A colorful program on creating butterfly gardens was given by Becky Dudrey at the March Garden Club meeting in Great Bend. Using the magazine Birds and Blooms as a resource, Dudrey shared photos of the 10 most popular butterfly species, and described the best plants to attract butterflies.
Representatives of the recently disbanded Polka Lovers Klub of America (Po.L.K.A.), Kansas Chapter, present a donation to Sunflower Diversified Services. From left to right are: Arlene Wilhelm; Jim Johnson, Sunflower executive director; and Marilyn Degenhardt.
A Great Bend teen was injured Sunday afternoon in a one-car accident on K-96 at Albert (NW 130 Ave.). Skyler Zamarripa, 16, was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that crossed the center line and struck a post at 1:45 p.m., Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
ST. LOUIS - John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.
ST. LOUIS - Kansas knows all about Stanford now.
The upcoming event of the 19th Annual Kansas Iwo Jima Reunion and Dinner was founded by the late Walt Vincent in 1996, an Iwo Jima veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Several years ago the committee began inviting other World War II veterans to the reunion. This year the invitation is extend to all veterans. The reunion will be held on May 3, at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling. The door will open at 4 p.m. for conversation, refreshments, and viewing of war/military memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to ...
River Bend Assisted Living has been selected as the 2013 National Research Corporation Excellence in Action award winner. This award recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve high levels of excellence. The ranking is determined by having overall customer or workforce satisfaction levels that fall within the top 10% of qualifying organizations, in terms of percentage of respondents rating the provider as "excellent." This is especially significant because the satisfaction database through My InnerView by National Research Corporation is the largest in the U.S", with over 6,000 facilities across the nation participating, and only four ...
Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the fall semester of the 2013 academic year.
Harsh winter weather has people longing for warmer days ahead, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has the perfect remedy for cabin fever. KDWPT invites outdoor enthusiasts to "Spring Into Summer" on Saturday, March 29 with a free entrance day and open houses at all Kansas state parks. Most parks will host special activities for the whole family to enjoy. Visit State Parks Open Houses to learn about the special events at participating parks.
On March 15, Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Pawnee County to compete in the Air Rifle competition of the Pawnee County Shootout. There were fifteen 4H'ers from Barton county, that competed in the air rifle competition.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's, in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 42 members present.
Jason and Melinda Thomas, of Sterling, announce the birth of their son, Easton Michael, on Feb. 20. He weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. He has two big brothers, Cale and Bryson.
Principal's Honor Roll
Thirteen Kansas State University students were recently selected to serve on the Student Alumni Board, a group of approximately 35 students who promote and serve the university and the K-State Alumni Association. Each year, students are selected after an extensive interview process.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.