Jason and Melinda Thomas announce the birth of their son, Bryson Dean Thomas, on Nov. 4 at Promise Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 1/2 in long. He has a big brother, Cale Robert Thomas, who is three.
Brandon and Kelsey Yeakley of Hoisington announce the birth of their twins on July 16 at Hays Medical Center. Brock Jeremy weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and Baya Grace weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz.
Amy Briggs and Jacob Williamson announce their engagement. Amy is the daughter of David Briggs of Huffman, Texas, and Katherine Running, of Rio Medina, Texas. Jacob is the son of Kim Guesnier, of Great Bend.
Special Needs Calendar
Senior Friendship Meal
USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools
Santa will be at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Washington Street at 2 p.m. on Dec. 11. The public is invited to bring children and grandchildren to visit Santa. Holiday treats for all that attend.
Joanita Doll Masden, CKLS Talking Books Department Head, retired after 21 years. She began her career in 1989 with the department. Joanita was an influential force for Talking Books advocacy, and worked continually to promote the service. While with Talking Books, Jo was a witness to the evolution of changing technology; from records, to cassettes, to Digital Books. The medium may have changed, but the quality of service that Joanita strived to achieve remained a top priority for her. In her honor, a luncheon was held at the library on
The Kansas Farm Bureau annual meeting was held Nov. 19-20 in Manhattan.
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KFAC, KFB to host 4th annual Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops this winter
Family Crisis Center in Great Bend recently received a check from Great Bend Regional Hospital to the organization's mission over the holidays. Each year at this time is especially hard for the agency to keep up with the demand of families needing help.
The end of the year is a time for everyone to assemble their "best of" lists.
Professional development workshops to be held
Kenny Lewis' story illustrates the many benefits of a new Sunflower Diversified Services program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Copier bids are on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
On Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Great Bend High School counselors will present information for parents of juniors and seniors concerning life after high school. Topics included: scholarships, college applications, ACT, graduation credits, college visits, FAFSA checklists, Career Cruising, and PEP. The same information will be given each night.
Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. Duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 8 a.m. to noon for a free breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be served. The breakfast is sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital.
ELLINWOOD - The Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Plains chapter, will meet upstairs at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 620-791-8673.
From pumpkins to monsters, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is showing its fall colors this month.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Fall Middle School Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Great Bend Activity Center, at 2715 18th St., for all Great Bend Middle School students. Admission is $5 with GBMS students ID. No hats will be allowed. Pizza will be available for $1 per slice. Popcorn and water will be provided.
The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to its Fun Fly, from 1 p.m. until dusk this Saturday, Oct. 11, at the MACK flying field. The field is located south of the intersection of Patton Road and Railroad Ave. at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Club in Great Bend are asking the public to help them raise funds to pave the parking lot at their club, 723 Main Street, which is used for numerous public events. There will be a fried chicken dinner at the club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 12. Cost is $10 for a dinner with all the trimmings. There will be free hot dogs for kids 5 and under, and to-go boxes are available.
CIMARRON - Johnna Franks, 65, died Oct. 8, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City. Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Independence, she was the daughter of Johnnie and Norma (Marlett) Carroll. She graduated high school in Fredonia. She was a convenience store manager for 30 years. On June 28, 1970, she married Larry Franks in Fredonia. She and Larry moved to Cimarron from Great Bend, and spent the last three years RVing full time. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards.
LA CROSSE - Viola Mae Yost, 99, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 7, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Viola Mae Wimmer on July 25, 1915, in Harlan, she was the daughter of Harvey Lester and Mary Ann Zion Wimmer. She graduated from Portis High School, attended college at York College for two years, then finished her teaching education at Fort Hays State University. She enjoyed a long and successful teaching career to include Alexander (for 31 years), Nekoma, and Heizer. Additionally she served as a substitute teacher for McCracken and La Crosse. She served as ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports stopping an alleged burglary and theft in progress at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September.
HILLSBORO - The Great Bend High School volleyball team fell to a pair of ranked teams at a Hillsboro triangular on Thursday night.