Members of the Pilot Club of Great Bend took a stroll around the courthouse downtown square Saturday, Oct. 1, to promote Brain Awareness Month.
LARNED - Chester Crane, 99, died Oct. 8 at Larned Health Care Center. He was born July 30, 1912, at Garfield, the son of William J. and Elizabeth E. Bingaman Crane. A lifetime resident of Pawnee County, he was a retired clerk/maintenance person for Doerr Manufacturing of Larned for 60 years.
LARNED - Larned High School's drama department Over Actors' Anonymous will perform the murder mystery, "A Family Reunion to Die For," by Mike Steele and Matt Steele at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1216 M Road,
By Jim Misunas
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The ultimate ace, it turned out, belonged to the St. Louis Cardinals.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Nyjer Morgan denounced his "haters." He suggested he might celebrate by taking a nice, relaxing bath. Then he erupted with a cackle.
Cornerstone Interiors is proud to announce that it has become a Hunter Douglas Showcase Priority Dealer.
LARNED - A Kid's Korral at the Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show will provide Agri-tainment for children of all ages from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A memorable experience will be provided with a petting zoo, games, educational activities, and a kid's treasure hunt all sponsored by Mull Farms and Feeding.
LARNED - Fall is not the only thing in the air!
Thursday, Oct. 6
USD 495 calendar
The Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union 133rd Annual Convention will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Great Bend Nazarene Church, 4811 Broadway Avenue. The afternoon session, from 1 to 5 p.m., will be open to those interested in the work of WCTU in Kansas.
Holy Name Parish, of Bushton, will host its annual Fall Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 23, serving a roast beef dinner in the parish hall, located three and one-half miles southwest of Bushton.
MANHATTAN – The Young Farmers & Ranchers of Kansas Farm Bureau are taking advantage of a captive audience of NASCAR fans from throughout the Midwest this weekend to share the good word about family farming, ranching and rural living.
HAYS – World hunger is a dire situation facing our world today. The numbers are staggering. Nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night, and nearly 25,000 people die every day from hunger related issues.
The Golden Belt Swim Squad will be holding a meeting on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. for information about the upcoming season.
WASHINGTON - Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career Tuesday night, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
EDMOND, Okla. – Gracie Mae Gibson, 85, died April 18, 2014 at Willow Creek Nursing Home, Guthrie, Okla.
CLAFLIN - Laura A. Tinkel, 94, died April 22, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Donna Leatrice Herren, 83, died April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Flora J. Grace, 90, formerly of Great Bend, died April 15, at her home in Prescott, Ariz.
Barton Community College music student and opera specialist Jessica Perez will present a special recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel in the Fine Arts Building.
Late registration is still available for the second annual Wild Goose Chase 5K/3K Fun Run, 9 a.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Registration and check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend.
High school artists from around the state will have a chance to experience the life of a professional artist when their work is featured and judged in the Shafer Art Gallery's "Vortex High School Art Exhibit."
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.