The Tower Wind Quintet will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 17, at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. The Quintet, formed in 2001, is comprised of Friends University faculty members: Amy Hoffman, flute; Cindy Thompson, oboe; Rachelle Goter, clarinet; Denise Kintzel, french horn, and Kimme Whittemore, bassoon. All members are active performers and teachers in the Wichita area, participating in many groups including the Wichita Symphony, Wichita Grand Opera, Wichita Music Theatre, and Ballet Wichita.
The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Prairie Window Concert Series (PWCS) will continue its 2015-16 season with Betse Ellis and Ike Sheldon at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, in Hesston. This duo reunites after a long tenure with The Wilders, a decade-long favorite of the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan.
What is a fan? Is it one of those silly-looking guys with no shirt on, waving a "We're Number One" foam finger in the air? Is it the person dressed in an ugly costume, portraying some kind of Oakland Raider? Is it an out-of-control youngster storming the court, knocking people and things out of their way as they clamor to get to ... where? No, I don't think so.
Ellinwood - Mae Malissia Sanders, 86, passed away at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington on Jan. 6, 2016. She was born in Alexandria, LA on Aug. 23, 1929 to Nicholas & Minnie Bennett. She married Leon Sanders in Clovis, NM on Nov. 17, 1951.
The Great Bend Fire Department has been receiving reports about people getting phone calls from someone claiming to be a Great Bend firefighter and asking for a donation. "This is a scam," said Fire Chief Mike Napolitano.