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Lessons from the land

For Kansans June, July and August are months when some of us return to our roots and visit family in rural communities across the state. Some go back to help with wheat harvest, others go home to spend time visiting with friends they have grown up with. For all it's a time to reflect and remember.

June 16, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Hejny reunion

The annual reunion of the descendents of Adam and Clara (Hanslick) Hejny was held on June 2 at the Great Bend Recreation Center. A pot luck lunch was served. Hosts for the occasion were Leonard and Luanne French with help from cousins.

June 16, 2013 | | Reunions

Barton Community College students named to President’s and Dean’s List for Spring 2013

Barton Community College has named 234 students to the President's List for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

June 16, 2013 | | Education

USS Columbus reunion

The USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 will hold a reunion on Oct. 2-Oct. 6 at the Hilton in Branson, Mo. Contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, In. 46815-4505; 260-486-2221 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time;

June 16, 2013 | | Reunions

Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, O.E.S. official visit

Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Order of the Eastern Star, Great Bend, hosted an official visit of the Worthy Grand Matron of Kansas, Dolores (Dee) Smith, and Worthy Grand Patron, Larry Swain, also of the Grand Chapter of Kansas, on May 20, at the Masonic Hall in Hoisington. The purpose of the official visit was to honor Barbara and Warren Tindall and Ruth Herman, with their 50 year pin presentations. JoAnne Massey was not present. Also honored, Robie Lewellan, 25 year recipient pin. Bobby Langston, Roger Langston, Amanda Park and Chris Zielke were not present. Dorothy Steeples and Doris West, 75 ...

June 16, 2013 | | Club News

Lobmeyer - Bahr

Albert and Therese Lobmeyer of Leoti announce the engagement of their daughter, Anita Lobmeyer, to Joey Bahr, son of Cherie Bahr of Great Bend and the late Ron Bahr.

June 16, 2013 | | Engagements

Vink - Bates

Terry and Sandra Vink of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Vink, to Jack R. Bates, son of Jim Bates of Overland park and Susan Bates of Dallas, Texas.

June 16, 2013 | | Engagements

Bailey 40th

David and Jamie Bailey celebrated their 40th anniversary with family and friends on June 9 with a pool side reception at the Best Western Motel in Great Bend.

June 16, 2013 | | Anniversaries

Genola McCarter 90th

Genola McCarter will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30 at Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road in Great Bend. Friends and family are encouraged to attend or send cards.

June 16, 2013 | | Birthdays

Club Calendar


June 16, 2013 | | Club News

USD 428 summer menu

USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.

June 16, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

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.

June 16, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


June 16, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


June 16, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Parkinson’s patients hear from guest speaker at St. Rose

An upcoming support-group session will present ways to identify and treat Parkinson's disease, along with advice about discovering new ways to get the most out of life, said Catherine Strecker of Ellinwood, PhD, who will lead the meeting.

June 16, 2013 | | Local News

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