As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of visitor experience delivered within the Great Bend community and along the national scenic byway corridor, training and certification as an interpretive host will be offered free of charge this month.
Sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 12:30 p.m. on the 28th, an Arctic Cat four-wheeler valued at $8,422 was stolen from Gottschalk Equiptment, at 160 south U.S. 281, near Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, reports the vehicle is sunset orange in color and its vehicle identification number is 4UF13ATV3DT208637.
LACROSSE - Glenn F. Morrison, 83, died March 4, 2013 at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse.Born July 13, 1929 in Baileyville, he was the son of Lee Dennis and Avis Lee (Mann) Morrison. He was married to Joyce Barker in Great Bend. The couple had four children. A resident of Barton and Rush Counties most of his life, as a young man, he worked at Thies Packing and Meadowgold Dairy. He later owned several furniture stores in Great Bend and LaCrosse. Even after retirement Glenn loved wheeling and dealing when he was not playing cards or Bingo.
A recent Travel Photography Workshop, hosted by Please Go Away™ Vacations and co-sponsored by The American Eagle Club of American State Bank, was a winner. It was presented by award winning photographer, and intrepid world traveler with Please Go Away™ Vacations, Ernie Lowden who, along with his wife Frances, traveled from Olathe to present the workshop.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is providing consumers opportunities this week to fight identity theft by destroying personal documents and conducting consumer education programs throughout the state.
The Ellinwood Garden Club is offering tickets for a drawing to win a quilt following the After Harvest Parade on July 18. The quilt is pieced of "Jinnny Beyer Rose Garden" fabric, machine quilted, and measuring 84" x 100". It will be on display in the window at 113 N. Main St., Ellinwood. The suggested donation for the tickets is $1. Contact June Stephens 620-564-2852, P.O. Box 155, Ellinwood, KS 67526, or Helen Urban 620-564-2540, or JoAnn Roth 620-564-2920.
Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's supporters came together at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall like they have done every year for the past 22 years, to raise money for the non-profit Hospital. "This annual benefit brings the community together every year," states Michelle Moshier, Executive Director of the Foundation. "Clara Barton Hospital is important for so many people, and they show it in grand gestures at the auction. It's truly wonderful to see this type of support."
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita office has opened an investigation into the report of an oil field worker's death. Travis Underwood, 30 of Great Bend, was an employee of Klima Well Service Inc., an oil field pumping unit service, who was performing oil field re-work at an existing oil well site north of Great Bend.
I salute...the editor of a colonial newspaper who shut down his paper rather than pay the Stamp Act tax of 1765; his last edition proclaimed liberty as "the greatest blessing human beings can enjoy"and taxation without representation as being "fettered with the chains of inimical servitude."
The Independence Day holiday travel period is officially underway, with more than 35.5 million travelers expected on the road through Sunday, July 5. That's an increase of 0.7 percent, but represents a record volume of auto travel for the Independence Day holiday, breaking last year's record of 35.3 million auto travelers.
FORT LARNED - During the holiday weekend on Friday July 3, and Saturday July 4, Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.