Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 16 at First Christian Church with their spouses as their guests. Wheatland Café of Hudson catered the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss the search for USD 428 Superintendent of Schools.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Ladies Auxiliary met on Nov. 19 at the post home. The charter was draped in honor of Carla Yahne. Christmas presents will be taken to all veterans in the Great Bend nursing homes. The auxiliary sponsored the following projects: Health and Happiness, Growing Dollar, National Military Service, Kansas Endowment Program, Kans for Kids for Camp Hope, the Great Bend Food Bank, Soup Kitchen, Cancer Aid and Research and ...
"Quilts of Valor" are heirloom quilts sewn with comforting and healing hands to show their compassion for our veterans who have served our country valiantly and with great hardship to themselves but only thinking of their country and how they can best serve. Presenting the "Quilts of Valor," on Veterans Day was the local representative, Sandra Vink of Great Bend, assisted by Helen Hullman of St. John and Shannon Royer of Otis.
Donald and Lilly Penka will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Best Western Angus Inn. Hosts for the event will be their children and families, Michele, Delbert, Sarah and Samantha Smith; Matt, Christi, Lauren, Blake, and Dru Penka; and Melissa, Ashley, and Braden Sides.
Angela Humphrey and Christopher Beck were united in marriage on Sept. 21, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Claflin with Father Robert Schremmer officiating. Parents of the couple are Gary and Linda Humphrey of Bison and Allan and Anne Beck of Claflin. The bride was escorted by her father.
Dan Altman of Orlando, Fla. and Kristine Mathers Altman of Maitland, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Altman, to Steve Nekic, son of Debbi and Frank Nekic of St. Joseph, Mich. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Darlene Mathers of Great Bend, and the late Robert R. Mathers.
Red and Jean Peevyhouse will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 30 with a Come and Go Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison, in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend.
Paul and Nancy Jones, of Hays, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 27, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. with their children, Paul Weston and Elodie Jones, Matthew and Shelley Jones, and Jarrod and Stacey Jones and grandchildren. The couple was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1963 at The Evangelical United Brethren Church in LaCrosse.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?