The Kansas Wildlife Federation (KWF) proudly announces winners of the 2010 Conservation Achievement Program Awards. KWF recently honored thirteen recipients at a reception and banquet in their honor in Great Bend on February 26.
These days no one goes anywhere without a driver's license. Forget just the airport - today you need an ID to buy a beer or even use your credit card. And it doesn't matter that you are closer to 80 than 21. Getting carded by bartenders has gone from flattery to annoyance. And it continues. But the driver's license, of course, contains more than just proof of your DOB. There's a photo too. A postage ...
For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security, and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not only be the best way to receive Federal benefit payments - it will be the only way.
Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) is offering a possibly life-saving service during three weeks in March, which is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The service is free of charge.
Great Bend Middle School announces the January Above and Beyond Awards for January. These students are nominated by their teacher by going above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. Along with a certificate the students receive a pizza and pop luncheon with the Principals.
The capacity will grow, the location will change and the accommodations will be more pleasant. These are the main changes in the works for the Sleep/Wake Disorders Center at Central Kansas Medical Center.
"I love being a Paleontologist!" said Cole Morton, grandson of Elton and Wendy Beougher, Hays. The Beougher family was visiting the new Fossil Dig Pit attraction opened recently at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31 and planning to attend local schools in the fall.
Michael and Laura Bader announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Bader, to James King, nephew of John and Sandra Darling.
Four fourth-year medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City are receiving hands-on clinical training in Great Bend this month.
The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 23 through May 2, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center, 1311 S. Douglas, in Lyons. Instructor is Linda Runge.
BACKYARD BIRDING Okay, I have to admit, I am not a big time birder. What I mean is – I am not an expert when it comes to knowing bird species nor their biology and habits. I like birds when they aren't damaging crops or gardens. I enjoy their songs and sounds and enjoy watching their habits. They bring beauty and charm to the environment. They also benefit by eating troublesome insect pest at times. ...
The theme of the Barton Community College Foundation's 2011 Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign is "Many Dreams, One Vision." The month-long campaign got under way March 1, with Larry and Kathy Schugart as its honorary co-chairs. "If you take 10 students and put them in a room, every one of them is going to have a different reason why they're here, what they want to happen for their future," said Darnell Holopirek, ...
A New York City judge ruled that an 87-year-old woman who was accidentally knocked down by several kids racing bicycles on the sidewalk could sue the kids, including one who was 4 years old, and who is thus legally presumed to understand the difference between "reasonable" and "unreasonable" behavior.
Sunday Great Bend Public Library Friends - 2 p.m. in the library's Kansas Room Monday Great Bend Optimist – noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Progress Club - 1:15 p.m. Special program: Pat Halbower Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel ...
GREAT BEND – Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Dec. 4, 1937 at Mahaska, Kan., the son of Clarence and Rose (Hauschel) Wells. He married Phyllis Westhoff Nov. 9, 1957 at Morrowville, Kan. He owned and operated the Standard Station, Washington. He was also the bookkeeper for his wife's hair salon for 56 years, and later for Doonan's of Great ...
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the ...
A new study has come out that finds men and women really do think differently.
After losing the Virginia governor's race because single women voted for the Democrat by a margin of 42 points, Republicans have found the solution. They will teach their candidates how to, in Speaker John Boehner's words, "be a little more sensitive" to the ladies. But Republicans painting over policy differences with pretty words piles insult on top of offense and will do little to close the gender gap.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced Jackie McClaskey as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, succeeding Dale Rodman, who stepped down from the position Dec. 10.
For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.
This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway in Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. Ambassador in charge will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken.
This week was a hard one. I lost one more pound since last week's column (up to 22 of the 40 I set out to lose). With my pregnancy finally out of the closet, I can admit that my saving grace in sticking to the rules this week has been nausea. You would think that a persistent aversion to food would help boost the weight loss. However, eating less doesn't always mean losing more.
Looking to dazzle your guests during the holidays? I've got the perfect "fancy" dish for you. And I promise it requires no advanced culinary skills.
The Great Bend Middle School wrestling team traveled to Salina on Saturday for three duals.
LAKIN - Larned outscored Lakin's boys 19-8 in the fourth period to pull away for a 59-42 non-league victory Saturday.