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Great Bend City Band summer season

The Great Bend City Band will begin rehearsals for their season beginning at 7:30 p.m. on May 28th at the Crest Theatre. Any instrumentalist who loves to play is welcome to participate in the band. Summer concerts will be given at the courthouse band shell and will begin Thursday, May 30th and every Thursday in June. A special big band swing concert will also be given at the band shell on Friday, June 28th. All outdoor concerts will begin at 8:15 p.m. In case of rainout, the concerts will be moved to the Crest theatre. Three ...

May 05, 2013 | | Local News

Volunteers in Action News

The "Check Out Hunger" food drive for the Community Food Bank of Barton County was a huge success. RSVP volunteers partnered with 6th grade students from Holy Family School, a local Brownie troop, and Barton County Youth Care manned tables at Dillon's on 10th Street and Walmart on Saturday, April 6th. Persons entering the stores received a handout about the Community Food Bank with a grocery list of needed items. The volunteers collected 1,749 lbs of food and $487 in cash donations that day because of the generosity of our community.

May 05, 2013 | | Local Life

Soil Stewardship Week

In 1955, the National association of Conservation Districts began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world's largest conservation-related observances.

May 05, 2013 | | Agriculture

Desk and Derrick presents check

The Desk and Derrick Club of Barton County recently donated $100 to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with the costs of sending care packages to deployed military personnel. The Great Bend Military Moms have sent more than 4,300 care packages, to those serving so far away from home, and are getting ready for the next shipment. If you know of anyone currently deployed, get their military address to Leslie Barrett, 620-792-2838, as soon as possible. They all deserve to know they are appreciated.

May 05, 2013 | | Club News

Local educator awarded statewide grant

Mr. Stan Ewy, a teacher at Otis-Bison Elementary School in USD 403, was recently awarded a classroom grant by the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE), a non-union professional educators association serving Kansas teachers. Mr. Ewy will use the funds to purchase an educational nutrition program for his physical education classes.

May 05, 2013 | | Education

Chlumsky Hall of Fame Inductee

On January 26, Nathan Chlumsky of Larned was inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors 2013 as an "Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts" in the category of "Excellence in Teaching Martial Arts."

May 05, 2013 | | Business

Keeley - Birt

Mike and Jan Keeley of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Diane to Mitchell Birt, son of Randall and Christine Birt of Omaha, Neb. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bill and Pat Schartz of Larned and the late Terry and Barbara Keeley.

May 05, 2013 | | Engagements

Koelsch - Ramsey baby girl

Josh Koelsch and Meredith Ramsey announce the birth of their daughter, Lennon Ramsey Koelsch, on March 23. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 in. long.

May 05, 2013 | | Births

Wetzel — Hafner

Bill and Joni Hafner of Prairie Village announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Hafner, to Heidi Wetzel, daughter of Mark and Rita Wetzel of Roeland Park.

May 05, 2013 | | Engagements

Hurd 74th

Della Hurd will celebrate her 74 birthday on May 8 with a card shower.

May 05, 2013 | | Birthdays

240 volunteers served for Love Sterling 2013

On Saturday, April 27, approximately 240 Sterling College students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages joined together to serve the town of Sterling, by participating in the fourth annual Love Sterling event, a town-wide day of service. Overall, Love Sterling was a community effort with an estimated 1,500 man hours being given over the course of the day.

May 05, 2013 | | Education

Small raised garden

Do you have a small backyard? Do you wish you had the space for a garden, but don't want to sacrifice your entire yard to be able to grow your favorite vegetables? Well, an option for you is to garden is a small raised bed. When you garden in a raised bed system, one of the most important things to consider is the soil that you are going to use. One of the major reasons that smaller spaces have better production than larger gardens is that a person adds the soil mix or potting mix so it will have ...

May 05, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Club Calendar


May 05, 2013 | | Club News

USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served May 6 through May 10. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

May 05, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Beta Sigma Phi Chapters celebrate Founder’s Day

The four Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Founder's Day April 25 with an evening dinner program in the Cavanaugh Room located at Barton Community College's Learning Resource Center.

May 05, 2013 | | Club News

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USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Berdetta B. Branan 90th

Berdetta B. Branan will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 10, with a card shower.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

William Wolf 80th

William M. Wolf of Great Bend celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 24. A celebration is planned for a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Gary Fischer 80th

Gary Fischer of Hudson will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 3, with a card shower. A family celebration is planned at a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Senior Activities


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Janis Friedeman Sayler

GREAT BEND - Janis Friedeman Sayler, 84, died Sept. 25, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kathleen Foster 1924 - 2015

DODGE CITY - Kathleen Foster, 90, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Carrasco shutsout Royals, 6-0

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter while striking out a career-high 15 as ...

September 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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