This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Catholic Social Service, 2201 16th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Rebecca Ford with greeters Nancy Sundahl and Allene Owen. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Kansas Sidewinders will host a Casino Night fundraiser for the United Way of Barton County from 7 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 6 at 21 N. Main Street in Ellinwood. Food and beverages will be available and prizes will be awarded. Activities include casino games, raffle tickets and a silent auction. A $20 donation at the door will buy $10,000 in chips or two tickets for the raffle. Items included in the raffle are a ...
Don't Vote. You don't have to. No one's going to make you. This isn't the Soviet Union. You won't be forced from your beds and dragged to the polls against your wills. Relax. Take a chill pill. Let it go. It'll all be fine without you. Things are pretty good the way they are, aren't they? Well, OK, some stuff could be better. Then again, could be worse. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Election Day is expected to draw 100 million viewers to watch the broadcasts of today's Congressional elections. It's exactly like the World Ping Pong Championships. They happen every two years and you are pretty sure that in the end, China is going to win. The White House released logistical details Friday of President Obama's trip to India next week. He's taking 40 planes full of people ...
To most, the toilet is a functional appliance, but to thoughtful people, it can be an instrument upon which creativity blossoms.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
Patriots 28, Vikings 18 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady outscrambled Brett Favre, then kept the ball away from Tarvaris Jackson when Favre was knocked out of the game, and the New England Patriots held on to beat the Minnesota Vikings 28-18 on Sunday. Brady scrambled free to find Brandon Tate breaking free behind the defense for a 65-yard touchdown to give the Patriots the lead in the third quarter. BenJarvus Green-Ellis' first touchdown, a ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Succop got a second chance to test out his new approach to dealing with the swirling wind at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Great Bend Public Library will again offer free beginning computer classes. On Tuesdays, Nov. 9, 23 and 30, from 10:15 a.m. to noon, participants in the "Beginning Internet" will learn how to search using the search engine Google. Use of the mouse and keyboard will be covered in the first class. "Beginning Microsoft Word XP" classes will be held on Tuesdays, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn to write ...
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will consider amending the executive limitations of the college president, during a board study session set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 at the Fine Arts Building. Board study sessions are held for planning purposes only and no action is taken. Other items on the agenda include the college travel policy, strategic planning and policy that deals with the college's service region.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made four ambulance runs on Friday, four Saturday and 11 Sunday. At 8:28 a.m. Friday they checked a possible gas leak at 1608 Heizer St. There was a small grass fire half a mile west of NW 50 Ave. at 2:48 p.m., and a possible structure fire at 1401 Ninth St. was reported at 8:55 p.m., but no fire was found. There was a burn complaint ...
The Great Bend Zoo Boo drew 2,733 children and 1,532 adults to Brit Spaugh Zoo on Saturday, Zoo Director Scott Gregory reported.
Bryce Young, chief operating officer, and Bill Overbey, chief financial oficer, both of Hays Medical Center, told Pawnee County commissioners at their Oct. 18 meeting that Dr. David Sanger, M.D., would begin seeing patients on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Pawnee Valley Clinic near Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. They also gave commissioners an update about the mobile nuclear stress testing, the MRI, lab, patient and employee surveys and scheduled health fairs.
Kris's Diner, just south of the Kwik Shop, in the 1300 block of Broadway, will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The diner has been open for a few weeks.
The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the Valley Center Halloween Tournament Saturday, Oct. 30. This is the team's fifth weekend of debate competition. They have continued to bring home awards from every tournament.
Attracted by the autumn displays of chrysanthemums seen in the yards and flower gardens around town, Jeannine Girton chose these colorful flowers as her program topic for the November Garden Club meeting.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.
Activities Dec. 8-Dec. 14 Carry In Dinner - Sunday 12:30 p.m. Bring some food and enjoy visiting and dinner with friends. Free Yoga Class - Monday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class taught by Jill Hutchins, certified instructor. There is a $2 fee for each individual to participate. Blood Pressure check - Monday 11:30 a.m. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Hand waxing - Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m. ...
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 25 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - It's hard to prepare students for life after high school, but Larned High School is taking the right steps by offering opportunities for students to take online college courses when their schedule permits.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Hoisington city auditorium at 1st and Main Streets in Hoisington.
NORMAN – Okla. - Nina Mae Hale passed away on Nov. 30, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. after a brief illness. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Hazel and George Merten. She grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 7, 1952 she married Kenneth Hale in Great Bend. They raised two daughters and two sons. In 1972, the family moved ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hard as it might be to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs who won just twice last season rattled off nine straight wins this year, it may have been even harder to digest what transpired at Washington.
Today more than 380 Farm Bureau members of Kansas wrapped up business for their farm organization after debating and adopting policy statements for 2014. These policies will now become the organization's roadmap for the 2014 legislative session.