Hey! You! Yes, you. Sorry. Just trying to get your attention to impart an important warning here. For the next couple weeks, it's imperative all you good folks out there stay alert and keep your wits about you. Remove the earbuds, no texting while walking, and you'd be well-advised to brandish a stainless steel umbrella on the street because it's awards season and golden-plated statuettes are being tossed about like manhole covers during an underground methane explosion. We've made it through the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the Grammy Awards and Oscars ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Development Services, Inc., 1105 Main St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
NEW ORLEANS - What a sensational way to close out the season for Jacoby Jones.
Tryouts for the Great Bend American Legion baseball teams will be held on Feb. 24 at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.
MANHATTAN - In their final swim meet of the regular season, the Great Bend High School Panthers finished eighth out of 22 teams.
GODDARD - At the end of Saturday's wrestling duals hosted by Goddard High School, the Great Bend Panthers stood undefeated against five different opponents.
PHILLIPSBURG - The Hoisington High School wrestling team topped the Phillipsburg tournament on Saturday.
The Barton Community College men's and women's tennis teams started the spring season against Bethany College on Sunday at Club 1 Fitness.
GENESEO -- Todd Merlyn Beneke, 50, died Feb. 4 at home in rural Geneseo. Born April 30, 1962, he was the son of Dale M. and Marlene E. Beneke.
Jerry Wendel presents an award for 25 years of service to Rosy Tomlin, director of the Great Bend Senior Center, Saturday, Feb. 2, which was also her birthday. The Senior Center, located at 2005 Kansas Ave., started Dec. 15, 1987, and Tomlin started working there on Feb. 2, 1988. The well attended gathering also celebrated years of service for other employees and volunteers at the center.
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a soup supper from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the American Legion Post No. 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. There will be four kinds of soup, as well as coffee or tea and dessert, for $6. Open to members and guests.
At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.
HAYS - "The Waters of Kansas - Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.
Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
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