The Great Bend High School Debate team competed at the Dodge City Debate Tournament on Nov. 3rd. The Great Bend squad had six teams compete. In the varsity division two Great Bend teams had a 4-1 win/loss record. Marissa Hoisington and Chase Pumford placed sixth with a 4-1 win/loss record and 22 speaker points. Hoisington commented, "Although we debate almost every weekend, each tournament is different and presents unique challenges."
Agent Frank Callahan of Great Bend and Larned has been named Agent of the Month by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during the month of October.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Joiner Construction in Ellinwood at 411 E Santa Fe, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Karmi Green and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The 9.12 Tea Party's monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum, 5944 West Tenth St. in Great Bend. Election analysis by Dick Friedeman, and John Edmunds will preview the 2013 Kansas Legislative Session. The meeting is open to the public and admission is free.
The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Spider-man 2" at the next Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on Nov. 12. On Nov. 19 it will show "Spider-man 3." The movies are free to students in grades 7-12.
The free educational program "Loving Long-Distance: Families Separated by Distance" will help participants understand the time motivation, and effort it takes to keep connected during times of geographical separation.
Sterling House of Great Bend, 1206 Patton Road, will serve lunch to veterans and their spouses at noon Saturday, Nov. 10. There will be no charge for the meal. The event will include a flag raising, old time band and information for veterans.
Kelsey Kaemmerer, 19, of Great Bend, was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Monday after the car she was driving went off NE 10 Ave. (North Frey St.).
Great Bend Fire Department
The Barton Community College Lady Cougars dominated Bethany College's junior varsity squad from the outset of Tuesday night's women's basketball game at Kirkman Activity Center.
Kenjon Barner modestly said No. 2 Oregon did "pretty well" in its big win over USC. As for his own record-setting effort, the ever-humble running back credited his teammates.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has a degree in political science and even has worked on a presidential campaign, but has no interest in trying to lobby for a spot for the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish in the national title game.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ned Yost stuck by Mike Moustakas when just about everyone else had given up on him, dutifully penciling him into the Royals' starting lineup at third base despite all of his slumps.
Thompson Gymnastics Competition Team is finishing out their season strong which runs from January to May. The Competition Team consisted of girls of the ages 6 - 15 with skills from Level 1 to Level 7.
PRATT- With its slim title hopes gone the Barton Community College baseball team must now turn focus to its seeding in the upcoming Region VI post season play.
NEWTON – Once again the Barton Community College men's golf team played well. Very well in fact. In the end, yet again, it found itself in fifth place in a Jayhawk Conference meet.
A Great Bend man received minor injuries Tuesday when he lost control of a motorcycle on NE 30 Road and U.S. 281.
A Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a minor injury accident Wednesday morning, after pulling in front of another vehicle at 24th and Harrison St. in Great Bend.
Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Joe Axman, Master Mechanic, was named the first quarter 2015 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
The District National Qualifying Speech tournament was held at Bethel College in Newton on April 17 and 18. Eight students competed and placed 7th in sweepstakes out of 14 schools. Three students advanced to the elimination rounds. Sophomore, Hadley Murphy, was a semifinalist in Original Oration. Sophomore, Ashtin Heath and Junior, Malia Clark, advanced to Finals in Dramatic Interpretation. Malia Clark placed 5th and Ashtin Heath placed 4th qualifying her to Nationals. Ashtin Heath will compete at the national tournament in Dallas, Texas, June 13th through June 19th.
Pope Francis recently annoyed the Turkish government by making the politically incorrect observation that it had exterminated a generation of Christian Armenians. He used the word "genocide," which is something that the Turks have been rejecting for decades.
Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in January 2016. This will inevitably become a political question-and thus particularly useless in producing a satisfactory answer-but until then it's useful to understand that the military sees this question differently than you and I do.