Among the agenda items facing the Great Bend City Council when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office will be replacing resigned Second Ward council member Marty Keenan and selecting an architect for the Great Bend Convention Center project. Other topics will include a Community Improvement District for Southerlands, a city-wide clean-up, a neighborhood revitalization program, sidewalk improvements and a street resurfacing project.
The Kiowa Gun Club will sponsor a shooting exhibition range day by Savage Arms, partnering with Hornady Ammunition and Nikon Sport Optics. The range day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday will feature several of Savage Arms selection of sport rifles.
The Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway will be a major topic of discussion when the Barton County Commission meets at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse.
Friday, Sept. 28
Last weekend I attended my thirty-fifth high school reunion. Joining me was my high school classmate and one of my friends, John Holt. Just as we did for our 30th, the itinerary included a visit with a mentor who remains a spiritual influence in our lives – Sister Mary Rose Engle, our Principal at St. Patrick's in 1965 and a Dominican sister for 75 years. Her residence at the Dominican Convent is across the street from the home where I grew up.
Whenever someone says they enjoy going to one of the casinos in Kansas to gamble, the temptation is to ask them if they would like to farm. Producing agricultural commodities is an enterprise where you can do everything right and lose. The best a producer can do is stay up to date with the latest information/technology and opt for what makes sense for their operation. Information provided by K-State and private companies provides an almost limitless number of possibilities, especially if your bank account is limitless. Producers have to perform what economists would term a cost-benefit analysis. What is ...
The First Presbyterian church invites Great Bend and Barton County communities to a "Music for Mission" concert which will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, 24th and Washington. A variety of instrumental and vocal musical groups representing a diverse make-up of churches located in Great Bend will join together for an afternoon of musical praise to God.
"Embrace Your Heritage," a workshop for local church historians, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Student Activities Center at Kansas Wesleyan University, located at Claflin Ave. and South Fourth St. in Salina. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Registration is $25, which includes lunch. Deadline for registration is Oct. 19.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Dominican Sisters of Peace held a Rite of Entrance ceremony for Anne Knight, welcoming her as a new candidate to their congregation of Catholic Sisters. As a candidate, Anne will continue on a path of prayer and discernment, determining whether she will eventually make vows as a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. In this year of candidacy, she will live with a local community of Sisters, participate in their shared life of prayer, study and service, and continue to learn more about the joys and struggles of being a Dominican Sister.
The Barton Community College women's soccer team upset No. 13-ranked Northern Oklahoma College–Tonkawa 4-2 on the road Wednesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Referee Gene Steratore turned on his microphone to greet the captains of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens for the pre-game coin toss.
WICHITA - Debbie Huslig, 59, died Sept. 26 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Dec. 10, 1952 in Pratt, she was the daughter of Bernard Louis and Donna Joan "Jo" (Rose) Huslig. A resident of Wichita since 1997, coming from Great Bend, she was a baby sitter, seamstress, beauty operator and aerobics instructor. She was a devoted and loving grandmother.
John Leroy Noblitt, 61, passed away in Great Bend early on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26. Born Dec. 6, 1950 in Great Bend, he was the son of Jack and Clara (Hamrdla) Noblitt. A resident of Great Bend for the majority of his life, he attended school in Great Bend, and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1968. A United States Army veteran, John served in Vietnam. After his discharge from the Army, John worked as an officer for the Great Bend Police Department for a number of years, and then worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation on Highway ...
Lester Leo Achatz, 65, died Sept. 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Milton and Bertha (Birzer) Achatz. On Dec. 27, 2011, he married Kimm M. Lewis in Great Bend. He grew up in Great Bend and lived in Virginia before moving back to Great Bend. He was employed by H-2 Trucking.
ALBERT - Virginia Marie (Amerine) Bird, 91, gently journeyed from this world to a new beginning on Sept. 14th. Though she was a life-long resident of Barton County, she spent the final years of her life with her daughter providing precious companionship in Wichita and then Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Ellsworth. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Lisa Riedel, and her husband, Bert, of Ellsworth and their son, Bret, of Kansas City; her son, Lynn Bird, and his wife, Pat, of Broomfield, Colo.; their children, Joshua Bird, and his wife, Alison Cashman and their daughter, Josie; Stefanie Bird Stafford and ...
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas this Saturday and Sunday for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
Thousands of bikers and motocross fans will converge at the Great Bend Expo Complex this weekend, for two motorcycle events: The 7th Annual Big Bend Bike Rally and the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout.
Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama.
There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale ("9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!"), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of "those lost, & honor those still fighting for freedom." But the most off-putting way to remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was by Rep. Louie Gohmert, who thinks of Sep. 11 as the anniversary of Benghazi, or as he says it, "BENGHAZI!!"
The Great Bend Police Department received more reports Monday of counterfeit bills passed at local businesses.