Each September, emergency management agencies across the United States observe the month as "Emergency Preparedness Month" to highlight the need for everyone to be prepared for natural and man-made disasters of all kinds.
Wheatland Electric will replace the power poles along North Washington from 30 Road to 50 Road.
Editor's note: These notes were submitted to Leslie Barrett of Great Bend Military Moms by soldiers who received care packages from the organization.
Richard and Joan Wagner of Topeka will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 7.
Monte and Jolene Albert announce the engagement of their daughter Kari Anne Albert, to Brant Neil Mellies, son of Dave and Lori Mellies.
Glenn and Thelma Brack of Hoisington celebrated their 55th anniversary on Aug. 19. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 19, 1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas. They have two children, Burton and Breta, and six grandchildren.
Matt and Jennifer Gilmore of Pittsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Norah Grace on Aug. 1 at Via Christi in Pittsburg. She weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 inches long. She has a big sister, Mariella.
Alice Batt will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 7 with a card shower.
Brad and Christine Nemnich of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Lynnea Nemnich to Brandon James Fyler, son of Karen Lambert of Olivia, Minn. and Ron Fyler of Olmitz.
Greg and Sherry Rolo announce the engagement of their daughter Kali Rolo to Clinton Pangburn, son of Craig and Annette Pangburn.
Clark and Julia Mitchell of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Kelli Christine Mitchell to Luke Aaron Siebert, son of Chris and Sandy Siebert of Wamego.
Barton Community College honored 15 employees during an all-college forum August 24, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.
Stanley Hatesohl, M.D., is not only excited about his new medical practice in Great Bend but he also is happy to be close to family and a local non-profit agency that will provide services for his son.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joe Mauer's first grand slam of the year helped the Minnesota Twins finish off a successful Saturday.
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.
ELLINWOOD – Charles "Chuck" Frydendall, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Ellinwood on Nov. 17, 2014.