Kristi Smith and Kami Schmidt of Great Bend have been promoted in the deposit and loan operations area at American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend. Smith will assume the lead position for deposit operations while Schmidt will assume the lead position for loan operations. They will be responsible for the day-to-day functions in each respective area.
Years ago every town had one. They served as a meeting place for friends and neighbors. You could catch up on local news and wet your whistle at the same time.
David and Janie Burns announce the engagement of their daughter, Dianna Louise Burns, to Devin James Brew, son of Diana Brew of Downs and Chris and Heidi Trent of Salina.
David and Norma Schneweis of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacque Schneweis to Paul Simon, son of Ed and Jana Simon of Marienthal. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Leonard and Irene Mattas of Wilson and the late Lawrence and Cecelia Schneweis. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Iona Dierks of Leoti, the late R.L. and Mugs Simon, and the late Clare Dierks.
Elizabeth Lavern Splitter and Matthew David Lansdowne were united in marriage on Oct. 12, at the First Baptist Church in McPherson in a double ring ceremony officiated by Minister Tom Bronleewe. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Janet Splitter of Lorraine and the late Dr. Melvin Splitter. The groom is the son of David and Kathy Lansdowne of Hutchinson. Grandparents of the bride are the late Vernon and Melva Splitter and Willard and Lois Janssen. Grandparents of the groom are Margaret Lansdowne and Dr. Kenneth and Maxine Burkhard, all of Manhattan and the late Robert Lansdowne.
The Southwest Kansas Bar Association is sponsoring its annual scholarship essay contest for all qualified seniors attending a high school in the 29 county area served by the Association.
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.
At this time of year, many gardeners are thinking about what to plant in their gardens, and how they want their landscape to look this coming growing season. K-State Research and Extension can be a great resource for research on what will grow well in your yard. By going to the Horticulture website at www.hfrr.ksu.edu, you can find a link for Recommended Plants for Kansas. These plants have been tested at research centers and placed on the list for their abilities to grow and thrive in the Kansas climate.
The following meals will be served Feb. 3 through Feb. 7. 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.
During the month of February Landmark National Bank asks you to remember those special friends who give us Purr Fect Love by donating cash, supplies or pet food to the Golden Belt Humane Society.
Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 5, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
With the educational programs for 2014 in full swing it is easy to see that the common theme is definitely health and wellness. Today I want to highlight a workshop that targets people who are living with a chronic condition. Read on to see how you can register.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard certification course March 16-21 at the Barton Community College pool. GBRC offers the ARC Water Park Lifeguard training class. This class includes CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid. This is a 24-31-hour course.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. All types of blood are needed.
OKLAHOMA CITY - LeBron James scored 33 points before leaving in the fourth quarter with a bloody nose and the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-81 on Thursday night.
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Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Becky's New Car," by Steven Dietz, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin Ave. Note this is one week later than previously announced.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host its annual Roast Beef Dinner"on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St.
The First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. in Great Bend, will host a women's Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The subject will be "Becoming a Woman of Grace."
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia is hosting a Soup Supper/Bingo night on Saturday, March 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo following at 7 p.m. Chicken noodle/butterballs, green bean dumpling, chili and homemade desserts will be served.
It's anybody's game on Saturday when Great Bend High School's wrestling team opens up the postseason with a Class 5A regional tournament at Wichita Heights.
WICHITA(AP) - Pope Francis has named a priest from Illinois as the new bishop for the Roman Catholic diocese of Wichita.
MANHATTAN - We have been watching in the news as the antiquated Iranian navy sails towards American waters. The navy commander is saying this is just a training exercise for new sailors. However, their president is saying this action is being taken because the American navy is near Iran's waters. This is the first time a foreign power has openly threatened the mainland of America since the War of 1812.
The public is invited to a free memorial concert in honor of Connie Schneweis, set for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at St. Patrick's Church, 4200 Broadway Ave.
The Western Athletic Conference bowling tournament that was schedule for Thursday was postponed due to high winds making it unsafe to travel.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is all about "Breaking Bad" this spring training. He has downloaded the popular cable TV series onto his iPad and plans to watch episodes as he runs on a treadmill.
SOCHI, Russia - The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease.