Local historian Robert Yarmer will share the story of early Kansas maps during a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, 85 South U.S. 281, just south of Great Bend over the Arkansas River Bridge.
Barton Community College early childhood education students will lead activities for children participating in the observance of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week Nov. 16 at the Great Bend Public Library.
Barton Community College instrumental music groups will present a Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert will feature the BCC Jazz Band, Prairie Winds Community Concert Band and Prairie Winds Jazz Ensemble. Steven Lueth, Barton's director of instrumental activities, is the conductor of these ensembles. The public is invited and admission is free.
Peace Church will celebrate their 125th Anniversary at the 10:30 a.m. worship on Nov. 21, 429 N.E. 140th Street, 5 miles north of Hudson. A meal will be served at noon. Former pastors have been invited. Trinity Congregation and all past members and friends of Peace Church are invited. Any photos or other items of interest are welcome.
Dave Barnes was as surprised as most people when he stepped into Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery for the first time and saw a gallery of such beauty, spaciousness and versatility in the midst of its rural central Kansas setting.
Vivian Bryant's family was understandably concerned. He had lived at his parents' home for all of his 37 years and was preparing to move into his own place.
Florine Burgardt of Great Bend began attending the regular meetings of the local Heartland Cancer Support Group shortly after her diagnosis. She also participated during the time of her treatment and still attends while in remission.
In September, the Treviso, Italy, adult doll maker Diego Bortolin - who specializes in lifelike, precisely detailed, fully flexible, anatomically correct models of humans - told reporters that he had completed a special order for a 50-year-old businessman whom he would not name but who paid Bortolin the equivalent of $18,000 (compared to his normal price of about $5,000) to go beyond his generic "young woman" to create a replica of the very girlfriend who had just recently dumped him.
'Tis the season to spend more money than we have in our wallets.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Boston 112, Miami 107
LAWRENCE (AP) - One can only imagine how emotional Turner Gill's return to Nebraska will be.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - It's been a tough few weeks for Blaine Gabbert. The Missouri quarterback insists he's fine and says support from the coaching staff has not wavered.
Larned's City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 417 Broadway. Council members will review a Larned Housing Authority grant award for energy efficiency improvements. They will also review and prioritize projects to be funded by a Kansas Corporation Commission grant award; consider uses and the fate of the former National Guard Armory, now owned by the city; and hear a report from City Manager Don Gaeddert.
Tracey Christopher Smith, 43, of Great Bend, died Nov. 10 at his home. He was born June 10, 1967, in Great Bend, the son of Melba Jean (Foos) Smith. He was a police officer for the Great Bend Police Department and was administrator for Barton County Youth Care Girls' Home. He was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
Bust out the gin and tonics because this is shaping up to be one heck of a long hot summer. Weather-wise and politics-wise. All over the world, hostilities are flaring like out of control wildfires. While here at home, it's the words that have grown from fiery to scalding. And the only way to describe the actions- incendiary.
Renewal notices for Great Bend High School reserved season football tickets have been mailed to current ticket holders. Watch for this mailing, which includes instructions for renewal, and reply as soon as possible. If you had tickets last year, but do not receive this notification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 620-793-1560.
HOISINGTON - The City of Hoisington will hold a meeting to discuss the property owner rental agreement that the Hoisington City Council recently enacted.
Barton County citizens are being asked to help with current hazard mitigation planning efforts by taking a survey that asks for participants opinions about hazards, funding and the current Hazard Mitigation Plan. Local participation is important in the development of emergency plans.
PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout.
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HUTCHINSON - Mark A. Bomgardner, 51, of Hutchinson, went home to be with his Savior, July 27 at Reno County Hospice House. He may have lost his battle with cancer, but he conquered the grave when he accepted Christ as his savior. He was born May 31, 1963 in Joplin, MO, the son of Bob and Judy Allen Bomgardner. He was a 1981 graduate of Dodge City High School, and received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Fort Hays State University. He was a Hutchinson resident for the past 15 years moving from Great Bend.
LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
MANHATTAN - The Golden Belt Swim Squad portion of the Western Kansas Swim Club was led by Cole Pierce in the West Division swim meet.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
SPEARVILLE - Susie Ackerman, 95, died July 26, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. Born March 7, 1919, in Pratt, she was the daughter of Michael and Alice Duncan Shanley. On Oct. 2, 1951, she married John F. Ackerman in Pratt. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2003. An area resident since 1951, she was a homemaker.
Billy Wayne "Bill" Brack 1930 - 2014
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Anna Lee (Moody) Brack, 83, a resident of Mountain Home, Ark. passed away Saturday, July 26, at her residence.