The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was bestowed upon Tyler John Koelsch on March 12 at the Eastridge Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Neb. Tyler is the son of Rick Koelsch, formerly of Great Bend and the late Jane Koelsch. Grandparents are LeRoy and Jean Dringmann and June Koelsch, all of Great Bend. Tyler is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop #2 Cornhusker Council. His scoutmaster is Scott Connors.
All A Honor Roll Seniors: Jonna Anspaugh, Cody Behrends, Nicole Blankenship, Taycee Bunn, Carmen Carranza, Michelle Clifford, Dakota Ellis, Chasity Farr, Alby Harris, Gregory Hildebrand, Austin Morgan, Allison Niederee, Joshua Prescott, Karla Reza, Erica Stacey, Brooke Tiemeyer Juniors: Kelsey Couture, Donna Craven, Kelsey Crosby, Dylan Dreiling, Morgan Gauby, Kristin Kelley, Brandi Schneider, Lindsey Smith. Michaela Stephenson, Dylan Unrein Sophomores: Haylee Blake, Bonny Boultinghouse, Morgan Choitz, Amy Christopher, Taylor Fry, Hunter Harrison, Tyler Jordan, Stephanie Langer, ...
Special Needs Calendar Monday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Ceramics - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Thursday Floor Hockey - 6:30 p.m., City Auditorium
Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Busy Bees - noon, Activity Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Cook Once-Eat for a Week - 3 p.m., 4-H Building Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
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.
The Barton County Historical Museum and Village will conduct an Orientation Meeting at 1 p.m. on April 7 at the Village south of the river bridge on Highway 281. The meeting is for anyone in Barton County who seeks information about volunteer service at the museum. This meeting will help volunteers, new or returning, to become acquainted with life at the Village and to learn more about the new happenings and the many new displays at the museum.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 15 at the home of Reta Lucas. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Terri Hurley's last day as public relations director at the Great Bend Public Library will be March 31. After 34-years of service to the library and the community Terri is retiring.
USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools The following meals will be served March 28 through April 1. 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. Lunch ...
Hays Academy of Hair Design took 26 staff and students to the International Hair Show and Expo in Long Beach, Calif., the last weekend of January.
There are many 'untold stories' about Great Bend Army Air Field during its brief, but very active, existence during World War II. One of those stories involves six young women, assigned to GBAAF as WASPs or Women Airforce Service Pilots. Karen Neuforth, Research Coordinator of the Barton County Historical Society, will tell that story at the regular meeting of the Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday. As always, the public is welcome to attend and learn ...
Cerv's Conoco and Convenience Stores has a mission statement: Accomplish extraordinary feats by doing ordinary things with extraordinary consistency, commitment and focus. To practice their mission of doing the extraordinary they recently recognized high school students who exemplify the extraordinary also. These students exemplify hard work, dedication, team work, sacrifice, endurance, commitment, and an overall upbeat positive attitude on and off the basketball court. Cerv's presented a $250 check in the name of the students ...
Twila Bowsher will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 29 with a card shower. Twila Bowsher was born on March 29, 1931 in Quinter. A graduate of St. Rose Nursing School in Great Bend she retired from Central Kansas Medical Center as a registered nurse. She married Don Bowsher Jr. The couple has two sons, Keith Bowsher of Lawrence and Mark and Marg Bowsher of Richmond, Texas and two grandchildren. Cards may be sent to ...
Now that spring is finally here, it is time to assess what may have happened, what it means, and make plans for the coming crop year. Conditions in the area were not helpful in planting and establishing winter wheat. While the weather contributed to a rapid, timely harvest of fall crops, dry conditions led to uneven wheat stands, overall poor fall growth, and in many cases delayed wheat emergence and tillering. Wheat was further stressed ...
Mr. and Mrs. Brock McPherson of Great Bend celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 25 with a family dinner.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
Washington, D.C., is in the grip of scandals, the economy is stumbling and a host of other challenges are weighing me down - which is why I prefer to dwell on more obscure subjects, such as a battle raging behind the scenes over the 2020 Olympics.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State needed a little help to win the school's first NCAA regional championship.
MANHATTAN - The NCAA and ESPN have announced the Super Regional schedule for this weekend as Kansas State's best-of-three series at Oregon State will be played Saturday through Monday at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.
The Great Bend Fire Department played host to the 11th annual Firefighters Run for MDA on Saturday at Fire Station #1.
Gene Stephenson knew the end was near when he got on the phone with Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey, one of his best players during 36 years as baseball coach at Wichita State.
NEW HOPE, Pa. - Colleen Ann Houser of New Hope, Pa. passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 27, 2012.
John Carmon Ellison of Allen, Texas, 57, passed away on May 30, 2013. He was born on Sept. 3, 1955, in Fort Stewart, Ga., the son of John and Dee Ellison. On Nov. 28, 1995, John married Phyllis Taylor in Great Bend. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. John was also very proud of his police work; he started the SWAT program in Great Bend. John loved barbecue and cooking out, but most of all, he loved his family. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.
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HOISINGTON - Hoisington Cemetery employees request that all arrangements and grave decorations on the ground and not at the head of the grave be removed to allow for maintenance of the grounds by Monday, June 10.
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