The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the North side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley Street. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Sponsors said there will be lots of Easter eggs and prizes will be given for special eggs.
The Citizens Watchdog Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rosewood Gallery, 16th and Main. Meetings are open to anyone who is concerned about the continuing burglaries in Great Bend. The speaker will be Barton County District Judge Mike Keeley, who will talk about sentencing guidelines in criminal cases.
Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman will recommend the hiring of Trevor Rolfs as the next athletic director, when the BCC Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, located in F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Heilman will review screening process as well. Other items on the agenda include hiring a customer service representative for the Fort Riley Campus, approval of the 2011-12 board meeting ...
Barton Community College will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Gallery also will be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 26.
BOSTON (AP) - Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest 26.2 miles in history to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Then his claim to a world record was swallowed up by the hills.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Barton Community College cheer and dance teams competed over the weekend at the 2011 NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship with both placing in the top 5 of their respective divisions. The cheer squad finished in fourth place at the National Cheerleaders Association's championships in the junior college division.
BOSTON (AP) - Toney Douglas played well the last time he filled in for an injured Chauncey Billups. There's much more at stake now.
The Great Bend High School baseball and softball non-conference games at Scott City that were postponed last Friday because of inclement weather have been rescheduled.
NORMAN, Okla. - The Barton Community College track and field men's team won three events and set a meet record at John Jacobs Invitational on Saturday at the University Oklahoma. Barton's 4x100-meter relay team set the meet record while Carmetrick Ross won both the long jump and triple jump for Barton at the meet. In addition, Barton took second in five events. The women's team placed in six events during the competition highlighted by a ...
Glenn E. Miller LARNED - Glenn E. Miller, 92, died April 18 at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Funeral services are pending with Beckwith Mortuary, Inc., Larned.
Betty J. Patterson 1930-2011 HOISINGTON - Betty J. Patterson, 80, died at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born May 5, 1930 at Beaver, Kan., the daughter of Henry and Mirla (Colhour) Phillips. She married Junior Lee Patterson Sept. 24, 1948, at Beaver. He preceded her in death September 9, 2010. She taught elementray school for 40 years in Barton County and Hoisington USD 431 before retiring in 1989. She was a longtime ...
Evelyn L. Tegarden 1921-2011 Evelyn L. Tegarden, 90, died April 16 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born March 10, 1921 at Stockton, Kansas, the daughter of Jessie L. and Lila (Fetterolf) Hulse. She married Glen O. Tegarden Dec. 17, 1949 at Russell. He died March 4, 2003. Mrs. Tegarden was a Great Bend resident since 1949 coming from Stockton. In 1949, she was the first female to work at the Great Bend Dairy ...
Gerald F. Menges 1929 - 2011 ELLINWOOD - Gerald F. Menges, 81, died April 15 at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was the son of Fred Menges and Martha Watson, born on April 28, 1929 in Wichita. He has been a resident of Ellinwood since 1953. He retired as asst. director of maintenance at Barton Community College in 1994. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Ellinwood Area Enterprises, ...
LARNED - The monthly Pawnee County health department's lab days is scheduled Friday, April 22. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. at the 1st floor of the Pawnee County Courthouse, 715 Broadway. Patients need to fast from midnight the evening before.
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?