Dominican Sisters of the Plains will show the 2011 motion picture, "The Big Year" at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave.
• Faith Community Church of Great Bend is holding weekend meetings with the Rev. David Patterson of Denton, Texas. He will be speaking at the Men's Fellowship Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Faith Community Family Center and in the Sunday Worship service, at 10:30 a.m. on April 21.
MACKSVILLE - The Christian Motorcyclists Association invites everyone to meet in the City Park in Macksville on May 4, for the fourth annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally. The event starts at noon with a prayer and the CMA's "Run for the Son" ride. There will be food venders and camping available in the park.
HUTCHINSON - The equation for a successful sale is the right weather plus good attendance plus generous giving totaling around $469,000 raised at the 45th Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, April 13 and 14.
I saw a clip of the Morning Joe Show where they were talking about the things needed to control the shootings that have been going on. They talked about gun control, psychological testing and the violence coming out of Hollywood. A few days before, I watched another clip of an NRA supporter saying that gun control just amounts to people control.
Great Bend Police have arrested a Hoisington man suspected of multiple check forgeries. Joshua Steven Greer was booked into the Barton County Jail Tuesday on a warrant for 21 counts of forgery and 23 counts of theft by deception, with bond set at $10,000. Greer was also booked on a Barton County warrant for theft, with bond set at $2,500.
There was an error in Thursday's article listing upcoming Barton County Relay for Life fundraisers. The Rosewood Gallery Heartstrong Team will hold a garage/bake sale on April 27, not this Friday as listed. The sale will start at 8 a.m. and will take place under the awning at the 1607 Main Street location.
It was a great showing at regional competition and an even better one at state. After placing high at regionals, more than three dozen Great Bend High School students travelled to the state Future Business Leaders of America leadership conference in Topeka last weekend. Ten scored high enough to move on to national competition in Anaheim, Calif., this summer. Cody Lee, Great Bend High School business teacher and FBLA sponsor, also noted that Sophomore Sarah ...
Winners of this year's Great Bend Recreation Commission Snow Sculpture Contest have been chosen. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said first place goes to the John Kaba family, who submitted three sculptures: A green faced "Chihuahua Eater," polar bear and cub, and a dragon. They win a $25 gift card donated by Walmart. Second place goes to Maci and Ashley Reifschneider, who win a $15 gift card.
Eight people were injured Wednesday when two vehicles collided in Russell County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban carrying students from Clifton-Clyde High School lost control on the hail-covered road at 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 70, five miles east of Russell. The Suburban then crossed the median, sliding sideways. The driver's side of the Suburban hit the front of an Oldsmobile Alero. The Suburban then rolled on to its top and ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made two ambulance runs Monday, five Tuesday and five Wednesday. At 2:26 p.m. Tuesday units responded to Walmart for a report of a register on fire. They found a switch on the conveyor belt on lane 21 smoking with small flames coming from it. The conveyor belt was disconnected from the power source and the fire extinguished with an extinguisher. At 2:29 p.m. Wednesday they were called when power lines ...
Both current and future Barton County children diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the fifth annual Spring Kans for Kids Golf Tournament to be held Friday, May 10, at The Club at StoneRidge in Great Bend. There will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The four-person team fee includes a cart and meal. A raffle and auction will be held following golf.
LARNED - W. Max Howard, 82, died April 17 at Country Place Senior Living in Larned. Born July 28, 1930 in Jewell County, he was the son of Wilbur Frank and Elise Parson Howard Murphy. A lifetime area resident, he was the owner and operator of the Best Western Motel in Larned. On March 8, 1949, he married Faith Kimbrough in Hiawatha. She died on Dec. 13, 1981. On Oct. 30, 1982, He married Alice Larson in Salina. She survives.
ELLINWOOD - Jean Peter, 85, passed away April 17, 2013 at the Sterling Presbyterian Manor in Sterling.
Wednesday, April 17 10:51 a.m. - Officers investigated a theft in the 700 block of E. 14th 12:43 p.m. - Officers assisted an outside agency in the 800 block of Topeka 2:47 p.m. - A dog at large was impounded in the 400 block of Main 5:02 p.m. - A dog at large was impounded in the 900 block of Johnson 8:09 p.m. - An animal control officer responded to the 1900 block of Broadway ...
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo ...
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."
Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.
LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.
Fort Larned archeology