The public is invited to celebrate the Heartland Cancer Center's ninth anniversary this month with tours, refreshments and a balloon launch. The free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the center, 204 Cleveland.
The new Office Products Inc. sales representative is keeping the road hot throughout his territory in central Kansas. Ron Peters is covering the north and east portions of Barton County, all of Rice and Stafford counties, and southern Ellsworth County.
The Great Bend High School class of '57 headquarters for the reunion will be the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Events and activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Friends of the class are invited to visit Friday and Saturday after 8:30 p.m. each night at the courtyard. For more information contact Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or email@example.com.
Barton Community College sophomore Drew Reisner spends his afternoons each day creating a new world inside of the Fine Arts Auditorium as a member of the stage production team for Barton Theater's fall production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop." Once he's done with that, he puts on his costume and rehearses with the rest of the cast into the evening. Oh, and he's also learning to play the guitar for the show and handling a full class load. The Hoisington native has a lot on his plate, but it's nothing he can't handle.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers were digging it. They were pouncing at every ball hit their way during a volleyball match with Hutchinson on Thursday evening at the Hutchinson triangular.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina coach Roy Williams is out of the hospital one day after surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A packed house was rocking and the game hadn't even started yet when Kansas State and Oklahoma players had to be separated and steered toward their own sideline. Once the Sooners took control in a clash of top 15 teams, the K-State fans started booing and stuff came flying out of the stands.
CLAFLIN - Future children of Barton County that receive a diagnosis of cancer will be the beneficiaries of the 7th Annual Fall Fun Festival. The birthday wish of Kylee Kasselman for her 8th birthday back in 2006 was, rather than having a birthday party, to have a fall festival at her parent's farm to raise money for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
HOISINGTON – The Annual Fall City Clean-Up Week will be Monday through Friday, Sept. 24 through Sept. 28.
Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George announced Thursday that the Kansas Main Street program is closed effective immediately. The move comes amid departmental restructuring for a total of 18 affected positions.
TOPEKA – A woman from Mexico has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after she was arrested in Russell County with more than 12 pounds of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Friday.
TOPEKA – Nearly 2,000 book enthusiasts joined Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback for the 2012 Kansas Book Festival at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka Sept 15.
The first meeting of the Great Bend City Council Health Insurance Independent Consultant Selection Committee will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at the City Office. The meeting is open to the public. At its Sept. 4 meeting, the council voted to study hiring a consultant to help the city in bidding its insurance coverage. It named council members Dale Westoff, Dana Dawson and Randy Myers to the committee to make a recommendation. They are joined by three city staff members.
The death of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but during the holidays, grief can be overwhelming. Instead of being "the most wonderful time of the year," it can be the most dreaded.
Contrary to earlier media reports from several sources, Pope Francis did not comfort a disconsolate little boy at a Vatican audience by saying the child's deceased puppy would be awaiting him in heaven.
Christmas is crazy. There is no getting around it. Recitals and school programs dominate our calendars. Cookie swaps and get-togethers fill our evenings. Then there's shopping and wrapping and trying to squeeze every last sugar-coated ounce of fun out of the Christmas season, because if we don't, then our children won't have blissful memories of mischievous elves on shelves or the warm glow of Christmas in their hearts to get them through the cold winter ahead.
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Barton Community College offices will close for holiday break Monday, Dec. 22. All offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 12.
A driver who was being pursued by the Russell Police Department last Friday afternoon was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, 110 1/2 Main, invites the public to help residents at Woodhaven Care Center and veterans across the state during the holidays.
The public is invited to take part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which started Sunday and continues through the first week of January.
Editor's note: In Sunday's Great Bend Tribune, we reported how the falling price of oil will result in a lower valuation for Barton County in 2015, which will result in less tax being collected on leases. We asked the Kansas Department of Revenue - Property Value Division (PVD) to explain the process for setting the value of oil each year. The following in a summary of the response.
PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13, at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.
Helen E. (Nickerson) Sharp, 81, died Dec. 13, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 14, 1933, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Corbin and Elizabeth (Skirvin) Nickerson. On June 1, 1942, she married Bobby Dale Howard in Pratt. They were later divorced. She then married Robert Carl Sharp on June 21, 1975, in Great Bend. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, also residing in Las Vegas, Nev. and Larned, she served as a librarian and bus driver for the Radium School District and was a bookkeeper for Melvin Nuss. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
TOPEKA – A driver stopped in western Kansas with more than five pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
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