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Whooping Crane fall migration is here in central Kansas. Each year during late October and early November, the endangered birds can be seen at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, and in marshes and crop fields around the region. At Quivira, the best areas to look for them are at the south end of Little Salt Marsh (where there is an Observation Tower from which to scan the marsh) and the west side of Big Salt Marsh.
Barton County Upward Bound at Barton Community College recognizes Robert Fortner Hoisington High School, Kade Cook, HHS and Kimberly Dixon Claflin High School who competed in the national 2010 TRIO Quest activities sponsored by the University of Washington. These students were named semi-finalists for their PhotoEssays. Dixon won a "Best of Contest" medal for her PhotoEssay entry, titled "Eyes."
A Holiday Bazaar will be held Nov. 20 in Hoisington at the city auditorium, East 1st & Walnut, sponsored by the Church Women of Hoisington. It is open to the public; there will be a quarter entrance fee, and children are free. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To reserve a space or for more information, contact Rhonda Templing, 785-483-9402. Make plans to come out and see all the different booths, and get your Christmas shopping done early.
Pumpkin Bash 2010 is going on now at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Activities include a pumpkin decorating contest and a scavenger hunt.
ELLINWOOD- Barton County Health Department will be providing a special Vote and Vax Flu Clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area residents will be able to get their flu shot and take the opportunity to vote in the general election at the same location and the same time.
"Bad Blood" by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers is called in to investigate the murder case of a Minnesota farmer, killed by a young man for apparently no reason. The young killer soon breaks down and confesses, and then unexpectedly kills himself. But is there more to this double tragedy? Flowers soon discovers a multigeneration and multifamily conspiracy of monstrous crimes, that he doesn't know what to do next.
Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide ice cream and brownies. Dr. Robert Rosin, new Internal Medicine Specialist will be talking during the social.
Students performing both solo and group talent acts will compete in a new Barton Community College event, Barton's Got Talent!, to be presented at 7 p.m., Friday in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Associations of Churches Annual Chicken and Noodle Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the First Assembly of God Church,601 Patton Road in Great Bend. A free will donation will be accepted. Proceeds will go to the Barton County Association of Churches Emergency Aid Fund.
Parkinson's disease patients who want to enhance their vitality, balance and coordination may benefit from an upcoming presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
It is not just the physical layout of the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) that will change as the facility grows by 10,000 square feet.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on whether to start a college wrestling program. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Personnel and a monitoring report on service regions is also on the agenda.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.
Mary E. Henkle, 80, died Oct. 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
Mary Lea Wade, 85, died Oct. 21, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Aug. 14, 1929, in Prague, Okla., she was the daughter of Alvin and Pearl (Stiffler) Montgomery. On Oct. 14, 1951, she married Lee Wade in Great Bend. He died on April 9, 1988. A resident of Great Bend since 1946, coming from Prague, Okla., she was a secretary for Kopke Law Office and Haneke Financial Services.
RUSSELL - Gerald Dean Bender, 72, passed away on Oct. 19, at Russell Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1942, in Russell, he was the son of Herbert H. and Viola E. (Mai) Bender. He grew up and attended schools in the Milberger area. He was employed by the City of Russell in the refuse department for 20 years, retiring in 1999.
CLINTON, Iowa - Gerald V. Galusha, 91, of Clinton, Iowa, died Sunday Oct. 19, at his home. Gerald was born on Aug. 16, 1923, in Garden Plaines, Ill., the son of James and Louise (Gerhardt) Galusha. He graduated from Erie High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945, with the 90th Infantry Division under General Patton. He was wounded on Jan. 16, 1945, at the Battle of the Bulge, when he received severe head injuries from mortar shell shrapnel.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Arrogance doesn't sit well with most Americans for very long.
"Politicize" is a jab meaning the other side is trying to capitalize on a news topic. "The Republicans have tried to politicize the border crisis," says Nancy Pelosi. Reince Priebus says Democrats are trying to politicize Benghazi. Jay Carney says Republicans are trying to politicize Benghazi. Steny Hoyer says Republicans are trying to politicize the VA scandal. Rush Limbaugh says Democrats politicize EVERYTHING.
After a night of patrolling, a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy returned to headquarters Sunday morning and discovered the patrol car had been sideswiped somewhere in the county. The vehicle, a 2014 Dodge Charger, had damage and paint transfer from another vehicle on the passenger-side doors and rear quarter panel.