BUSHTON - Bushton will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11.
ELLINWOOD- There will be a New to Ellinwood Pool Party and Ice Cream Social at the Ellinwood City Pool, 512 W. 6th, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 for the entire family.
HOISINGTON - Volunteers needed to help dig potatoes at the Community Garden. This needs to done as soon as possible. Those who volunteer pick the time to help. Call the Williamsons at 653-2165, OR call the Donovans at 653-4378 to let them know.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Slapping labels on Kansas City's new offense seems to raise the ire of the head coach.
LONDON (AP) - One 3-pointer after another, Kevin Durant shot down Argentina - and perhaps the notion that defense wins championships.
Former Barton Community College track and field athlete Tyson Gay finished fourth in the 100-meter dash at the 2012 London Olympics.
The Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool are benefitting from three grants that are earmarked for early intervention programs and playground enhancements. Both entities are owned and operated by Sunflower Diversified Services.
TOPEKA - Kansas Department of Transportation is running tests of pavement strength this week in Rush County, and will begin a paving project in Pawnee County later this week.
Great Bend Fire Department
ELLINWOOD-Ambrose Wendel, 95, died August 6 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 6, 1917 at rural Ellinwood, he was the son of Frank and Magdeline Wendel (Breitenbach).
LONDON (AP) - Pulling away from the pack with every long stride, Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and wagged his right index finger.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday morning in his room at the club's training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29.
It's a classic case of one thing leading to another, and in this instance, Heartland Cancer Center patients are the beneficiaries.
Mark Mingenback will be the guest speaker when the Touched by Cancer Support Group meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center. He'll be sharing information about the upcoming foundation auction and golf tournament.
Great Bend High School Class of 1957 reunion committee will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard, 2920 10th St. The reunion,scheduled for September 28-30, is less than two months away and class members' input would be appreciated, said Dana Foss. For more information contact Foss, email@example.com or 620-793-5811.
Barton County Sheriff's Office
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.
Bernice L. (Walters) King, 80, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Nov. 20. She was born May 27, 1934, in Catherine, to Marcellus and Severina (Karlin) Walters.
ELLINWOOD – Charles "Chuck" Frydendall, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Ellinwood on Nov. 17. Born Jan. 20, 1928, near Portis, Chuck was the oldest son of Milo and Bessie Frydendall.
ODIN - Anna M. Klug, 84, died Nov. 19 at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita. Born July 23, 1930, in Dubuque, she was the daughter of John and Regina (Schmidt) Werner. On June 4, 1947, she married Leo L. Klug, in Odin. He died on May 28, 1999. She was the postmaster at Odin. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was all about family. She loved gardening, playing games, and cooking for her family.
Pam Martin will present "Kansas Snakes at Cheyenne Bottoms" when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the BCHS Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281.
The Great Bend American Legion invites the public to help provide Christmas presents for retired military personnel at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge.
There's a new membership club in town - Shafer Gallery's League of Aesthetic Engineers. According to Gallery Director Dave Barnes, this is a group of creative individuals who will "explore the world of art-making and creative endeavor."
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes recognizing Clark Rusco as the Kansas County Engineer of the Year, an update on the county's social media efforts and the replacement of the sand dredge.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Student in Great Bend High School technology teacher Jake Hofflinger's mass production classes are getting a chance to gain some real-world insight.
It took a while for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to get things going Tuesday night but in the end it was an easy win for the Cougars. Barton returned home for the first time in five games and rolled to an 88-59 win over the Sterling JV at the Barton Gym.
It didn't take long for the outcome to no longer be in doubt. After a slow start the Barton Community College men's basketball put the pedal to the floor, rolling by the Sterling JV 114-43 at the Barton Gym Tuesday night.
The autumn dark is lengthening, which means the English-speaking, Judeo-Christian Holiday Season is about to split open wider than a crocodile mouth at the bottom of a baby duckling water slide. It begins with Columbus Day. No mail and the banks are closed. Much is to be said for starting slow. Then the downward hurtle is set off by Halloween, when people toss about candy, free, incognito.