October Marriage Filings
Thirty years ago, the black-footed ferret was brought back from the dead. Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History will celebrate the anniversary of that discovery with a full day of programs beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 7.
Angie Hicks was voted the Employee of the Month for Great Bend Middle School. She was nominated by several people for always being friendly, willing to help, very personable with staff, students, and parents, and is a great example to others who work around her.
An E-waste trailer will be available at the Barton County Extension office, 1800 12th street, during business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 8th. The "Green" day kicks off with the Extension council elections opening at 7:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. A noon program titled, "Cook Once – Eat Twice" will feature recipes that save time and energy in the kitchen. A "Recycled Crafts" program for kids after school will run from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The first 18 kids to register will enjoy this "hands on" workshop. The final program "Composting Yard and Food Waste ...
The Soroptimists of Great Bend, a women's club designed to promote the education and advancement of other women, is hosting an all-you-can-eat chili and chicken noodle soup supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Great Bend. Tickets are $5 per person and kids under 5 years of age eat for free. Dinner includes all-you-can eat chili and/or chicken noodle soup, veggies, iced tea or water, and a homemade dessert. Tickets are available in advance from Coldwell Banker Real Estate (10th & McKinley) or at the door.
The Rice County Historical Society is celebrating Veterans Day and honoring all who have served by presenting Tyler Whorton. Currently the Production Supervisor at Hospira in McPherson, Tyler is also an Iraq War Veteran. He will be speaking on the topic "From the Farm to the Front Lines: My Journey from the Kansas Wheat Fields to Iraq".
Phil and Margaret Bartholomew celebrated their 50th anniversary with a catered meal at their home hosted by their daughters and families.
Hilary and Donna Luft celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 31.
Dennis and Rhonda Klima of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Klima, to Grant Miller, son of Joel and Teresa Miller of St. John.
Margaret Reichuber will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the American Legion, 204 North Main, in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be her children Edd and Aileen Reichuber of Hutchinson, Kenny Reichuber of Burrton, Dick and Mary Jane Reichuber of Hoisington and Gary and Janie Reichuber of Wichita. She has 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at Oct. 18 at the home of Jeanne Schmitt. Susan Brown was co-hostess. President Janis Link led the meeting.
Natasha Marie Bjork Avila and Jarod Micheal Beneke were united in marriage on Sept. 24 at the Community Christian Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by pastor Jack Sweany. Mother of the bride is Jennifer Bjork Adams of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Corky and Kathy Bloom of Hutchinson.
Addison Baxter, a senior at GBHS, has been selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Jazz Band which meets this Saturday in Dodge City. Members were selected through recorded auditions. After a day of rehearsal, the jazz band and middle school band and choir will give a concert at the Dodge City Middle School auditorium starting at 3:45 p.m. There is a small admission fee, and the public is invited to attend.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu.
Richard and Kathy Ahlvers will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 3 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 19 with a reception at the Great Bend Best Western courtyard, 2920 10th Street. The couple requests no gifts.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Smoke from a large grass fire burning north of Interstate 70 on Monday caused a chain reaction accident involving five vehicles, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Kansas historian Leo Oliva will present the program, "What Did They Eat on the Santa Fe Trail?" when the Barton County Historical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association next week. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281 (Main Street) in Great Bend.
Monday, April 21
Plans for holding Earth Day 2014 switched to high gear following Mayor Mike Allison's proclamation encouraging residents from Great Bend and nearby communities to celebrate Earth Day 2014 on Sunday at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. This event is from noon to 4 p.m. and free to all. Food will be sold during the afternoon.
A dinner and raffle fundraiser for Kadin White medical expenses will be held at 6 p.m. on May 17 at the Ellinwood American Legion. Free will donations will be taken for the dinner. Raffle tickets are $10 or five for $40. To donate for raffle tickets message Roch Miller II at 620-786-0405; Ryan Wirtz at 620-617-1355; Shannon Peterson at 620-639-5919; Joe Vinduska at 785-393-4882; or call Toyia Roblyer at 620-796-2133.
You'd think Americans have enough stuff to worry about. Severe drought desiccating a third of the country. A political system whose major talent is demonstrating stasis in action. The rich using the poor as fleshy paving stones for the road to mansions on the hill. Ben Affleck as Batman.
Have you heard we live in an oligarchy? Perhaps you've been told America is a plutocracy? Is that because of widespread demagogy?
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include prgram changes at Great Bend Middle School; approval of administrator retirement and licensed teacher resignatioins; and supplement salary committee recommendations. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.
TOPEKA – Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday.
BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Kylie Lamatsch, Aubrey Oberle and Kealy Burris as the April Students of the Month.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.