KELLER, Texas - Berneice Rachel Hillman, 85, passed away Nov. 2. She was born Berneice Rachel Nuss in Susank on Sept. 3, 1925. On Oct. 2, 1943, she married Frank Guy Hillman.
Nicole Becker and Lane Meyer were united in marriage on June 19 in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dick Ogle of Hoisington. Parents of the couple are Michael and Wanda Becker and Greg Meyer and Melinda Meyer, all of Great Bend.
The grandchildren of Hallie and Charley Baeumel held a family reunion on Oct. 16 at Bella-Luna in Wichita.
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Christopher Caro of Hudson and Rebecca Perez of Aurora, Colo. and Francisco and Maria Calleros of St. John, announce the engagement of their children, Erica Perez and Samuel Gonzalez.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The following meals will be served Nov. 8 through Nov. 12. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
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League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Nov. 9 at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by a representative of the city administrator's office. who will be speaking on the effect of the TARP stimulus money to the city's programs. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend the meeting and ask questions.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Oct. 26 at the Post Home.
USD #428 will meet at 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Board of Education, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include notifications of Title VI B and Early Childhood Flow-through budget application, Kansas assessments update, roofing update, door and window replacements and teacher evaluation committee update.
Nex-Tech is excited to announce the launch of a new cost-efficient and reliable product called Hosted PBX. Hosted PBX brings a big business phone system to businesses at a lower total cost of ownership than what they are currently paying, and it is easy to manage.
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."
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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.
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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.