All A Honor Roll
Lorraine Erickson will celebrate her 90th birthday on Feb. 12 with a card shower.
Dianne Morse, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the TOP 15 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
Scott Klepper of Ellinwood has been selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. Klepper has designated St. Joseph Catholic School, located in Ellinwood, to receive the award in Barton County.
Members of Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi present a gift of $550 to Dr. Kyle Krebaum for the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation established by Krebaum and his wife, Tasha, in memory of their daughter, Makinna, to help families who have special-needs children. This donation will go toward the Foundation's new project to fund playground equipment for a special-needs access park. Since the chapter's first donation to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation in 2008, Preceptor Pi has given a total of $3,082 to the foundation. For more information about the foundation, inquiries may be sent to ...
The Great Bend High School Madrigal Pops Singers will deliver singing Valentines from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 for a $25 donation. The recipient will be serenaded with a love song. The recipient will also receive a decorated cookie.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Jan. 24 at the Post Home.
K-State Proud, the first ever all-university, student-led campaign at K-State, is back for its sixth year of students helping students. Guided by the leadership of the K-State Student Foundation, as well as four co-chairs, an advisory board of K-State students and two honorary chairs, K-State Proud is designed to give students the opportunity to help their fellow students and show their pride through philanthropy.
Nex-Tech and Satellite Pros are excited to announce they have entered into a partnership in Great Bend. Great Bend residents can now receive discounts of up to 15% on Nex-Tech Internet and Phone service when they also subscribe to Satellite Pros TV service. Nex-Tech relocated its downtown location to inside Satellite Pros at 1520 Main Street. Great Bend residents can now sign up for Nex-Tech Phone and Internet service, Nex-Tech Wireless service and Satellite Pros TV service all at one convenient location inside Satellite Pros as well as at the main Nex-Tech location at 3705 10th Street.
More than 3,200 students earned semester honors from Kansas State University for their academic performance in the fall 2011 semester.
On Jan. 27 the Great Bend Middle School Jazz Ensemble participated in the annual Hutchinson Community College 2012 Winter Jazz Clinic. Guest artists from Denver, Colo. and Louisville, Kent. were in attendance as jazz clinicians for the high school and middle school jazz ensembles. Three GBMS Jazz Ensemble members received awards For Outstanding Musicianship. They are: Tanya Sanchez-Alto Sax, Blake Stanley-Trumpet and Thomas Bobbitt-Alto Sax.
During a special luncheon, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Interim-Acting Secretary Jeff Kahrs recognized 20 agency employees for outstanding service and dedication to the people of Kansas on Friday, Jan. 27th.
Russell Linderer, Matt Morgenstern and Robert Willesden of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
Barton Community College's music department will begin selling tickets to its production of "A Christmas Carol," on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10. All seats are reserved and are available online at scrooge.bartonccc.edu. Any patron needing ticket assistance can call the box office, 620-786-1150.
The Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College will give away ice scrapers on Monday Nov. 3. Deedra Gibbons said people can stop by and pick up a free Barton Library ice scraper for as long as supplies last. They are available to students, BCC employees and community members.
The First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington, Great Bend, will offer "Treat in Trunk" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween.
David Michael "Mike" Johnson, 72, died Oct. 30 at Almost Home Inc., Great Bend. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, at Denison, Texas, the son of Doug and Woodie (Pritchard) Johnson. He married Peggy Temple April 28, 1962, at Borger, Texas. He founded M and M Equipment in 1975, retiring in December 2012.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ladine Peterson, 95, passed away Oct. 29 at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born April 2, 1919, in Bison, she was the daughter of Everett and Frances Bitter Edwards. On April 3, 1941, she married Loraine Edwin Peterson in Bison. He passed away Jan. 20, 1995. A lifetime area resident of Rush and Pawnee County, she began her career as a teacher and retired from the ASCS office in Larned. She raised Persian cats and took them to many shows, and she also loved flowers.
Tena Westenhaver of Great Bend is kicking off her Soles4Souls Shoe Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1801 VanBuren. This is just the first effort in her year-long campaign to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes the Soles for Souls organization can distribute to the needy and victims of disasters.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
SeaPort Airlines today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an alternate service pattern for air service from Great Bend Municipal Airport. The new service will replace current scheduled service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport.
Coaching basketball at a community college means a lot of new faces nearly every year. Barton Community College men's coach Craig Fletchall knows this. He had been at it for 13 years – eight at Barton where he is the all-time leader in coaching wins.
Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather than the industry players settling the issue through negotiation, health plans are turning to Congress to step in and arbitrarily limit prices, which could undermine the investment that is critical to developing new cures.
As the Giants and the Royals went at it, the bigger game for some fans took place in the hours before the first World Series pitch, playing baseball's season ticket-holder roulette.
Great Bend middle school wrestlers started their season with practice Tuesday. Thirty one athletes participated in the first practice in the new middle school wrestling room.