The Great Bend High School Forensic Team competed in the Nickerson Forensic Tournament on Saturday, Febr. 26. Eleven students competed and brought home 10 medals. They had four State Speech Championship qualifiers and placed fourth overall in sweepstakes. 29 schools competed at the tournament. The rankings are as follows:
Sunday Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired - at the Convent Monday 21st Century FCE - 7 p.m. Hostess-Kathy Ahlvers. co-hostess-Ann Axman. "Sugar-More Than Just a Sweetener" by Ann Axman, lesson leader Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Pilot Club - noon at ...
The following meals will be served Feb. 14 through Feb. 18. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines. Lunch Monday Ravioli, tator tots, peas and carrots, peaches Tuesday Chicken nuggets, ...
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.
Monday Blood Pressure - 11 a.m., Senior Center Tuesday Coffee and Doughnuts - 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Wednesday Wildlife Photography of Cheyenne Bottoms - noon, Activity Center Pitch - 7 p.m., Senior Center Thursday Senior Advisory Council - 9:30 a.m., Activity Center Dominoes - 1 p.m., Senior Center Friday Bridge - 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo - 1:30 p.m., High Rise
Special Needs Calendar Monday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Drawing - 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room Tuesday Bowling - 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl Wednesday Lite and Lively - 6:30 p.m., Burnside Room Thursday Soccer - 7 p.m., City Auditorium
The 82d Airborne Division has returned from Afghanistan after completing their missions over a two year period. This division has been America's No.1 fighting division since World War II, also highly decorated.
Sharon Jones was hostess on Feb. 7 to 15 members of the Progress Club. Harry Williams, Director of the Great Bend Public Library, gave the program assisted by Cara Negaard and Cathy Phan. He explained that books can be checked out on your computer from home and they will be ready to be picked up at the library. With instant learning, courses can be taken and even get degrees over the computer. Tests are administered ...
Jeremy and Mandy Keil of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria Lenae Keil on Dec. 17 at Promise Regional Hospital in Hutchinson. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 1/2 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Jason and Megan Wondra of Great Bend announce the birth of their son, Gavin Allen Wondra, on Jan. 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Marvin and Donna Selle and Thomas and Cecelia Trantham, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their children, April Selle and Timothy Trantham.
Rufus P. Fimple will celebrate his 90th birthday with a card shower. He was born March 3, 1921, in Bacca County Colo. After graduating from Sterling High School, he attended Kansas State University on a track scholarship, until being drafted for military service. He married LaWanda Warren on his first furlough home in 1943. They came to Great Bend to live after serving four years in the Army Air Force. He retired from the First ...
Michael and Laura Bader announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Bader, to James King, nephew of John and Sandra Darling.
Barton County 4-H Day was held Saturday, Feb. 19 at Hoisington High School. 4-H Club members participated in public presentations, talent and the music division.
A women-only Basic Shoot clinic by C&R Training, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 12 at the Zumalt Building, 301 W. Broadway in Stafford.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes new computers for the Communications Department (911), dispatcher training and an overview of criminal victims' services.
The Panther Paw Restaurant staff and management at Great Bend High School have produced a cookbook containing recipes of dishes served throughout the school year.
Not even Barack Obama can defy the laws of physics.
You do realize that Washington, D.C. is not the real world, don't you? It's a state of mind. An altered state of mind. Where you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Slammed when you stand and rammed when you run. Berated if you lie and lambasted for the truth. Where even the slightest of breeze can carry the pollen of disaster. And the pack on top knows the best way to avoid ...
Okay, you all know the tune to "Do You Know The Way To San Jose," so sing along with me. Do you know the way to Tallahassee? You can also substitute Lexington or Chapel Hill as the destination. A funny thing happened on the way to those places Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins took a left turn on the experts and declared his song would sing, "I Know The Way To Lawrence."
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
HUGOTON - The Larned High School Indians had their season close in a Class 4A regional baseball tournament on Wednesday afternoon.
ULYSSES - Things just wouldn't go right at the plate for the Hoisington High School softball team on Wednesday afternoon.
MIAMI (AP) - A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
ODIN - Mathias "Matt" Boor, 94, died May 15, 2013 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ROCKPORT, Texas - Ralph Marion Winkelman, 94, died on May 9. He was born on Feb. 27, 1919. In 1938, he graduated from Chase High School. He entered the United States Army during World War II and served with the 13th Airborne Division in France, Belgium, Ireland and Scotland. After the war he worked for Kaw Pipeline in Kansas and in 1963, transferred to Houston and worked for the pipeline division of Texaco.
Barton Community College freshman Aaron Gile was recently named to the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division honorable mention baseball team.