An established national speaker, comedian, musician and budding author, Tony Wolf will be at Community Christian Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. The church is located at 253 NE 30 Road, Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – "Why are you helping me?" The woman said to Captain Nathan Algren, from Hollywood's block buster film The Last Samurai. She was carrying some items and the Captain came to help. In her surprise she commented that "Japanese men don't help with things like this."
Correction This page was updated on May 6, 2013. Derrell J. Cox was charged with criminal threat, and not criminal theft as originally reported. Great Bend Police A hit-and-run vehicle struck a vehicle parked at 3515 Broadway Ave. on Wednesday. Theft of a purse from a vehicle at 1427 Ninth St. was reported Wednesday. Unauthorized charges were made on the victim's debit card. An injury accident on 10th St. was reported at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday. ...
Sheriff Brian Bellendir said a new traffic safety program aims to reduce accidents, especially at problem areas. The first effort will take place between 7:30 and 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, on U.S. 281 from the Great Bend city limits to milepost 108. "As spring and summer approaches, there will be more traffic on central Kansas roads and highways," Bellendir noted. The Barton County Sheriff's Office is initiating this traffic safety program to help ensure ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session on container and small space gardening" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Alicia Boor, agriculture and natural resources extension agent in Barton County, will be the present information about ways to garden ...
Barton Community College will host its sixth annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 8 and 9 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.
Recycled Memorial Day flowers are being sold by Volunteers in Action. They are available week days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1025 Main, Room D 114, Great Bend, and at the RSVP thrift shop in Hoisington, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. These flowers have been fluffed by RSVP volunteers and will be sold at bargain basement prices. There are ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rain started to fall at first pitch, and by the time the Kansas City Royals' game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Thursday afternoon, Kauffman Stadium resembled a snow globe.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Public Library will begin the 2013 Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 5. The Program's theme this summer is "Dig Into Reading". In addition to the hundreds of kids' books on the shelves in the Library, Summer Reading participants will be able to choose from 67 new books that were recently donated by The Libri Foundation of Eugene, Oregon.
By Dave Ranney KHI News Service LARNED - Approximately 50 people took part in a rally Saturday, protesting working conditions at Larned State Hospital sponsored by the Kansas Organization of State Employees. "I was pretty happy with the turnout," said Mike Marvin, executive director at the Kansas Organization of State Employees. "I'd have liked to have had more, but a lot of people had to work and some were scared they might lose their jobs ...
LARNED - Jordaan Library will feature a special noon Lunch Bites program Friday on aprons.
LARNED - The first ever Larned All-School Renunion is scheduled June 7 to 9. It is for anyone who has ever attended or taught in any Larned School.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? Kim Jung Un announced he'll build a replica of London's Big Ben clock and the Eiffel Tower in a Pyongyang amusement park. It must be spring. He also asked Dennis Rodman to bring Jason Collins with him to North Korea next month and to wear something low-cut. NBA's Jason Collins came out as gay Monday and upset many traditional perceptions about NBA players. This will take some time for ...
President Obama's new "religious tolerance" consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law.
Brent and Jamie Taylor announce the birth of their son, Connor James Taylor, on April 10 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 1/4 in. long.
Earl Burroughs of Aurora, Colo. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his daughter, Anita Burroughs, granddaughter, Erica St. James and grandson Andrew St. James, all of Aurora, Colo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Lonnie Kuhn and Stephen Keller were united in marriage on May 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Ellis in a ceremony officiated by Father Virgil Kuhn. Stephen is retired from the Barton County Highway Department. Lonnie is a retired teacher. They have four daughters, Yvonne and Darel Hoffman of Crowley, Texas, Debbie and Dean Allen of Tonganoxie, Stephanie and Kirk Thompson of Topeka and the late Rebecca Ann Keller; five grandchildren, Kristen and Ricky ...
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Jon and Marilyn Reifschneider of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reifschneider, to Andrew Francis Heimann, son of William and Teresa Heimann of Hays.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.
A joint luncheon recognition was recently held for the Great Bend Optimist and Rotary Clubs. Brigadier General Vic Braden, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth was the speaker.
Great Bend Middle School announces the April and May Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Wrapping up the 12th year of the annual ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $6,910 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area. Since the inception of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower has contributed $52,038 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area.
Commencement ceremonies for NCK Tech were held in Beloit on May 10th. Students achieving a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA earned Dean's Honor Roll academic honors during the ceremony. Area students recognized are: Carpentry-Cabinetmaking: John Kubick, Ellsworth and Richard Tice, Great Bend; Advanced Computer Information Technology: Nicholas Syx – Russell; Electrical Technology: Toby J Hubka– Wilson.
Drought, flooding, extreme heat, subzero temperatures: All of these climatic events and more in Kansas can threaten the supply and affordability of the nation's beef supply. It's hard to do much about the weather, but a team of Kansas State University scientists will be trying to find solutions so cattlemen can better adapt to any future climate extremes in their grazing operations.
Remember the 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"?
Looking at wheat throughout the central region of Kansas during the first couple days of May, members of the Wheat Quality Council (WQC) labeled the crop in fairly average to slightly above average condition.