In a matchup between the top two bowling teams in the Western Athletic conference, Great Bend High School's teams defeated Garden City on Tuesday afternoon.
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Amanda Moran-Jones is a beloved local celebrity. She can hardly go to the grocery store without getting hugged or inspiring shouts of excitement, "It's Miss Amanda!"
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RUSSELL - Custom glassblowing by James Haffner is being featured at The Deines Cultural Center in Russell. The opening reception for the show will be Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 p.m. It will be opening for viewing until March 23.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will give remarks tonight at the annual Water PACK meeting. He is scheduled to speak at 6:45 p.m., following at 6 p.m. dinner at the Great Bend Convention Center. Formed in 1990, Water PACK is an organization of about 400 agricultural producers and businesses covering more than 550,000 acres of irrigated crop production. Water PACK's goal is to educate its members and the general public about the management of sustainable irrigated agriculture and its long-term benefits.
Tickets for Barton Community College's spring musical "Sweet Charity" are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at SweetCharity.bartonccc.edu. Curtain times for the performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating or $12 for general admission at the door.
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MISSION – Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) Healthy Communities Program is a recipient of a $25,000 grant from Walmart. A presentation was held in Topeka as the Walmart Kansas State Giving Program awarded nearly $610,000 to Kansas nonprofits. Sen. Pat Roberts, Walmart executives, associates and 13 nonprofits attended the ceremony.
The winter Homecoming candidates from Hoisington High School are front Rrow: Hannah Wilborn, Jordin Greer, Abi Rziha, Tana Hickel, and Presley Smith; and
CLAFLIN -The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, at 7 p.m. on Monday February 10 in the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Doug Hubbard, Kelly Nixon, Dan Michaelis and Casey Hubbard. Also present: City Attorney Robert Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Pat Schneweis, Joyce Mooney and Curtis Wolf.
LARNED -Harold DeWayne Carter, 77, died Feb. 8 at Diversicare of Larned.
ST. JOHN - Coiny Leon Shelton, 78, died Feb. 10, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Calico Rock, Ark., he was the son of Coiny and Elsie G. (Moser) Shelton. In 1954, he graduated from St. John High School. He married Verda Barker and from that union they had four children, Peggy Guard, Gary Shelton, Vernon Shelton and Kathy Hall. He married Judy Elaine Hathaway on Aug. 14, 1970 in Wichita. She survives of the home. A life-long resident of St. John, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Kansas Department of Transportation.
There's still time to sign up for the "Celebrate Birds" program at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 10-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Kids, ages 6-12 will make a gourd bird house, learn to identify the hardy birds that stay through the Kansas winter and their songs, then go outside and find them during the national Backyard Bird Count.
Sunday's Great Bend Tribune featured a story from Barton Community College about Carli Newkirk and the Medical Assistant program. There were two errors, a college spokesman said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.
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Great Bend Police are investigating a robbery reported Saturday morning at 2002 Holland St. At 10:39 a.m. they were dispatched to that address, where the victim reported he came home and a man was in his house. He said the man hit him in the face and took his wallet and $300 cash, then left on foot.
Shortly before the end of the school day Monday, an incident occurred at Great Bend High School. Although a student had a BB gun in his backpack, it was not pointed at anyone and school dismissed as usual, according to Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
ST. JOHN - Leonard Rex Davis, 84, died Feb. 23 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. He was born Mar. 2, 1929, at Manter, the son of Earl R. and Rosa M. (Kidwell) Davis. He was a farmer/stockman and life-long resident of rural St. John.
As more middle Americans look for ways to save for and transition into a successful retirement, CUNA Mutual Group and its retirement plan business in Great Bend are refocusing efforts to help this often neglected market niche.
Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.