Leona Chestnut, 90, died Sept. 21 at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, at Newton, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine (Bergen) Androes. She married Clarence Ralph Chestnut July 6, 1948, at Great Bend. He died June 30, 2012. She worked for Fuller Brush in production for 15 years, retiring in 1987. Previously, she had worked for Bayless Cleaners, Suburban Cleaners, and Blackburn Cleaners. She had been a Great Bend resident since 1947, coming from Hutchinson.
Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired will hold its annual Craft and Food Sale at the Dominican Convent auditorium, 3600 Broadway Ave. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Motorists will find easy access north of the convent off 17th St. Baked goods, crafts, and new and used items will be for sale. There will be a raffle for a quilt, shop vac and table linens.
The young students at Incredible Years Preschool are already reaping the benefits of having Treva Paden as their new teacher, said Cathy Estes, preschool coordinator. Paden has returned to her hometown and recently joined the team as a full-time instructor.
Helping Hands Preschool children climb aboard a horse-drawn wagon at Rosewood Ranch on Tuesday afternoon. Nearly 20 children attended the field trip. The children had the opportunity to learn about ranch life from the Rosewood Ranch staff and to interact with several horses at the ranch. Three more classes are scheduled to attend Rosewood Ranch this week, comprising about 30 children, said Helping Hands teacher Shelly Post. Helping Hands students have been visiting the ranch for about five years. "We schedule a lot of field trips throughout the year," explained Post. "Children are very visual, so field trips are a ...
Kansas nurses now can advance their careers at home, thanks to an agreement between Barton Community College and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. The agreement allows nurses with an associate's degree in nursing from a participating college to easily transition to receive their Bachelor of Science in nursing from KU's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program. KU signed similar agreements with 18 other colleges as well.
SALINA – UMB Bank announced that Jim Ruble has joined the bank as senior vice president, senior commercial banker. In this role, he is responsible for commercial lending, new business development, customer service, treasury services and commercial banking solutions in north central and central Kansas.
The public is invited to celebrate the Heartland Cancer Center's ninth anniversary this month with tours, refreshments and a balloon launch. The free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the center, 204 Cleveland.
The new Office Products Inc. sales representative is keeping the road hot throughout his territory in central Kansas. Ron Peters is covering the north and east portions of Barton County, all of Rice and Stafford counties, and southern Ellsworth County.
The Great Bend High School class of '57 headquarters for the reunion will be the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Events and activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Friends of the class are invited to visit Friday and Saturday after 8:30 p.m. each night at the courtyard. For more information contact Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or email@example.com.
Barton Community College sophomore Drew Reisner spends his afternoons each day creating a new world inside of the Fine Arts Auditorium as a member of the stage production team for Barton Theater's fall production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop." Once he's done with that, he puts on his costume and rehearses with the rest of the cast into the evening. Oh, and he's also learning to play the guitar for the show and handling a full class load. The Hoisington native has a lot on his plate, but it's nothing he can't handle.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers were digging it. They were pouncing at every ball hit their way during a volleyball match with Hutchinson on Thursday evening at the Hutchinson triangular.
The Independence Day holiday travel period is officially underway, with more than 35.5 million travelers expected on the road through Sunday, July 5. That's an increase of 0.7 percent, but represents a record volume of auto travel for the Independence Day holiday, breaking last year's record of 35.3 million auto travelers.
FORT LARNED - During the holiday weekend on Friday July 3, and Saturday July 4, Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins, commenting on proposed rule changes and the need to change college basketball: "I thought we had a great game. I don't know why we're doing what we're doing.
After a 1-1 split against Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs doubled up on their counterparts from Pratt Wednesday. Great Bend routed their guests in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader by a 9-1 decision. Jacob Milton started his third contest on the mound for the Chiefs and saddled a no-hitter in the process. Walks and a passed ball contributed to Pratt's only score in game one.
The dream of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has now been realized. Their solution-their idea for universal health care has been passed by both houses, signed by the president and upheld twice now by the Supreme Court. Yes, they call it Obamacare. Yes, they strangely call it socialism. But yes, it was their idea.
The Barton County Historical Society will be closed Saturday for Independence Day. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Barton County Museum and Village is located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.