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Bombs shatter Boston Marathon after finish

BOSTON - Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kenneth D. “Ken” Williams 1939 - 2013

Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, he operated Abacus Accounting, serving as the interim C.F.O. and consultant for respective hospitals in Pratt, Abilene, McPherson, and Plainville. He ...

April 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘After Dinner Theater’

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Local orators place at Modern Woodmen contest

DODGE CITY - Speaking about "A Person Who Has Overcome," two local orators placed at a speech contest in Dodge City.

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Gordon's RBI sends Royals over Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana kept the Kansas City Royals in the game, wiggling out of every jam that the Toronto Blue Jays created. Alex Gordon made all the work pay off.

April 14, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


City wide 6th grade banc concert

The annual City Wide 6th grade band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Gym. Participating elementary schools are Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Central Kansas Christian Academy and Holy Family School. The public is invited to attend.

April 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Applications open for Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp

Junior high and high school instrumentalists and high school vocalists can experience a week of quality musical performances and training in classes and workshops from guest artists at the Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp, July 14 to July 20.

April 14, 2013 | | Education


Grace Denman 101st

Grace Denman will celebrate her 101st birthday with a card shower. Grace was born on April 23, 1912, in Pueblo, Colo. She moved to Scott City at the age of 2 where she grew up. She moved to California and then to Great Bend where she has been a resident for the past 25 years.

April 14, 2013 | | Birthdays


Ukens baby boy

Lexie Ukens announces the birth of her son, Gage Alexander Ukens, on Feb. 13. He weighted 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long.

April 14, 2013 | | Births


Snell — Burback

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Burback of Kearney, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Burback to Daniel Snell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Snell of Ellinwood.

April 14, 2013 | | Engagements


Yarmer — Harmony

Melvin and Donave Yarmer of Albert, announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Yarmer to Brad Harmony, son of Gayla and Burt Stallknecht of Golden, Colo. and Kenny Harmony of Hutchinson.

April 14, 2013 | | Engagements


Eleanor M. Reif 90th

Eleanor M. Reif (Demel) will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower and Open House on April 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Country Home Plus Living, 259 W. 6th in Hoisington. Hostess for the event will be Sharon Dreiling.

April 14, 2013 | | Birthdays


Taylor Klug graduates from Federal Regulatory Compliance Course

Taylor Klug, Vice President for First Kansas Bank, graduated from the 2013 Bank Compliance School held in Topeka. The Bank Compliance School is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association and Nebraska Bankers Association. It is designed to provide compliance and audit personnel with information about all federal regulations covered in an onsite compliance exam by Federal Regulatory Agencies. Attendees were also provided with reference materials and techniques to assist their bank in complying with extensive federal and state regulations.

April 14, 2013 | | Business


Preceptor Pi plans May 11 Memorial Day Flower Sale

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 2 at Linda Jerke's home. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting with 12 members present.

April 14, 2013 | | Club News


USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served April 15 through April 19. 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.

April 14, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


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Not so fast

Pre-packaged, vacuum-packed, just add water.

April 12, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate earns Premier Office award

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has been named a Coldwell Banker® Premier Office for year-end 2014, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices worldwide. This award is given to Coldwell Banker offices that have exceeded annual sales goals and customer service levels.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


Barton County 4-H receives donation

April 12, 2015 | | Club News


Tara Cornwell attains QKA

Tara Cornwell of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


Kirmer 40th

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kirmer of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary on April 12, with a card shower. There will be a family brunch on Sunday.

April 12, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Eileen Ehler 95th

Eileen Ehler will celebrate her 95th birthday on April 16, with a card shower.

April 12, 2015 | | Birthdays


Moore — Moeder

Charles and Janice Moore of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Ann Moore to Matthew Allen Moeder, son of Kevin and Cheryl Moeder of LaCrosse. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Sylvester and Augustina Axman and the late Lester and Wilma Fern Moore. The prospective groom is the grandson of Elenora Moeder and the late Thomas Moeder and the late Jack and Sharon Mendenhall.

April 12, 2015 | | Engagements


​Insurance renewal on Rec Commission agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will act on insurance renewals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. "Participation awards" are also on the agenda as an action item, and there will be information about the upcoming Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Championship Tournament.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Gary Campbell joins Eagle Tire, LLC

April 12, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend school counselor honored

April 12, 2015 | | Education


Nex-Tech Wireless expands FHSU partnership by creating 2 new scholarships

Nex-Tech Wireless recently furthered its partnership with Fort Hays State University by establishing two annual scholarship funds.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: recognition of Teacher of the Year candidates; recognition of 2015 Community Leader as a Friend of Education; recognition of GBHS Future Business Leaders of America; approval of K-6 music adoption; approval of 2015-2016 student and teacher handbooks/athletics and activities handbooks; photography quotes review; approval of Kansas Association of School Boards membership for 2015-2016; approval for grant submissions; graduation data update; MTSS cohort acceptance; AP course update; approval to purchase dump trailer; report ...

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Refinish and Restore Family Treasures

Have you uncovered an old trunk or piece of furniture that has been in the family forever that is in need of refinishing? If you don't know where to start, keep reading to find your answer. I have hosted refinishing workshops in the past and have enjoyed the friendships and comraderie of others while sanding away on a special treasure.

April 12, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Kansas Teachers of the Year

With close to 300 classroom teachers in the USD 428 education pool, it's not hard to come up with a couple of good teachers. However, last week two teachers rose to the top and were recognized as Kansas Teacher of the Year nominees.

April 12, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington School Menu

Breakfast

April 12, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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