Great Bend Fire Department
Quilting Bees meet
LARNED - The Pawnee County Humane Society has scheduled two special events for Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Activities Aug. 26-Sept. 1
The Great Bend City Council's Administration Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend City Office to discuss the city's 2011 audit. Council members Ken Roberts, Dale Westoff and Nels Lindberg will meet with representatives of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball to go over the report.
DENVER - Peyton Manning was magnificent in his final regular-season tuneup Sunday, throwing his first two touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos in a 29-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
BOSTON (AP) - With a well-placed ground ball up the middle, James Loney showed he can fit in at Fenway Park - just like Chavez Ravine.
Pat Evers of Ellinwood will celebrate her 80th birthday with a come-and-go open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Kansas Room located behind The Page restaurant, 2920 10th Street in Great Bend. Use the north door entrance. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Chris and Kimberly (Peschka) Bilder announce the birth of their son, Keegan Andrew Bilder, on May 3 at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. He weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a three-year-old big brother, Callum Bilder.
Don and Maxine Sherman, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Audrey Sherman to Conner Crumbliss, son of Jack and Jeri Crumbliss of Arkansas City.
Larry and Earlene Arnold will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Scott Arnold of Overland Park and Jolene and Philip Kirmer of Great Bend. The couple has three grandchildren, Kylene and Ken Baxa of Pikeville, Ky., Kevin Kirmer and Kelli Kirmer, both of Great Bend.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
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.