Don and Jean Kimber of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 27 with a family dinner and card shower.
Jeremy and Joni Burkhart of Overland Park announce the birth of their son, Nolan Dean Burkhart on Dec. 27. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Tyler and Caicey Crutcher announce the birth of their daughter, Christine Kay, on Dec. 14 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19 in. long. She is welcomed home by a big sister, Claire.
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.
The following meals will be served Jan. 23 through Jan. 27. 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.
Barton County Sheriff Greg Armstrong announces he has filed for reelection in the upcoming 2012 election as a Republican candidate for Barton County Sheriff.
While a sluggish economy continues to undermine the job market and business growth, cosmetics powerhouse Mary Kay is breaking records reporting a 15 percent increase in sales in 2011.
Eighteen certified public accountants from around the state of Kansas have been selected to participate in the fourth 20 up to 40 Leadership Program offered by the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Preceptor Pi and Theta Master chapters of Beta Sigma Phi had their Sister Chapter Social Jan. 17 at First Christian Church.
The Central Kansas Partnership has formed a Suicide Prevention Task Force that will have its organizational meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, at Barton County Health Department WIC Conference Room. The group will meet to discuss suicide prevention goals and possible strategies to increase awareness of signs of suicide and what community members can do. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th Street. Items on the agenda include using district vans for the 2012 Driver Education instruction, and approval of teacher retirements. Riley Principal JoAnn Blevins and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Riley Elementary School.
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The Great Bend Evening Lions Club will not meet Monday, due to the Labor Day holiday. Instead, the next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington. Anyone interested in the Lions Club is welcome.
There will be no Touched by Cancer support group meeting for the first week of September. There will be one meeting for the month, at 5:15 pm. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. in Great Bend.
CLAFLIN - Elfrieda Alice Mantz, 95, died Aug. 28 at Golden Living Center, Wilson. She was born Feb. 18, 1919, at Claflin, the daughter of Max Frederick and Mary Otillie (Kafka) Schlessiger.
UTICA - Patricia Ann (Hill) Stutz, 81, passed away Aug. 27, at her home near Utica, after a short illness. Born June 11, 1933, in Carthage, Mo., she was the daughter of Lee C. and Nellie P. (Berkebile) Hill. She grew up and attended school in Carthage, Mo. After graduation from Carthage High School in 1951, she worked at Big Smith (jeans) Company in Carthage, Mo., and volunteered with USO entertainers at Camp Crowder Army Base near Neosho, Mo. On Feb. 6, 1955, she married William Robert Stutz of Utica, in Carthage, Mo. He survives of the home where they have ...
Gloria A. Janatello, 87, died Aug. 29, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 12, 1926, in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Domingo and Ruth (Barth) Scotti. On Dec. 25, 1943, she married Peter Janatello in Great Bend. He died on Feb. 27, 2008. She was a lifetime resident of Great Bend and Barton County.
Sister Bertilla Brungardt, 86, died Aug. 28, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend. Born Dec. 17, 1927, in Liebenthal as Germana Brungardt, Sister Bertilla was the daughter of the late Adam Joseph and Josephine Heili Brungardt. She was raised by her father and stepmother, Emma Wasinger Quint Brungardt. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community on Sept. 10, 1944, and pronounced her first vows on Aug. 13, 1947. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2012.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ryan Mueller still finds it hard to talk about one year later.
Not since Superman has a fella made such a big impression when he took of his eyeglasses. Turns out, the sexy new specs were a disguise all along. This is the Rick Perry we thought we were getting in 2012 before he crashed and burned onstage. But he's back, baby, and if he can keep it up it just might be change Republicans can believe in.
Happy Friday, everybody, and God Bless America.
Ken Degenhardt will play old time music with his accordion at the Sterling House in Great Bend starting at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The public is invited.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Learning Center, located at 209 E. 6th Street in Larned, is currently enrolling students for the 2014-2015 school year. Open enrollment will continue through Sept. 19 and is offered free of charge. The program provides classes to anyone over the age of 18 who wants to earn a high school diploma.