Ian J. Watkins was recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force after completing officer training school at Montgomery Air Force Base, Alabama. He has been assigned as a Combat Systems Officer and is now stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Station where he is undergoing flight, weapons and aircraft system specific training. Ian is the son of Chief Master Sergeant, USAF, Kemper S. and Melissa Watkins of Denver, Colo., and the former Renalda J. Hoberecht of Yorktown, Va. He is the grandson of Gretchen and Julius Scheck of Great Bend. His brother Tyler is also in ...
The Barton County NAACP Branch 428 will celebrate their Freedom Fund Banquet and Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Street, in Great Bend. The public is invited.
Charles Wilbur Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Larned Healthcare Center, 1114 W. 11th in Larned. Hosts for the event will be his children, Rosalie (Russell) Burns, Mark Russell, Jacquie (Russell) Haynes, Lynda (Russell) Wilson, and Wade Russell.
Jarrod and Jennifer Basgall of Basehor announce the birth of their daughter, Elin Lee, on Sept. 28 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City. She weighed 7 lb. 1 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. She has a 21-month-old sister, Aven Elizabeth.
Lyle and Tina Thomas of Washington, Iowa and Robert and Tammy Holt of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their children, Leslie Ryan Thomas and Brett Robert Holt.
Brady and Sandy Gros and Brad and Kristy Rouse announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Lea Rouse to Robert James Trapp Jr., son of Robert and Carol Trapp Sr.
Louis (Louie) Herren celebrated his 90th birthday and 66th anniversary with his wife Julia Herren at 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 with a family celebration luncheon at the Front Door. Host for the event was his daughter Carol A. Selle.
Shawn and Jennifer Nemnich of Ellsworth announce the birth of their son Ryker Lee Nemnich on Sept. 25 at Salina Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21" long.
Abbie Schuster, a Great Bend native and a fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine–Wichita, is receiving hands-on, clinical training in Great Bend from Teri Turkle-Huslig, M.D. at Central Kansas Family Practice.
Eric Bortz and Rachel Ridgeway announce the birth of their daughter Kindyl Paige Bortz on Oct. 26 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Eric Adams of Seward and Jennifer Adams of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Nataleigh Jane Bjork, to Jose Luis Varela, son of the late Gloria Varela Cardenas.
Erin and Cindy Beck of Great Bend announce the birth of their son Lawson Dean Beck on Oct. 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long. He has a 2-year-old big brother, Lukas Beck.
Chris and Vanessa Calcara of Katy, Texas announce the birth of the daughter Arden Quinn Calcara on Aug. 23. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19" long.
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.
I've done my fair share of stupid things over my life.
I set out to write an obituary about my mother, who died Nov. 15, and was taken aback by how much she never accomplished in her 94 years.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.
Sheahon Zenger, the athletic director at the University of Kansas, is between a rock and a hard place. He's up that well-known creek without a paddle. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
TOPEKA - The Great Bend fifth grade Panthers football team is at it again. On Nov. 22 and 23, the Panthers are taking part in the 12th-annual National Youth Sports Sanctioning Organization Turkey Bowl at Topeka.
Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) at No. 23 Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3, No. 21 CFP), 11 a.m. (Fox Sports 1).
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night.
When Larry Schumacher, Great Bend, learned the chaplain position was open at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, he knew he was being called again.
DODGE CITY - Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City will host a 50th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3231 N. 14th Street in Dodge City on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. Bishop John B. Brungardt will be the principal celebrant.
HOISINGTON - A Christmas bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at the Hoisington Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1109 N Vine.
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, today and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
Human history has been subjected to constant bouts of infectious diseases. Sometimes these have grown to pandemic proportions leaving death tolls in the millions worldwide. The Black Death (the bubonic plague) dramatically affected European populations wiping out up to 50 million people in the mid-14th century. During the early 20th century governments battled against the influenza pandemic which took up to 50 million lives including 675,000 in the United States. Then small pox killed upwards of 300 million people across the globe throughout much of the 20th century.
Great Bend and other central Kansas communities are well on their way to preparing thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind.
Barton County Sheriff's Office