For more than three decades the hometown team providing the support essential to the life and success of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps was the community of Great Bend and Barton County. An estimated 2,000 area youth, ages 10 through 21, participated in the program. Alumni often describe their membership in the corps as "transformational." Non-tax supported, the corps was dependent on the generosity of local fraternal and civic organizations, churches, school systems, businesses, law enforcement agencies, talented and dedicated staff, families, friends, and countless fans.
When I heard the news about the nuclear deal with Iran, I decided to seek out the sage wisdom of Scott Walker. Because surely, with his vast national security experience - fighting unionized workers, lobbying for a Milwaukee Bucks arena, running a state that ranks 38th in the nation in job creation - he would know what's best for America on the world stage.
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.
Phyllis Maneth of Great Bend will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 26, with a card shower and a family gathering hosted by her children. Born in Ellinwood on July 26, 1925, the daughter of Ben and Dorothy Krampe, she has been a long-time resident of Great Bend. She was married for 50 years to Fred C. Maneth who died in 1998. Her children are, Cheryl Yunk (Dan) of Manhattan, Ron Maneth of Great Bend, Carla Wynn Griffin (Kenneth) of The Woodlands, Texas, Kent (Debbie) Maneth of Gilbert, Ariz., and the late Richard Maneth. She has six grandchildren and nine ...