This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas, at Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball, 2006 Broadway Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend High School FFA members won the Student and Club Category and the over all Sweepstakes awards at the Hosington Labor Day Parade. The students walked with the parade route handing out candy to the kids along the parade route. I have attached 2 pictures of just the float and students on the float. The prize money will be put towards GBHS FFA Chapter scholarship fund.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the City of Paradise located in Russell County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.
Most game show contestants find that the closer they get to the grand prize, the more difficult things become. But for Hillary Clinton in "Reach for the White House" it's just the opposite. The toughest part is surviving the early rounds.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will begin its 2015-2016 season with "The McCartney Years," a note-for-note recreation of a mid-1970s Paul McCartney concert. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Barton Community College will host a "meet and greet" for its new vice president, Dr. Robin Garrett, from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Shafer Art Gallery, which is located in the Fine Arts Building. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.
Donna Fay Brickley, 68, died Sept. 6, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. Born Feb. 28, 1947, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Thomas and Edith (Cobler) Bonham. On June 23, 1967, she married Billy Brickley in Great Bend. He survives. A resident of Lyons since 2011, coming from Great Bend and Hoisington, she was a residential caregiver for Sunflower Diversified Services and Rosewood Services.
VERO PLACE, Fla. - Hedi Schulz died, Aug. 5, 2015, at The Place (ALF) in Vero Beach, Fla. Born on Sept. 11, in Berlin, Germany, she was the last remaining child of Michael and Maria Wittl. She married Joe Schulz in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany in 1946. When Joe was honorably discharged from the Armed Services, they settled in Kansas, making Great Bend their home in 1953. Together, they owned and operated Arkansas Sand Company. Joe passed away in 1967 and her only son, Mike, died the following year. Hedi remained in Great Bend until 1985 when she moved to Fort ...
STERLING - Mary Ann Clayton, 91, died Sept. 5, 2015, at Mantey Heights Nursing Home in Grand Junction, Colo. Born Aug. 15, 1924, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of John and Josephine Karmajek Marmul. A resident of Sterling for 60 years, having lived the past year and a half in Grand Junction, Colo., she worked in the cafeteria and in housekeeping at Sterling College for over 20 years. On Sept. 20, 1954, she married Joe R. Clayton Sr. in Arkansas. He died on Jan. 30, 2014.
LYONS - Nathen Lee Gregory, 79, died Sept. 6, 2015, at his home in Lyons. He was born Nov. 10, 1935, at Burr Oak, the son of George and Bessie Gregory. He attended school in Alton. Before moving to Lyons he has lived in Palco, Alton, Colorado Springs, Colo., and was a longtime resident of Great Bend. He was a fourth-generation farmer of Alton. He was also an auto mechanic, framed houses and did different types of construction. He also worked in maintenance at CKMC in Great Bend.