Max and Debbie (Dolechek) Folk of Anchorage, Alaska announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Marie Folk on Aug. 7, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. She weighed 8 lb. 4 oz. She is welcomed by her big sister, Lakin.
Bob and Roxana Hale of Edmond, Okla announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayci Anne Hale, to Steffan Alan Bynum, son of Bob and Gayla Bynum of Newcastle, Okla. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dick and Ramona Dunlap of Great Bend.
Lauren Sturn and Nathan Spare were united in marriage on Aug. 7 at Grace Community Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Matthew Lantz of Tyler, Texas. The bride is the daughter of John and Tammy Sturn of Ellinwood. The groom is the son of Marlyn and Kathie Spare of St. John.
Sara Beth Schlabach of Hanover, and Kevin Andrew Hoff of Great Bend, were united in marriage on June 26 at St. John Catholic Church with Father David Metz officiating. Parents of the couple are Darrell and Debra Schlabach of Hanover, and Terry and Mary Katherine Hoff of Great Bend. Grandparents are Wilhelmina Johnson of Hanover and the late Harold Johnson, the late Howard and Delores Schlabach, Alice Chaffee of Pharr, Texas and the late James Chaffee, and the late Harold and Helen Hoff.
The WELCA group of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center will hold their annual Bazaar on Nov. 5. Lunch will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with an auction to begin at 7 p.m. conducted by auctioneer Jason Dellett. Items offered at the auction include hand quilted quilts ranging from baby size to queen size, tea towels, pillowcases, hand crafted items and baked goods of all sorts.
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The following meals will be served Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. 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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Kimberly Williams, Professor of Horticulture, was introduced as Kansas State University Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars for the 2010-2011 academic year at the College of Agriculture graduation ceremony on May 15. Williams will spend the
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The 2010 Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) Annual Meeting will be held on Thurs., Nov. 18 in Wichita. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Kansas Agri Business Expo at the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will have a fall concert on Thursday. The concert will feature the GBMS Jazz Ensemble, 7th Grade Band and the 8th Grade Band. The 7th grade concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the 8th grade concert will start at 8:15 p.m. Both concerts are held in the GBMS gym. Some of the 7th grade band performance selections will be: R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A., Thriller and God Bless America. Some of the 8th grade band selections will be: Don't Stop Believin' and Sweet ...
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency is the recipient of a grant to provide toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste from Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation.
LARNED - The United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th.
Roberta Jo Carr, 59, died Aug. 25 at Great Bend Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 11, 1954, in Fayette County, Ohio. Roberta was a resident of Great Bend since 1987, moving from Washington Courthouse, Ohio. She worked as a night auditor for Days Inn.
The Barton Community College music department will host auditions for its holiday musical, the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 for adults. There will be a separate audition for children only on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. Actors of all ages are encouraged to audition. The total cast number will be around 35.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session is on the agenda for discussion of personnel, and the hiring of several individuals for the Barton County campus is on the consent agenda, as well as a part-time military programs instructor. BCC has classrooms at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.
Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Sept. 2.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Jim Vopat and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains "repeal and replace," there is little agreement on what "replace" means. But if we wait until Obamacare can be repealed before developing a consensus on positive health care changes, major parts of Obamacare will be even more entrenched and its seductive goal of universal coverage may push us instead toward fully government-controlled single-payer system.