Area residents are invited to form a bowling team for the annual Bowl For Kids Sake, sponsored by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Barton and Pawnee Counties. This year's event is set for Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Walnut Bowl in Great Bend. All money raised will go to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. For more information call Christina Hayes, event chairwoman, at 620-282-0553. Team packets can also be picked up at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Office, 1125 Williams St.
St. Francis Community Services will offer a free 10-week course for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. Classes start this week and will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays at the St. Francis office, 1508 Main, Great Bend. The course is required by the state of Kansas before becoming a foster parent. For more information call 1-866-999-1599.
This week the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo will launch a series called Summer Keeper Talks, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.
The Great Bend High School Class of 1961 will hold its 50-year reunion Aug. 12-13 at the Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th St. Alumni, teachers and friends are welcome. Activities start at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the Angus Inn courtyard, with a dinner at 7 p.m. On Saturday there will be golf, a tour of the high school, and a dinner at 7 p.m.
Golden Belt Wood Carvers will offer a five-week beginners course, starting Aug. 18.
Barton County 2011 high school graduates and voc-tech and college students enrolled for fall 2011 – sophomores through seniors – are eligible to apply for 2011 Barton County Prevention Scholarships if they have not previously received the prevention scholarship.
Anyone interested in learning more about Incredible Years preschool is invited to its open house where staff members will share information about the curriculum and other activities. The event is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, at the preschool, 1312 Patton Road.
The new equipment is in, the training is complete and now the lab at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is offering new tests, and quicker turn-around times on many others.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Melky Cabrera and the Kansas City Royals got off to a fast start, then kept piling on after Carlos Carrasco drew their ire with a dangerous pitch.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs signed first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin on Friday morning, then capped a busy day by agreeing to terms with eight unrestricted free agents, including Arizona wide receiver Steve Breaston and their own veteran center Casey Wiegmann.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs could be facing a serious leadership void as Brian Waters and Mike Vrabel set about doing other things with their lives and careers.
Chiefs cast unanimous vote to recertify
Nnamdi Asomugha had a tough choice: the New York Jets or the Dallas Cowboys?
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
HAYS - A Great Bend man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for causing a fatal accident last September, when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A memorial fund has been set up for the children of a Reno County jail deputy and his wife who died in a motorcycle crash during the weekend.
The driver of a motorcycle was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita on Friday after rear-ending a car driven by a St. John resident, who was not injured, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
When you look at your face in the mirror, there is likely sun damage lurking under the surface that you can't see.
Stress and worry over financial issues can cause a lot of problems within the family. Regardless of your financial situation, simply being aware of your money can add a measure of self-control to your life that is priceless. One common theme in most attempts to save money is an element of patience. Challenge yourself to employ these techniques and watch as you become more patient and your finances become more manageable.
Reno County Jail Deputy Shawn Schellenger and his wife Danielle were riding motorcycles with family members when the freak accident that would claim their lives occurred, Saturday morning in Great Bend.
HHS football scrimmage scheduled Aug. 29
Healing Hearts Ranch, which provides equine therapy, will host its second annual Rodeo, Concert, and Auction fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4. The rodeo begins at 6 p.m.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 Foundation will sponsor its fifth annual benefit golf tournament from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 at the Lake Barton Golf Club.
Envisage Information Systems, LLC (EIS) has announced that Jon L. Prescott has joined the senior leadership team as vice president of institutional business development. Prescott will work directly with retirement plan providers to introduce the Envisage cache of automated efficiency modules, enhanced feature capabilities for retirement plan sponsors and their participants along with outcome-based retirement plan solutions - solutions custom designed to the service provider's business model.
The Mathilda and Joseph Birzer 36th family reunion was held on Aug. 3 at the Kinsley 4-H building in Kinsley, KS with a pot luck dinner. Host family was Albert Birzer's daughters, Janey Clark, Betty Peterson, Becky Hornung, and Ella Haskell, and spouses and family members. Family from eight different states was represented.
Vaughn A. Duncan of Great Bend will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go Party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Stoneridge Country Club, 1438 24th Street.
Roger Haberman will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23, at the Welcome Inn, 113 West 4th, Larned. No gifts are requested.
Layne Smith and Laura Smith, both of Baker, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Smith, to Trevor Sanders, son of John Sanders and Teresa Sanders, both of Great Bend.