The Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band will hold its fall concert at 7 p.m. today in the GBHS auditorium.
Larned USD 495 calendar
Thursday, Sept. 28
LARNED - Gerald J. Basgall, 69, died Sept. 24, 2012 at the Hays Medical Center.
WICHITA - John Gaylyn Schremmer, 74, died Aug. 3, 2012 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
LARNED - Larned High School has selected its Student Spotlight winners for September. Selected were Nicole Dipman, Academics; Jeromy Bartz, Athletics; Rachael Herter, Fine Arts; and Emily Lucas, Leadership/Service. The students were recognized in a recent all-school assembly.
Falcons 39, Panthers 28
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Norv Turner was asked Sunday whether he could remember facing a more generous opponent, and the Chargers coach sifted through more than three decades worth of memories in vain.
Chris and Allison French of Lenexa announce the birth of their son Judah Taylor French on Aug. 21 at Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He has a 3 1/2-year-old big sister, Ellie Anna French and a 1 1/2 -year-old brother, Tristan Michael French.
Dorothy Blaufuss of Olpe announces the engagement of her daughter Janell Marie Blaufuss of Wichita, to James Daren Schneider of Belleville, son of Donald and Elizabeth (Betty) Schneider of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late John Blaufuss.
Dr. Christina Frick and Brent Maxwell, Larned, announce the birth of their twins on June 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Their son, Kole Aydan, was born at 12:26 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. Their daughter Addison Dehlia was born at 12:51 p.m. and weighted 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long. They have a big brother, Grayson.
Christopher and Amber Scheideman announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Lynn Scheideman, on Sept. 2 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. and 4 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has a big sister Kendra Ann Scheideman.
Michael and Heather Crist announce the birth of their daughter, Lilly Marie Crist, on Sept. 7 in Great Bend. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has a 16-year-old big sister, Brittany Krieger and an 8-year-old big brother, Wyatt Crist.
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.
Bernice L. (Walters) King, 80, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Nov. 20. She was born May 27, 1934, in Catherine, to Marcellus and Severina (Karlin) Walters.
ELLINWOOD – Charles "Chuck" Frydendall, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Ellinwood on Nov. 17. Born Jan. 20, 1928, near Portis, Chuck was the oldest son of Milo and Bessie Frydendall.
ODIN - Anna M. Klug, 84, died Nov. 19 at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita. Born July 23, 1930, in Dubuque, she was the daughter of John and Regina (Schmidt) Werner. On June 4, 1947, she married Leo L. Klug, in Odin. He died on May 28, 1999. She was the postmaster at Odin. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was all about family. She loved gardening, playing games, and cooking for her family.
Pam Martin will present "Kansas Snakes at Cheyenne Bottoms" when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the BCHS Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281.
The Great Bend American Legion invites the public to help provide Christmas presents for retired military personnel at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge.
There's a new membership club in town - Shafer Gallery's League of Aesthetic Engineers. According to Gallery Director Dave Barnes, this is a group of creative individuals who will "explore the world of art-making and creative endeavor."
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes recognizing Clark Rusco as the Kansas County Engineer of the Year, an update on the county's social media efforts and the replacement of the sand dredge.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Student in Great Bend High School technology teacher Jake Hofflinger's mass production classes are getting a chance to gain some real-world insight.
It took a while for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to get things going Tuesday night but in the end it was an easy win for the Cougars. Barton returned home for the first time in five games and rolled to an 88-59 win over the Sterling JV at the Barton Gym.
It didn't take long for the outcome to no longer be in doubt. After a slow start the Barton Community College men's basketball put the pedal to the floor, rolling by the Sterling JV 114-43 at the Barton Gym Tuesday night.
The autumn dark is lengthening, which means the English-speaking, Judeo-Christian Holiday Season is about to split open wider than a crocodile mouth at the bottom of a baby duckling water slide. It begins with Columbus Day. No mail and the banks are closed. Much is to be said for starting slow. Then the downward hurtle is set off by Halloween, when people toss about candy, free, incognito.
Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose "crony capitalism" or "cronyism." Cronyism is where politicians write laws aimed at helping their favored business beneficiaries. Despite public opposition to cronyism, politicians still seek to use the legislative process to help special interests.