This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD #428, 201 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., today. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Chad Premer and Brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Dear Editor, Recently, I drove to attend a breakfast in Hutchinson where Gov. Mark Parkinson and postal service officials unveiled the design for the state of Kansas' 150th anniversary of statehood. From there, I drove to Colorado Springs to visit my mother's twin-sister, Dolores, who was stricken with at least two strokes. I deliberately drove through Great Bend as a sign of respect and remembrance, since my mother Gloria (Riedl) Marples and her twin Dolores ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama congratulated Germany on the 20th anniversary of German re-unification Sunday. The president also praised German-Americans, saying they make this a better country every day. People always make the mistake of thinking Rush Limbaugh is Irish. The White House had solar panels installed on the roof over the living quarters Tuesday. Democrats are infatuated with green jobs. California's unemployment would be even worse if not for ...
Dear Editor, Surrendered Family Ministries will host the sixth annual "Exalt the Name of Jesus" area wide event starting at 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Crest Theater in downtown Great Bend. Admission is free and all are invited to attend. The event will be an evening full of music with a combination of hymns, contemporary praise music and special music. Pastor Jack Sweany from Community Christian Church, north of Great Bend, and Youth Pastor ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series on Wednesday.
It's almost time to roll up that sleeve and stick an arm out the window for the annual drive-though flu-shot event.
Mark Dvorak, a nationally known folk singer and songwriter, will appear in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center, Forest and Main, Great Bend at 2 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations or tickets are encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center or seats may be reserved by e-mail through email@example.com or by calling 620-792-3097.
School district to host coffee This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428, 201 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., today. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Chad Premer and Brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available. New GBRC Activity Center to hold open house The Great Bend ...
If there was still any doubt the days of Southern California dominating the Pac-10 are over - at least for the near future - there's proof positive this week.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Maybe Kansas State's marching band should forgo its traditional "Wabash Cannonball" for something more fitting, such as "So long, it's been good to know you."
ELLINWOOD - Raymond Petz, 82, died Oct. 5 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. He was born Oct. 5, 1928, at Ellinwood, the son of Edwin A. and Margaret Klepper Petz. He married Bernice Moos on Dec. 30, 1947, at Ellinwood. A lifetime Ellinwood resident, he was owner of Ray Petz Interior/Exterior Decorating in Ellinwood.
Great Bend Police A vehicle driven by Jose Arias struck a vehicle driven by Tricia Johnson, last Friday in the 900 block of McKinley. A vehicle driven by Rachel Hawkins stuck a vehicle driven by Lynn Johnson, Friday in the 1400 block of Kansas. A burglary was reported Friday at 3337 Meadowlark. Someone entered the home and took items. A burglary was reported Friday at 1910 Madison; an X-box was ...
Tickets are now available for purchase to the Unified School District 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fund raiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St., Great Bend. Tickets are $50 each.
The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.