Wise & Reber, L.C. announces that Bret T. Christiansen has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Born in Great Bend, Christiansen grew up in Gering, Neb. and Hiawatha. He received his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 2005 and his law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California in 2010. Before joining Wise & Reber, L.C., Christiansen practiced in San Diego. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and California state and federal courts and is a member of the American, Kansas and McPherson Bar Associations.
"The Manhattan Plant Materials Center (PMC) has been 'Delivering Plants with a Purpose' for 75 years, since 1936," said Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "A field day with a tour and breakout sessions is planned to bring awareness of the outstanding Plant Materials Program and its accomplishments."
Kansas State University's Army and Air Force ROTC units will commission 30 cadets as second lieutenants at ceremonies May 13, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The Army ROTC ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. and the Air Force ROTC ceremony will be at 2 p.m.
Twenty members of the Great Bend Garden Club along with two guests, Pam Sweeney and Kay Hallenbeck, met for their April meeting at the Barton County Extension Office.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Karen Neuforth, who will be speaking on the importance of the arts in our lives. All of the innovation that have come from artisan and what we would not have in our lives if we didn't have the cultural arts for ideas and designs. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. Since the governor is threatening to line ...
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Soon after arriving at Fort Hays State University in August 2009, members of the inaugural class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science gave themselves a name: the "Pioneer Class."
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.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 19 at the home of Lois Johnson with Susan Coulson serving as co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Tammy Hammond, CEO of Rosewood Services in Great Bend, traveled to Topeka on April 28 to meet with Governor Brownback for a ceremonial signing of a piece of legislation that will brings new federal dollars into Kansas for the Developmentally Disabled.
Glenna Lachelle Brown and Nyle Justin Reinert were united in marriage on March 12 at Camp Aldrich in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Brian Whitney. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Cheryl Brown of Haviland. The groom is the son of Dennis and Jeannie Schuette of Yuma, Ariz. and Ralph Reinert of Ness City. The bride is the granddaughter of Norene Monaghan and Blanche Brown.
Trent Schlotthauer and Linda Stairrett announce the birth of their twins, Aiden Jesse Schlotthauer and Braydin Gene Schlotthauer, on Jan. 26 in Great Bend. Aiden weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz and was 20 in. long. Braydin weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 in. long. They have a big sister, Alexis, who is four years old.
WINFIELD - The Barton Community College women's golf team stepped outside conference play for the first time this season but the result was the same - a first place finish.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to a minor injury accident at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 281 at West Lakeview Dr. in Barton Hills.
CONCORDIA - Sister Jeanette Wasinger, 76, died Oct. 22, at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia. She was a Sister of St. Joseph for 56 years. Born in Hays on June 3, 1938, she was the daughter of Nick and Catherine (Stecklein) Wasinger, the younger of two children, and was baptized Jeanette Mae. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, on Sept. 8, 1957. On March 18, 1958, Jeanette received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Joseph Andre. Changes in religious life gave her the opportunity to return to her baptismal name Jeanette. She ...
CLAFLIN - Stephen Frank Demel, 86, died Oct. 22, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
GODDARD - Karen Kay (Miller) Marcotte, 66, died Oct. 21, 2014 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Goddard.
Rosewood Services celebrated a decade of showcasing the abilities of horse riders with disabilities during the 10th-annual Rosewood Rodeo on Oct. 11. The milestone event took place at Great Bend Expo III Arena and it was an overall success, said Rosewood Services executive director Tammy Hammond.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Karmi Green and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
How much would you borrow to buy something that you would never use and might kill you and everyone around you? If we're talking about Uncle Sam's outdated and useless nuclear arsenal, the price tag is $1.1 trillion. A better-and cheaper-idea might be doing what Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and a host of others wanted to do in the first place: Get rid of nuclear weapons.
Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.
EMPORIA - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team placed fourth at the Class 3-1A State Golf Tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
A much needed win.