The Tractor Safety Course for Barton County youth age 13-18 will be held Saturday, April 30, from 8 am to 5 pm at Barton Community College CNH Training Facility. Pre-registration is required, so please stop by the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street (on the corner of 12th and Baker Streets) to enroll, pay the fee and pickup your notebook. The cost of the class is $15 and registration is requested by April 26.
Every one from the ages of 3 to 103 is invited to come and experience the New Life Drama Company from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Cross Point-Great Bend, 2100 Broadway. The New Life Drama Company is being hosted by the *thr3elements YOUth group of CrossPoint-Great Bend, which has a passion to reach out to families and teens in exciting and culturally relevant ways.
Judge William McMosley from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, awarded the Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands I ratings on April 13. The in-house contest was held in the GBHS gym. After listening to the two bands, McMosley worked with the bands as a clinician in addition to his adjudication.
At the District National Qualifying Forensics Tournament held on April 15 and 16 at Hutchinson High School, the Great Bend High School Forensics Team took eight students and competed in 11 events. The Great Bend High School Forensics team had two members advance to semi-finals and another member advance to finals.
The USD 428 Education Foundation, which is proudly observing its 22nd year of philanthropy, recently awarded 16 minigrants to local teachers totaling $10,589.
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A female motorist in Kitsap County, Wash., reported being motioned by another driver to pull over, but she ignored him.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Melky Cabrera rifled a bases-loaded, two-run single into left field off Cleveland closer Chris Perez with one out in the ninth inning Thursday night, lifting Kansas City to a 3-2 victory over the Indians.
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The Barton Community College softball team earned its first sweep of the year on Wednesday afternoon, knocking off Colby twice at Cougar Fields 3-2 and 4-2.
The Barton Community College men's golf team recorded its lowest conference finish of the season with a seventh-place finish at the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference championship at Sand Creek Station in Newton on Monday and Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Derrick Rose struggled all game long, but still found a way to be the difference-maker in the end.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School softball team split a doubleheader with Hays on Thursday night, losing the first game, 3-0, but winning the nightcap, 3-1.
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board met March 14 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Joyce Simpson, the board clerk.
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Thomas James Vaughn, 71, died March 5 at Leisure Home, St. John. He was born on July 28, 1942, at Wellington, the son of Thomas and Leola (Bell) Vaughn. A resident of Great Bend since 1964, he was a retired truck driver for UPS.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar; first reading of the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks, Teacher Handbooks and Activities and Athletics Handbooks; approval to purchase technology hardware and approval of sale of used technology items; 2014 summer projects; audited student enrollment; approval of contributions; approval of Family and consumer Science donation; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and licensed teacher resignation.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 13, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 939 will be hosting a town hall meeting concerning Agent Orange and it's long term effects. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 14, in the Stoffer Lounge, 2nd floor at Fort Hays State University. Specialists from the national headquarters will be presenting new information and study results during the first part of the meeting and then have a question and answer session. They will also be compiling data concerning birth defects and diseases in children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.
On Feb. 14, Cherry Village crowned Valentine Kings and Queens for each care unit.
Emily Dyanne Schuster and Joshua Thomas Lorg were united in marriage on Dec. 6, at the Hotel Phillips in downtown Kansas City in a ceremony officiated by Pastor Nathan Miller of Christ Community Church, Olathe Campus. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Sue Schuster of Lawrence. She is the granddaughter of Ruby Schuster of Garnett and the late Paul Schuster, and the late Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Lilly. The groom is the son of John and Lori Lorg of Olathe. He is the grandson of Ross and Pat Chambliss of Overland Park and Leo Lorg of Wichita.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
Mike and Jeanette Sanders announce the engagement of their daughter, Cyandra Nichelle Sanders, to Bruce Anthony Mong, son of Shirley Mong Conrad and the late Anthony Mong. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Melvin Loreg and Don and Agnes Sanders, all of Great Bend, and the late Joyce Loreg. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Clayton and Pauline Mong.
Doris L. Robey will celebrate her 80th birthday with a formal celebration at 1 p.m. on March 15 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her daughters Myrtle and Nancy. Friends and family are invited. Gifts and cards are welcome.
Angela C. Moore of Winfield, and Dr. John A. Volosin of Wichita, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joycelyn Woods and the late Calvin Woods. The prospective groom is the son of Josephine Volosin and the late John H. Volosin.
Jonathan Hart and Rebecca Pfortmiller were united in marriage on March 1 at the rooftop garden at the Joule Hotel in Dallas Texas, in a private ceremony officiated by Pastor Timothy Ross. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Margaret Pfortmiller of Great Bend.
George Unruh of St.John and LeAnna Unruh of Pawnee Rock announce the engagement of their daughter, Marci Unruh to Chance Maes, son of Ginger Maes of Great Bend and the late Daniel Maes. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Donald Ellis and the late Carol Ellis and the late Dean and Nancye Unruh. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Olga Noreuil and the late Oscar Noreuil, and the late Joseph and Ellen Maes.