Barton County Sheriff
Young girls will receive royal treatment when they wear their favorite princess costumes to the Great Bend Recreation Commission's Prince Tea Parties on Friday. Open to children 3-5 years old, tea parties are at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming the spring sessions of exercise classes. All classes start Monday, April 11, and continue until Memorial Day. Classes are held at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Great Bend Municipal Court
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will look at contracts and other issues when it meets for the monthly study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Contract renewals for faculty and for head coaches are coming up and are on the agenda.
The City of Claflin met at its regular meeting on March 14. Below are the unofficial minutes.
The Barton Community College Foundation anticipates another growth spurt for its Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, which has attracted more and more participants each year since the first event in 2008. The clay shoot is a fund-raiser to provide mini grants for Barton faculty to enhance student learning, said Darnell Holopirek, Barton's Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.
The City of Great Bend Cemetery Rules and Regulations Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Cemetery office.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 19th and Hubbard, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Barry Bowers with greeters Shay Kasselman and brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
LARNED - Larned High School's Over Actors' Anonymous will present 'The Masked Musketeer,' April 9 and 10 at the Larned Community Center.
From a memo to paramedics in Edmonton, Alberta, by Alberta Health Services:
HOUSTON (AP) - Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi and the rest of his frontcourt mates led the Huskies to their third national title by succeeding where so many teams have failed: They bullied Butler.
Don't look now, but the Democratic Party is undergoing an identity crisis of such monumental proportions, the Dissociative Identity Disorder people have called and are requesting artifacts for their Hall of Fame. They're going to put Obama's basketball hoop right next to Sally Field's purple crayon.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.
NFL games have begun for 2015.
The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.
The March meeting of the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Recently launched, Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists provides monthly opportunities for adults and interested teens to learn more about the natural world, participate in research opportunities and enjoy hands-on activities. Programs are free and open to the public.
Parents are invited to bring their children to the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., to use the Imagination Playground. The playground will be set up from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday and again from 6:30-7:30 Wednesday evening.
HAYS - It often is no surprise to cancer patients when they hear radiation treatments will take nine weeks.
Holste & Bowers LLC, a locally owned accounting firm in Great Bend, announced the addition of Colleen Burton to the professional staff. Burton brings more than 26 years of experience in accounting and business administration.
February 2015 convictions and fines
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.
ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.
Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.