Jerry Wendel presents an award for 25 years of service to Rosy Tomlin, director of the Great Bend Senior Center, Saturday, Feb. 2, which was also her birthday. The Senior Center, located at 2005 Kansas Ave., started Dec. 15, 1987, and Tomlin started working there on Feb. 2, 1988. The well attended gathering also celebrated years of service for other employees and volunteers at the center.
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a soup supper from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the American Legion Post No. 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. There will be four kinds of soup, as well as coffee or tea and dessert, for $6. Open to members and guests.
ELLINWOOD - Annalee Luebbers, 79, died Feb. 2 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Dec. 8, 1933 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Schwamborn Kowalsky. In 1952 she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 4, 1952 she married Norbert Luebbers in Ellinwood. He died on March 24, 2012. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a cook for Ellinwood Grade School and a homemaker.
Melinda Suzanne Meyer, 49, died Feb. 2 at her home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 23, 1964 in La Crosse, she was the daughter of Richard and Twila (Basgall) Krom. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was the former owner of Mel's Antiques.
Seven Ellinwood High School band students recently attended the 20th annual Concert Band Clinic at Kansas State University. They went through an audition process upon arrival at the event. From the audition, the students were placed in six different concert bands.
The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.
The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.
This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.
A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.
One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.
Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.
North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.