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Barton County Historical Society

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 more about our county's history.

March 27, 2011 | | Club News


Cerv's recognizes students

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 as a way to recognize and encourage outstanding students and give back to our local schools. Russ Pfannenstiel, owner, said "I wanted to ...

March 27, 2011 | | Education


Twila Bowsher 80th

Twila Bowsher will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 29 with a card shower.

March 27, 2011 | | Birthdays


Winter 2011 - what happened?

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 by several periods of extreme cold accompanied by strong winds and relatively little or no snow cover. In between were periods of warm windy weather ...

March 27, 2011 | | Agriculture


McPherson 60th

Mr. and Mrs. Brock McPherson of Great Bend celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 25 with a family dinner.

March 27, 2011 | | Anniversaries


Steinert — Engle

Dennis and Jane Steinert of Galatia announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristine Nicole Steinert, to Cody James Engle, son of Ryan and Rita Engle of Shawnee and Bill and Jackie Cook of Great Bend.

March 27, 2011 | | Engagements


Farm Bureau President's Conference

Jerry Morgenstern and his wife recently attended the Farm Bureau President's Conference in Washington D.C.. The Morgensterns learned that Barton County Farm Bureau has an outstanding reputation of fulfilling the Mission Statement of Farm Bureau and meeting the goals of the County Association among leaders not only on the State level but through out the Nation.

March 27, 2011 | | Agriculture


Carter — Ellis

Lonnie and Joyce Carter of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cayci Carter, to Luke Ellis, son of Leslie and Lois Ellis of Downs, currently residing in Stockton.

March 27, 2011 | | Engagements


Barton County 4H’ers compete in Pawnee County Air Rifle Competition

On Saturday, March 19 kids in the Barton County 4H Shooting Sports project traveled to Pawnee County to compete in the annual Pawnee County Shootout air rifle competition.

March 27, 2011 | | Club News


Esther Cromwell 85th

Esther Cromwell will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on April 3 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Hosts for the evening will be her daughters and son-in-laws, Shirley and Darrell Sigler, Connie and John Gilzinger and Barbara and David Janway.

March 27, 2011 | | Birthdays


Karate students promoted at Great Bends Cobra Kai Martial Arts Center

On March 17 the Cobra Kai Martial Arts Center promoted five junior students and eight adults at their normal scheduled Tuesday night meeting. Belts were awarded by Sensei Ben Shumate and Sempi Doug Parks.

March 27, 2011 | | Business


Hitschmann 60th

Everett and Margaret Hitschmann will celebrate their 60th anniversary on April 2 with a family dinner hosted by their children.

March 27, 2011 | | Anniversaries


Local student receives K-State Scholarship

Kade Ensley, a senior at Great Bend High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Foundation Scholarship during ceremonies March 4 at K-State. April Mason, provost and senior vice president, presented the award.

March 27, 2011 | | Education


Garden Club

Eighteen members of the Great Bend Garden Club met on March 17 at the county extension office.

March 27, 2011 | | Club News


13th Annual Curves Food Drive Kicks Off in April

During the month of April, Curves of Great Bend will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.

March 27, 2011 | | Business


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​Great Bend man injured when van hits tree

A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.

February 16, 2015 | | News


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