When members of the Central Kansas Partnership held a meeting with a potluck meal, the samples of hearty soups and sweet snacks were abundant. Afterward, Partnership member Janel Rose from the Barton County Health Department fielded requests for the sharing of some recipes, starting with her own recipe for Taco Soup.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Jan. 16 through March 12. It will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building just south of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3520 Lakin; the entrance is on Lincoln St.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Kung Fu Panda 2" as the first after-school movie of 2012, at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Great Bend Fire Department
A Great Bend woman spoke to Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer at 11:19 p.m. Monday, after allegedly being assaulted by an unknown male as she was walking to her residence on Marla St. She said after she was grabbed by the assailant, she used a hand-held stun device to get away. She left the residence and contacted the KHP officer, who put her in contact with the deputies.
Michael Schwager, driving while suspended, continued to Jan. 10
HOISINGTON - Flu Season is upon us and the best way to prevent the flu is through annual flu immunization. In 2010, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative started a four-year campaign to increase the number of hospital health care workers receiving annual influenza immunizations as a part of the effort to decrease health care associated infections.
BARTON COUNTY - The Kansas Department of Health and Human Environment has released the 2010 statistics on teen pregnancy in the state, and the good news is that, following a nation-wide trend, the Barton County figures are falling and at nearly twice the rate as the state average.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Oklahoma State has its chance to be in the national-championship conversation.
For the 10-year remembrances of Sept. 11 this year, many cities recalled the tragedy with monuments and public events, including Washington Township, N.J., about 20 miles from ground zero.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls' and boys' basketball games at Kinsley that were postponed on Dec. 20 have been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 13.
Syracuse is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for a fourth straight week and Pittsburgh is out of the poll for the first time since the middle of 2009-10.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken - and it likes the SEC.
The Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the winners of the second quarter entries for the Focus on the Byway photo contest. Entries for the third quarter are being accepted now, said Cris Collier, president of the visitors bureau.
Two people were injured when vehicles collided at 10:36 p.m. Monday on South U.S. 281, milepost 101 in Barton County. One was later arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alchol.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Marie K. Zink, 91, died Oct. 25 at Kearney, Neb. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
WICHITA - Robert W. "Bob" Bridges, 94, died Oct. 28 at Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita. He was born Nov. 28, 1919 at Turley, Okla. the son of Emery and Grace (Roberts) Bridges.
Three suspects were arrested around 8 p.m. Monday for allegedly selling marijuana in the area of McArthur Lake, behind Fine Mobile Home Park (5500 block of Ninth St.). A fourth known suspect fled on foot and was still at large Tuesday.
Kent E. Newport, 57, died Oct. 27 at Kansas Medical Center, Andover. He was born June 24, 1957 at Garden City, the son of John and Louise (Long) Newport. He married Karla K. Ehrlich Oct. 17, 1998 at Larned. He graduated from Garden City High School and attended both Garden City and Barton County Community Colleges.
TOPEKA - Loretta M. Gleissner, 87, of Topeka, passed away Oct. 25, in Topeka. She was born May 18, 1927, in New Baden, Ill., the daughter of Anton and Elizabeth (Mathews) Griesbaum.
COLLINSVILLE, Okla. - Wilthamina (Wilma) Simpson Nagel, resident of Collinsville, passed from this life on Oct. 25, at the age of 85 years. Wilma was born April 2, 1929, in Edinburgh, Scotland, to William and Davina (Taylor) Thomson. She was raised in Scotland, graduating high school there. At the age of 17, Wilma came to the U.S. with her only remaining sister Jane who was a war bride to begin their new life in Cabool, Mo. She later moved to Great Bend, where she began a career as a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell (later AT&T) Telephone. Wilma was ...
Clayton W. Adams, driving while suspended, fine $100, Attorney fees $75, court costs $110
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will postpone the Crane Tour scheduled for today due to lower than expected numbers of cranes. The new date is Saturday, November 1, at 5:30 p.m. Call the KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 to register for the tour – space is available in the KWEC's van, or participants are welcome to follow in their own vehicles to crane viewing sites.
The Region VI Championships lived up to its billing. Several ranked teams battled it out for the region title while Barton standout Lydia Mato did her thing in winning the meet.
It was a region stacked with ranked teams – three in the Top 10 and five in the Top 20. After placing near the bottom last season the improvement was vast this season. Especially consider that Barton standout Samson Laari nearly won the meet, taking second by the narrowest of margins.