The Seventh-grade Great Bend Panthers WKFL team earned first place in the league by completing an undefeated season.
It is "Crane Season" in Kansas!! We have the sandhill cranes and whooping cranes both migrating through Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira Refuge. Sandhills are congregated in large numbers, and the whoopers give us a quick view of very special birds in the process (we hope) of re-establishing available population. Lots of money has been spent in support of the Whooping Cranes. One of the major concerns about their survival is the small number of birds and the limited DNA availability for the successful breeding and survival of the species. Inbreeding in a species has generally led to a weaker offspring ...
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Jones Kithuka, senior manufacturing engineer, was named the third quarter 2011 STAR Employee and will be treated to a luncheon in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
ELLINWOOD - Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at Sterling House in Great Bend after a long life filled with love for her family and devotion to the land from which she came.
NEWTON - Larry Mann Hesed, 66, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at his Newton residence.
LARNED - Hugh E. Snyder, 74, died November 3, 2011, at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson.
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust announced the promotion of Amy L. Hofeling to vice president. Hofeling has been a part of the bank's lending department since coming to Farmers Bank in September of 2007. She specializes in mortgage lending, including conventional, rural development and first time homebuyers loans. In addition to mortgage lending, she assists customers with consumer and commercial loans.
Regardless of the location across Kansas, this fall has served up ideal harvest conditions. Many producers report they are ahead of schedule with the 2011 harvest. Seldom are the temperatures this mild, the humidity this low and the weather this dry during this time of year.
MANHATTAN – The Conservation Reserve Program will be the topic of a presentation by a Kansas State University agricultural economics researcher for the department of geography colloquium series.
The human brain has been a magnet for attention in the past and this year promises to be no exception. The brain will be displayed and discussed as part of the sixth annual "Sixth Grade Health Smarts" at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Jim Grabbe has been in the business for four decades and now is sharing that experience with customers at Office Products Inc. Grabbe is the new supply sales manager for OPI, which has stores in Great Bend, Larned and Russell.
Jared Chansler has joined Al & Mary's Hair Styling, located at 1235 U.S. 281 Bypass in Great Bend as the new barber.
Patients at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center may never cross paths with Lance Kellenbarger, but they benefit in many ways from his work behind the scenes.
Josh Trimmer likes the idea of combining two interests in his life. As a client at Rosewood Services Inc., he loves riding horses at Rosewood Ranch; he also enjoys the ceramics program that Rosewood began nine months ago. It's fitting that he and other clients at Rosewood are able to combine aspects of both programs to create something truly innovative: Custom horsehair pottery.
Correction: No battery reported at Eagles
David and Stacey Brenner announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Breanne Brenner, to Connor Paul Williams, son of John Williams and the late Brenda Williams.
Martin Arthur Morgenstern will celebrate his 100th birthday with a come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on September 6, at the Great Bend Senior Center. If unable to attend, he would enjoy receiving cards from friends and acquaintances.
Caitlyn Murray and Kyle Johnson were united in marriage on June 14, in a double ring ceremony at the Circle S Ranch in Lawrence. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Jana Murray. The groom is the son of Mike and Linda Johnson. Grandparents of the bride are Doyle and Gwen Cook and Mrs. Ruth Murray, all of Great Bend, and the late John Murray. Grandparents of the groom are Michael and Peggy Johnson and Mrs. Betty Zimmerman, all of Great Bend, and the late Donald Zimmerman.
Kenneth Rios and Leticia Rios announce the engagement of their daughter Sabrina Rios to Adam Keenan, son of Kent and Roxann Keenan.
Arleen Whittaker will celebrate her 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 24, at St. Mark Lutheran Church at 21st and Jackson in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her daughters and their families, Mike and Sheryl Butler, Kelsey and Ashley of Hays and Doug and Michelle Benoit, McKenzie, Sydney, Thayne and Colby of Esbon. A resident of Great Bend since 1956, Arleen was married to the late Robert (Bob) Whittaker for 56 years. Her parents were the late Fay and Gussie Smith.
Ryan and Megan Hammeke announce the birth of their son, Easton Andrew Hammeke, on May 23 in Lyons. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 19 and 3/4 in. long. He has a two-year-old big sister, Emma Hammeke.
Descendants of the late Martin and Margaret Neeman Hemken met on Aug. 3, at Gambino's in LaCrosse for their 85th reunion, hosted by descendants of the late Fred and Anna Hemken, Arlyn Renz, Janice Johnson and Cheryl Summers and Velda Lewis.
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.
A century ago when this state consisted mainly of farm and ranch families, it was a common sight to see neighbors helping neighbors. They swapped farm machinery. They loaned labor back and forth to work harvest thrashing crews. A barn raising presented another opportunity for friends to help build and support the community.
This year, despite a late freeze, looks to be a great year for apples. Everywhere I look, I see branches loaded down with ripening fruit. The heavy loads may cause extra strain on the tree, and as the apples increase in size, the additional weight may be substantial. To help your tree be able to bear this weight, you can use one- inch thick boards to prop up limbs. Cut a "V" on the top edge of the board on which the limb will rest so that it doesn't slip off. Long limbs that are heavily loaded with fruit ...
The following meals will be served Aug. 18 through Aug. 22. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns that if you're looking for extra income, it can be tempting to consider ads that recruit "mystery shoppers." Legitimate businesses, nationwide, do use mystery shopping – also known as secret shopping, performance evaluations, service monitoring and quality auditing -- as a means to monitor service quality. Market research firms, training companies, merchandisers, temporary agencies and other businesses specialize in recruiting mystery shoppers. Unfortunately, so do scam artists. Their advertisements claim: "You get PAID for shopping at big name, recognized companies because we need Professional Business Evaluators!"