USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office. Items on the agenda include curriculum day on Oct. 18, Kansas assessments, meeting with the officer of Parent Organizations and grant application: "Healthy Habits for Life".
Elmer and Mary Ellen Stueder will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Sept. 28 at the Post Home.
The 4-H Holding Board announced the following scholarship recipients.
Great Bend League of Women Voters will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu.
Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Oct. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Great Bend High School Kayettes are selling holly and greenery until Oct. 20. Delivery will be right before Thanksgiving. If you are not contacted and would like to purchase, please call the high school, 793-1521, and ask for Karen Clark or Barbara Harris.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its next competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.
TLC Discoveries invited Berny Unruh and Donna Krug to talk to the children about 4-H in honor of National 4-H week. The children were also surprised with a basket of goodies each for all the help they give to the club and community. Phyllis Brack started a club at TLC about 10 years ago so the kids that were there and loved doing projects would have a place to showcase them and learn some important life skills. "It is an excellent program that I have seen help many kids with speaking in front of people and learning to do things ...
The Gertrude Lischesky Scholarship, given by Chapter DU, P.E.O., recently awarded five renewable scholarships of $1,500 each to five Great Bend Seniors who will be attending a Kansas College of Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. this year.
The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to sign up for a heritage craft program offered on 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. This is the perfect time of year to make a cornhusk doll to add to your fall decorations.
The Larned Coffe was recently held at Mystic Trove Book Boutique. Vesta Hicks was honored by the American Legion Riders for all her hard work last year in promoting, sorting and packing the clothing and supplies collected for the ALR drive to help the veterans at Fort Dodge. The members of ALR are again this year, collecting for residents at Fort Dodge. You can see Dennis Wilson or any other ALR member for more information on this project. They are also sponsoring the first annual 'Man Cave Crawl', which is this Saturday. All proceeds go to the Fort Dodge project.
The Sept. 21 PEO Founders Day fall social for area Chapters HR, DU, FS and IV was enjoyed by a good turnout of members. Guest speaker was Karla Jo Farmer of Ft. Scott, past president of Kansas State Chapter. Shown with her are current Chapter Presidents: Nancy Sundahl, IV; Becky Hill, HR; Karla Jo Farmer; Sharon Mauler, DU and Jan Keeley, HR & current Secretary of Kansas State Chapter.
C & V Home Improvement (Ellinwood/Great Bend), an installer of Mennonite and Amish crafted Pro Via windows and doors, has just been awarded an exclusive Aeris Collection dealership. Owner Matt Hoisington said, "C & V Home Improvement is proud to have been selected to carry this specialty line of patio doors and windows. This dealership will give us the opportunity to offer our customers elegant, high end products ".
Hoisington Municipal Court - Aug. 7
A traditional breakfast is on the menu again for the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner, which is the official kick-off to the non-profit agency's Sunrise Campaign.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will host a hunter safety class Sept. 6 and 7 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
Students at Central Kansas Christian Academy in Great Bend will start with a half-day Wednesday. The school, 215 McKinley, features classes from kindergarten through eighth grade.
FORT LARNED - A free lunch will be served to help Fort Larned National Historic Site celebrating its 50th anniversary of being a national park.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Landmark National Bank, 1623 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and AJ Chrest. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Monday, Aug. 18
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Like a boulder dropped in a lake, Hillary Clinton's dissing of President Obama is still creating serious ripples. So let's stay with this story a bit longer.
Obama has failed to help defeat islamists in Syria, leading to the growth of The Islamic State (The Radical Islamist Murderers Formerly Known as ISIS) and fails to define a foreign policy for the U.S.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
AUSTIN, Texas - New Texas coach Charlie Strong wasted no time delivering fans a bit of the honesty he demands from his players.
Baylor coach Art Briles quickly dismisses the idea of his Bears defending their Big 12 championship.