The Great Bend Middle School Band Department announces three programs in February and March that the public may attend.
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.
Mike Smith, the nation's leading weather expert, will speak at the American AgCredit Insurance Meeting on Wednesday at the Stone Ridge Country Club. Mike is the author of "WARNINGS: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather" (Greenleaf 2010), founder of WeatherData and is the Senior Vice President of AccuWeather. Mike holds the highest awards in meteorology from the American Meteorology Society along with earning 19 U.S. and foreign patents. Mike is a keynote speaker and has spoken all over the United States. His topic for the AgCredit Meeting will be the 2012 Spring and Summer Weather ...
The Parnassus Club met on Feb. 14 at Sharon Jones residence. Nancy Converse, presided. Roma Murphy was introduced as guest at the meeting.
Helen Jonas will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 29 with a card shower.
Greg and Melinda Sinn of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Kay Sinn, to Daniel Dean Siebert, son of Jim and Taunya Siebert of Wichita, formerly of Hoisington.
Leanna Jo Cummings and Ryan Bussman of Wichita announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Donald Cummings of Land O' Lakes, Fla., and Connie Holler of Wichita. Parents of the groom are Rick and Derinda Bussman of Great Bend.
Roger Hickey and Barbara and Ron Tournear, all of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marcia Hickey, to Mike Dietz, son of Delane and Lana Dietz of Great Bend.
Ray and Jacque Scheideman celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 24.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the main museum library, just south of the Ark River Bridge on Highway 281. David Barnes, Director of Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College will provide the program, Native American Art and Culture.
The following meals will be served Feb. 27 through March 2. 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.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 7 at the home of Linda Jerke. Janice Walker was co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.
The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.
If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President.
Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.
On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.
Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a possible structure fire at 600 Kansas Ave. Chief Mike Napolitano said that upon arrival they found that a man was in the basement burning the insulation off copper wire. The fire was out when units arrived; however, there was still some smoke in the building.
HOLYROOD - Norma Ruth Schaefer, 88, passed away Jan. 25 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth. She was born June 10, 1926, in Lincoln, to Anna E. (Bahls) and Neils M. Pedersen.
PAWNEE ROCK - Hazel "Alberta" Crone, 89, died Jan. 24, at her home in rural Pawnee Rock. Born July 12, 1925, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of George Albert and Hazel Olive (Colgin) Payne. On June 26, 1942, she married Francis "Roy" Crone in Iola. He died on Nov. 19, 2007. A resident of Barton County most of her life, she was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
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