A contest at Great Bend Public Library invites students in grades 7-12 to create movie posters for their favorite books. Young Adult/Marketing Librarian Jennifer King said entries are being accepted now in anticipation of Teen Read Week, which starts Sunday. Students can use paint, photographs, markers or other media to create a poster for a book they'd like to see made into a movie. "Participants can be as creative ...
With construction on its next house under way and an upcoming talent show fundraiser in the works, Habitat for Humanity of Barton County is hosting a mixer event to thank current and prospective volunteers. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the non-profit organization's construction site, 1906 Hubbard in Great Bend. "Our goal in hosting this mixer is to thank our existing volunteers and give prospective ...
CLAFLIN - USD 112 Central Plains School District is one of four school districts in the state to receive $5,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development to install a 1.9 kilowatt wind turbine to educate students on the importance of wind energy as an alternative energy source and to promote rural jobs.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs Thursday, seven Friday, four Saturday and five Sunday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff Winds of 47-52 mph last Thursday knocked down a stop sign at NE 100 Ave. and NE 80 Road. A 2001 Crown Victoria was pushed by the wind and hit a bridge guardrail in the 3100 block of Washington St. at ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jackie Battle did almost a career's worth of damage in a little more than three quarters of action.
HOUSTON - The Oakland Raiders won the day after owner Al Davis died, beating the Houston Texans 25-20 on Sunday behind Jason Campbell's two touchdown passes. Michael Huff intercepted Matt Schaub's pass in the end zone on the final play to secure the win. Coach Hue Jackson dropped to his knees on the sideline, covered his face with his hands and cried as his team celebrated the bittersweet victory. Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field ...
September Marriage Licenses Kyle Allen Belshe, Fort Scott and Katherine Thelma Telfer, Great Bend Shawn Alan Couch, Larned and Dina Kay Folson, Great Bend Russell DeWayne Snyder, Great Bend and Deborah Lee White, Great Bend Jerome Edward Jackson III, Shandon, Calif. and Ashley Nichole Bohl, Ellinwood Dustin Michael Wirth, Burlington and Marke Lichele Urban, Claflin Damian Louis Tudor, Ellinwood and Melissa Marie Romine, Ellinwood Todd Edward Gunderson, Ellinwood and Hlie Danielle Krom, Ellinwood Arthur Stewart ...
Gregory C. Bauer Supervisory District Conservationist This year many irrigation systems have been pushed to maximum capacity due to the extreme drought conditions we are experiencing. Many of the irrigation systems were not able to adequately irrigate the crops, due to inefficiency of the irrigation system. Other irrigation systems weren't able to provide adequate water due to limited the well capacity. Some irrigators have exceeded their annual water allocation and have used some of next ...
The Progress Club met on Oct. 3 at the home of Sharon Jones. Darlene Mathers and Ruth Lowery were co-hostesses. Seventeen members were present.
The following meals will be served Aug. 17 through Aug. 19 The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.
A leader in their service industry, Mobile Radio Service has been recognized once again for its accomplishment by renewing their status as an approved Certified Service Center (CSC). Mobile Radio Service has met the even more stringent national renewal requirements of the CSC program; an all-industry initiative backed by leading electronics industry associations and major product manufacturers.
Zeta Gamma Sorority had their first meeting of the year on Sept. 13 at St. Rose Atrium. The program, given by Ranjan Sachdev, gave the members an awareness of how to maintain a healthy mind and body. Plans were made for the Rush Party. Cake mixes were collected for Mrs. Prossers class at Lincoln elementary school. This is the 31st year for this project. Zeta Gamma's Rush party was held at The Rack. This was a couples party and well attended.
Monday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Freaky Frankie - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Painting - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center Thursday Easy Cooking Pumpkins - 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center Volleyball - 7 p.m., City Auditorium
Monday Alzheimer's Support Group - 7 p.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Flu Shots - 10:30 a.m.. Senior Center Pinochle - 1 p.m., Senior Center Tree Walking Tour - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Legal Aid - 1:30 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Patriotic Postcards - 1 p.m., Senior Center
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?