The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Bridget E. Jones, CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor to its professional staff.
Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, at StoneRidge Country Club. The Class of 2014 inductees include Aerospace Engineer and 1963 graduate of GBHS, George Nossaman, and Great Bend's long-time "Voice of the Panthers", Randy Goering. Tickets are $15. To purchase a ticket for the luncheon, sponsor a table at the luncheon, or to make a donation to the Hall of Fame, contact the Activities Office at 620-793-1560.
Those without health insurance in 2014 might want to file their income tax returns early to realize the financial implications of continuing to be uninsured.
Scott and Shawna Essmiller of Hutchinson announce the engagement of their daughter Julianne Sondra Essmiller to Chris Allen Kemmerer, son of Curt and Mary Parry of Narka and James and Kelley Kemmerer of Concordia.
The Dust Bowl era series, "It blew So Hard" will have the second meeting from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, at the Kinsley Library. Ninety-four people from Central and Western Kansas attended the first meeting in January.
Now that tax season is here, scammers are feverishly trying to beat you to the draw. Filing your federal income tax may be a chore you delay as long as you can, especially if you owe taxes. If so, you are playing right into the hands of ID thieves who seek tax refunds in your name. Each year the IRS informs many taxpayers that someone has already filed a return using their stolen identity. That's why your Better Business Bureau warns that it is vital for you to file your taxes quickly – to beat the scammers.
Last September President Obama cited his drone program in Yemen as a successful model of US anti-terrorism strategy. He said that he would employ the Yemen model in his effort to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
And now for a few choice words concerning my recent demotion to the status of second-class citizen. The amazing thing is how quickly my metamorphosis into Cockroachlandia occurred. One minute, I'm walking around like an ordinary human; the next minute, I'm an insect, an unwanted stiff, a bum, a vagabond, a jamoke. About as popular as feet in a punchbowl.
Munching on leftovers from the Super Bowl Party. Which camp are you in, the one with the NBC television announcers that basically called Seattle head coach Pete Carroll a Boob for throwing that pass at the end of the game instead of running for it or are you in the camp that says, "Hey, you called him a genius for basically calling the same play at the end of the first half and gaining a much-needed touchdown?" Games are not won or lost on one play. If you don't believe that, just ask Green Bay fans!
This past weekend marked the halfway point of the indoor season for the Barton Community College women's track team. The Cougars traveled to Lubbock, Texas for the Masked Rider Invitational on the campus of Texas Tech University.
The Indoor track season continues to produce NJCAA qualifiers for the Barton Community College men's track team with another dozen earning a spot this past weekend at the Masked Rider Open on the campus of Texas Tech University.
"The Great Bend High School junior varsity wrestlers went to Larned this past weekend and wrestled well," coach Jeremy Foster said. They had nine placers with three first place finishers.
There are still a few openings for the Feb. 7, winter kid's program, "Fabulous Feathers." Take an up close look at feathers, from colors to function, discover what makes feathers special and make a feather star. Designed for children ages 6 through 12, the program runs from 10 to 11 a.m. at no charge.
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I'll tell you a little story about Bob Simon, the veteran CBS News correspondent who was killed Wednesday night in a car crash after having survived innumerable wars over five decades.
Brian Williams probably isn't a liar. Based on recent revelations, amplifications and clarifications, he appears to be a serial exaggerator.
The Hoisington Wrestling team came as close as a team can come in not winning a team championship at the Central Kansas League tournament hosted by Hoisington this past Saturday. The team lost by just a mere 1/2 point to Smoky Valley High School. Making it even tougher on the Cardinals was that they had the fire power to have won the tournament, if they had been able to be at full strength. Gone from the lineup was one of their main cogs in senior Chance Boor at 195 lbs. Chance a state placer last year has been a ...
Former Great Bend High School wrestler Zachary Schridde qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Nationals in the 133-pound weight class. Schridde placed fourth for the Pratt Beavers on Feb. 14, at the West Central District Regionals hosted by Colby Community College. Eight colleges participated including colleges from Oklahoma and Arkansas. Pratt Community College Beavers qualified a total of seven of their nine wrestlers for the National Tournament on Feb. 27-28, held in Des Moines, Iowa. The Pratt Beavers are coached by Ken Kepley.
The home opener was put on hold. Due to the weather expected in Great Bend over the weekend, the Barton Community College baseball team switched venues for its 4-game series.
After rolling to a 4-0 start at home to start the 2015 season, the Barton Community College softball team hit the road for the first time Saturday. And it wasn't a short trip either. The Cougars traveled to far southeast corner of the state to battle Allen County in Iola.