Students from St. Joseph School demonstrated their public speaking skills in the annual orations contest held on April 4. This contest is sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization. Students shared a presentations on this year's topic, "a person who has overcome." The seven finalists were: Jade Mountain, Allison Panning, Sarah Hammeke, Alex Hammeke, Ross McNett, Jordan Davis Mountain, and Peter Joslin. Judges for the contest were Julie Ann Jacobs, Mike Westerman, and Jenna Snell. The judges selected the top-three finalists, pictured above from left, as: first place - Sarah Hammeke, second place - Ross McNett ...
ELLINWOOD – The Twilight Stitchers Quilting Club is holding a trunk show, and the public is invited. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ellinwood District Hospital education room, and refreshments will be provided.
Wait ... What? A startup company in Austin, Texas, also serving San Francisco, promises to take its customers' incoming U.S. mail three times a week, photograph it and deliver it back to the customers via mobile phone app, for $4.99 a month. The company, Outbox, provides some value-added services, removing the customer from junk-mail lists and paying bills. Still, Outbox's unorthodox business model assumes that a growing number of people absolutely hate opening, filing or discarding pieces of paper. Co-founder Will Davis told CNN in February that at least he does not fear competition: "No one is crazy ...
Forget the robin. Ignore the tulips. Do not let the Easter Bunny, hummingbirds or awakening bears hoodwink you. The first baseball thrown in anger is the true harbinger of spring and calendar alarm for the lazy discard of the heavy encumbrances of winter. Ditch the parka and pull out the windbreaker. Stash the boots and burn the long underwear. Trust me. Burn the long underwear.
Helene Dixon celebrated her 80th birthday on April 5 at the Eagles. Married to Gerald Dixon for 49+ years, she has three children, Ruth Williams of Boise Idaho, Gerry Dixon of Franklin Lakes, N.J., and the late Albert Dixon; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Dr. Bill King will celebrate his 80th birthday and 20 years of retirement from his OB-Gyn Practice with a come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, at StoneRidge Country Club, 24th and Frey. Friends, colleagues, and former patients are invited. No gifts are requested.
Willis and Theresa Bieberle will celebrate their 60th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2 at St. Patrick's Parish Center, 4100 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Mark Bieberle of Wichita, Robert Bieberle of Topeka and Mary Kay and Dave Lumadue of Pittsburgh, Pa. The couple has seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Timothy and Barbara Burnett of Pittsburgh, Pa. and LaVern and Elaine Schneider of Albert, announce the engagement of their children Alexandria Dee Burnett and Scott Edward Schneider. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late John and Dolores Burnett. The prospective groom is
In today's harried world, seems like everyone's schedule is filled to the brim with activities. Both parents work, kids go to school and participate in student government, sports or any number of events. Seems families meet each other coming and going. Still, most parents believe it's more important than ever to dedicate the dinner hour to developing and nurturing relationships with family members.
July 26, 2015|
John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will vote on publishing next year's budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The recommended budget would require an estimated property tax rate of 33.124 mills this year; that is exactly the same as the actual tax rate in 2014.
Steven J. Thomas, 58, passed away at his home in Great Bend on July 24, 2015. Steve was born on July 1, 1957, at Hutchinson, to Glen L. and Patty L. (Herndon) Thomas. He grew up in Lebanon, Kansas, and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1975. In 1976 he moved to Great Bend and attended Barton County Community College, where he obtained an Associate of Science degree.
LARNED – Linda O. Zielke, 66, passed away July 23, 2015, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. She was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Greene, New York, the daughter of Leonard and Thelma Pierce Oles. A longtime area resident, she was a homemaker.