Wise & Reber, L.C. announces that Bret T. Christiansen has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Born in Great Bend, Christiansen grew up in Gering, Neb. and Hiawatha. He received his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 2005 and his law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California in 2010. Before joining Wise & Reber, L.C., Christiansen practiced in San Diego. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and California state and federal courts and is a member of the American, Kansas and McPherson Bar Associations.
"The Manhattan Plant Materials Center (PMC) has been 'Delivering Plants with a Purpose' for 75 years, since 1936," said Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "A field day with a tour and breakout sessions is planned to bring awareness of the outstanding Plant Materials Program and its accomplishments."
Kansas State University's Army and Air Force ROTC units will commission 30 cadets as second lieutenants at ceremonies May 13, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The Army ROTC ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. and the Air Force ROTC ceremony will be at 2 p.m.
Twenty members of the Great Bend Garden Club along with two guests, Pam Sweeney and Kay Hallenbeck, met for their April meeting at the Barton County Extension Office.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Karen Neuforth, who will be speaking on the importance of the arts in our lives. All of the innovation that have come from artisan and what we would not have in our lives if we didn't have the cultural arts for ideas and designs. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. Since the governor is threatening to line ...
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Soon after arriving at Fort Hays State University in August 2009, members of the inaugural class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science gave themselves a name: the "Pioneer Class."
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 19 at the home of Lois Johnson with Susan Coulson serving as co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Tammy Hammond, CEO of Rosewood Services in Great Bend, traveled to Topeka on April 28 to meet with Governor Brownback for a ceremonial signing of a piece of legislation that will brings new federal dollars into Kansas for the Developmentally Disabled.
Glenna Lachelle Brown and Nyle Justin Reinert were united in marriage on March 12 at Camp Aldrich in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Brian Whitney. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Cheryl Brown of Haviland. The groom is the son of Dennis and Jeannie Schuette of Yuma, Ariz. and Ralph Reinert of Ness City. The bride is the granddaughter of Norene Monaghan and Blanche Brown.
Trent Schlotthauer and Linda Stairrett announce the birth of their twins, Aiden Jesse Schlotthauer and Braydin Gene Schlotthauer, on Jan. 26 in Great Bend. Aiden weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz and was 20 in. long. Braydin weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 in. long. They have a big sister, Alexis, who is four years old.
I stumbled upon my father's 1959 income tax return a few years ago. Oh, how I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed his taxes that year.
The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15th.
The Salina Symphony will celebrate "Women in Music" at its season finale at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the Stiefel Theatre.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.
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Anyone wondering about gifts for the graduate or mom on Mother's Day may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St. Rose Health Center volunteers are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.
A device that detects vision problems found a home at Sunflower Diversified Services' Early Education Center (EEC) and it was used during a screening for the first time recently.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation from the Overland Pass Pipeline, information on MERGe and FORCE response groups, report on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015 activities, and a discussion about the South Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan which was recently adopted by the Barton County Board of County Commissioners.
And so it begins. Fittingly enough with a local wrestler.
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's BCCC softball game at Tabor JV has been cancelled. Barton's Friday single, nine-inning baseball game at Pratt has been moved to Sunday for a doubleheader.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. April 6 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
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BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.