LARNED - The Great Bend Middle School basketball teams made a clean sweep of host Larned last Thursday, winning 43-30 in the "A" game, 45-41 in double overtime in the "B" game and 24-0 in "C" action.
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The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Men in Black 2" on Teen Movie Monday, Dec. 10. The movie will be shown at 4 p.m. and is free to all students in grades 7-12.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the 2009 movie, "The Ben Carson Story," at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. Note this is a change from the date previously announced. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie. A freewill donation is requested.
A Hoisington man died Sunday night or early Monday when the motorcycle he was driving went off NW 30 Ave. in Barton County.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
HOISINGTON - Marlin Ray Hughes, 51, died Dec. 3, in Barton County as the result of a motorcycle accident. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
Pearl Corrine Birzer, 93, died Nov. 28 at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, Wyo. Born April 3, 1919 in Hoisington she was the daughter of Frank and Liva Della (Sharp) Eveleigh. On Aug. 11, 1943 she married Leonard Andrew Birzer in Great Bend. He died on July 29, 1995. A lifetime resident of Barton County, moving to Cody, Wyo. in 2007, she was a bookkeeper for Rice Engineering and retired in 1986 from the Great Bend Job Service Center.
LARNED - The memory of Larned's First Christmas will be celebrated from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the historic Little Red House at 2nd and State Streets.
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LARNED - Come enjoy memories of Christmases past. The Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to a Christmas Open House. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy some holiday cheer and view a stunning display of cameras, vintage cards and photos.
Larned citizens to visit Monday's council meeting
ELLINWOOD -Professional cowboy style poet Nyle Henderson will speak at the upcoming cowboy service at the Calvary Baptist Church, 307 W. A, in Ellinwood. It will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
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Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under their desks as Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican governors. Let the "Very Important Pundits" take turns on cable news assigning blame for the losses. I'm more interested in why the polls didn't tell us the wave was coming.
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.
It is almost unimaginable that something so bad could last so long. I am talking about the BCS system that the NCAA used to determine its' Division I football champion. It was 16 years ago that the system was put into play. It proved to be more difficult to get rid of than an obnoxious cousin!
Jayce Brack signed a letter of intent to throw for the Kansas State Univeristy track team. When asked what was going through his mind from the time he received the acceptance letter to when he made it all final and it became a reality he said, "It felt good to finally make it official. I've grown up a Kansas State fan and really love the atmosphere at Kansas State and Manhattan. A lot of schools always talk about family but Kansas State is a school that genuinely has a family atmosphere. I was just really excited to have the ...
Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.
TOPEKA – Following a nationwide search, the Kansas State Board of Education today announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, Superintendent of McPherson Unified School District 418, to become Kansas' next Commissioner of Education. Watson replaces Dr. Diane DeBacker who resigned her position earlier this year to serve as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.