GARDEN CITY - Midway through the spring season, the Great Bend High School tennis team turned in another dominating performance, winning first place out of eight teams at the Garden City Invitational.
BUHLER - For the first time this season, the Great Bend High School track and field team competed in two meets in one week.
The Six Pack Volleyball Club finished their long season with three of their teams ranked No. 1 in their age groups of their region.
Twenty-six band students from Great Bend High School competed in 20 events at the Regional Music Festival on April 13 at Barton Community College.
Great Bend High School's softball team was in complete control of Game 1 during a doubleheader against Salina-Sacred Heart on Friday evening, winning 6-0.
The past few weeks have been a period of transition for Skylar Hill. He will graduate from Barton Community College in May, and the young pitcher for the Cougars recently signed to play baseball for Missouri Southern State University. Though these developments might have seemed like big news at the time, they pale in comparison to the moment his doctor told him he had cancer about two weeks ago. "When you hear news like that ...
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Barton County Health Department Conference Room, instead of at the Barton County Courthouse as was originally planned. The agenda will include discussion on Tier II Reporting Facilities in Barton County, a review of the Barton County Household Hazardous Waste program, an LEPC by-laws update and reports from members.
Nine-hundred students will be out of class and helping the Great Bend Community on Wednesday. From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the students and teachers will be scattered throughout Great Bend working on different projects that includes everything from painting houses, rebuilding tables, working on city, church, and school grounds, helping nonprofits and local businesses.
The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, featuring the work of Barton students in a juried exhibit and will include refreshments, a juror's talk and an awards ceremony. The judge for the exhibit will be Fort Hays State Art Professor and former Barton Art Instructor Linda Ganstrom. She has a master's of fine arts degree from Fort Hays State University and specializes in ceramics. "It's always fun to ...
During a recent April meeting, Great Bend Garden Club members made several decisions which will honor memorials given to the Great Bend Cemetery Rose Garden, enhance its beauty and ready the garden for the spring and summer seasons.
"It goes so fast," the lady said to me, smiling with squinted eyes. She was every bit in her 70s, and she glanced at the boys as they grabbed at the candy near the checkout line. That was 19 years ago. Four kids under 6, I nodded back and couldn't imagine a time when they would be adults. Later, others repeated those words to me. "Before you know it, they are in college!" And then that day arrived for our oldest, six years ago.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made seven ambulance runs Thursday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff A car hit a turkey at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday on North U.S. 281 at NW 70 Road. A cement truck rolled at 2:13 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 281. BCSO did not respond because the accident was half a mile north of the Barton-Russell County line. A motorist slid off the 300 block of K-96 at 5:02 a.m. Thursday. ...
The icy weather during the Farm and Ranch Expo prevented one of our speakers from driving to Great Bend to share the fact sheet she authored titled, "Simple Home Modification for Aging in Place." Carol Ann Crouch, the Scott County Family and Consumer Science Agent did a great job putting this fact sheet together and it is available to anyone who may be reading this column.
To commemorate its 15th anniversary next month and to help raise funds for its non-profit foundation, Rosewood Services is bringing the world's largest big-top circus to Great Bend on May 16. The Carson & Barnes Circus will host two shows – one at 4:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m., at the Great Bend Expo Complex. Advance ticket sales will be announced soon and ticket sales will go toward Rosewood's non-profit Roots & Wings ...
Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?"
The following meals will be served May 6 through May 10. 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 four Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Founder's Day April 25 with an evening dinner program in the Cavanaugh Room located at Barton Community College's Learning Resource Center.
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.
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When should you give someone a mulligan? Should you give a former President a mulligan for a good chunk of his 8 years in office? Should you give a young broadcaster a mulligan when he doesn't realize his mike is on and he says words more suitable for a Chris Rock routine?
I've never sought the spotlight.
When our son Connor moved to Madison two years ago I was prepared for an introduction to all things Wisconsin. This was not entirely a blank slate - I was schooled on Fez and Red Forman from "That '70s Show," heard a little bit about their governor and some yelling that went on up there. But I didn't appreciate a food delicacy that has awakened taste buds left for dead long ago.
With temperatures dipping down into the 20's and snow and sleet falling from the sky less than two weeks ago, it is hard to believe the date on the calendar. For those who like to play in the dirt and plant a garden, you know that it is time to be planting certain vegetables or the heat of the summer will create another problem. Many peoples' past includes spending time working in the family garden. ...
Kansans evaluating their flood insurance needs should be aware of upcoming rate increases for new and renewal policies, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.
HAYS - Salina Central scored seven runs in the first two innings and coasted to an 11-4 victory over Great Bend on Saturday afternoon at Hays High School.