GREAT BEND - Robert Leon Whittaker, 76, died Wednesday, May 18 at the Hays Medical Center.
The staff at Sunflower's Incredible Years Preschool knows that a break from the daily routine is good for everyone now and then. But they also know they don't want to miss opportunities for children to learn.
Courtesy photo Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County awards two scholarships each year to Barton County students. For the 2011 year, the recipients are Cody Behrends from Great Bend High School and Kenda Smith from Barton County College. Presenting the scholarships are Stan Behrends, left, president of the local Crime Stoppers board, Sheriff Greg Armstrong and JP Postlethwaite, right, secretary/treasurer of the local Crime Stoppers board.
Each year the Great Bend High School Class of 1971 gives a scholarship to honor a deceased classmate. For the 2011 year, this scholarship is in memory of classmate Mona Youtsey. Class of '71 representative JP Postlethwaite said the final decision for this year's recipient was a tie, and two scholarships were awarded. The recipients for 2011 are Sean Keenan from Great Bend High School and Samantha Ware from Barton County College. ...
Barton County Sheriff Reserves present two scholarships to Barton County students each year. This year's recipients are Andrew Baker from Great Bend High School and Kenda Smith from Barton Community College. Pictured are, from left: Reserve Sgt. Dena Popp, Baker, Sheriff Greg Armstrong, Smith and Reserve Deputy JP Postlethwaite.
St. John High School, Claflin and Pawnee Heights will be represented at the Class 1A boys' state golf meet on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
Hermina A. "Minnie" Mauler 1911-2011 GREAT BEND - Hermina A. "Minnie" Mauler, 99, died May 19 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 8, 1911, at Barton County, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Victoria (Cook) Skolaut. She married Bernard Francis Mauler, Sr., April 30, 1935 at Olmitz. He died April 4, 1974. She married Charles Henry Mauler November 8, 1980, at Olmitz. He died May 2, 2005. Mrs. ...
ST. JOHN - St. John-Hudson USD 350 and St. John High School will broadcast the Class of 2011 graduation ceremony live on the Internet at www.ihigh.com/stjohn.
BUSHTON - The Quivira Heights High School Class of 2011 will graduate at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quivira heights High Schoool. It is the 35th and final graduating class for QHHS before the school merges with Claflin at Central Plains in 2011.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School teacher Tamera Irvin has been nominated for the "Kansas Teacher of the Year."
ELLINWOOD - America's Promise, in collaboration with the Great Bend Airport Young Eagles Club, celebrated the end-of-the-year with the Fly Day earlier this year. Four grade school students from Ellinwood have taken part of America's Promise program throughout the year.
Eric Zamora finally has a voice - in two languages. Zamora, a client of Sunflower Diversified Services, recently received an iPad that allows him to communicate much more effectively with family, friends and agency staff members. Because of his collaboration with Glennda Drescher, Sunflower's service coordination director and chief marketing officer, they are sharing the recent Focus on Abilities recognition at Sunflower. Zamora, 28, has spastic quadriplegic ...
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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?