jobs.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech Wireless, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Matt Hiss and Ronda Sjogren. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
DETROIT - On a day of dandy Detroit debuts, Alex Gonzalez helped Brad Ausmus start his tenure as Tigers manager with a win.
LAWRENCE - Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins made official Monday what he's been telling folks all along: He's headed to the NBA after his only season with the Jayhawks.
Barton Community College hosted the third annual Central Kansas All-Star Classic on Sunday, showcasing 45 high school senior baskeball players from across Kansas.
Doug McDermott spent his senior season passing a lot of big names on the career scoring list. He is now among some very select company.
Donald "Skip" Bowsher Jr, died March 29 at Salina Regional Health Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
Noemi R. "Mimi" Sanchez, 59, passed away on Friday evening at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born on June 22, 1954 in McAllen, Texas, she was the daughter of Pedro and Teresa (Rosales) Ramos. On March 8, 1980, she was united in marriage to Israel "Lalo" Sanchez in McAllen, Texas. The couple came to Great Bend in October of 1986. Noemi enjoyed cooking and playing Bingo, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Sunday, March 30
In the Sunday Tribune story about the polling places in Great Bend for today's election, the Ward 1 polling station was incorrectly listed as the Great Bend Recreation Center. Instead, the correct location is the Barton County Court House. The Tribune regrets the error.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to 172 School House Road at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, after called reported his neighbor's shed was on fire. Firefighters found a 24 by 30 metal shed with heavy smoke coming from the windows and overhead door and roof area.
oisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell Recognized by State Water Association