The Hoisington Jets 4H Club's August meeting
Johanna Christine Fernandez Gulmatico and Craig Carl Yunk were united in marriage on June 19 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Anthony J. Sansone of Brooklyn, N.Y. Parents of the couple are Constantino and Chona Gulmatico of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Dan and Cheryl Yunk of Manhattan. Grandparents of the groom are Phyllis Maneth of Great Bend and the late Fred C. Maneth.
As of Sept.1 Becker Tire added Becker Proline Equipment with Clint Stafford as Sales Manager. Clint has been selling equipment for over 15 years and has had extensive training through Hunter Engineering Company and Rotary Lifts. Clint sells Hunter alignment machines, Rotary Lifts, Norco jacks, Balcrank lube equipment, Champion air compressors, Reelcraft hose reels, and Shure Mfg work benches and will be adding more product lines in the future. The equipment can be used for anyone in the automotive and trucking industy as well as school districts. Clint also takes trade-ins and sells used equipment.
Lions District Governor Rev. Kerry Hookstra will make an official club visitation to the Great Bend Evening Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington St. in Great Bend. All club members are encouraged to be present for this important meeting with the District Governor and other visiting Lions leaders.
Auction premiums and scholarships will be on the line as youth from 86 Kansas counties exhibit at the 78th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), Sept, 24-27 in Wichita. A total of 678 4-H and FFA members have entered 1,424 head of livestock in the show. The total includes 134 market steers, 295 breeding heifers, 352 market hogs, 247 market lambs, 49 purebred ewes, 158 commercial ewes and 189 meat goats.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas followed one of the worst losses in school history with a big upset over No. 15 Georgia Tech.
Ohio State and Oklahoma won their BCS championship game rematches and showed that a couple of former powerhouses from the Sunshine State are not quite ready to return to elite status.
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The slogan, "farm safety is no accident," is as true today as it ever was. Safety has to be intentional or accidents will eventually get you.
At the Crime Stoppers State Board Conference, held earlier this year in Great Bend, The Kansas Crime Stoppers Association Inc. awarded two scholastic scholarships.
The Shafer Gallery showcases the talents of college employees in the Barton Community College Faculty and Staff Open Exhibition, opening this week. The gallery will host a reception for the exhibit and the artists from 1 to 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12.
There will be a report on the GBRC Activity Center when the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include enrollment reports and an executive session for the disucssion of personnel.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, to allow staff to attend a workshop. The library will be open from 4 to 9 p.m.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, The Quilting Bees and Healthy Heart Clinic will hold a Cancer Awareness Program and Auction, beginning at 7 p.m. at Scraps in Larned. It will be similar to the program held last year. Alice Clapsaddle will be the auctioneer.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Let's Live A Little: Physical Activity For Fun And Fitness," at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College forensic coach Bill Sheffield will present "Test Your Kansas History Skill: Battle of the Brains," at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the college library.
Activities Week of March 9-March 15
TOPEKA - Brian K. Miller, 68, formerly of Larned, died March 10. Born Dec. 12, 1945, at Great Bend, he was the son of Warren and Glennis (Lile) Miller.
ELLINWOOD - Viola Ann Komarek died March 8 in Topeka. Born on Jan. 6, 1920, in Kansas City, she was the daughter of Homer F. McCready and Minta M. (Pierce) McCready. In 1926, she moved with her parents to Florence. She graduated from Florence High School in 1941 (National Honor Society) and moved to Kansas City where she worked in the office at Folgers Coffee Co. On Dec. 2, 1945, she married Norman Frank Komarek of Ellinwood, in Emporia. They moved to Sterling, where they lived for 13 years, moving to Ellinwood in 1958. She worked for Ellinwood District Hospital for ...
ROZEL - Jerome (Joe) A. Sauer, 85, died March 10 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Sept. 8, 1928, in Antonino, he was the son of Anton and Pauline Rupp Sauer. On Nov. 24, 1949, he married Martha L. Arnold at Rozel. She passed away on Sept. 10, 2012. A resident of Rozel, he was a retired farmer and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Shortly after midnight Saturday, Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies seized a substantial quantity of methamphetamine and arrested a former Great Bend man on drug-related charges, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
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Thomas James Vaughn, 71, died March 5 at Leisure Home, St. John. He was born on July 28, 1942, at Wellington, the son of Thomas and Leola (Bell) Vaughn. A resident of Great Bend since 1964, he was a retired truck driver for UPS.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar; first reading of the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks, Teacher Handbooks and Activities and Athletics Handbooks; approval to purchase technology hardware and approval of sale of used technology items; 2014 summer projects; audited student enrollment; approval of contributions; approval of Family and consumer Science donation; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and licensed teacher resignation.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 13, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 939 will be hosting a town hall meeting concerning Agent Orange and it's long term effects. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 14, in the Stoffer Lounge, 2nd floor at Fort Hays State University. Specialists from the national headquarters will be presenting new information and study results during the first part of the meeting and then have a question and answer session. They will also be compiling data concerning birth defects and diseases in children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.
On Feb. 14, Cherry Village crowned Valentine Kings and Queens for each care unit.