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Chamber of Commerce welcomes Bauer as Director of Sales and Member Services

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development announces that Andrea Bauer has joined their progressive team as the new Director of Sales and Member Services. Bauer's responsibilities will include membership and sponsorship sales, event planning, program management, and other special projects. "Andrea's background in event planning and hospitality will make her a great fit in our organization," says Chamber President/CEO Jan Peters. "We are excited to bring home a Great Bend High School graduate, especially someone who is so creative and driven."

November 11, 2012 | | Business


Penka 90th

Eleanor Penka will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 25 with a card shower.

November 11, 2012 | | Birthdays


DeWitt 50th

Lewis and Dennie DeWitt will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception and dance from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Page Banquet Room. Hosts for the event will be their children, Julia and Neil Cordre, Darin DeWitt, Lindsey and Scott Ensley, all of Great Bend and Jane Skolaut of Nebraska; their nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

November 11, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Durland 50th

Gary and Mary Durland will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Great Bend Senior Center. Hosts for the event will be their children and their families, Delbert and Barbara Downey of Wright, Brian and Jeanette Standlee of Wamego, Carla Durland of Wichita, Dave and Angela Durland of Olathe, and Ron and Diane Durland and Linda Durland, all of Great Bend. The couple has 10 grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.

November 11, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Klein baby boy

Tyler and Ashley (Kuhn) Klein of Great Bend announce the birth of their son, Gannon Eric Klein, on Sept. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 in. long.

November 11, 2012 | | Births


Haltom — Ochs

Doug Haltom of Rush Center, Denise Childs of Hutchinson and Tammy Haltom of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Haltom, to Blake Ochs, son of Frank and Judy Ochs of Great Bend.

November 11, 2012 | | Engagements


Bitter —

Brent and Paula Bitter were united in marriage on Oct. 11 in Estes Park, Colo. in a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Ron Bockhaus. Parents of the bride are Beverly Hachmeister and Paul and Judy Hachmeister. Parents of the groom are Karolyn McCaslin and the late Marvin Bitter.

November 11, 2012 | | Weddings


Senior Menu

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.

November 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Monday

November 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

November 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, Central Kansas Christian Academy and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Nov. 12 through Aug. Nov. 16. 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.

November 11, 2012 | | Menus and Activities


I Know It When I See It

First, let's list the questions readers were asked to think about last week regarding animal care.

November 11, 2012 | | Agriculture


Progress Club meeting

Progress Club met on Nov. 5 at the home of Kathy Schugart. Pat Klusener and Rosemary Herrmann served as co-hostesses. There were 20 members in attendance.

November 11, 2012 | | Club News


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their 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.

November 11, 2012 | | Club News


Preceptor Pi hosts Sister Jane Belanger for program on Heartland Farm

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 6 at the home of Susan Brown. Susan Coulson served as co-hostess. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting.

November 11, 2012 | | Club News


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Short-handed Cougars do it again

There appears to be something special brewing on the hill.

January 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Why We Need a Better Sense of Humor

Boy, does the world need a better sense of humor right about now.

January 23, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Return of Satire

Decades after being dismissed by George S. Kaufman as a genre that "closes on Saturday night," satire, like the measles and mumps, is making a comeback. And in many quarters, remains the most feared of the three conditions.

January 23, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Sideline Chatter

The NFL is supposedly investigating whether the Patriots used deflated footballs in their AFC Championship game. REALLY? The only thing that was deflated last Sunday was the Green Bay Packers fans! What a giveaway! In Packerland lore, the names of Bart Starr, Fuzzy Thurston, Paul Hornung, Vince Lombardi and others are remembered forever. Now you can add the name of Packers tight end Brandon Bostick (though he may not be a Packer for long). Bostick is the Packer who had the on-side kick right in his hands and let it fall through, enabling the Seahawks to recover and win. At ...

January 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Crash Test Prez

January 23, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Local Emergency Planning Committee to meet Jan. 27

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015, election of 2015 chairperson and vice-chairperson, and a presentation on the National Public Safety Broadband Network.

January 23, 2015 | | Local News


Things found in the newspaper

By Pawnee Annie

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Commission names Pelton as board chair

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 12 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


High school scores

HIGH SCHOOL SCORES

January 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Wichita West stuns Larned, 64-63

ST. JOHN – Javon Reed made the game-winning free throw with three seconds left to lift Wichita West past Larned 64-63 in the St. John Mid-Winter Classic.

January 23, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Central Plains surprises Class 6A Junction City

CENTRAL PLAINS 51,

January 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Stafford suspect escapes search

STAFFORD - A suspect wanted on arrest warrants fled to Pratt County and escaped a search from various law enforcement agencies south of Stafford Wednesday evening.

January 22, 2015 | | News


Prayer of the Week, Jan. 23, 2015

Lord, Help our legislators, both national and state, to see keenly their responsibility to be just and fair, sensible and kind in their deliberations, so we may live in peace throughout the nation and the world. Amen

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


Church bulletin

Upcoming programs:

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


Lutheran 'rock star' writer coming to area

LINDSBORG - Bethany College and Bethany House of Studies are presenting An Evening with the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Burnett Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg.

January 22, 2015 | | Religion


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