WASHINGTON - The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.
Teens who can sing, dance and act are invited to hone their crafts this summer by attending "Broadway @ Barton," a residential summer high school camp at Barton Community College, from June 15-27.
Spring Training has past.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Both meetings will be sharing meetings, plus discussion of three topics from the CareNotes series, by One Caring Place, a publications imprint of Abby Press.
Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present classic rock and roll band The Diamonds in the association's final concert of the 2013-2014 season. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
The annual membership meeting of the Great Bend Public Library Friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the lower level meeting room of the library, 1409 Williams St. Friends will elect officers for 2014-2015.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
HOISINGTON - Gary R. Dreiling, 63, died Friday, March 28, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born March 21, 1951, at Great Bend, Kansas the son of Rudolph and Anna (Birzer) Dreiling.
Noemi R. Sanchez, 59, of Great Bend, died March 28 at Hutchinson Regional Hospital in Hutchinson. Funeral services are pending with Charter Funerals of Great Bend.
Travis J. Beal, violation of protection from abuse, continued to April 3
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - Richard L. Levings, 78, died March 24 following a brief illness. Born July 3, 1935, in Sabetha, he was the son of Charles Henry Levings and Bernice Mabre Thompson. Shortly after high school he joined the U.S. Army in 1957.
AURORA, Colo. - Mary A. Steinert, 75, of Aurora, Colo., passed away on March 25.
ELLINWOOD - Patricia Ann Evers, 81, died March 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 14, 1932, at Great Bend, the daughter of Clarence Harve and Bernadine (Ericks) Johnson. She married Earl Otis Evers June 10, 1951, at Great Bend. He died Jan. 3, 2000. A lifetime Barton County resident, Pat was a clerk, secretary and homemaker.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.