Barton County 4-H was well represented at the Kansas State Fair.
Poets, guest speakers, theatre productions and comedians will come to campus for Fort Hays State University's Office of Diversity Affairs "Super Sweet Diversity Week," Oct. 10 to 14. All events, at all locations, begin at 7:30 p.m.
Annual square dance lessons will start at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, Burnside Room, 1214 Stone Street. The eight week class end on Nov. 18. Cost is $22 per person.
Jamie Thurman and Brent Taylor were united in marriage on June 11 in Roeland Park, in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Jerry Arano-Ponce. Parents of the couple are Craig and Mary Thurman of Great Bend, and Daryl and Jan Taylor of Alliance, Neb. Grandparents of the bride are Jim Thurman of Great Bend, and Bud and Betty Thompson of North Platte, Neb. Grandmother of the groom is Mona Smith of Alliance, Neb.
Chris and Mandy Keenan of Victoria, Minn., announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Reese Keenan. Born June 3, in Minneapolis, Minn., she weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20 in. long. Emma has a big sister Katherine Grace who will be 3 years old in December.
James and Carol Beck of Claflin and Dan and Kathy Desemo of Great Bend announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Kay Beck and Ryan Joseph Desemo.
Mike and Jessica Eye announce the birth of their daughter, Annabelle Grace Eye, on Aug. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has two big sisters Alexandrea Eye who is 17 years old and Isabelle Eye who is 4 years old, and a big brother Gabriel Eye who is 6 years old.
Clara Bahr will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 4 with a family picnic hosted by her children and families. She was born Oct. 4, 1911 in Barton County. She married Leonard Bahr. He died April 12, 1993. A resident of rural Olmitz, she is a homemaker. Her children are Patricia and Ervin McConnell of Hoisington, Luella and Tom Call of Rolla, Mo., Jenelda and Leo Moore of Valdez Ala., Rita Bahr of Jones, Okla., Frances Dietz of Russell, and the late Donald Bahr.
The following meals will be served Aug. 26 through Aug. 30 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 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.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its first meeting of the new sorority year on Sept. 6. Members met first at the USD 428 Central Kitchen on Broadway for a program arranged by Janis Link. Food Service Director Karl Sprague gave a tour of the kitchen and explained the operation including planning, preparing and transporting meals to the schools.
Eric B. Banks, state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced that the application evaluation cutoff date will be, Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP).
Dr. Victor L. Martin
The Barton County Commission Monday morning heard an update on the 2014 tax sale. The county recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the sale.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The day began with another round of questions about the relationship between Jim Harbaugh and his players. It ended with him putting a lot of trust in them to make a big play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champagne was once again flowing. Yet as sheets of rain fell at Kauffman Stadium, thousands of celebrating Royals fans refused to leave.
Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the summer semester of 2014.
Aaron Emerson Compliance and Information Technology officer for First Kansas Bank recently attended the 2014 Bank Compliance School. Paul Snapp, President and CEO of First Kansas Bank commented, "The Bank Compliance School adds to the strong compliance foundation Aaron already possesses. Aaron has the experience, education and credentials to lead this important function of the Bank." The Bank Compliance School was held Aug. 17-22, in Grand Island, Neb. and is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and endorsed by the West Virginia and Wyoming Bankers Associations.
Art and Connie Sauder announce the engagement of their daughter Gentry Sauder to Scott Peltier, son of Jim and Theresa Peltier.
Jim and Keela Jackson of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Jackson to Chason Lueth, son of Steve and Holly Lueth of Hoisington and Christina Lueth of Shawnee.
Jacob and AJ Chrest announce the birth of their son Nolan James Chrest, on Sept. 16th. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has a two-year-old big brother, Jacoby Chrest.
Mandie Walden and Jared Boone were united in marriage on June 14, in Bird City in a double ring ceremony officiated by Nate Robinson, brother-in-law of the groom. Parents of the couple are Tony and Bobbie Walden of Bird City and Dan and Linda Boone of Great Bend.
Marshall and Susan Post of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter Bethany Diane Post to Fred "DJ" Bohn, son of Daniel and Karen Bohn of Ellinwood
The excitement of the six folks who signed up for an adult sewing class earlier this week is nearly indescribable. During introductions it was obvious that it had been more than a few years since any of the participants had sewn. Going back to junior high days, one lady said she had made something but never wore it. Others in the group chimed in with similar stories.
CUNA Mutual Group has reached an agreement to sell Producer's Ag Insurance Group (ProAg), its crop insurance business, to HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC). The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) announces that Belinda Fellhoelter, of the Great Bend office, recently obtained her Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) license.