Each September, emergency management agencies across the United States observe the month as "Emergency Preparedness Month" to highlight the need for everyone to be prepared for natural and man-made disasters of all kinds.
Wheatland Electric will replace the power poles along North Washington from 30 Road to 50 Road.
Editor's note: These notes were submitted to Leslie Barrett of Great Bend Military Moms by soldiers who received care packages from the organization.
Richard and Joan Wagner of Topeka will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 7.
Monte and Jolene Albert announce the engagement of their daughter Kari Anne Albert, to Brant Neil Mellies, son of Dave and Lori Mellies.
Glenn and Thelma Brack of Hoisington celebrated their 55th anniversary on Aug. 19. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 19, 1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas. They have two children, Burton and Breta, and six grandchildren.
Matt and Jennifer Gilmore of Pittsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Norah Grace on Aug. 1 at Via Christi in Pittsburg. She weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 inches long. She has a big sister, Mariella.
Alice Batt will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 7 with a card shower.
Brad and Christine Nemnich of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Lynnea Nemnich to Brandon James Fyler, son of Karen Lambert of Olivia, Minn. and Ron Fyler of Olmitz.
Greg and Sherry Rolo announce the engagement of their daughter Kali Rolo to Clinton Pangburn, son of Craig and Annette Pangburn.
Clark and Julia Mitchell of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Kelli Christine Mitchell to Luke Aaron Siebert, son of Chris and Sandy Siebert of Wamego.
Barton Community College honored 15 employees during an all-college forum August 24, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.
Stanley Hatesohl, M.D., is not only excited about his new medical practice in Great Bend but he also is happy to be close to family and a local non-profit agency that will provide services for his son.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joe Mauer's first grand slam of the year helped the Minnesota Twins finish off a successful Saturday.
DODGE CITY - Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City will host a 50th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3231 N. 14th Street in Dodge City on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. Bishop John B. Brungardt will be the principal celebrant.
HOISINGTON - A Christmas bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at the Hoisington Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1109 N Vine.
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, today and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
Human history has been subjected to constant bouts of infectious diseases. Sometimes these have grown to pandemic proportions leaving death tolls in the millions worldwide. The Black Death (the bubonic plague) dramatically affected European populations wiping out up to 50 million people in the mid-14th century. During the early 20th century governments battled against the influenza pandemic which took up to 50 million lives including 675,000 in the United States. Then small pox killed upwards of 300 million people across the globe throughout much of the 20th century.
Great Bend and other central Kansas communities are well on their way to preparing thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind.
Barton County Sheriff's Office
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.
Bernice L. (Walters) King, 80, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Nov. 20. She was born May 27, 1934, in Catherine, to Marcellus and Severina (Karlin) Walters.
ELLINWOOD – Charles "Chuck" Frydendall, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Ellinwood on Nov. 17. Born Jan. 20, 1928, near Portis, Chuck was the oldest son of Milo and Bessie Frydendall.
ODIN - Anna M. Klug, 84, died Nov. 19 at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita. Born July 23, 1930, in Dubuque, she was the daughter of John and Regina (Schmidt) Werner. On June 4, 1947, she married Leo L. Klug, in Odin. He died on May 28, 1999. She was the postmaster at Odin. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was all about family. She loved gardening, playing games, and cooking for her family.
Pam Martin will present "Kansas Snakes at Cheyenne Bottoms" when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the BCHS Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281.
The Great Bend American Legion invites the public to help provide Christmas presents for retired military personnel at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge.
There's a new membership club in town - Shafer Gallery's League of Aesthetic Engineers. According to Gallery Director Dave Barnes, this is a group of creative individuals who will "explore the world of art-making and creative endeavor."
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes recognizing Clark Rusco as the Kansas County Engineer of the Year, an update on the county's social media efforts and the replacement of the sand dredge.