When little Alisha Wheeler, 9, visited her grandpa's grave recently, she asked her mom where his lap would be. Kim Wheeler indicated a spot, and Alisha took a seat.
Weather permitting, the little train at Barton County Historical Society will run from 1-3 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 9.
Fernando I. Acosta, no driver's license, fail to yield, $1,626
Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, Sept. 8, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.
Grace Community Church will host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University this fall. The new course is nine weeks long and will start on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The class will meet each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 8 at the church, located at 210 South McKinley in Great Bend.
The Holy Family School Back to School Bash: We are Family, starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus in Great Bend.
The following SpiritLife classes will be held Sept. 22 at Heartland Center for Spirituality. Participants may attend for the day, for a single talk or register for the complete two-year program with the option of spiritual director's training in year three.
Trinity United Methodist Church of Great Bend kicked off a coat drive on Aug. 26 in conjunction with its second annual Back to School Block Party.
Surrendered Family Ministries will host the eighth annual "Exalt the Name of Jesus" area-wide event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend.
The Roca Blanca Worship and Ministry Team from the Roca Blanca Mission Base in Oaxaca, Mexico, will be ministering in the Great Bend and Larned area Sept. 7-9.
Barton County Sheriff
HUTCHINSON – With the theme "Weird, wild and wonderful, the Kansas State Fair never gets old," the 100th official Kansas State Fair opens Friday in Hutchinson and runs through Sept. 16.
GARDEN CITY - The Barton Community College volleyball team rallied for its first win of the season on Wednesday night.
SHERWOOD SHORES, Texas - Eva Mae Skinner, 88, died on Nov. 7, at Sherwood Shores (Lake Texoma), Texas. She was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Great Bend, one of eight children of Isaac William and Ethel (Booze) Root. Her parents operated a feed and poultry store on Main Street in Great Bend. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1944 and was employed by the telephone company in Great Bend and later as a bookkeeper. She married Dewey Lee Skinner on May 19, 1946 in Great Bend. He was employed by Bell Engine Service and later ran his own ...
Pauline Wagner, 90, died Nov. 9, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Dec. 27, 1923, in Ellis, she was the daughter of Joe and Agatha (Gaschler) Weber. She married Gilbert Aloysius Orth Sr. He later died. On Sept. 13, 1968, she married Daylon John Wagner in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He died on March 26, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1969, coming from Hays, she was a beautician.
An excerpt from Tom Purcell's new book, "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!"
A frustrating season for the Barton Community College volleyball team came to an end Sunday in the opening round of the Region VI Championships. Barton's season ended with a 24-26, 25-18, 25-16, 25-15 loss to Colby at the Sports Arena in Hutchinson.
Saturday produced a very good win for the Barton Community College men's basketball team – a win over a Top 20 team. Friday, though, kept the Cougars from a perfect weekend and a 4-0 start to the season.
It was a rather mundane weekend for the Barton Community College women's basketball team. Mundane in a good way as the Cougars rolled to a pair of blowout wins at the Conquistador Classic in Dodge City.
At the Moundridge Invitational Debate Tournament the GBHS debate squad placed second in sweepstakes. In the open division the team of Aaron Miller and Ashtin Heath had a 4-1 win/loss record and placed 3rd. In the novice division the three man team of Urial Renteria, Becca Kay and, Sara Allen placed 5th with a 4-1 win/loss record. Also in the novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 8th with 3/2 win/loss record. Everyone on the team placed. The team plans to compete at KMC next weekend.
Find a trash can for that empty bottle.
Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918. Bells in a bombed-out church were still intact, ringing out the good news of the Armistice having been signed-on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Carroll was writing home on this historic day, a series of letters that chronicled his service-from boot camp to battlefield. My Uncle Carroll had a wry sense of humor, an eye for girls, and a strong sense of duty to family and country.
Wanda scanned the letter feverishly. Eventually, she would read it more carefully. No, that wasn't quite right. Eventually, she would memorize the letter. But for now there was only one thing she wanted to know.