Chris Umphres, sports supervisor and facility director at the Great Bend Recreation Commission, has successfully completed the two-year National Recreation & Park Association Directors School.
Five community service providers representing nearly 800 people with developmental disabilities from across the state met recently in Great Bend and discussed the upcoming Legislative session. The Alliance for Kansans with Developmental Disabilities includes: Creative Community Living (Winfield, Ark City and El Dorado); Disability Supports of the Great Plains (Hutchinson and McPherson); Easter Seals Capper Foundation (Topeka); Quest Services (Hiawatha); and Rosewood Services, serving the central Kansas area. The November meeting took place in the ...
Rosewood Furniture Gallery was filled with holiday cheer last Sunday with the annual "Holiday Tables Spectacular."
Sandra and I were in Lawrence for the state championship of the 5th grade football league this past week-end. The Hoisington team represented themselves and our community very well. I got some really good photographs. It is a special time for these budding athletes who still appreciate a mom's hug and their family support. The coaches donate a huge amount of time and effort for these kids. It is an expensive endeavor to travel as ...
A benefit fund to help with medical expenses for Weston Contrerez has been established at the Credit Union, 4708 10th Street in Great Bend.
Ellinwood chamber accepting vendor registrations for Christkindlmarket ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendors for its inaugural Christkindlmarket on Sunday, Dec. 1., Complete with a Living Nativity, St. Nicholas, carolers and community tree lighting, they hope to create a family-friendly, festive atmosphere in the German tradition. There are two portions to the event: afternoon and evening. There is no fee to have a booth. This is a great opportunity for artists, bakers, ...
HOISINGTON - Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins with generous hearts were among those attending the 3rd Annual Kans for Kids Auction and Dinner held Nov. 2 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus. Barton County children living with cancer and children who will attend Camp Hope in 2014 will be the beneficiaries of funds raised at the Ghoulish Gala.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring Hoisington's Annual Thanksgiving Service. This year our service will be hosted by Living Joy Community Church, located at 354 W 1st St (NW Corner of First and Vine). The service will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24.
2013 Christmas lighting to be held HOISINGTON -Come to Hoisington Friday evening, Nov. 29 as they start the Christmas season off right. The Hoisington annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce, 123 N. Main. Children are encouraged to make an outdoor Christmas ornament to hang on the lighted Christmas tree that will be in the chamber yard. Listen to Christmas carols as they wait for ...
This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Farm Bill impacts every American, every day by providing a wide range of programs that strengthen our nation.
The universe's comedy God has answered prayers of comedians everywhere who seek a sure-fire punch line: He has given them Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Ford has become a living unfunny joke.
Debra Harbert fundraiser LARNED - A bake sale fundraiser for Debra Harbert is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Carr Auction in Larned. If you would like to contribute baked goods, you can deliver your favorite goodies directly to Carr Auction at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. For information, call Kelly Moffet at 620-285-5649 or Donalda Parker at 620-804-0987. Pawnee Valley events • Pawnee Valley Sleep and Diagnostic Center will sponsor a free ...
BY TOM HUDSON The Miami Herald (MCT) There was a quiet milestone made in October that American consumers are enjoying today. For the first time since 1997, more oil was pumped out from under U.S. soil than was brought in from overseas sources. This has been hailed as a triumph of American technology, ingenuity and engineering. New methods to find and coax oil and natural gas from American bedrock have led to a spike in ...
OLATHE – Kansas State University Olathe is the site of the new Microbial Surveillance Lab, a partnership with Merck Animal Health. The lab will be a second site for the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, which is based on the Manhattan campus.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback yesterday announced a "Reading Roadmap" initiative designed to improve reading proficiency among Kansas grade school students by incorporating a wide variety of support services to educators, families and children.
Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.
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.
The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The following meals will be served Dec. 2 through Dec. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.
More than 1,000 Farm Bureau members in Kansas will gather in Manhattan on Dec. 2-4 for their organization's 95th Annual Meeting.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.