Stella Mae Keith, 59, died Aug. 17 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 11, 1952 at Great Bend, the daughter of Abe and Mary (Washington) Reed
By Jim Misunas email@example.com LARNED - Larned USD 495 achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals established by the No Child Left behind Act of 2001. AYP is the process for making judgment as to whether or not all public elementary and secondary schools, districts, and states are reaching the annual targets to ensure that all students achieve the state's definition of proficiency by 2013-2014. USD 495 hit the target of 82 percent proficiency for math ...
Richard L. "Dick" Budig, 81, of Great Bend, died Friday, Aug. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 9, 1930, at Redwing, the son of Anton and Eleanor (Mauler) Budig. Richard married Mary Ann Dobson May 20, 1949 at Stockton. She preceded him in death on April 30, 1998. He was a Great Bend resident since 1993 coming from Derby, working for Younger Energy as an oilfield pumper before retiring in 2007.
R.B. Tellers, one of the seven MyTown LP stores in downtown Great Bend, has a new service that makes shipping packages more convenient for customers. Package Express recently opened inside of the business, which sells products manufactured by JanSport, Fuller Brush and Coleman. Package Express offers packaging, wrapping and UPS shipping services Tuesdays through Saturday at its convenient downtown location.
Walk into the Kansas Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo and you'll instantly enter the world of Ornithology. Instead of feeling like you are studying birds, however, you will feel like you just encountered them in their natural habitat. Three permanent exhibits with life-like birds, trees, grasses and plants were installed in early July, and three traveling exhibits were also added. The exhibits provide a fun way to learn for kids of all ages, said ...
By Dave Ranney KHI News Service TOPEKA - Rob Siedlecki answered Gov. Sam Brownback's call to lead the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, because he believes in Brownback. Siedlecki oversees the Larned State Hospital as secretary of SRS. "I'm excited to work for a governor who has ideas, who's committed to those ideas and who is willing to champion those ideas both in the Legislature and out in the public," Siedlecki told KHI ...
September is National Childhood Cancer Month and Great Bend Middle School would like to help Kans for Kids by collecting aluminum cans through the month.
Rob Siedlecki oversees the Larned State Hospital as secretary of SRS. During the past year, SRS replaced LSH Superintendent Robert Connell and Osawatomie State Hospital Superintendent Greg Valentine, who also managed the state's Rainbow Mental Health Facility in Kansas City.
Monday's agenda LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Pawnee County Courthouse. 9 a.m. - Rod Wheaton, SW Foreman Demolition. Telephone call with Murray Company. 9:30 a.m. - Carl Miller, Pawnee County appraiser, maintenance plan. 10:30 a.m. - Steve Kearney, Kearney & Associates. 1:30 p.m. - Larned State Hospital Tour, SRS Secretary Rob Siedlecki.
• DeBolt leaves her house at 910 Stone St. in Great Bend at about 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, to go to a party with a 19-year-old male friend.
Jury selection in Barton County starts with a list of driver license records from the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles, consisting of regular and commercial license holders in local zip codes. Mary Gaston, Clerk of the District Court of Barton County, explains this procedure is outlined by state law. Gaston's explanation of how juries are selected was released at the request of attorneys defending Adam Longoria. Motions and ...
Barton County Sheriff A Barton County company reported an unknown person charging fuel to its fuel card. Great Bend Police A vehicle driven by Colt Hoeck was westbound in the 4800 block of 10th St. at 11 a.m. Thursday and struck a vehicle driven by Lewis Stephenson, who was also westbound making a right-hand turn. Someone entered a 2010 Ford at 4827 Camelot West and took ...
Sometime between 6 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 8, the Great Bend Co-op at 1600 Kansas Ave. was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports windows were broken to gain entry. Fire extinguishers and flashlights were stolen, for a total loss of $320. Anyone with information about this crime or any crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300, or 888-305-1300 for toll-free calls outside of Great Bend.
Activities Aug. 21-27 Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are several ongoing projects Wii games - Every day 11 a.m. Come in and play a variety of fun games Mexican Train (dominoes) game. Every day following lunch. Come play with us Anniversaries: Sunday ...
Larned Police Dept. Thursday, Aug. 18 An animal control officer was dispatched to 8th and State at 4 a.m. Officers investigated an accident at Toles and 16th at 6:07 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm in the 600 block of Broadway at 7:18 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 900 block of State at 8:11 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 900 block of E. 14th at 9:27 a.m. Officers investigated a reported ...
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.
Attracted by the autumn displays of chrysanthemums seen in the yards and flower gardens around town, Jeannine Girton chose these colorful flowers as her program topic for the November Garden Club meeting.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.
Activities Dec. 8-Dec. 14 Carry In Dinner - Sunday 12:30 p.m. Bring some food and enjoy visiting and dinner with friends. Free Yoga Class - Monday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class taught by Jill Hutchins, certified instructor. There is a $2 fee for each individual to participate. Blood Pressure check - Monday 11:30 a.m. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Hand waxing - Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m. ...
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 25 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - It's hard to prepare students for life after high school, but Larned High School is taking the right steps by offering opportunities for students to take online college courses when their schedule permits.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Hoisington city auditorium at 1st and Main Streets in Hoisington.