USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 1 through June 24 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
Calista Stuart, of Great Bend, will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 15 with a card shower.
Wayne and Carol Prather of Sterling announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Kay Prather, to Benjamin Charles Gaeth, son of Randall and Teresa Gaeth of Solon, Ohio. Mallory is the granddaughter of William and Dorothy Stoss of Great Bend.
Dennis and Dianne Call will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a trip to Winter Park, Colo. in July with their children, Chad and Shannon Somers of Great Bend, John and Stephanie Hixson of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Chad and Sarah Nelson of Shawnee; and their five grandchildren, Ellyson, Ethan and Eli Somers and Jack and Luke Hixson.
Kobus and Darcie Van Der Vyver announce the birth of their son, Vence Andre Van Der Vyver, on May 2 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. and was 22 1/2 in. long.
Daniel and Norma Jacobs, of Great Bend, celebrated their 55th anniversary on June 2 with a private gathering.
Kenneth and Mildred Siebert of St. John will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner at Highland Hotel in Great Bend.
Eldon Myers will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 6 with a card shower.
Harold and Kay Augustine of Hutchinson, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a weekend in Kansas City, Mo. in June with their children.
Hello Barton County! My name is Rena Berrett and I am the 2011 summer intern at the Barton County Office of K-State Research and Extension. This fall I will be a senior in Agricultural Business Management at Oregon State University. I just finished a year long exchange for the 2010-2011 school year where I studied at Kansas State University through the National Student Exchange Program.
John and Judy Smith will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 19 by renewing their vows at Community Christian Church. The will spend time with their daughter Stacy L. Smith and granddaughter Emily Peterman of Manhattan. They plan a trip to celebrate.
J.T. and Staci Massieon announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Constance Massieon, on May 5 at Mercy Regional Hospital in Manhattan. She weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and was 17 1/2 in. long. Grandparents are Ed Batchman of Otis, Connie and Ron Oetken of Olmitz and Bobby and Katie Massieon of Wamgeo.
Edith June (Smith) Treece will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 25 with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway. Hosts for the event will be her son, Randall of Wichita and her life-long friend, Louise Gunn of Great Bend.
Monday, April 21
Plans for holding Earth Day 2014 switched to high gear following Mayor Mike Allison's proclamation encouraging residents from Great Bend and nearby communities to celebrate Earth Day 2014 on Sunday at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. This event is from noon to 4 p.m. and free to all. Food will be sold during the afternoon.
A dinner and raffle fundraiser for Kadin White medical expenses will be held at 6 p.m. on May 17 at the Ellinwood American Legion. Free will donations will be taken for the dinner. Raffle tickets are $10 or five for $40. To donate for raffle tickets message Roch Miller II at 620-786-0405; Ryan Wirtz at 620-617-1355; Shannon Peterson at 620-639-5919; Joe Vinduska at 785-393-4882; or call Toyia Roblyer at 620-796-2133.
You'd think Americans have enough stuff to worry about. Severe drought desiccating a third of the country. A political system whose major talent is demonstrating stasis in action. The rich using the poor as fleshy paving stones for the road to mansions on the hill. Ben Affleck as Batman.
Have you heard we live in an oligarchy? Perhaps you've been told America is a plutocracy? Is that because of widespread demagogy?
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include prgram changes at Great Bend Middle School; approval of administrator retirement and licensed teacher resignatioins; and supplement salary committee recommendations. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.
TOPEKA – Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday.
BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Kylie Lamatsch, Aubrey Oberle and Kealy Burris as the April Students of the Month.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.
CLEVELAND - The squirrel was fearless.
BOSTON - "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.
ELLINWOOD - Kyle Oglesbee's athletic career nearly never was.