The Barton County Sheriff's Reserves recently presented scholarships to Andrew Baker and Jonathon Browne.
Anyone who is considering walking their way to health may be encouraged by the success of the recently formed InMotion Club. Each member is a client of Sunflower Diversified Services, which serves people with developmental disabilities.
A new Gambino's Pizza restaurant will open within the next few weeks in downtown Great Bend, thanks to a partnership between the new owner and My Town LLC. This will be Jana Herdman's fourth Gambino's Pizza site in central Kansas.
After 35 years of service to the Great Bend Public Library, Marilyn Malbrough will be retiring. The library will hold a public reception from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 1409 Williams. There will be a brief program at 2:30. p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information visit the website at greatbendpl.info or call the library at 792-2409.
Longtime Barton Community College supporters Jim and Kathy Vopat will lead the kickoff for this year's Big Benefit Auction, which sports the theme, "Pigskin Pandemonium."
Great Bend Fire Department
Elvera Riemann, driving while suspended, pled not guilty
Jessica Campbell, battery domestic violence, hearing Aug. 16
Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. I have finally returned from my long hiatus away from the Marsh Musings, and I am finally settled into my new position. I am so grateful to all of you that have supported me throughout this new transition. In addition, I am looking forward to the new opportunities and adventures Doc and I will be able to share with all of you along the way.
Nothing brings out the scammer bottom-feeders like an emotional tragedy. The Aurora, Colo., theater shootings are a case in point. Charity fraud is a very real danger for those who are moved to contribute to such causes. The Better Business Bureau is warning that givers should use care to be sure they are helping this very worthwhile cause rather than putting money into the hands of charity fraudsters.
If the EPA's proposed rule to redefine waters of the United States becomes law, farming and ranching as we know it today may end.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.
Time's up, Mr. President.
At age 12, I earned a rather unusual distinction: I was the most experienced funeral altar boy at St. Patrick's parish. And with my kid brother Marty as my wingman, we became a pretty reliable one-two tag team for many funerals in the early '70s. If there were a teen version of funeral crashers, I was Owen Wilson.
The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use...an Uzi? An UZI?! One of those Israeli-designed compact sub automatic machine guns? That gun that can fire 600 rounds per minute? It just had to be a bad joke.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's. John Popp, from USD 428, will present the program "College Career Readiness Standards."
The mosaic, artistic, eccentric, sunken toilet, Bowl Plaza, public restroom at Lucas has been selected as a "Top 10 finalists for America's Best Restroom." Voting begins now. The public is invited to cast a ballot for a favorite restroom online at www.bestrestroom.com through Oct. 31. You can vote today and every day. Please help Lucas win over other entries from Florida, Missouri, Washington, DC, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.
The State Fair is in high gear and today is Sept. 7. A strong cold front moved through this past Friday and parts of the area have received fairly significant amounts of precipitation over the last week. Much of the immediate area was listed under the Moderate Drought category last Thursday but parts of eastern Barton, Rice, and Ellsworth Counties are a bit better and rated as Moderately Dry. Some producers question this since they are dealing with fields too wet for equipment while other missed out on the rains. It's almost time to plant the 2015 winter wheat ...