Wade Babcock is seeking election to the school board this coming Tuesday. Babcock a western Kansas native moved to Great Bend in 2001. He and his family came to Great Bend when he began employment with Central Kansas Orthopedic Group as a practicing Physician Assistant. Wade and his wife Lisa have three children Kaleb, Jacob, and Sophia. Kaleb and Jacob currently attend school at Jefferson Elementary. Babcock has served on the 428 school board since 2009 after being appointed. Since being on the board Babcock's number one priority has been to put the students first by working to create ...
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently appointed Kansas beef producer Brittany Howell of LaCrosse to a three-year term on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, which oversees administration of the national Beef Checkoff Program.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
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The following meals will be served April 4 through April 8. 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.
Esther Cromwell will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Hosts for the evening will be her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Darrell Zigler, Connie and John Gilzinger and Barbara and David Janway.
Louise Hejny of Gardner, will celebrate her 88th birthday with a card shower. Louise was born on April 5, 1923 in Olmitz. She has lived most of her life on a farm near Olmitz. She has two children, Norma and Richard Kraisinger of Otis and Donna and Philip Feist of Gardner; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Lauren Rebecca Marshall and Christopher Jordan Weems were united in marriage on Nov. 13 at the historic estate of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota, Fla. in a ceremony officiated by the Reverend William Johnson. Lauren is the daughter of Dr. Roger and Laina Marshall, of Great Bend. Christopher is the son of Mr. Samuel and Deborah Weems, of Jackson, Miss.
Chris and Patti Lanzer of Overland Park, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lanzer, to Todd Sherman, son of Dennis and Jann Sherman of Great Bend.
The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
Randy and Jeanie Garret of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Garrett, to Tyler Stimatze, son of Joe and Laura Stimatze of Macksville.
Norman and Hilda Chakir will celebrate their 30th anniversary and Hilda's 95th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas, in Great Bend. Hosts for the celebration will be Hilda's children, Judy Burnett, Sandy and Taylor Smith, both of Great Bend and Ron and Pat Griffith of Smith Center.
Harue Matsumoto and Kevin W. Naylor were united in marriage on May 30, 2010 at the Ko Olina Chapel Place of Joy in Kapolei, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. The bride is the daughter of Atsuko Matsumoto of Yokohama, Japan. The groom is the son of Terry and Karen Naylor of Great Bend.
Theresa Schmeidler will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 10 at the Best Western Angus Inn, poolside in Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. Host for the afternoon will be her daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Jay Schneider and Laurie and Don Koci.
WASHINGTON - The contrast couldn't have been greater for DeSean Jackson.
McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team finished sixth in the season-opening McPherson tournament on Monday.
PORT ARANSAS PASS, Texas - Jerry Theodore Boxberger died on March 22, 2014 at his home on a beautiful rainy day in Port Aransas Pass, Texas.
GREAT BEND -- Funeral services for Willis A. Stout, 70, who passed away on March 16, 2014 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Crosspoint Church, east of Harts Corner, two miles south on Highway 281.
LARNED - Eldon A. Hays, 86, died on April 1, at Diversicare of Larned. Cremation has taken place. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.
LARNED - Karlene K. Meckfessel, 68, passed away April 1, 2014 at her home.
John lived in the Pratt and Sawyer area in his younger years and graduated from Moscow High School and Fort Hays State University. He served seven years in the Army Reserves out of Hays.
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Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The Renaissance Financial advisors enthusiasm for their career and master of their trade is apparent as they have been awarded for their tremendous work in 2013.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.
Next-generation technology is now providing the power behind SeaPort Airlines, the Portland, Oregon-based regional airline which recently completed its successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa portfolio of airline IT solutions. The company's first flight using the new system was operated between Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., on Sunday, March 23rd.
It's funny how loopholes are always just big enough to accommodate a lobbyist. In Texas, the legislature recently banned lobbyists for testing companies from serving on education accountability advisory boards, but Bill Hammond, a lobbyist representing Pearson's interests, is serving on an accountability panel. It may sadden you to know that Texas is messing with ethics, but fear not: It appears no one is listening to Hammond anyway.