Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made nine ambulance runs Wednesday and eight Thursday. There were no fires. Great Bend Police A man in an older white Cadillac reportedly left 1001 Main without paying for $50.04 in fuel at 1:20 p.m. Thursday. A Great Bend resident reported someone using his Social Security number. A Pontiac Firebird driven by Lakyn Dalton was southbound on Morphy St. at 3:04 p.m. Thursday and struck a Mercury Mountaineer driven by ...
HOISINGTON- Clara Barton Hospital joins hospitals across the country in celebration of National Nurses and National Hospital Weeks, May 6-12 and May 12-18, respectively.
Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank Jack and Sara Love for opening the "Up N Rollin Skate Center". I would also like to thank Karmi Green with the Prairie Enterprise Project for all the help of making this a reality for their new business. I know it took alot of family, friends and volunteers to open this fun place for our children and it takes alot of the same people to help run ...
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo ...
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."
Dear Editor; The spirit of generosity is definitely alive in Barton County. As the new volunteer coordinator for Volunteers In Action, I have seen firsthand the example our community sets for caring about their neighbors. The Check Out Hunger Food bank drive held the first weekend of April showed our young volunteers from Holy Family, Girls Scouts and the Barton County Youth Care how much Barton County residents want to take care of each other. ...
Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1949, in Great Bend, he was the son of Ralph and Isbell M. (Moses) Wesley. On July 12, 1986, he married Thanh Tran in Great Bend. A longtime resident of Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Wesley Vending. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid KU, K-State, and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He was a ...
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.
LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.
Fort Larned archeology activities scheduled FORT LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site will host archeology activities for children ages 8 to 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. A trunk from the Kansas State Historical Society, "Puzzles from the Past, Problem Solving through Archeology," will be on display and available for exploration. Kansas Archeology Association member Norman Dye will lead a field activity consisting of flagging and examining artifacts and other "finds". ...
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team took second place at the Newton Invitational on Thursday evening.
Ryan and Katie Thurman announce the birth of their son, Grady Ryan Thurman, on March 24 in Lawrence. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Brent and Jamie Taylor announce the birth of their son, Connor James Taylor, on April 10 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 1/4 in. long.
Earl Burroughs of Aurora, Colo. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his daughter, Anita Burroughs, granddaughter, Erica St. James and grandson Andrew St. James, all of Aurora, Colo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Lonnie Kuhn and Stephen Keller were united in marriage on May 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Ellis in a ceremony officiated by Father Virgil Kuhn. Stephen is retired from the Barton County Highway Department. Lonnie is a retired teacher. They have four daughters, Yvonne and Darel Hoffman of Crowley, Texas, Debbie and Dean Allen of Tonganoxie, Stephanie and Kirk Thompson of Topeka and the late Rebecca Ann Keller; five grandchildren, Kristen and Ricky ...
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Jon and Marilyn Reifschneider of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reifschneider, to Andrew Francis Heimann, son of William and Teresa Heimann of Hays.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.
A joint luncheon recognition was recently held for the Great Bend Optimist and Rotary Clubs. Brigadier General Vic Braden, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth was the speaker.
Great Bend Middle School announces the April and May Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Wrapping up the 12th year of the annual ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $6,910 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area. Since the inception of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower has contributed $52,038 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area.
Commencement ceremonies for NCK Tech were held in Beloit on May 10th. Students achieving a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA earned Dean's Honor Roll academic honors during the ceremony. Area students recognized are: Carpentry-Cabinetmaking: John Kubick, Ellsworth and Richard Tice, Great Bend; Advanced Computer Information Technology: Nicholas Syx – Russell; Electrical Technology: Toby J Hubka– Wilson.
Drought, flooding, extreme heat, subzero temperatures: All of these climatic events and more in Kansas can threaten the supply and affordability of the nation's beef supply. It's hard to do much about the weather, but a team of Kansas State University scientists will be trying to find solutions so cattlemen can better adapt to any future climate extremes in their grazing operations.
Remember the 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"?
Looking at wheat throughout the central region of Kansas during the first couple days of May, members of the Wheat Quality Council (WQC) labeled the crop in fairly average to slightly above average condition.