Hazel Scheuerman celebrated her 85th birthday on Feb. 20 with a family dinner and reception at Cedar Park Place. The birthday celebration was hosted by her children, Paul and Trella Berscheidt and Cliff and Lynne Scheuerman of Great Bend and Terry and Naomi Scheuerman of Tecumseh, Okla.
If you were in high school between 1953-1963, you no doubt experienced The Highlander Drive-in formerly located on the Northwest corner of Central and Edgemoor. The public is invited to participate in the 8th reunion to be held on May 14 at the Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive (just north on Webb Rd and Kellogg).
Shaun and Jessica Ebert of Sycamore, Ill. announce the birth of their son, Calvin Louis Ebert, on Feb. 17 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Ill. He weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Celeste Vonfeldt of Great Bend will celebrate her 87th birthday with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on March 20 at River Bend Assisted Living, 3820 Broadway. This will be a card party with cake and ice cream.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Link of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on March 26 with a family dinner.
The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present. Pat Halbower gave the program on Australia. In 1994, the Halbowers traveled to Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Australia is the only continent that is also a country. It was in the 1700's that people first knew about this country. The English wanted to get rid of their criminals so they first sent them to America and then to Australia. ...
By Curtis Wolf KWEC site manager Have you noticed the familiar call of sandhill cranes flying overhead in the last few weeks? It can only mean one thing. Spring migration is underway! Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge are two Wetlands of International Importance and provide thousands of birds a stopover along their North and South migration routes. Many of the more than 300 species of birds that have been documented at these two ...
Jay Werth was inducted into the Phi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Barton County Community College on Feb. 20th.
Nex-Tech, is pleased to announce Lindsey Krom-Craven as the Customer Sales Supervisor in Great Bend. Beginning the position March 7, Craven supervises the day-to-day operation of the two Nex-Tech stores in Great Bend.
Otis-Bison Jr./Sr. High third nine weeks honor roll Senior High Superintendent's Honor (4.0 - 3.75) Seniors: Michael Hlavaty, Robert Kolos, Sondra Lyon, Emma Wibel Juniors: MacKenzie Boone, Trevor Keller, Dominic Manley, Brandon Pechanec, Zachary Stejskal, Janel Tommen Sophomores: Hannah Bannister, Felix Kasper, Tyler Maier, Kimberly Pechanec, Katie Tammen, Dylan Wissman Principal's Honor Roll (3.74 - 3.40) Seniors: Jenessa Tammen, Dominic Trapp, Kristin Wondra Sophomores: Gina Albrecht, Samuel Higgason, Justin Jecha, Courtney Unsner, Hunter McDonald, Derek ...
Several Scouts from Troop 111, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Great Bend, received special recognition for giving service beyond what is normally expected.
Chase High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll A Honor Roll (*represents all A's) Seniors: Amanda White Juniors: Lucas Ingham, *Miranda McCloud, Jessica Jaske, Zack Oberle Sophomores: Cole Brady, Zach Kizzar Freshmen: * Audree Aguilera Ashton Brady Emily Root *Christina Sledd B Honor Roll Seniors: Presley Brady, Bobbi Ray Sophomores: Hunter Gillespie Raymond Junior High 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll A Honor Roll (*represents all A's) 8th Grade: *Molly Root, Jori White 7th Grade: Noah ...
Principal's Honor Roll 8th Grade: Gabby Batt, Natasha Bieker, Laura Black, Matthew Black, Peyton Burkhart, Krystal Coleman, Samantha Croft, Justin Denney, Paul Flores, Morgan Francis, Anna Frizell, Daniella Gabrieli-Vasquez, Grant Harris, Kiley Heine, Jenna Hertel, Maycie Hestand, Amber Heuer, Taylor Hofeling, Adam Jacobs, Kacee Kasselman, Kelsie Keener, Kelci Keyse, Dykota Knorr, Lindsay Leuenberger, Jamie Liebl, Darian Mayhugh, Morgan McIntosh, Hunter Middleton, Alex Morgan, Kenneth Mulch, Sarah Niederee, Stevee Nily, Tyler Nuss, Allison Peak, Jackson Randall, ...
Boy Scout Troop 149 recently held Pinewood Derby Race.
This is a nationwide effort to recognize the efforts of those who serve Friendship Meals to seniors. This program is offered in the month of March and public officials are invited to participate. The Great Bend-based Eldercare is the local sponsoring, agency for the meals, covering 28 southwest Kansas counties. "They encourage us to invite mayors in to help serve."
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28.
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday." Regular admission will be charged. The historical society is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Barton County Sheriff's officers are emphasizing seat belt laws by participating in the Click It or Ticket program. For the week prior to Memorial Day, and continuing until June 2, drivers can expect to see more BCSO deputies on the highways, aggressively enforcing "Kansas Occupant Restraint" laws and other traffic statutes. Click It or Ticket is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said his ...
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ELLINWOOD - LaVon Sessler died May 22, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
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LACROSSE - Opal R. West Andrews, 89, died May 21, 2013 at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron, Neb. Born June 10, 1923, in Rozel, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Josefiak) Seba. She attended school in Rozel and graduated from Rozel High School in May of 1941. On July 31, 1941, she married Marven Harry West in La Crosse. Mrs. West Andrews was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church of Rush ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20, 2013 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Manning was a member of the Immanuel United Church ...
Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the '60s, but now it's obvious we're talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming -- up to his armpits. Yes, friends, it's pity time at the White House.
Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of teaching, Clinton began to tutor his new student.
Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $1,889.15 to Macksville City Library in Macksville to support literacy programs.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON - Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras walked with the bases-loaded to drive in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.