Great Bend High School senior, Colby Barton, was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
The League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold its monthly meeting at noon on April 12, an the Club at StoneRidge. The program will be provided by Jane Belanger of Heartland Farms who will be discussing climate change. Time will be provided for questions from the floor and discussion. Lunch will be from the menu. The public is invited to attend and participate.
Army National Guard Pvt. Tyler J. Brough has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green, with greeters John Sullivan and Shay Kasselman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Lois Mosiman will celebrate her 85th birthday on April 13 with a surprise card shower.
Bill and Louise Besperat of Timken will celebrate their 60th anniversary on April 16, with a card shower.
Wayne and Theresa Schremmer of Wichita, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a square dance/variety dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on April 27 at the Andover Community Center, 1008 East 13th Street, in Andover. Hosts for the event will be their children, Paula White, Pamela Long, Mark Schremmer, Brenda Rauber and Steve Schremmer; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Nathan Jay and Shannon Marie Clanton announce the birth of their daughter, Zavannah May Clanton on March 19 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 18 in long. She has a 5 year old big sister, Taiya Marie Clanton.
Gary and Cindy Parr and Kevin and Jamie Miller, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Sue Parr, to Corey Dean Long, son of Bob and Donna Long.
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.
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The Parnassus Club met on March 8, at the home of Sharon Jones with ten members present. The winners for this year's Music Scholarship auditions were announced as follows: piano – 1st – Hannah Mosier; piano – 2nd – Taylor Fry; piano – 3rd – Hannah Wilborn; voice – 1st – Andrew Koster; voice – 2nd – Holly Mosier; voice – 3rd – Rachel Herter; voice - Honorable mentions – Estella Schumacher and Joelle Keith.
The Kansas Department of Transportation today announced approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting was held March 16, in Topeka.
The Great Bend Saddle Club's Third Annual Trail Ride will be held on April 16, rain or shine. Sign in is from 9 to 10 a.m. at Stone Lake in Great Bend. The Pawnee County Humane Society visit and play for poker hands will from 10 to 11 a.m. with the ride out at 11 a.m. Poker hands are $5 each or five for $20. A bag of pet food must be brought to ride and riders need to bring a sack lunch for the trail. General trail ride rules apply. No stallions. At 2 p ...
Are you an unsung hero? Do those you encounter not appreciate the "real" you? Must you always having the last word?
Jeb Bush insists he's not his brother's keeper, but, alas, he's stuck being his brother's baggage schlepper.
Great Bend Wrestlers competed at the Gun Smoke Nationals in Dodge City on Feb 14, and had 17 placers.
The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor will chair the meeting. Treasurer Lenny Gales will accept dues of $20 from those who have not paid.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.
Antique and collectibles appraisers to be in Ellinwood
Barton County Jail
OREM, Utah - Delpha Irene Freeman Douglas died Feb. 20th. Born July 11, 1905, at Bogard, Carrollton County, Mo., she was the daughter of John Franklin Freeman and Alice Virginia Smith Freeman. On Aug. 2, 1924, she married Charlie Nelson Douglas in Anthony. He died on Sept. 17, 1981.
HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 84, died Feb. 22, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1930, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.
ALBERT - LoRay D. George, 83, died Feb. 21, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in La Crosse. Born Sept. 1, 1931, in rural Albert he was the son of Herman "H. D." and Hilda "A. C." (Tammen) George. On Aug. 21, 1959, he married Anna Mae Wheeler at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. She preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2002. A lifelong resident of Rush County he was a farmer.
LARNED - Larry L. Fleske, 55, passed away Feb. 20, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 9, 1959, in Great Bend, he was the son of Walter W. and Rena J. Eveleigh Fleske. On Jan. 14, 1989, he married Sharon L. Horne in Great Bend. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned he was farmer/stockman.
I am sure that a lot of you have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and know Hedwig, the Snowy Owl that also appeared in the movies. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie about the Snowy Owl, I would encourage you to read and go see it to immerse yourself in a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird. If you opt out of that, I would suggest that you might spend some time at the Cheyenne Bottoms and see the real deal. We have had one of these beauties in Pool 4 for ...