The first meeting of the Great Bend City Council Health Insurance Independent Consultant Selection Committee will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at the City Office. The meeting is open to the public. At its Sept. 4 meeting, the council voted to study hiring a consultant to help the city in bidding its insurance coverage. It named council members Dale Westoff, Dana Dawson and Randy Myers to the committee to make a recommendation. They are joined by three city staff members.
BY STEPHANIE YOUNG
Richard Shank will talk about his restoration of his family farm in Saline County when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the museum, located just south of Great Bend's Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281. Admission is free and open to the public.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech fans had pinned their basketball hopes on Billy Gillispie.
SALINA - The Salina South High School girls' tennis tournament marked the first time that Great Bend has finished out of first place in September.
MANHATTAN - There was a period during the late 1990s, back in Bill Snyder's first tenure at Kansas State, when the Wildcats annually fielded one of the best defenses in the country.
Soldiers stationed at Fort Leavenworth and civilians in the surrounding communities now have access to classes at Barton Community College via a new campus at the fort, college officials announced.
Erica Price with Chris Cakes flips a pancake, Thursday at the Prince of Peace Parish Center in Great Bend. The annual Sunflower Diversified Services Pancake Dinner featured the nimble Chris Cakes crew at an all-you-can eat dinner to raise funds benefitting area people with developmental disabilities. One person ate at least 15. The oldest person in attendance was 99-year-old Mildred Sherwood from Holton.
Barton Community College is sponsoring a student video contest open to all BCC students and to high school seniors in Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, Russell and Stafford counties. Parental consent is required for those under 18 years of age.
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The Eighth Annual Exalt the Name of Jesus area-wide event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend. This night of worship, music and celebration is sponsored by Surrendered Family Ministries. A sign language interpreter will be present.
See You at the Pole - Freedom Youth Rally will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Great Bend High School Auditorium, 2027 Morton St.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin announces its Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday at the Parish Center in Claflin.
LA CROSSE - Knights of Columbus Past Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant will make a presentation on papal memorabilia he has collected while he served a Supreme Knight. The presentation will follow a brunch to celebrate St. Michael's Feast Day on Sunday, Sept. 30, at St. Michael Catholic Church Parish Center, 917 Lincoln St., La Crosse.
I have written a number of times concerning the lifting of God's protection on the nation due to its increasing sin and its withdrawing of support from the nation of Israel. This year a documentary called "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment" was produced by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jew. I was able to watch this recently. It further substantiated this position.
Brogan Kirmer, of Claflin, is a candidate to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 12 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center, on the Washburn campus.
Matt and Amber Koch of Larned announce the birth of their son, Owen James Koch, on Nov. 1st. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Joan Demel of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday today with a card shower.
More than 500 students to participated in Pittsburg State University's fall commencement exercises Friday. Commencement exercises were held in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus.
Nine students from Fort Hays State University won scholarships for attending the inauguration ceremony of President Mirta M. Martin.
Among holiday traditions for your Better Business Bureau is the listing of the year's 12 most frequently reported scams. Most of them have been around for a long time and there's no reason to believe that their perpetrators are going to stop anytime soon. So we continue down the frosty lane of rip-offs, with 3 more of our 12 scams of Christmas.
Television these days is featuring programming about tough jobs. You have the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs with Mike Row," a huge hit. Then came oil workers in "Black Gold." Tough guys all over the country sit on their couch, holding the remote, eating their chili cheese dogs and declare, "I can do that." But none of these shows depict what is, in fact, the toughest job on the planet-playing Santa Claus to hundreds of toddlers. I know. Ten years ago I did just that, and I've been in therapy ever since.
Many fruits are out of season during the winter months, but pears are available nearly year-round, which makes them a great addition to any meal. I just bought some wonderful fresh pears locally last week so when I saw that December is National Pear Month I thought it would be a good time to share some information on buying, storing and adding pears to a healthful eating plan. Pears come in a variety of shapes, sizes and skin colors, including green, golden, yellow and red. Pears can be eaten raw or cooked. They are great as a quick snack, to ...
The following meals will be served Dec. 15 through Dec. 19. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.
Robin Fabricius, Chair of the ElderCare Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency, has announced new staff. Gaila A. Nielsen will be the Executive Director for ElderCare, Inc. Nielsen will direct the Home Care and Nutrition divisions of the agency. Nielsen was with Legend Senior Living in Topeka and Lawrence as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellinwood School District and Alterra Healthcare in Great Bend.
It is customary during the Christmas season to give generously and to support local charities. A group of employees at Van Wyk, Inc. proposed to take up a collection from their co-workers to do just that. Worthy causes were selected in each of the states where the company has terminals. Dave Van Wyk, President of Van Wyk, Inc., agreed to match dollar for dollar what was raised by employees up to a total of $2,000.